October 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lucy   Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual “Get in the Spirit” Nov. More...

Homecoming Queen

Early County High senior Natijah Wade was crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen during Friday night’s homecoming ceremonies. She is pictured with senior attendants Chi’Yauna Dunbar, Morgan Slappy and Ji’Miya Jackson.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31  HALLOWEEN  THURSDAY, Nov. 1  ROTARY Club Meeting,  noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Hazel Gregory  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garrett  FRIDAY, Nov. 2   More...

GP team responds to neighbors

A team from the Georgia-Pacific Albany Corrugated Plant responded to a need by Early County hurricane relief volunteers. More...

Clay County site for new solar project

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced Tuesday, Oct. 30 a major economic development project that will bring an estimated $89 million investment to Clay County.  More...

Religion

The knowledge of good and evil

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 25:19-34 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faithful Few  You are invited to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Faithful Few Gospel Singers Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center located on Rose Dr., Blakely. All are invited. Wesley Chapel  More...

Sports

Bobcats shutout Rebels in homecoming game

Yarbrough breaks 1000 yard mark

The Bobcats shutout the Berrien County Rebels 17-0 Friday night in the homecoming region matchup. Early County attemptied an onside kick on the opening kickoff, but the Rebels fell on it and start the opening drive on their own 42. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats played real hard and showed a lot of determination to win it in the 4th quarter against Berrien County. With this win, the Bobcats advance to the State Playoffs.   More...

Warriors takes win over Monsignor Donovan

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors were ready to play, after missing the previous game against Gatewood Gators due to Hurricane Michael.  They played the Monsignor Donovan Rams at home in Damascus for SGA’s senior night last Friday nig More...

ATV fatality

Fans watching the ballgame Friday night at Standifer Field knew something bad had happened as they watched emergency vehicles and a life-flight helicopter at the nearby Lifebrite Community Hospital. They were right! More...

Daylight Savings ends Saturday night

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FREE debris removal

As of Monday, FREE pickup of storm debris across Southwest Georgia had come to a halt due to five challenges of the Corps of Engineers’ contracting process. The News was unable to determine before press time when the work will resume.  More...

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. Voters are reminded to bring a valid photo ID when voting.   More...

Celebrate Health

Don’t Miss First THURSDAY

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, givea ways, safety fingerprinting, activities, cotton candy, popcorn and snocones.. More...

Editorials

No fan of spiders

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I don’t like spiders, but even I think a California man went too far when he used a blow torch to kill a black widow spider in his parents’ house. More...

Political Cartoon

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That’s what I do

All That’s Fit to Print

We get our hour back this week. I am so excited. What to do, what to do…  I can put all my summer clothes up so I don’t wear them. I know tropical prints and linen are fashion no-nos. More...

Obituaries

Nick Nichols

Retired

Sherman Brantley “Nick” Nichols, 80, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Angeline Haddock

Retired

Angeline Peavy Haddock, 79, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at her residence Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.  More...

Martha Long

Retired

Martha Ann “Mot” Garrett Long was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Arlington, Ga., to Otis and Marzene Garrett.  Martha Ann entered eternal life with the Lord on Oct, 22, 2018, in the loving embrace of her husband and family. More...