October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local Legion commander

Kenneth Hall was elected commander of P.H. Fitzgerald American Legion Post 11 at their October meeting. Hall is a veteran of the Vietnam War and was in the U.S. More...

Early voting underway

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election began Monday and will continue through Friday, Nov. 2. More...

Blood drive

Bainbridge   College is hosting a blood drive at the Blakely Site 12 noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. All donors will be entered to win a new Honda Civic. Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs. and have an ID to donate. More...

Other News

ECHS Gives Back to Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation has partnered with Early County High School in a fundraiser for the fight against pediatric cancer.  The ECHS Beta Club will be selling cases of Coca-Cola products at $20 per case through Nov. 2. More...

Pioneer says ‘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...

Water essential to human health

Many adults have had the virtues of drinking enough water extolled on them since childhood. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Simon wants to buy power

Acts 8: 2-25  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness  Faith Holiness Church is hosting revival services now through Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend. White Plains  More...

Society

Festive fall frontages

Morris Enterprises on Court Square was chosen as the 2012 first place winner, left, of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fall decorating contest.  More...

Be gracious when opting out of Halloween fun

Halloween is a festive time of year for people of all ages. Children and adults alike toil over which costume to wear before mapping out their trick-or-treat routes to ensure the best collection of candy. More...

REUNION

Cedar Springs School Reunion will be Saturday, Nov. More...

Corps backs off closing locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week backed away from earlier announced plans to all but close down the locks on the Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint waterway.  More...

Deer season opens Saturday

The Georgia firearms deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 20 and lasts through through Jan. 15, 2013, in the Southern Zone.  More...

42nd KF

These two young festival visitors were amused as primitive interpreter Ben Kirkland started a fire with primitive tools at Saturday’s Kolomoki Festival at Kolomoki State Park. More...

Sexual exploitation

Southwest Georgia being located between Atlanta and Florida, the chances of sexually exploited children being trafficked through our area on the less-traveled roads are high. More...

Tailgate party

Impact   Early Young Professionals are hosting the second annual “Tailgating For the Future” — a celebration of fall and football Saturday, Oct. 20 on Court Square.  More...

Literacy Day

Everyone is invited to ECES tomorrow for Literacy Day! Wear orange or a Literacy Day T-shirt. A guest reader will visit each class and each student will receive a free book. Bingo for Books begins at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. room BIRTHDAYS: Jeff Braswell, Josie Forsee THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

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Gone forever

Going to visit my grandmother in Cordele is one of my favorite childhood memories.  In fact, I only remember two rules at her house. First, don’t fight with the pillows on the sofa. And second, don’t drink the last Coca- Cola.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Eyeball in the news

Some people are so lucky. A fellow walking along the beach in South Florida found a giant eyeball just lying on the beach. The eyeball was about the size of a softball and was a little bit creepy.  More...

Obituaries

Wallace Cleveland Retired

Wallace Ward Cleveland, 81, of Blakely died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Kendal York Student

Kendal Jamal York, 18, of Blakely died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.  Kendal was born Dec. 21, 1993, in Mt. Holley, New Jersey, to Tonya Tinsley and Jamal York. He was a member of Mt. Ebel Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Homecoming victory for SGA Warriors

Friday night was homecoming in Damascus. The Warriors from SGA hosted the Warriors from Brookwood. SGA beat Brookwood 17 to 7.  More...

Homecoming Parade plans for ECHS

The Early County High School Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, Nov. 1.  Participants in the parade need to contact Linda Warren at 724- 5337 by Monday, Oct. 29. All participants will line up at 4:30 p.m. More...

Askew crowned at halftime

Abi Askew, daughter of Susan and Hollis Askew of Arlington, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2012-2013 Homecoming Queen.  Her selection was announced during halftime of the football game Friday night. More...