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Dove season opens Saturday

Georgia’s dove hunting season opens Saturday Sept. 2. The official 2017-2018 dove seasons are Sept. 2 - 17, Oct. 14 - Nov. 2 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 15. More...

Friends ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Angie Wilson has been named the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites volunteer of the year! Angie accepted the statewide award at Jekyll Island during the recent annual Friends Conference.  More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30  BIRTHDAYS: Abi Adkison, Bryce Johnson, Nicholas Houston  ANNIVERSARY; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Welch  THURSDAY, Aug. More...

Avoid disaster relief scams!

Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians to remain vigilant for scam disaster relief charities for Hurricane Harvey victims. More...

Hunter education

Hunters in need of the Georgia hunter education course have two options: completely online or classroom course. More...

Obituaries

Billie Temples

Retired

Billie Joy McLemore Temples, 81, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at her residence.  Mrs. Temples was born June 27, 1936, in Ellerslie, Ga., to the late Billy Duncan McLemore and Alma Adams McLemore. More...

Linda Mayhann

Retired   Linda Ann Cleveland Mayhann, 71, of Webb, Ala., died Thursday, Aug. More...

Janet Jones

Retired

Janet Watts Jones, 70, passed away Aug. 22, 2017.  Mrs. Jones was born June 22, 1947, to the late Ricè Bell Darrisaw and Clemon Harris. She graduated from Washington High School. She worked for Brew Schneider, was a member of Mt. More...

Sports

Warriors lose to Tift-Area in Chula

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors (1-2) traveled to Chula to play the Tiftarea Panthers (3-0), a AAA division school in the GISA.  SGA received the ball on the opening kick and was unable to move the ball for a first down and punted to the More...

Bobcats lose to Eufaula

The Early County Bobcats fell to a very good Eufaula Tiger team Friday night at Standifer Field 45-20. It was the first game for both squads.  More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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Municipal elections set

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You can help Peanut Proud relief efforts

Peanut   Proud needs your help to send 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Texas for victims of Harvey.  Those wanting to help can buy peanut butter for the relief effort. One case of 12 jars costs only $12. More...

Kolomoki Labor Day weekend

Kolomoki   Mounds State Park has a fun and busy Labor Day weekend planned.  Friday  BINGO at Group Shelter 1 starting at 7 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. Prizes will be given to each winner. $5 per card  Saturday  More...

UGA agronomist: Largest peanut crop in 20 years

Georgia’s largest peanut crop in more than 20 years could produce great results come harvest season, says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.  More...

PCA Open House Thursday

Pataula   Charter Academy invites everyone to an open house of their new school facilities 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 at 18637 Hartford St. in Edison.   More...

Editorials

Are you ready for football?

Other Voices

I have long believed that waiting for football season as an adult is a lot like waiting for Christmas as a kid. It just won’t ever get here. But finally it has. More...

Political Cartoon

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Fireants, C47s & football

Mumbles

Not among my earliest memories, but always one of the first to come to mind as football season arrives... “shooting dove on a Saturday afternoon while listening to an Auburn football game on a transistor radio on the tailgate of the truck... More...

Society

Samaritan’s Purse collects record number of OCC shoebox gifts

Because of the generosity of donors across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 9.1 million shoeboxes packed with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items — and prayer!  More...

Redding-Floyd

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hugh Redding Jr. of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Kathryn Redding, to Zachary Austin Floyd of Macon, Ga. Zachary is the son of Martha Marie Floyd and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Calhoun Democratic meetings

The Calhoun County Chapter of Democratic Party meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.  Meetings are held at Mountain Grove Baptist Church, 1237 Pine St., Edison, Ga. For additional information, please call 229-210-5020.   More...