January 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers urged to check their irrigation systems

Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson is urging area farmers to check their irrigation systems in light of the reported copper thefts that have been reported in recent months.  “We’ve had reports of three more irrigation systems which had their c More...

Another sage SWG publisher retires

Longtime newspaper publisher Bo McLeod announced last week the sale of the Donalsonville News to Donalsonville businessman Dan Ponder.  The News was established in 1916 by a group of local businessmen. McLeod purchased the News in 1968.  More...

Chamber banquet January 27

Mark your calendar, make your reservations... the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be entertained by Mama Hope. Tickets are $25 each. Call 723-3741.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I’ll stick with pork

Earlier this week, when Gov.-elect Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, moved into the governor’s mansion, our reporter interviewed the mansion’s executive chef to find out what she expected from the house’s new residents.  You se More...

Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

The thrill’s still in knowing

Some things bear repeating, especially on a week when the brain and the keyboard don’t seem to be connecting. Here’s a rerun.  So, last week I was talking with someone and Hoss Cartwright’s name came up. More...

Obituaries

Harry Tedder

Businessman

Harry K. Tedder, 95, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.  Mr. Tedder was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Blakely. He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Elaine West

Elaine West, 65, of Blakely died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Ms. West was born April 13, 1945, in Blakely to the late Jasper West Sr. and Ruby Lee Wimbush West. More...

Thomas Mells

Retired

Thomas Mells, 73, of Blakely died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.  Mr. Mells was born Oct. More...

Sports

Winkler bags buck

Will Winkler bagged his first buck, a nice seven point, on Dec. 27, 2010, while hunting with his "Uncle" Chad Chapman. Will is the son of Jay and Margaret Winkler. More...

Warriors off to best start in years

The SGA Warriors’ basketball team has jumped out to a 10-2 start this year matching the total number of wins for the team last year with 11 regular season games remaining. More...

Sealy competes in state gymnastics

Charley Sealy was invited to compete in the Alabama Gymnastics State Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 5. She placed second on beam, third on floor and fourth best all around. She also placed in the top five on bars and the top 10 on vault. More...

35th Georgia Peanut Farm Show

The 35th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show will be Jan. 20 at the Albany Civic Center in Albany. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the University of Georgia.  More...

Sowega escapes winter storm

Early County schools and Bainbridge College were closed Monday in anticipation of snow and ice in the wake of another winter storm which was sweeping across the south late Sunday.  Freezing rain did leave a light layer of ice across the landscap More...

Torrè Mills named mayor pro tem at council meeting

The Blakely City Council held its first meeting of the new year Jan. More...

War Eagle!

Sorry,   I couldn’t help myself. Still excited over Auburn’s national championship game Monday night!  The Publisher   More...

Everson to perform at the Opry

Blakely native Kyle Everson is blazing a musical career in Nashville with his pedal steel guitar. He will be on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Jan. 18, performing with “Steel Magnolias” on the “Tuesday Night Opry.”  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 Lions Club Meeting, noon. BIRTHDAYS: Emily Everson, Dot Knight THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God calls us to be faithful

It is easy for one to fall into the trap of “what can I do to earn a relationship with God.” The worshippers of pagan gods spend their time attempting to appease the anger of their gods, or to persuade them to grant their petitions.  More...

The Gospel Truth

Do you really understand Jesus?

The story told in Mark 3:20-25 is one of upset relatives, unpardonable sin and understanding God. We all fit into one of those categories, and the latter is where we want to live. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Springfield Baptist Church will have a fifth Sunday night sing Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Restored House  Restored House will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Agriculture

USDA to conduct agricultural resource management survey

Starting in January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct its Agricultural Resource Management Survey. More...

Agricultural management opportunities workshops planned

The Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center at Albany State University and the Golden Triangle RC&D Council are sponsoring three workshops for socially disadvantaged and limited resource farmers in the RC&D area Jan. 24, 25 and 26.  More...

Society

Mrs. Still celebrates 99 years

Catherine M. Still (front, center) celebrated her 99th birthday at Hanna’s Restaurant in Douglas, Ga., Dec 9, 2010, with her five daughters. More...

Barr - Waller

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Morris announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Barr, to Christian Dean Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Brooks - Dalrymple

Dr. and Mrs. C. Paschal Brooks of Arlington, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, LeeAnn Elizabeth, to Matthew Trigg Dalrymple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Trigg L. More...

Campus

Bainbridge College has economic impact on region

The second annual Economics of Education Conference Bainbridge College Early County Center co-sponsored with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education noted the economic contributions the college and area school systems have on local econom More...

Following a family tradition

A recent graduate has her family to thank for preparing her for a future career in her chosen medical field.  More...

Ward on dean’s list

Holly S. Ward made the dean’s list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the fall semester.   Holly is the daughter of Ricky and Pam Ward of Jakin.   More...