August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Project Wild workshop

Southwest Georgia K- 12 educators and other educators are urged to attend Project WILD, a wildlife conservation workshop, Saturday, Aug. 29 at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. More...

City election qualifying begins Aug. 31

Qualifying begins Monday for candidates for mayor and two city council posts for the City of Blakely’s Nov. 3 election. More...

They grow SGA spirits!

SGA cheerleaders hyping the spirits of the Warriors and their fans on Friday nights include: Seated from left: Sydney Thompson, Lily Houston, Laney Hall and Kate Vann. Second row from left: Saylor Odom, Abbie Earnest, Ash Phillips and Ellen Bryan. More...

Other News

Busy weekend for law enforcement

It was a busy weekend here for authorities who were investigating sexual abuse allegations, an unresponsive subject and brief chases of subjects trying to avoid arrest. More...

Group attends anti-drug training

Shaquana Thomas, Gwen Houston, DeWana Fields and Chastady Dunbar represented Early County very well at the Mid-Year Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Training Institute in Indianapolis, Ind. Aug. 3 through Aug. 6. More...

Residential rates — tips to lower your power bill

(Publisher’s note: High electrical bills have been an issue at city council meetings ever since I first began covering city business during my early newspapering days in the late 1960s. More...

Obituaries

Mike Tabb Sr. Retired

Michael Byron “Mike” Tabb Sr., 71, of Leary, Ga., went to be with his Savior Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at his residence. More...

Ricky Lee Jordan Retired

Ricky Lee Jordan, 59, of Bonifay, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. Mr. Jordan was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Miami, Fla., to the late Jack and Ira Lee Jordan. More...

Carl Young Retired

Carl James Young, 70, of Jakin, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at his residence. More...

Society

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS:Banks Mosely Still, Alissa Brackin, Sullivan Brackin THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Whiffle ball tournament to honor Renee Pullen

A whiffle ball tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to benefit children fighting cancer in honor of Renee Pullen, who is also fighting this terrible disease. More...

Interested in becoming a Boy Scout?

Troop 92 will meet at Pioneer Campsite 2 at Kolomoki Mounds Saturday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. Young men and their families, ages 11 to 18, who are interesting in the Boy Scouts are invited to attend. More...

Campus

BSC students earn nursing pins, awards

Nineteen Bainbridge State College students completed the Practical Nursing program this summer. They were honored July 31 with a traditional pinning ceremony at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center auditorium. More...

First “First Thursday” Sept. 3

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce’s FIRST “First Thursday” will be Sept. 3! The ECHS Band of Blue will be performing on the southwest corner of Court Square. More...

Chamber raffle

The Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum valued at $520. The rifle is on display at Blakely Feed & Seed. Tickets are available at $10 each at the Chamber, Blakely Feed & Seed and from Chamber board members. More...

“We Run This Town”

The 2nd annual “We Run This Town” 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Entry is $20, with t-shirts if entry is received before Sept. 2. Entry forms are available at www.early. k12.ga.us. Call 229-225-7212 for more information. More...

Hyping the Bobcat spirit!

The ECHS Cheerleaders work hard to stir the emotions of both the fans and players. More...

Editorials

Miracles do happen

All That’s Fit to Print

Over the last few months, you’ve been burdened with reruns in this space. Sadly, my writing is not the caliber of Lewis Grizzard and my readers probably would not read them over and over and over again. I guess I should get back to work. More...

Cartoon

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More ‘bang’ for your buck?

Summer is almost over. Schools are opening for business, retail racks are sagging with fall fashions and Halloween decorations are being unboxed. More...

Religion

A plea to return to God

Sunday School Lesson

Malachi 3 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Ministers and Deacons Southside Ministers and Deacons Union meeting will convene at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. First Baptist More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 31 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Baked chicken, candied sweet potatoes, Italian green beans, whole wheat roll, fruited gelatin. Sept. 1 — 9:30 - 10:00 - TAI-CHI exercise. 10:00 - 11:30 - Crafts. More...

Sports

Football season begins with a win for SGA Warriors

Southwest Georgia Academy starts their season off the right way — with a win. The Warriors played against their Flint River rivals, the Westwood Wildcats, Thursday, Aug. 20. More...

Early Co., Irwin Co. game ends in 7-7 tie

The season opener for the Bobcats and Irwin County Indians resulted with the same score as last year’s game in Ocilla — a 7-7 tie. More...

Lutzenkirchen attends SGA tailgate supper

The Southwest Georgia Academy tailgate supper was Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. gymnasium. A huge crowd was in attendance to see the football and softball players and cheerleaders be introduced to the fans. More...