January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor-elect Howard takes oath of office

Anthony Howard was sworn in as the City of Blakely’s 50th mayor last week. His fouryear term officially began Jan. 1 and he presided over his first council meeting last night, Jan. 3, 2011, at city hall (after the News went to press). More...

Suspect arrested in shooting

2012 may have been winding down last week, but it went out with a “bang” for local law enforcement.  With Tuesday’s murder investigation still underway, authorities received a report of gunshots on Linda Drive at 7:30 a.m. More...

Other News

Color Santa entries

Jackson Green 2nd place More...

Keep stress in check

Many people know that stress can be bad for your mental health, but as it turns out, it can also be bad for your physical health. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual fellowship prayer Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Minister Barbara Davis is the preacher. Faith Deliverance More...

Depend on God for all things

The divine plan for the human race was set in motion “from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8. More...

Society

Eboni Cherise Reed

Eddie Reed and Chrishundra Sheppard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eboni Cherise Reed. She was born Dec. 16, 2011, at 10:22 p.m. in Donalsonville. Eboni weighed 7 pounds and 6.9 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Blakely Kids’ Spotlight

Anna Belle, age 6, and Beau, age 2, are the children of Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Adams. More...

102 Merry Christmases

“This has just been wonderful,” Marie Lindsey White said on Christmas Eve following a surprise party on her 102nd birthday at Early County Nursing Home.  More...

Time capsule unearthed

On Dec. 27, 2011, eight of 11 students from Cynthia Wright’s 1994 fifth-grade Probe class gathered around the flag pole in front of Early County Elementary School to open the time capsule they had buried Sept. 19, 1994. 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...

Authorities investigating South Boulevard murder

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in the investigation to solve the Dec. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Tommy Owens, Judy K. Ware, Michael Conner, Ashley Henderson THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Editorials

The big winners made the big money

It’s a tradition for political columnists to close out the year by picking their list of winners and losers for the 12-month period that just ended.  More...

Are we looking at a libertarian year ahead?

As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world?  More...

From our Files News from the past

W.W. Fleming Jr. takes over as editor

10 YEARS AGO   Dec. 26, 2001  THE board of directors voted unanimously at the December meeting of the Blakely Early County Chamber of Commerce to support LS Power in its bid to locate a power plant in Early County.  More...

Obituaries

Kate Slaton Retired

Kate Phillips Slaton, 100, of Blakely died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in New Mexico.  Mrs. Slaton was born Jan. 13, 1911, in Lee County, Ga., to Bozie and Inez Johnson Phillips. More...

Miriam Jarrett Retired

Miriam Harris Jarrett, 93, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Early memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Jarrett was born Oct. 6, 1918, to the late John Wesley Harris and Aileene Robinson Harris in Blakely, Ga. More...