October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Learning center boost

The Blakely Rotary Club held its weekly luncheon meeting at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Oct. 16, a departure from its weekly luncheon meeting at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Celebrating 50 years

Kids and adults both enjoyed “50-year Event.”

There was a carnival atmosphere at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early Thursday when a large crowd gathered for the “Fifty Years Event” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. More...

Notes...

FFA fruit sale... ends Oct. 27. To order your fruit, see an FFA’er or call Lisa Murphree at 723-3006. Available for pickup and delivery during the week of Nov. 16. SGA Fall Festival... Thursday, Oct 30 between 3:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. More...

Other News

Columbia sports highlighted

The Columbia, Ala., Historical Society showcases interesting memorabilia of the town and region. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events More...

Halloween events planned in Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines 200 will host their next fundraiser, “2nd Annual Halloween at the Fort,” Saturday, Nov. 1 from 7- 11 p.m. at Frontier Village in Fort Gaines. The event is geared towards adults 18 and older. More...

Religion

Things too wonderful for me

Job 42 More...

CHURCH NEWS

New St. Paul New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Springs Hwy., will celebrate Pastor Bessie Martin’s first anniversary Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to join this celebration. More...

Society

Stanley-Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Floyd Stanley Jr. of Marietta, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Erin Stanley, to James William Stone, son of Sherree S. Stone and William Sims Stone, both of Blakely, Ga. More...

Hilton-Rowe vows exchanged

Dr. Lisa Renee Hilton of Edison, Ga., and Jacky Lee Rowe of Evans, Ga., were married May 3, 2014, at Wynfield Plantation in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Benjamin Crowdis. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 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...

Campus

Order now, FFA fruit sale ending

Oct. 27 is the last day to place an order with Early County High School FFA’s annual fruit sale. This is one of FFA’s largest fundraisers. More...

SGA fifth graders participate in Riverquarium water festival

Fifth grade classes from Southwest Georgia Academy participated in the water festival at Albany’s Riverquarium Thursday, Sept. 18. More...

Bomb threats

Authorities found themselves responding to two bomb threats here Monday. A caller told Quality Home Rentals on Court Square “Your store is going to blow up” at 11:30 a.m. More...

GOP stumpin’ here...

Gov. Nathan Deal, David Perdue, other statewide candidates and Rep. Gerald Greene will be in Blakely Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. encouraging Early Countians to exercise their right to vote. The visit will be one of 30 stops on the tour which begins Friday. More...

Literacy Day at ECES

Guest readers were invited into classrooms at Early County Elementary School and Head Start Oct. 16 to read children’s books as part of Literacy Day activities. More...

Vote early!

Sample Ballot

Voters must cast ballots in person and provide photo identification when voting early. The early voting period continues through Friday, Oct. 31. More...

Medicare workshop

Seniors are encouraged to review their Medicare to ensure they stay up with current coverage. This year’s Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. 7. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Kelsey Durham, Tonya Heath, Abigail M. Grantham ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. David Pitchford, Mr. & Mrs. Hal Still THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Crumbling Constitution... Does the Constitution still matter?

When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, “if you can keep it.” Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

I’m voting, it matters

I have plans for Saturday morning. I am working in the morning, but afterwards, I am going to the Voter’s Registrar Office on River Street and cast my vote for the Nov. 4 election. More...

Obituaries

Leigh Enfinger

Business Owner

Susan Leigh Enfinger, 46, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Enfinger was born Feb. 28, 1968, in Brunswick, Ga., to Yvonne “Bonnie” Miller Watson of Lee County, Ga., and the late Lemmie LaRoy Watson. More...

Sammye Bostwick

Retired

William Sammons “Sammye” Bostwick, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his residence after a lengthy illness. More...

Mary King Duncan

Educator

Mary King Duncan of Blakely, Ga., was born Mary Anne Calhoun to the late John C. Calhoun and Effie Corrine Stoudenmire in Camilla, Ga., on June 30, 1917; one of seven children, four girls and three boys. She passed away Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors defeat Flint River 27-19

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors hosted the Flint River Wildcats Friday night in Damascus and were victorious with a final score of 27-19. The night started off as a battle. More...

Bobcats take sting out of Hornets

The Early County Bobcats traveled to Pelham Friday night to face the Hornets and came home with a 26-7 win. The Cats scored first on a one-yard rush by Deon Upson. Lou Wood’s extra point was blocked. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats got a good win of 26-7 this past Friday night after traveling to Pelham to face the Hornets. The offense, defense and special teams did what needed to be done to get the win. We are now 2-2 in the region. More...