September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County, BOE set 2014 tax millage

The Early County Board of Commissioners and the Early County Board of Education have set their millage rates for 2014. The Board of Commissioners held a called meeting Tuesday morning to set the tax levy for 2014 for Early County. More...

Homecoming Parade Oct. 2

The ECHS homecoming parade will be Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Everyone interested in participating in the parade is asked to call Mary Beth at 724- 5337. More...

Blood drive Sept. 22

Bainbridge State College will have a blood drive Monday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Blood Mobile located at the Early County campus at 40 Harold Ragan Dr., Blakely. More...

Genealogy meeting

Finding My Past: The Genealogy Society of Early County will meet 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Community Education Building in the Early County Museum on North Main Street. More...

Other News

Rep. Greene honored in Blakely

Representative Gerald Greene was honored with a community reception Monday evening in the Bynum Conference Center at the Blakely- Early Chamber of Commerce on Court Square. More...

Drug arrest made here

A Blakely man faces charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license. Investigators arrested Kelcey Stapleton, 33, Aug. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Religion

Anticipation of a new future

Jeremiah 32 It is easy for humans to attempt to compartmentalize life. We try to separate spiritual from material, social from spiritual, and any other distinctions that we can design. However, life is a total experience. More...

THANKS

For all the kindness you have shown, we thank you very much. For sympathy in sorrowing days, for friendships healing touch. With gratitude our hearts are full, though words cannot convey, the tender thoughts and thankfulness, we hold for you today. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have an “Old Fashion Sing” Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. with hymns, prayers and instruments relevant to yesteryear and Camptown meetings. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Warriors fall to Southland 42-3

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors took on the Southland Academy Raiders in Damascus Friday, Sept. 12. The final score of the game was 42-3 in Southland’s favor. More...

Lady Warriors winning

The Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors softball team is sporting a 8-2 record around the half-way mark of the 2014 season. The Lady Warriors opened the season with a 15-6, five-inning, fiverun rule win over Deerfield Windsor in Albany. More...

Lady Cats boast impressive wins

The Early County varsity softball team played Thomasville Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Ray Knight Sportsplex in a region game. The Bobcats defeated Thomasville 16-4 in four innings. More...

PCA trial goes to the jury

Jury deliberations began Friday in the federal trial of three Peanut Corporation of America company officials in connection with the 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more. More...

It’s time for your flu shots

The Early County Health Department and the Southwest Public Health District’s other county health departments are now offering seasonal influenza vaccinations. More...

SGA Homecoming

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected representatives for the 2014 Homecoming Court which will be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 prior to the Warriors’ game with Dawson Street Christian Academy. More...

SGA honors champions

Southwest Georgia Academy will honor the coaches, players, managers and cheerleaders of SGA’s championship teams from ’87, ’88, ’89 and ’93 during halftime of Friday night’s game in Damascus. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAYS: Mallie Cecilia Brackin, Deanna Murkerson, Will McLain THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

Will my phone replace my wallet?

I’ve always been a big fan of technology and I’ve usually wanted to own the latest, greatest gadgets. I was one of the first among my friends to own a computer, among the first to have an email address. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The power of the switch

Switching is in the news after an NFL player was charged with child abuse after using a switch to discipline his child. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Ray Bostwick Jr.

Kenneth Ray “Keith” Bostwick Jr., 52, of Casselberry, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Bostwick was born May 13, 1962, in Blakely, Ga., to Kenneth Ray Bostwick Sr. More...

Sammy Jordan

Retired Executive

James Samuel “ Sammy” Jordan, 82, of Blakely, Ga., passed away from this life into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Mr. Jordan was born Nov. More...

Mobley Howell

Statesman

Mobley Howell, 94, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his home in Thomaston, Ga. Mr. Howell was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Omar Howell and Lottye Smith Howell. More...

Campus

ECES first grade reads “Wizard of Oz”

The first grade classes at Early County Elementary School finished reading their first novel, the Wizard of Oz, last week. More...

9/11 remembered at middle school

Sixth graders at Early County Middle School remembered 9/11 with four members of the Early County Fire Department. More...

Cody named to All Academic football team

John Cody, a senior at Thomson High School, son of Brian and Lisa Cody of Thomson and grandson of Gene and Tommie Mobley of Blakely, was recently named to the Class AAAA Pre-Season All Academic Team by Georgia High School Football Magazine. More...