August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

First THURSDAY

First Thursday kicks off Sept. 6 and we are planning a great evening. The kids can enjoy fun and games on the Square—including free ice cream, popsicles, corn hole games, races, etc. More...

City signs TAVT reimbursement agreement

The Blakely City Council signed an agreement at last week’s meeting with the Early County Tax Commissioner providing for repayment of an over payment of vehicle Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT).  The agreement provides for a $140,000 payment to More...

Celebrating 104th

Parlee Gilbert, born Aug. 1, 1914, recently celebrated her 104th birthday. With nine children and 215 grandchildren, her family tree measures up with California’s Redwoods.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15  CHAMBER of Commerce Meeting, noon, at the Chamber  BIRTHDAYS: Steven Camp Davis, Barbara Hodges  THURSDAY, Aug. More...

Religion

God transforms us from within

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 12  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Griggs/Lucile Rd. will host their annual revival Aug. 13 through Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Perez Blackmon will be the guest evangelist for the week. Everyone is invited. Arms of Faith  More...

Society

PBIS and 7 Mindsets community meeting

The Early County School System hosted a community meeting for parents and stakeholders to spread the word about PBIS and the 7 Mindsets initiatives beginning this year at all schools. More...

Jakin community celebrates 40th reunion

The Jakin Community celebrated their 40th Jakin Georgia Family Reunion July 26 - 29 in Dothan.  Many Jakin family members migrated to the North in search of better vocational opportunities. More...

Woolf coaching Daleville

Former   Bobcat coach Trey Woolf was hired July 18 as the new head coach at Daleville High School in Alabama.  Woolf’s Warhawks will open the season Aug. 31 at Wicksburg following a preseason game against Kinston Aug. More...

Warriors open at home Friday

SGA Warriors head coach Daniel McFather is looking for his Warriors to build on last season’s success heading into his second season at SGA.  During McFather’s first season the Warriors won the region championship and advanced to the More...

Early County Friends of NRA

Early   County Friends of NRA is hosting a night of auctions, raffles, firearms and fun at 6 p.m. Aug. More...

Joyce Barlow seeking House Dist. 151 seat held by Rep. Greene

Joyce Barlow of Albany is seeking election to House District 151, challenging longtime Rep. Gerald Greene.  Barlow is owner of Englewood Health Care in Albany. More...

Editorials

What’s going on in Arlington?

To the editor:  Those active in Arlington city government have formed a committee called “Citizens for Better Government” which meets Tuesday nights at the depot.  More...

Fall is sure to be sensational!

Chamber Notes & News

Christmas on the Square will be dedicated to Early County’s Bicentennial. With that in mind, we want this to be our biggest and best event ever — including our parade.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Obituaries

Kathy Rabon

Retired

Katherine “Kathy” Edison Rabon, 68, of 9103 Highway 62 W, Blakely, GA 39823, died at her residence early Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2018.  More...

Nellie Mote

Retired

Nellie Mae Hussey Mote, 87, of, Edison, Ga., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at her residence.  Mrs. Mote was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Melissa Cox Hussey and Mr. Hussey. More...

Gerald Megahee

Self Employed

Gerald Wayne Megahee, 67, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at his residence on Aug. 10, 2018.  Mr. Megahee was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Blakely to the late Edward Earl Megahee and Julia May Majors Megahee. More...

Campus

Brown named valedictorian at BHS

Jacob Brown was named valedictorian at Bainbridge High School for the Class of 2018. He was introduced as valedictorian speaker at commencement exercises May 24, 2018, in the Bainbridge High School Gymnasium. More...

SGA starts 49th school year

Southwest Georgia Academy started its 49th year on Friday, Aug. 3 with over 200 students, parents, grandparents and faculty praying around the flagpole. More...

SGA Lady Warriors defeat Early County on heels of Bradford’s no-hitter

Savana Bradford pitched a no-hitter to lead the Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors to a 12-0 win over Early County in their Aug. More...