May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary Qualifying May 23 - 25

Qualifying for the July 31 General Primary for Republican and Democratic parties and for all non-partisan offices begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 and continue through noon Friday, May 25. More...

In Memory of Many, In Honor of All

National Police Week May 13-19

National   Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. More...

Bagby town hall meeting

George T. Bagby State Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Bagby State Park and many local leaders, are pleased to announce a town hall meeting at the Bagby State Park Lodge Monday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  More...

New bar & grill now open

Owner Avis Holmes handled the ribbon-cutting chores Thursday, May 10 kicking off the grand opening of Rumors Bar & Grill on Damascus Road. Sherida Holmes and Eric Yarborough are the managers. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The resurrection and the life

John 11:1-44  More...

The Gospel Truth

Do not listen to the naysayers

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day last week. The Bible is full of stories of women who rose up and did many great deeds for the Lord. One woman who was an extraordinary example of faithfulness was Hannah. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith   Arms of Faith will have their 148th anniversary Sunday, May 20 at 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. John Pineview   More...

Society

Pool parties make birthdays easier and fun

In an era of over-thetop, ultra-expensive birthday parties whose extravagance rivals lavish weddings, some might find it invigorating to scale things down and host a pool party.  More...

Burch - Perryman

Mr. and Mrs. James Burch of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leanna Michelle, to Tyler Craig Perryman, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

REUNION

The Driver-Temples reunion lunch will be Saturday, May 19 at 12 p.m. at the Colquitt American Legion building in Colquitt. All family members are asked to bring their favorite dish and to come enjoy the food and fellowship.   More...

Mr. & Mrs. ECHS

Ladonis Yarbrough and Kasey Giles have been named 2012 Mr. and Miss ECHS.  Ladonis is the son of Donnie and Priscilla Yarbrough. Kasey is the daughter of Greg Giles and the granddaughter of Eugene and Betty Giles. More...

SGA to graduate 25

Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 25 seniors will be Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt, Jr. Gymnasium. Thirteen members of the class are honor graduates who have special parts on the program.  More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Mommy dearest?

When I was a teenager, my mother was as dumb as a rock.  That statement probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ever been a teenager. More...

Mumbles

Going postal, sort of

Had a great story for this week’s front page, but it got bumped to next week by graduation... “Rural Post Offices NOT Closing!”  Last August I stated, “I hope the news of our post offices being on the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Richard Trice

Richard Trice, 71, of Blakely died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Trice was born in Blakely Jan. 15, 1941, to the late Willie Reed and Willie Mae Hopkins. More...

William Crews

Retired

William Harold Crews, 78, of Grovetown, Ga., died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Mr. Crews was born Nov. 13, 1933, in Samson, Ala., to the late Isham Travis Crews and Emma Estelle Barbare Crews. More...

Steve Evans

Teacher

William Steven “Steve” Evans, 60, of Ludowici, Ga., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in the Hospice of Savannah in Savannah, Ga.  More...

Campus

Impact Early scholarships awarded

Two scholarships have been announced by Impact Early, young professionals organization of Early County, in Blakely. More...

Students win honors in Spanish

Two second-year Early County Spanish students attained national recognition in the spring for excellent performance on the 2012 National Spanish Examinations.  More...

Writer’s workshop planned

Early County High School will host a writer’s workshop for middle school students Monday through Thursday June 11-14 and June 18-21. Students will meet from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. daily in the ECHS Media Center.  More...