July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Runoff results ONLINE!

Voters in Early County and across Georgia went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the General Primary Runoff. More...

Kolomoki’s first superintendent

“When Mr. Collier discusses plans for improvements... his eyes light up with interest and enthusiasm...”

(Publisher’s note: The following article about the early development of our state park and its first superintendent was written by Albany Herald state news correspondent Ellen Cowart and appeared in the July 10, 1950, Albany Herald. Mr. More...

Live animals at Kolomoki Saturday

Afraid of turtles... love snakes... nightmares filled with alligators? The “Live Animal” program at Kolomoki Mounds State Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26 may help you conquer your fears. More...

Other News

Bald Eagle nesting platforms installed in Clay County

A substantial population of our national emblem already exists around Lake Walter F. George. More...

Report illegal dumping

To report illegal dumping call the Code Enforcement Office at 723-5163. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. To report illegal dumping violations afterhours contact the Early County Sheriff’s Office at 723-3577. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events More...

Religion

Christ died for the sins of man

1 Corinthians 14:1-26 More...

Oldest members honored at Mt. Olive

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Dr. Willie Ross Jr. and the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church family honored their oldest members in appreciation for years of service. Dr. Willie Ross, Jr. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual vacation bible school now through Friday, July 25 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. All children and adults are invited to attend. Wesley Chapel More...

Society

White-Broyles

Mr. and Mrs. L. Allen White Jr. of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Lynne White of Valdosta, Ga., to David Alan Broyles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Broyles of Valdosta. More...

Save time with fast meals

Warm weather provides a great opportunity to slow down and savor time spent having fun in the great outdoors. But time spent away from home often leads to meals made on the fly or last-minute jaunts to a nearby fastfood restaurant. More...

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Perdue defeats Kingston

Businessman David Perdue defeated 11-term Republican Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday’s General Primary Runoff and will now face Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn in the November General Election in the race to fill Senator Saxby Chambliss’ vaca More...

SGA Back-to-School

The new school year is also justaround the corner for SouthwestGeorgia Academy with studentsscheduled to return to the classroomsThursday, Aug. 7.SGA parents should also mark thefollowing dates on their calendars.K-5 OrientationMonday, Aug. More...

18th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run

A typical warm, muggy July morning turned dark and blustery moments before a sudden downpour less than 20 minutes into the 18th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run last Saturday morning. More...

Education Celebration Sunday

Blakely First United Methodist Church invites everyone to be a part of “The Blessings of Christian and Public Education Celebration” Sunday, July 27. Donuts and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. More...

Shoulder Tap Operation

Did you know it is illegal to purchase alcohol for anyone under 21? With the help of the Early County Sheriff’s Department, Early Choices conducted a “Shoulder Tap” operation Friday evening. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Miracle Carter ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Heath THURSDAY, JULY 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Editorials

Stupid is as stupid does

I do my best to be upbeat about things. I know we have issues in America. But I don’t think our nation is going down the drain because we have an ineffective president and a do-nothing Congress. More...

I’ve got ‘shotgun’

Most mamas teach their children good manners. They do so without thinking. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Jeannine Houston

Homemaker

Jeannine Still Houston, 84, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. More...

Benjamin Powell Sr.

Elder Benjamin Powell Sr., of South Carolina, formerly of Blakely, Ga., and brother of the late Phillip Powell Sr., died Thursday, July 17. Funeral services are Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. More...

Tommy Miller Jr.

Retired State Trooper

Arthur Thompson “Tommy” Miller Jr., 62, of Quitman, Ga., died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Tallahassee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born Oct. 31, 1951, to the late Arthur Thompson Miller Sr. and Betty Ruth Wells. More...

Campus

Area students earn scholarships

Aaron Harrell and Matthew Stuart, of Arlington, and Ashley Dunnigan and Jessica Still, of Blakely, have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year. More...

Early County 4-Hers attend Senior Extreme camp

Spending a week in the great outdoors is just what a couple of Early County 4-H’ers did this summer. More...

4-H camp season comes to a close

The 4-H camping season has come to a close for Early County. The last camp of the season was Wilderness Challenge Camp at Camp Wahsega in Dahlonega, Ga., July 14 through July 18. More...