August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Thank you, thank you!

After weeks of searing heat and drought, the scattered rains and slightly cooler temperatures the past several days have been a welcome change. More...

Tarver and Michelle

Tarver Ray Loyed is pictured above with Michelle Obama during the Obamas’ visit this past weekend to Panama City Beach. More...

Bobcat scrimmage game

Bobcat fans will have a chance to get a glimpse of the 2010 edition of the Bobcats when the Bobcats host Terrell County for a preseason scrimmage game at Standifer Field Thursday night. Kickoff is set at 7:30 p.m. More...

SGA opens season Friday

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors will open their 2010 football season Friday night when they travel to Macon to play Tatnall Square Academy. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.   The Warriors first home game will be Thursday, Aug. More...

Other News

Squirrel season is now open

Whether still, stalk or squirrel dog hunting is your preference, the beginning of squirrel season is here. More...

The truth about cancer myths

People who have been diagnosed with cancer often begin looking for information about their condition. In addition, well-meaning family members commonly search for answers to their many questions. More...

Backpack safety goes beyond back pain

When it comes to backpack safety, most people tend to think about injuries caused by a heavy backpack or one worn improperly. However, there are other dangers associated with backpacks and caution should be used.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Live a life content in Christ Jesus

It is easy for us to allow distractions to turn us from the goal that we have set for ourselves. More...

The Gospel Truth

Life begins with faith in Jesus Christ

Where does life begin?   More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect and Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual revival Aug. 25 through Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Sowhatchee   More...

Agriculture

FSA’s CRP sign up is underway

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will hold a Conservation Reserve Program general signup through Aug. 27.   More...

Society

Miller - Peter

Katie Deanna Miller and Darrell Lee Peter would like for you to join in their celebration of marriage at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Notchaway Church in Baker County.   More...

Temples - Moseley granddaughter

Mr. and Mrs. David Temples of Blakely and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hester of Colquitt are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Brooke Temples, to John “Trip” Fulton Moseley III, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Willis - Still

Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Vincent Willis Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Wendy Summer Willis of Louisville, Ky., to Jeremiah Bush Still of Louisville, Ky. More...

Dean edges Handel in Aug. 10 runoff

All eyes were on the Republican runoff for governor in last Tuesday’s General Primary Runoff. And everyone was still watching Wednesday morning as Nathan Deal was leading Karen Handel by only about 2,500 votes as election night wound down. More...

August 10 General Primary Runoff Election results

Governor - Republican *Nathan Deal - EC- 163 / Statewide - 50.2% Karen Handel - EC- 174 / Statewide - 49.8%   Attorney General - Republican *Sam Olens - EC- 136 / Statewide - 59% Preston Smith - EC- 167 / Statewide - 41%   More...

Hunter safety courses

Residents and non-residents born on or after Jan. 1, 1961, must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license.   More...

One of our own...

Harry B. White Jr., a member of the 7th Special Forces at Ft. Bragg, N.C., has recently been promoted to the rank of Major in the U. S. Army. More...

Kopkie indicted on misdemeanor charges

Former Edison police officer and longtime Blakely police officer J.D. Kopki has been indicted on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a November 2009 shooting death of a suspect.   A Calhoun County grand jury indicted Kopkie Aug. More...

Spirit Night

Everyone is urged to mark Aug. 24 on their calendar for the annual Spirit Night to kick off the fall sports season and recognize the community’s student-athletes.   The activities will begin at 7 p.m. at Standifer Field. More...

Junior class ring ceremony

The ECHS junior class ring ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Mangham Auditorium. All Junior class parents are invited to attend. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Knock on wood

I’ve never been particularly superstitious.   For instance, I’ve never believed in throwing salt over my shoulder when I accidentally knock the shaker over. All that does is make a mess I have to vacuum off the floor.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Did Elvis change the world?

Monday marked the 33rd anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. His death, like his birth, is a significant event in our nation’s, perhaps the world’s, cultural history. I remember when I heard Elvis was gone. More...

Mumbles

The show was great, but...

The weather situation was growing worse by the day recently with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees day after day. The crops were wilting in dry fields with no rain in sight and crop forecasts declining. More...

Obituaries

Franklin Martindale

Retired

Franklin Barton Martindale Jr., 90, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2010, at Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing Home in Savannah, Ga.   More...

Clarence Martin

Clarence W. Martin, 60, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.   Mr. Martin was born Sept. 9, 1950, to the late Mary Etta Martin. He was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked at Damascus Peanut Company. More...

Earnestine Fortner

Retired

Earnestine Brockett Fortner, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mrs. Fortner was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Iron City, Ga., to the late Earnest Brockett and Beatrice Key Brockett. More...

Campus

Retired educators begin new year

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators started the 2010-2011 year off with a new president, Essie Chester of Leary, Ga.   The group met at her home Tuesday, Aug. 10 to make plans for this year.   More...

Home school seminar

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Home School support group is hosting a home school information seminar, Monday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Southwest Ga Regional Library in Bainbridge. The seminar is free and open to the public. More...