January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GBI phone line was “spoofed”

The public was advised heading into the holiday season that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s main phone line had been compromised as a result of telephone spoofing.  More...

22 holiday traffic deaths

Thirteen people died on Georgia highways over the 78- hour New Year’s holiday period that ended at midnight Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  With the nine fatalities over the 78-hour Christmas holiday period, More...

Another one bites the dust!

A glance back at the events of 2015...

January   City councilman Torrè Mills, while serving his third term, announced his resignation due to “conflicts of schedule.”  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6 FAMILY CONNECTION CoOLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Resource Center. BIRTHDAYS: James Thompson, Eddie Martin ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Martin THURSDAY, JAN. 7 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Religion

No rest for the wicked

Sunday School Lesson

Micah 2  Divine principles never change. More...

Seeds of Hope

Once, while reading a newspaper, my young son was trying to get my attention. He had an urgent need for my attention. He had an urgent need for me to recognize his presence and respond to his request. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church on Hwy 62 West willl have a Spiritual Cake Bake program Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Hentown Church More...

Society

Jones hosts December meeting of DAR

The Peter Early Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 10 at the lovely country home of Louise Jones for a delicious luncheon. More...

Sisters recognized at GSU

Sisters Marlena Collins and Leila Collins were named to the Presidents List at Georgia State University for the Fall semester. Also this semester, both were selected to represent their class on the GSU Homecoming Court.  More...

VanEiken - Wentzell

Brian and Shirley Jefferis of Blakely, Ga., and Ronald VanEiken of Bear, Dela., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danyelle VanEiken, to Kristopher Wentzell, both of Blakely. Mr. More...

H.E.A.T. from the heart!

Inability to pay utilities is second only to inability to pay rent as the reason for homelessness.  In a letter included in the City of Blakely December utility bills Mayor Anthony Howard asked customers who are able to consider helping less for More...

County sets 2016 election qualifying fee

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2016 Monday night at the Blakely Theater.  More...

Gov. Deal rescinds Syrian refugee order

Gov. Nathan Deal rescinded an executive order he issued Nov. 16 trying to stop resettlement of Syrian refugees Monday after Attorney General Sam Olens issued an official opinion that he didn’t have that authority.  More...

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? More...

Christmas Coloring Contest Winners

1st place - $50 — 2nd place - $30 — 3rd place $20   More...

Editorials

And tell ‘um hello for me!

Mumbles

“Laws are like sausages. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

I don’t want any soybean ice cream

Other Voices

A friend, just back from a trip to Los Angeles, was telling me about a little shop she stopped at that sold soybean ice cream. I suppose the reporter in me should have kicked in. More...

Obituaries

Wendell Brooks

Heavy Equipment Operator

Wendell Thurman Brooks, 78, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Gene Ferrell

Retired/Coast Guard

Gene Angus Ferrell, 66, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Ferrell was born June 5, 1949, in Sarasota, Fla., to the late Jim Angus Ferrell and Celeste Minnie Myers Ferrell. More...

Billy Bryant

Contractor/Pilot

Billy Karl “B.K.” Bryant, 81, of Dacula, Ga., died Dec. 20, 2015.  The the son of the late Milton and Beulah Bryant, he was born in Blakely Oct. More...