August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Birdhouse auction August 29

Early Memorial Nursing Home residents are hand painting birdhouses for the Aug. 29 Annual Birdhouse Auction. Proceeds from the auction will help fund activity programs for the residents. The auction will be at 3:30 p.m. More...

SGA grandparents meeting Aug. 19

SGA   Grandparents meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.   More...

City denies alcohol license at busy meeting

Traveling some city streets will be a smoother ride once resurfacing and repair projects approved by the Blakely City Council are complete.  The council accepted a bid by Oxford Construction Company at their Aug. More...

NRA salutes Rep. Bishop for standing against Bloomberg

Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is targeting Rep. Sanford Bishop, falsely accusing him of allowing terrorists to buy firearms.  More...

Student Safety: Everyone’s responsibility

With school safety a growing concern, safety measures have been taken in Early County schools which will enhance the emergency procedures already in place.  Local school officials attended a Safe Schools meeting at the Southwest Georgia Regional More...

Other News

Photo contest deadline Aug. 30

Only two weeks remain in the Southwest Georgia Farm Credit 2013 Photo Contest, so get out your cameras and start snapping. The deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 30.  More...

Darton to host Georgia Academy for Economic Development

The Darton State College Department of Continuing Education and Economic Development will host the Region 10 Georgia Academy for Economic Development Program this fall. The first session will be held Aug. 27.  More...

Planning meeting set for Kolomoki Festival

Volunteers are needed to help with the 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival taking place Saturday, Oct. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Hollywood comes to town

Folks around Hall County are going ga-ga over the sighting of a couple of big-time Hollywood stars who are in town to make a movie.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

No flower garden here

One of my favorite humorists is David Sedaris who commented once that his family prefaced everything by warning it wasn’t for publication. More...

Mumbles

Couldn’t help but watch a video this morning of what TV pundits were calling the “greatest catch of all time.”  Two things made me watch the video... More...

Society

Catch of the day!

Blakely resident Freddie Donaldson had a good day fishing, Aug. 8. In less than one hour, he caught a two and a half pound Bass and an eight pound Bass. He was using a hula-popper and caught the fish off of Highway 27 South.   More...

Parents have access to education standards

If you have had the opportunity to have been in a school or talk to an educator in the last few years, you have probably heard the phrase “Georgia Performance Standards.”  The standards provide a clear expectation of what content is More...

Gentiva gathers food to fill pantries

Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice and Home Health offices in Bainbridge will be blanketing the region throughout August distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Pantry as part of the More...

Campus

Fall registration continues at BSC

Registration for fall classes at Bainbridge State College will continue through Aug. 20. Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, Aug. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Villanova  Mary Corrigan was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University for the spring 2013 semester. Corrigan is studying biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  More...

Mells selected for Harvard program

Early County High graduate Kendra Mells, a junior at Spelman College, is one of 20 students from across the nation who has been selected to attend the fifth annual Trials program on the Harvard University campus.  More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2013 3:54 PM

SGA hosts Ashford Academy Friday at 8 pm  Free Access 

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors will host a scrimmage game with Ashford Academy Friday night in Damascus. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. See next week’s News for game story, a season preview, starting lineups and roster. More...

Kolomoki Moon Run Saturday

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...

Harrell infant fund

An account has been set up at First State Bank of Blakely for the funeral expenses of Trey and Alicia Harrell’s infant son, Sealie Harrell. The family has asked that donations be made in lieu of flowers for Sealie’s funeral expenses. More...

Kolomoki Festival meeting

The   43rd annual Kolomoki Festival Oct. 12 will commemorate the park’s 75th anniversary.  A variety of volunteers are needed to help with tasks during the festival.  A meeting will be held Monday, Aug. More...

Electrical rate survey

The City of Blakely’s electrical rates continued to compare favorably in a survey of summer residential rates released recently by the Georgia Public Service Commission.  PSC surveys rank electric service providers by rates based on total More...

City of Blakely, Three Notch & Georgia Power

500 kWh Average cost: $64.33 Per kWH: 12.8653  25th City of Blakely $59.50 / 11.9000  41th Georgia Power $62.43 / 12.4860  73th Three Notch EMC $70.00 / 14.000   1.000 kWh Average cost: $119.65 Per kWh: 11.9649  13th City of More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, First United Methodist Church fellowship hall  BIRTHDAYS: Kim H. Orrick, Evelyn Powell, Milton Anderson  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Warren Cleveland  THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

August 19 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Lunch: Roast beef with gravy, diced carrots, pickled beets, brown rice, fresh fruit. August 20 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00- Gentiva Hospice.  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...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be witnesses of God’s grace

Nehemiah 12:27-43  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Resurrection Ministries, 418 Fort Gaines St., Blakely, will host their 2013 Women’s Conference now through Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Saturday, Aug. 17 is a day of pampering and brunch, beginning at noon. More...

THANKS

A meek and grateful thank you to everyone for your many prayers, food, flowers, cards, monies and other expressions of love during a difficult time of bereavement for our loved one.  The Griffith, Wynds and Pryor Family  * * * * * * *  More...

Obituaries

Mary Larson

Retired

Mary Sterlyn Davis Larson, 72, was born in Blakely, Ga., June 8, 1941, and died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Danville, Ky., July 31, 2013. A graveside memorial service will be at Blakely Cemetery Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at 6 p.m. More...

Jan Jenkins

Veteran

Jan Jenkins of Blakely died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Mr. Jenkins was born in Blakely to the late Gordon and Ethel Jenkins and lived much of his life in Blakely. He was a U.S. Army veteran. More...

Minnie Johnson

Retired

Minnie Lee Johnson, 68, of Atlanta, and formerly of Blakely, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. More...

Sports

Join the Bobcat Touchdown Club

Calling all Bobcat football fans, alumni and parents.  Please join the Bobcat Touchdown Club today. All funds raised will be used to support the football players. Blue member is $25, gold member is $50 and up. More...

Lady Warriors 2nd in tournament, win regular season opener

After three pool-play games Friday, Aug. 2 the SGA Lady Warriors opened tournament play Saturday with a 16-8 win over Mt. De Sales in the Windsor 1st Strike Tournament. Addison Ponder picked up the win for SGA. More...

Tailgate supper to kickoff SGA sports season

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club will sponsor the annual tailgate supper in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. gymnasium Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are required for everyone including athletes.  More...