January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Dinner Jan. 29

Tickets are now available for the 66th annual Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

$$$$$ prompt change in E911

The Early County Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting Jan. More...

Father- Daughter Dance

The 7th Annual Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Early County Museum will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20 for a father & daughter and $5 for each additional daughter. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Keith Craft  THURSDAY, JAN. 28  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Jeff Easom helps save referee

A high school basketball referee dropped to the gym floor at Westfield School last week in Perry. Bruce Sanson, 48, was within seconds of death when he hit the floor.  More...

Georgia Peanut Farm Show draws crowd of 1,400

More than 1,400 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 40th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference last week in Tifton.  More...

Religion

Pray for God’s mercy on our nation

Sunday School Lesson

Hosea 1-3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Eldorendo Holiness Church in Boykin will host the Ark Singers from Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Rev. Rawleigh Furney invites everyone to attend. More...

Society

Tips for entertaining at home

Entertaining at home is a fun and convenient way to get together with friends and family. Entertaining at home is less expensive than renting out a venue or hitting the town, and party hosts know the amenities they have available to them.   More...

Dressing up drab desserts

Decadent desserts are often the culmination of family meals or meaningful social occasions. More...

Breaking News - 1/27/2016 1:44 PM

$$$$$ prompt change in E911  Free Access 

(Publisher's note: This update is being sent because the jump from the front page E911 article was omitted. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.)The Early County Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting Jan. More...

SGA’s Hargrove, Jackson help Team Georgia comeback

Two Southwest Georgia Academy senior football players — Stephen Jackson and Cullen Hargrove — were named to the 65- player Team Georgia roster for the Georgia/Florida War of the Border All-Star Football Game Jan. 15 in Moultrie.  More...

Healthy Futures Luncheon

Healthy babies start with healthy moms!  More...

GA voters urged to sign up for identity monitoring

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office announced in November that voters’ personal information was inadvertently included on a statewide voter disc that was sent to twelve recipients in October 2015.  More...

So... you think it’s your property!

Georgia’s U.S. More...

Editorials

Roots... did you know?

Mumbles

Before you begin reading this, get out a one dollar bill. A wealth of our country’s founding history is there for future generations!  More...

Snow ...who needs it

Other Voices

Believe it or not, there are actually times when I wonder to myself, “Why in the world did I move to North Georgia?”  Those times almost exclusively come when the temperature is below freezing and some sort of frozen precipitation is More...

The haunting ‘blank page’

All That’s Fit to Print

I watched an episode of a Steve Cannell television program and part of the credits showed Cannell at his typewriter. It looked like my old Selectric and that took me down the path that to this column from yesteryear.  More...

Obituaries

Lucy Bassett

Retired Seamstress

Lucy Merlle Williford Bassett, 95, of Mobile, Ala., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the home of her son in Blakely , Ga.  Mrs. Bassett was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Blakely to the late Syndey Williford and Ginnie Sermons Williford. More...

Brett Cochran

Student

Brett Harrison Cochran, 16, of Suwanee, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta.  In his 16 years, Brett touched thousands of lives with his fight against mitochondrial disease. More...

Dock Thompson

Sawmill Worker

Dock Thompson, 76, of Damascus, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Medical Center in Albany.  Mr. Thompson was born Nov. More...

Campus

Kennedy signs with Andrew College

Senior softball player Kenley Kennedy, center, signed with Andrew College Friday, Jan. 22. Kennedy has played with the Lady Cats throughout high school as center fielder. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

GSW Lindsey McDonald of Blakely was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 512 students recognized for scholastic achievement. More...

Odom recognized at FSA

The Farm Service Agency and producers of Early County appreciate the dedicated service Lielann Odom, right, has given over the past nine years as a county committee member and time spent serving as c More...