October 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election will continue through Friday, Nov. 2.  Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Craig Cleveland, Cole Wehrly, Andy Cowan  Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Early County is 200 years old

On the 15th day of December in the year 1818, Early County was created by the Georgia state government.  A 60 mile square was surveyed in the southwest corner of Georgia, bound on the west by the Chattahoochee River, south by Florida, east by Ir More...

Religion

No incidentals in the ‘divine plan’

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 24 More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope Freewill  New Hope Freewill Baptist, Abbeville, Ala., will celebrate their 152nd church anniversary Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Larry Newmand of Macedonia Church of Christ, Eufaula, Ala. Everyone invited. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Fitzgerald 21-3

By Collin Wilson The Bobcats lost a tough fight in their second region game to the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes 21-3 Saturday in Fitzgerald. The Hurricanes started off with the ball, but the drive quickly stalled out and they were forced to punt. More...

Bobcats lose to Trojans

By Collin Wilson The Early County Bobcats lost 39-20 in a Monday night game to the Brooks County Trojans in their first region game of the season. More...

Down, Set, Hike!

FOOTBALL 2018
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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

Residents in six Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Michael — including Early County —are eligible to apply for disaster assistance. More...

Deal calls special storm recovery session

House Speaker David Ralston and Representaive Gerald Greene met Tuesday at the Albany airport with delegations from southwest Georgia counties declared disaster areas following Hurricane Michael.  Governor Deal notified House Speaker David Ralst More...

Celebrate Health Nov. 13

Everyone is invited to “Celebrate Health” Nov. 13 at LifeBrite’s Fall Fest 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. featuring free health screenings, information booths, give-a-ways, safety fingerprinting, activities, cotton candy, popcorn and snocones. More...

Chamber notes...

The chamber’s Pumpkins on the Square has been canceled... Pre- K, Head Start and Day Care trick-or-treating has been rescheduled to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30... the Chamber Bingo and Dinner has been rescheduled to Nov. More...

Editorials

Trick-or-treat

Other Voices

I loved Halloween when I was a kid. It was a fun chance to dress up as a character you loved, but more importantly, it was a chance to get hyped up on sugar in a way your mother wouldn’t let you any other day of the year.  More...

Political Cartoon

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A little football levity

All That’s Fit to Print

When I ride down our streets and roads — any street, any road — you see something impacted by the hurricane. Even if you did not get injured or lose any material things or suffer property damage, you survived a category three hurricane. More...

Obituaries

Nettie Varnum

Retired

Nettie Glass Varnum, 93, of 11740 Columbia St., Blakely, Ga., passed away Oct. 17, 2018, at LifeBrite Comuni t y Hospital in Blakely. Mrs. Varnum was born July 22, 1925, in Cottonwood, Ala., to the late Jim Tom Glass and Mary Nowells Glass. More...

Gloria Bostwick

Retired

Gloria Cannon Bostwick, 82, of 5311 Damascus-Hilton Rd., Blakley, Ga., passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at Southeas t Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Bostwick was born Nov. More...

William Gibson

Disabled

William Ernie Gibson, 55, of Bluffton, Ga., passed away Oct. 14, 2018, at his home.  Mr. Gibson was born, Sept. 26, 1963, in Dothan, Ala., to the late William Clarence Gibson and Jimmie Ann Miliner Harrell. More...