October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Wish Tree

The   Christmas Wish Tree is a great way to help needy families during the holidays. Applications are now available at Family Connection FACES. For more information call 723-5122.   More...

Jakin School reunion

Everyone who taught at, attended or graduated from Jakin High School is invited to the Jakin School Reunion Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Moby Dick Restaurant in Colquitt.   More...

Suspects in Sunday manhunt in custody by Tuesday a.m.

Authorities have taken three suspects into custody in connection with an attempted home invasion on Five Bridges Road Sunday afternoon.  The incident led to a car chase, gunshots and a manhunt involving surrounding agencies, helicopters and a ca More...

Florida targets irrigation

Lawsuit points directly at irrigation wells

Media reports revealed last week that a lawsuit filed by Florida asking the U.S. More...

Other News

Free clinical depression screening at Pioneer Thursday, Oct. 17

Whether for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or depression, health screenings provide a quick and easy way to spot the first signs of serious illness and can reach people who might not otherwise seek professional medical advice.  More...

Making a difference

Below are more stories of how 4-H made a difference in the lives of people in our community

Tim Spooner  I consider it an honor to be asked, and I hope my comments will be helpful.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Blessings for Ishmael and Isaac

Genesis 21:12-14, 17- 21; 26:2-5, 12, 13  The promises made by our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — do not change. Malachi 3:6a. There can be a delay in the carrying out of promises. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony   Harmony Baptist Church is having revival services, now through Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Dr. Greg Little, pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Gaffney, S.C., is the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

First Baptist Church celebrates 176 years

First Baptist Church, located at 790 South Church Street in Blakely, announces its 176th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m.  The guest preacher is Rev. More...

Society

Harris - Benoit plans complete

Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris III of Bluffton request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Jodi Lynn Harris, to John Edward Benoit of Fitzgerald, Ga.  The wedding ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. More...

Lovell-Wilson

Kim Welch of Clayton, Ga., and Bill and Kathy Barrett of Nashville, Tenn., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Lovell, to Stephen Christopher Wilson, both of Clayton, Ga. Mr. More...

Class of ’93 meets for 20 year reunion

Alumni of the 1993 graduating class reunited while attending their first class reunion since graduating 20 years ago. The weekend celebration kicked off Friday, Sept. 27 with tailgating in the parking lot of Standifer Field. More...

Campus

Andrews competes in Cowkids 4 Christ Rodeos

Jessica Andrews of Arlington and her partner, Grey Wells of Cottonwood, Ala., took home first place in the junior team roping event during the first Cowkids 4 Christ rodeo event of the season.  Over 120 young people participated in these rodeos More...

Third graders learn about plant life

The third grade classes of Anna Mathis and Melissa Grimsley took a trip to the farm. The third grade at SGA has been studying about seeds and plant growth. More...

Nunnery to compete

Little Miss Early County Bailey Nunnery, right, will represent Early County in the Little Miss National Peanut Festival pageant Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Dothan Civic Center. Bailey is the daughter of Matt and Stephanie Nunnery of Donalsonville. More...

‘Life Skills’

The   Pataula Center for Children is sponsoring a “life-skills” class — Keeping Children Well — focusing on helping parents to understand and prevent infectious disease.  The clinic, free and open to the public, will More...

Literacy Day

Everyone is encouraged to participate in Early County Literacy Day Thursday, Oct. 17. Anyone interested in reading in a classroom at Early County Elementary that day is asked to contact Maureen Smith at 723-4101. BINGO for books will be at 5 p.m. More...

4-H pop-tabs

The   Early County 4-H is participating in a statewide collection of pop tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities which provide support for families of children fighting illness.  Pop tabs will be collected at the Early County Mi More...

43rd festival...

In addition to a special dedication of a plaque celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Kolomoki State Historic Park which was made possible when the Blakely Rotary Club led an effort to purchase and donate the land, Saturday’s festival was another More...

More city sewerage rehab

City Council

More work to improve city sewage system woes was approved by the Blakely City Council at their Oct. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, First United Methodist Church fellowship hall  BIRTHDAYS: Pat Carmichael, John Logan Joyner, Marshall Day, LaDon Durham  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Oct. 17 - 2 p.m., Halloween Pet Costume Contest Oct. 18 - 10:15 a.m., Trickor Treat (Head Start Kids) Oct. 19 - 2 p.m. - Faith Holiness Oct. 21 - 2 p.m., Pumpkin Carving Contest Oct.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A few suggestions

There is a movement on Facebook pushing for the adoption of a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It’s as old as time

Every kid at about age eight discovers the wonder of plundering through the folks’ private stuff. I think eight is the magic age because that is about the time parents stop watching kids so closely.  More...

Mumbles

I’d say between 50 & 60

You often hear people say they wish things were the way they used to be. I’ve said it more than once myself.  There are probably some who would say the same about Kolomoki State Park. More...

Obituaries

Ricky Dowdy

Farmer

Ricky Dennis Dowdy, 58, of Baker County, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Willson Hospice House in Albany. Mr. Dowdy was born May 5, 1955, in Miller County. More...

David McClenny

David Neil McClenny, 51, of Columbia, Ala., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. McClenny was born Sept. 19, 1962, in Dothan, Ala., to the late Arthur Joe McClenny and Yvonne Hamm McClenny. More...

Jessie Ruth Hutchins

Cook

Jessie Ruth Hollinger Hutchins, 61, of Blakely, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely. Mrs. Hutchins was born in Blakely Nov. 6, 1952, to Annette Hightower Butler and the late Jessie James Butler. More...

Sports

Warriors give valiant effort in tough 34-35 loss

The SGA Warriors traveled to Thomasville Friday and lost a close game, 35-34, to the Brookwood Warriors who had lost the week before to last year’s state runner-up, Westwood, in overtime. More...