August 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

GSP accident reports

Two drivers escaped injury Aug. 15 in a construction zone on Highway 39 where a Georgia DOT resurfacing project has been underway for several weeks. More...

5th grade ambassadors greet Woods

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods visited the Early County School System Monday morning offering his support and appreciation to rural school systems in south Georgia. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Lauren C. Brookins, Phillip Buckhalter, Nicholas Ryan Edward Craft  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Jody Michael Craft  THURSDAY, Aug. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

GPC seeks national board nominees

The Georgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving as an alternate member on the National Peanut Board. More...

Religion

Practice justice in today’s world

Sunday School Lesson

Colossians 3:5-17 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual ushers anniversary Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Jeffrey Haynes along with New Bethel of Arlington and Saint Mathis of Blakely will be in charge of the service. Everyone is invited. More...

Society

Brogdon-Warren

Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Brogdon of Valdosta announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Dawn Brogdon, to Jeffrey Alexander “Alex” Warren of Blakely. Alex is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Warren, also of Blakely.  More...

Lots of events and activities planned

Chamber Notes & News

Many thanks to our Early County High Bobcats and Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors! You always make us proud! More...

Campus

SGA Jr. Beta officers

Jr. Beta Officers at Southwest Georgia Academy were elected Aug. 9 for the 2018-19 school year. All officers elected are in the eighth grade.  More...

County holding funds

A story was aired by WTVY last week raising awareness of implications of the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy. More...

Title I meeting Aug. 30

Early   County Elementary School will host the annual Title I meeting Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Early County Elementary School Cafeteria. All parents and community members are encouraged to attend. More...

First THURSDAY

First Thursday kicks off Sept. 6 and we are planning a great evening. The kids can enjoy fun and games on the Square—including free ice cream, popsicles, corn hole games, races, etc. More...

Early County Friends of NRA

Early   County Friends of NRA is hosting a night of auctions, raffles, firearms and fun at 6 p.m. Aug. More...

Early County News — The early years

Early pioneers — our ancestors — began the struggles of making the woods of South Georgia their home in the late 1700s. More...

Editorials

Color me confused

Other Voices

We used to do some things in this country so simply, and then someone had to come along and complicate matters. What I’m talking about today is colors. Remember the old box of Crayola crayons you had when you were a kid? More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Marion English

Retired

Marion Eugene English, 84, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at Life Brite Community Hospital Aug. 15, 2018.  Mr. English was born in Blakely June 27, 1934, to the late Marion Tom English and Winnis Hilton English. More...

Kathy Rabon

Retired

Katherine “Kathy” Edison Rabon, 68, of 9103 Highway 62 W, Blakely, Ga., died at her residence early Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2018.  More...

Hattie Williams

Retired

Hattie Levarn Williams, 56, of Blakely Ga., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Miss Williams was born Jan. 28, 1962, in Blakely to the late James W. Williams and Martha Hicks Williams. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors defeat ACA Generals

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors hosted the Abbeville Christian Academy Generals in the season opener Friday in Damascus.  The Warriors started off strong scoring a touchdown in the first four minutes of the game, but the Generals scored a More...

Bobcats lose to Thomas County Central

The season opener was a tough fight for the Bobcats as they fell to the Thomas County Central Yellow jackets 33-7.  The first quarter started off well for the Cats as it seemed they had earned a three and out on defense. More...

From the Press Box

By Brad Boyett – Voice of the Bobcats

Thought the Bobcats gave a good effort against the Yellow Jackets Friday night in Thomasville.  The defense made some good plays and the offense had a good drive to score early in the game.  We head to Eufaula Friday!   More...