November 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Three in 3 days!

Coincidence? Maybe, but last week’s flight aboard the historic “Memphis Belle” B-17 led my path to crossing those of three heroic B-17 veterans in three days.  More...

Robbery suspects sought

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery which took place around 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Doctors move to Colquitt

The rumor mill was well greased the past couple of weeks about doctors leaving Blakely for Colquitt.  The rumors turned out to be well founded as Friday was doctors Bennett and Clifford’s last day at Pioneer Family Medical.   More...

Youth Football Super Bowl here Saturday

The   Blakely-Early County Youth Football League will host the “Super Bowls” Saturday at Standifer Field.  Games begin at 11 a.m. More...

Other News

Feeding the hungry

Jaswant Ghotra, left, makes a sizeable donation to the food drive being sponsored by the Early County Sheriff’’s Office. More...

GP Cedar Springs holds Water Ways Festival

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs held its eighth annual Water Ways Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Wednesday, Oct. 15. Nearly 300 students, teachers, presenters and volunteers participated.  More...

JROTC to honor veterans at ECHS

The Early County High School JROTC will honor all veterans with a Veterans’ Day Program at the high school Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. More...

Religion

The altar offers eternal hope

Ezekiel 43:13-21

One of the ideas that has become ingrained into the thinking of many people is that of self-expression and selfrealization. This thought pattern has bled over into the thinking that is associated with a self-designed spiritual life. More...

New Hope has new pastor

New Hope Baptist Church of Blakely has called Brother Scott Dobson as their pastor. Originally from White Lake, Mich., Bro. Dobson received his bachelor of science degree in biblical studies from Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, Mich. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Restored House   The Restored House will have their Pastor’s Appreciation Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 5 thru Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and an appreciation banquet Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. There will be dynamic speakers. More...

Society

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Arnold of Macon, Ga., announce the birth of their son, Calton James Arnold, June 30, 2014. He weighed 5 lbs. and was 18 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Evalyn.  More...

Pittman-George engagement told

With great anticipation and loving support, Glenda Richardson and Ernest Pittman proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mia La Teesh Pittman, granddaughter of Althraus Sr. More...

Campus

SGA 3rd graders dress the part

Melissa Grimsley’s third grade class at Southwest Georgia Academy recently finished a unit on the book Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. More...

After school program grows

The after school program by Helping Hands of Early County is having great success. The group offers after school care for students attending Early County schools. More...

SWGA Farm Credit offers scholarships to seniors

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will provide four scholarships to deserving high school seniors who live in the association’s 21-county territory. More...

Breaking News - 11/11/2014 4:33 PM

Veterans program at 5 p.m.!!!  Free Access 

See you at the American Legion Veterans program on Court Square in 30 minutes!!! More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2014 11:52 AM

Greene defeats Holley  Free Access 

Deal, Perdue win without runoff

Republican Representative Gerald Greene received 55 percent of House District 151’s votes in Tuesday’s General Election, defeating Democratic challenger Ezekiel Holley. More...

Rotary DG: ‘Mission Possible’

District Governor Alicia Michael of Carrollton visited the Blakely Rotary Club recently during her tour of District 6900’s 69 clubs.  DG Michael’s theme for the district is “Mission Possible” with which she inspires Rotar More...

Pumpkins on the Square

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JROTC to honor veterans

The   Early County High JROTC invites all veterans to a Veterans’ Day Program Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria.  Call 723-3006 for more information.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  THURSDAY, NOV. 6  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Shirley Middleton, Andrew Smith  FRIDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

Milly goes to doggy day care

I don’t like the idea of boarding Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who has taken over my house, when I leave town because I don’t like the idea of her having to be in a crate for two or three days straight.  More...

She was how old?

I like watching old movies. Last night I watched part of “Poor Little Rich Girl,” a silent movie filmed in 1917 and starring Mary Pickford. I know who Mary Pickford is because of Granny Clampett. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Flora Evans

Retired

Flora Glass Evans, 84, formerly of Cedar Springs, Ga., and a resident of Seminole Manor in Donalsonville, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital.  More...

JoAnn Williams

Social Worker

JoAnn Moore Williams, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Julian James Moore and Mary Vivian Smith Moore. More...

Ronnie Varnum

Ronnie Varnum, 51, of Damascus, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Varnum was born Oct. More...

Sports

Warriors advance to play-offs despite loss to Georgia Christian

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors took on the Georgia Christian School Generals Friday night. The Generals claimed the region championship with a 28-10 win over the Warriors.  More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats are coming down the stretch. They travel to Thomasville to fave the Bulldogs in the last regular season game of the year. More...