April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Look What’s Bloomin’ tomorrow

It’s spring and Look What’s Bloomin’ is coming up tomorrow, April 18 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Make plans to attend the annual garden expo. Enjoy a light lunch and visit the gardening vendors on the library lawn. More...

Blood drive

Life is precious. Be a life-saver.

PCHE is partnering with OneBlood for a blood drive 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the hospital front parking lot. 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...

Going once, going twice...

COC auction successful

A beach condo rental and a Braves baseball jersey signed by Tom Glavine were the top items of over 60 auctioned at the Chamber of Commerce Auction Friday night.  The crowd of 75 to 80 enjoyed the Dirt Road Sports who used their comic antics to e More...

Other News

Ms. J’s hosts grand opening

Community members, business owners and civic leaders joined Judy Knight Friday, April 12 to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Ms. J’s Boutique at 2268 South Main Street. Ms. J’s is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

April 25 - April Birthday Party  April 27 - Rocky Ridge Trio  April 29 - Pizza Party  April 30 - Resident Council Meeting @ 3:00 p.m. (residents only)   More...

New legislation expands use of farm land

Legislation passed during this year’s General Assembly will allow farmers to expand the use of a portion of their land for various events, without violating the terms of a state program that creates a tax haven for farmlands.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The Lord Jesus Christ will return

1 Thessalonians 4:13- 5:11  We expect promises made to be carried out by the one — or ones — who made them. However, are we punctual in carrying out the promises that we make? More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Pineview   St. John Pineview Baptist Church will celebrate their church anniversary Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Williams is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  Wesley Chapel   More...

Bluffton Baptist Church receives historical marker

Bluffton Baptist Church held a special dedication and unveiling of a historical marker Sunday.  The Georgia Historical Society honored Bluffton Baptist Church and the City of Bluffton with the marker commemorating the origins of “The Lord& More...

Society

McLendon - Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Michael McLendon of Bronwood announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Meagan Rebecca McLendon, to Robert Colby Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Cawthon benefit to be held Saturday

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...

Crocker to perform at FUMC

Audrey Layne Crocker, a native of Blakely, will perform a concert at Blakely First United Methodist Church Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.  More...

Future of Kolomoki

Public invited to participate in strategic planning meeting

The public is being invited to participate in a strategic planning meeting at Kolomoki Mounds Historic State Park Thursday, April 25.  The meeting will be held 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Group Shelter 1. More...

National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases, said Southwest District Health I More...

Dinner Theatre Friday & Saturday

Everyone is invited to a “Dinner Theatre” featuring the ECHS Chorus at the Blakely Town & Country Club Friday and Saturday.  Ticket prices include the 2-hour show which begins at 7 p.m. and dinner. More...

Accident claims Blakely woman

A Blakely woman lost her life in a farming accident Thursday afternoon in a field along the Damascus-Hilton Road in Early County.  Patsy Aplin White, 67, who lived at 1792 Freeman Courthouse Road was killed as she was helping her son, Frank Whit More...

Return to Play Act:

New law will mandate concussion management and return to play policy

Should Governor Deal allow HB284 to become law, youth exhibiting signs of a concussion during organized sporting events must be pulled from the activity. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, APRIL  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall  BIRTHDAYS: Shelley English, Frances J. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Give more?

The government has been getting its grubby little paws into your paycheck every two weeks for the last year, and now it’s ready for you to give more.  Tomorrow is April 15, Tax Day, and if you haven’t started making phony receipts, y More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Sometimes evil wins

It is hard to imagine the horror and sorrow felt by those waiting at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon. What was an exciting event on a beautiful spring day became a terrifying tragedy in the blink of an eye. Lives were lost. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Zinnie Pangborn - Homemaker

Zinnie Carol Poncier Pangborn, 65, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely. Mrs. Pangborn was born in Bowling Green, Fla., Oct. 24, 1947. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Pogogelskie. More...

Margaret Bradley - Retired

Margaret Bradley, 73, of Blakely died Friday, April 5, 2013. Miss Bradley was born Dec. 10, 1939, to the late Tom B. Bradley and Christine Bradley. She retired as a representative for a pacemaker manufacturer and moved back to Blakely in 1999. More...

Kelvin Tolbert - SGRITA employee

Kelvin Jermaine Tolbert, 41, of Jakin died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Tolbert was born in Early County Feb. 4, 1972, to Eddie Walter Tolbert and Mary Hicks. More...

Campus

Honors Day planned at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold its annual honors day assembly Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Joe Bryan auditorium.  Special presentations and scholarships will be announced first. More...

Heath signs with East Georgia

Senior Bobcat Whitney Heath signed her commitment letter with East Georgia State College April 8.  Heath committed as a preferred walk on with the East Georgia State softball team.  Heath’s season batting average for 2012- 2013 was .4 More...