April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Drugs, burglary

Less than a month after local authorities arrested Michael Hall, 55, of Blakely, charging him with possession of methamphetamine following a March 20 traffic stop, Hall again ran afoul of the law.  Patroling Hwy. More...

“Images” from the past...

Members of the Blakely Concert Band ride a mule-drawn wagon around unpaved Court Square around the turn of the century heralding the opening of Underwood’s Big Furniture Store, on South Main Street. More...

Students experience driver training in 3D

Early County High students experienced the Cinema Drive 3D, a presentation targeting young students learning how to drive. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 25  BLAKELY Lions Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  THURSDAY, April 26  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  Early County Board of Assessors meeting, 10 a.m. More...

ECCS faculty and staff learn life saving measures during recent training

Early County School System participated in a Georgia Stop The Bleed Class March 29 at the Early County Middle School. More...

U.S. scientist creates system to detect food pathogens in hours, not days

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. More...

Religion

Blessing, glory, honor forever

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 5  In our western society, little is known regarding the pomp and majesty of royalty. There is expected to be a certain degree of respect that is to be shown to those who belong to royalty.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7170 Fryer Rd., Blakely, is holding their annual church revival Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers will be Rev. Willie James Kegler, and Pastor of Saint John, Pineview. More...

Campus

SGA students travel to Jekyll Island

SGA’s ALPHA Club traveled to Jekyll Island, Ga., on April 16, 2018. More...

Honors Day at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold its annual Honors Day assembly Tuesday, May 1. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. Special presentations and scholarships will be announced first. More...

Band students compete in district competition

Eight students from Early County High School’s Band of Blue participated in the District 2 Solo and Ensemble Competition April 21 at Lee County High School in Leesburg.  This competition gives students the unique opportunity to play repert More...

Early voting Monday

Early voting for the May 22 General Primary and Non-Partisan election begins Monday, May 30.  Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. in Blakely. More...

“Early County 2018” DEADLINE!

May   1 is the deadline for submitting information to the Early County Bicentennial publication committee for the upcoming book, “Early County in 2018.”  More...

Full Moon Glow 5K & Fun Run Saturday

Runners will be trekking through Kolomoki State Park Saturday night during the Kolomoki Mounds Full Moon Glow 5K and Fun Run. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 p.m. More...

ECSS physicals

Attention all Early County School System athletes! Physicals will be given at the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium May 23 at 1 p.m. More...

Tennis players in state play-offs

Two SGA Lady Warrior tennis players, 11th grader Paige Burke and 10th grader Emily Earnest, both won their first and second rounds in the state tennis playoffs. More...

ECSS Early Birds shine

The Early Birds of Early County Elementary School have had an exciting year with two festivals and a musical production. In the fall they participated in an annual choral festival held in Dothan at the Cultural Arts Center.  More...

Editorials

A grand old dame

Other Voices

The pearls she famously wore may have been fake, but everything else about Barbara Bush was real, so it was easy to admire her, no matter on which side of the political aisle you stood.  She may have looked the part of the stereotypical grandmot More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Never back down!

Mumbles

“Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City” was the title of a recent piece in The New Yorker.  “...the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian t More...

Obituaries

Stacey Nichols

Landscaper

Stacey Allan Nichols, 53, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at the Lifebrite Community Hospital of Early ER on April 22, 2018.  Mr. Nichols was born Feb. 2, 1965, to Sherman Nichols and the late Cynthia Cox Nichols in Blakely, Ga. More...

Zachary White

Disabled Veteran

Zachary Lee White, 25, of Morris, Ga., passed away Friday, April 20, 2018.  Mr. White was born Oct. 8, 1992, in Anchorage, Alaska, to his father, Erik Douglas White of Morris, and his mother Susan White Driver of Blakely, Ga. He was a U.S. More...

Jimmy McCorkle

Retired

Jimmy Marvin McCorkle, 71, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at his residence Thursday, April 19, 2018.  Mr. McCorkle was born Dec. 7, 1946, to the late Maurice Marvin McCorkle and Beulah Bundy McCorkle. More...