November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Big game for Williams, Dawgs!

It was a special day and a big win Saturday for Georgia at Sanford Stadium, not just because they took down their rival, Georgia Tech, but because it was Senior Day.  Now, former Bobcat standout Shawn Williams and 20 of his senior Bulldog teamma More...

Coat drive

The   Early County High FBLA is sponsoring a coat drive for all ages. Please drop coats off at LaSonda Smith’s room 601 through Dec. 14.  Coats must be new or in good condition. Please wash used coats before dropping off. More...

Rock-n-Roll

The   Early Co. High Choral Department will present a musical featuring 40 years of Rock-n- Roll Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. See page 10.   More...

Other News

Coat drive underway

The Early County High Future Business Leaders of America are sponsoring a coat drive for all ages. Please drop coats off to LaSonda Smith, Rm 601, now through Dec. 14.  Coats must be new or in good condition. More...

Gentiva celebrates local veterans with pinning ceremony

Gentiva Hospice and Home Health, members of the Gentiva family of home health and hospice companies, recently recognized, honored and celebrated local veterans and their families with a pinning ceremony at Blakely Senior Center and Early Memorial Nur More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Dec. 3 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Hamburger steak with gravy, turnip greens, okra and tomatoes, cornbread and pears. Dec. 4 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Gentiva, Niki and Sesame. More...

Religion

Personal redemption is heavenly

Sunday School Lesson

Ephesians 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Spiritual Voices  The Spiritual Voices of Georgia will host their introductory gospel explosion Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. Everyone is invited to attend. New Believers  More...

Society

Culpepper-Brookins vows spoken

At the chiming of the hour, Lauren Elizabeth Culpepper and Christopher James Brookins were united in marriage in a beautiful candlelight ceremony on Oct. 6, 2012, at 5 o’clock. Lauren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Christmas Camerata Dec. 4 at Blakely First Baptist Church

Blakely’s First Baptist Church will host the Camerata Chorus Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The 2012 Christmas concert, directed by Ronnie Marshall, is appropriately titled “Come, Share This Night of Joy!”  More...

Here come the Bobcats!

Cats play GAC in quarterfinals Friday

The Early County Bobcats are returning to the GHSA quarterfinals after defeating Screven County 28-7 in Sylvania Friday night in the second round of the playoffs.  The Bobcats (9-3) and their fans will journey to Norcross Friday to play the Grea More...

Armed robbery Monday

Two suspects being sought

Southwest Georgia authorities are searching for two gunmen who robbed the Bank of Early in Arlington Monday afternoon.  According to authorities, two masked men wielding handguns rushed into the bank about 2:35 p.m. demanding money. More...

‘Get in the Spirit’

It’s time to “Get in the Spirit” at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual holiday open house. Drop by the library Thursday, Nov. 29 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Rifle raffle

The   Blakely Shrine Club is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 cal.magnum rifle. The drawing will be Dec. 1. Tickets are $5 each. Call Wayne Parker at 359-0598, Olin Thompson at 723-3731 or John Allen at 724-8246.   More...

Camerata Concert Dec. 4

The   Camerata Chorus will present a “Night of Joy” Christmas concert Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.  The Christmas concert has been a tradition since 1971. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Virginia Hampton, Bebi Wasdin, Ewell Jarrett ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Perry Jarrett, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jackson THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Good eatin’

Other Voices

Among the many, many things I’m thankful for this weekend after Thanksgiving is the wonderful feast my mother and aunt put on the table for us Thursday.  It’s been that way at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. More...

Spirit’s back in the air!

Mumbles

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. More...

Obituaries

Mary Hutchins Retired

Mary L. Gray Hutchins, 68, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Hutchins was born in Blakely May 26, 1944, to the late Woodrow Gray and Karen Gray. More...

Colton Ezekiel Farmer Infant

Colton Ezekiel Farmer, one month old, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Georgia Health Services University in Augusta, Ga.  More...

Maynard G. Mock Retired

Maynard Mock, 92, of Blakely died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. Mock was born in Blakely, Ga., to the late Charlie Marcellus Mock and Nora Adonia Folds Mock. More...

Sports

Hot Shot competition rescheduled

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department has rescheduled the Hot shot Competition for Dec. 8 starting at 9:30 a.m. in the old ECHS gym due to Holidays on the Square. Also the registration end date will be Dec. More...

Cats dominate Screven 28-7

The Early County Bobcats stamped their ticket to the quarterfinals of the GHSA playoffs with a convincing 28-7 dusting of the Screven County Gamecocks last Friday in Sylvania. More...