July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

EC schools ‘kick tobacco’

Following a two-year collaborative effort, Early County Schools are now tobacco-free. More...

Kolomoki Moon Run Aug. 17

Take a run in the dark in the park at Kolomoki Mound State Park’s Moon Run coming up Aug. 17. The 75th anniversary celebration event will include a fun run and 5K run. More...

Summer celebration at library

Don't miss the end of summer celebration for the Vacation Reading Club, today, Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Face painting and lots of surprises!   More...

Free school lunch and breakfast for all students

The Early County School System will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Option for school year 2013-2014.  More...

Other News

Yard sale at The Depot

The Downtown Development Authority of Arlington will sponsor the first ever “Yard Sale at the Depot.” Here’s a chance to clean out your closets and make a little money.  The yard sale will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3. More...

Arlington DDA to meet Aug. 6

The Arlington Downtown Development Authority will hold their next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Depot. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and everyone is invited to attend. More...

Cleveland honored by Blakely Lions Club

The Blakely Lions Club recently recognized Warren Cleveland as a Melvin Jones Fellow.  Cleveland has been a member of the club since 1959 and has been one of its most dedicated members throughout the years. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Ask for God’s help in spreading the message

Ezra 7:1-8:23  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Vilulah Baptist   Vilulah Baptist Church, Coleman, will have homecoming Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dwayne Greene will be the speaker. Special music will be coordinated by Darrell Paul. Dinner on the grounds will follow the morning service. More...

Obituaries

Charlie Collier Farmer

Charlie Collier, 62, of Blakely died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Mr. Collier was born March 30, 1951, to Johnnie Robinson Collier and Curtis Collier. More...

Charles Peterson Retired

Charles E. Peterson of Leesburg, Ga., died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.  More...

John Edmondson Retired

John D. Edmondson Sr., 83, of Blakely died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Edmondson was born in Headland, Ala., Oct. 13, 1929, to the late Thomas Wade Edmondson and Susan Calhoun Edmondson. More...

State of the Hospital Thursday

State of the Hospital” address will be presented by Pioneer Community Hospital of Early Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m. More...

Back 2 School Bash

Tuesday

Make plans to attend the Back-to-School Bash July 23 at Early County Middle School. Students PreK - grade 12 and parents can visit exhibits featuring services and activities by agencies in the community. Face painting and games are also planned. More...

Long awaited street repairs

Having been shut down for maintenance and a switch from diesel to natural gas, Oxford’s asphalt plant located on the U.S. More...

Serving the city 120 years

The City of Blakely honored four retiring employees July 11 with a retirement luncheon whose combined service to the city totaled 120 years.  More...

People of faith and moral values must wake up

The 5-4 opinion by the Supreme Court on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) raises questions about the Court’s authority. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17  Chamber of Commerce, noon, First United Methodist Church  BIRTHDAYS: Jonathan Harris, Kevin Jones, Bo King, Sara Parker Ware, Gracie Glenn Bruner  THURSDAY, JULY 18  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Countr More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

July 20 - 2:00 p.m., Faith Holiness (Singing & Bible Study) July 25 - 2:00 p.m., July Birthday Party July 26 - 2:00 p.m., Pioneer Lanes (In House Bowling) July 27 - 2:00 p.m., ~3~ Blessed Group Every Monda  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 22 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Roast Beef with gravy, diced steamed carrots, pickled beets, brown rice, fresh fruit. July 23 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 VNA Blood pressure check. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

It’s how we say it

I’m proud of my Southern accent.  I like that Americans treat the language in such a way we have different ways of saying the same words. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Did you know that?

I have a new list of interesting facts that don’t amount to much. I can’t find it. Until I do, here’s a blast from the past.  A dime has 118 ridges. I have to accept this as fact. More...

Mumbles

On the road to recovery

By the time most of you read this I hope to be back home. More...

Society

Consider a do-it-yourself wedding

Those thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. More...

Ward- Askew

Ben and Kathy Harrell of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Leigh Ward of Port St. Joe, Fla., to Clinton Tyler Askew, also of Port St. Joe. More...

GED student: ‘Now is my time’

For years, 51-year-old Lizzie Cooper has been staying at home, doing what she could to help her family and take care of children and grandchildren.  But Tuesday, July 9 the Bainbridge resident was among 40 who attended two GED Bainbridge State C More...