December 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Caudill named police chief

The city named Will Caudill as police chief of the city’s recently formed police department. Major Caudill is the lead investigator with the Early County Sheriff’s Department.  More...

MLK parade

The   2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be Monday, Jan. 19 in Blakely. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at ECHS on Columbia Highway.  There is no charge to participate in the parade, but participants must register by Jan. 18.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26  BLAKEKLY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Grady Smith, Dorothy Wehrly, Kevin Ware  THURSDAY, Dec. More...

$5,000 GP Bucket Brigade grant

The Early County Volunteer Fire Department received $5,000 from the Georgia- Pacific Bucket Brigade to help fund replacement water hoses.  More...

Barentine promoted to UGA Extension SW District PDC

On the cusp of retirement, Dooly County Extension Coordinator Ronnie Barentine made an about face when he accepted the role of the University of Georgia’s Extension Southwest District Program Development Coordinator.  More...

Religion

Love God and serve others

Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 25:31-46   Most of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth was done throughout the land of Judah, very little in non-Jewish areas. Some of the early teachings took place in some of the cities of that region. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel More...

Seeds of Hope

A welfare worker, visiting in the home of one of her clients, discovered a crippled child that had never gone to school because he was unable to walk. More...

City holds busy special meeting

The Blakely City Council held a special meeting Dec. More...

Local solar power going to FaceBook

Early County’s solar projects announced last month — at least one of them — were in the news earlier this month when Walton Electric Membership Corporation announced it had executed contracts for three solar projects as part of its More...

Appreciation Event Jan. 10

Everyone is invited to join Governor-Elect Brian Kemp and other elected officials at a special appreciation event for area law enforcement and first responders 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Birdsong Peanut Cotton Warehouse.  More...

Crowdis Run Jan. 19

Mark your calendars! The 2019 Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at First Methodist Church on College St. More...

Editorials

A cord-cutter

Other Voices

Last week, I joined a growing number of Americans in becoming a cord cutter. What that means is that I have gotten rid of cable TV and I have signed up for a streaming service that bring me television programs over the internet. More...

New year a blank slate

All That’s Fit to Print

In 2003, I wrote that “the good thing about a new year is all the open space. Like a new car with zero miles on the odometer, a new year holds so many possibilities. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Josephine Garrett

Retired

On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Josephine Campbell Garrett, wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Smithfield, Va. More...

Anna Wimbush

Homemaker

Anna Jean Wimbush, 63, passed away Dec. 13, 2018, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga.  Ms. Wimbush was born March 18, 1955, to the late Charles Wimbush and Doris Wimbush George. More...