May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA graduation

Top honor graduates

Southwest Georgia Academy held commencement exercises for 22 seniors May 19 at Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium in Damascus. Fourteen honor graduates held special parts in the program.  Maggie Marie Bridges gave the welcome. More...

Lock’um up, your vehicles!

Officers arrested a Blakely man early Sunday morning with multiple offenses relating to theft from automobiles.  Willie Earl Butler, 53, was apprehended in the Lakewood Drive area a little after 5 a.m. More...

Pedestrian hit, killed on bypass

The   News has learned that a Blakely man was killed May 7 when he stepped into the path of a southbound vehicle on the U.S. 27 Bypass near the GA 200 intersection.  More...

Other News

Summer food program begins

The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the City of Arlington, began serving meals Monday, May 23 and continues through July 15. More...

A helping hand, Bobcats to Bobcats

Pictured above are those who made the “Bobcats to Bobcats” Disaster Relief trip to Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Ala. More...

Georgia to host license plate design contest

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest open to the general public seeking a design for a new Georgia license plate. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept Christ’s invitation today

As the Apostle John viewed the final scene of his vision, while on the “isle that is called Patmos” (Revelation 1:9), he was allowed to see the source of food for the spiritual bodies of all who inhabit the glory land.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Little Vine  Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church will present a centennial celebration in Dothan, Ala., May 27 through May 29.  Springfield  Springfield Baptist Church will have a gospel singing worship service Sunday, May 29. More...

THANKS

The family of the late Ruby Lee Teart would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of love and concern that was shown to us during the time of loss for our beloved Ruby. More...

Agriculture

Acreage reports due by July 15

Accurate and timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses are essential to prevent the loss of program benefits for marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments, direct and counter-cyclical payments, conservation reserve program annu More...

Society

Class of ‘57 enjoys 54th reunion

A group of 25 classmates and spouses attended the 54th reunion of the class of 1957 at the home of Curt and Wynkie Smith Saturday, April 30. More...

Retired educators attend convention

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators traveled to Savannah to the state convention May 9 through May 12. The GREA governing board and president Dorothy B. Wilson planned an outstanding convention. More...

WHS alumni reunion set

The Washington High School alumni reunion will be July 1 through July 3, 2011. This is a reminder to all alumni and friends to send in your response letter to the committee at P.O. Box 956, Blakely, Ga., 39823. More...

Tornado victims thankful

Kimberly Lolley of Hackleburg, Ala., attended Saturday’s graduation to express her community’s appreciation for support of the ECHS students in the aftermath of the deadly tornadoes which swept through the Southeast April 27, including an More...

EPD hearing set for June 23

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing June 23 in Atlanta to receive comments on the permit amendments to the Longleaf Energy Associates permit for a coal-fired power plant to be built in Early County.  More...

Boyd is Teacher of the Year

Early County Elementary School teacher Christina Boyd was named ECSS “Teacher of the Year” at the system’s annual teacher’s reception May 17 at Early County Middle School.  She was recognized by School Superintendent Thom More...

Summer Reading

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Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 25  DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

May 30 - Closed for Memorial Day May 31 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Karaoke. Lunch: Turkey burger, cole slaw, BBQ beans, hamburger bun, apple crisp. June 1 - 10:30 - 11:30 - BINGO.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Live and let live

The world was supposed to come to an end on Saturday. If you are reading this on Sunday morning, I’m assuming it didn’t.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

A bit of this and that

Poor Ronald McDonald. Every few years a new crop of folks hop on the bandwagon to get rid of fast food’s favorite clown. More...

Mumbles

It’s time to fix the dang thing

Listening to the politics of the day reminds me of my early U.S. More...

Obituaries

Johnny Hutchins Jr.

Johnny Clifford Hutchins Jr., 52, of Blakely, died Saturday, May, 7, 2011.  Mr. Hutchins was born Aug. 2, 1958, in Blakely to the late Johnny Clifford Hutchins Sr. and Thelma Evans Hutchins. More...

James Z. Mitchell

Farmer  James Zell Mitchell, 76, of Blakely died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Mitchell was born March 14, 1935, in Blakely, the son of the late Morzell Mitchell and Connie Hall Mitchell. More...

Jacquelyn Dickman

Jacquelyn H. Dickman, 75, of Arlington, Ga., entered into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on May 18, 2011, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison, Ga. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2 p.m. More...

Campus

Students enter writing competition

Early County Elementary students entered the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for the state of Georgia. This competition encourages students to develop writing skills and celebrates the writing successes of all students.  More...

Pilot Club recognized by ECES

ECES recently presented “Thank You” posters and cards to Early County Pilot Club representatives Wendy Powell, Camille Harvin, Dot Willis and Claire Houston, and a special thank you to Kaci Wilbourn.  More...

Chambless signs with Louisiana College

Southwest Georgia Academy Senior Davis Chambless of Dawson, Ga., signed his letter of intent to attend and play football at Louisiana College in Pineville, La., Wednesday May 11. Davis is the son of Jerry Chambless and Marla Chambless. More...