December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

E-911 issues still unresolved

The Early County Board of Commissioners held a busy December meeting Monday night at the Blakely Theater.  The minutes approved at Monday’s meeting included those from a Nov. More...

Christmas Concert

The community is invited to the Early County High Concert Band’s 2015 Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Mangham auditorium.   More...

Grandparents meeting

The   Southwest Georgia Academy Grandparents will meet Thursday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in Ms. Godwin’s room. Please try to attend!   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. More...

GBI warns of telephone scam

Please be advised that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s main line (404-244-2600) has been compromised as a result of telephone spoofing.  This is a scam that the GBI has been dealing with for approximately one month. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook   More...

Religion

Give your best to the Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 22:17-33  More...

Concert at Shiloh Baptist

“Piano Man” Jeff Stice will be in concert at Shiloh Baptist Church Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. with Mrs. Ellen Crozier accompanying him.   Shiloh Baptist Church is located at 1974 Cottonhill Road in Fort Gaines. More...

First United Methodist of Blakely presents live nativity

First United Methodist Church of Blakely will present The Live Nativity Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 5:45 p.m. More...

Campus

Brock named 2016 GOAL winner

BSC student Kenneth Brock of Whigham has been named the 2016 GOAL winner at Bainbridge State College.  Being named the GOAL student at the local level is an honor for Health Sciences and Professional Studies students.  More...

Siren test

Plant Farley, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a test of the plant’s emergency siren system Tuesday, Dec. 15 at approximately 1 p.m. EST.  More...

Photo

A visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus during the 22nd Christmas on the Square Saturday was one of many highlights of the day. More...

Prescription drug abuse luncheon

Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by teens and adults will be the topic at a FREE “Lunch & Learn” Thursday, Dec. 10 hosted by Early County Family Connection.  The luncheon meeting will be 12 noon to 1 p.m. More...

ECHS gymnasium dedication

The   Early County High School gym will be dedicated as the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium during a ceremony between the girls and boys basketball games Friday, Dec. More...

High speed meeting

City, county and SGRITA officials will meet today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. at the Blakely Theater to discuss plans for a high speed Internet system for Blakely and Early County.   More...

Just add kids!

The city’s new playground equipment has been erected at the old Howell Park site on Liberty Street. More...

Editorials

Watch out for Santa!

Mumbles

Have you ever been Santa Claus? Me, too! More...

Merry Christmas Grinches

Other Voices

I’ve always been a fan of Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Sarah Auer

Retired LPN

Sarah Auer, beloved wife of the late John W. (Bill) Auer, passed away at the age of 92 on Nov. 22, 2015 following a several month illness.  Originally from Blakely, Ga., Mrs. More...

Joyce Marie Taylor

Retired Operator  Joyce Marie Taylor, 63, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Ms. Taylor was born Oct. 23, 1952, to the late James David Taylor and Lois Windham Taylor. More...

Thomas W. Powell

Retired Sales Rep  Thomas Weaver Powell, Sr., 81, of Greer, S.C., died Dec. 5, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C.  More...