November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday Tour

Mark your calendars. The annual Holiday tour is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Blakely Hometown Mural Project.   More...

Christmas Tree Trot

The   ECES Relay for Life team is sponsoring “Christmas Tree Trot & Reindeer Run,” a 5K and Fun Run, Dec. 14. For more info contact Mischa Smith at 308-0759 or mischapsmith@gmail.com.   More...

Cotton ‘way behind’

This year’s peanut harvest, while over 95 percent complete was slightly behind schedule, according to Early County Extension director Brian Cresswell. More...

Volunteers needed for new firehouses

Two additional rural firehouses have been completed as part of a plan to improve rural fire protection in Early County and lower ISO insurance rates in the unincorporated areas.  More...

Other News

FIRE DEPT.

During the weeks of Oct. 25 - Nov. More...

Christmas cantata planned

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...

Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame to induct 18 honorees

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame has announced 18 inductees for the first annual class of military heroes. The induction ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbus.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s promises are true

Exodus 13:17-22; 14  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Pineview   St. John Pineview Church will celebrate Men and Women’s Day Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11:15 a.m. Brother Wayne Turner will be the speaker. All military will be remembered and honored and the colors are red, white and blue. More...

Obituaries

Robert L. Jackson

Retired

Robert L. Jackson, 63, of Blakely died Monday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Jackson was born Nov. 9, 1950, in Blakely to the late Reuben Jackson and Annie M. Jackson. He was a member of Zion Watch African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Derrick Henderson

Homemaker

Derrick Anthony Henderson, 49, of Blakely died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Henderson was born Feb. 5, 1964, in Blakely to Ada Pratt Henderson and the late James E. Henderson. More...

Joan Wade

Homemaker

Joan Harper Wade, 70, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wade was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Blakely to the late William Lawrence Harper and Juanita Gowan Harper. More...

Sports

Little Bobcats finish season with two championships

The Blakely-Early County Youth Football League C-Team Bobcats finished the 2013 season undefeated, advancing them to the playoffs held in Terrell County where they rolled over the Schley County Wildcats with a win of 14-0, sending them to the finals. More...

Early County Bobcats finish season 5-5

The Bobcats traveled to Adel Friday with hopes of earning a playoff berth. More...

Three-way tie results in Monday night playoff

At the end of Friday’s game, the Bobcats, Cook County and Fitzgerald were tied for third and fourth place in the region. 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...

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...

$2,000 McDowell Scholarship

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

Grandparents meeting

The   SGA Grandparents will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria.   More...

More city sewer line rehab work

The Blakely City Council heard a report on sewer repairs and upgrades at their Nov. 5 meeting at City Hall. More...

Early Co. Genealogy Society

Due to the popular “Family History Meetings” the Early County Museum has announced the formation of the Genealogy Society of Early County.  The society is being organized to provide information about our society and to encourage exch More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13  LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Tracy McDonald  THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Nov. 18 — 10:30 - 11:30 Rhythm band practice, Nursing home. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas and carrots, tossed salad, spiced apples. Nov. 19 — 10:15 -11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA, Blood pressure checks.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Not so fast ...

It’s time for my annual column about the need to slow, if not completely halt, the premature arrival of Christmas. Alas, as in previous years, I doubt my effort will do much good. I’ve already seen Christmas commercials on TV.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Pull out those jackets

Our first really cold cold snap of the year is forecast for this week. More...

Mumbles

Doldrums? Not this weekend!

If you ever find yourself in the doldrums, just invite the kids home for the weekend. We did!  Make that kids, grandkids and all their dogs. That will shake you out of your doldrums! More...

Society

Citizens enjoyed Halloween at Depot

Over 200 hundred people attended the annual Halloween at the Depot event. Free popcorn, hotdogs and drinks were served. More...

Howell home named Garden of the Month

The November yard of the month was awarded to Dr. and Mrs. Alex Howell. The beautiful home is adorned with an abundance of a large variety of flowers, plants and trees. More...

SGA one-act play cast wins first in state

The Southwest Georgia Academy oneact play cast won first place at state competition at Darton College in Albany Nov. 5. More...