June 17, 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...

Todd Key at library June 23

Todd Key’s Cirque du Todd Show will be at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Two stabbed in Damascus

Authorities are investigating an incident over the weekend at the Powerline in Damascus in which two Colquitt men were stabbed.  Answering a call to a fight and gunshots around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Early County deputies found a large crowd. More...

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The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team investigators are continuing the search for the missing driver involved in the fatal April 19 head-on collision on the Highway 62 Bypass which killed Nicole Grier of Blakely. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Ally Meg Phillips, Kenneth Knight, Kevin Knight  THURSDAY, JUNE 18  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  GENEALOGY SOCIETY, 5 p.m., More...

Gilbert art earns honors

Bobby Gilbert of Blakely participated in the 16th Annual Southwest Georgia Fine Art Exhibit and Sale in Albany on June 4. His painting, “Rural Relics,” received honorable mention. More...

Students’ free speech under attack

Young people are the future. More...

Religion

God abhors selfishness

Sunday School Lesson

Amos 6  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a dance program entitled “Broken, Battered and Bruised – But Still Ready to be Used” Saturday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Rev. More...

Society

Farm Credit photo contest underway

The 2015 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Rural Living Photo Contest is underway, marking the seventh year for this competition. Photos will be judged in four categories: 1. Kids and Nature; 2. Life on the Farm; 3. At Home in the Country; and 4. More...

Bell-Roquemore

David Fred Bell of Colquitt, Ga., and Charlotte Davis Thomas, also of Colquitt, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Leigh Bell, to Todd Stokes Roquemore, son of Edwin Morris Roquemore and Susanne Stokes Roquemore of Americ More...

Plastic bags needed for blankets

Plastic bags! How many of us have a drawer full of plastic bags, or plastic bags full of plastic bags?  Some experts estimate it takes anywhere from 10 years to forever for these bags to decompose in a landfill. More...

Breaking News - 6/17/2015 6:51 AM

City Election Runoff — July 14

Harvey McCoy and Margaret Wimberly will face off in runoff determine who will fill District 1, Post 2 Blakely City Council seat Tuesday’s special election results... Harvey McCoy - 134 Margaret Wimberly - 119 Travis Price - 87 More...

Fireworks July 2

There will be FREE watermelon, FREE entertainment and FREE fireworks Thursday July 2 when the Chamber of Commerce and Piggly Wiggly present the 2015 Fireworks Show at Ray Knight Sportsplex on Chancey Mill Rd.  The Sportsplex gates will open at 5 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...

County names 3 finalists

The Early County Board of Commissioners narrowed its search to three candidates for county administrator at a special meeting Friday at which they completed review of seven applications.  The three finalists are Gary Breedlove of Climax, Michae More...

Dialysis clinic to be built

The News learned this week that plans are underway for the construction of a dialysis clinic in Blakely.  The company, Dialysis Clinics, Inc. (DCI) of Nashville, Tenn., has reportedly purchased a 2.7- acre tract of land between Dr. More...

Golf cart caution!

The News has been asked to remind golf cart owners in the city that persons must be 16 years old with valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart on city streets!   More...

Editorials

No grits, no glory

Other Voices

I was over at a friend’s house the other evening, and as we were sitting on his deck enjoying a lovely beverage, I noticed a couple of large fire ant hills in his back yard.  “You’ve got a couple of large fire ant hills in your More...

While getting’s good All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is reprinted from April 27, 2011.)  More...

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Obituaries

Mickey Howard

Retired Operation Foreman

Michael Cornell “Mickey” Howard, 68, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Wynfield Rehabilitation Center in Albany, Ga.  More...

Linda Padgett

Homemaker

Linda Cherry Padgett, 65, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga.  Mrs. Padgett was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Bob Cherry and Verna Louise Sirdam Cherry Nolan. More...

Frannie Manry

Retired

Mary Frances Brooks Manry, 84, known to all as “Frannie,” of Blakely, Ga., died Friday afternoon, June 12, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Campus

Flemons to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Haley Flemons, a junior at Atlanta Adventist Academy of Conyers, Ga., has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass., June 24- 26, 2015.  More...

Prise earns law degree

Kevin Prise has successfully completed the required 90 hours for graduation from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. More...

Davis receives doctorate

Pastor John H. Davis of Albany received his Doctor of Divinity degree Saturday, May 9 from Smith Christian University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  More...