May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Early County News — The early years

Just in time for Early County’s bicentennial celebration, the earliest issues of the Early County News are now available online, starting with the the Nov. 4, 1863 issue. The News was established in 1859. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 23  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Kathy Shierling  THURSDAY, May 24  SIGN Up begins for Summer reading program, Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  ROTARY Club Meeting, &nb More...

Early County Veterans Killed in Action

Lest We Forget!

World War I  William Fleetwood Alexander Canton George Davis Jr. Alexander Doster Henry C. Griffin Thomas F. Hartley Orion D. Hudson Charlie J. More...

Three Memorial Day week-end travel tips

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. In 2017, the automotive group AAA estimated that 40 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Religion

Rejoice in Christ’s power of restoration

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 16; Psalm 34; Hebrews 2:5-18  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mount Olive  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Blakely will host their annual revival May 21 through May 25 at 7 p.m. The revivalist for the week will be Pastor John H. Neal. Everyone is invited.  More...

Society

Breaking News - 5/23/2018 7:28 AM

ELECTION RETURNS

May 22 Election Returns

Click here to view the Election Results in PDF format! More...

Campus

AEMT students receive pins in Blakely

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, nine Advanced Emergency Medical Technician graduates, received their AEMT pins at the ABAC at Blakely campus.  More...

Early County High School Class of 2018

Cameron Reyse Atkinson, Sabrina Maria Austin, Seaborn Derrick Blackmon, Tamarie Lashon Boyd, Layani Shonbre’ Brown, Jalen Tyrese Cain, Berenice Castro, Cameron Bernard Ceasar, Prentice Katrell Collins, Brian Lee Cresswell, Layla Annelle Cr More...

ECHS 2018 Honor Graduates

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SGA graduates turn tassles

Fourteen Southwest Georgia Academy seniors received their diplomas during graduation exercises Thursday, May 18 in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium. More...

Libraries Rock!

Summer   Reading at the Library, kicks off Thursday and runs through July 12.  Free programs for all ages! Come sign up at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, 11880 Columbia Street.   More...

Editorials

They’re our votes

Other Voices

I used to love politics. Covered state and local government for 30 years. Covered a couple of national political conventions. Interviewed every governor of Georgia since George Busbee. More...

Political Cartoon

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Little guy. Big heart.

Problems followed Clyde Zachary around like they were chained to his leg. Clyde’s biggest problem was school. He barely passed his tests and never got around to turning in his homework. His teachers called him lazy. More...

Obituaries

Roy Burch

Retired

Roy Junior Burch of Colquitt, Ga., died Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Hut Hightower

Retired

Hilton Echols “Hut” Hightower Jr., 74, of 2090 Giles Hightower Rd., Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2018, at his residence.  His funeral was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. More...

Patricia Lee

Retired

Patricia Ann Lee, 59, passed away May 12, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Lee was born March 8, 1959, to the late Andrew Dawson and Mamie Gray in Blakely, Ga. More...