Early County, GA

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McDaniels wins Lucy King Major Scholarship

Taylor JaMorra McDaniels is a 2020 graduate of Jordan High School in Columbus, Georgia. Taylor, the oldest child of Keitric and Tashia King-McDaniels is also the granddaughter of Queen and Johnny Jones and Johnny Hubbard of Blakely, Georgia. Taylor graduated from Columbus but received her educational foundation within the Early...
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Investigation underway after skeletal remains found at Blakely home

An investigation is underway after skeletal remains were discovered at a Blakely home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist the Early County Sheriff's Office who says the remains were found in the yard of a home off of Fort Gaines Street in Blakely. The investigation is...
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GBI, ECSO investigate possible human remains at Blakely home

BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - The Early County Sheriff’s Office confirms to WTVY that suspected human remains have been found near a home early this morning. Sheriff William Price says the possible remains were found in the 100 block of Fort Gaines Street in Blakely. Price requested the help of the...
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McDowell Scholarship Awarded

Ansley Smith is the recipient of the 2020 Thomas B. McDowell Memorial Scholarship. Ansley is a 2018 graduate of Early County High School. She is attending Troy University for Early Childhood Education. Smith stated, “I will be a third-generation educator, following in the footsteps of my grandmother Dianne Tarver who taught at Early County Elementary School and my mother Renee Smith who currently teaches at Early County Elementary School.”
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ECMS Graduation

The Early County Middle School eighth grad graduation ceremony was held Monday, May 24, at 6:30 PM at Standifer Field. Approximately 130 students received their middle school diplomas and will begin the next year as high school freshmen. The master of ceremonies was Charles Williams. The Pledge of Allegiance was...
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Suspected human body remains found in Blakely

EARLY COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) — Suspected human remains have been found near a home on the 100 Block of Fort Gaines Street in Blakely. Early County Sheriff William Price requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) assist with human body remains that were found Tuesday morning. One body bag was...
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Blakely enters Flint River Baseball League

THE Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council honored Charles Barton Rice Jr., at their annual Friends of Scouting Luncheon. Rice was presented with the 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award. FAMILY members of the late Vicki Burden proudly displayed her diploma that was granted posthumously at Bainbridge College graduation. GAINES Harrell, six-year-old...
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ECHS first Industrial Trade Signings

Early County High School held their first Industrial Trade Signing Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. in the media center with three students committing to area companies. Jordan Smith signed with Metro Power to enter their electrical apprenticeship program guaranteeing his place in the four year program at Southern Regional Technical College while working for the company.

Nicole Norris is 2021 Teacher of the Year

Note: While Morgan is an accomplished teacher and has received accolades for her work in the Early County Schools, 2021 Teacher of the year is not one of them. The News and the schools had some miscommunication. The 2021 Teacher of the Year is Nicole Norris. Nicole (Nikki) Norris was...
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All debtors and creditors of LEWIS SANDERS, JR., deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me. This 5th day of May, 2021.
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SCV presents Hunley Award to Cadet Col. Shantira Barnum

A presentation of note was given at the Early County High School Awards Service in Blakely this year. This award is known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Hunley Award. This award is given by the SCV camp to a Jr. ROTC student who has exhibited character traits such as Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
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Commencement exercises held for 169 ECHS seniors

EARLY County High School saw 141 graduates turn their tassels and walk the stage for their diplomas before a packed crowd during graduation exercises. SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy held commencement exercises for 22 seniors May 19. The top three honor graduates – Marlena Dee Collins, Parker Montgomery Adams and Heather Marie Bridges – delivered messages.
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Andy Hunter Memorial Service

Andy Eugene Hunter Sr. was born May 24, 1959, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Hunter (Annie Bertha) of Blakely, Ga., Early County. On June 6, 2020, after a long, and courageous battle with cancer, Andy died peacefully with his children and their mother by his side. Although Andy lost the battle; his initial prognosis was 18 months. His determination and a tenacious zeal for life, afforded him a bonus of 4 more years. Andy’s positive and encouraging demeanor, through it all, humbled his medical team gaining their sincere admiration, respect, and love – they coined Andy “a miracle.” We celebrate, and honor how our beloved, lived the character he possessed. His work ethic and professionalism inspired others. His passion and commitment to nature; God’s creation, and the love and devotion he had for his children, family, and friends, gave him the greatest joy.
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Class leaders offer classmates…

Standifer Field was again the venue Saturday morning for the Early County High graduation exercises for the seniors of the Class of 2021, which included 19 honor graduates.. The class appropriately marched into the stadium to “Pomp and Circumstance.”. The honor graduates participted in the program: Pledge to the Flag...
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Canning plant notice

The Early County Food Processing Plant is now open by appointment only. Please call Lisa Murphree at 478-317-0546 or David Wolfe at 229-310-9246. 30 oz. cans are 90¢ each. Blanching is $1.00 per buschel. Pea shelling is $6.00 per bushel. Corn creaming 10¢ per ear. Customer must help with corn processing.
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Morgan Shivers named ECSS TOY

Morgan Shivers, 2020-2021 ECHS Teacher of the Year, has been named the Early County School System Teacher of the Year. Morgan Cook- Shivers is the daughter of Roger and Lisa Cook of Ocilla. She graduated in 2002 from Irwin County High School. She continued her education at the University of...
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ECHS graduation Saturday

Early County High graduation exercises will be Saturday, May 22 at 9 a.m. in the Tommy Whitehurst Gym. A yet to be determined members of the Class of 2021, including 19 honor graduates, will march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Commencement exercises will begin with the seniors marching...
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Rotary entertains Blakely-Union senior class

EARLY County High School graduation exercises will be held Saturday, May 21. The salutatory address will be given by Nancy Moreno; the valedictory address will be given by Virginia Aiden Farris. SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy will hold graduation exercises Thursday, May 19. Graduation speeches will be given by top honor graduates.