June 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Open House, reception June 25

The county has announced an open house for the county’s new Court Square administration facilities — the renovated Peters Rexall and Blakely Theater, and a reception for retiring administrator Kathy English will be held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

CROPS: Planting ‘bout done

“One of the biggest stories is we just can’t seem to get finished planting,” County Extension Coordinator Brian Cresswell stated this week when asked about the crops. More...

Grand jury indicts Damascus shooter

Alan Abney, the suspect charged with the March 10 shooting deaths of two men in Damascus, was indicted by an Early County grand jury last week.  Alan Abney, 24, of Andalusia, Ala., will face trial on two counts of malice murder, two counts of fe More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Bowen Williams, Bill Love  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Shierling, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Family Connection offers Triple P training

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? Or worrying about their school performance? Or wanting things to be better in your family life?  More...

Judge Bishop appointed to serve on Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Pataula Chief Superior Court Judge Joe C. More...

Religion

God is not fooled — he knows all

Sunday School Lesson

Amos 5  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual revival now through Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Rev. Charles McDonald. Everyone is invited to attend.  Allen Chapel   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Society

King family reunion planned for July 4 weekend

In 1992, 200 members of the King family, descendants of Randall and Rhoda King, former slaves, converged on the City of Blakely in order to celebrate love and family. More...

Sports

Outlaws are headed to California

Georgia Outlaws are headed to California! No, they are not fleeing the law, they have played their way into the Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship in Huntington Beach, Calif., July 24-31.  What’s it to you? More...

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the 2015 class

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the 2015 class. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, Aug. 28.  This year’s Induction Ceremony and Banquet will be held in Columbus Saturday, Nov. More...

Big Fun Day Saturday June 27

Investigator Trevor Price and Sheriff William “Fats” Price are asking the community to help organize a “Big Fun Day” to be held Saturday, June 27 at the ECHS football practice field from 12 noon to 8 p.m. More...

Crowdis 5K run July 11

The 19th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run and Walk will be Saturday morning, July 11 at First United Methodist Church. More...

Canning plant hours of operation

The canning plant at ECHS will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11. It will be open the next two weeks Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

123 ‘new’ ECHS graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB91 in March which “retroactively” eliminated the Graduation Test as a requirement for students to receive their high school diploma.   More...

BEWARE: Scam activity on the rise!

The News frequently receives calls about scams! Most callers avoided being victimized. Not all. More...

Editorials

New garbage rules a bunch of rubbish

Other Voices

Did you know there is a difference between garbage and trash?  I didn’t. I’m 51 years old, and I didn’t know that. More...

I’m glad he was mine…

Mumbles

Pepper could run, too! But, being a Shetland pony he never vied for the Triple Crown.  The breed is said to be the smallest of the horse breeds. But, he looked pretty big to me, as a little boy, probably seven or eight at the time.  More...

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Obituaries

Justin Tapp

Heavy Machine Operator

Justin Houston Tapp, 31, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Keith Gandy

Heavy Equipment Operator

Keith Gandy, 62, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his residence.  Mr. Gandy was born April 19, 1953, in Bastrik, La., to the late Clarence Darrell Gandy and Laura Myrtle Martin Gandy. More...

Wilbur Hilton

Retired Inspector

Wilbur Dair Hilton, 74, of Edison, Ga., died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.  Mr. Hilton was born Aug.13, 1940, in Edison, Ga., to the late Charlie Hilton and Eunice Daniel Hilton. More...

Campus

Students visit Tallahassee Museum

Fifth graders at SGA took a trip May 8 to the Tallahassee Museum in Tallahassee, Fla. Students had a great time experiencing live animal exhibits, nature trails and rich history. More...

Field Day at SGA

Wheel barrow races, shaving cream wars, water slides and relay races were a few games the fifth graders participated in at Fifth Grade Field Day. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

TSU Troy University is pleased to recognize students who completed the requirements for graduation during Term 4 of the 2014-2015 academic year. More...