November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving and Prayer

Some may not know how Thanksgiving Day became our first national holiday, nor its importance as a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer.”  More...

Shrine Club raffling Henry rifle

The   Blakely Shrine Club is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 cal. magnum rifle. The drawing will be Dec. 1. Tickets are $5 each. Call Wayne Parker at 359-0598, Olin Thompson at 723-3731 or John Allen at 724-8246.   More...

Camerata Concert Dec. 1

The   Camerata Chorus will present a “Night of Joy” Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.  The Christmas concert has been a tradition since 1971. More...

NOTICE!

Mayor Anthony Howard has contacted the News to emphasize the city was NOT endorsing or promoting the company HomeServe.  More...

Other News

Turkey shoot to benefit volunteer fire department

The Fort Gaines Lions Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot and “Day of Fun and Food” Saturday, Nov. More...

Make Black Friday a safe one

Stampeding masses of eager shoppers has been all too common on Black Friday through the years. Coupled with anticipation of impending sales and the sheer volume of shoppers waiting outside of stores, mob mentality often prevails.  More...

Chamber welcomes new director

Mike Newberry, left, chairman of Advancing Early Initiative 2012, and Richard Ward, chairman of the Early County Board of Commissioners, are pictured with chamber director of services Marshall Hooks More...

Religion

Paul evangelizes in Rome

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 28:11-31  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star  Bright Star Baptist Church will host a dedication service Nov. 24 at noon. Rev. Gary Sanders is the speaker.  They will also host their Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Ross is the guest speaker. More...

THANKS

I just want to thank everybody for the love and care you have shown to me. I am grateful and humbled by the number of people who are praying for my healing and for the words of encouragement. More...

Society

Class of ‘56 holds reunion

The Blakely Union High School class of 1956 gathered at Magnolias on Main Nov. 9 for a wonderful evening of reminiscing and catching up on what’s been happening in each other’s lives this past year.  More...

Wideners celebrate anniversary in Europe

Tom and Carolyn Widener celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this spring with their children on their annual European vacation.  They left early this year to spend two weeks in London with a side trip thru the Chunnel from London to Paris w More...

Swords slays 10-pointer

Brock Swords, son of Steven and Lacy Swords, of Midland, Ga killed his first 10 pointer. He and his Dad were hunting on their farm in Talbot County when he bagged the 192-pound buck. More...

Breaking News - 11/26/2012 6:18 PM

Arlington bank robbed  Free Access 

Area authorities are searching for three masked suspects who robbed the Bank of Early in Arlington at gunpoint Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported. See this week's News for complete story. More...

Judge to decide LOST

With no LOST distribution agreement in hand, city and county officials are now faced with handing the matter over to Superior Court for “baseball arbitration.”  The Oct. More...

‘Get in the Spirit’

It’s time to “Get in the Spirit” at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual holiday open house. Drop by the library Thursday, Nov. 29 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

10-10-10 raffle

The   Blakely Town & Country Club is holding a 10-10-10 Raffle featuring 10 great prizes ranging in value from $200 to $1,300  The drawing will be Dec. 14 at the club featuring a spaghetti dinner. More...

40 years of Rock-n-Roll

The   Early Co. High Choral Department will present a musical featuring 40 years of Rock-n- Roll Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium.   More...

City plans more sewer renovations

The Blakely City Council took another step towards completing city sewer renovation by passing a resolution to apply for a 2013 Community Development Block Grant and a resolution approving matching funds for the grant.  The resolutions are the f More...

Meet Mike...

The News welcomes Mike Lester whose cartoons you will begin seeing on our editorial pages.  Mike Lester, “Call me Mike,” is a conservative cartoonist with the Rome News-Tribune in Rome, Ga., where he lives.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall BIRTHDAYS: Shanna Warr Lee, Colby Still, Mike Pullen ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Al Warrick, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Hutchins, Mr. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Take mine too!

Other Voices

Friday is “Black Friday,” allegedly the busiest shopping day of the year and the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season.  Of course, there are two problems with this. More...

Thanksgiving wandering

All That’s Fit to Print

I should be thinking about Thursday. It is Thanksgiving and I do have cooking to do. What happens when I have a lot on my plate, or in this case, a lot to get ready to put on a plate, is this. I start wandering.  More...

Obituaries

Harry Henderson

Harry “Buddy” Henderson, 77, of Blakely died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Henderson was born in Blakely Dec. 24, 1934, to the late Ivory Henderson Sr. More...

Agriculture

Protect with just the right amount of mulch

Mulch is great in the right quantity, but can be a handicap to plant growth if applied incorrectly.  More...

FSA accepting SURE applications

The Farm Service Agency will continue to accept SURE applications for 2011 crop losses through June 7, 2013. More...

Selling land

If you plan on selling farmland, you should be aware of several consequences associated with FSA programs. More...

Sports

Bobcats win first round

The Early County Bobcats defeated the Bleckley County Royals 40-20 in the first round of the GHSA playoffs last Friday night in Cochran. The Bobcats are now 8-3 on the season. Bleckley ends the year at 8-3.  More...

Twirlers complete 14th year at SGA

The SGA Twirlers recently completed their 14th year of halftime performances. This group consists of girls from K4-12th grade.  They represent five counties in the area and are led by Cindy Bowen of Donalsonville. More...

SGA students celebrate Thanksgiving

K-5 students at Southwest Georgia Academy presented a special program about Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 16.  Students were in costume as pilgrims, Indians and turkeys, as they emphasized the meaning of this special holiday and how it originated. More...