September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu vaccine available at Health Dept.

The Early County Health Department is now offering seasonal flu vaccine at $25 per dose. Shots and nasal spray forms of the vaccine will be available.  An extended clinic for flu shots will be available 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

Senior Center

Activities and fellowship on Meadowbrook

The public was invited to an open house last week at the Senior Center on Meadowbrook Drive.  Seniors participate in a variety of games at the center each day and enjoy nutritious lunches. 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...

Other News

Donations sought for kidney transplant patient

Megan Bush, 18-yearold daughter of Alex Bush and granddaughter of Molly Bush and the late Jerry Bush, has been placed on a kidney transplant list.  More...

Archers get first draw

Deer season is the most popular hunting season of the year for hunters and this year archers get first draw beginning Saturday, Sept. 10. Last year, 122,316 archery hunters harvested more than 66,352 deer.  More...

Hands across the Border results in 435 bases

For six days leading up to the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Georgia State Patrol and local police and sheriff ’s deputies participated in the Hands Across the Border highway safety awareness campaign with law enforcement partners from borderi More...

Religion

Gospel jam features praisin’ and pickin’

It is about 5 p.m. Cars start filling up the parking lot, trunks start opening. Instrument cases of all sorts start appearing. Soon there is a host of “pickers” breaking out tuners.  What is going on? More...

Choose Jesus Christ everyday

Sunday School Lesson

The generational gap has existed throughout time. More...

Accept Jesus for what he has done

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 souls, Christians follow Christ for what he gives. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 12 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Beef patty on bun, lettuce and tomato, WW bun, baked beans, fresh fruit. Sept. More...

Nursing home residents enjoy TV game show

“...C’mon Down!” was the sound when Mr. Nate Horne, aka Bob Barker, called out their names as the theme from “The Price is Right” played and the residents came down from the audience to play.  More...

WIA hosts youth Art Day

WIA youth have been expressing their creativity this summer. The first Art Day, held in May of this year, was such a success that a second Art Day was held in August at the request of the youth. More...

Three qualify to run for mayor

Seven candidates qualified for the Nov. More...

Rotary is changing the world

Rotary District Governor Margie Kersey thanked Blakely Rotarians for being a part of Rotary during her visit last week. “Because of you Rotary is changing the world.”  More...

Damascus to raise taxes 27.11%

The City of Damascus city council has announced plans to increase property taxes by 27.11 percent over the rollback millage rate.  More...

4,125 students enrolled at BC Fall semester

Bainbridge College and the Bainbridge College Early County Center marked another Fall semester record enrollment with 4,125 students attending classes the first day.  The college also had record participation at the New Student Orientation. More...

Weather knocks out Labor Day Activities

Bands of heavy rain and severe weather from tropical storm Lee passed through Southwest Georgia Monday bringing much needed rain.  The weather also took its toll on most holiday activities Sunday and Monday, including Monday night’s firewo More...

‘BEE’ the change for literacy

Pull out your Trivial Pursuit and start practicing for the Literacy Taskforce Community Trivia Bee. Scheduled for Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7BIRTHDAY: Mavis BradleyTHURSDAY, Sept. 8ROTARY Club, noon,Blakely Town and CountryClubAMERICAN LegionMeetingPILOT ClubBLAKELY #282 OESBIRTHDAYS: Ken Payton,Linda Houston, ShaneDriverFRIDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

No free parking

Other Voices

Probably all of us have memories of gathering on rainy summer afternoons to play board games with family and friends. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Another moment ingrained

Mumbles

Some moments in history are forever ingrained in the memories of the generation that happens to be passing by at the time — the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the shooting of President Kennedy, and most recently the Sept. More...

Obituaries

Larry Wimberly

Retired Farmer

Larry Wimberly, 56, of Blakely died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at his home.  Mr. Wimberly was born April 16, 1955, in Blakely to the late Frank Wimberly and Mary A. Hightower Wimberly. More...

Arrie Shepard

Retired

Arrie Shepard, 85, of Newark, N.J., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.  Mrs. Shepard was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Blakely to the late John and Hattie Shepard. She was a member of Mt. More...

Darryl Corley

Darryl Lynn Corley, formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, August 28, 2011, due to an accident while on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, off shore of Mobile, Ala.  Mr. More...

Sports

Bobcats make Pirates walk the plank

The Early County Bobcats fought off a late charge from the Miller County Pirates and held on to pick up their first win of the season, 12-8.  Early is now 1-1. The Pirates drop to 0-2.  More...

Warriors send the Eagles flying

The SGA Warriors took on long time foe the Terrell Academy Eagles this past Friday night. More...

Campus

ECHS presented sportsmanship award

Fairness and mutual respect are just two of the character building qualities that represent good sportsmanship, according to the directors and employees at Three Notch EMC which recently honored Early County High School in Blakely with the 2011 Georg More...

Smith finalist for national award

The National FFA Organization has announced Montana Sky Smith of Bluffton was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Diversified Livestock Production-Placement.  Smith is one of only four people chosen to compe More...

SGA collecting alumni information

Southwest Georgia Academy is currently collecting information to establish an alumni association.  SGA was established in 1970 with eleven grades. The first class graduated in May of l972. More...