January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA Spelling Bee winners

Southwest Georgia Academy’s Merry Mac Cooper and Abby Chapman recently took top honors in the annual Scripps National Middle School Spelling Bee competition.  First place winner Merry Mac, a fifth grader, is the daughter of Leigh and Stacy More...

Registration DEADLINE Saturday

Registration is now underway for youth baseball, softball and tee-ball. The deadline for registration is Jan. 31. Opening day will be March 21. See page 7 for details. Registration fee for all leagues is $35.00. More...

Father- Daughter Dance

The Early County Museum’s 6th annual Father-Daughter Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 7. Please call 724-7222 for additional information. More...

Other News

PCHE recognized for quality care

PCHE was recognized by the Georgia Hospital Engagement network for “Continuing Excellence and Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety.”  More...

Henry named to State Board of Education

Southwest Georgia Academy chose W.T. Henry as its founding headmaster in 1970. Earlier this month Henry was chosen by Gov. Nathan Deal to fill the State Board of Education’s District 2 seat.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Religion

Bloom where God plants you

Daniel 1:1-17; Matthew 6:16-18  More...

THANKS

The family of Mary Garrett Cleveland would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the acts of kindness during the loss of our mother. We thank all the “angels” that visited, called, donated, brought food and offered prayers. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Area Ministers   More...

Society

Heath-Cox vows exchanged

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Heath of Blakely, Ga., and Carol Jones of Dothan, Ala., announce the marriage of their daughter, Dr. Cara Hope Heath, to Dr. Artemus Jennings Cox III, son of A. Jennings Cox, Jr. More...

DAR members attend luncheon

Four members of the Peter Early Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution attended a luncheon in Bainbridge Dec. 5. More...

Brooks, Allen retire after 60 years of service

Bobby J. Brooks, who has served Southwest Georgia Farm Credit as a member of its board of directors since 1981, and T.E. More...

We know it’s on the way!

7th Annual Peanut Proud

During the silent movie era we could’ve put our ears to the ground and heard it coming. More...

Dean St. incident witnesses sought

Authorities are asking anyone with information which may be relevant to the Jan. More...

Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary District 6900 Governor Alicia Michaels of Carrollton made a special visit to the Blakely Rotary Club last week to recognize ten new Paul Harris Fellows.  The Paul Harris Fellow, established in 1957, was created in memory of Paul Harris, t More...

Chamber banquet Friday

Today, Jan. 28, is the deadline to reserve your tickets for Friday night’s 65th annual Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting and Dinner. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

Relay for Life

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17.  Everyone interested in forming a team or needing more information should contact event chair Mischa Smith at 308-0759 or ACS staff partner, E More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Winona Love, Fletcher Thompson, Wendon Warr  THURSDAY, JAN. 29  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Editorials

Enter your password... if you can remember it

Nowadays, you and I can’t do anything online without using a password.  Check your bank balance? Enter your password.  Shop on amazon.com? Enter your password.  Pay your cell phone bill? Enter your password.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

You can hear it coming!

Here’s one you can tell at the dinner table...  Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground.  “Look,” one says to the other cowboy, “he’s listening to the ground. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Tennille

Retired

Dennis Franklin Tennille, 64, of Patmos, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Born Nov. 11, 1950, in Early County Ga., he was the son of the late Lasselo Tennille and Lucille Wade Tennille. Mr. More...

Jimmy Dykes

Retired

James Ellis “Jimmy” Dykes, 74, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Melvin Chandler Jr.

Retired

Melvin Chandler Jr., 63, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Hospice of the Comforter in Orlando.  Mr. Chandler was born Dec. More...

Campus

ECHS FFA to have first annual alumni dinner

Early County FFA will have their first annual FFA Alumni Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

GSW State   Mason Seth Taylor of Blakely, Ga., was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia Southwestern State University. More...

SGA Beta Clubs induct new members

The Southwest Georgia Academy Junior and Senior Beta Clubs held their induction ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium.  More...