October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City candidates forum

Approximately 150 citizens gathered in the “Grand Old Lady’s” courtroom Monday night to hear city candidates thoughts and ideas about the future of the City of Blakely.  With only one council candidate participating, the event More...

40th Homecoming Friday at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy will celebrate its 40th Homecoming Oct. 21 at Warrior Field in Damascus, where the Warriors will host Heritage Christian School.  More...

Wellness Wednesday next week

Pioneer   Community Hospital is partnering with Southeast Alabama Medical Center Oct. 26 to sponsor a Wellness Wednesday luncheon.  Debra J. More...

Other News

Contest winners

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual fall decorating contest Oct. 7. More...

Ribbon cutting at Bargin House

Bargin House celebrated their grand opening Friday, Oct. 7. More...

Firearms safety is extremely important

Georgia reported 44 hunting incidents, 22 involving firearms during the 2010-2011 hunting season.  Four Primary Rules of Firearms Safety  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus has great love for his church

As we read scripture, it is important for us to grasp the picture that is being painted, as the Author — the Holy Spirit — presents the message. More...

The Gospel Truth

Find a way to serve God’s children

Jesus will offer an excellent sermon on child-like faith in Mark 10:13-16. But before we get there, Jesus demonstrates the sincere faith that takes a special liking to children in Mark 9:33-37.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Colomokee   Colomokee Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 23 with Sunday school beginning at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. John Merritt will be the speaker. More...

Society

Allen - Hayes

Caitlin Dunwood of Blakely announces the upcoming marriage of her mother, Debra Allen, to Lorenzo Hayes.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Martha Allen of Blakely. Her maternal grandparents are Freddie and Mary Taylor of Blakely. More...

Class of ‘56 enjoys reunion

The Blakely Union High School Class of ‘56 met Friday, Oct. More...

Martin has winning weekend

Macy Martin of Albany recently had a winning weekend.  It began when the high school junior was crowned Life Christian Academy’s first ever Homecoming Queen Sept. More...

Breaking News - 10/25/2011 8:01 AM

PUMPKINS ON THE SQUARE TONIGHT  Free Access 

Make sure your little costumed gobblins make it to “Pumpkins on the Square” tonight” — Oct. 25!  Registration for the costume contest begins at 6 p.m. More...

Deer season opens Saturday

SAFETY REMINDER

If you noticed a few extra pickups roaming the roads in recent weeks loaded with deerstands, camping gear, tractors and a variety of hunting buggies, there was good reason.  Firearms deer season opens Saturday, Oct. More...

AIM site impresses celebration visitors

The work the Georgia DOT has done in recent months north of Blakely on the four-laning of U.S. 27 was impressive on the way out to Thursday’s grand opening celebration of the American International Marksmanship Academy.  More...

Early Voting!

Early voting for the Nov. 8 city election began Monday and will continue through Friday, Nov. 4. Early votes must be cast at the Registrar’s office on River Street between the hours 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. More...

Blood Drive Oct. 24

Bainbridge   College Early County will host a Community Blood Drive Monday, Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 40 Harold Ragan Drive in Blakely. Please contact Pam Smith at 724-2106 to sign up to donate.   More...

Chamber Trick-or-Treat October 28

The   Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will be sponsoring “Trick-or-  Treat” around  Court Square for pre-school and local daycare children Friday, Oct. 28.  It will start at 9:05 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19  BIRTHDAY: James Weaver  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Other Voices

Use the power

The drive to Music City is a long one and we exhausted the football talk just north of Chattanooga, so the conversation turned to politics .  My friend Kurtz is our group’s resident liberal. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Lunchroom memories

I found an ant on my kitchen table last week. I tried to see if it was one of those exotic hairy ants that are marching across the south, but he wouldn’t be still. Of course it could have been a she ant. More...

Obituaries

Derrell Clark

Retired

Jesse Derrell Clark, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Kenneth Love

Carpenter

Kenneth Love, 64, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Love was born March 28, 1947, in Blakely to the late Robert Lee Love and Rachel Anglin Love. He was a carpenter.  More...

Allene Eley

Allene Newberry Eley passed away Sept. 29, 2011, at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga. More...

Agriculture

Whopper spuds!

Henry Jones grew these giant sweet potatoes in a small garden at his home on Crystal Springs Road. One of these spuds weighed 3 lbs. 14 oz. More...

Sports

Bobcats cruise to victory

Early County built a 33 point half time lead and cruised to a 33-10 victory over the Berrien County Rebels last Friday night at Standifer Field. The Bobcats are now 3-4 overall and 1-2 in region 1-AA.  More...

Campus

Tinson chosen cover girl

The first annual Calendar Girl Pageant was held in the ECHS auditorium Sept. More...

FCCLA to sponsor breast cancer walk

Early County High FCCLA will sponsor “Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the high school and participants will walk to the square and back on the sidewalk. More...