January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Challenging our community

Early Choices, a campaign primarily targeting young people, encouraging them to choose an alcohol-free lifestyle was launched in November 2012 by Family Connection FACES. More...

Former trooper indicted for stealing marijuana

The GBI has reported the arrest of former Georgia State Patrol trooper Jaa Tucker of Blakely in connection with theft of marijuana.  Tucker, 32, was reportedly fired by the GSP last year. He was indicted by the Early County grand jury Jan. 16. More...

It’s all about music and family

People from a 100-mile radius have been gathering at the Morris Building on Court Square the third Friday night each month to enjoy country, gospel and bluegrass music.  The “3rd Friday Night Jam” entered its fifth year of family-ori More...

Other News

Early County qualifies for SBA drought disaster loans

The U.S. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Jan. 28 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Spaghetti and meat sauce, peas and carrots, toss salad, yogurt and fruit. Jan. 29 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA blood pressures. More...

Bainbridge College to host GED graduation

Bainbridge College Adult Education GED graduation ceremonies will take place Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Kirbo Center at 7. More...

Religion

Persevere in your walk with Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 3:12-4:1  More...

THANKS

The Middleton family feels so blessed to have many wonderful friends and relatives in Blakely, that shared our grief.  Thank you for many acts of kindness and love shown over a period of several weeks and these past few days.  Martha Gene&n More...

CHURCH NEWS

Restored House  The Restored House will host a prophetic summit Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Blakely Civic Center. Contact Prophet Jonathan Goyco for more information at 229-309-2402. Everyone is invited to attend. St. More...

Society

Anderson - Collier

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Anderson of Blakely and Dawn Anderson-Allen of Stafford, Texas, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Claire, to Neil Christopher Collier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Collier of Blakely.  More...

Tedder takes down first deer

Baylen Tedder, eightyear old son of Jason and Jessica Tedder of Blakely, shot his first deer on the last day of the 2012-2013 season while hunting with his dad on Mr. and Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2013 5:43 PM

EARLY VOTING CORRECTION!

Early voting for the Feb. 5 Senate District 11 special election begins Monday, Jan. 28 NOT Friday as stated on this week's front page!!! More...

Peanut Proud 2013

Peanut Proud is not a festival. It’s a year-long community effort. And, while those efforts never have enough volunteers, Peanut Proud is well underway! The News recently featured the 2013 Peanut Proud marquee entertainment, Diamond Rio. More...

Willowood, Calhoun Nursing Home sold

The Hospital Authority of Calhoun County announced this week the authority has sold Willowood, its assisted living facility, and is in final negotiations to sell the 60 bed Calhoun Nursing Home. Both facilities are in Edison.  More...

What holds 2013 for Early County?

Too often too many thing go unnoticed that make our community what it is and impacts our quality of life and that of our children. The News is working to pull together a look at those things we can expect to see in 2013.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAY: Dusty Hudson ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Braswell THURSDAY, JAN. 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Heads high

Other Voices

It hasn’t always been easy being an Atlanta Falcons fan.  Sure, with a victory today, the Falcons will go to the Super Bowl for only the second time in team history.  But it surely wasn’t always this way. More...

Showing my age

All That’s Fit to Print

I am in the middle of my annual re-read. You’ll know of what when you read this column. Since it ran, I’ve read the biography mentioned. It was a good one.  I just read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the umpteenth time. More...

Obituaries

Annie R. Wimberly

Annie R. Wimberly, 69, of Blakely died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.  Mrs. Wimberly was born in Clay County Nov. 28, 1943, to Annie Laura Irving and the late Buck Irving. She was a member of St. More...

Bessie Lisenby Retired

Bessie Cannon Lisenby, 79, of Blakely died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Lisenby was born in Blakely Aug. 29, 1933, to the late Stephen Cannon and Merle Mock Cannon. More...

William Phillips Retired

William Henry Phillips, 75, of Blakely died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his residence.  Mr. Phillips was born in Marietta, Ga., May 29, 1937, to the late Gordon Cleveland Phillips and Claire Mae Brand Phillips. More...

Campus

Spelling bee winners at ECMS

The annual spelling bee was held at the Early County Middle School Tuesday, Jan. 15. More...

Students receive dictionaries

The Early County Literacy Task Force and the Blakely Rotary Club collaborated last week in the annual Dictionary Project to give dictionaries to all third graders at Early County Elementary and Southwest Georgia Academy .  More...

Grimsley named DAR Good Citizen

Anna Grimsley, daughter of Melissa and Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt, has been chosen as the DAR Good Citizen at Southwest Georgia Academy. More...