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Breaking News - 11/4/2011 4:42 PM

Little Bobcats Super Bowls Saturday in Bainbridge  Free Access 

All three Early County Little Bobcats football teams will be playing in the Southern Elite Conference (SEC) Pee Wee Football Super Bowls Saturday  in Bainbridge.  The games will be at the stadium across from Wal-Mart at the 27 Bypass. More...

GP Water Ways a fun learning experience

Georgia-Pacific’s Water Ways Festival kicked off Oct. 25 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park with more than 220 fourth graders singing and dancing to the “Water Cycle Song.”  More...

Veterans Day celebration Sunday at UMC

Everyone is invited to the annual Veterans Day celebration Sunday, Nov. 6 at Blakely First United Methodist Church.  More...

Bluffton PO meeting tomorrow

AUSPS public meeting in Bluffton, originally scheduled for Oct.17, to discuss a proposal to make changes in postal services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Bluffton Club House at 109 South Broad Street.   More...

Other News

Shooting suspect arrested

Anthony Katreil Thompson 31, of 73 Tolbert Drive in Blakely has been arrested in connection with an Oct. More...

Primary Care earns state award

During the annual conference of the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc. — a member organization representing all the Federally Qualified Health Centers in Georgia — Primary Care of SW Georgia, Inc. More...

Adults need vaccinations

Most adults can recall those days as a child when Mom or Dad took them to the doctor’s office to get their vaccinations. Less memorable are the times Mom and Dad got their own vaccinations. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make God’s teachings a priority in life

As Jesus Christ of Nazareth taught the multitudes (Matthew 5:1) regarding the “kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 4:17), he was describing the life that is expected by the subjects. More...

The Gospel Truth

The Lord warns about sins of omission

We love a good scandal, as long as it does not involve us. Sometimes we are involved, however, or at least tempted to be involved, in the greatest scandal on earth. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel   Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its 155th homecoming Sunday, Nov. 6 with Sunday school beginning at 9:45 and the worship celebration at 11 a.m. featuring former pastor Mike Lee. More...

Agriculture

Turn fallen leaves into rich compost

As winter approaches, leaves turn from green to gold, bronze, red, orange, brown, yellow and crimson. Deciduous trees and shrubs will soon shred their leaves and home landscapers will have to decide what to do with all the fallen leaves.  More...

Sports

Bobcats scalp Indians

The Early County Bobcats built a 21 point lead and then held off a huge Albany rally to defeat the Indians 36-34 last Thursday night at Hugh Mills Stadium. The Bobcats are now 4-5 overall and 2-3 in region 1-AA.  More...

Warriors claw Wildcats

The SGA Warriors football team needed a win against the Flint River Wildcats this past Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. From the onset of the game it looked like SGA was ready to prove they were a playoff team. More...

SGA players honored

In the wake of a 17-4 season in which the SGA Lady Warriors reached the second round of the GISA softball state play-offs, the GISA has honored several outstanding SGA players.  More...

Campus

SGA hosts alumni reception

Southwest Georgia Academy hosted its alumni reception in the Ted Sasser, Jr. Library on campus Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. More...

Band of Blue superior in competition

The Early County High School Marching Band of Blue, under the direction of Roy Rasheed, participated in the Sound of Silver Marching Festival in Blackshear, Ga., Oct. More...

FEA participates in Read for the Record

The Early County High School chapter of the Future Educators Association participated in the Read for the Record program Oct. More...

Breaking News - 11/8/2011 9:25 PM

ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

City of Blakely Election - Nov. 8, 2011  More...

Breaking News - 11/8/2011 7:15 AM

Meet & Greet Dr. Barker  Free Access 

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early invites the community to a meet and greet reception to welcome Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Barker this evening, Nov 8 at  6:30 p.m. at Blakely Town & Country Club.  More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2011 10:00 PM

Don't forget to vote in Tuesday's city election!

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ECHS Homecoming Court

Highway/Ag Safety program kicks off here Friday   Leaders of Georgia’s agriculture and highway safety communities are joining forces to draw attention to an increasing number of crashes involving farm equipment on Georgia roads.  More...

The killing of Hong Kong — the rest of the story

(Publisher’s note: The following is the continuation of the Long Forgotten Halloween Story that appeared on last week’s front page.)   More...

Fill out ECSS online survey

The   Early County School System is undergoing a strategic planning process and wants the public to be involved. More...

Benefit planned for Sat., Nov. 12

Abenefit for Megan Bush and Linda Mobley is planned for Nov. 12 at the Blakely Shrine Club on Magnolia Street.  A poker run will begin at 1 p.m with the last bike in at 5 p.m. A BBQ dinner at 6 p.m. will be followed by a dance at 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2  BIRTHDAYS: William Pitchford, Gavin A. Gray, Kimberly Still  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Nov. 7 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pork chop with gravy, cole slaw, lima beans, wheat roll, peach crisp. Nov. 8 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Monkeying around

I’m a sucker for trivia questions. More...

Political Cartoon

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All That’s Fit to Print

Choose to choose

The city election is next Tuesday. Visit the polls.  Many registered voters don’t bother to cast a vote in an election because they feel they don’t have anything at stake. More...

Obituaries

Alex Patterson

Contractor

Alex Patterson “Pat” Grimsley, 74, of the Frank Community in Irwin County, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at his residence.  More...

James Moates

Lineman

James Daniel Moates, 66, of Jakin, died Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Moates was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Pansey, Ala., to the late Reuben Braswell Moates and Rosia McCarley Moates.  Mr. More...

Lucy Mosely

Retired

Lucy Mae Holmes Mosely, 85, of Blakely, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.  Mrs. Mosely was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Blakely to the late Grant and Carrie Holmes. More...

Society

Retired Educators Day to be observed

Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, as Retired Educator’s Day in Georgia.  There are more than 92,000 retired educators in Georgia, 22,000 of whom are members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association.  More...

BIRTH

Hayley Diane Crapps was born June 10, 2011, in Donalsonville. She weighed 6 pounds, 4.9 ounces. She is the daughter of Clif and Amanda Crapps of Blakely.  Hayley’s maternal grandmother is Diane James of Blakely. More...

Class of ‘91 tailgate party

The ECHS Class of 1991 is planning a reunion Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. Bobcat fans are invited to join the class at a tailgate party Friday night before the ballgame.  The class is sponsoring a Car and Bike Show 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...