October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

#24 retired

Southwest Georgia Academy retired 1Lt. Weston Lee’s jersey during a patriotic night Friday. See page 11. More...

Deadly log truck accident Tuesday

Donald Eugene Naramore, 67, of Blakely was killed Tuesday morning when the log truck he was driving left the roadway and overturned.  Naramore was traveling south on GA 370 in a Freightliner tractor pulling a fully loaded log trailer. More...

Bingo

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Bingo Night Oct. 24 at the Blakely Town & Country Club.   More...

Double homicide in Ft. Gaines

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a double homocide which took place early Friday morning in Fort Gaines.  Fort Gaines police officers were dispatched to a home at 206 College Street around 1 a.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Dennis Waller, Aby Hattaway, Daniel Davis, Woody Warr  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Two arrested on drug charges

Sheriff’s Investigators received information Thursday, Oct. 12 that Montrelle Toussaint was in possession of marijuana and was making street level sales of marijuana.  Toussaint was located on Lancelot St. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Former ECHS JROTC Cadet Tyrus Summerset graduated basic training Oct. 5, 2017. He was in Alpha company, 193rd Infantry Brigade 1st Battalion, Fort Jackson, S.C. He is now at Fort Leonardwood, Miss., attending Advanced Individual Training.  More...

Religion

God makes a covenant with David

Sunday School Lesson

2 Samuel 7  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Women’s Conference  The Healing Michal Women’s Conference will be at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville, Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. To register call 229-220-8538. New Saint Paul  More...

THANKS

The family of Andy Bush thanks you so very much for your kind thoughts, words, cards, prayers, visits, food and drinks during this time of grieving at his passing. More...

Society

Still-Moulton engagement

Ansley Victoria Still and John Casey Moulton, both of Colquitt, Ga., announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Maria Mock and Johnny and Mary Ellen Still of Colquitt. More...

Choir performs at Senior Center

The New Bethel Young Adult Choir recently performed at the Arlington Senior Center for the elderly.  The Senior Center had requested an encore performance after their first visit. More...

Worsley receives award at ABAC

Jamie Worsley, a freshman history and government major from Arlington, received the People’s Choice award at the recent Ms. ABAC event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Worsley is the daughter of Larry and Heather Worsley. More...

Early voting

Early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election is underway and will continue through Friday, Nov. 3.  Voters will be going to the polls to cast their ballots for local candidates in Blakely, Arlington and Damascus.  Blakely  More...

ECSS community meeting

The   Early County School System invites the public to a community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Wesley Chapel Church with an adult meeting and kids activities followed by a hotdog supper at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar!   More...

Astronomy Night

The   Early County Science Club is sponsoring their second annual Astronomy Night in the Park in conjunction with Kolomoki Mounds State Park and Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center.  The event will be at dark Sa More...

Massey crowned SGA queen

Karsyn Massey , daughter of April and Todd Massey of Donalsonville, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2017 Homecoming Queen Oct. 6.  Senior Cameron Granger presented Karsyn with her crown. She received her banner from K.J. Warren. More...

Crowdis Run

The date for the 22nd Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk has been set for Jan. 20, 2018. The 5K and 10K will start and finish at the First United Methodist Church. More...

National Forest Products Week

GP joins recognition & celebrates 90 years!

During October, Georgia-Pacific and its Cedar Springs operations join others across the country in recognizing National Manufacturing Month and National Forest Products Week. Georgia-Pacific celebrated 90 years in business Sept. More...

Editorials

Try following Atticus’ advice

Other Voices

I love books. Fiction. Nonfiction. It doesn’t really matter. I’ve been this way since childhood, when I was sharing the adventures of teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy. More...

Daily creeping tyranny

Mumbles

Is everyone out there feeling “safe” and “comfortable?”  Don’t get too comfortable. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Elizabeth Rentz

Retired

Elizabeth Cleveland Jenkins Rentz, 81, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Fred Andrews

Fred Allen Andrews, 76, of 5687 Highway 216 S., Arlington, Ga., passed away late Friday night, Oct. 13, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  More...

Priscilla Summerset

Priscilla Denise Grier Summerset passed away Oct. 3, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Summerset was born in Blakely, Ga., July 10, 1957, to the late Thomas T. Grier and Sarah E. Hutchins Grier. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Thomasville Bulldogs

The 8th ranked Thomasville Bulldogs defeated the Bobcats 38- 10 Friday night in Thomasville to remain undefeated.   More...

Warriors defeat TA Eagles

Last week SGA faced Terrell Academy. Before the game started SGA fans gathered around at 7:15 to welcome 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee’s platoon, family, and friends to retire his football jersey. More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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