June 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks, concert June 30

The combined choirs of the Bethel Baptist Association will perform “Indivisible, One Nation Under God,” an evening of patriotic music Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Going forward

Approximately 35 people attended Thursday’s town hall meeting to discuss plans for the Peanut Proud festival going forward. More...

Pioneer conducts sports physicals

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early recently provided sports physicals for over 85 student athletes at Southwest Georgia Academy.  More...

WHS class reunion

Washington   High School class of 1970, the final graduating class of the county’s last all black high school, will hold their 43rd class reunion July 6 at the Civic Center. More...

Other News

Hilton celebrates new fire house and truck

Representative Gerald Greene, county commission chair June Merritt and EMT personnel joined the Hilton volunteer firemen for a fish fry and celebration of the new firehouse and fire truck. More...

Open house at The Hub

Approximately 190 people dropped by The Hub in Arlington Thursday for their open house and ribbon-cutting. The Hub is a new event facility in a renovated building on Highland Avenue near the traffic light. More...

Braves partner with Georgia libraries

The Atlanta Braves are partnering with Georgia public libraries, Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, for the 2013 “Home Run Readers” Summer Reading Program.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Restoring joyful worship

Ezra 1:1-3:7  More...

Jack Taylor Brick Mason

Jack Taylor, 52, of Blakely died Monday, June 17, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Taylor was born March 1, 1961, in Blakely to the late X.M. Taylor Sr. and Nancy Lucille Shattles Taylor. More...

Walter Jones Retired

Walter C. Jones, 78, of Blakely died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Jones was born July 26, 1934, in Clanton, Ala., to the late Clarence Milton Jones and Nina Lewis Jones. More...

Campus

ECHS graduates earn scholarships

Kaylyn Harrell of Arlington, Ashley Dunnigan of Blakely, and Ashley Manus of Coleman have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2013-14 academic year.  More...

WHS alumni to honor vets

The Washington High Alumni Association will be having their 40th year reunion July 4-7 and will honor their veterans. More...

Early County LEOs attend convention

The Early County LEO Club at Early County High School received special recognition at the 92nd Multiple District Lions of Georgia State Convention in Augusta May 31 through June 2. More...

Breaking News - 6/30/2013 2:47 PM

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Patriotic Concert & Fireworks!!!

The combined choirs of the Bethel Baptist Association will perform “Indivisible, One Nation Under God,” an evening of patriotic music TONIGHT, Sunday, More...

Breaking News - 6/28/2013 3:28 PM

Billy Joe Jordan passes  Free Access 

"Voice of the Bobcats"

The community was saddened by the news late Wednesday that Billy Joe Jordan had passed away in the Green Point Nursing Home in Union Point, Ga. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blakely with Rev. More...

US Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act which required federal monitoring of elections in nine states and certain counties and jurisdictions in six others.  More...

Reptile Wrangler today at library

Get an up close look at all sorts of creepy crawlies when the Reptile Wrangler visits Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library today, Wednesday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All ages are invited to this free program.   More...

Bainbridge State College offering GED orientation

GED test changing January 2014

Come January 2014, the GED will be more rigorous, will involve more computer skills and will require more critical thinking skills, according to Debbie McIntyre, Bainbridge State College GED coordinator.  “The new GED test is going to be m More...

IRS: Will justice ever prevail?

(Publisher’s note: Considering the investigation of IRS targeting of conservative organizations and outrage over $70 million in IRS bonuses while debate continues over an immigration bill which will grant amnesty to over 11.1 million illegal im More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26  LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  REPTILE WRANGLER, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Dorothy Henderson, Macey McLain, Lillie McLendon  ANNIVERSARIES: More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Just let me rant

Today’s column was already written and ready to go. Then I read a news story that got my dander up. So the original column got filed away. Please pardon the forthcoming rant. I can’t control myself.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Ode to tomatoes

On Monday, my first real tomato of the season appeared. It was accompanied by squash and cucumbers and green peppers. They came from folks with true green thumbs. More...

Mumbles

Where is the outrage?

The IRS has become the face of the “enemy from within!”  I’ve been slow to jump on the bandwagon effort to abolish the IRS. Sounds too radical! But, I’ve been thinking and studying. I’m on board!!!  More...

Obituaries

Arthur Daniels Farmer

Arthur Fountain Daniels, 77, of Jakin died Thursday, June 13, 2013.  More...

Jacquelynn Harvey Homemaker

Jacquelynn Correll Harvey, 81, of Jakin, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Harvey was born in Blakely Feb. 3, 1932, to the late George Jackson Correll and Sarah Malinda Davis Correll. More...

Society

Arlington DDA to meet July 2

The Arlington Downtown Development will hold their next meeting Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Depot. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Tami Fincher at Arlington City Hall, 229-725-4276 or 229- 308-5123. More...

Walkers welcome at Crowdis Run

Among the participants in the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run on Saturday, July 13th will be a sizable contingent of walkers. Not only will the faster runners be awarded prizes but trophies will also be awarded to those who walk the fastest. More...

Sumner participates in band clinic

Chandler Sumner, band captain and member of the Early County High School Band of Blue, under the direction of Mr. Roy Rasheed, recently participated in the 2013 Troy University Leadership Band Clinic June 16-20 on the campus of Troy University. More...