September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ft. Gaines bicentennial meeting

The   City of Fort Gaines is asking for all citizens in the Clay, Randolph, Terrell, Early, Henry, Quitman and Barbour counties to come to a community meeting Sept. 5.  The meeting will be at 7 p.m. More...

Special city meeting

The Blakely City Council held a special meeting Aug. 28 at city hall. More...

College and Career Fair October 1

The   Early County High Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership is sponsoring a College and Career Transition Fair Oct. 1 at the ECHS gym.  For more information contact Cathy Green at cgreen@early.k12.ga.us or 726-0193.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Dian Jones, Andres Aguilar, Russell Lovering, Gabbie Welch, Pamela L. Holmes  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Sept. 7 - 3:00 p.m., Blakely Mass Choir Sept. 9 - 10:30 a.m., Grandparents Day Brunch Sept. 14 - 3:00 p.m., Calvary Sept. 16 - 2:00 p.m., Cheese and Crackers Sept.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

April 5 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pepper steak, steamed cabbage, creamed potatoes, wheat roll, pears and cherries. April 6 — 9:30 - practice olympics. 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God created man in his image

Genesis 2  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John  Saint John Free Will Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, will have their 51st choir anniversary Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. and will celebrate their church anniversary Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Archey Crews is the guest speaker. More...

Society

Pot luck parties can put guests at ease

While a good time is the goal of many social gatherings, too often the host and the hostess spend the majority of the party catering to guests rather than enjoying themselves. More...

Bird house auction benefits nursing home residents

The bird house auction last Thursday at Pioneer Hospital’s Early Memorial Nursing Home was a successful fundraiser for nursing home residents. More...

Brunson in short film

Haylee Brunson of Damascus recently costarred with Victoria Henley in “Shoot-me,” a quirky documentary style short film.  A second grader at Miller County Elementary, Haylee has already modeled for three jewelry designers.  More...

It happened in Blakely...

a fantastic little town we called home.

“We shouldn’t live in the past. However, a short visit... PRICELESS!” Blakely native Norman Smith of Tampa recently stated in a message to the News.  Times, things and people continue changing. More...

No area Labor Day fatalities

Labor   Day weekend traffic accidents caused 14 deaths in Georgia. More...

A ‘Walk to Remember’

The   Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will host its first annual Walk to Remember and Carnival of Hope Saturday, Sept. More...

Thomas B. McDowell Scholarship

Application Available

A scholarship has been established in honor of Thomas B. McDowell who was a prominent citizen of Early County in the early 1900s. More...

Editorials

Customer service

Other Voices

I have high expectations when it comes to customer service. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I have some ideas!

I was watching Shark Tank last night; it’s the television show where people with inventions or products or businesses try to get funding from a panel of successful entrepreneurs. More...

Mumbles

Time will do that!

There was a time when I used to say “all my friends are getting old.” Most of them still are! But, another reality began sinking in a few years ago... More...

Obituaries

Glenda Hammock

Lab Technician

Glenda Carol Hammock, 53, of Jakin, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Hammock was born in Dawson, Ga., Nov. 6, 1959, to Avis Baker Gilbert of Jakin, Ga., and the late Thomas Hammock. More...

Jean Lark Retired

Mrs. Jean Weston Lark, 76, of Dawson, Ga., died Aug. 28, 2013, at her home in the Graves Community where she and her husband moved as newlyweds in 1960.   Her memorial service was held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Warriors defeat Windsor 40-0

SGA’s stadium was filling up fast Friday night with spectators as they came to watch the Warriors take on the Windsor Knights.  More...

Bobcats lose to Indians 14-13

Mother Nature halted the Bobcats Friday night in Donalsonville with rain and lightning, but the Cats and their fans were not held back for long. More...

Coach Manry gets 500th win

Winning is a great feeling, but winning your 500th softball game in your career has to be even better. More...