November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Artifacts of life in Early County

“We’ve come this far by faith,” Ruth Washington stated when Early County’s long awaited museum opened on North Main Street in November 2007. She also stated, “We’ve still got a lot to do.” More...

Camerata Christmas concerts

The Camerata Chorus will present their 43rd annual Christmas Concert — “A Christmas Blessing” — Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at 5 p. m. and 7 p. m. The opening concerts will be at the First Baptist Church in Eufaula. More...

Other News

Easy ideas for holiday wreaths

Wreaths are synonymous with the holiday season, and they can range from intricate to simple to flashy to rustic. Creating festive wreaths does not necessarily require a lot of skill, and wreaths can be fashioned from a variety of different materials. More...

Georgia-Pacific gopher tortoise relocation

The gopher tortoise is Georgia’s state reptile and their deep burrows are commonly found in forests, fields and pastureland throughout southwest Georgia. More...

Kid-favorite recipes for the holidays

Yummy Snowflakes You know those paper snowflakes you fold and cut? Well, how about making some you can eat! What you need: Flour tortillas Scissors Powdered Sugar An adult to help with the cooking What to do: More...

Religion

Good news brings rejoicing

Isaiah 52:1-12 As we read scripture, it is important that we recognize the setting in which the divine decrees are made. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Body of Christ Body of Christ Ministry Inc., 2693 Martin Luther King Blvd., will have their first annual Church in Red program Sunday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Evangelist Deborah George at 229-699-3980. More...

Society

Class of 1956 enjoys reunion

The Blakely Union High School Class of 1956 met at Magnolias on Main Friday, Nov. 7 for a special time of sharing. Several had to cancel at the last minute due to physical or family problems, and were certainly missed. More...

Lions Club members honored

The Blakely Lions Club welcomed their vice district governor, Hannah Flynn, to their regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12. Flynn provided a program in which she honored those that have already served as well as welcomed new members into the club. More...

Christmas on the Square Dec. 6

Mark your calendars! Make plans now to come out and enjoy the 21st Annual Christmas on the Square Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a. m. through 4 p. m. More...

Safety first during holidays!

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is urging motorists to drive carefully and to buckle up during the holidays. Last year 20 people died in crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. More...

Farley siren test Dec. 3

Early County and Southeast Alabama residents are being notified of a test of the Plant Farley’s emergency siren system. This is only a test! There is no cause for concern and no action is required. More...

Thanksgiving meals for needy at Civic Center

The Bethel Baptist Association is serving a “Thanksgiving Meal for the Needy” at the Blakely Civic Center Thursday, Nov. 27. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Jerry Howard THURSDAY, NOV. 27 HAPPY THANKSGIVING BIRTHDAYS: Tyrone Hubbard, Will Bundy FRIDAY, NOV. 28 More...

Editorials

Why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas

Some friends and I were having lunch together last week when the subject of the upcoming holiday season was broached. “I’ve about decided that I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas,” one friend said. More...

Who decided on turkey?

One night several years ago, I was walking a dog and an owl came crashing out of the big pecan tree in the backyard. I’m not sure if the owl had his eye on the dog as an early Thanksgiving feast or if he fell asleep and lost his balance. More...

It will still be special!

I’m not sure I’ve ever used that word in the same sentence with “Thanksgiving before. But, here goes... This Thanksgiving promises to be somewhat convoluted around the Fleming household this week! More...

Obituaries

Bob Mueller

Retired Owner/Operator

Robert Carr “Bob” Mueller, 95, of Athens, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in the Athens Heritage Nursing Home. More...

Clara Hutson

Clara M. Price Hutson, 99, of Colquitt, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Miller County Nursing Home. Mrs. Hutson was born March 16, 1915, in Early County, Ga., to the late Frank and Lizzie Price. More...

Stron Baskin

Pine Straw Farmer

Armstrong “Stron” Baskin, 59, of Ray City, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home. More...

Campus

Good Citizens named at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for November. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

4-Hers compete in variety show

Early County 4-Hers Davia and Charlye Allen represented Early County at the Georgia National Fair in October. More...

FBLA annual coat drive starts Dec. 1

ECHS FBLA is having their annual coat drive from Dec. 1 through Dec. 15. Coats can be dropped off at the front office of the high school. Please contact FBLA adviser LaShonda Smith, at 723-3006, for more information. More...