September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

14 holiday fatalities

No fatalities in Southwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported there were 10 traffic fatalities over the Labor Day holiday weekend. None of the fatalities were in Southwest Georgia.  More...

Southside street closures

There will be periodic street closures in the Southside Drive area of the city during the city’s sewer project which began this week.  The city asks motorists to please watch for workers and equipment in this area.  Contact Melinda Cr More...

‘We Run This Town’ Saturday

The   ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

Second Harvest food bank needs local partners

One in three South Georgia children struggle with hunger daily – the highest rate of any region in the state; Early County is no exception with an estimated 900 children who live in homes without a stable source of food. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Prescription drug abuse on the rise

Prescription medications can save lives and help people more effectively manage severe illnesses or conditions. When used correctly, medications can provide the help needed to alleviate the symptoms of certain conditions. More...

Religion

God gives a vision of the future

Jeremiah 30  More...

THANKS

The family of Thurman “Bo Pete” Jenkins would like to thank Pioneer Hospital and staff, and Gentiva Hospice for the wonderful care given to Bo.  With hearts full of love, we also thank our many friends and family, and all of the chur More...

CHURCH NEWS

Ebenezer Baptist   Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hwy. 62, Leary, will host their annual “Women of the Bible” program Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Pastor Willie G. Thomas and the Ebenezer church family invite everyone to attend. More...

Society

Birdhouses galore!

The birdhouse auction fundraiser raised $2,250.86 for the nursing home. Sixty-three themed birdhouses were auctioned, two of which were donated last minute by Monroe Taylor. More...

Brannon-Pickle

Ronald and Isabelle Brannon of Valdosta, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Nicol Brannon, to Rhett Allan Pickle, son of Eugenia Pickle and the late Lynwood Pickle of Adel, Ga.  More...

Miss Georgia to begin competition for Miss America

Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, left Monday for Atlantic City to begin the competition for the title of Miss America.  More...

Campus

SGA to honor football champion alumni

Southwest Georgia Academy plans to honor members of the state championship teams from past years. Football coaches, players, managers and cheerleaders will be invited to a home game and will be recognized during halftime. More...

McDowell scholarship to be awarded

A scholarship was established last year in honor of Thomas B. McDowell, a prominent citizen of Early County in the early 1900s.  More...

ECHS Class of ‘84 reunion meeting set for Sept. 13

The Early County Class of 1984 will have a 30-year reunion meeting Saturday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. at the 4th Out. More...

Answering the ALS “Ice Bucket” Challenge

“This man is my inspiration for it all!” Ashton Kidd said on Facebook as she nominated the community last week to the ALS “Ice Bucket” challenge.  More...

K-9 5K, golf benefit

Everyone is invited to participate in a 5K Run and Golf benefit Sept. 20 at Blakely Town & Country Club to help fund the Early County K-9 unit. The benefit is sponsored by the Blakely-Early Co. More...

Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety

The Early County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Allie Moore, Angie Perkins, Jordan Heath, Allison Hutchins THURSDAY, SEPT. 4 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Editorials

Serial stowaway

I can’t help but think of Ada Quonsett every time I read about that woman who keeps sneaking onto airplanes out west.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

One born every minute

A friend of mine said one of the saddest days of his life was when his children got too big to crawl under the house. He would send them under to check pipes and do other under the house kind of chores.  More...

Obituaries

Lamar Billings

Retired

Ira Lamar Billings, 98, of Damascus, Ga., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Billings was born May 23, 1916, in Damascus to the late Hugh Turner Billings and Irene George Billings. More...

Harmon McLendon

Retired

Nath Harmon McLendon Jr., 66, of Edison, Ga., died Aug. 30, 2014, at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, Ga.  More...

Tamp Ferguson

Owner/Operator

Sanford “Tamp” Ferguson, 87, of Ashford, Ala., and formerly of Edison, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Bainbridge

The AAAA Bainbridge Bearcats slipped past the 1-AA Bobcats 12-6 Friday night at Standifer Field in the Bobcats’ first home game of the season.  The entire game was back and forth with both teams defenses forcing punts and recovering fumbl More...

SGA falls to Terrell Academy

On Friday, Aug. 29, the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors made their way to Dawson, Ga., to play the Terrell Academy Eagles. The final score was 49-27 with the Eagles coming out on top.  More...

2014 SGA Lady Warriors Softball Schedule

Thurs., Sept. 4 • Highland Academy • Home 4:30 Mon., Sept. 8 • Crisp Academy • Home 4:30 Thurs., Sept. More...