March 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

City adopts budget

The City Council adopted the city’s proposed 2019 budget at their monthly meeting at City Hall March 5. A budget hearing was held Feb. 22 at City Hall to which the public was invited to comment on the proposed budget.  More...

BOOM! warning

Arena   Training Facility located north of Blakely will be conducting military training March 11-22 that will involve several explosions each day and sometimes into the night. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 13  BIRTHDAYS: Ella Naramore, Kimber Hollimon, Caroline W. Herrington  THURSDAY, March 14  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BLAKELY #282 OES, 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Lodge, River St. More...

Meaningful bills passed during ‘Crossover Day’

House News

Last week was certainly our busiest week yet as the General Assembly reached “Crossover Day” — the last day for bills to pass out of the legislative chamber they originated.  Crossover Day is one of the longest days of the ses More...

Local STAR students, teachers honored at region level

Local STAR Students and Teachers were recently recognized at the Region 9 STAR Student and Teacher Recognition Luncheon at the Plaza Restaurant in Thomasville sponsored by Envision Credit Union.  More...

Obituaries

Sara Tedder

Retired

“Miss Sara” Williams Tedder, 90, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Lynda Howard.  “Miss Sara” was born April 8, 1928, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late Idus Monroe Williams and Clara Jane Willia More...

Melba Grimsley

Homemaker

Melba Joan Chapman “Sissy” Grimsley, 84, of Headland, Ala., passed away at her residence Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Mrs. Grimsley was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Joe Hobson Chapman and Mellie Sue Gill Chapman. More...

Gussie Daniel

Homemaker

Gussie Buie Coram Daniel, 100, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at Highlands- Cashier Hospital in Highlands, N.C.  Mrs. Daniel was born May 20, 1918, in Fayetteville, Ga., to the late Robert Buie and Carrie Graham Buie. More...

The sounds of Peanut Proud Festival

Saturday, March 23th

When the music cranks up at Peanut Proud around 12:30 p.m. More...

Zoooom... the Peanut Proud Poker Run

The Peanut Proud Poker Run kicked activities off again this year March 2 when 19 motorcycles and one car roared off for the 2019 Poker Run.  More...

Drug bust

Failure to obey a stop sign last week led to two suspects being jailed Thursday on illegal drug charges. A Blakely police officer made a traffic stop when he observed a Mercury Moutaineer fail to stop for a stop sign at MLK Jr. Blvd. and U.S. 27. More...

Jones Center Open House March 23

The   Jones Center at Ichauway is inviting everyone to an open house 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 to enjoy wagon tours, research exhibits, kids activities and more. More...

Editorials

Southerners did something right

Other Voices

Y’all aren’t going to believe what I’m writing about today. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Avoid the batting cat

All That’s Fit to Print

Through the years, I’ve known a lot of dogs, you know real dogs with four legs and four feet and an awful lot of drool and hair. I matched my vehicle interior to match mostly golden retriever hair. More...

Religion

Recognize your position as a rebel and repent

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 15   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star   Bright Star Baptist Church will host their Senior Citizens Appreciation Day Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Rev. Eddie Thomas will be the guest speaker. All are invited.  Bethel   More...