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Piggly Wiggly celebrating 5th anniversary

The grand opening of the Piggly Wiggly on North Main in June 2009 was a big boost for Blakely and Early County’s retail economy. More...

Lane to lead Judicial Qualifications Commission

Superior Court Judge Ronnie Joe Lane has retired to become the director of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, the state agency charged with investigating judicial misconduct.  When Judge Lane assumes his duties, the commission will More...

GA Mite Boys tournament at Sportsplex

The   Blakely-Early County Recreation Department is hosting the 2014 Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s Mite Boys live pitch class “C” state tournament for 9 and 10- year-olds this week at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. 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...

Other News

FIRE DEPT.

For the month of June, the City of Blakely Fire Department responded to three house fires, two electrical fires, one kitchen fire, four fire alarms, one vehicle fire, five grass and wood fires, five traffic accidents, three EMS assists, 23 trouble ca More...

Race honors late physician

The Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will be held in honor of the late physician who practiced medicine in Blakely for 53 years.  The race began in 1981 as the Blakely Heart Fund Run and two years later was named for Dr. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 14 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken and rice, sweet potato, broccoli, fresh fruit.  July 15 — Farmer’s Market. Lunch: Beef patty with gravy, whole kernel corn, green beans, wheat roll, yogurt.   More...

Religion

Exercise freedom with caution

1 Corinthians 8, 9  The heart of the message that we preach is that one can know salvation from the eternal consequences of personal sin.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John   Saint John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, is having their annual revival now through Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Eric Collins is the guest pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.  Union   More...

Education celebration at First UMC

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...

Sports

Blakely-Early County Recreation Department All-Stars

The 8U Baseball All-Stars are, front row, from left, Lucas Crapps, Aystn Grimes, Brandon Crozier, Brody McVey; back row, Charles Wiliams Jr., Noah Odom, Eli Enfinger, Jermiahon Holmes, Aveion Daniels More...

Campus

Georgia High School Graduation Tests offered at ECHS

The Georgia High School Graduation Tests will be administered at Early County High School the week of July 14-16, 2014.  The schedule is as follows:  • Language, Monday, July 14, 8 a.m.  • Math, Monday, July 14, 1 p.m. More...

Whitaker graduates from MCHS

Kelley Autumn Whitaker, 18, daughter of Eddie and Christy Whitaker of Colquitt, Ga., graduated from Miller County High School May 23 as part of the class of 2014.  More...

Burglary suspects caught

Authorities have made several arrests this week involving recent break-ins and burglaries.  Two teenagers, Jaquanven Sparrow and Malik Often, both 17, have been charged with two counts each of first degree burglary involving burglaries on Hilto More...

RYDC to house Aspire services

The Early County Commissioners voted at their July meeting Monday night at the County Administration building to lease the old RYDC center to the Albany Area Community Service Board Aspire program to house Early County’s mental health program.& More...

Spectacular night at the Sportsplex!

July 4th fireworks and fun!
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City to provide county commercial garbage service

At the July 1 meeting, the Blakely City Council approved assessment of a convenience fee to accounts paying by credit card for utilities or other services to the city.  The convenience fees range from $1.50 to 2.94 percent of the amount of the b 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...

Chamber drawing tomorrow!

The   Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for a Big Green Egg grill from Blakely Feed & Seed and a $150 Piggly Wiggly gift certificate. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ray Knight Sportsplex.   More...

Back-to-School Bash July 22

The   9th Annual Back to School Bash is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Watch for details!   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and County Club BIRTHDAYS: Anna Myles Mosely, Abby Brown, Aaron Smith THURSDAY, JULY 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 OES More...

Editorials

What’s this ‘futbol’ you speak of?

I make no apologies for the fact that I’ve watched almost none of the World Cup because I make no apologies for the fact that I just don’t like soccer.  I’m a proud American, and I want our sports teams to succeed at whatever i More...

Grandaddy’s barbecue...

We had pretty good barbecue over the weekend. I didn’t cook it. I can do okay, but I turn it into a bit of an ordeal. We just wanted barbecue without the drama, so we bought it.  My grandfather was a champion barbecue cook. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Roger Craft

Weaver

Roger Dale Craft, 65, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Craft was born March 9, 1949, in Blakely to the late Leroy Craft and Ruth Cox Craft. More...

Alyce Cauthen

Thelma “Alyce” Whatley Cauthen passed away June 29, 2014, in Riverside, Calif., at the age of 94 years.  Born Oct. 12, 1919, in Blakely, Ga., to the late C.M. More...

Alvina Reed

Alvina G. Reed, 79, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, June 14, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Reed was born July 4, 1934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Paul and Leona Graham. More...