May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 5/23/2013 4:25 PM

Peanut Industry sending aid to OK tornado victims  Free Access 

Peanut People Care!

The American Peanut Industry, through Peanut Proud, Inc., is mobilizing to help families in Oklahoma who have suffered from the devastating tornadoes. On Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m. More...

Armed robbery

Authorities are searching for two gunmen who robbed the Petro convenience store Sunday night in Damascus.  As store owner Pranay Patel was closing the store two gunman fired a shot at the door and rushed into the store. More...

BSC 5k, Fun Day

The Bainbridge State College - EC Relay for Life team is planning a 5k, Fun Run & Fun Day June 1 at the campus on Harold Ragan Drive. 5K registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. followed by the Fun Run. More...

Other News

Pioneer employees celebrate

Pioneer employees celebrated National Hospital & Nursing Home week with several activities, including donuts & coffee, a watermelon social and a picnic. Delicious hamburgers and hotdogs were grilled by Dr. More...

Ribbon cutting held at Arlington’s Pioneer clinic

“Being committed and providing quality medical care to our community is a responsibility we take very seriously,” stated Pioneer CEO Greg Havard at last week’s open house and ribbon cutting at Pioneer Family Medical of Arlington.&nb More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Cure cabin fever

As I write this, the weather outside is dark and gloomy. A light, steady rain is falling. More...

Mumbles

They did not die for this!

• Mother Nature is the personification of the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Rocks from a ‘fred’

Evan came over a few weeks back and spent a Saturday afternoon with us. I bought a car seat, so now I am at the beck and call of two little boys.  Luke can’t dial yet, so I am pretty much Evan’s “ride.”  More...

Society

Mosely celebrates 95th birthday

The family of Melzie Mosely Sr. gathered to celebrate their father’s 95th birthday recently in Blakely.  More...

Wilson - Eubanks

Charlie and Sandra Eaton of Morgan and Ronald Evans of Edison proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn Wilson, to Derek Landon Eubanks of Edison, son of the late Teresa Hudson.  The bride-elect is t More...

Early County queens crowned

Miss Early County queens were crowned at Mangham Auditorium April 13, 2013.  Baby Miss is Hayley Crapps, daughter of Clif and Amanda Crapps of Blakely.  Wee Miss is Havana Craft, daughter of Kayla Swords and Bobby Lee Craft of Blakely.  More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2013 1:03 AM

"What if..." Remembering  Free Access 

Honor our Veterans!

During the National Memorial Day Concert tonight I just watched Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese tell the moving story of twin brothers, Joe and Earl Granville... http://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/features/the-longest-wars.html. More...

Breaking News - 5/24/2013 12:24 PM

WATCH THE VIDEO!  Free Access 

"Drinkin' Never Hurt Nobody"

A reminder to everyone to watch the video — “Drinkin’Never Hurt Nobody.” The stories are real situations in Early County and were brought to Early Choices through youth focus groups, interviews and survey data from youth and adults. Early Choices e More...

ECHS graduation

One hundred and fifty-five Early County High graduates turned their tassels and walked the stage for their diplomas before a packed crowd during Saturday morning’s graduation exercises.  The exercises were highlighted by the salutatory add More...

Watch the movie!

The latest phase of the “My Choice” campaign was introduced last week with a short-film, “Drinking Never Hurt Nobody” produced by BackLight studios.  The movie tells four intertwining stories of lives harmed, sidetracked More...

Just old soldiers...

(The following story was inspired by a trip to Sutton’s Corner Museum in Fort Gaines, by the New Hope Church seniors.)  Who knew two World War II vets who grew up in Michigan and Alabama and fought within 200 yards of each other in the Phi More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

May 24 - Celebrating Memorial Day, 2:30 p.m. May 25 - 3 Blessed Group, 3:00 p.m. May 24 - Resident Council Meeting: Resident’s Only, 3:00 p.m.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

May 27 — Closed for Memorial Day. May 28 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA Blood Pressures. Lunch: BBQ pork chop, speckled butter beans, greens, cornbread, oatmeal cookies. May 29 — 10:30-11:30 - Bingo.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Balancing patience and hope

2 Peter 3  A promise delayed is not a promised cancelled. In a society driven by the I-want-it-now attitude, any delay seems to be difficult to accept. This mentality is not new. It began in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:5. More...

Timpson pastor at Covenant Word

At the request of the late Dr. Mary Gwendolyn Lee, founder and CEO of Covenant Word Ministries, headquartered in Arlington, Minister Eric Timpson will be installed as the new pastor of the ministry Sunday, May 26. Services will begin at 11 a.m. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove   The Pleasant Grove singing convention will be at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday, May 26. Contact Peter Harris at 723-3097 for more information. Everyone is invited to attend.  Friendship   More...

Obituaries

Dan Burgess

Educator

Thomas “Dan” Daniel Burgess, 52, of Montgomery, Ala., died Monday, May 13, 2013, at his residence. More...

Katrina Thomas

Homemaker

Katrina Ann Thomas, 60, of Ahoskie, N.C., died May 13, 2013, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, N.C. Mrs. Thomas was born in Blakely March 5, 1953, to the late Edward Bell and Bobbie Dean Peterson. More...

Winnie M. Ford

Bookkeeper

Winnie Manry Ford, 90, of Edison, Ga., died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, Ga. More...

Campus

Students recognized during Honors Day at SGA

“Like the ancient Athenians, Southwest Georgia Academy strives to develop a sound mind in a healthy body,” Henrinel Middleton reminded students in the introduction for Honors Day held April 23, 2013, at the academy. More...

SGA 2013 Honor Graduates

Abigail Stanton Askew  Abi is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Askew of Arlington, Ga. She plans to attend Valdosta State University and major in audiology  More...

Early County High School Class of 2013

Jarvis JaCorey Alexander*, Martavious Sentrellia Allen, Sanderia ShaVonne Barley*, Antwaun O’Neal Beacham, Joshua Shanjrell Beacham, Jazymne O’Neshya Bennett*, Mariah Alise Bray*, Jaimel Kenneth Brooks*, Daquan Bentrell Brown, Dorishay Sh More...