September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kolomoki Volunteer Day

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host a statewide “Your State Park Day” 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Paint it!!!

The community is being asked to help “Paint the Hospital Pink” during   October —  National  Breast Cancer  Awareness  Month — with the purchase of a ribbon with a $1 donation. More...

PCHE Behavioral Health open house

Pioneer’s new Senior Care unit offers inpatient services for behavioral and psychiatric conditions for the geriatric patient.  “The situations that plague the senior citizens are very different than that of younger generations,&rdquo More...

Other News

What to do if someone is choking

Choking is nothing to take lightly. Without quick action, lack of oxygen can lead to anything from brain damage to death.  Choking can occur anywhere. More...

Make the most of end-of-summer cleanup

End-of-summer cleaning is essential for homeowners who want to ensure their homes are not only cozy and comfortable, but healthy as well. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Oct. 1 — 10:00-10:30 - Rhythm band practice. 11:00 - Misty Enfinger, Health Dept. Lunch: BBQ chicken, scalloped potatoes, winter mix, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Oct. 2 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Crafts and Games.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith in Jesus Christ instills love

Hebrews 13:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13  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...

Society

Lucas - Halvorson

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. “Buddy” Lucas Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Bliss Victoria, to Wesley James Halvorson. Lee is the son of the late Wesley James Halvorson Sr. More...

Cook - Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cook of Leary are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Claire, to George Ashley Walker of Dawson, Ga. Ashley is the son of Benjamin Walker of Midway and Kathy Walker of Savannah.  More...

BIRTH

Charles Hightower and Deanne Allen of Colquitt announce the birth of a daughter, Bethany Aubrie Hightower, born Sept. 10, 2012, at 6:38 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Campus

Lee awarded scholarship

North Georgia College and State University student Cadet Master Sergeant Weston Lee of brigade staff was awarded the 2012 Major Kitefre K. Oboho Military Leadership Scholarship.  Lee is the son of Eddie and Aldene Lee of Bluffton. More...

Elementary school fundraiser successful

Early County Elementary School PTO has completed the Great American Fundraiser, and Principal Matthew Cullifer fulfilled his promise to pucker up for a penguin if the students were successful Sept. 19.  More...

Bainbridge College announces online classes

Bainbridge College Continuing Education Department has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Through a partnership with ed2go, hundreds of courses on just about every topic are now available.  More...

Council to review electrical rates

The Blakely mayor and council heard a detailed report on the city electrical system’s costs, rates and profit margins Monday night at City Hall during a special meeting.  More...

Cotton is next...

“They’re after those peanuts now!”

An easy observation for most anyone this week as any direction you travel there will be dust clouds following peanut pickers in the fields. More...

Kolomoki Festival Oct. 13

Vendor spaces still open

Always held the second Saturday in October, the Kolomoki Festival coming up Oct. 13 attracts thousands of visitors to the state park each year. Artists and craftsmen can reserve a spot for $20. More...

Tailgate party Oct. 20

Impact   Early Young Professionals are hosting a football tailgate party Oct. More...

Prescription drug takeback

Local authorities will be participating in the DEA prescription drug take back initiative Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at Harvey’s.   More...

Tri-state ag icon, Early Co. native, Gene Ragan passes

Gene Ragan was born in the Centerville community south of Blakely and lived between Centerville and Hentown the first eight years of his life.  “That makes me an Early County native, doesn’t it?” he asked when I was working on More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Bree Middleton, Mason Warfield THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

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Raising the limit

A question immediately came to mind last week when I read a story that said the state plans on raising the speed limit on Interstate 285, at least during off-peak hours, to 65 mph.  That question was, “You mean there’s a speed limit More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Spending and accountability

Ohio State University is in the news this week because of a Dayton Daily News report on the salary and spending of university president Gordon Gee. The story is not a flattering one for Gee or the university.  More...

Obituaries

Elon Chapman

Salon Operator

Elon Sirmons Chapman, 100, of Dothan, Ala., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Chapman was born in Early County Dec. 31, 1911, to the late Robert Toombs and Maggie Knight Sirmons.  More...

Gene Ragan

Television Host

Farmers lost a devoted friend Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, when Gene Ragan, at age 88, left this world. He was called “Mr. Agriculture” by the many, many people who knew him.  More...

Rebecca Hamrick

Homemaker

Rebecca B. Hamrick, 95, of Fort Gaines died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Hamrick was born in Coleman, Ga., Dec. 16, 1916, to the late John C. Brown and Beulah Moore Brown. More...

Sports

Cat fight ends in EC victory

Most folks who follow high school football assumed that Early County would roll over the Calhoun County Cougars. Somebody failed to tell that to Calhoun though, as the Cougars gave the Bobcats all they wanted and more before falling 20-6.  More...

BC to document and preserve its history

While professors at Bainbridge College have been teaching US and World history for nearly 40 years, a few at the college now feel it is time for the college to focus on its own history.  More...

SGA suffers unfortunate loss against Westfield

The Warriors suffered an unfortunate loss last Friday night against the Westfield School Hornets.  The Hornets are a AAA GISA powerhouse from Perry, Ga.  The Warriors were unable to reach the end zone against the tough defense from the Horn More...