August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

About the crops...

Early County’s crops are up and growing with the harvest season already on a distant horizon.  Georgia farmers were projected to plant 20 percent more peanuts than last year heading into the planting season. More...

Shots not just for children!

“Vaccinations are being hailed as one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

Other News

Creeks to Coast workshop at G-P

Fifteen teachers from several states visited the Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs facility while participating in Creeks to Coast, a summer workshop organized by the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. More...

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Jason Martin  THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Pryor honored for her contributions to FNG

Blakely native Carol Pryor was honored July 18 at the Florida National Guard Conference at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort.  Carol received the Brigadier Gen. More...

Religion

The answer is found in Christ Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

Jeremiah 7:1-15  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove   Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual threeday revival ends tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 5. Service start at 7 p.m. Presiding Elder Millie Ann Smith Rambeau of the southern district is the guest speaker. More...

THANKS

We, the family of the late Carl Eugene Cannon II, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for all your prayers, acts of love and kindness shown to us during the illness and passing of our loved one. More...

Campus

Southwest Georgia Academy begins 46th year

School bells will ring at SGA Thursday, Aug. 6 for grades K5-12. The first day for K3 and K4 is Aug. 10.  The day will begin with faculty, parents and students gathering around the flag pole for prayer for the new school year. More...

Caldwell new teacher at Early County High School

Jacob Caldwell is the chorus teacher at ECHS and a general education teacher at ECMS. He is a 2011 graduate of Woodland High School and received his bachelor of music education from Clayton State University. He is from McDonough, Ga. More...

Free breakfast at Southside Baptist for ECHS students

On Monday, Aug. 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. the Early County Ministerial Association will have an Early County High School free breakfast at Southside Baptist Church.  More...

SGRITA is not going away!

“SGRITA is not going away!” was the message by both Early County Commission Chairman June Merritt and Blakely Mayor Anthony Howard — both members of the SGRITA board — during remarks at Monday night’s county commission m More...

Bobcats’ “Chicken Box Bowl”

Everyone is invited to Standifer Field Friday, Aug. 14 for the Bobcats’ annual “Chicken Box Bowl” scrimmage with Terrell Co. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.   More...

County meeting

The Board of Commissioners addressed a busy agenda at their August commission meeting Monday night.  The board denied a request from Calhoun County to reduce the final payment for services from $15,000 to $7,500 as part of the E911 Termination a More...

August Legion meeting

The   Aug. 11 meeting of Blakely P.H. Fitzgerald Post 11 American Legion will begin with a meal at 6:30 p.m.  The meal will be followed by a musical performance by Mike English, musician/singer, songwriter from Morgan. More...

Editorials

Say that one more time!!!

Mumbles

If this sounds familiar just skip over to the obits or classifieds...  Conundrum: something hard to understand or explain!  Conundrums  • Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free.  More...

Cats deserve love, too

Other Voices

In the ongoing matter of national importance, I’m pro-dog and anti-cat.  You know of my particular love of animals of the canine persuasion if you are a regular reader of this space. More...

Living a good life

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda continues great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. More...

Obituaries

James Jackson Jr.

Retired Farmer

James Earl Jackson Jr., 82, of Arlington, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at Phoebe- Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Newton, Ga., to the late James Earl Jackson Sr. and Cora Nix Jackson. More...

Neta Mae Baker

Homemaker

Neta Mae Chandler Baker, 79, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday July 29, 2015, at her residence.  Mrs. Baker was born Jan. 30, 1936, in Houston County, Ala., to the late Charles Olvin Chandler and Ollie Windham Chandler. More...

Society

Preparation underway for 45th Annual Kolomoki Festival

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park is working hard to prepare for the 45th Annual Kolomoki Festival. The festival is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 and will last until 4 p.m.  More...

August events at Kolomoki State Park

Upcoming Events at Kolomoki Mounds State Park for August 2015  More...

Five innovative ways to indulge in ice cream

Ice cream is a popular dessert that’s enjoyed across the globe. Blending the cold and the creamy, ice cream is an ideal treat on a hot day. More...