May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New park manager

Region parks manager Eric Bentley announced this week that Jeff Bryant, assistant manager at F.D. Roosevelt State Park has been named manager of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. More...

From Damascus to national championship

Former SGA standout, Madison Ragan, continued her softball career this season at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. and helped the Lady Indians win the NJCAA Division I National Championship. More...

Other News

Bishop honored by GFB

Georgia Farm Bureau presented U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of his support of agriculture during the 113th Congress. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Jennifer Thompson, Ritchie Wilbourn THURSDAY, MAY 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: John Still More...

Crosses honor memory of Early County veterans

Crosses placed at the Court House by the American Legion were built by Davis Willis and Marsh Willis, sons of Bryan and Molly Willis. The twins are seniors at Woodberry Forest School. More...

Religion

The greatest of these is love

Sunday School Lesson

1 Corinthians 13 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Good Hope Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church will host their 150th Homecoming program Sunday, May 31 with Rev. Robert World as the guest speaker. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Southside More...

Society

Nursing home residents enjoy day of fishing

There is nothing more relaxing than spending a beautiful Saturday with a fishing line in the water. More...

Cleveland Reunion to be June 6

The Cleveland Reunion will be held Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bluffton Community Center. For more information, contact William Cleveland at 229-372- 4739. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events JUNE 1 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Hotdog, hotdog bun, BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw, Spiced Apples. JUNE 2 — 10:00 - 10:30 - TAI-CHI exercise. 11:00 - Gentiva. More...

Kolomoki Ranger Camps

Kolomoki Mounds State Park has announced there will be two Junior Ranger Day Camps: June 22-25 and July 13-16. The fun four-day camps will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More...

Crowdis 5K run July 11

The 19th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run and Walk will be Saturday morning, July11 at First United Methodist Church. More...

SGA graduates 27

Twenty-seven Southwest Georgia Academy seniors received diplomas during the graduation exercises Friday night in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium in Damascus. More...

Lest We Forget...

At times on Memorial Day Court Square was silent except for the sound of flags flapping in the breeze, interrupted by an occasional vehicle. More...

Editorials

Cutting ties to my necktie

Other Voices

I was recently invited to a luncheon at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta where the governor would be speaking. I don’t usually turn down opportunities to hear the governor speak. More...

More braggin’ rights!

Mumbles

Like a lot of parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents are doing this week, I’m exercising my braggin’ rights about another graduation. This time it’s Skylar, the youngest of the Fleming clan and daughter of Heath and Lenora. More...

A nutgrass workout

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is re-printed from June 4, 2014.) More...

Obituaries

Jeffie Garrett

Retired

Jeffie Verosha Chandler Garrett, 82, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Savannah Court Retirement Village in Camilla, Ga. More...

Ralph Fisher Jr.

Self-Employed Technician

Ralph H. Fisher Jr., 74, of Dallas, Ga., died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Fisher was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Neptune, N.J., to Ralph H. Fisher Sr. and Mary Kalinauskas Fisher. He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Charles Wright Sr.

Retired

Charles Edward Wright Sr., 91, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mr. Wright was born March 16, 1924, in Blakely to the late Percy and Annie Lee Wright. More...

Campus

Art club grateful for community support

Members of the Early County High School Art Club would like to thank the community for supporting them in their fundraising efforts. More...

Collins awarded scholarship

Marlena Collins of Edison, Ga., was awarded a Mills B. Lane/Bank of America Scholarship at the 2015 Robinson College of Business Honors Day Celebration. More...

ECHS students participate in ‘job shadowing’

Early County’s CTAE department sponsored a job shadowing day April 30 for juniors and seniors to get field experience by working at a jobsite. More...