March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Raffle

Blakely Rotary Club is raffling off two $500 gift certificates to raise funds for the Pataula Children’s Center. The winners will be drawn at Peanut Proud March 28. More...

Crozier new Economic Development Director

Blakely native James R. “Jamey” Crozier has been named to the position of Economic Development Director with the Early County Development authority. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet photo

UNSUNG HERO BANQUET: Pictured with Unsung Hero George M. More...

Other News

Thornton arrested for burglary, again

He’s back! A burglary suspect released last week on bond in connec- tion with a Feb. More...

Saturday’s Poker Run

The weather was a little chilly for the start of Saturday’s Peanut Proud Poker Run, but warmed up during the day.  “We had a great day with 35 motorcycles and one motor vehicle participating. More...

Proposed bill on legal ads squelches government transparency

Local governments have long been required to post legal notices in a place they can be easily and widely seen by the general public — the local newspaper.  The beauty of the decades-old law is that all notices get advertised — includ More...

Religion

God’s promise has not changed

Sunday School Lesson

John 16:1-15  More...

Appreciation celebration at Westview UMC

Westview United Methodist Church hosted the Family Unification Network Incorporated’s 14th Appreciation Celebration Feb. 21. FUN is a non-profit ministry for men and women incarcerated in Georgia prisons.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star   Bright Star Baptist Church will have Senior Citizens Recognition Day Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Wesley Chapel   More...

Obituaries

Tex Worsham

Retired

Tex Eugene Worsham, 75, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Pinewood Nursing Center in Whigham, Ga. More...

Bill English

Retired

William Thomas “Bill” English, 71, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his residence after a long illness. More...

Ruth White

Retired

Ruth Lee Bowman White, 86, of Arlington, Ga., died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga. More...

Music soothes the soul

What is a festival without music? We wouldn’t know, great music has been a crucial part of activities the past six years, and it will be center stage again this year during the 7th Annual Peanut Proud Festival.  More...

Additional off street parking

Additional offstreet parking for Court Square will soon be available! Blakely attorney Bill Stone recently donated the property just off Court Square on North Main St. to the city. More...

Pokey’s license suspended

The City Council’s decision to suspend the business license of “Pokey’s Event Center” last week has drawn comments from family members that the city and Sheriff’s office are discriminating against owner Jerome Johnson.&n More...

Public’s help sought in deaths

The Early County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in ongoing investigations into two unresolved deaths of local residents, both discovered with fatal injuries on streets in Blakely.  On the morning of Jan. More...

‘PB&J’ Day

March is National Peanut Month and Georgia, the United States’ number one peanut producing state, launched the celebration with PB&J day March 3 at the capitol in Atlanta.  Participating in the event from Early County were Peanut Proud More...

Community Calendar

Here and There This Week

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country BIRTHDAYS: Drew Usry, Stanley Houston THURSDAY, MARCH 12 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #28 More...

Kick Butts Day March 18

Every day more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 become new, regular daily smokers, says Southwest Georgia Health District Epidemiologist and Health Promotions Manager Jacqueline Jenkins.  More...

Relay for Life Events

• New Hope Baptist Relay for Life team Raffle - Tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $5 for a chance to win an Amazon Fire HD7 with case and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Contact Angie Wilson for tickets at 229-359-0725.  More...

Editorials

Losing hour of sleep makes us grumpy The price of change

I think I’m one of the rare people left in the world anymore who actually likes daylight saving time.  And by the way, if you didn’t realize that daylight saving time started on Sunday, you’d better go change your clocks. More...

Dead don’t shoot

Just about the time I begin feeling better about the direction our country is heading (NOT), I see this headline... More...

No message better than wrong message

For every language on earth, there is a human translator or language instruction program that will have you speaking like a native in nothing flat.  With a little work, you can learn how to say “Whadda ya have?” in Mandarin, Mongolia More...

Society

Unsung Hero banquet a success

The 11th annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. More...

Make morning workouts work for you

Many men and women struggle to find time to exercise. More...

Early County FFAers celebrate National FFA Week

National FFA week was celebrated the week of Feb. 23 through Feb. 27 this year. Early County FFA decided to celebrate a little differently this year. More...