June 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Election correction

There was an error in the May 22 election returns in last week’s Early County News. The City of Blakely had two Sunday alcohol sales special elections on the ballot. More...

Counterfeit caution!

Sheriff’s investigators caution citizens and merchants to closely examine currency they handle as they are still receiving calls about counterfeit bills.  More...

Pataula Charter Academy graduates 30

Pataula Charter Academy, chartered in 2010, held its second graduation ceremony May 25 in Edison with 30 graduating seniors. This was the first graduation in the school’s new facility. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 6  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: William Powell, Ronnie M. Still  THURSDAY, June 7  GALEN Garwood Book Signing, 10 a.m. More...

Food processing facility opens

The Early County High Food Processing Plant will be opening now that the school year has ended. The facility will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Missing Blakely woman found

“When an emergency arises the community pulls together!” Pictured above are some of the emergency personnel who turned out last week to help find a missing woman in Blakely... More...

Religion

Parables of God’s just Kingdom

Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Baptist  Southside Baptist Church of Blakely will hold Vacation Bible School June 3 through June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Includes ages K4 through sixth grade, and youth seventh grade through 12th grade. Saint Mary  More...

Society

Heart-healthy lifestyles begin in the kitchen

Weight-loss initiatives and dieting often go hand-in-hand, but healthy diets can do more than help women shed pounds. More...

DAR remembers past members

The regular meeting of the Peter Early Chapter NSDAR was held Thursday, May 17 Moby Dick’s Restaurant in Colquitt.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook

Daily Events June 11 - 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. TaiChi Beg. exercises. 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tai-Chi Adv. exercises. 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Drumming. Lunch: Beef Hotdog with chili or sausage dog, baked potato wedges, green beans, fruited jell-O. More...

Garwood reception Thursday

Everyone is invited to a reception and book signing for Galen Garwood 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

County to adopt budget June 14

Monday’s Early County Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting was a routine business meeting consisting mostly of board appointments and annual contract renewals. More...

FREE Bluegrass Gospel concert June 15

High Fidelity has succeeded in replicating the look, the sound and the feel of the bluegrass and country music of the 1950s and 60s that many people remember.  Lovers of that great bluegrass music will have the opportunity to enjoy a Bluegrass G More...

Midsummer’s Evening of Hope

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 Fellowship Hall.  More...

Editorials

Can you spell that?

Other Voices

The National Spelling Bee was last week, and in honor of the annual event, Google released a map showing the most misspelled word in each state. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Thinking back now and then

Mumbles

IMPORTANT...  The information about the NFL on the facing page has made the rounds several times on the Internet. More...

Obituaries

David White

Retired

David White, 67, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away June 3, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.  Mr. White was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Homer White Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Whatley White. More...

Odell Enfinger

Retired

Odell Enfinger, 70, of 1816 Cuba Road, Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, at his residence.  Mr. Enfinger was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Blakely to the late Henry B. Enfinger and Jeanette Gowan Enfinger. More...

Wynette Willis

Retired

Wynette Chambers Tiner Willis, 89, of Blakely, Ga., passed away May 31, 2018, at her home.  Mrs. Willis was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Blakely to the late Jim Bob Chambers and Clyde Taylor Chambers. More...