August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed 2nd district map

The General Assembly is now in their second week of a special session in Atlanta dedicated primarily to redistricting. With the new House and Senate districts now approved, their focus is now on the Congressional districts.  More...

Senior Center Open House Monday

The   Blakely Senior Center on Meadowbrook Drive will hold an open house Monday, Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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

Save Second Base to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation

Funny Girl’s 3-Day walking team is hosting a Save Second Base adult co-ed softball tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Early County Sportsplex. More...

Strike a pose for better sleep

Health experts have long been professing the “back is best”mantra to new parents. As it turns out, the back also may be best for adults.  More...

Possible ways to reduce risk of cataracts

While doctors still don’t know what causes cataracts, there might be ways men and women concerned about their eyes can reduce their risk for cataracts. More...

Religion

Let us be faithful to God

Sunday School Lesson

“Integrity” is “the quality or state of being sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity.” (Webster).  More...

Confess Christ for who he is

The Gospel Truth

With our minds, Christians confess Christ for who he is. With our hearts, Christians accept Christ for what he has done. With our lives, Christians follow Christ for what he gives. More...

IN MEMORY

If I could travel back in time, I’d travel to your side. Back to the day I said ‘I do, and you made me your bride. I’d make my promises again, and wear the same gold ring. More...

Society

Swords - Peacock

Allen and Sarah Daughtry of Americus, Ga., are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joanna Swords, to Curtis Denton Peacock of Americus, son of Ron and Susie Peacock.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter More...

Everson-Holton vows exchanged

Megan Leigh Everson and Tory Wayne Holton were united in marriage during a June 26, 2011, ceremony held at Gin Creek Plantation in Hartsfield, Ga. Rev. More...

Sanders-Cheney

Rhonda E. Sanders and Kent Cheney, together with their families, announce that the couple will be married Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at 3 p.m. More...

Campus

McFay awarded scholarship

Shorter University student Tonya McFay, a native of Arlington, Ga., has been selected to receive the prestigious Gary Lee Scholarship through the Georgia Independent College Association.  More...

Dunnigan serves as Area 5 sentinel

Ashley Dunnigan, a member of the Early County FFA chapter, began her term as the Area 5 Sentinel Aug. 5- 6 when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.  More...

Farm Credit offers scholarship

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is offering $8,000 in scholarship money to selected high school students in the association’s 21-county territory.  More...

Cats on the line

Kickoff at 7:30 Friday in Bainbridge

The Early County Bobcats will open the season taking on the Bainbridge Bearcats Friday night in Bainbridge. More...

Mother of four dies in wreck

A Blakely woman was killed late Saturday when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on Three Notch Road approximately six miles south of Blakely.  Michelle Moore, 38-year-old wife of Steven Moore and mother of four, was driving south o More...

A Night at Howell Park

50 years: Remembering Howell Park

Alex Howell was a successful businessman and civic leader but from May until early August he worked full-time hours directing affairs at Howell Park. More...

Peanut Proud March 24, 2012

Mark your calendars — plans are already underway for the next Peanut Proud celebration. The next Peanut Proud is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. An exciting theme is in the making for the 2012 event!  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

Financial woes

Other Voices

I know that many of you share my concern over the fragile state of our economy. It seems that every day brings bad news for our finances.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Caught in the middle

Mumbles

An earthquake to the north of us, Hurricane Irene to the south... More...

Obituaries

Betty Torbert

Retired

Betty Bass Torbert, 83, of Chester, S.C., died Friday, June 3, 2011.  More...

Thelma Chapman

Homemaker

Thelma Marie White Chapman, 90, of Blakely died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.  Mrs. Chapman was born Sept. 13, 1920, in Houston County, Ala., to the late Thomas Wesley White and Bertie Joiner White. More...

Michelle Moore

Homemaker

Michelle Lynn Avery Moore, 38, of Blakely died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.  Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 22, 1972, in Blakely to the late George Jefferson Avery and Berdell Day Avery. More...

Sports

Bobcat fans ... reserve your seats

Time is fast approaching for the 2011 Football Season to begin. We will begin selling Century Club Memberships and Reserved Seats on Monday, Aug. 15. Tickets will be sold for two weeks, Aug. 15-24 from 5:30 p. m. to 8 p.m.  More...

Warriors kick off their own crusade

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors football team opened their 2011 campaign last Friday night against the Robert Toombs Crusaders out of Lyons, Ga.  The Crusaders are considered one of the AA favorites this year with their huge offensive lin More...

Hatcher elected GHSRA president

Troy Hatcher, a senior at SGA, has been elected the 2011-2012 student president of the Georgia High School Rodeo Association. He was elected last May at the state finals in Perry, Ga. More...