March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Trey Woolf retiring

Ask any coach and they will likely tell you one of the toughest jobs in their profession is coaching their alma mater. But, that didn’t bother Trey Woolf 16 years ago when he stepped into the head coaching job at Early County High.  More...

Fatal wreck

AJakin man, 57 yearold Michael Dennis Perry, was killed early Monday morning in a single vehicle accident.  According to the GSP accident report, Perry was traveling north on Jakin Road when he lost control of the 2009 Hyundai Tuscon he was driv More...

Grebel named Ag Producer of the Year

Michael Grebel of Arlington was honored Thursday night as the 2017 Ag Producer of the Year at the 8th annual Farmer Appreciation dinner. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 29  BIRTHDAY: Callie Crouch  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

West Foods rates best confection

John West, owner of West Foods in Edison, Ga., was recognized as the best confection during University of Georgia’s 2017 Flavor of Georgia Contest.  The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, More...

Pace wins gun raffle

Early County Sheriff’s Office recently held a gun raffle to benefit Chief Hardrick and the drawing was held Saturday at Peanut Proud. More...

Religion

The shepherd provides all needs

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 23  More...

CHURCH NEWS

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

Society

Peanut Proud draws large crowd

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Classes of ‘57 and ‘58 enjoy reunion together

Members of the Blakely Union Class of 1957 and 1958 gathered for a reunion Friday, March 24 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

Retired educators meet in Arlington

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators met at The Hub in Arlington Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. Betty Lindsey, president-elect, shared some facts concerning herself during the “Getting to Know You” session.  More...

Breaking News - 3/29/2017 9:54 AM

Peanut Proud Photos

The News has posted over 250 Peanut Proud Festival photos in "Photo Galleries" at www.earlycountynews.com!!! More...

Pioneer bankruptcy could be over June 1

The bankruptcy court has announced that Lifebrite Hospital Group, a company based out of Lilburn, Ga., has been named the “stalking horse” bidder in the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy proceedings.  More...

ESPLOST extended

Consistent with most reports from across the state, the turnout was light for the March 21 special election in Early County with only 7.57 percent of the 6,648 registered voters going to the polls.  More...

New ECHS principal

The Early County School Board has named Anthony “Donnie” Yarbrough Early County High principal to replace David Ferry who is retiring at the end of the school year.  More...

Hilton Reunion

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. followed by fun and fellowship.  Alumni are asked to bring pictures and memorabilia to share. More...

New SGA coach

Daniel McFather has been named head football coach of the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors. More...

Editorials

Small town charm and celebration

Other Voices

When I was in high school, the Atlanta Constitution ran a series of stories about the disparity in education across the state of Georgia.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Another bloomin’ festival!

Mumbles

Just when you think it can’t get any better, well along comes another Peanut Proud Festival!  Blue skies, great music, great people, a great parade, great vendos and food, more great music, did I say great people?, more great music... More...

Obituaries

Doug Logan Jr.

Plantation Manager

Clyde Douglas “Doug” Logan Jr. 66, of Fort Gaines, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Herman Monday

Retired

Herman Monday, 70, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Monday was born July 7, 1946, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Otha Monday and Nancy Glass Monday. He was a U.S. More...

Janette Nobles

Retired

Janette Brownlee Nobles, 81, of Jakin, Ga., passed away March 21, 2017, at Noland Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Nobles was born Jan., 2, 1936, to the late Woodrow Wilson Brownlee and Reba Frances Nobles Brownlee.  More...