May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mr. & Miss Southwest Georgia Academy

Students and faculty at Southwest Georgia Academy recently chose class superlatives and Mr. and Miss SGA.   Seniors Ben Burkett and Michaelyn Newberry were named Mr. and Miss SGA.   More...

Boy Scout breakfast May 27

The Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council will host their Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast at The First United Methodist Church tomorrow, May 27 at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. More...

Other News

City of Arlington applies for CHIP grant

The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission is working with the City of Arlington to submit an application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for additional CHIP funding. More...

Tutorial program offered for K-5 students

St. James C.M.E. Church of Damascus will host a tutorial program June 7 through June 24. Classes will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon.   Students in grades K-5 will be tutored in reading, math and writing. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events May 31 — Closed. June 1— 10:15 -11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 Games. Lunch: Chicken fritters, tomato veggie soup, tossed salad, wheat crackers, spiced peaches. June 2— 10:30-11:30 - Bingo. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Personal agendas, as good as they might be, must bow before the throne of divine will. The writer, Jude, identified himself as “the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James.” Jude1a. More...

Do you feel you belong to God?

The Gospel Truth

Philippians 2:1-11, which contains perhaps the most beautiful paragraph in all of scripture, is a clarion call to personal humility and church unity.   A Humble Request   (verses 1-2)   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Good Hope A.M.E.   Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 142nd homecoming May 30, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Dinner will be served.   New Prospect A.M.E.   More...

Society

Sibley - Worsley

Mike and Marie Grebel of Arlington and Yvette Forrester of Starkville, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Ann Sibley, to Andrew Douglas Worsley, son of Mark and Roxanne Worsley of Bradford, Fla.   More...

Pilots attend convention

Seven members of the Blakely Pilot Club attended a statewide Pilot Club convention at the Mariott Hotel in Duluth, Ga. Members heard inspiring speakers, attended workshops and enjoyed a banquet for the installation of new state officers.   More...

Cason-Smith plans complete

The wedding plans for Samantha Jo Cason and Travis John Smith have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Baptist Church in Arlington, Ga.   Rev. More...

24 turn tassels at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held commencement exercises for 24 seniors May 20 at Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium in Damascus. Ten honor graduates held special parts in the program.   Sarah Lindsey Oliver gave the welcome. More...

Drive safely!

State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia this week are targeting traffic violations which are contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes — “Take Back Our Highways.”   More...

Teachers of the Year

Superintendent Kenneth Hall is pictured above with Teachers of the Year, from left, Natasha Wimberly (ECHS), Candice Vickers (ECES) and Pamela Higginbotham (ECMS). More...

Editorials

Presidents past

Other Voices

Thomas Jefferson wandered into my office the other day for a chat. (Hey, some folks claim to see UFOs. I talk to the Founding Fathers.)   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

The best things in life

My niece is one of thousands of high school seniors who will graduate this week.   It seems like only yesterday she was the little girl fascinated with her first snake, a dead one, victim of my sister’s hoe.   More...

Obituaries

Loleta Ames

Teacher

Loleta Marie Ring Ames, 91, of Ft. Gaines died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany.   Mrs. Ames was born in St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 13, 1918, to the late Charles Oscar Ring and Edna Ann Tangerman Ring. More...

Anne Singleton

Retired

Anne Elizabeth Fleming Singleton, 81, of Waycross, Ga., died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.   Mrs. Singleton was born in Macon, Ga., June 17, 1928, to the late H.P. More...

Nancy Kenney

Homemaker

Nancy Jenkins Kenney, 99, of Damascus died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.   Mrs. Kenney was born in Blakely Dec. 27, 1910, to the late Samuel Jenkins and Elizabeth White Jenkins. More...

Sports

Athletes honored at SGA banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual spring sports banquet May 13 in the school cafeteria.   More...

Bainbridge College exceeds previous graduation record

President Tom Wilkerson conferred 347 degrees and certificates at the May 11 Bainbridge College graduation exceeding the previous record of more than 320 graduates. The graduation was the last under the tenure of Dr. Wilkerson who will retire Dec. More...

Honors, awards and scholarships presented at Bainbridge College annual honors night

Students and faculty from both Bainbridge College locations received a wide variety of honors, awards and scholarships at the annual honors night at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the Bainbridge campus.   More...

Campus

Reed signs with Hilltoppers

Early County High School track standout Nett Reed signed a full scholarship to run track with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. More...

Vipers win area tournament

The North Florida heat didn’t stop the 9U Wiregrass Sports Academy Vipers from reaching their goal — tournament champions. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The University of Georgia announced the names of undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean’s list for fall semester. More...