September 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

“Old Fashioned” Hymn RE-Sing Sept. 30

The Bicentennial Hymn Sing is “back by popular demand” based on requests from those who enjoyed the first hymn sing and those who missed it.  The Early County Bicentennial Committee and the First Baptist Church of Blakely will host a More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19  CHAMBER of Commerce Meeting, noon, Chamber  BIRTHDAY: Bill Mills  THURSDAY, Sept. More...

New school bus traffic laws

(For those who may have missed this a few weeks ago, here is a reprint of the new laws now effect regarding school bus traffic.) A new law that went into effect this year changes how a driver approaches stopped school buses on the roads.  More...

SGA students select 2018 Homecoming Court

The Southwest Georgia Academy student body has selected their representatives for the 2018 Homecoming Court.  More...

Religion

The family was created by God

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 2:18-24; 4:1, 2  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen Church will sponsor their Family and Friends Day Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Pastor R. Hallman will be the speaker of the day. All are invited. Arms of Faith  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Sports

SGA Warriors blast Flint River Wildcats

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors (4-1) battled the Flint River Academy Wildcats Friday, Sept. 14. The Warriors began their opening drive on their own 25 yard line. After a 12 play drive, Luke Benton capitalized with a 2 yard run. More...

Lady Warriors defeat Westwood

Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors beat Westwood 7-2 on Tuesday. The Lady Warriors got on the board in the first inning when an error scored one run for Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors.  SGA put up three runs in the second inning. More...

Down, Set, Hike! Football 2018

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Consolidation over!

Having been operated since January without an agreement, the first official step in the dissolution of the Department of Public Safety was taken Monday when the council adopted a resolution during a special meeting notifying the county and sheriff&rs More...

Just Don’t Do It!

The   Sheriff's Office reminds citizens receiving calls and mailings seeking personal or financial information — Just Don’t Do It!  More...

Blakely’s own Bluegrass icon on RFD-TV

Watch for Cliff Starr on RFD-TV Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

Most Bluegrass fans across the country recognize the names Bill Monroe, “the father of bluegrass,” Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. Another name comes to mind in Early County and Southwest Georgia... Cliff Starr. More...

Editorials

I can’t remember my password!

Other Voices

I feel like I spend half my life trying to remember passwords. It’s almost impossible to keep them all straight. More...

Political Cartoon

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It ranks right at the top!

Mumbles

Looking back, it remains one of our community’s proudest moments. And sadly, one that too few people understand how important it was to our community.  More...

Obituaries

Meda Williams

Retired

Meda Middleton Williams, 84, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday night, Sept. 16, 2018, at the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga., after a lengthy bout with Alzheimer’s.  More...

Jenny Andrews

Homemaker

Jenny Ann Henry Harrell Andrews, 61, of Arlington, Ga., passed away Sept. 12, 2018, at the Miller County Nursing Home, Colquitt, Ga.  Mrs. Andrews was born Jan. 21, 1957, in Tallahassee, Fla., to the late Dallas Watson Henry Sr. More...

THANKS

To each of you whom showed your love to us during the passing of our precious Mark, we thank you. We heard so many kind words, received warm hugs, beautiful cards, lovely flowers and plants. More...