August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

The 2018–2019 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print. More...

Blood Drive Aug. 13

Primary   Care will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Col. Howard assumes brigade command

Early County native, Col. Paul D. Howard was welcomed as the new commander of the 21st Signal Brigade during a change of command ceremony July 13 at Fort Detrick, Maryland.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Bobby Johnston, Charles English, Ayla Raine Grimes, Alden Graves, Michelle Cleveland, Jennifer Bruner Phillips  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. More...

Election period for seed cotton program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications.  More...

— Betcha didn’t know —

I learned a long time ago there is an untold wealth of knowledge to be learned from your elders, if you will just listen to them. More...

Religion

God’s word will be the eternal standard

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 2:1-16  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Ebenezar African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hilton will have their revival Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Lee Inmon of Brooksville, Fla. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Society

Arlington Class of ‘58 celebrates 60th reunion

The Arlington High School class of 1958 celebrated the 60th class reunion June 16, 2018, at the Arlington United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone gathered at 11 a.m. More...

Tips for parents to tackle their picky eaters

Many a parent understands the problems posed by picky eaters. More...

~ Pets of the Week ~

PRISSY (left) is ready to come home with you! She is very lovable, sweet and playful, and would love to have a forever home. RAYNA (right) needs a forever home. More...

Football Friday night

Bobcat fans will get a preview of this year’s Bobcats Friday night when they host the Seminole County Indians for a scrimmage game at 7 p.m. More...

School bells!

Most   Southwest Georgia Academy students return to school Friday, Aug. 3 and Pataula Charter Academy’s first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 8.  ECSS students returned to school last Friday.   More...

Miss Margaret turns 100

Ms. Margaret Bruner Stokes turned 100 years of age Friday, July 20, 2018. A “Birthday Luncheon” and celebration was held in her honor at the First Baptist Church Social Hall in Blakely on Saturday, July 21.  More...

Joe will be watching!

The South Nashville Little League All Stars winning the Tennessee State Championship and advancing to this week’s Southeast Regional in Warner Robbins, Ga., has excited a couple of folks from Blakely — Joe and Tina Owen. More...

A man is not dead until he is forgotten...

Publishers note: The news of American soldiers’ remains being returned home from North Korea is often lost in the main stream media’s hate of President Donald Trump. The Story of Cpl. More...

Editorials

Sensitive ‘tissue’

Other Voices

I’m going to talk about a personal subject, something we don’t always talk about right out in the open. I’m going to talk about toilet paper. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

There’s a lesson in this!

Mumbles

I first met Ray Davidson when he stopped by my office to tell me about the Fletcher Perry story. He had a passion to make sure we didn’t forget our veterans lost in combat. More...

Obituaries

Mary Sheffield

Retired

Mary Ophelia Hall Sheffield, 91, passed away early Wednesday morning July 25, 2018, at Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. More...

Irene Brown

Retired

Irene Hodge Brown, 91, passed away July 22, 2018, in Cocoa, Fla.  Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 10, 1926, to the late Bill and Raven Davis of Early County. More...