August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PCHE ‘March to Rapid Results’ award winner

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early has been recognized as a “March to Rapid Results” award winner. More...

City adopts mixed drink ordinance

The Blakely City Council adopted a consumption by the drink ordinance at the Aug. 5 council meeting at City Hall. The referendum providing for the sale of alcohol by the drink in the city was approved by voters May 20. More...

HOPE Clinic Saturday

The Hope Clinic for those who have little or no health insurance will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Calhoun County Middle School in Edison. Many services will be provided. This is a free clinic. More...

‘We Run This Town’ 5K Sept. 6

The ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening run around the square in Blakely and will feature some of the murals around town. More...

Other News

Habitat volunteers needed

Jerry Nix Construction has donated the labor to frame another Habitat for Humanity house. The future home of the Johnathan Hilton family, located on Meadowbrook Drive, was framed in just two days with Nix and John Bartlett supervising. More...

Photo contest deadline approaching

Only a few days remain in the Southwest Georgia Farm Credit 2014 Photo Contest, so get out your cameras and start snapping! The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 25. More...

What’s in your 21st century survival kit?

Of the 1,272 federal disaster declarations issued in the last decade, more than half were classified as major disasters. These include calamities such as floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, winter storms and others. More...

Religion

An appeal for reconciliation

2 Corinthians 6:1-7:4

In the minds of many people, it is easy to equate reconciliation and compromise. These two ideas are not synonyms. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Area Ministers All area ministers are invited to a time of fellowship and prayer at Blakely Church of God today, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. We will begin the process of planning the annual Thanksgiving Gathering Service. Please call Rev. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Society

Bednarz-Watson vows exchanged

Miss Jane Bednarz and Mr. Joshua Ryan Watson were married at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Southside Baptist Church in Blakely. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bednarz Jr. of Conyers, Ga. More...

Sports

Bobcat volleyball team

Members of the 2014-2015 Early County Bobcat volleyball team are, from left kneeling, Madison Perez, Deja Lee, Tia Johnson; standing, Iesha Lee, D’Asia Daniel, Yantoria Smith, Bianca Foster, Ty More...

ECHS softball off to a great start

The Early County High School softball team is on a roll, winning all of their games last week, most by scoring an astonishing number of runs. More...

‘We Run This Town’ 5K planned for Sept. 6

The ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening run around the square in Blakely and will feature some of the murals around town. More...

Breaking News - 11:04 AM

Fred Large passed away Wednesday AM  Free Access 

The News received word early Wednesday morning that Fred Large had passed away.When he did not show up at Smitty's this morning he was found dead at his home.More information will be sent as we learn more. More...

Warriors will host Westwood Friday

2014 Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors

Southwest Georgia Academy headmaster Matt Dalrymple told Rotarians last week, “It was good that we interviewed Coach Folmar in January before the gnats got here!” The new coach has had plenty of time to get use to the gnats while the Warr More...

NOTICE: Bagged garbage ONLY!

Two of Early County’s household trash compactors are now in operation. More...

Wrestling returns Saturday

The Early County High School gym will be filled with wrestling fans Aug. 23 to see matches between a wide variety of wrestlers. There will be six exciting matches beginning at 8:15 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. the day of the event. More...

Scavenger Hunt!

The Early Choices’ GENRx “Where’s the Box” scavenger hunt encourages everyone to take photos of miniature drug drop boxes and post it on the Early Choices’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlychoices. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAYS: Harold W. Still, Christy M. Still THURSDAY, AUG. 21 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor’s office More...

Editorials

Life with puppy

My friends were full of warnings when I decided earlier this year to get a new puppy. “Puppies are a lot of work,” one friend said. “They are like taking care of a baby.” “There go your carpets,” said another. More...

Political Cartoon

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Snakes and alligators

While the media is all consumed with all the carrying on in Missouri, big things are going on else where. Really big things. And one small one. More...

Obituaries

Bo Pete Jenkins

Retired Farmer

Thurman Wilburn “Bo Pete” Jenkins, 82, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. More...

Marva R. Jones

Marva R. Jones, 49, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Miss Jones was born April 28, 1941, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Willie and Gwendolyn Jones. More...

Curtis Duke

Retired

Curtis Warren Duke, 82, of Leary, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Duke was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Edison, Ga., to the late Homer Duke and Lula Mae Geeslin Duke. More...

Campus

Southwest Georgia Academy begins 45th year of operation

Southwest Georgia Academy began its 45th year of operation Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The day began with faculty, parents and students gathering around the flag pole for prayer to begin the new school year. Teachers reported Aug. 5 for pre-planning. More...