September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcats Meet & Greet

Everyone is invited to the Bobcats “Meet & Greet” each Monday during football season at Funny Girl.  Sponsored by the Touchdown Club, the meet and greet luncheons ($8 per plate) will begin at 11:30 a.m. More...

“We Run This Town” Saturday

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 was received before Sept. 2. Entry forms are available at www.early. k12.ga.us. Call 229-225-7212 for more information. More...

What does the future hold for Legion OTC?

When Gov. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Minnie Cleveland, Terry W. Moore  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

South Main boasts new business

The ribbon-cutting for Blakely’s newest business, Colormaxprints, was held Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. and was attended by a large crowd of dignitaries and business owners. More...

Seminar offered for wills, estate planning

Do you have a will? What will happen if you pass away? These questions can be answered by John A. More...

Religion

Share God’s word with sincerity

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 4:32-5:11  More...

THANKS

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Bobby Edwards. The donations and money raised from last weekend’s fundraiser will be added to the reward fund established at Bank of Early for information regarding what led to his injuries. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star  Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is having annual revival services now through Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Tommy Washington of Albany. Bishop J.L. Milton is the pastor. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Pirates 50-0

The Bobcats blanked the Miller County Pirates 50-0 Friday night at Standifer Field.  Quarterback Miles Norman threw for four first half touchdowns, completing a pair of early touchdown passes of 25 and 26 yards to Jay Moses to jump start the Bob More...

Warriors fall to Deerfield-Windsor

After an exciting 2-0 start for the Warriors, the entire SGA community was looking forward to an exciting football game on Friday, Sept. 4. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats put on a good performance Friday night against the visiting Miller County Pirates, sending them back to Colquitt with a Bobcat win of 50-0.  The offense and defense looked sharp and the kicking game was good. More...

City election qualifying

When qualifying closed at 4:30 p.m. Friday there was only one contested race for the Nov. 3 city election in Blakely.  Former city employee Frank Thornton qualified to run against Margaret Davis Wimberly for District 1- Post 2. More...

Museum ‘Farm’ tours Sunday

Everyone is invited to the grand opening of the Farm Equipment Building at the Early County Museum 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at 226 North Main Street in Blakely. Please join us for a guided tour into the past!   More...

Georgia-Alabama study committee

State Representative Gerald Greene, cochairman of the Georgia-Alabama Joint House and Senate Study Committee, recently discussed the committee’s first meeting held last month in Montgomery during a special session of the Alabama legislature.&nb More...

Class of ‘60 Where are you???

Blakely-Union Class of 1960... where are you? Many classmates have been out of touch for a number of years. More...

14 years later.. Have we forgotten?

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Editorials

No haggling here, today’s column free

Other Voices

I have spent the last few weeks trying to sell my car and buy a one, and I’ve come to the inescapable conclusion that the way we buy and sell cars in this country is quite insane.  More...

Nothing prayers can’t fix

Mumbles

How old are you?  If the picture on the front page — a collage of front pages from across the country following the Sept. More...

UFOs, snakes and fear

All That’s Fit to Print

Once, years ago, I dreamed I saw a UFO. In the dream, a bright white light shining through the bedroom window right into my eyes and startling me from deep sleep. More...

Obituaries

Bud Toole

Retired

Edward Earl “Bud” Toole Sr., 77, died Sept. 4, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Toole was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Daniel Burley “Buck” Toole and Edna Earl Lewis Toole. More...

Liston Radney

Farmer

Liston Radney of Damascus, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Ga.  More...

Homer Houston Jr.

Retired

Homer Cyrus Houston Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 3, 2015.  More...

Society

Day celebrates 80th birthday

Elizabeth Day celebrated her 80th birthday Aug. 29, 2015, at Booger Bottom Hunting Lodge in Fort Gaines. Over 100 of her family and friends were in attendance.  More...

Genealogy Society meeting

There will be a Genealogy Society meeting in the community room of the Early County Museum Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Please make plans to attend. There will be a guest speaker and refreshments.   More...

Blakely Mass Choir completes tour

The Blakely Mass Choir recently completed a tour with stops in Detroit, Mich., and Sandusky, Ohio. They departed Blakely Aug. 26.  The choir was in concert at God’s Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit Aug. More...

Campus

MILITARY NEWS

Army Private Dorian J. White graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Foster named ECSS employee of the month for September

Dixie Foster, custodian at Early County High School, has been named Early County School System Employee of the Month for September.  Here are a few comments from her co-workers…..  “Miss Dixie has done a great job with her cre More...