January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE to sue county over TAVT tax?

The Early County Board of Education voted at their Thursday board meeting to schedule a special meeting with their attorney to consider filing a lawsuit to recover misappropriated TAVT funds (Title Ad Valorem Tax on vehicles).  More...

Crowdis Run Saturday

The Early County Bicentennial celebration gets underway Saturday with the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk. The 5K and 10K races will both begin at 9:15 a.m. More...

Can we draw American Pickers into celebration?

The News has learned of a possibility to give Early County’s Bicentennial Celebration national exposure on the History Channel.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg. More...

GDOT SW district prepped for winter storm Inga

Southwest district Georgia Department of Transportation crews began pre-treating bridges and overpasses at 9 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

Daily Events JAN. 22 - 11 a.m. - Show & Tell. Lunch: Smothered chicken w/mushrooms, creamed potatoes, Italian green beans, fruit cobbler. JAN. 23 - 10:15 a.m.- 11 a.m. Physical Fitness, 11 a.m. Primary Care blood pressures. More...

Religion

A prayer for an obedient faith

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 9:1-19  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rocky Ridge  Rocky Ridge Baptist Church will host a Benefit Gospel Sing Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Remedy Harper Trio with Tom Hayes Rocky Ridge Trio. Church is located 4 miles north of Donalsonville on Hwy 39N. More...

Society

‘Giving on Game Day’ project raised money for charities

The Early County Middle School’s “Giving on Game Day” project raised over $800 for charities. More...

Johnson wins geography bee

Emanuel Johnson, an eighth grade student at Early County Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Jan. 9 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  More...

Spelling bee winners announced at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Scripps National Middle School Spelling Bee competition, Wednesday, Jan. 10.  More...

Flu cases escalating!

With reports of escalating flu cases across Southwest Georgia, everyone who has not already done so is strongly urged to get their flu shots as quickly as possible! More...

MLK Day activities

Councilman Al Hutchins, pictured with wife Alice, was marshal of Monday’s parade which was enjoyed by many kids. The crowd enjoyed activities on Court Square following the parade. More...

TSPLOST projects sought

The Early County Board of Commissioners took the first step in calling for a TSPLOST referendum last week, sending the following letter to the mayors of Blakely, Arlington, Damascus and Jakin.  More...

Community Health Forum

The   Early County Partnership for Health will hold a community forum Thursday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Early County Courthouse.  More...

Annual Chamber Banquet

The   Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet, will be Feb. 6 at Kolomoki Mounds Camp Hicita dining hall.  Entertainment will feature music by the Back- Porch Posse. More...

Editorials

Milly is four!

Other Voices

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years, but Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, just celebrated her 4th birthday.  She’s my second springer spaniel, and, though for a long time I really wanted More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Again, MLK got it right!

Mumbles

Aware of the violence, racial strife, and economic chaos Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other globalist-controlled organizations are determined to impose on America, the following caught my attention on MLK Day.  More...

Obituaries

Collis Tomlinson

Retired

Collis “Pop” Tomlinson passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas.  Mr. Tomlinson was born Sept. 5, 1921, to Roland and Rebecca Lane Tomlinson at Lily, Fla. He served in the U.S. More...

Walter Harris

Retired

SFC Walter Harris Jr., 78, passed away  Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.  M r . Harris was born Sept. More...

Sarah Marshall

Retired

Sarah Upson Marshall, 73, of Columbus, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus Ga..  Mrs. Marshall was born Oct. 19, 1949, in Blakely Ga., to the late Eddie and Lizzie Mae Upson.  More...