August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy 104th

Addie Kenney Mallory returned home to celebrate her 104th birthday with family and friends Sunday.  The third oldest of nine children, she was born Aug. 10, 1912. Her parents were William Jefferson and Sarah Hayes Kenney of Blakely.  More...

Dedication at Coheelee Saturday

Everyone is invited to attend a rededication of the Coheelee Creek - Fannie Askew Williams Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

SGA Grandparents meet Aug. 11

The   SGA Grandparents will meet Thursday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.   More...

How to fight Zika virus, mosquitos

The   Southwest Health District promotes the “Tip N Toss” Campaign, featured in a video produced by the Early County Health Department See Zika article inside.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID & GEORGIA CARES, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  THURSDAY, Aug. More...

Bass addresses RESA meeting

John Bass, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Educational Service Agencies, addressed the SWGA RESA at its monthly Board of Control meeting Aug. 4. Pictured, from left, Tim Helms Sr. More...

SW health district prepares for Zika

Although Zika, which is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, has not been transmitted in Georgia, the recent outbreak of Zika in Florida has Southwest Georgia public health experts preparing for that possibility. More...

Religion

Be not conformed to this world

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 12:1, 2; 13:8- 10  In our society, the word “love” has been beaten, battered and abused until it has lost much of its real meaning. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual church revival Aug. 8-12 starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Rev Terrell Carter. Everyone is invited to attend.  Christ Church   More...

Society

Hilton-Callaway vows exchanged

Morgan Claire Hilton of Edison, Ga., and Joshua Wayne Callaway of Cuthbert, Ga., were married April 2, 2016, at Spytown Farms in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Reverend Warren Alford.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Spirit Night

Everyone is invited to join the annual Spirit Night Thursday, Aug. 11 at Standifer Field to kick off the season for fall sports and recognize the community’s student-athletes cheerleaders and band members. More...

E-911 on schedule to ‘go live’ Sept. 28

The City of Blakely and Early County have approved the intergovernmental agreement providing for E- 911 services.  More...

PCSG plans fun-filled Saturday

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will host a community event celebrating National Health Center Week Saturday, Aug. 13.  Join the fun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

ECHS Scholars Academy

The first bells at Early County High July 29 was the beginning of the inaugural year for the Scholars’ Academy — a program allowing members of the class of 2020 to complete their freshman year of college before high school graduation.&nbs More...

With his eye on the Olympics

Albany native Sabien Jamal Tinson set some lofty goals for himself when he started speed skating four years ago at the Stardust Skating Rink in Albany.   The first of those goals was to become a national champion. More...

Editorials

The depth of the human spirit

Other Voices

I’ve always been a big fan of the Olympics. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Winter Games or the Summer Games, I find myself glued to the TV watching sports that I only follow every four years. More...

Helping Miss Emmie

All That’s Fit to Print

It was common practice in my hometown for folks with children to loan them out. A whole system existed placing children in homes without children whenever the need arose. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Larry Phillips

Retired

Larry Norman Phillips, 67, of Fitzgerald, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in the Life Care Center in Fitzgerald.  Larry was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Hampton, Ga., to the late Cleveland Gordon Phillips and Clara Mae Brand Phillips. More...

Cena Carswell

Retired

Cena Loback Carswell, 93, died Aug. 1, 2016. She was a resident of Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego, Ore.  More...

Seeds of Hope

There is a parrot in Brazil that changes its color from green to red or even yellow when it if fed certain fish. And there are some canaries whose yellow feathers will cast off a red hue if they are fed cayenne pepper when they are molting. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

BSC  Bainbridge State College has announced students who earned the distinction of being named to the 2016 dean’s and honor’s lists for summer semester 2016.  Valarie Bennett of Blakely was named to the dean’s list.  More...

Class of 1976 reunion Sept. 2-3

The Class of 1976 will begin their reunion weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, with a fish fryer at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.  A banquet will follow Saturday, Sept. 3. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Blakely Museum on North Main Street from 5 p.m. More...

Seaberry graduates W. Ga.

Brittany Seaberry graduated from the University of West Georgia July 30, 2016. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology.   Seaberry is the daughter of Renee Harris and Robert Seaberry and granddaughter of Mary and Jack Reddick Sr. More...