March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Young Farmers Auction Saturday

The Early County Young Farmers will host an auction to raise funds for chapter operations — including a scholarship given annually — Friday March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ag Center. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is invited. More...

Rotary Raffle

The   Blakely Rotary Club is raffling off two $500 gift certificates to raise funds for the Pataula Children’s Center. More...

Be Amazed

Get ready to be aMAZEd!! Teen Maze educates teens about the consequences of life choices while having fun!  Contact Family Connection FACES at 723-5122 to find out how can you help make this happen.   More...

Other News

USDA provides one-time extension for new safety-net programs

USDA has announced a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. More...

Sgt. Alderman completes advanced training course

Sergeant James B. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events   More...

Obituaries

Beverly Sampson

Retired

Beverly A. Sampson, 64, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Sampson was born Nov. 28, 1950, to the late York Daniel and Carrie L. Ford. More...

Dorothy Chadwell

Retired

Dorothy Chadwell, 96, of Tazewell, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Claiborne County Nursing Home.  More...

Campus

Colby Still presented GACD scholarship award

The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts recently presented Colby Still, a freshman at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, with the GACD Scholarship Award.  More...

Bainbridge State College to host community-wide talent show

Applications are currently being accepted for BSC Student Government Association’s “BSC-Factor”, a community-wide, family friendly talent show slated for 6 p.m. Thurs., April 16 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center auditorium. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Private Tyre S. George of Blakely, Ga., recently graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Pvt. George successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training. More...

Plans laid for economic developer

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted a draft copy of an intergovernmental agreement providing for the position of an economic developer at Monday night’s commission meeting.  More...

DOT relocating to Blakely

The Georgia DOT is combining two District 4 area offices located in Cuthbert and Donalsonville into a new facility to be built in Blakely.  Development Authority chairman Olin Thompson discussed the DOT’s plans with county commissioners Mo More...

Lady Bobcats’ All-Star honors

Graham coaching. McCoy playin

The Lady Bobcats will be well represented in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Girls All-Star basketball game which will be played at Darton College Saturday, March 14.  The Lady Bobcats’ coach, Kimmie Graham, has been chosen to coa More...

Triple P

RSVP today for Positive Parenting classes scheduled March 5 and 12 at the HUB in Arlington.  Classes will be 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served.  To RSVP or for additional information call 835-2839 or 723-5122.   More...

National Peanut Month

There’s a growing crowd on Court Square this week welcoming National Peanut Month! Those “Peanut People” are here again and they invite everyone to come enjoy the Peanut Proud activities during the month!  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Holly Moore, Carla Doswell Hardin  THURSDAY, MARCH 5  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Trent More...

Editorials

We are addicted to our phones

Hardly a meeting or event I attend passes without the tell-tale sounds of a cell phone ringing, as if any of us are really expecting a call of such importance that it couldn’t wait a few minutes. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Attached to the clutter

(Publisher’s note: We ask all of our readers and friends to keep Brenda and her family in your prayers. Brenda is undergoing a slow recovery and remains in Southeast Alabama Medical Center. More...

Society

Hall-Bush

Along with their families, Mary Jane Hall and Buddy Bush request the honor of your presence at their marriage on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The ceremony will be at Climax Baptist Church, 205 W. More...

Relay for Life Events

• Life Auction and Luncheon - Sunday, March 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Blakely First United Methodist Church, sponsored by First United Methodist Church Relay Team. Place bids Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. More...

DAR essay and Good Citizen winners announced

The Peter Early Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at Maddox Memorial Library Thursday, Feb. 19. India Thompson gave the devotional. More...