May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

BSC graduation

Bainbridge State College honored over 200 graduates in the College’s 40th commencement Saturday, May 10, as well as those who helped paved their way more than 40 years ago.  In total, there were 408 degrees awarded and 84 honor graduates. More...

Other News

Probable electrical fire destroys patrol car

The probable cause of a fire that destroyed a Sheriff ’s Dept. More...

Deal signs bill extending tax-free holiday weekends

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-toschool tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.  More...

ECSS Teachers of the Year and retirees honored

Early County Elementary School teacher Kim Jester was named Teacher of the Year Thursday, May 15, at a special program honoring nine nominees and eight retiring school system employees.  Jester has almost 25 years experience in the classroom and More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual revival now through Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Ronald Brown is the guest minister. Everyone is invited to attend.  Friendship   More...

THANKS

The Lee Family and the Wimberly Family would like to take this time to thank everyone for your phone calls, your visits, your food, the beautiful flower arrangements, and most of all, your acts of kindness during the loss of our dear loved one, Roose More...

Society

Wright-Ferry

Melanie Wright of Jakin, Ga., and Nicholas Ferry of Blakely, Ga., are proud to announce their upcoming wedding.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandra Wright of Jakin. More...

Still Pond will reopen

The passage of House Bill 825 will increase agri-tourism in Southwest Georgia by enabling Still Pond near Arlington to reopen its retail sales and festivals, along with a new distillery. More...

RECIPES

Strawberry Gelatin 1 4-ounce package strawberry flavored gelatin 1 cup sliced strawberries (or mix of fruit) Make gelatin according to the package directions. More...

Breaking News - 5/20/2014 9:26 PM

Local Election Results  Free Access 

In the only local issue/race on Tuesday’s General Primary ballot... Early County Commission District 3 Jody Glass - 85 Charlie Sol - 235 City of Blakely Mixed Drink Referendum Yes - 286 No - 208 More...

31 to turn tassels Friday in Damascus

Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 31 seniors will be Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. More...

Teachers of the year, retirees honored

School Superintendent Bronwyn Ragan- Martin presents TOY award to Kim Jester. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Zane Riley, Elaine Cable, David Murphy, Judy Moore, Eric Jarrett  THURSDAY, MAY 22  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, MAY More...

Editorials

Welcome to the wheezing season

It’s the wheezing season, and had I known so many people would suffer from pollen allergies, I’d have bought stock in Kleenex years ago and today I’d be set for life.  More...

Trying to keep up

I went on a field trip last week with Evan’s kindergarten class. We went to the Flint Riverquarium in Albany. I did not ride the bus. No one asked me to, which was a good thing since I would have politely declined.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

David Dunn

Retired

David Hayes Dunn, 83, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Edsel Goff

WWII Veteran

Lommie Edsel Goff, 87, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Goff was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Sylvester, Ga., to the late James Joseph Goff and Katie Lou Andrews Goff. More...

Ed Gale

Retired

Edward Leonard Gale, 79, of Jakin, Ga., died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Campus

ECHS Art Club donates art to Pataula Center

Members of the Early County High School Art Club created art to donate to the Pataula Center for Children. The club became aware of the need for art to brighten up the walls of the center and they went to work.  More...

BSC will offer an EMS Professions Diploma

Bainbridge State College will offer an Emergency Medical Services Professions Diploma beginning in the fall on the main campus.  The program, which combines the certificate programs of EMT and Advanced EMT into one diploma program, will be offer More...

Scholarship winners

From left, Jaleel Grier and Chandler Sumner, both awarded the “T” Dean Camerata Scholarship April 8 at the monthly Camerata Club meeting in Eufaula, Ala., are pictured with Kim Jackson, s More...