August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Amazon to collect GA sales tax

Ending a long running battle with the state, Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax in Georgia beginning Sept. 1.  More...

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...

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...

Residents looking forward to bird house auction

Early Memorial Nursing Home residents have been hand-painting all kinds of bird houses for their Aug. 29 Annual Birdhouse Auction.  Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. More...

Other News

Navigators to help Georgians access health insurance

A consortium of 15 partners led by Seedco, including the Spring Creek Health Cooperative, will conduct outreach and education activities to help Georgians in need of assistance enrolling in health insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplac More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Telling tall tales

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but I’ve uncovered a shocking number of incidents where grandfathers have — how shall I say this delicately? — told tall tales to their grandchildren.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

In the football spirit

It’s football season. The Bobcats played the Chicken Box Bowl last Friday and professional teams are playing preseason games. More...

Mumbles

About the rain dances

Only if you have enough native Indian blood to perform certified rain dancing... More...

Obituaries

Eva Berry

Homemaker

Eva Bell Berry, 83, of Blakely died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Berry was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Blakely, Ga., to the late C.W. and Mary P. Curry. More...

Leonard Brooks

Coach

Leonard Brooks, 102, of Bushnell, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. More...

Tim Eubanks

Superintendent

Timothy Arlen “Tim” Eubanks, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, Ga. More...

Sports

Ashford Academy ‘thunderstruck’ by SGA

By Addison Ponder  When you open SGA’s new football website at ballcharts.com/sgafootball, you immediately hear “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. More...

Bobcats defeat Terrell County in pre-season scrimmage

The Early County Bobcats defeated the Terrell County Green Wave 16-0 in a pre-season scrimmage this past Friday night.  Early County scored first on a Tyrek Lyles run and Jquarvis Davis caught a 2-point conversion from QB Miles Norman to make it More...

Nine earn LPN license at Bainbridge State College

Nine Bainbridge State College students graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program and were recognized in a pinning ceremony Aug. More...

U.S. 27 designated as “Freight Corridor”

The Georgia DOT board has adopted an official Freight Corridor Network which represents a cohesive and complete map of the state’s priority of roads for freight movements.  More...

BSC kicking off 40th anniversary

Bainbridge State College is kicking off its 40th anniversary with a gala event at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Saturday, Oct. More...

ECHS BYOT information meeting

A“   Bring Your Own Technology” program at ECHS will allow students to bring their own phone, laptop, Kindle, IPod, etc. More...

Hunter Safety Courses

Georgia   Hunter Education courses will be available at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Saturday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Resident and non-resident hunters born on or after Jan. More...

2013 Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors

Warriors open season with 35-14 win over Ashford Academy

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors, looking to improve on their 5-7 record from last year, got off to a good start Friday night in Damascus, defeating Ashford Academy 35-14.  The win also atoned for last year’s heartbreaking loss to th More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21  LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Bill Thomas, Libby Jo Durham, Charles “Flip” Holmes  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Forsee, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Aug. 22 - 2:30 p.m., August Birthday Party Aug. 24 - 3:00 p.m., Rocky Ridge Trio Aug. 27 - 3:00 p.m., Resident Council meeting (resident’s only) Aug.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Aug. 26 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with sauce, pinto beans, mustard greens, cornbread, oatmeal cookie. Aug. 27 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA blood pressure checks. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s commands do not change

Nehemiah 13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Mary   Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church will have a gospel sing Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bright Star   More...

Society

Sullivan-Singletary exchange wedding vows

Virginia Daniel Sullivan and Raymond Quillian Singletary of Atlanta were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah, Ga. The celebrant was the Rev. More...

Princess Macy 5K planned for Sept. 14

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation is taking registrations for its Second Annual Princess Macy 5K at Westgate Park in Dothan Saturday, Sept. 14.  Same-day registration for the 5K will begin at 7 a.m. (CST). The 5K starts at 8 a.m. More...

McFay earns fifth World Finalist buckle

While most kids her age plan their free time around trips to the beach and lake, Lacie Bond McFay’s summers and weekends have always been scheduled around barrel racing events. More...

Campus

Parents and Technology

Tammy Storey, LMSW  LMSW ECSS Parent  Involvement Coordinator  More...

First day at SGA begins with prayer

Southwest Georgia Academy began its first school day with “prayer at the pole.”  Approximately 60 faculty, students and parents gathered around the flag pole Thursday morning at 8:30 for a special prayer service to begin the new scho More...