December 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Frosty? Well, maybe not!

When snow is scarce, improvise! The snowman above is a hay bale improvization by Guyla and Greg McMullen on Union Road. More...

Chamber Raffle...

Win a freezer full of meat!

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Kenmore 5.1 cu. ft. chest freezer full of meat donated by Piggly Wiggly and White Oak Pastures.  The winner will be drawn Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25  MERRY CHRISTMAS  BIRTHDAYS: Claudia McCorkle, Debra Kleckley, Kristi English, Grace Taylor, Eva Cleveland, Rob McLendon  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs.  David Still  THURSDAY, DEC. 26   More...

Santa visits FBC preschool

The students at First Baptist Church preschool were visited by Santa Wednesday, Dec. 18. They had a Christmas party and told Santa their Christmas wishes. Theresa White is the teacher. More...

Extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28

Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers is set to end Saturday, Dec. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is presented in the temple

Luke 2:21-38  As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, it is easy to forget that his life was lived under the umbrella of the Old Testament law. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church invites everyone to attend Worship through Music fellowship program featuring the Blakely Mass Choir in concert Sunday, Dec. More...

THANKS

St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Jerry and Sheila Tiner for their act of kindness for donating a van to our church. More...

Sports

2013-14 College Football

Bowl Schedule

NOTE: Due to the early print schedule the TV schedule was not available at press time.   More...

Campus

SGA begins Christmas vacation

Santa Claus and his elves arrived at Southwest Georgia Academy to signal the beginning of the school’s Christmas holidays.  The students from K- 3, K-4, K-5 and first grades performed their musical program for parents, relatives and frien More...

Acclimating students for the return to school

The holiday season can be a whirlwind of activity that culminates in lavish celebrations and, for many children, an extended vacation from school. More...

SGA grandparents bring Christmas cheer

The Grandparents Club of Southwest Georgia Academy brought Christmas cheer to the campus Monday morning, Dec. 16. They served a delicious breakfast in the library to the faculty and staff. More...

Claudia McCorkle passes  Free Access 

Mrs. Claudia Jones McCorkle, 63, of Blakely died Monday afternoon, Dec. 30 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Her family is honoring her wish to be cremated. The family will have a visitation Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. More...

“We will miss her”

Something will be missing at Early County High School when students and faculty return from the Christmas holidays!   More...

A thought for Christmas...

“Life is better when you are happy, but life is best when other people are happy because of you!”   More...

Kolomoki ‘Night Hike’ Jan. 1

Kolomoki   State Historic Park will be among more than 40 state parks hosting Ranger led “First Day Hikes” Jan. More...

Hoop Club

Attention all ECHS basketball fans! The Hoop Club will meet at the new gym Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Please come help support our studentathletes.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A talk with Santa

I was fortunate this week to have an exclusive telephone interview with Santa Claus.  Laugh if you want to. This is a big deal. Not only is this Santa’s busy time of the year, other media outlets were vying for his time, too. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Remember when...

Someone sent me an email of pictures of things from the past. One picture was dyed biddies, which eventually became died biddies, if you know what I mean. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Obituaries

Ronald Hobby

Supervisor  Ronald Bruce Hobby, 62, of Blakely died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Mr. Hobby was born Oct. 11, 1951, in Sylvester, Ga., to the late Ben Jack Hobby and Myrtice Calhoun Hobby. More...

Society

EMNH residents enjoy holidays

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Favorite holiday cookie recipes

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Dec. 30 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band. Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, peas and carrots, cabbage, fresh fruit. Dec. 31 — 10:15 -11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA Blood Pressure Checks. More...