February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Pediatrician joins Primary Care

The staff and board of directors of Primary Care of Southwest Georgia welcome Murali Yelugapuri, M.D., Board Certified Pediatrician, to the medical staff. Dr. Murali will begin seeing patients Feb. 18.   More...

Early County’s oldest

Sunday was a big day for Fannie Thornton. It was her 109th birthday. Five generations and a host of longtime friends gathered in the Baptist Branch Homes activity room to help celebrate her birthday. More...

Got that Spirit

How much fun can be packed into one day? See page 7A to find out!  The first official event will be the Peanut Proud Pageant Saturday, Feb. 23 at Early County High Mangham Auditorium.  More...

Market Hog Show Monday

4-   H’ers are getting their pigs ready for the Early County 4-H/FFA Hog Show. This year’s show will be Monday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Early County Ag Center. More...

Valentine guidelines at school

Guidelines apply for Valentine deliveries at Early County schools

In an effort to minimize disruption of the educational process, the following guidelines must be followed for Valentine deliveries to Early County Schools.  More...

Other News

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party with Beta Club members Feb. 14: Valentine’s Party with Beta Club members Feb. 21: February Birthday Program Feb. 23: Rocky Ridge Trio  (All events subject to change)   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Feb. 18 — 10:15-11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Sliced turkey, field peas, greens, cornbread, fresh fruit. Feb. 19 — 9:30 - Movie Day. Lunch: Meatloaf with sauce, yams, steamed squash and onions, wheat roll. Feb. More...

These foods may help prevent cancer

Cancer is a potentially deadly disease that does not discriminate based on a person’s age, sex, ethnicity, or social status. More...

Religion

God provides inner peace

Sunday School Lesson

Colossians 3:5-17  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen  The Evergreen Church youth department will host a youth revival Feb. 13 through Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. each night. Guest speakers are Beverly Slaton and Laritha Tinson. Everyone is invited to attend. Wesley Chapel  More...

Christianity overlooked as fasting growing faith

Fastest-growing faith on the planet is not what you think! Considering events worldwide which fill the media you would never guess... More...

Society

BIRTH

Riles Akridge Pope, son of Ryan and Ashlee Pope of Leesburg, Ga., was born Jan. 2, 2013, at 4:52 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

BIRTH

Eddie and Chrishundra Reed of Blakely are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eddie C. Reed Jr. He was born Jan. 20, 2013, at 9:47 p.m. in Donalsonville, Ga. More...

REUNION

It’s time again for the relatives and friends of brothers Clayton and Wilson McMullen to meet again for another reunion.  The family will meet Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Donalsonville on Hwy. More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2013 1:32 PM

Thirty One Drug Arrests Made in Early and Miller Counties

See Feb. 20 Early County news for details
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Theater project to happen

The renovation of the Blakely Theater and Peter’s Drug Store is back on track after a hiatus of over 10 years. The Early County Commissioners voted Feb. More...

Burke elected State Senator

Dr. Dean Burke of Bainbridge was sworn in as State Senator Monday in Atlanta after winning the Feb. 5 runoff election.  Burke received 58.42 percent of the vote, defeating Mike Keown by a margin of 7,738 - 5,507. More...

We did need some rain!

Early County students were sent home early Monday due to heavy rains and flooding conditions across Early County and Southwest Georgia late Sunday and Monday morning. More...

Looking ahead to 2013

Too often, too many things go unnoticed that impact our quality of life and that of our children. More...

Black history month

The 9th annual Unsung Hero Banquet celebrating Black History Month will be Feb. 23 at the Blakely Civic Center on Rose Drive. The time will be 6:30 pm. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 BIRTHDAYS: Eugenia Foster, Blakely Harris, Brad Lambert THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Sleeplessness

Other Voices

On nights when I can fall asleep easily — and that’s most nights — it seems like my head barely hits the pillow before the alarm clock goes off and it’s time to get up again.  But on nights when I can’t sleep, the n More...

Opening up the world

All That’s Fit to Print

It was June 1, 1936, a Monday night, and the folks in Blakely lined up to be the first to take a seat in Blakely’s new theater.  Built by J.C. More...

Obituaries

Johnnie Mae Thornton Retired

Johnnie Mae Thornton, 78, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her granddaughter’s residence.  Mrs. Thornton was born Sept. 8, 1934, to the late John Alex Turner and Bertha Turner. More...

Donna Goodman Nurse

Donna Kaye Gordon Goodman, 38, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., following an extended illness.  Mrs. Goodman was born in Bainbridge, Ga., Nov. 29, 1974, to the late Robert Earl Gordon Sr. More...

Clint Matkin

Clint Edward Matkin, 38, of Greenville, S.C., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Matkin was born in Blakely March 12, 1974, to Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Matkin of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Blakely. More...

Campus

ECSS spelling bee winners announced

The Early County School System Annual Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Early County Middle School. More...

Middleton named GOAL winner

This year’s Bainbridge College GOAL winner, Michael Middleton of Blakely, is majoring in electrical construction and maintenance at BCEC. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,107 students for excellence in academics on the 2012 fall semester president’s list and 2,623 students for excellence in academics to the 2012 fall semester dean’s list. More...