March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County rejects proposed settlement on AIM loans

The Early County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposed settlement from Charles B. Rice Jr. More...

Remembering Sowhatchee’s Ralph Ellis

7th annual Agriculture Producer of the Year

The 7th annual “Agriculture Producer of the Year” was presented posthumously to longtime Sowhatchee farmer Ralph Ellis during the Peanut Proud Farmers Appreciation Dinner Thursday at the Birdsong Warehouse.  More...

Teen Maze Monday

The community is being encouraged to experience the 2016 Teen Maze 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 23  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAYS: Ansley Hutchins, Chris Warfield, Ian Middleton.  THURSDAY, MAR. 24  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Charges brought against Calhoun County EMS director

Calhoun County EMS Director Susan English Slappey was arrested last week on charges of providing contraband to prison inmates. She was arrested a second time and charged with sexual assault by a person of supervisory authority.  More...

Blakely man arrested on felony drug charges

A Blakely man was arrested March 17 and charged with a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute following a search of his residence on South Chinaberry Lane in Blakely.  Investigators executed a search warrant at the mo More...

Religion

Mankind often struggles with faith

Sunday School Lesson

Mark 14:26-31, 66-72  Any person who has a desire to live for God — Jehovah — will, at some time, have a struggle in maintaining their faith in his promises. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Week  More...

THANKS

Dear Friends,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone for the cards, phone calls and visits during my recent hospital stay and since I have been home. You will never know how much they meant to me. More...

Breaking News - 3/23/2016 12:12 PM

Peanut Proud Photo Galleries!

Five Peanut Proud photo galleries have been uploaded to the Early County News website! Click on “Photo Galleries” at left to see almost 400 photos of the people, the parade, the kids, the vendors and the entertainment. More...

What rain?

As good as it gets, again!

We didn’t have time for rain... we had a Peanut Proud festival to enjoy. And enjoy it we did! A whole bunch of us.  More...

Weekend accident claims ECHS junior

A local youth was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning on Fryer Road South of Blakely.  Brantley Daniel McCorkle, 16, lost control of the Ford Ranger pickup he was driving on a curve on the dirt road. More...

Billy Peters Tourney

The   Blakely Town and Country Club will host “The Billy Peters Golf Tournament” Saturday, March 26.  Deadline for entry is March 23. Registration forms are available at the club and the Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Greenhouse plant sale

The annual ECHS Plant Sale begins Monday! Hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials and vegetable plants... flats, cups, one & three-gallon pots. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 28-Apr. 1. Reopens April 11. More...

Editorials

Georgia weather, you tricky devil

Other Voices

We celebrated the last week of winter in North Georgia with temperatures near 80 degrees, nearly 20 degrees above average.  But as I write this, on the first day of spring, the temperature is in the mid 50s, actually a few degrees below average. More...

Political Cartoon

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Little scraps of paper

All That’s Fit to Print

Today, I found the lyrics to “Chain of Fools” folded up in my coat pocket. I sang the last line of the lyrics to one of the boys years ago and it made him laugh. Now, I will be singing it all day. At least I have all the lyrics now.  More...

Obituaries

Brantley McCorkle

Student

Brantley Daniel McCorkle, 16, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, March 19, 2016, in a traffic accident on Fryer Rd. in Blakely.  More...

Mary Creel

Retired

Mary Lou Creel, 92 of Morrow, Ga., died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Governor’s Glen Nursing Home in Forest Park, Ga.  Mrs. Creel was born July 2, 1923, in Blakely, Ga., to the late James Marion Hester and Mary Zemma Anderson Hester. More...

Renee Pullen

School Teacher

Renee’ Hogan Pullen, 60, passed away, March 16, 2016, at her residence.  Mrs. Pullen was born in Nashville, Ga., Oct. 6, 1955, to the late Mitchell Hogan and Sara Conger Luke of Nashville, Ga.  More...

Society

ECC Retired Educators meet

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met Tuesday, March 15 at Arlington Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. More...

Bereavement group meets

Searching for a healing path for your grieving heart? Gentiva Hospice warmly invites you to consider participating in our local support group.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. More...

Williams-Sasser

Taylor Williams and Ben Sasser, along with their families, are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  More...