August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

DRIVE SAFELY!

The 20th Annual Hands Across the Border, underway this week, is serving as a kick off to the Labor Day “Operation Zero Tolerance” and a grand finale to the 100 Days of Summer HEAT campaign.  In addition to drunk drivers, officers are More...

Dove season opens Saturday

Back-to-School... high school and college football season, and now dove season. Life is good!  Hunters statewide are looking forward to the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 3. More...

ECHS student photo orders

ECHS students received school photo proofs Aug. 29. Orders must be returned to the school by Friday, Sept. 9. Students who missed picture day will be able to have their pictures made Sept. More...

Other News

Habitat needs site, volunteers

The Early County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to start its fourth home in Early County. The Jonathan Hilton family has been selected, and the project is ready to begin.  The one obstacle is the lack of a suitable lot. More...

9-11 recognition ceremony planned in Clay County

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, everyone is invited to a First Responder Appreciation Ceremony 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Need hunter education?

A hunter safety course is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The all day course will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring food and drinks.  A two-hour review and test is scheduled 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. More...

Religion

Learn from your mistakes

Sunday School Lesson

One does not live long enough to always learn from your mistakes. No way can you make all of these mistakes, correct them, and “go on with life.” The lessons from the past can help anyone, as he or she travels the road of life. More...

Redemption of the heart is key

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...

CHURCH NEWS

New Mt. Nebo   New Mt. Nebo will hold a youth gospel explosion. Heart of Faith youth choir will perform Sept. 7 through Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.  Shiloh Outreach   More...

Sports

Warriors lose to defending champs

The SGA Warriors traveled to Camilla Thursday night to take on their long time nemesis the Westwood Wildcats, defending single A state champs. More...

Bobcats lose hold on the Bearcats

It was your typical Early County opener against Bainbridge Friday night at Centennial Field. Both teams had their respective moments when it appeared they were going to take over the game and put the other team away. More...

A $71 million impact

Bainbridge College’s economic impact in southwest Georgia has been valued at more than $71,150,000 by an annual study for FY 2010.  The college’s impact included 987 full-time and part-time jobs: 219 oncampus and 768 off-campus jobs More...

City qualifying

Qualifying is underway at City Hall for the city election which will be held Nov. 8. As of Tuesday afternoon four people had qualified. The qualifying period began Monday and will continue through Friday, Sept. More...

A Bobcat in the Dome

Bulldogs’ strong safety Shawn Williams

When the 19th ranked Georgia Bulldogs take to the field in the Georgia Dome Saturday for the Chickfil A Kickoff Classic, local football fans will be looking for the player wearing Nike “combat jersey” #36.  And that will be former Ea More...

‘Down home’ at Early Mem. Nursing Home

With a little help from the community, the Early Memorial Nursing Home will have a new “hometown back when” atmosphere in the dining room the residents will be able to enjoy.  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...

Red Cross Blood drive

ARed   Cross Blood Drive will be held 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Westview United Methodist Church on Westview Dr. in Blakely.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31Lions Club Meeting, noon.Family ConnectionCollaborative, noon, FamilyLearning Resource CenterBIRTHDAYS: Linda Hartley,Jarrod Bryce JohnsonANNIVERSARY: Phil andJoy ClenneyTHURSDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

Waiting for kickoff

Other Voices

The first Georgia football game I attended was in 1969. The Dogs whipped Tulane 35-0. I still have the ticket stub tucked away in a scrapbook. More...

Cartoon

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Flighty thoughts afield

Mumbles

Ninety degrees and a chance of thunderstorms is the forecast Saturday... sure beats some 100-degree+, nota cloud-in-the-sky, dead still afternoons I’ve endured in the past to shoot (at) dove. Now, if the dove will cooperate.  More...

Obituaries

Billy Roberts

Retired

William Timothy “Billy” Roberts Sr., 81, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.  Mr. Roberts was born June 5, 1930, in Phenix City, Ala., to the late Reuben S. Roberts and Ruby Lee Mann Roberts. More...

Society

Celebrating 20 years

Georgia Family Connection Partnership recently celebrated 20 years of serving communities across the state. More...

Celebrating 50

Lorraine and Jack Durham were married Aug. 18, 1961, and recently celebrated 50 years together. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Adam Hutchins announce the birth of their son, Cullen Adam Hutchins, born June 17, 2011, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...