December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City creates DA, discusses budget

The Blakely City Council held a called meeting followed by a public budget hearing Dec. 22 in the council chambers at City Hall. All council members and City Attorney Tommy Coleman were present.  More...

Four die in holiday wrecks

The Georgia State Patrol reported that as of 6 p.m. Monday 244 accidents had been reported resulting in 150 injuries and four fatalities. More...

Next week... Time capsules

Agroup of local students opens theirs... do you know where other time capsules are lurking with treasures from the past! Call the News at 723-4376.   More...

Other News

New State Farm office to open in Blakely

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State Farm agent Michelle Pickle is looking forward to opening her office in the city of Blakely after the retirement of agent Stanley Houston. More...

Editorials

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Fond memories

Christmas has always been about family to me. I feel sorry for folks who don’t have family to be with today, and I feel even sorrier for the people who just don’t like being with their families, even at the holidays.  More...

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Get ready for 2012

Here we are again, riding the tail end of one year into the beginning of the next. I don’t know about you, but I’m always happy to see the next roll around. It means I am still here. I like here. A lot.  More...

Agriculture

Exploring natural remedies

As prevalent as prescription medications are, all-natural remedies for common illnesses and conditions are still a viable alternative to prescription medications for many people. But are these all-natural options safe?  More...

Campus

FFA students perform well in competition

The Early County FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed 11th in the State FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event. The event was held at ABAC in Tifton, Dec. 3.  More...

BC announces fall academic honors

Bainbridge College full time students who earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the 2011 fall semester have been named to the Dean’s list. More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2011 11:47 AM

Murder suspects sought  Free Access 

The GBI is asking for help in solving the murder of Tracy Blocker who was gunned down at his home on East South Boulevard in BlakelyTuesday night.  Asking anyone with information that could help solve the case is asked to contact investigators More...

New laws take effect next week

A number of new laws take effect in Georgia next week with the arrival of the new year. More...

Justice approves new state maps

State officials learned Friday that the Department of Justice has approved new political boundaries drawn by the state legislature.  Lawmakers are required to redraw legislative and congressional maps every 10 years based on new U.S. More...

Winter energy saving ideas

With temperatures dropping, there are many easy steps you can take this winter to reduce the amount of energy you’re using and lower your utility bill.  Here are some suggestions you can do at home at absolutely no cost!  More...

Chamber banquet set for Jan. 27

So much for stuffy banquets! Make plans now to attend the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Dance Friday, Jan. 27 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28  Lions Club Meeting, noon  BIRTHDAY: Kenley Kennedy  THURSDAY, Dec. 29  Rotary Club, Noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Daniel Hardin  FRIDAY, Dec. 30   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God has a divine plan for mankind

From the human point of view, the divine plan for the ages takes many unusual twists and turns. More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love   True Love Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual Watch Night service Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Wesley Chapel   More...

Obituaries

Gloria White

Nurse

Gloria Gean White, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. White was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Blakely to the late Rufus Hamilton Brunson and Dollie Tinsley Brunson. More...

Elizabeth Williams

Secretary

Elizabeth Ann Sessions Williams, 65, of Perry, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Marshall Health Care in Perry, Fla.   Mrs. More...