July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Film crew looking for farmhouse

The   Chamber is seeking a site in Early County for an independent film that will soon be shot in Georgia.  The film crew is looking for a two-story farmhouse in the middle of a field or surrounded by hilly terrain with no neighbors in sigh 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...

City installs new lift station

The city has installed a new lift station on Cedar Springs Road and replaced a section of sewer line between Highway 39 and Old Lucile Road to help alleviate problems being caused by inflow and infiltration in sewer lines in the area. More...

July Grand Jury indicts 187

The 2013 July term of the Early County Grand Jury met July 8 and July 9 returning 187 true bills, 32 no bills and zero accusations.  More...

Other News

Applications being accepted for the Georgia Academy for Economic Development at Darton

The Region 10 Georgia Academy for Economic Development Multi-Day Training Program will begin Tuesday, August 27 at Darton College in Albany.  Class participants include elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social More...

American Legion honors Korean War vets

Eleven Korean War veterans who lost their lives in the conflict were honored and remembered by family and Legion members at the July 9 meeting of American Legion Post 11.  Those who served during the war were also recognized and thanked for thei More...

Randolph Co. to celebrate history

The Randolph County Courthouse Committee in Cuthbert is holding a special event Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful in serving the Lord

Ezra 8:24-36  More...

THANKS

I thank God for the wonderful people in Blakely, Ga. During the recent loss of my husband, these wonderful people responded immediately and with sincere compassion. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Vilulah Baptist   Vilulah Baptist Church, Coleman, is having revival through Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Rev. Ben Crowdis, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cuthbert, is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  Rosinvick   More...

Obituaries

Alton Flowers

Retired  Alton Reed Flowers, 83, of Metuchen, N.J., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his home.  Mr. Flowers was born in Blakely and had resided in Metuchen, N.J., for 47 years. He retired from Garwood Paper Mill, Garwood, N.J. More...

Uwante Merritt

Teacher   Uwante La Le Niece Merritt, 47, of Colquitt died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville.  More...

Virginia Durham Homemaker

Virginia Ann Durham, 74, of Webb, Ala., formerly of Blakely, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.  Mrs. More...

Campus

Warr attends national conference

Alex Warr attended the 2013 Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., June 22 - June 27. He was nominated by his teacher, Mrs. Wendy Brownlee, for his academic excellence and strong leadership potential. More...

Harris earns scholarship

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier has selected the winner of the 2013 Johnny W. Grier Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient is Candace Harris. More...

School bus safety tips to impart to youngsters

Each day thousands upon thousands of children board school buses to take them to and from school. Parents and caregivers entrust their children’s wellbeing to the care of school bus drivers and aides. More...

Join ECHS Quarterback Club!

“Here come the Cats!”  Bobcat football fans are invited to be a part of the Early County Quarterback Club, a new booster organization supporting the Bobcat football program. More...

Relay for Life Recipe Book

The Early County Relay for Life committee is planning a cookbook in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost the fight against cancer. Please send recipes to Becky Reppert, 87 Westview Dr., Blakely, GA 39823. More...

SGA begins 44th year

Southwest Georgia Academy begins its 44th year of operation Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Students will return to a campus with many renovations and four new faculty members. Teachers will report on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for pre-planning. More...

BSC contributes $81 million to Southwest Georgia economy

The economic impact of Bainbridge State College in the communities it serves in Southwest Georgia has been estimated at over $81 million.  The economic impact was determined by an annual study for Fiscal Year 2012, which ran July 1, 2011, throug More...

Federal judge sentences Murkerson to two years

U.S. District Judge W. Louis Sands has sentenced Jarrod “J. D.” Murkerson, 35, of Blakely, to serve 24 months in prison, followed by two years’ supervised release, and a $100 mandatory assessment fee. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Sloane  Shierling, Kalli Bagwell Branam  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

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 Monday in July - Bird houses at 2 p.m.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Listen up!

Among the many problems we have in this country, the one that’s become my biggest pet peeve is that Americans are — how shall I say this as politely as possible? — intelligence challenged.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Turn off the sound

Sometimes I watch television. Just watch. I don’t turn the volume up.  I find I don’t really miss much by just listening. More...

Mumbles  Free Access 

It’s the ink... stupid!

Earlier this week while in the “twilight zone” following surgery my mind was wandering freely. (The surgery? It was serious stuff, being MY back! More...

Society

Wolfe to compete at national level

Monica Grace Wolfe of Dacula, Ga., was crowned Miss Georgia Junior National Teenager and will represent the state at the national pageant in San Antonio July 28. More...

Floyd-Haire

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Marteka turning two

Marteka Brown will be two years old Thursday, July 25, 2013, and will celebrate at Chuck-E-Cheese. More...