September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

First Thursday

on the Square

There will be a “first” in Blakely tomorrow when the Court Square comes to life with “First Thursday” activities sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

“Peace through Service”

Rotary District Governor Cheryl Greenway visited the Blakely Rotary Club Thursday stressing this year’s Rotary theme, “Peace through Service.”  “The 4,300 Rotarians and 68 clubs across Rotary District 6900, along with clu More...

Other News

DQ brings in Orange Julius

In a merger of two iconic brands, the Dairy Queen system is shaking up not only the $3 billion smoothie category but also the competition by rolling out Orange Julius premium fresh fruit smoothies and Orange Julius Original drinks at all DQ locations More...

Anderson elected ACG Georgia secretary

The Associated General Contractors of Georgia recently elected Gerald V. “Trey” Anderson III as the 2012-13 chapter secretary.  More...

Harveys competition

Harveys has launched its Pigskin Pride contest, where South Carolina, Georgia and Florida customers can vote for their favorite high school football team and compete for a chance to win $1,000.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith gives assurance

Hebrews 11; Psalm 46  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star   Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will have revival services Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. and continue through Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. H. Hogan Sr. is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Lunsford Retired

Raymond Arnold Lunsford, 89, of Arlington died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Howard Ward Retired

Howard Ward, 75, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.  Mr. Ward was born in Early County Jan. 10, 1937, to the late Lola Bell Moseley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Often Ward.  More...

Edd Craft

Restaurant Owner  Edd Craft, 61, of Blakely died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Craft was born in Blakely, Jan. 4, 1951, to the late Leory Craft and Ruth Cox Craft. More...

Sports

SGA wins first game of the season

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors won their first game of the season last Friday night against the Windsor Academy Knights. It was a complete shut out for the Warriors, beating the Knights 31-0.  More...

Bobcats win 55-20 over Seminole

The Early County Bobcats wasted little time showing the visiting Seminole County Indians how welcome they were at Standifer Field last Friday night. More...

No LOST plan yet

County proposes meeting before entering mediation

The Aug. 31 deadline for the City of Blakely and the County to arrive at a LOST distribution agreement came and went Friday without an agreement. Arlington, Damascus and Jakin have already signed agreements.  More...

Twang!

Bowseason opens Sept. 8

Bowhunters get first draw Saturday, Sept. More...

Additional GED classes

Beginning   Sept. 10, GED classes will be offered 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in addition to daily classes 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

Crowdis run returns

During its fifteen year history in the 1980’s and 90’s the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run withstood weather ranging from the warm winds of March to ice and frozen roads which once caused a postponement. More...

Wildlife License Plates

DNR is asking Georgians to help select the best tag design for four new wildlife tags at www.georgiawildlife.com.  Simply click on the “Make Your  Vote Count” link, fill out the short survey and cast your vote.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Andrea Rice, Abigail Richey ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Chris Peace, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

One small step

Neil Armstrong’s one small step came at an apropos time for America. More...

Mumbles

Up the ol’ river without

Like so many others, we’ve made many trips down the river to the Gulf over the years. More...

Society

Pilot Club aids local school

Pilot International is a volunteer service organization that provides opportunities for its members to make a positive difference in their community.  In Early County, our local Pilot Club has been doing just that at Early County Elementary Scho More...

Party planning like the pros

There are so many different reasons to throw a party. From birthdays to bar mitzvahs, the reasons to celebrate are many. Some people are seasoned experts at planning and executing the perfect party, while others are more apprehensive about hosting. More...

FSA storage

The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program offers producers the opportunity to apply for a low interest loan to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. More...