October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pink Party

Early   Memorial Nursing Home residents invite all breast cancer survivors to a “Pink Party” in your honor!  Come celebrate with us Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the nursing home dining room. More...

Blood drive

Bainbridge   College is hosting a blood drive at the Blakely Site 12 noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.TODAY 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...

You’re invited...

Everyone is invited to a celebration ceremony Monday at 11 a.m. More...

Hodge Timmons honored Saturday

“Honoring the life and memory of the Honorable Jimmie Hodge Timmons Jr. and designating the Jimmie Hodge Timmons Jr. Highway,” states the first paragraph of the resolution presented by Rep. More...

Caution: Deer Crossing

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in  Georgia, leaders of the state’s wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall. More...

Other News

Energy assistance available for eligible households

Georgia’s regular energy assistance program will open Nov. 1, 2012, for homebound and elderly households (all adults age 65 or over) and/or households where all adults are disabled.  More...

‘Fright Night’ at the Fort

The Clay County Volunteer Fire Department and the Frontier Village Support Group cordially invite everyone to the “Fright Night at the Fort” fundraiser at the Frontier Village from 7 to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.  More...

EQIP deadline approaching

James E. Tillman, Sr., State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia announced that the 2013 Environmental Quality Incentives Program applications are due by Nov. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Philip baptizes a man from Ethiopia

Acts 8:26-39  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist First Baptist Church of Dothan will host a family fall festival Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. CST. More...

Society

Civic Club honors survivors

The Women’s Civic Club showed their support for breast cancer awareness this month by purchasing pink ribbons from Pioneer Community Hospital in honor and in memory of loved ones who have had or are still battling breast cancer.  More...

Morrell - Spurlock

James Morrell and Lynne Morrell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Lynne, to Rocky Dwight Spurlock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Spurlock of Arlington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Rhodes of Troy, Ala., joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Day, Sept. 4, 2012, at Enterprise Women’s Center. Ella weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 1/5 inches long.  Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Campus

Ceasar crowned 2012-2013 Calendar Girl at ECHS

Junior Claudia Ceasar was crowned as the 2012-2013 Calendar Girl in the second annual Calendar Girl Pageant Sept. 13 in Mangham Auditorium.  Coach Jon Randolph was pleased with Caesar’s win. More...

‘Stallion Days’ at ABAC

High school students will get a taste of campus life Nov. More...

Students benefit from college and career fair

The Early County High School’s Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education and the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership hosted a college and career transition fair Oct. 4 in the high school’s new gym.  More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 2:41 PM

Candidate Forum TONIGHT!  Free Access 

Local General Election candidates seeking the office of sheriff and two county commission seats — will participate in a forum Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2012 2:34 PM

VOTE Saturday!!!  Free Access 

Advance voting for the Nov. 6 general election, which has been underway in Georgia since Oct. 15, is continuing but with an extra day this week to cast ballots. More...

Job Shadow

The   Early County School System and Early County Family Connection will host a Job Shadow Day Nov. 8 for high school and GED students. More...

Candidate forum Monday

Local General Election candidates seeking the office of sheriff and two county commission seats — will participate in a forum Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the Early County courthouse.  More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Everyone is invited to come out to Court Square Thursday night (Oct. 25) for “Pumpkins on the Square.” Sponsored by Blakely  Hometown and Impact Early, there will be a costume contest and games for everyone. More...

World Polio Day

Polio is on the verge of becoming the second disease after smallpox to have been successfully eradicated from the globe.  World Polio Day, Wednesday, Oct. More...

Walking to defeat ALS

Ashton Kidd, having lost her father Doug Kidd to ALS in November 2010, formed a team to participate in the Oct. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 BIRTHDAYS: Cole Wehrly, Tre McLendon, Zack Alderman, Andy Cowan, Jason Tedder, Craig Cleveland ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Foster THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

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Speakin’ Southern

There was a story on the news the other night that nearly brought a tear to my eye.  According to researchers at the University of Texas, the Southern accent may one day go the way of the dodo bird, the corded phone and the nickel Coke. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The latest experiment

Evan played his first soccer game Tuesday night. More...

Obituaries

Tom Harris Veteran

Tom Harris, 81, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Harris was born in Blakely Oct. 26, 1930, to the late Rulerford Harris and Leila Sawyer Harris. He was a retired manager for a bus line and served as a U.S. More...

Charlie Walker Retired

Charlie Walker, 83, of Newark, N.J., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J.  Mr. Walker was born in Blakely June 24, 1929, to the late Eveline Walker and Charlie Walker. More...

James Barnes Minister

James Nelson Barnes, 78, of Statesboro, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility.  More...

Sports

Cats clench victory over Dogs 17-14

Brandon Carter kicked a 25 yard field goal with 51 seconds left to play to push the Early County Bobcats to a 17-14 victory over Thomasville last Friday night in Blakely. The win leaves the Bobcats record at 5-2 overall and 2-1 in region 1-AA. More...

Warriors trample Sherwood

The Warriors remain undefeated in region play after last Friday night’s game against the Sherwood Eagles in Albany. The Warriors beat the Eagles 38 to 7.  Junior running back Will Warren led the team’s offense once again. More...