November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ida soaks harvest

Tropical storm Ida blew through the Southeast early this week dumping torrential rains across much of the area, bringing the cotton and peanut harvest to a standstill. More...

Red Cross disaster relief trailer on standby

Red Cross needs volunteers

Early County’s emergency preparedness received a boost last week with the arrival of a Red Cross emergency relief trailer. More...

Tour of Homes

There will be a “Cottages and Castles Tour of Homes” Saturday, Dec. 5 to raise funds for the Blakely Mural Program. Tickets are $15 each. See page 3A for additional information. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Nov. 16 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, parsley potatoes, collard greens, corn muffin, mandarin oranges.   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A nation of slobs

Other Voices

My grandmother used to always laugh when we went to a restaurant that had one of those signs on the door that said, “No shirt, no shoes, no service.”   “One of these days,” she always threatened, “I’m going More...

Mumbles

Unlikely solution, but...

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier. More...

Agriculture

Enrollment underway for DCP and ACRE programs

Hobby Stripling, state executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced that enrollment for the 2010 direct and counter-cyclical program and the average crop revenue election program has begun and will continue through Ju More...

Society

Holt - Griner

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Holt of Colquitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Suzanne Holt, to David Austin Griner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Griner Sr. of Camilla. More...

Pumpkins on the Square offered fun for all

Sixty-six children partipated in the Pumpkins on the Square annual costume contest Oct. 29. Costume winners and pumpkin decorating winners received cash prizes from Piggly Wiggly.   More...

Halloween in Arlington

The Arlington DDA hosted their annual Halloween party at the Depot Thursday, Oct. 29. The party included free food and prizes.   More...

Campus

SGA one-act wins first in region

Southwest Georgia Academy’s one-act play cast brought home the first-place trophy from region 3-AA competition at Valdosta State University Oct. 29. Ben Burkett and Michaelyn Newberry received outstanding actor awards.   More...

Drivers recognized

Westley White, area Woodmen of the World representative, presented pins and certificates of recognition to Early County School System bus drivers during a special ceremony at the elementary school celebrating Bus Driver Safety Week. More...

Belizean librarians train in SWGA

Bainbridge College hosted two librarians from Belize in October as part of an on-going cooperative program between the college and Belizean schools and libraries, said BC library director Susan Ralph, who has been an integral part of the initiative More...

Arlington race ends in a tie

The Arlington mayor’s race ended in a tie last week with incumbent mayor Jerome Brackins Sr. and challenger Marvin King both receiving 256 votes.   More...

High speed chase ends in deadly shooting

Driver reached into the truck’s console and glove box, causing officer to open fire.

A high speed chase across Calhoun County early Friday morning came to a deadly end in Arlington.   More...

City sets budget hearing

2010 operating budget shrinks by $1 million

The Blakely City Council met Nov. 3 at the City Annex to address a short agenda.   More...

H1N1 vaccine not available for those 65 and older, yet

Older adults, who are among those hardest hit by seasonal flu, are least likely to catch the pandemic H1N1 virus, said Southwest Health District director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. More...

Job Seekers Workshop Friday

Job Seekers 101, a specially designed workshop for displaced area workers and workers who feel that they lack opportunities to achieve their goals, will be offered by Bainbridge College 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. More...

International Education Week at BC

Bainbridge College will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20 with special displays and events open to the public.   See page 9A. More...

Support education with color

The Early County Association of Educators is asking citizens to wear a special color each day during American Education week, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11 VETERAN’S DAY   BIRTHDAYS: Vance Amerson, Olin Thompson, Dylan Green   THURSDAY, NOV. 12   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Remember, God is over all

1 Peter 4   When a person surrenders his or her life to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, there is no guarantee that there will be a life of ease. It is true that peace (John 14:27) is promised to the faithful ones. More...

The Gospel Truth

What kind of person are you?

Last week we opened up Proverbs 15:8 and looked at the worst and the best. The worst kind of person in the world to be is a person who is lost, unsaved, without a covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Arlington will celebrate its annual men and womens day Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m.   The speakers are sister Gloria Benton of Atlanta and Rev. Jerome Milton. More...

Obituaries

Earnest Turner

Veteran

Earnest Turner, 81, of Blakely died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.   More...

Daniel Ward Jr.

Veteran

Daniel Webster Ward Jr., 80, of Uvalda, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Triad Healthcare and Rehab in Lumber City.   More...

I.H. Cleveland Jr.

Retired

I. H. Cleveland Jr., 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Tallahassee, Fla.   More...

Sports

SGA Warriors advance to quarter finals

The SGA Warriors played host to Strong Rock Christian last Friday night. The Warriors racked up 555 total yards in their 40 to 10 win. More...

Bobcats close season with loss to Cook County

After falling behind Cook 14-0, the Early County Bobcats tried valiantly to rally late in the ballgame but came up on the short end of 27-14 score Friday night. The loss ends Early’s season at 5-5.   More...

FOOTBALL 2009

THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON CATS
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