November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? Early and Calhoun counties have accredited trained practitioners available to deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.  More...

Thornton defeats Wimberly

Former city employee Frank Thornton defeated incumbent Margaret Davis Wimberly 214 - 201 in last week’s city election. The District 1, Post 2 race was the only contested race on the ballot.  More...

A life of service and still serving our area

The Colquitt Lions Club heard a retired military man who has served under several United States presidents during his interesting military career.  Wallace O’Neal served in the U.S. Army over 20 years. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11  VETERANS’ DAY  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Patty Still, Olin Thompson IV  THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Five Star branches expand

Five Star Credit Union completed the purchase and assumption of Farmers State Bank Nov. 1. The bank has branches in Lumpkin, Richland and Georgetown, Ga. More...

Fifteen Georgia heroes inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Fifteen Georgia heroes were inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 7 during the third annual induction ceremonies in Columbus.  More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Assembly of God  Blakely Assembly of God will welcome the Primitive Quartet from Candler, N.C., Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. John Pineview   More...

Obituaries

Patsy Tyson

Retired Legal Assistant

Patricia “Patsy” Ann Adams Tyson, 73, formerly of Dallas, Ga., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison, Ga.  More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Thomasville 33-9

Journey to Barnesville for playoffs

The Bobcats defeated the Thomasville Bulldogs at Standifer Field Friday night to finish the season 6-3-1. They will head to Barnesville Friday to play the Lamar County, 7-3, in the first round of the state playoffs. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats finished the regular season with a 33-9 win over Thomasville and will now continue on to the playoffs. We finished third in the region during the regular season with a record of 6-3-1.   More...

Glass, Lee win prestigious Wendy’s Heisman Award

Jay Glass and Dejah Lee of Early County High School were recently named winners of the prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in More...

Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches

Mark your calendars and make plans to participate in the sixth annual Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches at Southside Baptist Church Nov. 22.  Service will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Parent Café

Want to hear and learn from other parents in a fun, interactive way? And, enjoy a good lunch at the same time? Come join your peers at Family Connection Monday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. More...

Wesley Chapel to salute veterans

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church will be honoring all veterans Sunday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Bro. Robert Chester. All veterans are invited ane everyone is urged to attend. More...

Rains still have harvest stymied

“Any hopes the harvest delay caused by last week’s rain would be brief were dashed...” That lead paragraph from last week’s harvest article fits again this week!  Southwest Georgia fields have had little chance to dry out More...

City: Fireworks, rezoning, bids

At the Nov. 3 council meeting a city attorney said the law regulating temporary fireworks stands does not pave the way for anyone who does not have a license with the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner. More...

Nov. 3 Election Results

Blakely City Council District 1, Post 2 Frank Thornton - 214 Margaret Davis Wimberly (Inc.) - 201 ************ Arlington City Council - Post 1 Tyron George (Inc.) - 274 Raymond Williams - 216 Arlington City Council - Post 2 Jerome Brackins (Inc.) - 2 More...

Editorials

Stop making the weather complicated

Other Voices

I have very simple needs when it comes to the weather.  Do I need an umbrella? Do I need a coat?  Unfortunately, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to quickly get the answers to these questions watching the weather on TV.  More...

A cast iron tradition

All That’s Fit to Print

I read recently that using cast iron frying pans is a good thing. My mother would be proud that she was right again. She usually was.  I thought of a 1960s summer when a cookware salesman came to town. More...

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Society

Class of ‘65 recognizes veterans

During the recent class reunion, the Blakely High School Class of 1965 recognized the veterans of their class for their service to our country.  On Veterans Day and everyday, we are proud of each of you!  More...

Ruby James Moseley

Cannon and Ali Moseley of Blakely, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby James Moseley.  Ruby was born Sept. 9, 2015, at 11:45 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Great reasons to give homemade gifts

Nearly every holiday shopper has at least one person on their list who seemingly has everything. When shopping for such loved ones, shoppers often find the perfect gift to be especially elusive.  More...

Campus

Senior Beta Club induction held at SGA

SGA Senior Beta Club officers and sponsor held the annual induction ceremony for new members Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. Jan Calhoun, club sponsor, welcomed guests, students and parents in attendance. More...

ECHS students attend college and career fair

The ECHS College and Career Fair was held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the mezzanine of the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium. Approxi-mately 300 seniors and juniors were in attendance. More...

Fifth grade students tour museum

The Early County Museum on North Main Street welcomed all fifth graders from Early County Elementary School to tour the museum Oct. 9. More...