October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary Care open house

TODAY FROM 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M.

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is inviting everyone to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 360 College Street. The ribbon-cutting will be at 4:15 p.m. More...

BOE developing facility use policy

Developing a facility use policy was the main topic of a 5 p.m. work session of the Early County Board of Education Oct. 12 prior to their 6 p.m. board meeting at the Early County Middle School Media Center.   More...

Early voting, sample ballots

Early voting is underway for the Nov. 2 General Election and continues through Oct. 29.   The polling place for early voting is the Voter Registrar’s office on River Street in Blakely. Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. More...

Homecoming parade Oct. 28

The Early County High homecoming parade will be Thursday, Oct. 28. The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the high school and proceed along Columbia Street, South Main and around Court Square.   More...

Other News

New fire station under construction in Jakin

Construction is underway in Jakin on a new fire station which will also be able to serve as a voting location for the Jakin precinct and as an emergency shelter. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Oct. 25 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band Practice. 11:00 Wayne Coachman - Nutrition. Lunch: Beef hotdogs with chili, cole slaw, broccoli, wheat hot dog bun and spiced peaches.   More...

Hudson discusses candidates

Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals, Attorney General

Publisher’s note: The Georgia Press Association has asked our general counsel, David Hudson of Augusta, to provide GPA newspapers with the following recommendations on the candidates for Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Court of More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship a true and living God

The need for worship is locked in the heart of mankind. Granted, this need is fulfilled in many different ways. Some people turn this inborn desire toward things that are created. More...

The Gospel Truth

The gospel is built on God’s power

I believe Jesus still heals people today in much the same way as he healed them in the gospels. But understanding clearly how he healed people then is the key to believing in how his healing power works now. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Milford   Milford Baptist Church will have a Team Kid program on Sundays at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Temples- Moseley plans complete

The wedding plans of Haley Brooke Temples and John Fulton “Trip” Moseley III have been completed.   The outdoor wedding will be Saturday, Oct. More...

Celebrate a ‘green’ Halloween

Move over black and orange ... there’s a new color popping for Halloween this year: Green.   Environmentally conscious people are interested in the best ways to celebrate Halloween in an earth-friendly way. More...

Halloween at the Depot

The Downtown Development Authority of Arlington will host their annual Halloween at the Depot celebration Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Arlington Depot. More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School   1st Nine Weeks   Principal List Second grade Contrell Butler Amy James Justin Lyles Ke’Avontay Mulkey Diamond Ofton Brianna Winns Malik Powell Shy’Neshia Salter Liza Sealy   More...

BCEC to host education conference

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and Bainbridge College Early County are sponsoring the second annual Economics of Education Conference, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 4 at BCEC in Blakely. More...

Meeks named Student of the Month

Brenna Meeks was has been chosen Student of the Month at Early County High School. More...

Candidates to visit Blakely Tuesday  Free Access 

Georgia U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss will be in Blakely Tuesday, Oct. More...

Hoping to ‘Impact Early’

A group of young professionals are organizing “Impact Early” to help create a positive impact on the future of Blakely and Early County. More...

ECHS Homecoming Court

Early County High will celebrate their 2010 homecoming Oct. 29 when the Bobcats host the Albany High Indians. More...

A 2,000,000-hour milestone

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs containerboard mill made history recently when employees worked more than two million hours without a lost-time injury.   More...

First Baptist homecoming Sunday

First Baptist Church of Blakely will celebrate Homecoming Sunday Oct. 24. The guest speaker this year will be Rev. Mark Worsley who served as associate pastor of the church from 2001 to 2006. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20   Chamber of Commerce, noon.   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   Lions Club Meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Nicole Carpenter, Paige Still   THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Real solutions

Sometime during the two hours or so I stayed up late to watch the first miners rescued in Chile the other night, I had a revelation.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

A good place to be

Early County’s new school superintendent is arriving in town this week and I hope his family’s move is uneventful.   I guess no move is uneventful. Something always gets lost or broken. More...

Cartoon

THANKS BOBBY. WE ENJOYED THE RIDE. More...

Obituaries

Calvin Powell

Teacher

Calvin Alvin Powell, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.   More...

William Wessinger

Chef

William Maurice Wessinger, 45, of Columbia, Ala., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Wessinger was born Dec. 27, 1964, to Pat Dawson Wessinger Ferguson and the late Hugh William Wessinger. More...

Michael Jones

Michael Rex Jones, 46, died Oct. 9, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Jones was born Sept. 4, 1964, in Blakely to Roosevelt and Iris Jones. He was a member of Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church in Blakely. More...

Agriculture

Children’s book recognizes importance of peanuts throughout the world

Earlier this year Georgia’s peanuts were voted #1 in the country in an online poll — The Great Peanut Debate.  More...

Agricultural history to be celebrated

On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Landmark Park will celebrate the agricultural history of our region with the annual Wiregrass Heritage Festival.   More...

Sports

Bobcats thrash Rebels

The Early County Bobcats picked up their first region 1-AA win of the year and second overall by thrashing the Berrien County Rebels 42-16 last Friday night in Nashville.   More...

Seniors participate in Georgia Golden Olympics

Fifteen medals were won by nine senior adults who participated in the Georgia Golden Olympics held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25 in Warner Robins, Ga. More...