November 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Thompson sells dealership

Thompson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is changing names to Blakely Chevrolet- Buick-GMC this week as it undergoes a change in ownership. Olin and Fletcher Thompson announced the sale of the 77-year-old family dealership effective Oct. More...

Museum anniversary

The Early County Museum’s 10th anniversary and Early County’s Bicentennial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. More...

Festival of Lights

If you have traveled Highway 39 north of Fort Gaines after dark during the holidays in recent years, you have seen the Christmas lights at the home of Bro. Ralph and Rachel Estes five miles north of Fort Gaines.  More...

Ages 5 - 14 basketball registration

Basketball registration is underway at the Blakely Early County Recreation Department for boys and girls ages 5 to 14.  The registration fee is $25. The deadline for registering is Dec. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Staci Pyle, Grayson Middleton, Ada Lyn Graves THURSDAY, Nov. 8 ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT Club More...

Cushing completes leadership training

Ginger Cushing, CEO, LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early, graduated from the HomeTown Health 2018 Executive Leadership Program, an intense year-long training program.  Cushing was among 11 graduates recognized at the HomeTown Health Fall Conf More...

Rolling out the Honors

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Religion

God uses imperfection in his perfect plan

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 27   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star   Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church anniversary, Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. Rev. Soloman Loud Jr. from Albany will be guest speaker. More...

Campus

Early County closes out regular season with 56-3 loss

Taking the opening kickoff, the Bobcats punted after going three and out. The Bulldogs fielded it in stride and raced into the endzone. The PAT made it 7-0. More...

SGA takes on Terrell Academy

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From the Press Box

A tough loss for Early County this past Friday night. Now we turn our attention to the first round of the state playoffs.   We play Jefferson County. The Bobcats will be practicing real hard this week, so let’s get behind them!   More...

Swamp Gravy Bicentennial Presentation Nov. 17 at Birdsong Cotton Warehouse

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Celebrate Veterans Day

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11 a.m. More...

D-SNAP info

Georgians hit hardest by Hurricane Michael can apply for assistance to feed their families under a temporary program supported by the USDA and DFCS.  More...

Honoring Early patriots

Celebrating 200 years of Early County and the Revolutionary Veterans that resided in the original county, a Veteran’s monument will be unveiled by the Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Join us on the bus!

Join us as we take a tour of Early County School System Nov. 29 at 8:45 a.m. and see technology at work in the classroom. Space is limited! Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/ODHSokuJ1kLEIIvl1 or call Tammy Storey at 229- 221-1284 by Nov. 16. More...

Editorials

I love America!

Other Voices

(Note: This column appeared in the Nov. 8, 2017 issue of this paper.) Twenty reasons why I love America: 1. When there is need in our own country or anywhere around the world, Americans are usually the first to step up and help out. 2. More...

Political Cartoon

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Telephone marvels

All That’s Fit to Print

The Voice was on television last night and one of the contestants sang “Operator” by Jim Croce. The vocalist was a young man and he admitted that he didn’t know what an operator was in the beginning. More...

Obituaries

Frances Enfinger

Retired

Mary Frances Enfinger, 86, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at her residence at Sumter Retirement Village in Plains, Ga. Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

Tiana Boozer

Tiana Boozer, 17, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Miss Boozer was born Nov. 3, 2000, in Blakely, Ga. She was the daughter of Diane Salway and Willie Boozer and a devoted grandmother, Elois Boozer. More...

Charlie Hutchins

Retired

Charlie C. Hutchins, 75, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Oct. 22, 2018.  More...