October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Medicare workshop here Oct. 29

Seniors have seven full weeks, starting Oct. 15, to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage. This year’s Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. 7. More...

Genealogy Society meeting

The Genealogy Society will meet 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Early County Museum Community Education Building at 226 North Main Street. More...

Early SO food drive

The Early County Sheriff’s office is asking for the community’s help again this year in their food drive benefiting residents of Early County. Food drive boxes have been placed at the courthouse, Bank of Early and First State Bank. More...

Other News

EQIP sign up now underway

A single sign up for the 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program is underway and all Georgia producers who wish to be considered for financial assistance should apply by Dec. 19, 2014. More...

New peanut revenue policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The new policy approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors, on Thursday, Sept. More...

Religion

God hears the cries of his people

Job 24 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will have a “Gospel Explosion” Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Youth choirs, adult choirs, soloists, quartets and groups are invited to participate. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Join the Community Christmas Choir

The Blakely Community Christmas Choir invites churches, pastors, choir members and everyone who likes to sing to join the community choir and begin preparation for the second annual Blakely Christmas Concert to be held at Birdsong Warehouse Sunday, D More...

Obituaries

Inez Wimberly

Homemaker

Inez Lee Wimberly, 70, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Wimberly was born Dec. 7, 1943, in Blakely to the late Dock and Irene Lee. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. More...

Sports

Bobcats suffer loss to Berrien County Rebels

The Berrien County Rebels, coached by former Bobcat head coach Ed Pilcher, took a 14-0 first quarter lead Friday night in Nashville on their way to a 35-26 win over the Bobcats. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats had a tough loss Friday against Berrien County. The Cats fought hard and cut the Berrien lead to two points but a late touchdown sealed the victory for the Rebels. We were also facing our former coach, Ed Pilcher. More...

Lady Bobcats begin playoffs today

The Lady Bobcats begin playoff action today, Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at Bacon County High School in Alma. The second game begins at 7 p.m., and the third game, if needed, will be played Thursday. Players include seniors More...

Vote early

Early-voting opened Monday for Georgia’s Nov. 4 general election, including tight races for governor and the U.S. Senate. More...

Grady Holman to be inducted into HOF

The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame has announced 16 veterans who will be inducted during the Second Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet Nov. 1 in Columbus. Among those inducted will be Captain More...

Hospital celebrates 50 years

During the mid 1940s Early County, like nearly half the communities across the nation, had no hospital facilities. More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Get your kids, pets and costumes ready! The annual “Pumpkins on the Square” sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will be Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAY: Brooks Carter ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Charles English THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder

Let’s be honest, getting from place to place via airplane is a real hassle. More...

My pocketbook years

I am not much of a purse person. I am always afraid I will drive off with it on the top of the car, but I have a new pocketbook. I don’t always call it that, sometimes it is purse or bag. Truthfully, I don’t call it much of anything. More...

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Society

Fall decorating contest winner

Congratulations to Collier Insurance and Realty for winning the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce annual fall decorating contest. More...

Blakely family to star on Family Feud

A local family had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they appeared on the syndicated game show, Family Feud, with host Steve Harvey in Atlanta, Ga. More...

ECC Retired Educators to meet

Members of the Early- Clay-Calhoun Retired Educators will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Blakely First United Methodist Fellowship Hall on College Street in Blakely. More...

Campus

SGA Beta members participate in animal food drive

The Southwest Georgia Academy High School Beta Club recently organized an “animal food drive.” The goal of this community service project was to work with regional veterinarians in the area who often have animals left at their facilities. More...

College and Career Transition Fair prize winners

Door prize winners from the College and Career Transition Fair at Early County High School were, front row, from left, Andie Williams, Ma’Quayla Mitchell, Dominique Lindsey; and back row, Antho More...

Students enjoy field trip to Chehaw

Southwest Georgia Academy’s third graders, accompanied by teacher Melissa Grimsley, recently took a field trip to Chehaw Park and the Flint River Aquarium in Albany. More...