May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FREE mental health screenings

Older Americans Mental Health Week, May 12 - 16, encourages seniors and the community to become more aware of the importance of mental health in the older population.  Approximately 19 million Americans are affected by depression. More...

Battle of Atlanta wounded came south

The Genealogical Society of Early County will learn how the carnage of the Civil War found its way to Southwest Georgia Thursday.  Karan B. Pittman and Lela B. More...

City testing fire hydrants

The   City of Blakely Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants on the north side of the city over the next few weeks. More...

Little Bobcat spaghetti fundraiser

The   Blakely-Early Co. Youth Football League is sponsoring a Little Bobcat Spaghetti Plate Fundraiser Monday, May 19. Plates can be picked up at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall between 5 p.m. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Daily Events

May 19 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at the nursing home. Lunch: Turkey with gravy, succotash, Mandarin carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit. May 20 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Crafts. More...

Early Choices’ GENRx reps attend National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

Four members of the Early Choices’ GENRx project attended the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, April 22 to April 24.  More...

Local Residents Inducted Into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:  •Elizabeth Mansfield of Blakely, initiated at Aubu More...

Religion

Christ came to fulfill God’s will

Matthew 5:17-48; 15:1- 20  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star  Bright Star Baptist Church is having a spring revival now through Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. David Johnson is the evangelist. Everyone is invited to attend.  Cedar Springs   More...

Society

Cook-Conoly exchange wedding vows

Kayla Cook, daughter of Stanley and Carol Cook of Colquitt, Ga., and Micah Conoly, son of Mike and Lisa Conoly of Donalsonville, Ga., and Ernie and Genta Grow of Blakely, were married Saturday, April 5, 2014, at a private ceremony in Donalsonville. More...

Kimbrel-Vickers wedding vows exchanged

Kraig Vickers and Brittany Kimbrel were married May 10, 2014, at a private ceremony in Port St Joe, Fla.  The bride’s daughter, Haley Farris, stood with her while the groom was attended by his stepson, Logan Farris.  Kraig is the son More...

Lewis celebrates 70th birthday

Dr. Larry “Doby” Lewis celebrated his 70th birthday Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Church Street Church of Christ.  Larry was roasted by family and friends. All who spoke remembered a few things about Larry.  More...

Lane closures on SR 62 between Blakely and Arlington

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews are in the process of widening 13.7 miles of state Route 62 between Blakely and Arlington. More...

A Call to Action!

There is something you can do to help!

A Community Call to Action on Preventing Underage Drinking: No matter who you are, there is something you can do to help. More...

More city sewer improvements

The Blakely City Council moved forward with another sewer improvement project at their May 6 meeting at City Hall, voting to accept the low bid of $391,355.18 by HTS Construction for sewer work on Lee, Jackson and Fort Gaines streets. More...

Fake gun lands student in trouble

Charges are pending against an Early County High senior following a “gun incident” last week at the school.  According to authorities, Anthony Ranson, 17, pulled what appeared to be a small handgun after bumping into another student, More...

Blue vs. Gold scrimmage

The   Bobcats will conclude spring training with a blue vs. gold scrimmage Friday, at 6 p.m. at Standifer Field. The Touchdown Club will be available to renew and add memberships.   More...

American flag disposal ceremony

Boy   Scout Troup 92 will hold a flag retirement ceremony at Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring their old or worn American flags for proper disposal.   More...

Dr. Crowdis Run July 19

The   18th edition of the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will be Saturday, July 19 at First United Methodist Church.  Runners and walkers will compete for awards and there will also be team competition. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Cindy Conner  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Time to teach a new dog a unique trick

BLAKELY – There are some disadvantages to having your puppy’s veterinarian live four hours away.  I wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. More...

Honor the graduates

With graduation coming up in the next couple weeks, I figured it would not hurt to go over this one more time. Some things bear repeating.  More...

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Obituaries

Sheila Louise Cameron

Sheila Louise Bynum Cameron died April 24, 2014, in Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace, Fla.  She was born in Blakely, Ga., to the late John Durwood and Ionie Cato Bynum.  More...

Nora Mae Reed

Homemaker

Nora Mae Reed, 75, of Arlington, Ga., died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Reed was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late Jacob and Myrtle Stapleton. More...

Bobby Davis

Educator & Coach

Bobby Harold Davis of Blakely, Early County, Georgia, joined his parents and six siblings in eternal life on May 12, 2014. He was born in Coffee County, Ala., on April 8, 1933, to the late Effie and David Davis. More...

Campus

Award recipients recognized at Bainbridge State College

Bainbridge State College recently honored 58 of its students who have shown positive work ethics, including eight students who were recognized April 17 at the Early County Campus in Blakely.  More...

SGA’s Burkett to attend Harvard Law School

Ben Burkett, a 2010 graduate of Southwest Georgia Academy, has been accepted to Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., where he will begin classes in the fall.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Wallace Community College conferred degrees and certificates May 7 during the Spring 2014 Commencement Exercises at the Dothan Civic Center.  Area students who received credentials include: Summar C. Ceasar, Emilie A. Mitchell and David A. More...