October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Souvenir mural envelope and postmark  Free Access 

When the Global Mural Arts and Cultural Tourism Association Festival visits the Blakely Post Office Thursday to see the “New Deal” mural, they can take a souvenir with them. More...

Local man electrocuted in Webb, Ala.

An Early County man died at a Dothan hospital Friday after he was accidentally electrocuted Thursday afternoon at Qualico Steel Co. in Webb, Ala.   More...

Trick-or-Treat Saturday

The community’s chief Spook (Mayor Ric Hall) has issued a proclamation that Trick-or-Treat will be observed Saturday night. More...

Community-wide Fall Festival

First Baptist will host a community-wide Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. in the church parking lot. All are invited to be a part of the fun! More...

Other News

Poker Run to promote literacy

Area bikers are invited to participate in the “Riding for Reading” Poker Run Saturday to raise money for Early County literacy programs and scholarships.   More...

Open house features ribbon cutting

Blakely Feed and Seed welcomed customers to their open house this past weekend at their new store on North Main Street. More...

Sticking to the cause

In preparation for Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, members of FACES Youth Council placed alcohol awareness stickers on 950 brown bags supplied by local liquor stores. The stickers remind adults not to provide alcohol to minors. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

True worship comes from the heart

Songs of adoration and testimony come from the heart of a writer that has been there and done that. Victories and difficulties have been the theme of many songs that have touched lives through the centuries. More...

The Gospel Truth

It’s important to keep God number one

The first two people who taught me about God were my paternal grandmother, Wynelle DeVane, and my little league football coach, Dr. Jim Daniels. 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...

Agriculture

Africanized honeybees confirmed in Georgia

The recent death of an elderly Dougherty County man has been attributed to Africanized honeybees. This fatality confirms the bees’ arrival in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.   More...

Sports

Warriors one step closer to region title

The SGA Warriors traveled to Newnan this past Friday night for a region match-up versus the Heritage Hawks (4- 3).   More...

Bobcats get stung by Cook County Hornets Friday night

The Early County Bobcats lost to the number four rated Cook High Hornets, 50-14 last Friday night at Standifer Field. Cook is now a perfect 8-0 while the Bobcats fell to 2-6.   More...

SGA softball players named to all state, all region

Two Southwest Georgia Academy fast pitch softball players, junior Bailey Ponder and freshman Jenna Kitchens, were recently named to the GISA AA All-State team. More...

Get out the vote today!  Free Access 

Tell your kids and grandkids you voted today to take their country back! More...

SPLOST referendum  Free Access 

There will be a SPLOST referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot for Early County voters to consider extending the collection of a special purpose local option sales tax over the next six years. More...

The Nov. 2 election  Free Access 

Only six days remain before voters go to the polls to vote in what is being called across the country the most important election in the nation’s history — the Nov. 2 General Election. More...

Revolutionary War soldier grave marker dedication

The Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a grave marker dedication commemorating the service of Revolutionary War soldier James W. Alexander. More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Pumpkin decorating, costume contest and prizes Thursday on Court Square... games for everyone. Begins at 6 p.m. See page 3 for details! More...

PCSWG celebrates expansion, health kiosk

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia showcased their expanded facility and Georgia’s first Personal Health Advisor — a patient education kiosk — last week with an open house.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 Lions Club Meeting, noon.   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   BIRTHDAYS: Laura M. Houston, Patsy D. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Fair compromise

One of the great things about writing the kind of column I write is the responses I get from my readers. It’s always heartening to know something that I’ve written resonates with someone. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Choose to choose

Many registered voters don’t bother to cast a vote in an election because they feel they don’t have anything at stake. They are wrong each and every time they choose not to choose.   More...

Mumbles

VOTE! ...or be singin’ the blues

I was somewhat puzzled this week when I caught the lyrics from an old Tennessee Ernie Ford song dancing in my mind... “You load sixteen tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt.”   More...

Obituaries

Henry Worlds Jr.

Retired

Henry Worlds Jr., 83, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.   Mr. Worlds was born Oct. 15, 1926. He was retired from Farley Nuclear Plant in Gordon, Ala. More...

Catherine O’Dell

Homemaker

Catherine Ann O’Dell, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.   Mrs. O’Dell was born Dec. 2, 1944, to the late Ruth Marie Varnum Barfield. She was a homemaker.   More...

Mary Philmon

Homemaker

Mary Frances Weaver Philmon, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.   Mrs. Philmon was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Blakely, to the late William Weaver and Nellie Spurlock Lominec. She was a homemaker. More...

Society

Knighton family reunion held in Hilton

The Knighton family gathered for a reunion at the Hilton Methodist Church in Hilton, Ga., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. More...

Cockrum donates locks

Carol Ann Cockrum has taken many months to grow her hair and has cut 10 inches of it, donating her cut hair to the organization Locks of Love. Cockrum is the daughter of Tom and Laura Cockrum of Blakely.   More...

Reddick turns 30

Lakeisha Reddick of Atlanta will celebrate her 30th birthday today, Wednesday, Oct. 27. She is the daughter of Homer and Sandra Reddick. Mother of Vamya and the granddaughter of Pinkie and Vatie Pankston and the late Homer and Gussie Reddick.   More...

Campus

Homecoming activities at ECHS

Early County High School is having a “Hoedown Throwdown” for Homecoming 2010. Throughout this week, classes will compete to win homecoming activities which include spirit sheets, decorated hallways, badges and other activities. More...

Retired teachers travel to Tennessee

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators took a trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., leaving Albany with three buses sponsored by the Golden Key Club on Tuesday, Oct. 12. More...

Honor roll announced at SGA

The following students made honor roll at SGA during the first semester.   Fifth grade: Jessica Andrews, Abby Bodrey, Sarah Chappell, Landon Durden, Justin Grimsley, Savannah Hal, Sydney Lane, Kohler Tabb, Bryant Tedder and Sydney Thompson. More...