July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rooting their way in...

Feral hogs are becoming Georgia farmers’ ultimate predator. More...

Early voting

Early voting is underway for the July 22 General Primary Runoff and continues through July 18.  On the Republican ballot Jack Kingston and David Perdue are in a runoff for U.S. More...

July 8 - 12 Mite Boys state tourney in Blakely

The   Blakely-Early County Recreation Department will host the 2014 Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s Mite Boys live pitch class “C” state tournament for 9 and 10-year-olds July 8 through July 12 at the Ray Knight Sport More...

Chamber raffle

The   Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for a Big Green Egg grill and a $150 Piggly Wiggly Gift Certificate. Tickets are $10 each. Drawing will be July 10 at Ray Knight Sportsplex.   More...

Other News

New boating laws as of July 1

Wear it!  Drowning is the reported cause of death in more than threefourths of boating accident fatalities nationwide, with 88 percent of victims not wearing a life jacket. More...

Play ball!

  Alex Howell (top left), who was instrumental in the building of Blakely’s first little league baseball park — Howell Park — is pictured with some little league ball players in this photo snapped sometime in the 1950s in front More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 7 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Baked chicken, steamed zucchini, whole kernel corn, wheat roll, fruited Jell-O. July 8 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - GAMES! More...

Religion

Paul describes the divine standard for life

1 Corinthians 6:12- 7:40  More...

Education celebration at First Methodist

Blakely First United Methodist Church invites all to be a part of “The Blessings of Christian and Public Education Celebration” Sunday, July 27.  Donuts and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. with Sunday School to follow at 9:30 a.m. More...

Enfinger named pastor at Milledgeville First UMC

Rev. Malcom Glynn Enfinger Jr. was recently named the pastor at Milledgeville’s First United Methodist Church. More...

Society

No-bake desserts make the perfect end to a gathering

It is the season for entertaining, when invitations for barbecues and parties abound. Common courtesy dictates guests offer a token of appreciation to their host or hostess for the invitation to socialize. More...

How to reduce summer party waste

Backyard barbecues and pool parties are staples of summer. Such festive events with family and friends create memories that last a lifetime. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Collier of Arlington, Ga., proudly announce the birth of their son, Eli Beckwith Collier, born Feb. 5, 2014, at 8:02 a.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. More...

Garbage collection

Where will you take your garbage?

The county hopes to have the new compactor site at the transfer station on North Main Street operational by next week. More...

Caution!

Counterfeit bills circulating locally

Authorities are cautioning local businesses to carefully examine currency during cash transactions following several reports of counterfeit bills, including $100, $20, and $10 dollar bills.  In some instances, the business discovered the counter More...

Miss Georgia at home in Early County

Maggie Bridges, a 2011 graduate of Southwest Georgia Academy, was crowned Miss Georgia June 21 in the 70th annual Miss Georgia Pageant.  After spending some time with the new queen Thursday afternoon, we agree with the headline on the front page More...

Dr. Crowdis Run July 19

The   James H. Crowdis Run is only two weeks away. The 5,000 meter (3.1 miles) event is scheduled for July 19 at 8:15 a.m., starting at the Blakely First United Methodist Church. See page 2A for more information.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2  PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS, 8:45 p.m., Ray Knight Sportsplex  BIRTHDAYS: Jim Pyle, Victoria Rose Gregory  THURSDAY, JULY 3  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Martha Jenkins  FRIDA More...

Crowdis Run will be held July 19

The James H. Crowdis Run is only two weeks away. The 5,000 meter (3.1 miles) event is scheduled for July 19 at 8:15 a.m., starting at the Blakely First United Methodist Church.  More...

Editorials

Flood of memories return on anniversary

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years. I was working at the Macon newspaper, and the editors needed a reporter to work the Fourth of July holiday. I drew the short straw.  More...

Childhood memories...

When I was growing up, we always took our vacation the week following the fourth of July. We usually went to the same place — Panama City — and the circumstances were identical. Every year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Grace Jones

Business Owner

Grace Weaver Jones, 91, of Albany, Ga., died Monday, June 30, 2014, in St. Marys, Ga.  Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Blakely, Ga., to the late John Council Weaver and Mary Alice Sessions Weaver. More...

Ray Moore

Retired

Arthur Ray Moore,79, of Marianna, Fla., died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Chipola Health and Rehab Nursing Pavilion.  Mr. Moore was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late George Washington Moore and Ida Belle McNair Moore. More...

Bobby Burnette

Retired

Mr. Robert H. More...

Sports

BECRD All-Stars will host state tournament

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department All-Stars are representing the area well this summer in baseball and softball. More...