April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

There’s no car under there!

Luckily there were no injuries when this southbound semi overturned Friday at the U.S. 27 and 62 bypass intersection when attempting a right hand turn. And, luckily, the truck was loaded with wood waste instead of some other brown load.   More...

Dirt Road Sports

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a live and silent auction 6 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

ECHS spring band concert April 21

The   Early County High and Middle School annual Spring Band Concert will be Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. More...

Other News

Judge Bishop awarded for community service

Pataula Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Joe Bishop was recently presented the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service by the Chief Justice’s Commission, in conjunction with the State Bar of Georgia in recognition of significant contribut More...

CDC assists seniors with loan grant application

The Early County Community Development Corporation will be assisting seniors (62 years or older) with completing the USDA 504 Loan Grant application.  More...

Kinzalow graduates, assumes duties

Heather Kinzalow graduated from the Alabama Law Enforcement Academy’s basic training course in Anniston, Ala.  Officer Kinzalow assumed her duties Monday as a uniformed officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Opelika, Ala More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The Lord sends the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-16  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New St. Paul   New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual spring revival services beginning April 8 through April 12 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend.  Flat Creek   More...

Society

Cawthon benefit

A benefit is being organized for Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center to raise money to assist with family and medical expenses of Benjamin Cawthon Sr. who is undergoing respiratory therapeutic rehabilitation in Dothan.  More...

Brown - George

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Terry Brown of Leesburg, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Brown, to Dr. Jason Michael George of Atlanta, Ga.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Foster - Puckett

The parents of Casey Danielle Foster and William Patterson Puckett Jr. More...

Armed robbery

A suspect used pepper spray during an armed robbery at Security Finance last week and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash — briefly.  When authorities responded to the armed robbery call at 10:45 a.m. More...

City looks into sewer problems

Those attending the April 2 City Council meeting got a good look at some of Blakely’s infrastructure. More...

“The Lord’s Acre”

International movement started in Bluffton church

The Georgia Historical Society has honored Bluffton Baptist Church and the City of Bluffton with a historical marker related to the origins of “The Lord’s Acre” movement which started there in 1922.  More...

Look What’s Bloomin’

It’s spring and Look What’s Bloomin’ is coming up April 18 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Make plans to attend the library’s annual garden expo. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Temples  THURSDAY, APRIL 11  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  PILOT CLUB  BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Goodbye Glory

I often get asked how Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, and I got together.  “That’s easy,” I say. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

That time of year

The Masters is underway at Augusta National and while golfing patrons around the world are soaking up player stats, I am thinking about pimento cheese and azaleas. More...

Mumbles

Officer and a... father

“Officer Kinzalow”... More...

Obituaries

Vickie Williams

Vickie M. Anthony Williams, 43, of Blakely died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Mrs. Williams was born in Blakely May 4, 1969, to the late Charles Anthony and the late Sarah L. Wimberly. More...

Leila Wingate Homemaker

Leila Moonyene “Mona” Hatfield Wingate, 73, of Arlington died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Mrs. Wingate was born in Eufaula, Ala., Oct. More...

Emory Durham Retired Farmer

Emory Claude Durham, 86, of Bluffton died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  More...

Campus

Band of Blue receives superior rating

The 2013 Early County High School Concert Band of Blue, under the direction of Roy Rasheed, participated in the Second District Band Festival in Cairo, Ga., March 13 bringing home a total of six superior ratings.  More...

Bobcats defeat Hornets

By Brad Boyett  Sports Contributor  The Early County Bobcats defeated the Pelham Hornets by a score of 14 to 4 this past Friday.  More...

CRCT test dates announced

Early County Elementary School has announced dates for the CRCT Test.  Third, fourth and fifth grades will take the math, reading and language tests April 16, 17, and 19.  They will take the science and social studies portions April 22 and More...