December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Altman sworn in

Robin Altman was sworn in as Probate Judge earlier this month by Superior Court Judge Tom Baxley. She will fill the unexpired term of Tonya Mock who retired after 30 years. More...

$1.75 M G-P tax payment

As the largest employer and largest tax payer in Early County, Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs Operations directly and indirectly creates approximately 3,270 jobs, generating more than $229 million in direct and indirect compensation.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30  BIRTHDAYS: Kyle Riley, Jamie Taylor, Aowyn Martin  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Tex Worsham  THURSDAY, DEC. 31  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Voice recital presented

Will Wiley held his first annual Christmas recital Sunday, Dec. 13 at First United Methodist Church of Blakely. More...

Religion

Jesus provided the model prayer

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 11:1-13  More...

THANKS

We, the family of Annie Mae Wimbush, acknowledge with deep appreciation every sympathetic gesture of kindness extended to us during our bereavement. More...

Church leadership conference in Blakely

Apostle Christine Sherman will be the speaker at “Empowerment Conference 2016” to be held in Blakely Jan. 13-15. More...

Society

Harrell - Brownlee vows exchanged

Stanton Kathleen Harrell and Michael Scott Brownlee II, both of Blakely, Ga., married Oct. 24, 2015, at the home of the bride in a double ring ceremony officiated by David H. Moseley.  More...

BSC pins 16 nursing, 5 AEMT students

On Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, 16 practical nursing students received their pins during the ceremony. More...

Katie reads 1,000 books

Congratulations Katie Bennett! She just finished reading her 1000th book, “Merry Christmas Ollie!” Katie is the four-year-old daughter of T.J. and Meredith Bennett. More...

Fatal Saffold wreck

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Blakely man Dec. 21 when he pulled into the path of another vehicle at an intersection in Saffold during rainey weather.  More...

Back to School

The Christmas holiday break comes to an end for local students next week. Students at Early County Schools return to classes Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Southwest Georgia Academy students return to classes Tuesday, Jan. 5. More...

Fatal tractor accident

A Blakely man was killed Sunday afternoon when the tractor he was operating overturned and landed on top of him.  Geoffrey Michael White, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred at his home on Simmons Road near the Cl More...

Corps fees increase Jan. 1

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District has announced that the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches will change Jan. 1 to a simpler fee structure. Annual pass fees will also change.  More...

Editorials

New Year’s Resolutions? Who needs ‘em

Other Voices

We’re getting close to the start of a brand new year, and I know a bunch of you are planning your New Year’s resolutions.  On Jan. 1, you resolve to lose weight. Eat better. Read more books. Learn a new language. More...

Political Cartoon

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Santa’s on safe ground!

Mumbles

“All through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...”  If that sounds familiar it may be because I used that same lead this time last year. More...

Obituaries

Bryant dies in plane crash

Blakely native Billy K. Bryant, 81, of Dacula, died Sunday, Dec. 20 when the plane he was piloting crashed on a Barrow County golf course.  More...

Geoffrey White

Equipment Operator

Geoffrey Michael White, 30, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2015, from a tragic tractor accident at his residence.  Mr. White was born Sept. 30, 1985, in Cookville, Tenn. More...

Winburn Willis

Retired Air Force

Winburn Franklin Willis, 89, retired Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2015, at his residence.  More...