August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dr. Crowdis Run Saturday

Walkers, joggers and runners will be on the streets in the western side of Blakely Saturday morning participating in the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run, a once popular event returning after an absence of 17 years.  The event is named in honor of Dr. More...

Price, House win primary runoffs

William “Fats” Price received 67.2 percent of the vote in defeating Donald Bryant in last week’s Early County Democratic Primary runoff for sheriff. More...

Other News

Davis honored by former students

Former Vocational Industrial Clubs of America students surprised Bobby Davis, Early County High School VICA Sponsor, with a reception to celebrate his devotion and dedication to his students Saturday More...

Ensure your field is legal

Dove Season opens Sept. 1

Baiting is the illegal practice of intentionally luring doves to a field by placing grain or feed. Federal and state laws prohibit hunting migratory game birds over such areas.  More...

Peanut field day Sept. 12

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Tifton.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Personal faith calls for perseverance

Hebrews 10:19-31  More...

The Gospel Truth

Make your valley count for Jesus Christ

Psalm 143:1-12. We all share experiences of depression, despair, despondency and defeat. Perhaps one of those attitudes describes you right now.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Macedonia   Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their third annual choir anniversary Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Ebenezer   More...

Society

Kimora is one

Kimora “K. Raye” Henderson turned one Saturday, July 14, 2012.  Family and friends celebrated the occasion with a Hello Kitty themed party.  Kimora is the daughter of Ray and Kimberly Henderson of Blakely.   More...

Devinonna turning one

Devinonna P. Reynolds will celebrate her first birthday Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, with family and friends.  She is the daughter of Deedra Williams and Devyn Reynolds. More...

King - Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hampton proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashton Brooke King, to Christopher Steven Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Wright of Headland, Ala.  More...

West Nile virus claims Blakely woman

The News has learned a Blakely woman, La’nez Mock who died August 18, is one of three West Nile virus fatalities being reported in the Southwest Health District.  More...

LOST

negotiations

an Aug. 31 deadline looming, officials from the City of Blakely and Board of Commissioners are still without a LOST distribution agreement. More...

First Thursday

on the Square

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is working to organize “First Thursday” events that will offer something for everyone on Court Square — including pep rallies, music by local talent and bands and a Kid’s Kor More...

Princess Macy benefit

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation, will announce its mission Sept. 11 at the Princess Macy Benefit in Blakely.  More...

Dove season opens Saturday at noon

The opening of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 1 will be the beginning of the fall hunting season.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 BIRTHDAYS: Weston King, Brenda Amerson, Tyler Hampton ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Royal THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 3 — CLOSED. Sept. 4 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Games. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed broccoli, toss salad, baked apples. Sept. 5 — 10:30-11:30 - Bingo.  More...

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Fanatic fans

I had already been counting down the days until the start of Georgia’s football season – for the uninitiated, it’s only six days away – but I knew kickoff was nearly here when I got the phone call Saturday morning.  More...

Mumbles

All while kicking Sherman

History is a little vague about how it happened. More...

Obituaries

Mary Collins Homemaker

Mary Ethel Collins, 85, of Blakely died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison.  Mrs. Collins was born in Early County March 31, 1927, to the late Willie J. Sparks and Minnie Lee Sparks. More...

Herman Gruber Teacher

Herman Gruber, 75, of Durham, N.C., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Duke Medical Center.  More...

Dorothy Collins Retired

Dorothy Louise DeMent Collins, 88, of Blakely died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Collins was born in Louisburg, N.C., Sept. 28, 1923, to the late Raymond DeMent and Nellie Radford DeMent Johnson. More...

Campus

SGA loses to Deerfield at home

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors were defeated 34-13 by the Deerfield- Windsor Knights last Friday night on their home turf.  More...