March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kolomoki Easter Egg Night Hunt

This year’s hunt will be held Saturday, March 30. Don’t forget your flashlights, because this year the hunt well be in the dark.  Volunteers are needed! See page 4B for more info.   More...

Corps celebrates 50th anniversary of dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a ceremony Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at the Walter F. George powerhouse to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the locks and dams at Walter F. George and George W. More...

Other News

Farm Credit distribution begins

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit members will receive checks totaling $2.5 million, which represents the cash portion of a $5 million patronage distribution based on 2012 earnings. More...

Annual Kolomoki Easter egg hunt to be held in evening

This year’s Easter egg hunt at Kolomoki Mounds State Park offers new challenges and will be Saturday, March 30. Don’t forget your flashlight, because this year the hunt will be in the dark. Children 0-5 will start at 8 p.m. More...

Nursing Home seeking pet owners

Early Memorial Nursing Home is looking for pet enthusiasts willing to share their loved ones with our loved ones.  Early Memorial Nursing Home is gearing up to start a new animal assisted program and seeking support from local pet owners.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Luke 22:14-30  More...

THANKS

The family of Dave Lewis would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and church family members for all the love and support shown to us during the loss of our precious loved one.  The calls, visits, cards, meals and prayers offered More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   More...

Society

Jennings - Tyson

Tom Jennings of Rochelle, Ga., announces the engagement of his daughter, Jakyn Nicole Jennings of Bristol, Ga., to Christopher Todd Tyson, son of Wendell Tyson of Dublin, Ga., and Gail Deal Tyson of Statesboro, Ga. More...

Allen - Hightower

The parents of Deanne Denise Allen and Charles Lamont Hightower would like to announce the couple’s upcoming wedding.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Martha Allen of Blakely. More...

Bostwick retires after 44-year career with GP

Celia Bostwick has retired after nearly 44 years of service to Georgia-Pacific’s containerboard operations in Cedar Springs.  More...

Blood drive today at BSC

There is a blood drive 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. today at Bainbridge State College in Blakely. All donors receive a free t-shirt. Call Pam Smith at 724-2100.   More...

Veterans floats

Damascus Peanut Company invites all veterans and active duty military personnel to ride one of the “Veterans Floats” in Saturday’s Peanut Proud parade.  There will be one float designed for WWII veterans and two more floats for More...

Class of ‘72 PP reunion

The ECHS class of 1972 will host their annual Peanut Proud reunion Saturday at Hugheswire Coffee Shop from 8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of the street dance. Former teachers and coaches are invited to a meet and greet at 1:30 p.m. More...

Silent auction

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Spring silent auction April 12 at the Town and Country Club. More...

First Day of Spring!

PlaY Ball!

Approximately 350 youngsters took to the fields at Ray Knight Sportsplex Saturday during the opening day of the Blakely-Early County Recreation youth baseball and softball season.  Approximately 2,200 fans and family members visited the park and More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall  BIRTHDAYS: Larry Worsley, Sam Lovering, David Brookins  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

What’s nonessential?

In the days following Washington’s failure to deal with sequestration, I kept hearing a lot of the talking heads on TV telling me about cuts to nonessential government services.  Now the way I understand sequestration, some $85 million mus More...

Mumbles

And we will do it again!

I can always tell when Peanut Proud is fast approaching. I start getting this itch to go buy a dozen eggs and stand them on end all around the office!  Actually that’s not brought on by Peanut Proud. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Entertainment all around

I spent last Saturday morning watching Evan and a whole host of little boys and girls kick off the baseball season in Early County. More...

Obituaries

Cleveland Hicks

Retired

Cleveland Jewell Hicks, 61, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Feb. 28, 2013.  Mr. Hicks was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Early County to Annie Mae Hicks of Jakin and the late Jewell Hicks. More...

Homer White Jr.

Retired

Homer White Jr., 73, of Blakely died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. White was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Blakely to the late Homer White Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Whatley White. More...

Lorine Reed

Lorine Reed, 47, of Blakely died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Reed was born in Blakely Jan. 22, 1966, to Willie James Lampkin and the late Mary Belle Reed.  More...

Campus

Kinjerski named Lions Club Young Ambassador

Angie Kinjerski, a senior at Early County High School in Blakely and a member of the Early County LEO Club, was named the first place winner of the 2013 Lions Young Ambassador award at the Lions of Georgia District 18-C Convention Feb. More...

Fetner to attend vet program

Southwest Georgia Academy senior John Fetner has received notice that he is one of 20 students chosen by the University of Georgia to attend their veterinarian summer camp program. More...

SGA literary places third

The Southwest Georgia Academy literary team placed third in Region 3 AA competition at ABAC in Tifton Friday, March 8. The team was accompanied by their coaches, Debbie Sloan and Austin Humphries.  More...