November 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Cantata

Blakely and Early County’s first annual community Christmas Cantata, “O Holy Night,” will be presented Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Birdsong Warehouse. More...

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...

Motorists beware of deer!

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, motorists are urged to use additional caution as the deer mating season arrives.  More...

GP Bucket Brigade assists firefighters

Four rural Early County fire units will receive urgently needed turn-out gear as a result of a $10,000 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant presented last week.  More...

Other News

CSB meeting planned

The Albany Area Community Service Board, which includes Baker, Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Miller, Terrell and Worth counties, will hold their regular bi-monthly meeting Nov. 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. More...

Bainbridge State College to host lecture series

Bainbridge State College is hosting a series of speakers, distinguished authors and performing artists to enhance the educational experience of the college’s students and to extend to the community a variety of cultural experiences.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Understanding the beginning of Passover

Exodus 12  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star   More...

THANKS

We, the family of the late Robert Lee Jackson, graciously acknowledge the many acts of kindness that you bestowed upon us during our hours of bereavement. More...

Obituaries

Robert L. Jackson

Retired

Robert L. Jackson, 63, of Blakely died Monday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Jackson was born Nov. 9, 1950, in Blakely to the late Reuben Jackson and Annie M. Jackson. More...

Tommy Grier

Retired

Tommy L. Grier, 77, of Blakely died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Grier was born Aug. 28, 1936, in Blakely to the late Thomas Grier and Inell Warren Grier Jackson. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. More...

Inez Ford

Retired

Inez Fields Ford, 98, of Clinton, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md. Mrs. Ford was born July 14, 1915, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Henry Fields and Katie Jessup Fields. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. More...

Campus

SGA places second in one-act play competition

SGA students placed second in the One-Act Play competition at Region Literary Meet on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Westwood School in Camilla. The four schools competing were Westwood, Valwood, Sherwood and Southwest Georgia Academy.  More...

Cody named DAR Good Citizen at SGA

Dylan Cody, son of Stacie Houston Cody and the late Mark Cody of Albany, has been chosen the DAR Good Citizen from the senior class at Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

McDonald lands part in movie

Rand McDonald, 11- year-old son of Randy and Debbie McDonald of Blakely, has a part in an upcoming movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swank. The movie is “The Homesman.”  More...

Breaking News - 11/11/2013 8:31 AM

Veterans’ recognition ceremony TODAY at 5 p.m.  Free Access 

Come honor those who served! Everyone is encouraged to take time from their busy schedules and make their way to Court Square and participate in P.H. More...

Breaking News - 11/10/2013 9:41 PM

Bobcats will play in mini-playoff Monday night  Free Access 

Early County’s 29-6 loss to Cook County Friday night resulted in a three-way tie between the Bobcats, Cook and Fitzgerald for the Region 1-AA third and fourth seeds for the postseason. More...

Football playoffs

The   SGA Warriors, who finished the season 6-4 will travel to Woodbury to play Flint River Academy in the first round of the GISA state playoffs.  The Bobcats earned a berth in the playoffs with Friday’s win over Pelham. More...

Feed the Families

The   Sheriff’s Department is collecting non perishable food items to help feed families at Thanksgiving. Donation boxes are located at Harvey’s Piggly Wiggly and the jail on South Blvd. Cash donations are also welcome.   More...

County votes to trash green cans

The Early County Commission voted to begin phasing in a new solid waste collection system at their Nov. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Shirley Middleton, Andrew Smith, Addie Usry  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Rob McLendon, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Drive  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

You can’t protect children from life

Earlier this month, a school on Long Island banned football, baseball and tag during recess. Students can’t even do cartwheels on their own. They need adult supervision. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Watch out for snakes

News travels far and fast when it is a snake story. I can’t say much about that since I do my share to make sure everyone knows if there is a good snake story traveling the news chain.  More...

Mumbles

Not the first lie

Not one of our readers, thankfully... A reader placed the following note in their local newspaper stating... “A lot of deer get hit on the highway west of town. There are too many vehicles to have a deer crossing there.  More...

Sports

SGA falls to Valwood

The injury-plagued 6- 4 Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors traveled to Valdosta Friday to play undefeated Valwood. In a game played in the rain, extremely heavy at times, the defending state champions defeated the Warriors 40-6.  More...

Bobcats defeat Pelham

The Early County Bobcats traveled to Pelham Friday hoping to keep their playoff dreams alive. More...

Softball players receive honors

The SGA Lady Warriors’ softball players, who won the Region 3-AAA championship with a perfect 10-0 region record, received additional honors this week. More...