May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcycle safety

3-state celebration kicks off in Blakely Thursday morning

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program, a part of the Georgia Department of Driver Services, is celebrating 25 years of motorcycle rider education, licensing and motorist awareness programs with the “3rd Annual Ride Straight State to State: Thre More...

Gov. Deal ousts Miller County school board

A month after the State Board of Education recommended the dissolution of the Miller County Board of Education, Gov. Nathan Deal Monday signed an executive order creating a committee that will recommend new board members.  More...

New BC logo

Including a little old fixture — the oak and pine trees silhouette — with a new lettering arrangement, Bainbridge College has a new logo that will become a consistent image.  The final selection came following two surveys to get feed More...

Co-ed benefit softball June 2

Aco- ed benefit softball tournament will be held June 2 for Stacy Holley who is undergoing treatment for paralysis resulting from a fall.  Entry fee is $250. Deadline for entry is May 18. More...

Other News

Ribbon cutting at My Backyard

Richard Middleton cut the ribbon Thursday during My Backyard Nursery’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new location on North Main Street. More...

Republican convention held

The Early County Republican Party Convention was held March 10 in accordance with the rules of the Georgia Republican Party.  Mac Cox, chairman of the Early County GOP, called the meeting to order. More...

Save money by growing vegetable plants from seeds

This time of year is paradise for home vegetable gardeners, when the hard work of preparing garden beds is over and it is time to plant.  To ensure your hard work pays off with a fruitful harvest, follow a few vegetable seedplanting tips from Un More...

Religion

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 3

Everyone is encouraged to be a part of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer Thursday when millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast.  This year’s theme, One Nation Under God, is based on Psalm 33:12: &ldquo More...

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is the bread of life

John 6  More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s salvation is undeserved

While you were in school I am sure you took many tests that were not very pleasant. Test taking determines your ability in understanding the subject matter covered in class. Romans chapter nine contains a test. More...

Society

Retirement reception to honor Marie Phillips

A retirement reception in honor of Marie Phillips will be Sunday, May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lunchroom of Southwest Georgia Academy.   Phillips has taught at SGA since 1983. More...

Elliott - McManus

Mr. and Mrs. David Eugene Elliott of Guyton, Ga., formerly of Savannah, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, to Eric James McManus, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Max McManus Jr. of Sylva, N.C.  More...

RELAY EVENTS

• The Relay for Life Survivor supper is scheduled for May 7 at First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. For more information contact Susan Stinson at 723-3746 or 254-0246.  More...

40 under 40

Southwest Georgia

Two young Early County professionals were named to the Albany Herald Southwest Georgia “40 under 40” which was featured in Sunday’s paper.  More...

BC to graduate 325

Bainbridge College’s commencement for approximately 325 graduates will be Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. More...

Chair-ity auction for Pataula kids

Thirteen chairs creatively painted by ECHS art students and art club members will be auctioned Saturday at the Auction House on North Main Street. More...

Sign ordinance meeting Thursday

The City Council is working with the Chamber of Commerce and Blakely Hometown to review the City of Blakely’s sign ordinance. Business owners and concerned citizens are asked to attend a meeting Thursday, May 3 at HughesWire Café at 6 p.m. More...

Sacred Concert

The   Early County High Choral Department will host their annual Sacred Concert Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. This concert is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAY: Phil Evans  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

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Plenty of chicken

It didn’t take me long after moving here to learn that the Poultry Capital of the World takes its chicken seriously.  Just a few weeks after I arrived in town, I was invited to lunch by Johnny Vardeman, a former editor of The Times. More...

Mumbles

Forward? wake up America!

Does anyone remember my conspiracy theorist rant from a while back. “It was a good time to give it a try,” I said.  I stated back then it was easy to connect the dots... More...

Obituaries

Verne W. Reese

Homemaker

Verne W. Reese, 92, of Columbus died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Columbus Hospice House.  Mrs. Reese was born in Early County June 17, 1919, to the late Sam Wright and Lilly P. Plymale Wright. More...

Roosevelt Jones Jr.

Retired

Roosevelt Jones Jr., 77, of Blakely died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Dougherty County Emergency Center in Albany, Ga.  Mr. Jones was born in Blakely Aug. 27, 1934, to the late Roosevelt Jones Sr. and Retha M. Jones. More...

Clifford Drinkard

Clifford Drinkard, 50, of Columbia, Ala., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Drinkard was born in Blakely Feb. 22, 1962, to the late Waymon Evans and Sammie M. Drinkard. More...

Campus

Students inducted into honor society

Patricia Washington of Blakely and Joann H. Nguyen of Arlington were among 10 Bainbridge College students recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.  More...

ECHS boys win region golf

The ECHS boys golf team won the 1-AA Region Championship Monday, April 23 at Crooked Oak Golf Course. ECHS defeated Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Fitzgerald and Thomasville by 37 strokes. More...

Roney to compete in piano competition

Douglas Allen Roney will compete in keyboard/ piano division of the Georgia State Association of Free Will Baptist music and arts competition in Albany May 5. More...