May 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

“Golf cart” reminder

Following several complaints about “golf carts,” the Marshal’s office will be checking registrations of carts using the streets of Blakely.  Drivers are also required to provide identification to show they are 16 or older and l More...

Weekend fire death

A Memorial Day weekend fire claimed the life of a Blakely early Saturday morning on Chipstead Avenue. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 30  BIRTHDAY: Blake Shierling THURSDAY, May 31  SIGN Up for Summer reading program. More...

ECSS and sheriff’s department providing School Resource Officers

The Early County School System and the Early County Sheriff ’s Department have entered an agreement providing the school system two School Resource Officers.  One SRO will provide school safety 40 hours a week, the other officer for 20 hou More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Justice and Sabbath laws

Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 12:1-14  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Restored House  More...

Society

Two Southwest Georgia students win Georgia-Pacific scholarships

$12.6 million awarded through scholarship program

Southwest Georgia graduating seniors Miller Pickle and Madisen Rathel have been selected as recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarships. More...

Book Bag Program

Early   County Family Connection is partnering with the Early County School System to supply nutritious meal items and snacks for children over their long weekend breaks during the coming school year.  More...

May 22 election results

Early County voters made their voices heard along with voters across the state in last week’s Primary and Special Election. Several election outcomes will not be determined until the July 24 Runoff Elections.   TSPLOST approved  More...

Working against cancer!

To help continue work against cancer, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will hold the 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County” June 21 at the First United Methodist Church More...

Vickers named ECSS 2018 Teacher of Year

The Early County School System announced ECHS teacher Candi Vickers had been selected 2018 Teacher of the Year last week at the Teacher of the Year/Retiree Reception at Early County High School.  Vickers is a Special Education teacher for langua More...

Editorials

A fear of storms named Alberto

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Forgive me if I develop a nervous twitch every time the TV weather folks mention Tropical Storm Alberto. I wasn’t real fond of the first Alberto, which blew out of the Gulf of Mexico, then stalled over northcentral Georgia, in July 1994. More...

Future belongs to them

Mumbles

Watching the huge crowd make their way into the Columbus Civic Center Saturday, my mind wandered back to the first time I was there.  It had a bit of wandering to do, that first visit being approximately 55 years ago to watch the Bobcats in the More...

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Obituaries

Jim Willis

Retired

James Thomas “Jim” Willis Sr., 79, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away at his home Sunday, May 27, 2018.  More...

Edward Morton

Retired

Edward Dowd Morton Jr., 72, of Atlanta, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Emory University Hospital.  More...

Robert Pullen

Retired

Robert Lynn Pullen, Sr., 86, of Damascus, Ga., passed away at his home Friday, May 25, 2018.  Mr. Pullen was born Feb. 4, 1932, to the late Thomas Metts Pullen and Mamie Lee Rooks Pullen. Mr. More...