September 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Over 250 4-H’ers in Early County

Oct. 3-9 is National 4-H Week and local 4-H’ers are proud to continue to say they are Georgia 4-H. More...

QC Sporting clays benefit

The second annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament will be held Oct. 9 at Quail Country in Arlington. All proceeds benefit Burning Bush Ministries.   More...

Bethany Bodrey crowned SGA Homecoming Queen

Bethany Bodrey of Colquitt was crowned Homecoming Queen during Southwest Georgia Academy’s homecoming ceremonies Sept. 10.   More...

Other News

Fetner captures nine foot alligator

Wow. Talk about bragging rights. How many 17-year-old guys do you know that would venture out into the swamps of Lake Seminole to capture a nine foot alligator and wrestle it into a small boat at three in the morning?   More...

Kolomoki Festival offers something new

The 2010 Kolomoki Festival coming up Saturday, Oct. 9 offers two new opportunities for local groups and citizens to participate and earn a little extra cash in the process.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God uses all who yield to him

As one begins to consider any topic of study, it is not only logical, but practical, to “begin at the beginning.” To attempt any other approach only leads to confusion, not enlightenment. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   A local chapter of The Dead Theologians Society meets in Blakely every Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. More...

THANK YOU

We would like to thank Diane James for nominating Steven Richardson for The Junior National Young Leaders Conference. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Oct. 4 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Fajita Chicken, baked potato, broccoli, wheat hotdog bun, brown rice, fresh fruit.   More...

Miller - Peter vows exchanged

Katie Deanna Miller and Darrell Lee Peter were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony at Notchaway Baptist Church Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at 4 p.m. Rev. Walter Daniels officiated the ceremony. Soloist was Stephanie Smith.   More...

Twins celebrate first birthday

Carma Riley Hester and Isabella Scout Hester, of Dothan, Ala., recently celebrated their first birthday at their home. They were born Sept. 9, 2009, to Kennon and Jennifer White Hester.   More...

Campus

Third graders presented dictionaries

The Early County Literacy Task Force and the Blakely Rotary Club collaborated in the annual Dictionary Project to give dictionaries to all third graders at Early Elementary and Southwest Georgia Academy last week. More...

Sanford Bishop under fire over scholarships

Congressman Sanford Bishop came under fire several weeks ago with charges of nepotism and cronyism when charges surfaced that scholarships intended for needy students in the Second Congressional District went to family members and persons with conne More...

ECSS student information will soon be available online

Early County School System parents will soon have instant access their students’ grades, attendance and bulletin messages. More...

Kolomoki Festival

The 2010 Kolomoki Festival coming up Oct. 9 offers two new opportunities for local groups and citizens to participate and earn a little extra cash in the process — a scarecrow contest and garage sales. More...

Early voting underway

Early voting is underway for the Nov. 2 General Election and continues through Oct. 29 — the Friday before the election.   The polling place for early voting is the Voter Registrar’s office on River Street in Blakely. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Adkison, Charlene Ashley   ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Roberts   THURSDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let’s take our country back

Dear editor: We are now within five weeks of the Nov. 2 General Election. Are you content with the “CHANGE” we voted for in 2008 and have experienced in D.C.?   More...

A love for Bobcat football

I have not always been a Bobcat fan. I was born and attended school in Tifton, Ga. I never really got interested in football until I moved to Blakely. I remember the only football game I went to when I was a small boy, I watched through the fence. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Some things to remember

We have a little over a month until election day. No one really knows how things will turn out, but chances are there will be a few shake ups, and that some new faces will go to Washington, to state offices and maybe to local ones next year.   More...

Obituaries

Willie Wimberly

Truck Driver

Willie B. Wimberly Sr., 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Wimberly was born in Early County May 6, 1937, to the late John Wimberly and Lizzie Wimberly. More...

Eddie N. Dixon

Pastor

Eddie N. Dixon, 78, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.   Mr. Dixon was born in Fort Gaines, Ga., Aug. 12, 1932, to the late Clarence and Equilla Dixon. More...

Dr. Marcus Gibbs

Veterinarian

Dr. Marcus C. Gibbs, 84, of Arlington, Ga., died Sept. 27, 2010, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington.   More...

Sports

Thomasville Bulldogs pummeled the Bobcats

The Thomasville Bulldogs rolled over the Early County Bobcats 49-21 at Standifer Field Friday night. Early drops to 1-4 while Thomasville improves to 4-1.   More...

Warriors romp hawks, prepare for region showdown

After traveling four hours to play Harvester Christian in Douglasville in the it’s first region contest the Warriors exploded for 51 first half points. More...

SGA captures region title

SGA’s Lady Warriors traveled to Douglas Sept. 15 and came away with a 6-2 win over Citizens’s Christian Academy to clinch the region championship with a perfect 6-0 record and a 13-1 overall record.   More...