September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

AIM $500,000 loan proposal fails to get county approval

A proposal to provide the American International Marksmanship Academy a $500,000 loan to expedite the startup of the facility’s operations north of Blakely failed Thursday afternoon when it was considered by the Early County Board of Commission More...

Tailgating For the Future

OCT. 8 ON COURT SQUARE

Fall is in the air and it is football season! The Impact Early Young Professionals are hosting a celebration of fall and football Oct. 8 on Court Square.  Activities will begin after the Kolomoki Festival at 3 p.m. More...

Special Olympics

The   Blakely Pilot Club is working to host Special Olympic games in Blakely. More...

Tommy Newberry Classic - Oct. 8

The third annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament and Silent Auction will be held Oct. 8 at Quail Country in Arlington. More...

Other News

Everson climbing musical ladder

Kyle Everson is a professional studio and road musician in Nashville, Tenn. He has been featured in songs recorded by Steel Magnolia, Jake Owen, Bubba Sparks, Joanna Smith and many others. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Civility isn’t lost

We’ve come to this home office of Southern hospitality primarily for a football game. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Do you know the muffin man?

Whew, those daring politicians in D.C. managed to ward off yet another government disaster by coming to terms on a bill to keep the government operating a few more days.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Stanley Daniel

Repairman

Stanley Lewis Daniel, 59, of Seale, Ala., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.  Mr. Daniel was born June 25, 1952, in Columbus, Ga., to the late Wheeler Ethan Daniel and Caroline Jolly Daniel Flowers. He was a U.S. More...

Samuel Williams Jr.

Repairman

Samuel Peler Williams Jr., 84, a resident of Columbia, Ala., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in a Dothan hospital.  More...

Sports

Bobcats take region loss in OT

The Early County Bobcats thoroughly out played the Thomasville Bulldogs last Friday night in Thomasville. The Bobcats outgained the Bulldogs 336 to 204 total yards. Early lead in first downs 13 to 7. More...

Ponder breaks records

Bailey Ponder is the first pitcher in Southwest Georgia Academy’s fast pitch softball program to win 30 games; she is also the first SGA pitcher to win 40 games. Then on Sept. More...

Campus

Harveys offers customers opportunity to support local schools

Harveys is offering customers an easy way to provide free educational equipment and supplies to local schools.  The Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards program gives parents and supporters the opportunity to link their personal Hometown Rewards More...

DOT approves drop off regulations

Early County Elementary School has received approval from the DOT that at the intersection of Chancey Mill Road and Highway 62 there will be no left turns allowed from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. to ease congestion of morning drop off traffic to ECES. More...

SWGA offers intern program

College students majoring in business, finance, accounting or marketing may now apply for Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s Summer Internship Program, designed to challenge students, develop skills, engage in meaningful experiences and learn what More...

Cobb jury returns $40 million verdict in Foster wreck

A 12-member jury in the State Court of Cobb County returned a $40 million verdict Sept. 23 against a Jacksonville, Fla., trucking company after one of its drivers ran a stop sign and killed two men.  More...

Trivia Bee winners

Seven teams braved the stage at Mangham Auditorium Thursday night to vie for the Early County Literacy Task Force Community Trivia Bee trophy.  Each three person team answered questions from various categories to raise money for literacy.  More...

Park trivia and cupcake contest

41ST ANNUAL KOLOMOKI FESTIVAL

This year’s Kolomoki Festival has a sweet new event for visitors to enjoy and an opportunity for those who think they “know it all” to prove it.  More...

X-ray peanut grading technology testing

Testing is underway on new peanut grading technology using x-ray that will likely lead to one of the biggest technological advances in the peanut industry in nearly 45 years.  The last time a significant change was made in the way peanuts are gr More...

DOT approval

Early   County Elementary School has received DOT approval allowing restrictions of left hand turns at the intersection of Chancey Mill Road and Highway 62 to ease congestion of morning drop off traffic.  Signs will be posted advising motor More...

Wild Game Benefit Dinner

The   19th annual Boy Scouts Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction will be Oct. 11. Call 229-436-7226 for tickets.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Put your trust in the Lord

Divine principles are timeless. The declarations from centuries ago continue to be important in our day. Human nature has not changed, even though the calendar shows a progression of time. More...

The Gospel Truth

God is in the answer to your prayers

Are we required to bring anything to Jesus when we come to worship? Yes, we are. But you may be surprised at what these things are. 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

Harp - Allmond

Denita Takasaki of Little Rock, Ark., announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Katrina Ann Harp, to William Ames Allmond, both of Delray Beach, Fla. More...

BIRTH

Leah and James Moore of Jacksonville, Fla., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Alexander Moore. Lily was born July 16, 2011, and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Womble reunion set for Oct. 1

The Womble family reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at Flat Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 10:30 a.m. until.  Bring a covered dish and enjoy great food and wonderful fellowship.  Plates, cups and utensils will be provided.   More...