March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City attacking mosquitoes

The city is expecting a huge problem with mosquitoes following the recent heavy rainfall.  “We want the public to know we will be aggressively trying to control the mosquitoes by spraying and treating standing water,” Mayor Anthony H More...

He is risen

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.” — Matthew 28:5-6  More...

Tigger Run Saturday

Dapady Ranch in Edison

The first annual Tigger Run in honor and memory of Nathan James Toal will be Saturday, March 30 at Dapady Ranch in Edison.  Toal was an eighth grade student at Southwest Georgia Academy who passed away March 26, 2012, from injuries sustained in More...

Other News

Rotary student speaks to members

Daniel Swedberg, a Swedish law student studying in South Georgia as a participant in Rotary’s Georgia Rotary Student Program, shared some of his experiences with local Rotarians last week.  He is not missing his home country, especially du More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Drive   More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

April 1 - Peter Cottontail’s Scavenger Hunt April 11 - Fishing Trip @ Stanley Houston’s place April 13 - Seven Day Adventist programs April 25 - April Birthday Party April 27 - Rocky Ridge T  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ was resurrected and lives today

Luke 24:13-21, 28-35  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Zion Free Will   More...

THANKS

The family of Lorine Reed would like to thank everyone for their flowers, food, anything and the love they’ve shown. God bless everyone and thank you.  The Reed Family  •••  More...

Society

Peanut Proud fun ...

Peanut Proud Queens in parade. More...

Carpenter - Foster

Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan of Dallas, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Recipe contest winners named

The 2013 Peanut Proud Recipe Contest was judged Friday afternoon at the Birdsong Warehouse.  The winners included:  Adult Division: Tiffany Gaines - 1st ($100); Sam Jarrett - 2nd ($50); Joy Newberry - 3rd ($25);  More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt...

Saturday night!

Hunting   Easter eggs at Kolomoki Mounds State Park has been a tradition for over 50 years. This year’s hunt will be Saturday, March 30 — at night!  Don’t forget your flashlights! Children 0-5 will start at 8 p.m. More...

Chamber Silent Auction

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

CGH benefit Thursday night

Country Goes Huntin’s 12th Anniversary Celebrity Benefit Concert and Auction will be at Cowboys on Highway 231 South in Dothan Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. More...

2013 Agricultural Producer Award

Will Harris, a 1976 UGA graduate, is a fourth-generation cattleman on the same land his great-grandfather settled in 1866.  White Oak Pastures employs 85 people and produces grassfed beef and lamb and free-range pastured poultry.  More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27  DFACS Board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Showing pride

Blakely — Growing up in a small, agricultural community the way I did, it was sometimes hard not to take it all for granted.  For instance, we always had fresh vegetables in our house, either things that we grew in the back yard or that we More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Way back when ...

When I was growing up, I spent many an hour listening to the grown-ups in my life talk about how things were when they were children.  On average, each tale was some version of the whole “walk a mile in the mud and snow and knee deep in sn More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Ira L. Carlisle Pastor

Ira L. Carlisle, 84, of Leesburg and Arlington, Ga., died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Arlington.  More...

Mack Granger Jr. Retired

Mack C. Granger Jr., 78, of Blakely died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Granger was born in Blakely July 27, 1934, to the late Mack Granger Sr. and Mary Liza Brownlee Granger. More...

Campus

Swamp Gravy honors local seniors

For most teenagers, senior year is about finishing up your classes, sporting events, proms, parties and spending as much time as you can with your friends before you all go your separate ways. More...

Bryant scouted by Giants

LaDonis Bryant, ECHS senior, showed off his skills Wednesday, March 20 at Ray Knight Sportsplex for San Francisco Giants scout Andrew Jefferson.  Bryant is becoming quite accustomed to the pressure of being critiqued by professionals as this was More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC  Kollin R. More...