December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Holidays on the Square

Court Square will be filled with the sights and sounds of the season Friday and Saturday during the 20th annual Holidays on the Square sponsored by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce.  Saturday’s activities begin witha5KRunat8a.m More...

Coat Drive

The   ECHS FBLA is sponsoring a Coat Drive. Please donate your spare coats by Dec.19. Coats can be dropped off in the front lobby of the high school.   More...

Rotary Raffle

The   Blakely Rotary Club is raffling a “President’s Basket” and a $500 gift certificate to raise proceeds for the Kolomoki Learning Center Project.  The President’s Basket will contain homemade wine, brandy, preserv More...

Santa calls 911 for Christmas cheer

A parking lot full of Early County Sheriff’s Department vehicles at Early Memorial Nursing Home last week created a “buzz” around the community for several days... More...

Other News

New Year’s Day night hike at Kolomoki

Kolomoki Mounds State Park will be offering a unique program that includes a night hike on the White Oak Trail that ends with a campfire on the top of the Temple Mound.  The hike will be full of fun activities that will challenge your senses and More...

Spread cheer, not flu, during holiday season

During Dec. 8-14, Southwest Public Health District is observing National Influenza Vaccination Week by encouraging residents to get flu vaccine to ensure they spread cheer instead of germs during the upcoming holiday season.  More...

Students collecting for annual coat drive

The Early County High School FBLA Club is collecting coats for their annual coat drive now through Dec.19.  Coats of all sizes may be donated and dropped off in the front lobby of Early County High School.  LaShonda Smith, FBLA Adviser, mem More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Zacharias prophesies about his son, John

Luke 1:57-80  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith   Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have a Christmas Tea Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. on South Main Street. Formal attire is desired. Everyone is invited to attend.  Calvary Seventh Day   More...

Obituaries

Mae Pearl Foster

Homemaker

Mae Pearl Foster, 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Nov. 22, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Foster was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Blakely to the late Bob and Lorene Davis. She was a member of St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Billy Smith Sr.

Transportation

Billy Smith Sr., 58, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born Feb. 2, 1955, in Blakely, to the late Sampson and Jurrie J. Knight Smith. More...

Irene K. Jackson

Homemaker

Irene K. Jackson, 70, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Pioneer Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 12, 1942, in Arlington, Ga., to the late Mahalia Davis and Dave Kendrick. More...

Breaking News - 12/11/2013 12:01 AM

Fatal ambulance wreck  Free Access 

A Miller County ambulance traveling southbound on Highway 45 between Arlington and Damascus headed to Miller County Hospital overturned after colliding with a fertilizer spreader Tuesday. More...

Holiday Tour Saturday

As Holidays on the Square activities wind down Saturday, the Blakely Hometown Holiday Tour will continue a great day of Christmas activities.  Proceeds from the 2013 Holiday Tour will benefit the Blakely Mural Project. Tour hours are 4 p.m. More...

Milner is new NH director

Pioneer Health Services of Early County is pleased to announce Angela Milner, LNHA as the new administrator of Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Shrine Club Raffle

The   Blakely Shrine Club is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 cal. magnum rifle and a case of shotgun shells. The drawing will be Dec. 14 during Holidays on the Square. Tickets are $5 each. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Monique Roberts  THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily EventsDec. 16 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band at NursingHome. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas and carrots, tossed salad, spiced apples.Dec. 17 — 10:15-11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Family More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Weird weather

I checked the weather app on my smartphone. It said it was 75 degrees in Gainesville. I wasn’t surprised. I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt.  Then I double-checked the calendar.  Yep, it was Dec. 6. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Shepherds and angels

Tis the season for scrounging around to costume little boys and girls as Josephs and shepherds and Marys and angels, maybe a few cows and donkeys, for church Christmas plays.  More...

Mumbles

Music, lights & prayer

If you missed Sunday night’s Community Cantata you missed one of... More...

Campus

Early County Varsity Boys

From left, front row, Calvin Morris, Tamerian Harris, Qubilah Hall, Tracy Blocker, Malik Thornton, Tim Hardrick; back row, Shaquilla Mills, Javarious Thornton, Dontae Belcher, Trequez Wells, Akeal Te More...

Early County Varsity Girls

From left, Alexis Powell, Zykira Beacham, Sarriah Ceasar, Hillary Cotton, Bre’onne Moore, Aubrey Brackins, Destiny Reed, Latoya Eaford, Kelsi Bryant, Ieshia Lee, Erica Wimberly, Tynicia McCoy, More...

EARLY COUNTY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Dec. 13 – Berrien Co.** – Away – 6:00 Dec. 14 – Randolph Clay – Home – 6:00 Dec. 17 – Calhoun Co. – Home – 6:00 Dec. More...