October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wish Tree applications

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...

Arlington, Jakin city elections Tuesday, Nov. 5

Voters in Early County will be spared the task of voting next Tuesday as there are no candidates or questions for the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. There are also no contested races in Blakely or Damascus.  More...

Chamber of Commerce Fall Decoration Contest

Bank of Early - 1st Place More...

Other News

Harris represents Georgia

Will Harris represented Georgia at the Willie B. Withers Luncheon & Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year announcement in Moultrie.  South Carolina’s James Cooley was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year. More...

Firefighters wear pink!

As a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blakely Fire Department is going PINK! More...

Halloween Ball will kick-off Fort Gaines 200 fundraiser

Fort Gaines 200 will kick off its bicentennial fund raising campaign Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. with a Halloween Ball. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Choose to worship Jesus Christ

Ruth 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist Bethel Baptist Church is having a Western-themed fall festival today, Wednesday, Oct. 30 starting at 6 p.m. Call 334-560-6653 for more information. Everyone is invited to attend.   More...

Society

Brown-George wedding vows exchanged

Lauren Elizabeth Brown and Jason Michael George were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, on the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.  More...

Retired Educators Day in Georgia

Sunday, Nov. 3 will be Retired Educators Day in Georgia. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal Scholar First Grade William Byrd Alyssa Glass Paige Glenn Angelina Henderson Bryson Hutchins Matthew King Brantavious Lindsey  More...

HALLOWEEN is supposed to be a "fun scary" holiday!

The Pataula Center for Children wants all children to be safe and happy. We encourage parents to make their children aware of potential dangers without making them afraid of the world.  More...

Ladies only!!!

A“   Lady Legion” handgun course for ladies only is scheduled at LegionOTG (AIM) Saturday, Nov. 9. See ad on page 2 for more information.   More...

Bobcat yearbooks

The   Early County High 2013 Yearbooks have arrived. Seniors who graduated in 2013 should arrange for pickup. Call Cheri Harrell at 724-5323 for additional information.   More...

$2,000 McDowell Scholarship

A scholarship has been established in honor of Thomas B. More...

Burglary suspects nabbed

Three Blakely teenagers have been arrested and charged with two burglaries on Kolomoki Road.  The Early County Sheriff’s office responded to two daytime burglaries on Second Kolomoki Road Friday, Oct. 25.  More...

Flu shots

Have you had your flu shot yet? More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30  BIRTHDAY: Maggie McDowell  THURSDAY, OCT. 31  Happy Halloween!  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, NOV. 1  BIRTHDAYS: Patton Norman, Hazel Gregory  ANNIVERSARY: Dr. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Chicken soup to the rescue

It’s an old cliché, but there’s certainly truth to it. We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t do anything about the common cold.  To be honest, it had been a while since I caught a cold, so I knew I was tempting fate. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Ghosts of Halloween past

I grew up going to Halloween carnivals. We didn’t trick or treat during those years. I don’t think I even knew about trick or treating until I was almost too old to go. More on that later.  More...

Mumbles

Making a real difference

So what? Who cares? has been the theme this month as Family Connection FACES celebrated their tenth anniversary.  I’m not sure what the thought process was in coming up with the theme, but it hit home with me!  More...

Obituaries

Pat Willis Retired

Wauthenia Patricia “Pat” Williams Willis, 73, of Blakely, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Jeanette Widener Homemaker

Jeanette Williams Widener, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Great Grans Personal Care in Donalsonville, Ga.  Mrs. Widener was born in Blakely, Ga., June 29, 1920, to the late Homer Williams and Annie Loyless Williams. More...

Sallie McDowell Retired Caseworker

Sallie Mae Taylor McDowell, 95, of Albany, Ga., and formerly of Blakely, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Willson Hospice House in Albany.  More...

Sports

Bobcats keep playoff dreams alive

The atmosphere at Standifer Field Friday night was full of emotions. More...

SGA loses to longtime rival Westwood

SGA came up short in the last two minutes of Friday night’s nail bitting 21-14 game against longtime rival West-wood in Camilla.  More...

Senior athletes honored at last home game

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored the senior athletes in football, softball, cheerleading and twirling Oct. 18 at the last home game. These students were recognized during halftime of the game with Sherwood.  More...