July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dry land peanuts hurting

Not withstanding the July 17 rainfall which provided between one and two inches in some areas — it has been a long, dry summer for Georgia’s peanut farmers.  Until more rain falls on Georgia's parched dryland peanut crop, the Univers More...

ECHS class schedules!!!

Early County High student schedules can be picked up in the front office Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. All changes MUST be made BEFORE the first day of school. More...

Child abuse suspect

Early County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating a local man who is facing several child abuse warants. More...

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 27  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Rylan Foster,  Astyn Grimes  THURSDAY, July 28  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Linda Kimbell   More...

Cancer Coalition announces new name, mission

On Aug. 1 The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will become Horizons Community Solutions beginning Aug. More...

Religion

Have faith in the sacrifice of Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 5:1-11  More...

Activities

Ebenezer   Ebenezer African Methodist Church in Hilton will have their annual revival Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 nightly. The revivalist for the week will be Rev. John H. Neal of Climax, Ga. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Campus

Middle school dress code

The dress code for Early County Middle School is as follows:  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy University is pleased to recognize new students who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in classes for the Fall 2016 semester. More...

Correction

An article in the July 13, 2016, edition of the Early County News concerning the Authentik Dance team listed incorrect sponsor names. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2016 8:38 AM

Patsy Wiley passes  Free Access 

The News has learned Patsy Wiley passed away Monday. Funeral services are this morning at 11 a.m. at Zion Free Will Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2016 8:35 AM

Adams, Hall win Tuesday runoff election  Free Access 

Billy Adams and Reginald Hall were winners in Tuesday’s two runoff races for Early County Board of Education.BOE District 2Brooks Carter - 110Reginald Hall - 182BOE District 5 At-LargeBilly Adams - 614Ed Norman - 602See next week’s News for more info More...

BOE adopts FY17 budget

The Early County Board of Education approved their FY2017 budget at the July 16 board meeting as teachers and administrators were preparing for the July 29 return of students from their summer break.  The ECSS budget includes a general fund whic More...

Spirit Night

Everyone is invited to join the annual Spirit Night Thursday, Aug. 11 at Standifer Field to kick off the season for fall sports and recognize the community’s student-athletes cheerleaders and band members. More...

Sales Tax Holiday!

Local shoppers are reminded of the Georgia “Back-to- School” sales tax holiday this weekend that starts at midnight Friday, July 30 and ends at midnight Sunday, July 31.  More...

PCSG plans fun-filled day Aug. 13

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will host a community event celebrating National Health Center Week Saturday, Aug. 13.  There will be door prizes, hotdogs and hamburgers, bouncy houses, and games for children. More...

Dr. James Shepard ThinkPad Scholarship

When the Washington High School Class of 1970 decided to initiate a scholarship program in 2013, the late James Shepard was first to respond, creating the Dr. James Shepard ThinkPad Scholarship.  More...

Editorials

A week in Cleveland

Other Voices

So here are a few things I learned after spending a week in Cleveland. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Beware movies with dogs

All That’s Fit to Print

A good friend is thinking of introducing classic children’s movies to her grandchildren. Be careful.  I once flipped the channel to the movie “Snakes on a Plane” one Saturday night. More...

Obituaries

Mary Belle Reese

Retired

Mary Belle Reese, 62, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. She was born in Savannah, Ga., Dec. 19, 1953, to Wayne H. and Dorothy Taunton. The family moved to Blakely, Ga., in 1963. More...

Angelia George

Behavioral Specialist

Angelia Meacheal George, 54, died July 17, 2016, in Blakely, Ga.  Miss George was born March 16, 1962, in Blakely to Gladys George and Johnny Robinson Sr. More...

Arlester Brown Sr.

Retired Bus Driver

Arlester Brown Sr., 91, died July 15, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Brown was born June 30, 1925, in Damascus, Ga., to the late Emmieline Perkins Brown and Buck Brown. He attended Mt. More...