September 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Operation Xmas Child workshop

Bluffton   Baptist Church is inviting organizations and churches currently packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and everyone interested in learning more about the worldwide impact of Operation Christmas Child to a “Shoebox” ev More...

Sickle cell resource meeting

A sickle cell resource fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Blakely Civic Center on Rose Drive. More...

18 Labor Day traffic deaths

Georgia State Patrol reports that there have been 18 fatalities on the roads in Georgia during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Those fatalities were reported in Southwest Georgia. The travel period ended at 11:59 p.m. More...

Weathersby named PCC director

The Pataula Center for Children announced this week that Ginger Weathersby will be the center’s new director. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5  Family Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAY: Abigail Richey  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Riley  THURSDAY, Sept. More...

New traffic laws

A new law that went into effect this year changes how a driver approaches stopped school buses on the roads.  Previously, drivers traveling in the opposite direction of a stopped school bus on a four-lane road with a turn lane in the middle had More...

Bluffton Baptist Church to host ‘Shoebox Saturday’

Bluffton Baptist Church invites all local shoebox packers, organizations or churches that currently pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes — as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the worldwide impact of Operation Christma More...

Religion

God creates lights and life

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 1:14-25  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Saint Paul  New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Springs Highway. will celebrate their annual Family and Friend Day Sunday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.  More...

THANKS

Thanks for the food, flowers, cards, visits, prayers and all the acts of kindness shown to us during the loss of our dear family member. God bless you all!  The Family of  Gerald Megahee   More...

First THURSDAY

First   Thursday kicks off Thursday, Sept. 6. The kids can enjoy fun and games on the Square— including free ice cream, popsicles, corn hole games, races, etc. More...

Gordon: A bullet dodged!

Southwest Georgia’s attention was diverted from the holiday weekend to tropical storm Gordon which made its way across south Florida into the Gulf of Mexico late Monday.  The projected track of the fast moving storm, packing sustained wind More...

City sets 2018 millage rate

Appoints Copp interim city police chief

The Blakely Mayor and Council set their 2018 millage rate at a called meeting Friday afternoon at City Hall.  The 4.250 mills is the same as last year. More...

Birthdays at Big Mama’s and Big Daddy’s house

Our birthdays, holidays and special occasions were held at Big Mama and Big Daddy’s house around their big dining room table. More...

ECHS senior is in critical condition following wreck ECMS Title I meeting

“JW” White, a senior at Early County High was critically injured in an Aug. 30 wreck and is in intensive care, undergoing surgery for multiple injuries in a Pensacola hospital.  More...

Editorials

Love that clock

Other Voices

I don’t remember how old I was when I first noticed the old clock on my grandmother’s mantle. Probably no more than 5 or 6. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No more dots to connect!

Mumbles

I was thinking I was going to have a bonfire this week. But, before I left the house this morning all I could find with a Nike logo on it was a couple of pair of socks. More...

Obituaries

Delma Houston

Retired

Delma Omera Barbree Houston, 98, passed away in the early morning hours Thur sday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.  A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Abraham Henderson

Retired

Abraham “Daddy Abe” Henderson, 65, of Claxton, Ga., died Aug. 19, 2018, at Select Special Hospital in Savannah, Ga.  Mr. Henderson was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Mack and Pecola Henderson. More...

Campus

Bobcats defeat Hornets 17-0

The Early County Bobcats shutout the Cook County Hornets 17-0 Friday in the first home game of the season at Standifer Field.  More...

SGA battles Crisp Academy

On Friday, Aug. 31 the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors played the Crisp Academy Wildcats. Due to lightning, the game was called with 5 minutes and 52 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. The Warriors won 36-6.  More...

Class of ‘65 gather at Kolomoki

The Blakely High School Class of 1965 got together Aug. 11 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park for a picnic and a day of reminiscing. The food was good and the ‘catching up’ was even better.  More...