February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Unsung Heroes Banquet

The Freedom Council recognizes “Unsung Heroes” each year during Black History Month. More...

Young Farmers Dinner/Auction

The Early County Young Farmer Social Night and Auction will be Friday Feb. 26 at the Early County Ag Center featuring the Dirt Road Sports! More...

Bobcats lose in GHSA 2nd round

The third-ranked Bobcats, Region 1-AA runners-up, defeated Macon County 87-74 Wednesday in the first round of the GHSA AA state playoffs in the Tommy Whitehurst Gym.  More...

Billy Peters Tourney

The Blakey Town and Country Club will host “The Billy Peters Golf Tournament” Saturday, March 19. Entry fee for the twoman scramble is $100 per team. Deadline for entry is March 16. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAY: Savannah Davis  THURSDAY, FEB. 25  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country  Club. More...

Blakely Senior Center

Daily Events   More...

Farm Credit announces 2016 Board of Directors election results

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit celebrated 100 years of support to rural America and agriculture at its Annual Stockholders’ Meeting held Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Nearly 250 members and guests attended. More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Early County Area Ministers Fellowship More...

Society

Arlington DDA making improvements

Arlington’s Downtown Development Authority is off to a busy start in 2016 under the direction of manager Mischa Smith and board members Tonya Buie, Lee Conner, Betty Murdock, Jeanneen Cowart, Nancy Dallas, Dan Harris and Raymond Williams.  More...

Busy spring planned at Kolomoki park

Spring is quickly approaching and the staff at Kolomoki Mounds are busy preparing for several upcoming programs at the park. More...

Campus

PCA students have been on the move

Donna Bernstein’s eighth grade class visited the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Jan. 15 where they learned about conflicts from World War I to the war in Iran. More...

FFA organization part of high school history and heritage

FFA is an intercurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education. More...

Retired educators meet in Edison

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Teachers Association met Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Edison Baptist Church in Edison for its monthly program. More...

City addresses charter, Internet, road closure

Several important city business items were addressed at a special meeting of the Blakely City Council on Feb. 11.  More...

Cushing has hometown hospital future at heart

As noted in last week’s News, Ginger Cushing has been named chief executive officer at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Cushing replaces Allen Gamble who assumed responsibilities as CEO in March 2014. More...

Grants

Family Connection is sponsoring a Grant Writing Lunch and Learn Feb. 25 at noon at the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Senior school tax exemption on hold

The swirl of debate about a proposed school ad valorem exemption for Early County senior citizens has been growing since it was first mentioned at the February county commission meeting.  More...

Crime reports

Authorities report that Hollywood counterfeit $100 bills are still circulating in the area. The bogus bills are clearly marked “For Motion Picture Use Only,” yet several businesses have taken them as payment. More...

Editorials

Let’s just nurture the thing

Mumbles

It is great being married to a 29-year-old bride. I should know because I was once married to one.   More...

As it occurs to me ...

All That’s Fit to Print

Sometimes things occur to me when no one is around to share my, hmmm, I don’t know what to call it. It is not so much an idea or a brilliant conclusion about something. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Vivian Willis

Retired

Vivian Dorus Willis, 89, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Willis was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Early County to the late Homer Hue Willis and Bera King Willis. More...

Mary Hall

Retired

Mary Martha Hall, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Phenix City, Ala.  Ms. Hall was born in Blakely, Ga., July 1, 1942, to the late James Howard Hall and Katherine Nolan Hall. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.  More...

Carter Hill

Electrician

Carter Coleman Hill Sr., 66, of Blakely died Friday, Feb.12, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Hill was born May 6, 1949, to the late Fred and Ruby Hill of Blakely. More...