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Manhunt for suspect has deadly ending

The manhunt for the double-murder suspect from Cottondale, Fla., came to an end Wednesday morning.  Wade Andrew Williams was killed Feb. More...

Peanut Proud ‘peanut people’ coming

Just prior to “Peanut Proud” 2010, wooden peanuts dressed up as characters began to pop up all around Blakely. The project, sponsored by Blakely Hometown, was a big hit with the merchants and the community. More...

Hit-a-Thon, Old Timers game Feb. 12

Everyone is encouraged to come out to the Ray Knight Sports Complex Saturday, Feb. More...

Other News

Heating assistance available

Beginning Monday, Feb. 7 Enrichment Program Services in Clay County continued the annual heating assistance program.  Applications are being accepted until all funds have been exhausted. More...

Editorials

House News

Bills debated, budget adjustments discussed

The Legislature moved slowly this past week as bills were debated in committees to make sure that they were carefully crafted. More...

Other Voices

I’ll take marching bands

Sunday was Super Bowl Sunday, and you know what that meant.  A bloated, multihour pre-game show packed with mindless analysis and an interview with President Obama by Bill O’Reilly, a starstudded halftime show that features some of the hot More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Clarence Elwood Martin Jr.

Retired

Elwood Martin Jr., 79, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Alan Dunwood Jr.

Alan Bernard Dunwood Jr. of Dothan died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Medical Center.  Mr. Dunwood was born Sept. 14, 1974, in Blakely, to the late Alan Dunwood Sr. and Carrie Ford. More...

Thomas Whatley

Businessman

Thomas F. Whatley Jr., 77, of Bainbridge died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Memorial Hospital.  More...

Campus

Flowers signs with Wofford

Camery Flowers has signed as a running back with Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford is an FCS school and is defending Southern Conference champion. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton  Kellie Buckhalter of Donalsonville graduated from Darton College in fall 2010 with an associate of science in occupational therapy.  Jessica Brooke Smith of Donalsonville graduated from Darton College with an associate degree in nur More...

4-H hog show

The 2011 market hog show will be Monday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Early County Ag Center with 21 youths participating. More...

City council...

No power, no checks

A policy adopted by the Blakely city council at their Feb. More...

Father-Daughter night to dance

Fathers and daughters enjoyed a night on the town together at the Early County Museum’s 2nd annual Father- Daughter Dance Feb. 5 at Blakely First United Methodist Church Social Hall. More...

PEANUT PROUD RAFFLE!

Peanut   Proud is raffling off a Big Green Egg smoker and grill complete with a cypress table and a bag of charcoal — a  $1,330 value.  The drawing will be held March 26 during the Peanut Proud activities. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9  Lions Club Meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Hannah Palmer  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Feb. 14 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Smothered meatballs, brown rice, broccoli, wheat roll, fruit crisp. Feb. 15 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wellness and weight management. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be confident of God’s love

One of the major questions in scientific research is, “Can the given results be repeated?” Is what has been demonstrated a onetime occurrence, or even some kind of “fluke?” The idea of repeated verification adds confidence to More...

The Gospel Truth

Never underestimate God’s grace

The difference between those who are in the kingdom of God and those on the outside can be summed up in one word: grace. Why did God call Abraham and not some other middle eastern pagan? More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect, Oak Grove and Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal will have their ninth appreciation banquet honoring Rev. Gloria Faye Wynds Saturday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. The speaker is Rev. More...

Society

Pare down your wedding guest list

Couples are faced with many decisions when planning a wedding. One often overlooked decision concerns the guest list. Ideally, couples would love to invite all their friends and family to share in their special day. More...

Rice - Holt

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rice of Blakely and Mr. and Mrs. Neal Taylor of Pelham are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Jordan Rice of Blakely, to Hayden Rock Holt of Colquitt. He is the son of Mr. More...