August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

“We Run This Town”

The 2nd annual “We Run This Town” 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Entry is $20, with t-shirts if entry is received before Sept. 2. Entry forms are available at www.early. k12.ga.us. Call 229-225-7212 for more information. More...

School buses getting a new home

The Early County School System school bus parking lot and maintenance barn has been located on Washington St. More...

City election qualifying begins Aug. 31

Qualifying for candidates for mayor and two city council posts for the City of Blakely’s Nov. 3 election opens Monday, Aug. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Trevor Willis, Tyler Willis  THURSDAY, AUG. 20  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  GENEALOGY SOCIETY, 5 p.m. More...

SunSouth scammers caught in Seminole County

Two have been arrested in Seminole County in connection with theft of lawn mowers in Blakely and Donalsonville.  A caller ordered two riding lawn mowers at the SunSouth John Deere dealership in Blakely on Aug. 3. More...

Juvenile arrested for B&E

A local juvenile has been arrested and is being detained in a Regional Youth Detention Center in connection with the breaking and entering of vehicles.  The sheriff’s office received a report Aug. More...

Religion

A demand for justice

Sunday School Lesson

Zechariah 7:8-14  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Ministers and Deacons   Southside Ministers and Deacons Union meeting will convene at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 at 10 a.m.  First Methodist   More...

Society

September activities planned at Kolomoki State Park

Lakeside Campfire Sept. 4 - 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Join the Kolomoki Naturalists for campfire songs, stories, and s’mores while enjoying the view of Lake Kolomoki. More...

How to find time for exercise

Diet and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. While even the busiest men and women can find ways to eat healthy, finding time to exercise can be more difficult.  More...

Resources now available for Kinship Caregivers

Are you a Kinship care family, raising grandchildren, greatgrandchildren or other relatives? More...

Project Wild workshop

Southwest Georgia K- 12 educators and other interested educators are urged to attend Project WILD Saturday, Aug. 29 at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. More...

“First Thursdays”

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce’s “First Thursdays” are back! “First Thursdays” provide opportunities for people to visit Court Square and beyond for special deals. More...

Chamber raffle

The Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum valued at $520. The rifle is on display at Blakely Feed & Seed. Tickets are available at $10 each at the Chamber, Blakely Feed & Seed and from Chamber board members. More...

Linemen bolster Warriors

2015 Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors

The SGA Warriors will be looking to improve on last year’s 5-7 season during which they had to bounce back from a 0-5 start against non-region opponents.  They did bounce back, finishing second in region 3-AA and advancing to the second ro More...

West Nile Virus

August is peak season, fight mosquito bites!

August being the most active month for West Nile virus infections, residents are being urged to take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness.  “The best protection is to avoid getting mosquito bitten,” Southwest Health Distric More...

Editorials

Following the example of teachers before me

Other Voices

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Mrs. Hall, the best English teacher I ever had.  She taught me composition and grammar in high school, and I suppose she, technically, was my first editor. More...

It’s all worth saving!

Mumbles

The moral degradation going on in our country is enough to boggle anyone’s mind.  More...

There ought to be a law

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda continues to make great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is re-printed from Aug. 29, 2012.)  More...

Obituaries

Eloise Gray

Jewelry Store Owner

Eloise Bass Gray, 91, of Blakely, Ga., died early Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Helen Veatch

Missionary

Helen Hubbard Veatch, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. Veatch was born April 30, 1933, in Arlington, Ga., to the late William Monroe Hubbard and Hortense Meadows Hubbard. More...

Faye Raines

Retired

Faye Daughtry Raines, 76, of Albany, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.  A native of Screven County, Ga., Mrs. Raines was born to the late Mills and Geneva Daughtry. More...

Sports

Senior Bobcats ready for action

Pictured from left are, front row, Durrell Summerset, Randy Wade; second row, Calvin Brown Jay Moses, Gerald Tolbert; third row, Chanlor Fields, Jake Sealy, Deon Upson, Miles Norman, Fred Mean; fourt More...

Campus

Holmes begins college

TyKerria Holmes has begun her class work at Darton College as she studies to become a registered nurse. She is the 2015 recipient of the Mrs. Sallie Holmes Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will take care of books and other necessities.  More...

Seniors to lead Warriors

Pictured from left: kneeling, Austin Cowart, Cullen Hargrove, Bo Phillips; standing, Quinn Laguardia, Henly Haire, Stephen Jackson, Jacob Williams, Nelson Hattaway and Payson Trawick. More...