September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Career expo in Bainbridge tomorrow

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Bainbridge Career Center will sponsor a career and resource expo for employers, veterans, and other job seekers Thursday, Sept. 22.  The expo will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Charles H. More...

HCC grants

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission has announced the continuation of its Education and Interpretation Matching Grant Program with support of the Aflac Foundation.  More...

Pioneer doctors moving

Following an announcement in April that Drs. More...

Benefit silent auction

Pioneer   Community Hospital of Early invites everyone to a silent auction of a beautiful collection of Fall and Christmas wreaths Friday, Sept. 23.  The auction will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Other News

Woman found dead here

The state crime lab is performing an autopsy on the body of a woman who was found dead in her room at Day’s Inn on the bypass in Blakely earlier this month.  According to authorities three people from north Georgia were returning from Flor More...

Five Star Credit Union now serves all citizens of Early County

Dothan, Ala. – Five Star Credit Union is pleased to announce that it has been granted a Community Charter in Georgia to serve all the estimated 11,600 citizens of Early County, Georgia.  More...

Calendar girl pageant is Sept. 30

Early County’s varsity cheerleaders and football players will sponsor a 2011-12 Calendar Girl Pageant in Mangham Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Always depend on Jesus Christ

It is easy to read scriptures and conclude that these were great principles for those who lived in the past. This attitude can allow one to miss the point of the lessons that are revealed through the eternal word of God. More...

The Gospel Truth

God initiates spiritual transformation

Jesus’ master plan in leaving glory to accept death was to transform death into glory. This glory and power would not be just for himself, but for his followers as well. Jesus tells them these things in Mark, chapter eight. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate their annual family and friends appreciation day Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Anointed   More...

Society

Browns celebrate 50th anniversary

William Clarence Brown and Edna Merle Byrum were married Aug. 20, 1961, in New Hope, Ala.  On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, Sowhatchee Baptist was adorned with red roses, green ferns, ivy and gold ribbons. More...

Kessel - Braswell

Mr. and Mrs. James Kessel Jr. More...

Daniel Bowen Webb Jr.

Daniel Bowen Webb Jr. was born to Daniel Bowen Webb Sr. and Gina Hobbs Webb of Sasser, Ga., Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2011 3:38 PM

Shawn Williams UGA captain Saturday  Free Access 

Former Early County Bobcat standout and Damascus native Shawn Williams will be a captain in the upcoming game against Ole Miss. Williams,  who typically plays safety for the dogs will move to outside linebacker. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2011 3:16 PM

Former Bobcat coach Sam Williams dies  Free Access 

Former Early County High football coach Sam Williams of Columbia, Ala. died Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2011, in a Dothan hospital. He was 84.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Mr. Raymond’s passing marks the end of an era

A lot of people leave their mark on people and their communities. Some of them are recognized with awards and proclamations and newspaper features. Few, however ever earn the status “Bigger than Life.”  Mr. More...

Tommy Newberry Classic

The third annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament and Silent Auction will be held Oct. 8 at Quail Country in Arlington. All proceeds benefit Burning Bush Ministries. The tournament entry fee is $300 per four-man team. More...

Kolomoki Festival set for Oct. 8

The   41st annual Kolomoki Festival, which began in 1970 as the Early County Historical Society’s “Arts & Crafts Festival,” is set for Oct. 8 at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park.  More...

Wear your team colors!

Impact   Early sponsor a tailgating party — “Tailgating For the Future” — on Court Square Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21  BIRTHDAYS: Kim Pyle, Deborah McLendon ANNIVERSARY: Hoyle and Myra White  THURSDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

All about Mom

Sunday was my mother’s birthday.  There is a law that prohibits me from divulging her age. That law is murder. If I put her age in the newspaper, she’ll kill me.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

Jobs bill is a snoozer

Before anyone gets overly excited about the current proposed jobs bill, they should read the thing. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Singletary

Mr. Raymond C. Singletary Jr., 99, of Blakely, Ga., died early Thursday morning at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga. The funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 3 p.m. More...

Martha Fussell

Martha Ruth Sanders Fussell, 82, of Blakely died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.  Mrs. Fussell was born July 30, 1929, in Bullard, Ga., to the late Clyde Sanders and Corrie Ethel Burch Sanders. More...

Emily Regan

Emily Bush Everson Regan, 78, of Blakely died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Regan was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Blakely to the late Homer Bush Sr. and Gladys Baker Bush. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Patriots 21-19

The Early County Bobcats built a 21-7 lead in the third quarter then held on for dear life in the fourth quarter, holding off the Westover Patriots for a 21-19 win Friday night at Standifer Field.  More...

Pollard participates in leadership program

More than 6,300 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in Anaheim for the FCCLA 2011 National Leadership Conference. More...