October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Undefeated SGA Lady Warriors

The Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors softball team has completed a perfect 14-0 regular season, including a 10-0 region record, on the way to winning the Region 3-AAA championship.  More...

Armed robbery suspect captured

An armed robbery Thursday night at Dollar General sparked a manhunt in a wooded area between South Main and Bay Street behind Blakely Texaco.  More...

Parrotheads

Doug Kidd’s “Parrotheads” raised over $2,100 for the recent Walk to Defeat ALS, a 2.5-mile walk sponsored by the ALS Association.  The annual event raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care and support research. More...

Other News

Outdoor activities generate $5.5 billion in Georgia

Spending by Georgians on outdoor recreational activities — hunting, fishing and wildlife watching — increased in the most recent comprehensive survey, providing a tremendous economic benefit of more than $5.5 billion to the state.  More...

How to reduce your risk for diabetes

Millions of people across the globe suffer from diabetes, a term used to describe a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood pressure resulting from the body’s cells not responding properly to insulin and/or inadequate insul More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Perhaps we should blame ourselves

I’ve always been a fan of the TV series “The West Wing.” It was brilliantly written and brilliantly acted, and it gave me some hope that Washington could actually be a functioning entity, not at all like the real Washington we must More...

Alex McRae

Can you spell tyranny?

Hey, kids! Are you fed up with playing ultraviolent video games for hours and never getting the chance to gun down a real, live human?  Well, you’re in luck. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Happy Birthday!

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park is celebrating its 75th birthday as a state park this year. The 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival will celebrate the park’s birthday on Oct. 12. More...

Obituaries

Ozetta Mills

Retired

Ozetta Johnson Mills, 65, of Blakely died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. More...

Welthie Lee Cleveland

Retired

Welthie Lee Cleveland, 86, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Cleveland was a retired school bus driver with the Early County School System. She was of the Baptist faith. More...

Claudia Sue Priester

Homemaker

Claudia Sue Priester, 69, of Blakely, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Priester was born Nov. 13, 1944, to the late Ezekiel Arnau and Evelyn Hatcher Arnau in Mayport, Fla. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall short against Brooks County

The Early County Bobcats hosted the Brooks County Trojans Friday night. The night started with a moment of silence in remembrance of the three Brooks County football players who were killed in a car accident this summer. More...

Taylor is an ECCC Warrior

Jacori Taylor of Early County, Ga., is a member of the 2013 East Central Community College football squad.  The freshman quarterback is a former standout at Early County High School. More...

MS & JV Bobcats defeat Mitchell

The Early County Middle School Bobcats defeated the Mitchell County Eagles 16-0 Thursday, Sept. 26.  The Junior Varsity Bobcats also defeated the Mitchell County Eagles 16-0.  More...

Luncheon

A“ Paint the Town Pink” luncheon supporting breast cancer awareness will be held 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct 7 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

5K Paint Race

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...

Kolomoki Festival

Big things are happening at the 43rd Kolomoki Festival coming up Oct. 12 at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. This year’s event is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the state park.  Event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Sterling McCorkle, Gage Jones  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

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Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Oct. 7 — 10:30 - 11:30 Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, peas and carrots, cabbage, fresh fruit. Oct. 8 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 WHAM-O with Sesame Robinson. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God is true to his promises

Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 13; 15; 17:8  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hwy. 62 West, will have friends and family day Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Millie Ann Smith- Rambeau and the Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir. More...

THANKS

We would like to thank everyone for the cards, food, prayers and friendship shown to us during the loss of our loved one. More...

Society

Garden of the Month

The Charles Shierling home has been selected by the Blakely Garden Club as the October Garden of the Month. Fall color is evident in the beautiful roses, Mexican petunias, lantana and mums in the beds bordering the drive.   More...

Swamp Gravy celebrates opening weekend

Much like the recipe for Swamp Gravy, this year’s production of “Brothers and Sisters” pulls from every cupboard in Colquitt’s kitchen to create something unique and very special.  More...

MILITARY NEWS

Airman First Class Dentavious DeShawn Upson has completed U.S. Air Force basic training in San Antonio, Texas, and electrical system training in Wichita Falls, Texas, graduating Aug. More...