June 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington High School Class of 1970 scholarships

Washington   High School Class of 1970 alumni awarded five scholarships to members of the ECHS Class of 2016.  Since 2013, the alumni of WHS Class of 1970, the last class to graduate from Washington High School, has provided scholarship opp More...

Houston nails another villain role

Blakely native Stan Houston played the villain in another movie that hit theaters Memorial Day — USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, starring Nicholas Cage.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 1  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Robert Cherry, Eli Powell, Wade Glass, Don Harper, Balin Martin, Taylor Craft  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. David Moseley, Mr. More...

Art club makes donation to PCC

Cheri Harrell, ECHS art teacher and club sponsor, became aware of DonorsChoose.org in the fall of 2015. More...

Golden Triangle RC&D awarded grant

The Golden Triangle RC&D was awarded the Urban 5 Star grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Service. The purpose of this grant is to develop an outdoor education area at the Fannie Askew Williams Park in Early County.  More...

Obituaries

Glen Lovering

Maintenance   Jackie Glen Lovering, 76, of Colquitt Ga., died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Lovering was a member of Colquitt First Baptist Church and was a maintenance supervisor at Southwest Georgia Academy.  More...

Sue Powell

Janice Sue Grantham Powell, 67, of Ft. Gaines, Ga., died Wednesday evening in Flowers Hospital of Dothan, Ala.   More...

Buddy Jordan

Ret. Insurance Agent   More...

‘Pawsome’ Flea Market

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

Cancer Benefit

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

May 24 General Primary results

Three winners, two runoffs

Three races were settled in last week’s General Primary Election, but it will take a runoff election on July 26 to determine winners in two other races. More...

Editorials

Tree climbing... let kids be kids

Other Voices

I don’t know Julie Holcombe personally. More...

Fruits of summer

It was back in 1998 and I was watching Brenda Bubba chew a tennis ball and that reminded me of a friend’s golden, my dog’s grandfather, breaking his tooth catching a pear. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Seek God first and only

Rev. James Temples

Zephaniah 1:1-2:4  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church annual revival will be Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. nightly with Rev. Earl Hallman as guest speaker.  More...

Campus

CHAMPS Class of 2016!

On May 13, 2016, 146 fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) program and became Champs. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

GSW  Elizabeth Lucas of Jakin, Amber Suggs of Blakely and Catherine Sumner of Blakely all made the Spring 2016 Dean’s List.  More...

Latney graduates NYU

Olivia Nicole Latney has graduated from New York University on May 18th 2016 with a degree in Media Culture and Communications with a Digital Art and Design minor.  She is the greatgranddaughter of Annie Doris and Lewis (Poboy) Means and the gra More...