June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA grad wins 2014 Miss Georgia pageant

Maggie Bridges, a 2011 graduate of Southwest Georgia Academy and Miss Capitol City, was crowned Miss Georgia Saturday night in Columbus.  Bridges is the daughter of John and Cathy Bridges of Brinson in Decatur County. More...

Judge Lane retirement celebration

An invitation is being extended to everyone to take part in a ceremony celebrating the retirement of Pataula Circuit Superior Court Judge Ronnie Joe Lane.  The reception will be held 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. More...

Fireworks July 2

Everyone is encouraged to make plans to enjoy the patriotic fireworks display Wednesday, July 2 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex behind the Early Elementary School. More...

Other News

Chamber raffle

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is raffling off a Big Green Egg Grill from Blakely Feed & Seed and a $150 Piggly Wiggly gift certificate. Tickets are $10 each available from chamber members and at the chamber. More...

Fort Gaines 200 to host 4th at the Fort

Fort Gaines 200 will host a celebration on the fourth of July with a festival at Frontier Village. More...

Sen. Burke to chair Senate Medicaid study committee

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has selected Sen. More...

Religion

Pursue unity in Christ Jesus

1 Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:1-17  More...

CHURCH NEWS

All Ministers   All area ministers are invited to a time of fellowship and prayer at Westview Methodist Church today, Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Call Rev. Jay Reppert at 229-272- 2106 for directions or questions.  True Love   More...

THANKS

It is with humble hearts that we thank you, our friends, for your loving acts of kindness and the gracious spirit and compassion in which they were given. Great friends are difficult to find and impossible to forget. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Mercer   Tenica Williams of Blakely, earned a bachelor of arts from Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts during the university’s spring commencement.  More...

ECES second graders earn rewards from 4-H

Early County Elementary second graders earned an afternoon of playground fun and snacks for being the winners of the 4-H Community Food Drive. More...

Chamber celebrating 100 years

The Blakely-Early Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Centennial Celebration Thursday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bynum Conference Center. More...

Where will you take your garbage?

As reported in the June 11 News, garbage disposal and collection for Early County residents will take on a new look beginning in July.  The county does plan to have compactors operational early next month and “roll off” containers at More...

Chester passes Rotary gavel to Richard Ward

Outgoing Rotary president Robert Chester passes the gavel to Richard Ward who will lead the Blakey Rotary Club during it’s 88th year old service to the community and Rotary International’ More...

Targeting drunk drivers!

Law enforcement across the state is already out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger by being impaired behind the wheel.  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s Operation Zero Tolerance was launched More...

‘4th at the Fort’

This year’s “4th at the Fort” will be another funfilled holiday in Fort Gaines! Activities begin at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Village. More...

WW today: ‘Organic Produce’

Pioneer’s   Wellness Wednesday today will feature White Oak Pastures’ organic produce CSA program. The program will be at the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce at 12 noon. A spaghetti bake lunch will be provided.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Leon Carpenter, Steve Jackson  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Let’s all hang up and start driving

I used to be opposed to laws banning people from talking on their cell phones while they are driving. My thinking was a person can have a conversation with a person sitting in the passenger seat without any problems. More...

Lost opportunities

My generation, the Boomers, is considered the first television generation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Delores McDowell

Teacher

Delores Ann McDowell, 70, of Damascus, Ga., died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  More...

Sam Owen Jr.

Medical Sales

Sam Cobb Owen Jr., 73, of Dunwoody, Ga., died Monday, June 16, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Owen was born Aug. 17, 1940, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Sam Owen and Mary Ellen Owen. More...

Hubert Naramore

Sales and Parts Manager

Hubert Lee Naramore, 91, passed away at his home in Cartersville, Ga., on Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 a.m. Visitation for family and friends was held on Monday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, Ga. More...