November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber names Hooks “director of services”

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce has named Marshall Hooks their new Director of Member Services.  Marshall is replacing former President/CEO Christie Haynes who recently took a position with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.&nbs More...

Thanksgiving “Gathering of Churches”

The annual Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches community Thanksgiving worship service will be Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Blakely Church of God. Rev. Jay Reppert will bring the message.  Everyone is invited.   More...

wwiaf benefit trail ride Saturday

The   Smith Ride & Rhymes will be held Saturday at the American International Marksmanship Academy.  Come join the trail ride, campfire and chuckwagon meals. More...

Other News

Advocacy award presented to CLCP

The Southwest Georgia Certified Literate Community Program received an advocacy award from the Technical College System of Georgia for providing 502 GED® test scholarships during fiscal year 2012; more than any other CLCP in the state.  More...

Class of ‘72 plans reunion

The ECHS-WHS Class of 1972 will celebrate their 40th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 24 with a formal dance at the Blakely Town & Country Club in Blakely.  Classmates, family and friends are invited to attend. More...

Reunion at Cedar Springs

Alumni and friends of the Cedar Springs School held the school’s first ever reunion Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Beulah Baptist Church fellowship hall. More...

Religion

Paul ministers on Melita

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 28:1-10  More...

Thanksgiving gathering

Everyone is invited to attend the third annual Thanksgiving gathering of churches Sunday, Nov. 18. This community Thanksgiving worship service will begin at 6 p.m. and be held at the Blakely Church of God. Rev. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Church of Christ Church Street Church of Christ will give away 4,000 pounds of food at the church building, 1735 North Church Street, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. More...

Society

Zollo - Bridges vows spoken

Constanza Maria Zollo and Ashby Harrison Bridges were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, on the beach at Tybee Island, Ga. Pastor John Weaver officiated.  More...

Lewis - Arendes vows exchanged

Brandi Nicole Lewis and Thomas Patrick Arendes were united in marriage Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Sunset Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.  The bride is the daughter of Dave Lewis of Blakely and Lisa Boyer of Austell, Ga. More...

Playing the Ryman

Two Blakely natives pursuing music careers in Nashville will be performing tomorrow, Nov. More...

Honoring our veterans...

Above, visitors at the “Wall of Honor” featuring several hundred local veterans following patriotic services Sunday at the United Methodist Church. More...

White Oak Pastures earns honors

October was a month of honors for White Oak Pastures with both Will Harris and daughter Jenni both receiving prestigious honors.  Jenni, White Oak Pastures’ marketing manager, was featured on the cover of the October issue of Georgia Trend More...

Murkerson retirement reception

Areception honoring retiring Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Funny Girl Deli on Court Square in Blakely.  Must R.S.V.P. and payment of $15 per person must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 20. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 BIRTHDAYS: Libby Day, Matthew Pullen ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Moore THURSDAY, NOV. 15 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Traffic’s a bummer

Other Voices

AUBURN, Ala. – The traffic gods have not been kind to me this week.  I’ve made no secret of my dislike for traffic. I don’t like creeping along in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I like to keep moving.  More...

It’s in the freezer

All That’s Fit to Print

This time of year, a common question finds its way into many conversations. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Dennis Retired

Rebecca C. Dennis, 96, of Albany, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.  More...

John Bigbie Veteran

Dr. John DeLaye Bigbie died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his residence in Sumter, S.C.  More...

Elaine Anderson Retired

Elaine Lord Anderson, age 84, of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late John and Cimelia Moore Lord and was born in Ashford, Ala. More...

Sports

SGA cross country team region champs

The JV Lady Warriors traveled to Sale City to participate in the Region 3AA cross country meet Oct. More...

Bobcats defeat Hornets 27-22

The Early County Bobcats beat the Cook High Hornets in a 27-22 thriller at Standifer Field last Friday night. The Bobcats finish the regular season at 7-3 overall and 4-2 in region 1-AA. Cook fell to 7-3 and 3-3.  More...

Warriors lose heartbreaker in final minute

Friday night was the first round of playoff football for the SGA Warriors. The Warriors played the Gatewood Gators from Eatonton, Ga.  The Warriors took an early 14 to 0 lead from two touchdown runs by junior running back Will Warren. More...