April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Search continues for driver who fled scene

Authorities are still searching for the driver who fled the scene of the April 19 fatal accident on the Highway 62 bypass which left another driver dead.  More...

Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium

The Early County Board of Education voted unanimously at the April 14 meeting to name the new Early County High gym, the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium.  Tommy Whitehurst came to Early County his second year as an educator in 1966 to coach basketbal More...

Other News

Arlington May Day Festival Saturday

Arlington will be bustin’ with activities Saturday during the 84th May Day Festival — the longest running active festival in Georgia! More...

Student artwork display

Artwork by Early County High and Elementary students is on exhibit at Lucy Maddox Memorial Library through April 30. Some art is for sale and purchase can be arranged with the librarian. Money goes straight to the artist. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29  BIRTHDAYS: Kim Hall, Ronnie Ashley, Veronica McGowan, Gina Phillips, Jay Barrows  THURSDAY, APRIL 30  BIRTHDAY: Stephen Jackson  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, MAY 1  BIR More...

Religion

Work together for the truth

Sunday School Lesson

3 John  More...

THANKS

Thank you for each act of kindness shown to me during my recent surgery and since I’ve returned home.  I am so blessed to live in such a loving and caring community. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Mary   More...

Society

ECHS girls track team wins region 1-AA crown

10 YEARS AGO  April 27, 2005   More...

Queen chosen for May Day festival

The 2015 May Day Queen for the state’s oldest running festival was chosen March 27 at the Arlington Community Center.  The girls were interviewed and judged on appearance, sincerity, knowledge of the city, their plans after graduation and More...

Free event planned at Baptist Branch May 3

“Success Sunday Launch Campaign” will be held at Baptist Branch Event Center, 411 Damascus Rd. in Blakely, Sunday, May 3 beginning at 3 p.m.  This event is free to all.   More...

Breaking News - 4/29/2015 10:20 AM

Prayer Breakfast Notice!  Free Access 

Prayer Breakfast organizer Jeffery Haynes has asked the News to send out a notice that the breakfast will be at 7 a.m. Saturday at the HUB in Arlington, NOT 7:30 a.m. More...

April 19 storm was a tornado

Two weekends in a row tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have swept through Early County and the Tri-States area.  Initially described as “straight winds” from a severe thunderstorm, the storm that ripped through Early County Sunday, More...

Sam Griffin, friend and fellow publisher, passes

Southwest Georgia lost another of its “lynchpins” Monday with the passing of longtime Bainbridge Post-Searchlight publisher Sam Griffin.  More...

Lane resigns as JQC director

The News has learned that Ronnie Joe Lane resigned Monday as director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.  News of the resignation appeared in Tuesday’s Daily Report, the primary source for news about the courts and the business and More...

Editorials

People magazine finally gets one right

I don’t read People magazine very often. More...

Interesting tidbits ...

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Thank you for your continued prayers for Brenda. She has made great strides in her recovery and continues to undergo rehab at home. With all our support we are confident of a full recovery! More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Allen Baker Logger

Allen Earl “Munchie” Baker, 52, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday April 26, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Baker was born Aug. More...

Emmett Smith Retired

Emmett Smith, 89, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his residence after a lengthy illness.  More...

Irene Drinkard

Irene “Bay” Drinkard, 97, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Drinkard was born Aug. More...

Campus

SGA Senior Beta Club collects ‘Pennies for Patients’

Students across the country are collecting pennies, nickels and dimes during the “Pennies for Patients” campaigns benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More...

Jones named a Georgia Scholar

Jonathan Jones was among 183 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia who have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced today.  More...

BSC students recognized

Bainbridge State College School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies students were honored April 13 for Work Ethics Recognition.  To be successful in the career, students must possess both strong occupational skills and good work habits.& More...