October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City voter registration DEADLINE

The deadline to register to vote for the November City of Blakely election is Monday, Oct. More...

Tommy Newberry Sporting Clays Classic - Oct. 8

The third annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament and Silent Auction will be Saturday at Quail Country in Arlington. See page 8A for more information.   More...

Meet the candidates...

A Meet and Greet of the city candidates will be hosted by the Freedom Council at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Blakely Civic Center on Howell Ave.  Candidate Forum  More...

Georgia Peanut Tour visits Early Co.

Several tour buses led a caravan of vehicles into Blakely Thursday as attendees of the 25th annual Georgia Peanut Tour rolled into town for lunch and a tour of local peanut facilities.  Over 200 participants from across the country and around t More...

Other News

How sleep affects work — and vice versa

People often discuss how sleep — and often lack thereof — can affect work performance. However, not as many people are studying how work impacts the ability to sleep.  More...

Editorials

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Important issues

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few months, you know we are coming up on an important election cycle.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It’s Kolomoki time

With this coming Saturday marking the 41st year for the annual arts and crafts festival, here’s a repeat of the event’s history.  What started as a fundraiser for the Early County Historical Society has become a regional event drawin More...

Obituaries

Napoleon Gray

Truck Driver

Napoleon “Nathaniel” Gray, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.  Mr. Gray was born April 2, 1950, to Anna Johnson Gray and the late Simmie D. Gray Sr. More...

Eloise Harris

Homemaker

Eloise Redding Harris, 90, of Bluffton, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Harris was born Oct.. 15, 1920, in Dickey, Ga., to the late Virgil R. Redding and Bama Hamilton Redding. More...

Sybil Majors

Retired

Sybil Marie Montford Majors, 85, died Oct. 2, 2011, at Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.  More...

Sports

Sealy begins gymnastics season

The gymnastics meet season for Charley Sealy has begun once again and she is already reaping some hardearned success. More...

Warriors pull through after two week hiatus

After two weeks off the SGA Warriors’ football team was back in action last Friday night. SGA traveled to Hahira, GA., to take on the undefeated Valwood Valiants in a big region match-up. More...

Understanding second impact syndrome

Beginning with the 2010 season, NFL players who were diagnosed with a concussion during a game were not allowed to re-enter the game and were subjected to thorough testing in the days following to determine if they were allowed to play the following More...

County approves AIM loan

The Early County Commissioners approved a $250,000 allocation of excess SPLOST funds to the Development Authority at the monthly board meeting Monday night meeting at the county administration building.  More...

Post office meetings set

BLUFFTON & JAKIN

The U.S. Postal Service announced last week a public meeting will be held in Bluffton Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss its proposal to make changes in postal services.  The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

Paint it!!!

The community is being asked to help “Paint the Hospital Pink” during October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — with the purchase of a ribbon with a $1 donation. More...

Rep. Bishop honors Raymond Singletary on U.S. House floor

Congressman Sanford Bishop honored the life and contributions of the late Raymond C. Singletary Jr. Sept. 22, 2011, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by reading a citation of memory into the Congressional Record.  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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 10 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pork Chop with gravy, cole slaw, lima beans, wheat roll, fruit crisp. Oct. 11 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Erin Willingham - Wellness. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Rely on God’s divine wisdom

It is sometimes easy to equate knowledge and wisdom. Granted, the two can be related. However, it is important for us to grasp the practical distinction between these terms. More...

The Gospel Truth

Things aren’t always as they seem

Most of us have two side mirrors on our vehicles. And most of these mirrors have fine print etched in the bottom, “Objects are closer than they appear.” Why do they do that? 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.  Oak Grove   More...

Society

Preschoolers visit library

First Baptist Church Weekday Education vistaed the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library for a fun morning of stories and songs. More...

Donations sought for Megan Bush

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

Garden of the month

The Court Square plot in front of the Morris Building has been a showstopper all summer. More...

Campus

Bagwell sends Samford to top ten ranking

Debaters Dan Bagwell of Blakely, Ga., and Jacob Lewis of Monticello, Fla., have claimed a first for the Samford University debate program with their No. More...

SGA to host alumni reception

Southwest Georgia Academy will host a reception for the school’s alumni Oct. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ted Sasser Library on campus. This reception will precede the Homecoming game. More...

Volunteer opportunities abound for teens

Parents who want to help their child find the right volunteer opportunity should consider the child’s hobbies and interests. Oftentimes, a child’s favorite hobby matches up perfectly with a volunteer opportunity.  The Athlete  More...