September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

ALS sporting clays benefit

Shooters are invited to an ALS benefit sporting clays tournament Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rice Plantation on U.S. 27 north of Blakely.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. Shooting rotations begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Learning with the Wizard

Lions, scarecrows, tin men, witches and girls in red slippers crowded the halls at ECES last week when first graders came to school dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character. See story on page 1B.   More...

Other News

Bainbridge College reveals plans to help more Georgians earn degrees

Bainbridge College plans to hire new fulltime faculty and academic advisors in Bainbridge and Blakely to increase student access to vital support services.  More...

Farm Credit cap exchange

For four consecutive years, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has helped its members and local citizens put brand new, clean caps on their heads, with their annual cap exchange. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events Sept. 24 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with sauce, pinto beans, mustard greens, cornbread, oatmeal cookie. Sept. 25 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA blood pressures. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith in Christ inspires gratitude

Hebrews 12:14-29  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside   Southside Baptist Church will have a fifth Sunday sing Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. The Aldays of Donalsonville will be in concert. The group consists of Slade Alday, Danielle Alday and Bradley Grantham. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your acts of love and kindness. More...

Society

Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites celebrate ‘Your State Parks Day’

Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole. Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of “Your State Parks Day.”  More...

Tennille - Farris

Marsha and Dennis Tennille of Patmos, Ga., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Denise, to Jonathan Farris of Arlington.  Miss Tennille is a graduate of Early County High School.  The future bridegroom More...

How parents can dine out without drama

Some parents cringe at the mere mention of dining out with their children, envisioning 90 minutes of crying, taunting and tantrums. However, dining out with young children doesn’t have to be a debacle. More...

Breaking News - 9/23/2012 7:28 AM

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Services today in Dothan & Blakely Cemetery

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. (central) at First Baptist Church in Dothan on West Main Street. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. More...

Let’s paint a “barn quilt”

Anyone who would like to paint a barn quilt is invited to Kolomoki Mounds State Park Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. Richard and Alida Ward will share step-bystep instructions at the GP Amphitheater.  More...

Attention golfers!!!

The Blakely T&CC golf course is now open to the public. Golfers are also invited to join the Blakely Golf Association for membership perks. Come out and play the Blakely Town & Country Club course and help save a local landmark. More...

Scholarship honors Raymond, Marvin Singletary

The Board of Directors of the Bank of Early have established a scholarship fund for Bainbridge College in memory of Raymond C. Singletary Jr. and Marvin S. More...

Daddy’s friend Bo, and mine, is gone

Bo McLeod, longtime publisher of the Donalsonville News and the sage of Southwest Georgia newspapers passed away last week. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. room BIRTHDAYS: Andrew Storey, Bill Mills, Austin Holley THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

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Football hospitality

When architect Eero Saarinen and engineer Hannskarl Bandel designed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis in the middle of the last century, it was to be the centerpiece of a monument to Thomas Jefferson and the westward expansion of the U.S. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I know, let’s play pretend

Someone sent me a web link to a site for old video games. Being one of the many who remember the first days of personal computing, I couldn’t help but reminisce about playing a little Pong.  More...

Obituaries

Pinkie Brackins

Pinkie Lee Brackins, 77, of Blakely died Monday, Sept. 6, 2012.  Mrs. Brackins was born in Early County Aug. 23, 1935, to the late Fannie Alexander and Willie B. More...

Bo McLeod Publisher

Waldo “Bo” McLeod, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.  More...

Vernon T. Evans Veteran

Vernon Tanner Evans, 83, formerly of Early County, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his daughter’s residence in Summerfield, N.C.  Mr. Evans was born in Douglas, Ga., Jan. 27, 1929, to the late Talmadge Evans and Marie Tanner Evans. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall to Bainbridge Bearcats 14-12

The Early County Bobcats played with 5A Bainbridge tooth and nail last Friday at Standifer Field. But for the third year in a row the Bobcats came up just a little short, losing to the Bearcats 14-12. Both teams are now 2-1 on the young season.  More...

Warriors stomp Tiftarea 27-14

The SGA Warriors defeated the Tiftarea Panthers last Friday night 27-14. Although there were many penalties on both sides, SGA always fought back to pull out a lead.  More...