January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wading into 2017

Governor Nathan Deal opened his State of the State address last week before the legislature noting the dire financial challenges facing the state when he delivered his first address in January 2011.  More...

Healthy Futures Luncheon

Healthy babies start with healthy moms!  More...

Grand Jury: 78 true bills, 26 no bills

The 2016 January term of the Early County Grand Jury considered indictments in 104 criminal cases, returning 78 true bills, 26 no bills.  Among those indicted by the Grand Jury were:  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Ashley McDonald, Lacy Knight  THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Georgia-Pacific sponsors ‘Santa for Seniors’

Thanks to the generosity of Georgia- Pacific’s Cedar Springs employees, many essential items were provided to local senior citizens this holiday season.  More...

Hanks named employee of the year

The City of Blakely’s employee of the year is Stephanie Hanks.  More...

Religion

Respond positively to the divine call

Sunday School Lesson

Song of Solomon 6:4- 12  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland  More...

Society

Spence-Wilkerson

Paul and Laurie Spence of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stanton Jade Spence, to Justin Dean Wilkerson, son of Louie and Jeannie Wilkerson of Blakely, Ga., and Bainbridge, Ga., respectively.  More...

Swords-Still

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Swords of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Dianne, to Michael Rusk Still, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

RECIPE

Oriental Beef and Vegetables 1/2 pound round steak 1 Tablespoon vinegar 1 Tablespoon oil (sesame oil will 1 Tablespoon soy sauce give this dish more oriental flavor) 1 Tablespoon sugar 4 carrots 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, if desired More...

Alcohol license clarification

In the Blakely city council meeting article on last week’s front page, there was a list of approximately 25 alcoholic license renewals.  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. More...

Affordable Healthcare enrollment

There will be an enrollment drive for Affordable Healthcare 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference

A full day of activities, seminars, awards and prize drawings are scheduled for the 40th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference Thursday, Jan. 21 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. More...

Editorials

Fading legacy of MLK

Mumbles

The editorial on the facing page speaks volumes about the character of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the noble dream he had for his country and all its people.  More...

Milly, the best goose-getter

Other Voices

Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel that lives at my house, celebrated her second birthday last week.  She celebrated by ripping the head off a stuffed goose toy she got for Christmas — just three weeks ago — and scattering c More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Geraldine Gilbert

Geraldine Longmire Gilbert, 90, of Blakely, Ga., passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. She was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Louvale, Stewart County, Ga., to the late Annie Parker and Roy C. More...

Betty Jean Willis Homemaker

Betty Jean Willis, 79, formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in the Budd Terrace Nursing Home in Atlanta, Ga.  Mrs. Willis was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Brentwood, Ga., to the late Harry Poppell and Alma Moody Poppell. More...

Jeff Ashley

Operations Manager   Jeffery Alton “Jeff ” Ashley, 56, of Edison, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  More...

Campus

American History essay winners sponsored by DAR

Students at Early County Middle School participated this year in the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Peter Early Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Academic bowl team represents Early County well in regional competition

The Early County Middle School Academic Bowl Team competed in the PAGE Academic Bowl Regional competition at Thomas County Middle School Saturday, Jan. More...

Southwest Georgia Academy graduate completes Army Ranger School

Second Lieutenant Weston Cecil Lee completed Army Ranger School and graduated Oct. 16, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. More...