March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

General Primary qualifying

Qualifying for partisan and nonpartisan candidates in the May 24 General Primary will begin Monday, March 7 at 9 a.m. More...

Farley exercise

The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant will hold a radiological emergency exercise March 9. The exercise will culminate with a public critique at 11 a.m., Friday, March 11 at the Houston County Library at 445 N. Oates St. in Dothan. More...

Billy Peters Tourney

The Blakely Town and Country Club will host “The Billy Peters Golf Tournament” Saturday, March 26. Deadline for entry is March 23. Registration forms are available at the club and the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 2  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center.  BIRTHDAYS: Carol Powell, Lexus Purvis, Lisa N. Still, Justin Middleton, Sherry Middleton, Jacob Jones.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Students invited to participate in art competition

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. invites high school students from middle and southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition.  More...

Paint Pioneer purple for Relay for Life

Help paint Pioneer purple 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 in the PCHE conference room. More...

Religion

Jesus Christ died for all mankind

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 16:1-34  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Colquitt will celebrate Pastor Rev. Hewlett and First Lady Linda Powell Wednesday, Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. Rev. More...

Society

Creative solutions for table centerpieces

Entertaining guests is a great way to open and share your home and make memories with family and friends. If your entertaining includes a meal, chances are everyone will be sitting at the table to dine and converse. More...

Bush-Bush

Kenneth King of Greenwood, Fla., and Sissy Moulton of Bainbridge, Ga., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Martha Bush, to Wade Bush, son of Wynn and Teresa Bush of Blakely. More...

ECMS Odyssey team places second in region competition

Congratulations to Early County Middle School’s “first ever” Odyssey of the Mind team. More...

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Tuesday’s Election Results

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Damascus man charged with four dog shootings

Second suspect being sought

A Damascus man has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals following investigation into the shooting of dogs in the Damascus area.  The suspect, Tonnie Jerome Alexander, 51, of 7364 Kestler Ave. More...

Mark your calendar, call your friends & relatives! Peanut Proud: March 19th

Fun, food, entertainment, but YOU provide the excitment!

Again this year National Peanut Month will arrive to the roaring sounds of the Peanut Proud Poker Run Saturday on Court Square. See page 8 for details.  More...

Relay for Life

Seven teams are at work preparing for the April 15 Relay for Life — First United Methodist, First State Bank, Middle School, Elementary School, Olam Edible Nuts, Pioneer Hospital and SGA.  The annual Survivor Supper is scheduled for April More...

Storm damage

There were scattered reports of damage in Early County from the storms that passed through Southwest Georgia around midnight on Feb. 23. More...

Editorials

Me versus bronchitis

Other Voices

“Do you have any plans for the weekend?” This was what my doctor asked me that recent Friday afternoon, my second trip to see him for a nagging cough. I knew he wasn’t asking to be polite. I knew what was coming. More...

Political Cartoon

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Among the best things…

Mumbles

How fitting it is that Peanut Proud take place during National Peanut Month! It couldn’t have been planned more perfectly.  More...

Obituaries

Charlotte Wilson

Secretary

Charlotte Ann Wilson, 86, of Albany, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Willson Hospice House in Albany.  More...

Bette Grier

Retired

Bette Grier, 79 of S. Old River Rd., Blakely, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2016, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Al.  Ms. More...

Minnie Sampson

Homemaker

Minnie Lee Sampson, 78, of Early County, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.  Mrs. Sampson was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Early County, Ga., to the late Berthdell and Rosa Mae Brown. More...

Campus

Odyssey teams place first

ECES Odyssey of the Mind teams competed at the Valdosta Regional Tournament Feb. 20. at Valwood School in Hahira, Ga. All three teams won first place in their problem in division 1. More...

MILITARY NEWS

MASA Colton Luke Johnson, 20, of Blakely graduated from U.S. Navy Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., Dec. 31, 2015. Johnson was part of Honors Division 907 and successfully completed 8 weeks of training as one of 76 recruits. More...