August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pre-paid phone users to pay E-911 charges

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, there will be a 75-cent charge added to all purchases of pre-paid wireless phones and phone minutes purchased in the state of Georgia to fund 911 services. The charge will be an add-on and collected at the point of sale.  More...

Community Health Center Week Aug. 7-13

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia has planned events to celebrate National Community Health Center Week Aug. More...

Other News

Winners announced

Piggly Wiggly topped off their second anniversary celebration Saturday with drawings for valuable prizes including a gas grill and the grand prize — a John Deere riding lawn mower.  Teresa Backey was the grand prize winner and McArthur Jon More...

Wiregrass launches food drive

Wiregrass Hospice staff members will be blanketing the region throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the company’s seventh annual food drive.  More...

Fort Gaines man charged with murder

A Fort Gaines woman was shot to death and her neighbor wounded early Saturday morning, July 30, in a shooting on Bradley Street in Fort Gaines.  Authorities reported that 50-year-old Annie Belle Spann was found in the doorway of her home around More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be a faithful example to your offspring

The thought of the divinely-designed family is under great attack in our society. More...

The Gospel Truth

His miraculous grace continues to reach out

There is no record in scripture that Jesus turned water into wine more than one time. He may indeed have done it again, but only one gospel records one episode. There is, however, a fantastic miracle that Jesus did repeat. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will have their annual revival Aug. 1 through Aug. 5. Pastor Alfred of Cuthbert will be the evangelist. Everyone is invited to attend.  Rosinvick   More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Tennille - Powell

Mr. and Mrs. George Tennille of Baker County announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Tennille, to William Cameron Powell, both of Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Powell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Harrell-Scarborough

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harrell of Arlington, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Alyssa Harrell, to Jeremy Clark Scarborough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Scarborough of Morgan, Ga.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Peanut acres at a 30-year low

Peanut acreage in Georgia this year dropped to the lowest amount in three decades, which could set the stage for the highest peanut prices in 20 years.  Farmers planted 480,000 acres of peanuts this spring, according to a recent survey from the More...

First day in pads

The Early County Bobcats took to the practice field in full pads for the first time Monday afternoon in preparation for their season opener Aug. 26 in Bainbridge against the Bearcats.  More...

No-cost student-athlete physicals

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early provided sports physicals for over 200 student athletes at the Early County High gym July 13.  The physicals were conducted at no cost to the students who also were given sports bottles and bags.  More...

CODE RED weather WARNING

Nearly   1,200 tornadoes have already killed over 500 people this year. Severe weather warnings can save your family’s life.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3  Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Bowen Tedder, Ali Fincher Moseley, Stanton Spence, Sherry Coolahan  THURSDAY, Aug. 4   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Smart to nap

I enjoy a good nap. I’m not afraid to admit that.  By “good nap,” I don’t mean when you accidentally fall asleep sitting in your easy chair watching TV or reading a book. Catching 40 winks that way is fine, I suppose. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

There’re stories to be told

Hopefully, the front page article about several of our post offices being on the U.S. More...

Obituaries

John Idlett

Retired

John Arthur Idlett, 78, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  Mr. Idlett was born May, 5, 1933, in Terrell County in Dawson, Ga., to the late Marion Idlett Sr. and Mammie Johnson Idlett. More...

James Idlett

Veteran

James Arthur “Sonny” Idlett, 62, of Arlington died July 13, 2011.  Mr. Idlett was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Arlington to Jessie Mae Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late John Arthur Idlett. More...

Narcisco Villarreal

Veteran

Narcisco “Nars” Villarreal Jr., 84, of Marianna Fla., died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Jackson County Hospital.  More...

Sports

All by myself, almost!

Dallas Moseley caught this big fish. Granny Martha Moore helped him land this huge 10 lb. grass carp from her pond and Papa Phillip Moore helped with a net when they got him near the bank. More...

Sports, energy drinks not for children and teens

Parents should use water, not sports and energy drinks, to rehydrate their thirsty children.  More...

Campus

SGA welcomes students Aug. 5

Southwest Georgia Academy begins its 42nd year Friday, Aug. 5. The new year begins with a new headmaster and seven new faculty members. More...

Early County bus routes announced

School Bus #2 235 South Church St. School Bus #3 693 Liberty St. 425 Hogan Ave. 245 Hogan Ave. 44 Hogan Ave. 130 Jessie Johnson St. Lancelot St./Arnall Blvd. Underwood St./Liberty St. 12783 Magnolia St. More...

Anderson graduates

On July 29, 2011, Hannah V. Anderson of Fort Gaines graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in hospitality administration. More...