August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislative Summit Oct. 11

Early   County Family Connection is inviting you to be part of the conversation Oct. 11 when they sponsor a Legislative luncheon summit in the Bynum Conference Center at the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Candidate forum Oct. 11

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the General Election candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 11.  The deadline for registration is also Oct. 11. Advance voting begins on Oct. 17.   More...

Full Moon Glow runs

The   Friends of Kolomoki and the ECHS Cross Country and Track teams invite all runners to mark their calendars for the Sept. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31  BIRTHDAY: Linda Hartley  THURSDAY, Sept. 1  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Mischa Powell Smith  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Middleton  FRIDAY, Sept. 2   More...

Attention: Beware of fraudulent DNR check

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was the victim of a fraudulent check scam.  While the checks that were sent out did appear very similar to an official Department check, the check numbers did not align with any outstanding check More...

Power outage caution tips

The hot, humid weather in recent weeks has created conditions triggering afternoon thunderstorms almost daily.  Some of those storms have caused power outages which can create fire hazards in addition to the inconvenience of going without electr More...

Religion

God’s faithfulness is constant

Sunday School Lesson

Isaiah 40:21-31  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hwy. 62 West, will have their annual women’s day service Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Willis Grove   More...

Society

How fast can you go? How bright can you glow?

Registration is now open for the third Kolomoki Full Moon Glow Run Saturday, Sept. 17. There will be a 5K and a fun run for ages 12 and under. More...

Mr. and Mrs. English celebrate 71st anniversary

Family and friends gathered at the home of Allen and Kathy English Howard in Blakely Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, to celebrate the 71st wedding anniversary of Billy and Rena English.   Mr. More...

SW Ga. Retired Educators attend cluster meeting

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Area I and Area II cluster meeting was held in Dawson, Ga., Aug. 23, 2016. The meeting was successful with 128 members attending — the largest area meeting group thus far.  More...

Breaking News - 9/1/2016 1:50 PM

Early County Schools closed Friday!!!  Free Access 

The News was notified this afternoon that Early County Schools will be closed Friday due to the threat of severe weather and possible flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine expected to make landfall late Thursday. More...

Wannabe in a movie?

Extras, Extras! Local movie is filming in Blakely and looking for extras!  “The Offender” is an independent film being produced in the Dothan area during 2016-2017.  More...

Lightning dangerous threat to farmers

Lightning strikes are unpredictable and deadly. More...

Marijuanna bust

Acting on a tip Aug. 26 that Johnny Pinkney, 35, of Blakely was in possession of a significant amount of marijuana, Sheriff’s investigators located Pinkney as he arrived at a residence on Twin Oaks Dr. in Blakely.  More...

Hunter education is a must!

The 2016-2017 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print.  More...

Editorials

He’ll just keep calling and calling

Other Voices

The phone rang and I saw who it was. I started not to answer, but I knew he’d only call back. Again and again. Until finally I surrendered and answered. So I bit the bullet. “Hey, buddy. More...

Here I am! Here I am!!!

Mumbles

It happens!!! That one in a million chance that you just might be in the right place at the right time... for whatever!  What if? More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

James Lisenby

Retired

James Berkeley Lisenby, 78, of Jakin, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Lisenby was born Oct. 25, 1937, to the late Rabon and Annie Shelley Lisenby in Seminole County, Ga. He served his country in the U.S. More...

Marcus Askew

Truck Driver

Marcus Keith Askew, 59, died Aug. 25, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Askew was born Aug. 2, 1957, in San Diego, Calif., to the late Carl Askew and Maurine Gonsalves Askew. More...

Robert Black

Self-employed

Robert Edward “Bobby” Black, 81, of Leary, Ga., died Aug. 25, 2016, at Newnan Health and Rehab Center in Newnan, Ga.  Mr. Black was born March 9, 1935, in Blakely, Ga., to the late F.M. Black and Beulah Vashti Smith Black. More...

Sports

Tiftarea holds on to defeat SGA 13-7

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors suited up for battle against Tiftarea Academy Friday night.  K.J. Warren lined the Warriors up to kick off and start the game in place of Kohler Tabb who was unable to kick due to knee complications. More...

2016 Early County Bobcat Football Schedule

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2016 Southwest Georgia Academy Warrior Football Schedule

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