May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Arlington Prayer Breakfast

Everyone is invited to the 4th annual Arlington Ceola Alexander Memorial Prayer Breakfast at (TIME) Saturday at The Hub on Highland Street. The breakfast is an opportunity to meet local and state officials. More...

County toilets working

The headline news coming out of Monday’s County Commission meeting — “The toilets are working again!” County administrator Spencer Mueller made the announmcement during his report to the commissioners. More...

Cancer Coalition Benefit

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is hosting “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 23 benefiting the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. More...

Scramble May 14

Atwo- man scramble golf tournament — “Improve the Course” — will be played Saturday, May 14 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Registration forms available at the club or Chamber of Commerce. $150 per team. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 4 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Center BIRTHDAY: Lenna Louise Thompson THURSDAY, May 5 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. BIRTHDAYS: Mary Waller, Athan Martin FRIDAY, May 6 More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events More...

GP facilities support Flint RiverQuarium

Georgia- Pacific’ s Cedar Springs Containerboard and Albany Packaging facilities recently teamed up with the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to provide an $8,000 contribution to the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany. More...

Religion

Grateful faith is the key

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 17:11-19 Social standards are never an indication of the need that is found in the everyday world. More...

THANKS

On behalf of the Alexander/Branch family, we would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support in our time of grief. We are humbled by your generosity and again say “Thank You.” Alexander/Branch Family More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church will host the annual “Youth Day” and Greene Cemetery Community Improvement Project Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. All 2016 high school graduates are asked to attend. Ministers Fellowship More...

Arlington May Day Festival

The State’s oldest running festival — the Arlington May Day Festival — is set for Saturday, May 7. There will be a day full of activities including the 85th May Day Parade at 12 noon. More...

#1: Keep hospital open!

Two forums were held last week giving the community a chance to learn more about how Pioneer Health Services’ bankruptcy may affect the local hospital. More...

Candidate Forum Thursday, May

The Blakely/Early County Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Candidate Forum 2016” Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in the court room at the Early County Courthouse. More...

Baccalaureate service May 15

— Community’s first in 35 years —

The class of 2016 will have the opportunity to participate in an event that has not been held in Early County in approximately 35 years. More...

GENRx Drug Take Back Day

GENRx, in partnership with Pioneer Community Hospital of Early and the Early County Sheriff's Office, hosted a Prescription Drug Take Back event at Pioneer Family Medical Friday, April 29. More...

Editorials

Honey yes, I love Waffle House

Mitch Clarke

I was actually early getting to Dahlonega for my afternoon news writing class, and I hadn’t eaten lunch yet, so I made a spur-of-themoment decision to stop at the Waffle House. I’ve always been a Waffle House fan. More...

Political Cartoon

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Thank mom, always

All That’s Fit to Print

Mother’s Day is Sunday. Some things don’t change. A lot of folks are probably scratching their heads, wondering just what gift to choose for their mother. It’s tough, because mamas never seem to need anything. More...

Obituaries

Jimmy Cox

Retired

Jimmy Randall Cox, 77, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Friday, April 29, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Cox was born in Early County Jan. 21, 1939, to the late James Cyril Cox and Gussie Byrd Brookins Cox. More...

Annette Chapman

Retired Bookkeeper

Annette Greene Chapman, 96, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. More...

Mary Ann Trawick

Homemaker

Mary Ann Temples Trawick, 78, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Miller County Nursing Home. Mrs. Trawick was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Lucille Temples. She was a homemaker and member of Hilton United Methodist Church. More...

Campus

Council hands out treats

Early County Middle School Council handed out “Good Luck Goody Bags” to students sixth through eighth grades who were preparing to take the Georgia Milestones test. More...

Gynast-a-cats dominate state championships

The Bainbridge Gymnast-a-Cats won first place overall in the Georgia State Championships held April 17-18. They won with a score of 113.225. The team is made up of 11 girls ranging in age from 8-13. More...

BSC students inducted into Honor Society

Mary Elizabeth of Arlington and Kimberly Dianne Cannon of Blakely were among six Bainbridge State College students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. More...