August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Work to begin on final leg of US 27

A groundbreaking will be held in Cuthbert at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 for the beginning construction of the of final leg of the fourlaning of U.S. 27 — from Carnegie/Vilulah Road to the Cuthbert Bypass. More...

Pioneer economic impact over $43.5 million

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early generated more than $43,510,204 in revenue in 2011 for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association. More...

BYOT: More technology in classrooms

Parents are required to attend a Sept. 3 BYOT informational meeting at 6 p.m. at ECHS before students will be allowed to register their device.

The Early County School System is joining a number of other school systems across the state which allow students to bring their own electronic devices to school for use in the classroom. More...

Other News

Fort Gaines 200 plans meeting

The City of Fort Gaines is asking for all citizens in Clay, Randolph, Terrell, Early, Henry, Quitman and Barbour counties to come to a community meeting Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. More...

Arlington DDA meeting

The next Arlington Downtown Development Meeting will be held Tuesday September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Depot. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

The Rod Allums family would like to express our appreciation for all the loving acts of kindness shown throughout the illness and loss of our dear loved one. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

All creation is dependent upon God

Psalm 104 Historically, one of the ways that information has been passed from generation to generation has been through songs or chants. There is, usually, some kind of melody or rhythm that allows the minds to grasp a pattern of expression. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Church of Christ Church Street Church of Christ is giving away about 4,000 pounds of food Saturday, Aug. 31 beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone at the church building, 1735 North Church St., Blakely. Ebenezer More...

Obituaries

Luedell Thomas

Homemaker Luedell Rodgers Thomas, 78, of Blakely, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely. Mrs. Thomas was born May 28, 1935, in Louisville, Ala., to the late Catherine Cox Rodgers and L.V. Rodgers. More...

Debbie S. Ferguson

Veteran

Debbie Sue Ferguson, 57, of Warner Robins, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. More...

William D. Strong

Veterinarian

Dr. William DuPont Strong, 96, of Enterprise, Ala., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home. More...

Sports

Warriors lose to Deerfield-Windsor Friday night in Albany

By Addison Ponder Warriors’ Word Staff The Warriors headed to Albany Friday night to play reigning AAA state champs Deerfield- Windsor, a school double the size of SGA. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from summer 2013 who have met all qualifications for graduation. More than 400 have been recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees. Area students include: More...

Birdhouse auction Thursday

Early Memorial Nursing Home residents are hand painting birdhouses for the Aug. 29 Annual Birdhouse Auction. Proceeds from the auction will help fund activity programs for the residents. The auction will be at 3:30 p.m. More...

Supercat 5K Run/Walk

The Supercat 5k Trail Run/Walk will be held at the conclusion of the ECHS homecoming week Sat., Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. More...

Lisa Collins resigns, going to Adel, Ga.

Lisa Collins, director of economic development for Early County 2055, announced her resignation last week. At the end of September she will assume a similar position in Adel, Ga. More...

Dove season opens Sept. 7

Hunters statewide will soon be taking to fields with the long-awaited beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 7. More...

Cell phone, iPad use in games OK’d

In a rule that went into effect this season, Georgia high school football coaches and players are allowed to use electronic communication devices during the game. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: J.W. Durham, Hallie M. Still THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION, 6:30 p.m., 181 East Broad St., Camilla, Ga. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Sept. 2 — CLOSED for Labor Day Sept. 3 — 10:15 -11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00- GAMES Lunch: baked chicken, steamed zucchini, green beans, wheat roll, fruited Jello. Sept. 4 — 10:30 -11:30 - BINGO. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Government killing the economy

Global average temperature has been flat for a decade. But frightening myths about global warming continue. We’re told there are more hurricanes now. We’re told that hurricanes are stronger. More...

Other Voices

Real or fake? On Twitter, I can’t tell

About two years ago, I made the mistake of mentioning my newspaper's Facebook page in front of my daughter, who was 12 at the time. "Facebook? Hmmph," she scoffed. "That's for old people. You need to use Twitter." More...

From our Files

News from the past

4-Hers to attend Rally Day 10 YEARS AGO Aug. 27, 2003 More...

Society

Porter-Odom

Kathleen Ivana Porter and Robert Kyle Odom happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Miss Porter is the daughter of Linda Porter of Edison, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Louise Porter of Edison. More...

Brunson in short film

Haylee Brunson of Colquitt recently costarred with Victoria Henley in “Shoot-me”, a quirky documentary style short film. A second grader at Miller County Elementary, Haylee has already modeled for three jewelry designers. More...

Kolomoki Moon Run

Over 150 runners took part in Saturday’s Kolomoki Moon Run to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The Moon Run gave runners a unique opportunity to take on a challenging “tiki torch” lined course. More...

Campus

BSC prose and poetry winners

Bainbridge State College students warmed over those attending the college’s Spring Coffee House/Literary Contest as they read their original poetry and prose selections. More...