January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City meeting

The swearing in of two council members was the first order of business at the Jan. 7 Blakely City Council meeting. More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of the year Jan. More...

Bob Hall sells Hall Drug Co.

The last family-owned pharmacy in Blakely changed ownership this week bringing an end to another era of the local business community.  Bob Hall handed over the keys to Hall Drug Co. Jan. More...

Benefit rodeo Saturday

The first Annual Sealie Harrell Memorial SIDS Benefit Barrel Racing and Team Roping event will be Saturday, Jan. 18 in Bluffton.  The event is in honor of Sealie Harrell, son of Trey and Alicia Harrell, who lost his life in August to SIDS.  More...

Other News

Two charged in burglaries

Hard work and cooperation between a number of Southwest Georgia and Alabama law enforcement agencies have resulted in the arrest of two Webb, Ala., suspects in connection with a rash of residential break-ins over the past three months.  More...

Ponder new mayor in D’ville

Donalsonville News publisher Dan E. Ponder Jr. was officially sworn in as Donalsonville mayor Dec. 31. Ponder received the oath of office from Judge Ronnie Joe Lane.  He succeeds retiring mayor Joe Burke. More...

Pickups and safety belts

Sergeant First Class Marc Godby, Post Commander of the Georgia State Patrol Post in Colquitt, urges everyone to stay safe and arrive alive this year when traveling on Georgia’s highways.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Avoid complacency of spirit

Luke 14:1-24  It is easy for a person to become comfortable with the familiar circumstances of daily life. This fact can lead to complacency, and a life that is closed to any variation from the normal. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Iron City  Iron City Baptist Church will have a gospel sing featuring The Chuckwagon Gang Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Call 229-220-0522 for more information. A love offering will be accepted. Everyone is invited to attend.  New St. More...

THANKS

Thank you all for the care and concern shown to our family during this time of loss. The phone calls, visits, food, cards, flowers, thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.  More...

Society

Nelson-Jerome vows exchanged

Mary Catherine Nelson and Andrew Mark Jerome were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Greenville, N.C. The most Rev. Justin Kerber officiated the doublering ceremony. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

The following area residents were among 400 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.  More...

Improve standardized test scores

Though some professional educators debate the use of standardized tests, students of all ages can expect such tests to continue to play a role in their education.  More...

‘Tis the season ...

Kendall Carpenter killed her first deer Jan. 3 at Will Foster Farms. She is a senior at Early County High School and is the daughter of David and Joy Ryan and Leon Carpenter. More...

General Assembly convenes

Some are calling the 2014 General Assembly which began Monday in Atlanta the “hurry-up-and-get-done” session.  A federal judge ordered the state to move its federal primary from July to May 20 to allow for at least 45 days of absent More...

Tragic drowning claimed SGA junior last week

Southwest Georgia Academy junior Matthew Jernigan drowned on Lake Seminole Jan. More...

Ryles Chapman missing

A prayer vigil was held last week in Dothan for Ryles Chapman, a Dothan man missing since Dec. 18.  Chapman, 25, a 2006 graduate of Northview High School, was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the entrance to Bocage subdivision on U.S. More...

MLK Day parade Saturday

From a Dream to Reality! More...

Young Farmers auction

The   Early County Young Farmers will hold an auction Tuesday, Jan. 28 to raise funds for the chapter’s activities and fund the annual Young Farmers’ scholarship.  The auction will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Kent Nobles Chandler  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Still  THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Need an app to zap the unpleasant

I firmly believe that one of the greatest technological advances of the 20th century was the invention of the remote control.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Tattoos and gravity

When I was young, I wanted a tattoo. I also wanted a boa constrictor, a motorcycle and a set of drums. Fortunately, my mama was one of those women who didn’t put up with a whole lot of foolishness. More...

Mumbles

Student gets it!

My sister, Claudette, passed along the following... Some don’t understand there is a war against Christians in our country. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Glenn

Retired

Hazel Martin Glenn, 95, of Edison, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.  More...

Matthew Jernigan

Student

James Matthew Jernigan, 17, of Donalsonville, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, as the result of a boating accident on Lake Seminole.  More...

Robert Black

Retired

Robert Black, 91, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Blakely, Ga.  More...