June 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect charged with rape, sodomy

Authorities responded to the LifeBrite emergency room at approximately 11 p.m. More...

Other News

Farley puts finishing touch on Jakin Park Lodge

The ribbon cutting and open house for the Jakin Park Lodge was held June 12 and was well attended by local residents and visitors, including 22 Jakin Community Club members. More...

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, June 20  CHAMBER of Commerce Meeting, noon  BIRTHDAYS: Ronnie Willis, Libby Glass, Sharon Riley  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. More...

SGA offers basketball camp

Forty-four campers participated in Southwest Georgia’s basketball camp June 11-13. Coaches for the camp were Matt Dalrymple, David Byrne and Todd Davis. More...

Religion

Reaping God’s justice for sin

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 16:19-31 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, “Game On!” will be June 18 through June 22 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit their Facebook page at BethelBaptistClayCoGa Rosinvick More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal Scholar First Grade Noah Brixey Antonette Catchings Dylan Chandler Emmanuel Clark Hayley Crapps Jordan Ealey Miller Gabriel Evans  More...

Evening of Hope Thursday

The 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in More...

Shooting suspect sought

The Sheriff’s Office has announced the identity of two additional suspects — Jordan Holmes and Olajawun Douglas — in connection with the June 9 shootings on North Church St.  More...

Ft. Gaines fireworks, activities

Make plans to attend “Showin’ Off at the Fort” in Historic Ft. Gaines Saturday July 7!  More...

Carol Pryor recognized for effort to provide needy transportation

Blakely native Carol Pryor was presented the Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection 2018 Service Award during the ADRC Healthy Communities Summit May 17.  The award was in recognition of her efforts and leadership in developing and expanding More...

Editorials

Too dependent on computers?

Other Voices

Editor’s Note: The following column is a reprint from the June 21, 2017, edition of the News. When I first started writing, I used a spiralbound notebook. More...

Political Cartoon

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Big dogs and the “big dog”

Mumbles

I knew I should have taken “dog whisperer” lessons a long time ago.  I know our “big dogs” — Buddy, Tessie and Grayson (95, 60 and 40 pounds) somehow put Hoot (about seven pounds) up to the beggin’ chores, esp More...

Obituaries

Frances Sheppard

Retired   Mary Frances “Fran” Sheppard, 69, of Albany, Ga., passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  More...

Jack Sutton

Retired

Jack Hilbourne Sutton, 81, of Jakin, Ga., passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.  More...

Claudine Herrin

Retired

Claudine Hayes Herrin, 82, of Phenix City, Ala., passed away June 12, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Montevallo, Ala.  Mrs. Herrin was born June 23, 1935, in Blakely, Ga., to the late John E. Hayes and Ida Mae Nolan Hayes.  More...