April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Keith Alderman begins ministry at First Baptist

Keith Alderman, a native of Albany, Ga., began his ministry as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Blakely last week.  He graduated from Mercer University in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree and received the master of divinity degree in More...

A “Fun Day” at BSC Saturday

Bainbridge State College’s Early County Campus in Blakely was the site of fun and games Saturday, April 12.  The second annual Fun Day will benefit Early County Helping Hands, which assists persons who are struggling with some type of cata More...

Benefit Barrel Race Sunday in Jakin

Gentiva   Hospice will host a Jackpot Barrel Race Sunday, April 27 at Southern Wind Ranch in Jakin. Entry fee is $25 per rider with $100 added for every 25 riders. Exhibition will begin at 12 p.m. More...

Other News

Georgia-Pacific’s pajama project

Employees of Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs recently collected children’s pajamas for foster children served by the Department of Family and Children’s Services for Early, Seminole More...

GP provides environmental resources

In preparation for International Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 25, Georgia- Pacific recently provided nature-themed book marks, environmental lesson plans and related student activities for third, fourth and fifth grade classe More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

April 28 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. April 29 — 10:15 - 11:00. Physical fitness. 11:00 - Dr. More...

Religion

From suffering to divine glory

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Luke 24:25-27, 44-50  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mathis  St. Mathis Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual revival now through Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist is Rev. Perez Blackmon Sr. and the pastor is Jeffery Haynes Sr. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

The family of D’Arsey Stewart would like to thank everyone who showed their love, kindness and support during our time of need. It was greatly appreciated.  God Bless, The Stewart Family  * * * * * * *   More...

Society

McDougall-Stone

Mr. and Mrs. David Graeme McDougall of Alpharetta, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Lynn McDougall, to John Lowrey Stone, son of Sherree S. Stone and William Sims Stone, both of Blakely, Ga.  More...

Betty J. Houston scholarship established

A $3,000 scholarship has been established at Early County High School in honor of Betty Jackson Houston, a distinguished homemaking teacher who taught in Early County for over 40 years. More...

RECIPE

Turkey Caesar Sandwiches

2 - 8 oz. turkey tenderloins, halved or 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup bottled caesar salad dressing 4 tsp. More...

Breaking News - 4/26/2014 8:35 AM

Drug Take Back Day!!!  Free Access 

The Early County Sheriff’s Office and Early Choices asks everyone to bring expired and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs for proper disposal today — Saturday, April 26 — to Harvey’s Supermarket between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Emerald Lake Showcase re-opening  Free Access 

Country and gospel music lovers are invited to the re-opening of the Emerald Lake Showcase Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. featuring music by Barbara and The Countrymen. Free admission, plenty of seating, water and soda. Barbeque will be available. More...

Inmates’ escape is short lived Monday evening

Two inmates managed to escape from the recreation area at the Early County jail Monday afternoon between 4:30 and 5 p.m. More...

Plant Farley emergency exercise

APlant   Farley radiological emergency exercise will be conducted April 23. The exercise will culminate with a public critique at 11 a.m. More...

Jim Woodruff locks closed for repairs

The   U.S. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Neeley THURSDAY, APRIL 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Bob Hall, Holden Cooper ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

In search of the perfect cheeseburger

I went to dinner with a group of friends the other night. I had a hankering for a cheeseburger, so I perused the burger section of the menu. More...

Political Cartoon

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Shame nowhere to be...

Why Does the Federal Government own Nevada? That’s the question asked by Dr. Harold Pease, an expert on the United States Constitution, in a column this week. More...

Obituaries

Nell Cannon

Homemaker

Wynell “Nell” Brunson Cannon, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Cannon was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Blakely to the late Rufus Hamilton Brunson and Dollie Tinsley Brunson. More...

Doris Dowdy

Homemaker

Doris Aubrey Dorminey Dowdy, 87, of Damascus, Ga., died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. Dowdy was born Sept. More...

Lloyd Lavon Pittman

Disabled

Lloyd Lavon Pittman, 36, of Troy, Ala., died suddenly Friday, April 18, 2014, in the emergency room of Troy Regional Medical Center, Troy, Ala.  Mr. Pittman was born Feb. More...

Campus

Beta Club inductions held at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy’s junior and senior Beta Clubs held their annual induction service Wednesday, April 16 in Joe Bryan Auditorium. Many friends and family members, as well as the student body, attended.  More...

Sumner wins scholarship

Early County High School senior Chandler Sumner has been named the winner of the second annual Lynda Goodwin Volunteer Scholarship. More...

Band and chorus concert April 27

The Early County High School and Middle School will have the band and chorus concert and awards Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the ECHS auditorium.  More...