February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Black History Month

The community is invited to attend “A Day Of Unity” Saturday at 10 a.m. on Court Square. There will be food, gospel music and entertainment. See page 2A for more information Wesley More...

Kenneth Hall to lead Chamber in 2016

The 66th annual Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting was held Friday night in the Bynum Conference Center in the chamber’s Alexander Buiding. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center. BIRTHDAYS: Alex Davis, Ric Hall THURSDAY, FEB. 4 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. BIRTHDAYS: Bess Mills, Shannon Harper More...

‘Day of Unity’ to be held on Court Square

The community is invited to attend “A Day Of Unity” on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. around the Blakely Court Square. There will be singing by the Blakely Mass Choir, New Believers and Perfect Praise Quartet. More...

Bingo night at Kolomoki Park

Are you and your loved one looking for something to do on Valentines day weekend? Are you and your friends in need of a night out away from home? Come join us for a fun evening of Bingo Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. More...

Religion

Have you carried your needs to Jesus?

Sunday School Lesson

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CHURCH NEWS

Macedonia Pastor Rev. Donnie Williams and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church invite everyone to attend their annual youth revival Feb. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Micah Harris will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. New Zion More...

THANKS

The family of Mr. Hubert Mitchell Sr. are humble and gratefully appreciative for all the phone calls, flowers, food, visits and prayers. Thank you for thinking about us and for all you have done for us during this time. More...

Campus

HOSA has busy year at ECHS

The HOSA chapter at Early County High School, with over 85 members, started the year off with Careers Day. The students prepared their resume and learned about different careers and interview skills. More...

Blood Drive scheduled for Feb.24

The Early County HOSA Healthcare Science Department will sponsor the One-Blood blood drive Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All donors will receive a fleece blanket along with a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol check. More...

Bradley Enfinger wins first ever ECMS geography bee

The first geography bee at Early County Middle school was held Jan. 22 in the John R. Harris Media Center. Seven finalists participated in the final round with eighth grader Bradley Enfinger as the winner of the final school round. More...

Chamber Membership Dinner photos have been added to “Photo Galleries"

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County fields E911 questions

Monday night’s discussion of the county’s decision to move the E911 budget and supervision from Public Safety to County Administration was contentious at times. More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their February meeting Monday night at the Theater. More...

BDH&DD regional meeting

The Regional Advisory Council of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will hold their Region 4 meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. More...

Editorials

For Pete’s Sake!

Mumbles

I was sad this morning to learn of the passing of a familiar character who seemed to always be around. Pete Marshall is a name too many of you are not familiar with. More...

Learn the rules of the road

Other Voices

We ran an article last week that was designed to help people understand a number of traffic laws that, if you spend any time driving on a highway, you know people have no clue about that. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Nathaniel Salter

Retired U.S. Army

Nathaniel “Nate” Salter, 61, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. Mr. Salter was born in Blakely Nov. 20, 1955, to the late Murray and Nella Mae Shorter Salter. More...

Johnny Freeman

Johnny “Bunn” Freeman, 71, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Freeman was born June 11, 1944, to the late Neal Freeman Sr. and Armie Price Freeman. More...

Society

Durham-Raines

Mr. and Mrs. Ladon Durham proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Danica Lee Durham, to Boyce Adam Raines II, both of Blakely, Ga. Mr. More...

Atkinson-Davis

Jonathan Atkinson, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Casey Kelley, all of Donalsonville, Georgia, proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Victoria Atkinson, to Denver Hewitt Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

King-Storey

Mr. and Mrs. Mark King of Lenoir City, Tenn., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Rebecca King, to Joshua Chadwick Storey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Storey of Blakely, Ga. More...