March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School bus incident

School officials and authorities are investigating a school bus incident last week during which students fled the bus they were riding when they apparently realized it wasn’t taking them home.  The incident happened at the intersection of More...

Class of ’72 reunion Saturday

The   Early County High Class of 1972 will hold their reunion Saturday during the Peanut Proud festival. Class members, friends, teachers and coaches are invited to gather at Cornerstone Insurance on Court Square throughout the day. More...

Genealogy meeting

The   Genealogy Society of Early County will meet Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m. at the Early County Museum. Meetings are open to everyone interested in genealogical research. For more information call 724-7222.   More...

Other News

Easter Egg Night Hunt at Kolomoki State Park

Kolomoki Mounds State Park will have an Easter Egg Night Hunt Saturday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Join everyone for EGG-citing fun at the Easter Egg Night Hunt to held at Group Camp Hicita. More...

House News

Viewing, debating and voting on legislation

On Monday, March 10, we returned to the Gold Dome for the ninth week of the legislative session focusing on reviewing, debating, and voting on legislation already passed by the Senate.  More...

Senate News

Senate gears up for final two days of 2014 session

The 2014 legislative session is now down to its final two days. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God always fulfills his promises

Revelation 5  As one reads the unfolding eternal plan of God, the details are not given in a manner that would easily satisfy human curiosity. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

March 24 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Cubed steak with mushroom gravy, blackeyed peas, stewed tomatoes, steamed rice, fresh fruit. March 25 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical Fitness. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   More...

Society

Heard-Busby

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dean Heard of Colquitt, Ga., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Rae, to Heath Singleton Busby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy L. Busby of Blakely, Ga.  More...

Jarrett home is Yard of the Month

The 1890s farmhouse style home of Rudy and Ann Jarrett has been chosen by the Blakely Garden Club as “Yard of the Month” for March.  More...

RELAY FOR LIFE

New Hope   New Hope Baptist Church is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Relay for Life. Items to be raffled are a Coleman cooler, a Coleman grill, a pair of Nikon binoculars and a ribeye loin. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 and 11 for $10. More...

Campus

ECHS literary team places in state competition

The Early County Literary team placed second at the region competition and went on to state where participants placed from sixth to third place.  More...

Pollard receives national honor

Kolleen Pollard, Early County High School senior, has been selected to the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.   More...

Civil War speaker visits SGA fourth grade

The fourth grade class of Southwest Georgia Academy ended their study of the Civil War on Thursday, March 13, with a presentation by guest speaker Jack Cowart of Donalsonville. Cowart is a member of the Sons of the Confederacy Camp in Colquitt. More...

13th annual Country Goes Huntin’

The turkeys are starting to gobble and it’s time for one of the greatest fundraising traditions in the country music and outdoor industry — Country Goes Huntin’.  More...

Bi-Lo acquires supermarket chain

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BILO and Winn-Dixie supermarket chains, announced this week the decision to convert seven existing Harveys stores to Winn-Dixie stores and three existing Winn-Dixie stores to Harveys stores.  The stores are More...

PCSG achieves accreditation

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  More...

2014 Peanut Proud Pageant queens

The 2014 Peanut Proud pageant winners are Baby Miss: Queen - Shanley Burnett, daughter of Cecily Giannars and Matt Burnett; first runner-up - Ansley Amos, daughter of Jessica Jenkins and Joshua Amos; second runner up - Ellie Rae Timmons, daughter of More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Jennings Allred  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

What’s in a name?

I don’t know how parents do it, coming up the names for their children.  Sure, if you have a son, you can give him his father’s name and add “Junior” to the end. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Ah one and ah two

Quite by accident, I discovered a friend appeared on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. When I found this out, I tried searching my memory for snippets of performances on the television talent show popular in the 1950s and 60s. More...

Mumbles

Lookin’ to see ya there

If you don’t already have “Spring Fever,” what are you waiting for? It will be here about the time you read this!  The first day of spring is Thursday. More...

Obituaries

Roosevelt Lee Jr.

Retired

Roosevelt Lee Jr., 60, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Lee was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Blakely, to Emma Lee and the late Roosevelt Lee Sr. More...

Cheryl Moseley

Loan Administrator

Cheryl Lynn Barnes Moseley, 55, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence.   Mrs. Moseley was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Tifton, Ga., to Harold Henry Barnes and Lucille Stones Barnes. More...

Sports

2014 Track & Field Schedule

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Alumni baseball game played at SGA

Past and present met Saturday, March 1 on Ted Bush Field at Southwest Georgia Academy when alumni players returned to challenge each other in a game of baseball. More...

10 and under boys win state

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department’s 10 and under boys basketball team represented Early County in the best way possible — by winning the state championship. The games were played in Jefferson, Ga., March 7 and March 8.  More...