August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

First Thursdays Downtown

Court Square is the place to be this fall during the First Thursdays Downtown! The fun begins Sept. 1! Shopping and dining specials, entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts and much more! More...

Candidate forum Oct. 11

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the General Election candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 11. The deadline for registration is also Oct. 11. Advance voting begins on Oct. 17. More...

Retired soldier returns to the farm

Graduating from high school in the small town of Blakely, Ga., Tracy Robinson was required to take an armed forces aptitude test. When asked what he wanted to do with his life, Robinson said he wanted to farm. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Kirsten Foster, Don Phillips Jr., Amanda Watson, Emersyn Watson, Kristopher James Smith, Ann Worsham THURSDAY, Aug. 25 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Kinzalow promoted

Captain Carl Kinzalow of the Columbus Fire Dept. pins insignia on wife Heather Fleming Kinzalow during a promotion ceremony last week at the Lee County, Ala., sheriff’s office. More...

Early County Development Authority intern Hannah Strickland is a shining example to all

The Early County Development Authority was lucky this summer,” states DA director James R. Crozier. More...

Religion

Nothing can change the divine plan

Sunday School Lesson

Isaiah 25 As we read Bible prophecy, it is important to remember that the central focus is on the land of Israel. This nation is known as the Chosen Nation. More...

CHURCH NEWS

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Sports

Bobcats drop opener to Eufaula 27-13

The Bobcats lost their season opener 27-13 Friday night in Eufaula in a hard fought battle with the Eufaula Tigers. The Bobcats drove to the Eufaula 23 before turning the ball over on downs on their first possession. More...

Warriors fall to Knights

Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors fans prepared for the first home game of the season Aug. 19. The Warriors faced off against the Northside Methodist Academy Knights in a non-league game. More...

Down Set Hike!

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Dove season opens Sept. 3

Get your huntin’ duds together! Dove season opens at noon Saturday, Sept. 3. “Dove season brings a lot of joy to families that are anxious to kick off the fall hunting season,” said John W. More...

Hail to the Chief Benefit Tournament

Friday & Sat. Call 308-0202 for more info! More...

Fatal weekend wreck claims Colquitt man

A Colquitt man was killed early Sunday morning when he apparently lost control of the vehicle he was driving on a curve on the Cedar Springs Road. More...

Full Moon Glow runs Sept 7

The Friends of Kolomoki and the ECHS cross country and track teams invite all runners to mark their calendars for the Sept. 7 Kolomoki Full Moon Glow 5K Run and Fun Run. More...

Editorials

Be smart — and clean

Mitch Clarke

As someone who is something of an expert on the subject of eating out, I’m going to offer you some advice today that I hope you’ll consider the next time you’re sitting in a restaurant perusing the menu. More...

Political Cartoon

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First cotton bloom

Mumbles

“Once I returned home from the military, I was able to rent the same land that my family rented and farmed when I was a child,” Tracy Robinson states in the feature story on this week’s front page. More...

Obituaries

Earnestine Tatum

Homemaker

Earnestine Palmer Tatum, 59, of Bluffton, Ga., died Aug. 21, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Tatum was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Charlie George Palmer Sr. and Helen Mitchell Palmer. She was a member of Bluffton Baptist Church. More...

Bertha Lindsey

Homemaker

Bertha Lee Lindsey, 79, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Lindsey was born in Blakely June 3, 1937, to the late Oscar and Eva Hazles. More...