November 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor’s election contested

Over a week after the General Election the election results have not been certified, with Abrams’ lawyers contesting the counting of provisional and absentee ballots.  The Florida elections for Governor and U.S. More...

Farmers need disaster relief

Like everyone else, farmers could only watch as Hurricane Michael swept through Early County Oct. 10 with sustained winds of 115-120 mph and gusts up to 140 mph. 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...

Other News

Purple Heart ceremony held in Bluffton

A ceremony designating U.S. 27 in Stewart, Randolph, Clay and Early counties as a Purple Heart Memorial Highway was held on Veterans Day at Weston C. Lee Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffton. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Moore  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Revolutionary patriots honored

The Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution unveiled a monument Saturday in the Blakely Cemetery honoring 24 patriots of the American Revolution (See monument).  More...

Religion

God does not ‘see as man sees’

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 28   In life, as in the kitchen, one cannot unscramble eggs. This condition does not change the nutritional value of the egg, but greatly reduces the possibilities of usefulness. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Maryland   More...

Sports

Bobcats lose close game to Jefferson County

After holding the Bobcats to a three and out on the opening drive, the Warriors offense drove to the Bobcats’ one yard line and punched it in from there to take a 7- 0 lead.  The Bobcats then started with little better field position, but More...

From the Press Box

A good season for the Bobcats making it to the State Playoffs.  Here are some of their accomplishments:   Aaron Yarbrough rushing over one thousand yards this season;  WDHN Team of the Week with the win over Eufaula; and being the firs More...

SGA defeats Briarwood in first round of state playoffs

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors played the Briarwood Academy Buccaneers Friday night at home in the first round of the GISA state AA playoffs. More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2018 12:03 PM

Two killed in two-vehicle wreck

The News has learned two people were killed in a two-vehicle wreck around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning on Hwy 62 near Hilton in Early County. More...

Greene re-elected

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in last week’s General Election by a narrow margin with 976,614 votes (50.26%) to Abrams 1,918,847 votes (48.79%).  Kemp also carried Early County with 2,281 vot More...

Oct. & Nov. county meetings

Commission chair June Merritt opened last week’s commissioners meeting thanking everyone who had worked to help Early County recover from damage caused by Hurricane Michael. More...

Dumb Crook News

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Sheriff’s deputies recently responded to a reported burglary of an unoccupied dwelling on Highway 39 North.  The property owner reported someone had entered the house used for storage and provided deputies surveillance footage which showed 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...

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...

Editorials

Hollywood needs new movie ideas

Other Voices

I would like for someone – anyone, really – in Hollywood to stand up and tell the truth. Just come right out with it. “Y’all,” I’d like to hear them say. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Pretty good and voting

All That’s Fit to Print

Early Countian’s are pretty good at going to the polls, but it wasn’t always true. These are numbers for the past few big election years.  Nov. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Pitts

Retired

Patricia “Tricia” Pitts, 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.  Mrs. Pitts was born in Blakely, Ga., Oct. 23, 1939. She was a daughter of the late William Earle Hobbs and Mildred Cannon Hobbs Massey.  More...

Mary Jean DeVaughn

Retired

Mary Jean Wiley DeVaughn, 59, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Nov. 4, 2018. Mrs. DeVaughn was born in Donalsonville, Ga., Aug. 21, 1959, to the late Lester Ray Wiley Jr. and Marlene Rentz Wiley of Dayton, Ohio. She was a homemaker. More...

Campus

Ceremony honors REACH scholars at ECHS

Early County’s fourth annual REACH Scholarship signing ceremony was Thursday, Nov. 8. More...