November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

“Pigskin” 5K & Fun Run

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will host the First Annual Pigskin 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 19 as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month.  The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. More...

First United Methodist Church Veterans Day Celebration

Everyone is invited to help honor our veterans SUNDAY, NOV. 13 at First United Methodist Church.  The special church service begins at 11 a.m., during which those serving, and who have served, in the Armed Forces will be recognized. More...

Cats win!

Bobcat senior Tayler Wimberly (31) and sophmore TK Price (33) share an emotional moment following the Bobcats’ win over Albany High Saturday night in Albany. More...

SGA Grands

SGA grandparents will meet Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in SGA auditorium.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  LEGAL AID, GEORGIA CARES, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Mike Carmichael, Lauren Arnold, Marion R. More...

Blakely sailor continues 74 years of Seabee tradition

“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force known as the “Seabees” for 74 years. More...

Upcoming events at Kolomoki State Park

Night Hike: Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Meet at Group Shelter 2 and hike the White Oak Trail. This event is open to all ages. Please wear closed toed shoes, and bring a bottle of water and a flashlight.  More...

Religion

A new heaven and a new earth

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 21:9-27  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Old Mount Arrie Old Mount Arrie Church will have a benefit program for Willis Carter Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Saint Mary More...

Society

Burkett-Wilson wedding vows exchanged

Brittany JoAnn Burkett and Preston Davis Wilson were married Oct. 8, 2016, at First Baptist Church Donalsonville, Ga., with Reverend Michael Orr of Chipley, Fla. officiating.  More...

BIRTHS

Molly Elise Foster   More...

Campus

Beta Club induction held at Southwest Georgia Academy

Southwest Georgia Academy’s Senior Beta Club held their annual induction ceremony Nov. 1 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium.  More...

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Thanksgiving Services

A Community Thanksgiving Service is planned for Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Blakely First United Methodist Church, featuring music by a community choir. More...

Help paint the mural!

Early Choices will kick off a mural painting event — “Be The Wall” — at Early County High School Wednesday, Nov. 16. More...

‘Glory Days’ SGA reunion

SGA alumni from the late 1980s and early 1990s are holding a “Glory Days” class reunion Nov. 26 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Advance tickets are available at $25 single and $50 couple. More...

Christmas on the Square

Saturday,   Dec. 3 will be a fun-filled day during Christmas on the Square. Activities, food vendors, arts and crafts, antique cars and the annual Christmas parade. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 723-3741.   More...

Editorials

Thanks, but none for me

Other Voices

LEXINGTON – We come here every two years for the football. Georgia battled Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday and managed a last-second win when our field goal kicker actually kicked a field goal. More...

Political Cartoon

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Why not kids?

Mumbles

“How do I find the Republicans?” Skylar asked the poll worker who handed her a kid’s ballot. More...

Obituaries

Betty Harrell

Retired

Betty Sharon Harrell, 61, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Harrell was born Dec. 17, 1954, to the late Charlie G. Palmer Sr. and Helen Mitchell Palmer. More...

Sandra Butler

Sandra L. Butler, 55, of Blakely, Ga., Tuesday, died Nov. 1, 2016.  Miss Butler was born in Blakely June 3, 1961, to late Lonnie C. and Daisy Butler. She was educated in the public schools of Early County. More...

Sylvia Hood

Tax Commissioner  Sylvia Ann Helms Hood, 65, of Blakely, Ga., died early Tuesday morning Nov. 1, 2016, as a result of a traffic accident.  More...

Sports

Bobcats end season with win over Albany

The Bobcats capped the 2016 football season Saturday night in Albany with a bittersweet 14-12 win over the Albany High Indians.  After a scoreless first quarter, the Bobcats got a break late in the half when they recovered a punt after it bounce More...

Norman 1-AA region cross country champion

For the second year in a row, Early County High School junior Tanner Norman earned the title of region champion at the 1-AA cross country meet Oct. 26 at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville. More...

ECMS cross country champions

For the second year in a row, the Early County Middle School boys’ cross country team was named Southwest Georgia Middle School Cross Country Champions, with three of the team members finishing in the top ten.  More...