April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life Friday night

The 2014 Relay for Life will begin Friday at Standifer Field with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m.  There will be entertainment throughout the night with eight teams participating in this year’s event.  Everyone is invited to come enjoy More...

Fun Day at BSC here Saturday

Bainbridge   State College, Early County campus, will have their 2nd Annual Charity Fun Day Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The annual Adminstrative Professionals Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 23 at the Chamber Bynum Conference Center. For more information, call the chamber at 723-3741.   More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

April 14 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Beef steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. April 15 — 10:15 - 11:00. Physical fitness. 11:00 - ResCare, Byrd Sullivan.  More...

Damascus High School classes of ‘54 through ‘58 hold reunion at SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy cafeteria was the location of a reunion for Damascus High School classes of 1954 through 1958. The reunion began at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22. 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...

Religion

God will not forget his people

Jeremiah 23:5, 6; Zechariah 6:9-15; John 19:1-5  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Area Ministers   All area ministers are invited to a time of fellowship and prayer at Blakely Church of God, today, Wednesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. Please call Rev. Matthew Schluckebier at 229-425- 0869 for directions or questions.  New St. More...

Obituaries

Tammy Richardson

Business Owner

Tammy Jo Toole Richardson, 56, of Colquitt, Ga., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Richardson was the owner of Bride and Gift Gallery in Colquitt and a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church.  More...

Deborah Ann Balkcom

Retired

Deborah Ann Hodge Balkcom, 55, of Blakely died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Dick Griffin

Retired

Carl R. “Dick” Griffin, 67, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Hospital’s North Campus.  More...

Southern Company proposing solar power facility in Early County

The Early County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Southern Power Company at their April 7 meeting at the County Annex.  More...

Inmate hangs self in jail cell

The GBI is investigating the death of Jonathan Kimbrell, 25, of Blakely at the Early County Jail over the weekend.  Kimbrell was arrested in December in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend Sowhatchee Baptist Church burglary, along with two ot More...

DOT, city address flooding problem

Yards along Willow Glen Drive and Angus Drive in Blakely no longer turn into ponds during steady rains since the Georgia Department of Transportation increased the size of drainage pipes under Highway 39.  The project replaced a 36-inch drainage More...

Kolomoki Night Easter Egg Hunt

Make plans to join everyone for the Kolomoki Mounds State Park Easter Egg Night Hunt 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday, April 19.  The EGG-citing event will be at Group Camp Hicita. More...

‘Look What’s Blooming’

Don’t miss “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join in the fun at this annual garden expo featuring garden art, plants, handcrafted items and a light lunch. Don’t miss it! More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resouce Center  BIRTHDAYS: Aaron Warfield, Ethan LaDuke  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Understanding life with a puppy

It’s been nearly a month since Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel, came to live with me, and friends are constantly asking how things are going.  To be honest, I understand why they ask. More...

Political Cartoon

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Collards trendy now

Collards are in. Not as in the collards are ready, but as in collards are popular to eat. Imagine that, the collard gaining popularity with fancy food people who probably never knew what collards were a year ago.  More...

Campus

BSC students earn technical certificates

Bainbridge State College students were recognized on March 10 for earning technical certificates of credit.  Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal, the keynote speaker, said the celebration was for students who may put their certif More...

Choral student ranks sixth in state

Congratulations to Gabrielle Walker for placing first in girls solo at the 2014 Region 1-AA Literary competition at Cook County High School. Not only was Gabrielle a region champion, she went on to represent Early County at the state level. More...

SGA holds annual Junior Ring Day ceremony

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Junior Ring Day Friday, March 28 in a special program in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. Ben Bridges, president of the junior class, welcomed the students and guests. More...