March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City mixed drink vote

Voters in the city of Blakely will have the opportunity to vote on a mixed drink referendum after the Blakely City Council voted at its March 4 meeting to place the referendum on the May 20 ballot.  More...

GP tax payment

As the largest employer and taxpayer in Early County, Cedar Springs Operations directly and indirectly creates approximately 3,270 jobs, generating more than $229 million in direct and indirect compensation.  More...

Sheriff’s Dept. fundraisers

The   Early County Sheriff’s Dept. will be on Court Square during Peanut Proud where they will hold a drawing for two prizes — a $100 gas card and a Henry lever action octagon barrel .22 cal. More...

Other News

Chambliss Honored by Georgia General Assembly

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss was recently recognized by the Georgia General Assembly with resolutions for his service to the state of Georgia and the nation.  More...

House News

“Crossover Day,” Monday, March 3 was the last chance for legislation passed by one chamber to “cross over” the other chamber. More...

Scouts help preserve park and bridge

Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, along with parents and friends, held a cleanup day at the Fannie Askew Williams Park filling 15 trash bags.  Saturday’s clean up marked the third year the Scouts have done their part to preserve the bridge More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Trust in God’s divine plan

Psalm 110; Mark 35- 37; Acts 2:22-36  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary  St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their Annual Youth Revival Wednesday, March 12 through Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Radar Fair is the pastor and Rev. Camerius Mills of Edison will be the speaker. More...

Obituaries

Mack Temples Jr.

WWII Veteran

Mack Temples Jr., 89, of Blakely, Ga., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Isaiah Miller Jr.

Retired

Isaiah “Junior” Miller Jr., 84, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Miller was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Waycross, Ga., to the late Nelson Isaiah Raymond Miller Sr. and Louella Morgan Miller. More...

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence D. Brown, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Tifton, Ga., after a brief illness with cancer.  Mr. Brown was born May 23, l934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Frances Bush Frappier of Blakely and the late L.D. Brown, Sr. of Coleman, Ga. More...

Campus

SGA fourth graders take Georgia history tour

The fourth grade class at Southwest Georgia Academy left the school Friday, Feb. 28 for a two-day trip to Atlanta as a part of their study of Georgia. More...

Students display art in Dothan museum

The Youth Art Month exhibit is now in place at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave., Dothan.  Students in grades K- 12, from all over the wiregrass, were invited to submit work for consideration in the show. More...

Students recognized at SGA’s winter sports banquet

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club hosted its annual winter sports banquet March 3 in the school cafeteria. Emcee Henrinel Middleton welcomed the guests and Headmaster Matt Dalrymple gave the invocation. More...

2014 Miss Early County Pageant

The 2014 Miss Early County Queens were crowned in the 13th annual Miss Early County Pageant, a preliminary to the National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Qualifying...

Qualifying ended Friday for Georgia’s May 20 primary. More...

County selling property

The Early County Commissioners voted at their March 3 meeting to begin the process of selling three pieces of surplus property.  The properties, all along the Chattahoochee River, include the site known as Camp Etunake which consists of 50.28 ac More...

Beware: MoneyPak SCAM

The   News was alerted this week by a local reader to a scam she was confronted with claiming her granddaughter was in trouble.  The alleged girl even got on the phone begging her to send money via a “Green Dot MoneyPak” card. 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...

Grandparents meeting

The   SGA grandparents will meet in the school cafeteria Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m. All are encouraged to attend.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Paige Harris  THURSDAY, MARCH 13  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club &n More...

Wildlife workshop to be held at Kolomoki Mounds State Park March 21

Kolomoki Mounds State Park will have a Helping Hands for Wildlife: Gopher Tortoise Workshop on Friday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   More...

Relay for Life

Spaghetti Dinner New Hope Baptist Church will have a spaghetti dinner Sunday, March 16 at noon. Plates can be ordered to go or may be eaten in the social hall. The cost is $6. Raffle More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Holding parents hostage... for being parents

I called my attorney, the Honorable Drew S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

Keeping track of time

Daylight Savings Time snuck up on me this year. I told someone it is just one more government program gone wild. More...

Society

Musgrove-Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bass of Valdosta Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Musgrove of Live Oak, Fla., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Ann, to Jeffrey Bryce Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Betty Houston to be honored

Former FHA members as well as former students of home economics under Betty Houston are invited to a reception honoring Mrs. Houston at Blakely First United Methodist Church, Sunday, March 23 from 2 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

March 17 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato sauce, herbed potatoes, squash/onions, wheat roll, fresh fruit. March 18 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical Fitness. More...