February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

First Thursdays!

Whether you want to buy, sell, play, shop or dine — you want to do it right here in downtown Blakely on First Thursdays beginning next week on March 1! Circle these dates for additional First Thursdays: April 5, May 3 and June 7.   More...

Lady Cats advance

The Bobcats were defeated 60-49 by Vidalia Friday in Whitehurst Gym in the first round of the GHSA AA State Basketball Tournament. Vidalia will meet Washington County in the second round of the playoffs this weekend.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Russ Still, Jody Glass, Sara Brackin, George Gregory, Judson Herrington, Danielle Hamilton  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

Many city projects underway

The City of Blakely has a number of ongoing projects underway. Mayor Anthony Howard has shared the following project updates.  More...

Legislative pace quickens at Capitol

House News

On Monday, Feb. 12 my House colleagues and I reconvened at the Georgia State Capitol for week six of the 2018 legislative session. More...

Religion

The good fight of faith

Sunday School Lesson

1 Timothy 6:11-21  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Paul  Saint Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 339 North Ave., Blakely will have their annual revival Monday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Jerome Milton will be the speaker for the week. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Sports

Bobcats named to All-Region teams

The All-Region basketball teams were announced for Region 1-AA last week. Thirteen Bobcats were named to the teams. Those named to first team All Region girls included Makayla Timpson, Janya Williams, Jada George and Ta’Ziaya Jones. More...

ECHS celebrates CTAE Month

Students and faculty at Early County High School joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate accomplishments in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education. More...

Unsung Heroes to be honored Saturday

The   Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia will honor Pastor Eddie Stapleton and Freddie Summerset as this year’s Unsung Heroes at the 14th annual Unsung Hero Banquet Saturday Feb. 24 at the Blakely Civic Center at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Opioid litigation?

Legal firm to brief commissioners

An Athens, Ga., law firm has stated that several recent lawsuits are just the opening salvo in Georgia’s opioid litigation.  Early County may be among a number of additional counties joining Georgia’s opioid litigation.  More...

SGA Spelling Bee winners

The winner of the Southwest Georgia Academy annual Scripps National Middle School Spelling Bee competition was sixth-grader Bonnie Jean Houston, daughter of Steve and Ramona Houston.  Second place winner was eighth grader Ethan Ragan, son of Ran More...

Community Focus Groups March 1

If you are 25 or older and want to help improve our community, please join us at the Early County Family Connection office on Thursday, Mar. 1 to take part in a Focus Group.  We will have two sessions: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. More...

Editorials

Crazy sports!

Other Voices

The breaking news from the Winter Olympics — that a Russian curling athlete had been doping — truly stunned me. Who cheats at curling?  Curling, as best as I can figure, is a hybrid of bowling and shuffleboard. On ice. With brooms. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stories of home

All That’s Fit to Print

A repeat and a reminder. Sometimes we need history to repeat itself...  Sometimes, we lose sight of the importance of history. Sometimes we even forget our history, the lessons we’ve learned along the way. More...

Obituaries

Cooper Galloway

Cooper Sam Galloway passed away from this life in Atlanta, Ga., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.  Cooper lived for 10 minutes… “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. More...

Natalie Lord

Natalie Lee Lord, 31, of Ochlocknee, Ga., passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga.  Mrs. Lord was born March 21, 1986, to Jack Lord of Jakin, Ga., and the late Esther Evans Lord.  More...

Society

Essay winners honored by DAR

The Peter Early Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in Blakely Thursday, Feb. More...

Beverly George recognized as Support Employee of the Year by New Horizons

Beverly George of Youngstown, Fla., formerly of Arlington, Ga., was recently honored and nominated by the staff of New Horizons Learning Center as their selection for 2018 Support Employee of the Year.  The ceremony was held at the Florida State More...

Brain-healthy habits to embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.  More...