July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Friday Night LIGHT

Everyone is encouraged to mark your calendars and make plans to be a part of a night of inspiration and prayer for our nation and our community — “Friday Night Light.”  The event will be Friday, July 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

One Million!

Georgia-Pacific employees at Early County’s Cedar Springs operations worked one million hours without a lost time injury. In recognition of this safety milestone, special high-visibility T-shirts were distributed to mill employees.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 18  CHAMBER of Commerce Meeting, noon, Chamber of Commerce  BIRTHDAYS: Mac Cox, Jeff Daniel, Jason Muhlenkamp, Dustin White  THURSDAY, July 19  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BLAKE More...

Crack down on illegal dumping

The city is in the process of cracking down on illegal dumping like that exposed in the photos taken on Copperhead Lane in Blakely.  The Blakely City Code states, “...it is unlawful for any person to dump or dispose of any refuse on any lo More...

Traffic stop results in drug charges

Spotting a driver known to have a sus pended driver’s license, a Sheriff ’s investigator made a traffic stop July 16 that resulted in the driver facing drug charges.  Tracy Russell pulled into the rear parking lot of a convenience st More...

Religion

Strive to enter God’s Kingdom

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 13:22-30; Matthew 7:15-23  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  More...

THANKS

Many thanks goes to everyone for their way of showing love during the death of my husband, James (Jack) Jackson. Without all of you, I do believe I would have crumbled. Tell me God will send his angels to support his children. Thanks to every angel. More...

Campus

ECMS school supply list for 2018- 19

SIXTH GRADE Gaines/Crowdis 2-subject notebook Binder Dividers Paper Pencils Pens Erasers Colored Pencils Glue sticks 2 composition notebooks (black & white) Scissors Earbuds&nb More...

Elementary school supply list for 2018-19

Early County Elementary School has announced the supply list required for the 2018-2019 school year. KINDERGARTEN Supply List 2 packs crayons 4 packs glue sticks Scissors  More...

Culpepper joins scholarship recipients in Las Vegas

Two dramatic arts students at Georgia Southwestern State University, Di’Jon Dupree and Mark Culpepper, are Las Vegas bound this summer to attend the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas thanks to receiving highly competitive scholarships.  More...

Back 2 School Bash

Students will have an opportunity to receive essential “back-to school” supplies when the Early County Sheriff’s Office hosts the 6th annual “Back to School Bash” 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. More...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL ...already?

It seems like only a couple of weeks ago we were scurrying around trying to pull together the information for end of school and graduations. Already, we are doing the same thing for “back-to-school!”  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.  It will cost approximately $5 to fill More...

Aggravated assault suspects caught

Authorities have arrested three local fugitives with outstanding warrants of aggravated assault.  More...

Bicentennial Blowout ...

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Editorials

Maintaining is the key

Other Voices

One of the best parts of working in an office is the free food that mysteriously appears on a regular and ongoing basis in the break room. More...

Political Cartoon

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Summer, Heaven and Hell!

Mumbles

About the immigration debate. Saw a teeshirt that pretty much says it all... “HEAVEN has a wall and strict immigration policies. HELL has open borders.”  More...

Obituaries

Faye Reeves

Retired

Elizabeth Faye Batson Reeves, 71, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Reeves was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Blakely, Ga., to the late George Everette Batson and Hilda Louise Brown Batson Houston. More...

Virginia Baxley

Retired

Virginia Anne Holder Baxley-Brown of Blakely, Ga., died peacefully at her home on July 8, 2018. She was born in Jef ferson, Ga., on Nov. 4, 1918, the daughter of Franklin Pendergrass Holder and Virginia Mae Edmondson Holder. More...

IN MEMORY

July 18, 1968 - 50 Years Matthew Ray Williams  If I could write a story, It would be the greatest ever told,  Of a kind and loving father, Who had a heart of gold.  I would write a million pages, But still be unable to say,  Just More...