May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cancer Coalition Benefit

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia is hosting “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 23 benefiting the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. More...

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 11  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Myles Mosely, McClane Norman  THURSDAY, May 12  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Cou More...

Bishop speaks at annual prayer breakfast

Congressman Sanford Bishop was the guest speaker Saturday at the 4th Annual Ceola Alexander Memorial Arlington Prayer Breakfast.  Bishop also received the Jeremy Haynes Courage Award presented to outstanding public servants who have displayed le More...

Genealogical Society to meet May 19

The Early County Genealogical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in the Community Education Building at the Early County Museum.  The speaker George Brown will share his interesting and unique talent. More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Restored House  “Marriage/Relationship Conference 2016” that began Monday, May 9 at The Restored House Church will continue through Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. An indepth session will be Wednesday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors confident moving into play-offs

The SGA Warriors set the pace for the rest of their season with a 6-1 victory over the Westwood Wildcats from Camilla Feb. 29 at Ted Bush Field.  More...

Campus

ECHS track is region runner-up

The rain that fell in Fitzgerald during the Region 1-AA track meet did not dampen the spirits of the ECHS boys’ track team as they brought home the title of region runner-up. The ECHS girls’ team finished in fourth place.  More...

Greek guest visits SGA

Fifth graders at SGA have been studying Greek history and culture. SGA’s very own Brunson Fain, right, invited his uncle to visit. More...

PATAULA CHARTER ACADEMY NEWS

April was National Poetry Month and, in honor of this, Pataula Charter Academy held its first elementary poetry competition.  Students in second through fifth grades submitted original poems to the journalism class for judging. More...

PCSG awarded $1 million

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia has been awarded $1 million by HHS to expand and renovate the Blakely facilities to serve more patients.  The $1 million grant will allow expansion for a pediatric center with separate sick and well children wai More...

‘Pawsome’ Flea Market

The   Friends of the Blakely Animal Shelter is sponsoring a “Flea Market” Saturday, June 4th beginning at 8 a.m. at Grist Oil on Court Square.  Got stuff you don’t need? Donations are being accepted... More...

Scramble May 14

Atwo- man scramble golf tournament — “Improve the Course” — will be played Saturday, May 14 at the Blakely Town & Country Club.  Registration forms are available at the club or Chamber of Commerce. More...

Jay Glass, Dejah Lee named 2016 Mr. and Miss ECHS

Seniors Jay Glass and Dejah Lee were honored as the class of 2016 Mr. and Miss ECHS.  More...

Editorials

Chicken, king of the south

Other Voices

I come from a long line of fried chicken lovers. My mother, and her mother before her, could fry chicken better than anyone including the Colonel.  I don’t eat fried chicken as much anymore. I can’t make it like my mother. More...

A southern thing

All That’s Fit to Print

The smoked pork chops from Jerry’s were on the kitchen counter and I decided to close the back door. I did not want any stray cats climbing up the screen door. More...

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Obituaries

Kathy Rice Proulx

Kathryn “Kathy” Ann (Rice) Proulx, 72, passed away May 5, 2016, at her home in Strafford, N.H. Kathy was born April 23, 1944, to Jean Barton “JB” Rice and Mary Kathryn Rice in Blakely.  More...

Joe Bell

Blunch “Joe” Bell, 56, of Jakin, Ga., died Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Mr. Bell was born Sept. 12, 1959, in Seminole County, Ga., to the late Herbert E. Bell Sr. and the late Claude O. Bell. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory of  Henry Brown Jr.  Jan. 10, 1925 - May  10, 1994  More...