February 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Unsung Heroes Banquet

Saturday at Blakely Civic Center

The Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia will honor DeWana Fields and Kimmie Graham at Saturday’s 15th annual Unsung Hero Banquet at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Community Choir open to all youth

Early   County’s Community Choir is open to ALL of our community’s youth. The choir promotes unity, fellowship, praise, and an understanding of love for Christ.  The choir will practice Monday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20  CHAMBER of Commerce meeting, noon, Chamber  THURSDAY, Feb. 21  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BLAKELY Shrine Club, 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Lodge #86, River St.   More...

Affordable health screenings coming to Blakely

Residents living in and around Blakely can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. More...

Tri-County hog show held in Blakely

The Early County Ag Center in Blakely was the site for the 2019 Tri-County 4-H/FFA Market Hog Show. Twenty-five 4-H’ers and FFA members from Early, Lee and Randolph counties competed in Showmanship and for Grand and Reserve Champion honors. More...

Religion

God is our rescue and our refuge

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 91 To say that “Life comes with many problems” is not some kind of great revelation. Yet, all of life is not plaqued with difficulties. More...

Society

Adams-Buckhalter to wed

Mike and Lisa Adams of Jakin, Ga., are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Olivia Suzanne Adams, to Cody Walton Buckhalter, son of Phil and Susan Buckhalter of Jakin.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Mos More...

Sports

Brad’s ECHS Baseball Report

— Scores — Bobcats 13, Miller 1 Bainbridge 5, Bobcats 1 Worth 10, Bobcats 3   More...

City budget hearing Friday

The City of Blakely is inviting the public to a public meeting at City Hall Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. where the City Council will hear from the public on the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. More...

Kolomoki stargazing

Astronomy buffs and everyone who enjoys looking up at the stars are invited to a FREE special astronomy program Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

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Gwen Houston takes reins at chamber

69th annual Chamber Banquet

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce held the 69th annual meeting Tuesday at First United Methodist Church Social Hall launching the chamber’s new year.  2018 Chamber Chairman Bronwyn Ragan-Martin passed the gavel to incoming chair More...

Police Report

The City of Blakely Police activity report for the week of Feb. 11 - Feb. More...

Editorials

Celebrating presidents

Other Voices

A few days ago, we celebrated President’s Day, which used to be called George Washington’s Birthday, wherein we celebrated the father of our country, the man who didn’t lie about cutting down a cherry tree, making him the first and More...

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Simple is as simple does

All That’s Fit to Print

Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. That sentiment is attributed to Albert Einstein, but there are critics who doubt Einstein wrote or spoke it. More...

Obituaries

Billy Lewis

Retired

Billy Lewis, 90, of Damascus, Ga., passed away late Sunday night, Feb. 17, 2019, at Southeast Health in Dothan, Ala. A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Crossroads Cemetery with the Rev. More...

William Killebrew

Retired

William “Billy” Marshall Killebrew, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at his residence in Baker County, Ga.  A memorial service will be held Feb. 23, 2019, at Milford Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. with Mr. More...

Wayne Jones

Retired

Shelby LaWayne “Wayne” Jones, 75, of 130 Jones Fork Lane, Blakely, Ga., 39823, passed away early Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2019, at Life Brite Community Hospital in Blakely.  More...