September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Paint the Park 5K Color Run

Family Connection FACES is sponsoring a “Paint the Park 5K Color Run” Oct. 12 during the Kolomoki Festival. The 5K run, open to all ages, will begin at 9 a.m. at the festival gate. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. More...

No millage increases

The Blakey City Council, Early County Board of Education and Early County Board of Commissioners have set millage rates for 2013 ad valorem taxes. Property owners will be happy to see no increases.  More...

County, Columbia sign mutual aid fire agreement

The Early County Commissioners signed a mutual aid agreement with the city of Columbia at their September meeting Monday night at the County Annex. More...

Supercat 5K Run/Walk The

Supercat 5k Trail Run/Walk will be held at the conclusion of ECHS homecoming week Saturday Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. at Kolomoki Mounds State Park.  Dress up as your favorite superhero, prizes given to the best costume. More...

Other News

Blakely High Class of ‘63 enjoys 50th reunion

The 1963 Class of Blakely High School held its 50th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Blakely Shrine Club. More...

FIRE DEPT.

During the weeks of Aug. 23 to Sept. 6, the City of Blakely Fire Department responded to:  2 - Fire drill/training exercises,  2 - EMS assists,  5 - Fires,  3 - Vehicle accidents,  1 - Fire alarm  7 - Trouble calls  More...

From our Files

Golden Peanut to break ground

10 YEARS AGO   Sept. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Knowledge of good and evil

Genesis 3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a “One Night Revival” sponsored by the Southern District African Methodist Episcopal Churches tonight, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

THANKS

To all those who brought food and sent flowers during the illness and death of our loved one, and, also, for all the expressions of love and prayers, and for your visits, we say a heartfelt “thank you.”  James Wiley  Don and Gay More...

Society

MILITARY NEWS

Airman 1st Class Kelly Nicole Ingram has completed U.S. Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas, and Service Apprentice Technical Training in Ft. More...

Carroll deployed to Korea

U.S. Army Specialist Vyanna Monique Carroll of Center, Texas, was recently deployed to Camp Casey in Korea.  More...

Festival volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival Oct. 12.  A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Group Shelter 1 to discuss festival planning. More...

Remembering 9/11/2001

The City of Blakely Fire Department is holding a ceremony today, Wednesday, Sept. 11, in memory of the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the Sept. More...

City council hears update on Gateway project

The Blakely City Council heard an update on the Gateway Project at their Sept. More...

No city election

With no contested races, there will be no city election Nov. 5. The two city councilmen up for re-election — Al Hutchins and Charles Middleton — drew no opposition during the Aug. 26-30 qualifying period.   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...

Lacie and Satinka set state record

Lacie Bond McFay and her horse, Satinka, returned home from the Labor Day Georgia Federation of Saddles Clubs’ State Championships with two state championships and a new state record.  Representing Southwest Georgia’s Deep Dixie Asso More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Tucker McLendon, Aubrey Johnston, George “Foots” Jones THURSDAY, SEPT.  More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~ Sept. 14 - 3:00 p.m., Calvary Sept. 16 - 2:00 p.m., Cheese and Crackers Sept. 19 - 2:00 p.m., Pirate Party Sept. 20 - 11:00 a.m., Lunch Bunch Outing Sept.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Drive  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Drug test Al

There has been a lot in the news recently about whether or not we should test collegiate and professional athletes for using drugs, and if we do, what drugs we should be testing for.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

Yep, we are in trouble

I have become irrelevant. It happens with age. The things you remember best, that you experience are suddenly ancient history. More...

Obituaries

Doris Hodge

Dietary Assistant  Doris Lorene Hodge, 86, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga.  Mrs. Hodge was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Clay County, Ga., to the late Joseph and Ella Thornton Humphrey. More...

John L. Harris

Retired Army  Sgt. Retired John L. Harris, 74, of Columbus, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his residence.  Sgt. Harris was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Blakely, Ga., to the late R.B. and Margie Harris. More...

Freddie L. Smith

Retired   Freddie L. Smith, 87, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Brian Smith and Rose L. Hightower. More...

Sports

SGA defeats Southland 15-14

The Warriors entered Southland Academy’s football field so determined to clean house and do work against the AAA school. However, on the first play of the game, the Raiders ran for a 95 yard touchdown.  More...

Bobcats plunder Pirates

The Early County Bobcats hit the field Friday night with victory on their minds, hosting a complete shutout against the Miller County Pirates Sept. More...

MIDDLE SCHOOL / JV FOOTBALL

By Brad Boyett  The Early County J.V. Bobcats lost a hard fought game to the Pelham Hornets Thursday, Sept. 5 with a final score of 20-14.  The Early County Middle School Bobcats played hard and ended with a 20-20 tie to the Hornets.  More...