July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Noted as part of the Hwy 27/Hwy 62 bypass intersection improvement plan in a Feb. 6 letter to the city, the solar-powered stop sign flashing lights are now flashing atop the stop signs at the deadly intersection.   More...

K-9 assisted caper

A K-9 assisted in solving another crime this past week. More...

Advance voting

Early voting for the July 24 runoff election began Monday and continues through Friday, July 20.  Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. in Blakely.  More...

Jeanette King Memorial Park dedication

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Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 11  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox  Memorial Library  GA Cares, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Ward Mills, Gayle A More...

The connection between eating and energy

The connection between energy and eating is significant. More...

The widow and the unjust judge

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 18:1-8  More...

Obituaries

Charles Cox

Retired

Charles Edwin Cox, 76, passed away July 4, 2018, at Lifebrite Community Hospital in Blakely, Ga.  Mr. Cox was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Early County to the late James Cyril Cox and Gussie Byrd Brookins Cox. More...

James Whitehurst

Retired

James W. “Wally” Whitehurst, 86, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away July 3, 2018. He was born May 29, 1932, in Blakely, Ga.   More...

Clarence Cook Jr.

Retired

Clarence Cook Jr., 75, of Arlington, Ga., passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Campus

Back-to-school season is right around the corner

It’s the middle of summer, but back-to-school season will be upon us before we know it. More...

Breaking News - 7/14/2018 7:49 PM

DON’T MISS THE FIREWORKS TONIGHT!!!

Ray Knight Sportsplex @ 9:30 p.m.
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Sunday alcohol ordinance

At a June 19 special called meeting the council adopted an ordinance allowing for alcohol consumption on the premises of restaurants and hotels and Sunday sales of alcohol as approved by city voters in the May 22 special elections.  More...

Fatal Mayhaw wreck

While the GSP reported no traffic fatalities in Early County or Southwest Georgia during last week’s July 4th holiday period, a Colquitt man was killed June 30 when the vehicle he was driving left the road and hit a culvert on Mayhaw Road.  More...

Blowout Fun Run Saturday

Saturday’s Bicentennial Blowout will kickoff with a two-mile “Color Run” at 7 p.m. at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.  Race participants will register 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. More...

Friday Night LIGHT

Everyone is encouraged to mark your calendars and make plans to be a part of a night of inspiration and prayer for our nation and our community — “Friday Night Light.”  The event will be Friday, July 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners were asked to consider door-to-door garbage collection for the elderly at their July 2 meeting.  More...

Editorials

The capital is ...

Other Voices

Every week, I get together with my brother and some friends to play trivia. We’re pretty good, if I do say so myself, because each member has an area of expertise. More...

Political Cartoon

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Maybell was not the pig

Mumbles

Several years ago I asked if anyone could recall the “gettin’ outta here” music at the end of Tige Pickle’s radio show.  Unfortunately, as soon as I asked the question I realized a lot of readers would ask, “Who&rsq More...

Society

‘Evening of Hope’ raises funds for Early County cancer patients

The 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” sponsored by Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and Horizons Community Solutions June 21 raised more than $7,600 to help Early County residents fight cancer.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Andrews to compete in national rodeo finals

Local student Jessica Andrews, a 2018 graduate of SGA, has earned a position on the Alabama State National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 15 through July 21 to compete at the 70th annual More...