January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Another one bites the dust!

A glance back at the events of 2015...

This week we take a final glance back at some of the stories from 2015. We look forward to working with everyone during 2016 to make our community a better place to live and raise a family! More...

Grandparents meeting

The   SGA Grandparents Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. in Ms. Godwin’s classroom.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library.  BIRTHDAY: Ramsey LaDuke  THURSDAY, JAN. 14  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

CHRISTMAS Coloring Contest Winners

Taylor Gilbert 1st Place More...

Tiner memorial gift benefits ECHS

ECHS students in Espy Smith’s drafting classes and members of the B.E.S.T. Competition team have been utilizing a new HP Design Jet plotter this school year to facilitate their learning and technology skills.  More...

Religion

A bride worth waiting for

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 29:15-30  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Hentown Church  Bethel Baptist Church will host revival services Sunday, Jan. 17 through Wednesday, Jan. 20 with Bro. Randy Stokes of God’s Way Church in Eufaula, Ala., as the guest speaker. Services are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Society

Crozier-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Crozier of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Crozier, to Lorenzo Dakila Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Class of 1960 celebrates 55 year reunion

Members of the class of 1960 Blakely Union High School, now known as Early County High School, celebrated along with spouses, friends and family members their 55 year class reunion at George T. More...

Lydia Claire Collier

Neil and Stephanie Collier are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Claire Collier, born Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. More...

Wesley Chapel MLK Program

A program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18 at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. David Hamm, guest preacher. The public is invited to attend. More...

Gym dedication recognizes 30 years of service, accomplments

The Early County Board of Education voted unanimously in April to name the new Early County High gym, the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium.  The dedication ceremony officially naming the gym in Whitehurst’s honor was held Dec. More...

Winter Classic Coonhunt Jan. 15 & 16

Coon hunting will be coming to Blakely and Early County this weekend when the Notchaway Coonhunters Association host the Southwest Georgia Winter Classic Jan. 15 and 16.  There will be hunts with $500 purses Friday and Saturday nights.  More...

66th annual COC Dinner Jan. 29

Tickets are now available for the 66th annual Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Bynum Conference Center at the chamber. Tickets are $30 each. Call 723-3741 to reserve your tickets! More...

Editorials

Hockey not a southern game

Mitch Clarke

You’ve probably heard the old expression about going to a hockey game and a boxing match broke out.  I can attest that it’s true.  I wouldn’t call myself a hockey fan. I don’t keep up with professional hockey. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Let’s fix the dang thing!!!

Mumbles

Our challenges as a community and nation remind me of my early U.S. More...

Obituaries

Ella Taylor

Retired Nurse Anesthetist

Ella Taylor, 99, died at Morningside of Albany Jan. 12, 2016.  More...

Louise Sirmons

Retired Bank Teller

Louise Cheney Sirmons, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Sirmons was born in Morgan, Ga., Aug. 4, 1935, to the late John Clifford Cheney and Connie Ragan Cheney. More...

James Revells

Electrical Engineer

James Michael Revells, 61 of Cottonwood, Ala. died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in the emergency room of Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...