February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber banquet Feb. 21

Everyone is invited to the Chamber Annual Meeting and Banquet Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Town and Country Club. Tickets are $30. Call 723- 3741 or come by for your tickets.  More...

Rec ball registration deadline

Registration is now underway for youth baseball, softball and tee-ball. The deadline for registration is Feb. 7. Opening day will be March 15.  See page 8 for details  More...

Commission approves move to Board of Elections

The Early County Board of Commissioners took the first step in establishing a county board of elections at their Monday night meeting at the County Annex, voting to adopt a local legislative act that will now go to the state legislature for action.&n More...

Deep Freeze 2014

Early County and most of Southwest Georgia “dodged a bullet” last week during one of the worst winter storms to hit the Southeast in a number of years. The weather folks named the storm “Leon.” More...

Other News

Burglary suspects arrested

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two Blakely men in connection with recent burglaries on Damascus- Hilton Road.  Two of the three burglaries were reported Jan. 21. One of the same residences was burglarized again Jan. 27.  More...

Thompson featured speaker at UGA ag conference

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture presented a series of Georgia Ag Forecast seminars last month.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

James warns about showing partiality

James 2:1-13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will present their annual Black History Month program Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. More...

Agriculture

Morris elected GPC chairman

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Ga., was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in January.  This is Morris’ 13th term as chairman of the commission. More...

GPC Research Report Day set for Feb. 12

The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day Feb. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Farm Credit to hold stockholders’ meeting

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will host its annual stockholders’ meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Front Street, Albany. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Grandparents meeting

The SGA Grandparents will meet Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  More...

Habitat for Humanity 2014 home

The Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity has approved the Jonathan Hilton family to receive a new home to be built in 2014. More...

Opening Day Rec raffle

Several lucky raffle ticket holders will win Yeti coolers March 15 during Opening Day activities of the Blakely- Early Co. Recreation youth baseball and recreation season.  First prize will be a 35 qt. More...

BEWARE: New phone scam!

Don’t return a call to a number you don’t know... especially if the phone rings only once!  The Better Business Bureau is warning about a new “One-Ring” scam.  Being on the “Do Not Call” list won’t help you... More...

Offender Watch

Click on SO website to keep tabs on sex offenders

Sheriff William Price and the Early County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  THURSDAY, FEB. 6  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Kayleigh Jones, Deedie Nolen, James Phillip Wiley   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Snow kidding...

So Punxsutawney Phil, the little rodent that predicts the weather on Groundhog Day, says we’ll have six more weeks of winter, which disturbs me greatly because I’ve had about all of winter I can take.  More...

Political Cartoon

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All That’s Fit to Print

Luke is turning three

Luke will celebrate his third birthday Saturday. He is an entertaining little fellow, part toddler and part old man.  He babbles constantly and I can understand about every third word. More...

Obituaries

Eunice Harris

Homemaker

Eunice Hayes Harris, 86, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Fort Gaines Nursing Home.  Mrs. Harris was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Albany, Ga., to the late Clarence Edward Hayes and Doris Varner Fenn. More...

Marjory Kennedy

Homemaker

Marjory Lillian Bone Kennedy, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Kennedy was born in Rupert, Ga., Dec. 9, 1928, to the late William Eugene Bone and Effie Cooper Bone. More...

Felix Thompson

Retired

Felix Lynwood Thompson, 67, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Jan.31, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital.  M r . Thompson was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. More...

Society

Williams-Byrd

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin “Al” Williams of Bluffton, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Leigh Williams, to Everett Joshua Byrd of Blakely. Mr. More...

Scheduled Relay for Life Events

Raffle  New Hope Baptist Church is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Relay for Life. Items to be raffled are a Coleman cooler, a Coleman grill, a pair of Nikon binoculars and a ribeye loin. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 and 11 for $10. More...

Volunteers needed

The Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity has approved the Jonathan Hilton family to receive a new home to be built in 2014. More...