August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend home blaze claims Damascus man

An early morning fire claimed the life of a Damascus man over the weekend when a kitchen fire destroyed a home at 7364 Kestler Avenue.  More...

Boost ‘em but don’t Ride ‘em

50 years: Remembering Howell Park — Part 2

On the third day of May in 1961 upwards of 2,000 Blakely citizens traveled down Liberty Street to the newly constructed Howell Park. More...

Silent auction

Asilent/ live auction for the ECHS baseball and softball teams will be held Aug. 27 at Funny Girl on Court Square. There will be over 100 items. See page 2 for more information.   More...

Kolomoki Festival needs volunteers

Aplanning meeting for the 2011 Kolomoki Festival is scheduled for noon Aug. 31 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Volunteers are needed. More...

Other News

Primary Care awards exercise bikes

The administration and staff of Primary Health Care of Southwest Ga., Inc. highlighted National Health Center Week by awarding exercise bikes to two lucky patients. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events  Aug. 22 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken filet on bun, broccoli and cheese, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun, orange.   More...

State-of-the-art mammography now at Donalsonville Hospital

With the acquisition and installation of a Selenia 2-D digital mammography unit, Donalsonville Hospital becomes one of the first sites in the nation to incorporate a full-field mammography system optimized for image quality, patient comfort, and fast More...

Religion

God has certain expectations

Sunday School Lesson

The children of Israel — the Chosen Nation — did not live in the manner of the heathen nations around them. Their history had been built on a foundation that was foreign in concept and practice. More...

See clearly by the gospel of Christ

The Gospel Truth

To spit in a person’s eye is the creme de la creme of insults. And to do this to a disabled person would seem to be adding the cruelest of insults to a critical injury. More...

IN MEMORY

Dela, July 7 was your birthday, and July 15 was your grandmother’s birthday, Sister Idel Amos Smith. Your grandmother and you had a special love for one another. We miss you all so much. More...

Campus

Correction

ECHS seniors who did not have their formal portraits taken this summer will be scheduled for makeup pictures Sept. 26. Seniors will receive information before picture day.   More...

SGA will hold tailgate supper

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club will sponsor the annual tailgate supper at Warrior football field Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.  The coaches will introduce their respective teams. More...

GaDOE offers educational services

The Georgia Department of Education and Early County High School are working hard to provide programs to help all students succeed.  These efforts include implementing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2011 8:10 AM

Blakely woman killed in wreck  Free Access 

The News has learned that Michelle Moore was killed in a wreck on Three Notch Road late Saturday afternoon. No other details are available at this time. More...

Andrew Smith Recycle Trailer

Anyone traveling North Main Street has probably noticed the green trailer sitting street-side in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. More...

City equipment stolen

Burglars struck the City of Blakely this past week, making off with a trailer load of maintenance equipment valued at over $17,500.  When city employee Daniel Warfield arrived for work at the city barn on Plant Street Thursday morning he found t More...

Murkerson funds at banks

After spending weeks in the hospital at Emory University undergoing stem cell therapy for myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder, Jimmie Murkerson has been released, but must remain in Atlanta near the hospital to undergo additional treatment for appr More...

Labor Day Run

The   Early County High cross country team is sponsoring a four-mile “Kolomoki Gate to Gate Labor Day Run” at 9 a.m. Sept. 5 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. Cost is $15. More...

Hunter safety

Ahunter safety course, required of hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961, is scheduled Sept. 17 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The all day course will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 Lions Club Meeting, noon. BIRTHDAYS: Cacye Burbach, Amanda Watson, Ann Worsham THURSDAY, Aug.  More...

Editorials

Getting older

Other Voices

Let me start this morning by stating that I realize I’m getting older. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

The first and the last

Mumbles

Tony Gilbert was amused when he started working on the Howell Park feature at how many people have stories and memories from the early days at the park.  I’m not surprised. More...

Society

Trawick earns Pinnacle Gold

Anna McLeod Trawick, RN, BSN, HCS-D, has been awarded Gentiva Health Services’ highest honor, the Pinnacle Gold.  More...

Camping at Kolomoki

Campers can save 30 percent on a two night stay at Kolomoki Mounds State Park throughout the month of August. Campers can come by the park office to get a space. More...

Hobbies for arthritis sufferers

Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Doctors want people to exercise to keep up the range of motion in affected joints. However, even some limited movements can cause pain and suffering to those with arthritis. More...