November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving dinner for the needy New

Zion Baptist Church will host a free community-wide Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Blakely Civic Center.   More...

‘The Glorias of Christmas’ December 2

The   Camerata Chorus will present “The Glorias of Christmas” Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church chorus. The concert is free and everyone is invited to attend.   More...

‘HOTS’ Dec. 14

The   20th annual Holidays on the Square sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Dec. 14 featuring a Christmas parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, a car show, 5K and fun run. More...

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STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT VISITS: State School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge visited the Early County Schools last week during a sweep through Southwest Georgia. More...

Other News

How to save on prescription drug costs

Prescription drugs can be quite expensive, and even those who have health insurance often pay more than they need to. More...

Burke encourages GEFA incentive

Sen. Dean Burke is encouraging constituents to look into information regarding the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s second offering of the Georgia Agricultural Irrigation Motor program.  More...

Faces in the News...

People in the News back when... Can you match the names and More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The angel foretells Jesus’ birth

Luke 1:26-40  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Zion   New Zion Baptist Church will have a free community-wide Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Blakely Civic Center. For more information, contact Pastor James Letroy Lewis at 229- 308-7562. More...

White Plains Freewill Baptist Church packs and delivers 6,559 bars of soap

White Plains Freewill Baptist Church Pastor Sterling Jones, along with the youth and the congregation, had a Dial soap luncheon and packing party recently.  More...

Society

FACES celebration

“We made it! Ten years ago, our founders had a dream of people working together and helping a community become more literate and healthy ...  More...

Frugal gift wrapping ideas

Holiday shoppers spend billions of dollars each year on gifts for friends, family and coworkers.  More...

Caring for poinsettias

Although poinsettias are most often associated with the holiday season, they are actually tropical plants. In spite of their origins, poinsettias can thrive during the holiday season and even last long after the holidays have come and gone.  More...

Farley siren drills

The Blakely-Early County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with Southern Nuclear Operating Company and Dothan/Houston County EMA, will conduct quarterly maintenance and survey testing of the Farley Nuclear Plant Prompt Notification System T More...

Alexander Building renovation

Ribbon-cutting and dedication

A dedication ceremony and open house of the renovated Alexander Building opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning with Mike Bynum cutting the ceremonial ribbon. More...

Bobcat Hoop Club

The   Bobcat basketball fans, alumni and parents are encouraged to join the Bobcat Hoop Club. All funds raised will be used to support the basketball players. More...

Christmas Open House

Get in the spirit at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library's annual Christmas open house Thursday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Will Bundy, Tyrone Hubbard  THURSDAY, NOV. 28  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! BIRTHDAY: Ewell Jarrett ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Community Christmas cantata Dec. 8

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...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.  Daily Events   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

No sequels for me

It’s a rite of the holiday season for many families, gathering together in front of the television to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a film starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate family man who imagines during Ch More...

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The name game

For many years, one of my favorite after Thanksgiving dinner activities was drawing names for Christmas. In school, Sunday school, and even in families, drawing names used to be standard procedure. More...

Obituaries

Willie A. Hubbard

Retired

Willie A. Hubbard, 86, of Blakely died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Phoebe Putney North in Albany, Ga.  Mr. Hubbard was born June 3, 1927, in Blakely to the late Alfred and Laura Bell Hubbard. More...

Harold Summerset

Harold B. Summerset, 61, of Blakely died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. Summerset was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Blakely, Ga., to the late James and Lelar Reed Summerset. He was of the Baptist faith.  More...

Clifton Trent

Retired

Clifton Andrew Trent, 60, of Colquitt, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Miller County Nursing Home.  Mr. Trent was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Lucy Trent and the late Zane Trent. More...

Campus

Thanksgiving program presented at SGA

The K-5 students of Southwest Georgia Academy presented a special program about Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 22. Students were in costume as pilgrims, Indians and turkeys as they emphasized the meaning of this special holiday and how it originated. More...

Gratitude tree at Bainbridge College marks thankfulness

Expressions of gratitude are adorning a Christmas tree in the Bainbridge State College’s library this year.  Students, faculty and staff members have been invited to write what they are grateful for and those tags are then hung on the tree More...

Bobcat Hoop Club start-up meeting set for Dec. 2

Calling all Bobcat basketball fans, alumni and parents.  Please join the Bobcat Hoop Club. All funds raised will be used to support the basketball players. Membership fees are $25.  There will be a startup meeting Monday, Dec. More...