August 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County, BOE tax millage set

The Early County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education set their 2018 millage rates last week  The Board of Education set their millage rate Thursday at 15.734 mills, a slight decrease from last year’s 15.750 mills. More...

Pre-fire plans

The City of Blakely Fire Department will be contacting local businesses to set up a meeting and walk-through of the business to develop pre-fire plans.  A pre-fire plan contains detailed information about a facility that allows staff or first re More...

First THURSDAY

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...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29  BIRTHDAYS: Weston King  THURSDAY, Aug. 30  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  EARLY County Board of Assessors meeting, 10 a.m., 204 Court Square. More...

Jordan completes field training

Assistant City Marshal Travis Jordan, a second generation law enforcement officer, has completed his Field Training Officer Certification. More...

Retired Educators attend Area I and Area II district meeting

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators attended the GREA Area I and Area II annual meeting Aug. 21 at Albany Tech in Albany.  Mickey Wendel was installed as the GREA president for 2018-2019 at the GREA Convention May 2018. More...

Religion

God creates the heavens and earth

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 1:1-13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect  New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church invites you to their Parade of States Program Saturday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be Rev. Perez Blackmon and the Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church. Saint Maryland  More...

Bluffton Baptist Church to host ‘Shoebox Saturday’

Bluffton Baptist Church is inviting all local shoebox packers, organizations or churches that currently pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes — as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the worldwide impact of Operation Chri More...

Sports

SGA Warriors lose to Raiders in Americus

The SGA Warriors battled Southland Academy Friday in Americus. More...

SGA Senior BETA officers elected

Members of the SGA National Senior BETA Club met Aug. 17 to elect officers for 2018-2019.  More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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Neighborhood revitalization

City receives $1,000,000 CDBG for first housing project

The City of Blakely was awarded a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Friday. More...

Animal Cruelty

The City of Blakely Marshal’s office made an animal cruelty arrest last week after discovering a dog in a kennel which required emergency surgery.  Animal Control officer Linda Gayle Mobley was on a call at 162 Jesse Johnson St. Aug. 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...

Dove season opens Saturday

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, nearly 630,000 people hunt in Georgia, spending more than 9.9 million days a year in the field. More...

Editorials

The allure of college football

Other Voices

It seems like it was just yesterday when I was sitting in the Rose Bowl — the ROSE BOWL, y’all! — with a knot in my stomach the size of a Buick. More...

Political Cartoon

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They were my “firsts”

Mumbles

Every year the opening day of dove season approaches I think back to a few “firsts.”  Not sure it was my first, but one of my first recollections of going to a dove shoot was back in the 1950s on a field before you got to Thompson cu More...

Obituaries

Grace Smith

Retired

Ruby Grace Bruce Smith, 97, of Carnegie, Ga., passed on to her heavenly home early Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2018, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga. Her homegoing services will be conduc ted at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. More...

Mark Downing

Retired

Mark Anthony Downing, 51, of 5060 Georgia Highway 62, Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mark was born Nov. More...

Martha Lovering

Retired

Martha Tabb Lovering, 84, of Colquitt, Ga., died Thur sday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Miller Nursing Home.   Mrs. Lovering was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church and retired from Quality Applicators as a bookkeeper.  More...

Campus

Bobcats defeat Eufaula on the road

Early County came back from a tough loss to win big on the road in Eufaula 28-3 Friday night.  Starting the game, the Eufaula Tigers would begin receiving the ball. More...