March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Parent Power Meeting

Everyone is invited to a FREE Parent Power Meeting where you will advance your super parenting skills!  The meeting is 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, March 29 at the Early Co. More...

PB&J Day at the Capital

The Georgia peanut industry celebrated National Peanut Month earlier this week by hosting the 2017 Georgia PB&J Day Monday at the State Capitol and donating 12,000 jars of peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  The peanut industr More...

Pioneer bankruptcy proceedings update

If you haven’t seen much news about the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy, it’s because there hasn’t been much!  However, that is likely to change quickly as the bankruptcy court is expected to soon announce the “stalkin More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 22  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Josh Parks  THURSDAY, March 23  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Chris Warfield, Ansley Hutchins  FRIDAY, Ma More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Turn to God to restore your heart

Sunday School Lesson

Our spiritually lost human race bring many difficulties upon itself. These calamities can come in many forms. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Family Catholic  Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays during Lent at 6 p.m. beginning March 3. All are welcome.  More...

Obituaries

Bob Register

Retired

William Robert Register, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence in Newton, Ala.  Mr. More...

Mary Bankston

Retired

Mary Bankston, 73, of Blakely Ga., passed Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Miss Bankston was born June 9, 1943, to the late Will and Arlee Bankston.  She was preceded in death by her only son James Love; o More...

Tynika Gaston

Tynika Tashonda Booker-Gaston, beloved wife of Walter L. Gaston Jr., entered into rest on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Doctor’s Hospital of Augusta.  More...

Campus

Students participate in writing competition

Each year students are asked to submit a writing that they have produced at school. ELA teachers select the students’ writings to be judged by a local panel. More...

Buckhalter, Hanna among VSU grads

Lindsay Buckhalter of Jakin, who earned a bachelor of business administration in finance, was among approximately 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students were recognized during VSU’s 222nd commencement ceremonies Dec. More...

Fourth graders enjoy field trip to Atlanta

On Friday morning, March 3 the Southwest Georgia Academy fourth graders left Damascus for a two-day trip to Atlanta. More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2017 8:52 AM

Early County voters approve ESPLOST  Free Access 

Consistent with most reports from across the state, the turnout was light in Tuesday’s special election in Early County with only 501 voters going to the polls. More...

We will see YOU there!

It’s amazing what a few prayers and a little peanut butter can do... More...

Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is celebrating Georgia’s diverse agriculture with the first annual Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week March 20-24, 2017.  More...

ECHS Class of ‘67, ‘72, to hold reunions Peanut Proud weekend

The   Early County High Class of 1967 will hold a class reunion Peanut Proud weekend — March 25, 2017! The   More...

Hilton Reunion April 1

The   Hilton School reunion will be held Saturday, April 1 at Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Registration will be at noon and a meal at 1 p.m. More...

Editorials

Can I have spring back now please?

Other Voices

Over the years, I’m made no secret about the fact that I hate winter, but that’s not completely accurate. I only hate the cold temperatures, the bone-chilling wind, the snow and the ice. Other than that, winter is just awesome. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s still about you!!!

Mumbles

Blue skies smilin’ at me, Nothin’ but blue skies do I see...  Sticking my neck out a little again this year. More...

Agriculture

Plan ahead for a safe planting season

Farming is perennially near the top of the list of the most dangerous jobs in the United States according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

Attracting pollinators to your garden

Pollinators play a vital role in the reproductive success of more than 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants. Common pollinators in West Virginia include hummingbirds, moths, bees, beetles, flies, and butterflies.  More...

GPC provides resources to school districts for Peanut Butter Jelly Day

It was Peanut Butter and Jelly time last week throughout school systems in Southwest Georgia. More...