August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

403 student-athletes receive free physicals

Sports physicals were performed last month at no cost for 403 student-athletes from Early County High, Southwest Georgia Academy and Calhoun County High by the community’s doctors and health professionals.  More...

SGA football season opener Friday night

The SGA Warriors open their 2012 football season Friday when they visit Ashford Academy. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. EST. More...

Early Co. High baseball/softball

Live Auction

The annual Live Auction for the ECHS Baseball/Softball teams will be held at Blakely Town & Country Club Saturday, Aug. 18  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. More...

Babysitting Camp Aug. 25

A Babysitting Training Camp is being offered at Early County Health Department 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The camp includes training materials and lunch and is open to ages 11 - 17. Limited space is available. More...

Other News

Wells enjoys tour of Korea

Crista Wells, a ninth grade student from Highland Christian Academy, won a threeweek tour of Korea by writing a winning essay about why it is important to learn the Korean language.  More...

Yarbrough charged in sexual assault

Deputies came across a scene on North Church St. early Sunday morning, Aug. 5, that suggested a possible altercation and abduction had taken place.  More...

USDA streamlines CRP process

USDA has streamlined the disaster designation process, lowered emergency loan rates and created greater CRP flexibility to help farmers in droughtstricken areas across the country. The interest rates have been reduced to 2.25 percent.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God promised a righteous branch

Jeremiah 23:1 — 6; 33:12 — 18  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Revive   The Revive prayer walk will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Early County High School track. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Campus

Students pinned in ceremony at BC

A traditional pinning ceremony honored Bainbridge College students who completed BC’s medical assisting program in the Division of Health Sciences. More...

Miller named outstanding student

Breanna Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Miller of Blakely, was recently honored at Columbus State University as the 2012 Outstanding Student in the nursing program.  More...

White recognized for academic excellence at ABAC

Abraham Baldwin recently cited its top academic students on the President’s List, the Dean’s List, and the Distinguished Achievement List.   More...

Billy Joe passes mic to Brad Boyett

Brad Boyett will join a very elite club when the Bobcats take to Standifer Field for the opening of the 2012 football season. And, if history is any indication, he will be embarking on a lengthy journey.  More...

Practice run for Dr. Crowdis 5K Run Saturday

Those wishing to practice running the Dr. Crowdis Run 5K course will have their chance this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the Crowdis Run will be accepted in person at this time.  The Dr. James H. More...

Tax, LOST, banners and golf carts

Property owners within Blakely’s city limits won’t see an increase in their 2012 city ad valorem taxes. The city council voted at their Aug. More...

Practice game

The   Bobcats will host Terrell County Friday night at Standifer Field for a pre-season practice game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.   More...

The Doug Kidd Parrott Run to fight ALS

The Parrot Run 5K and Fun Run, a benefit event in memory of Doug Kidd to fight ALS, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Kolomoki State Park. An evening event, the 5K run begins at 7 p.m. The fun run will follow the 5K. Registration begins at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. room BIRTHDAYS: Nellie Mae White, Blakely Durham, JoAnn Shierling THURSDAY, AUG. 16 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Use common sense when microwaving

I have come to a conclusion, developed over many years of careful and deliberate observation, that the microwave oven must be the most difficult of all the kitchen appliances to operate.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Nature on the loose

What a way to start a day. It’s 5 a.m. and I start up my computer to get a first read of the news and I spy a story about a giant snake. More...

Obituaries

Jesse Brown Farmer

Jesse Alfred Brown, 91, of Blakely died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.  Mr. Brown was born in Blakely July 31, 1921, to the late Alfred Brown and Ella Ree Echols Brown. More...

James Wimberly

James Edward Wimberly, 50, of Blakely died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Mr. Wimberly was born March 18, 1962, in Early County to the late Frank Wimberly and Mary A. Hightower Wimberly. More...

Hamp Barfield Retired

Claude Hamilton “Hamp” Barfield, 71, of Blakely, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his residence.  More...