March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life

Seven teams are at work preparing for the April 15 Relay for Life — First United Methodist, First State Bank, Middle School, Elementary School, Olam Edible Nuts, Pioneer Hospital and SGA.  The annual Survivor Supper is scheduled for April More...

School’s Out Next Week!

ECSS, SGA and PCA students will get out of school early Friday for next week’s Spring holidays!  Early County Schools Early Release! ECHS - 11:45 a.m. ECES - 12:05 p.m. ECMS - 12:20 p.m. ECSS students return to class Tuesday April 12. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 30  BIRTHDAY: Perry Jarrett, Joy Love Ryan.  THURSDAY, MAR. 31  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAYS: Tyler Day, Cash Lambert  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Starr, Mr. More...

Jake earns black belt

Jake Fleming recently received his Black Belt during a Tiger Rock Karate ceremony in Hoover, Ala. A four-year endeavor, Jake plans to continue training and hopes to become a junior instructor. More...

Leadership class visits Capitol

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership class visited the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta March 21. More...

Religion

Faith needs no fences with God

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 7:1-10 More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Mount  New Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church of Blakely will celebrate the 12th anniversary of Pastor Rufus Sealey March 30 through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. nightly to conclude Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

THANKS

I am grateful for each and every act of kindness shown to us during my recent surgery and since my return home.  I have felt the power of prayer and covet your continued prayers as my body heals and strengthens.  May God bless each of you a More...

Society

Tedder-Poole

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Drew-Rains

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Hagler-McArdle

Together with their families, Josie Erin Hagler and Derek Seth McArdle announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Don Hagler of Kinsey, Ala., and Carl and Terri Granger of Dothan, Ala.  Miss Hagler is the granddaughter o More...

City’s “Fiber to Home”

The Blakely city council held a busy special meeting last week, approving several bids and an engineering service proposal for the city’s “Fiber to Home” project.  More...

General Assembly “Sine Die”

Gov. Deal vetos Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly began in January with a number of issues waiting in the wings for their turn to be the “hot potato” issues — the state budget, taxes, education, religious liberty, criminal justice ov More...

Early Co. High Greenhouse plant sale

The annual ECHS Plant Sale continues through Friday! Hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials and vegetable plants... flats, cups, one and threegallon pots. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 28-Apr. 1. Closed next week for spring break. More...

Woolf named 1-AA AD of the Year

Trey Woolf, a 25 year veteran employee of ECSS, has been recognized as the Region 1-AA Athletic Director of the Year.  Fellow coach Craig Storey says that the honor is well deserved, “He is a good friend to us all, and no one cares more ab More...

Editorials

Laundry ... what a quandry

Other Voices

It’s always fun to think about what I’d do if I were lucky enough to win one of those multimillion dollar lottery jackpots.  I’d pay off bills. More...

Hasn’t been so long ago

Mumbles

Looking back, the “I do’s” have turned into “We did’s.” At least we’ve done it 50 years!  By the time most of you read this it will mark the 50th anniversary of a moment I will never forget.  More...

The dishpan saga

All That’s Fit to Print

The dishpan was on the opposite side of the highway. It was pouring rain. I thought about stopping. I didn’t. Who needed a used dishpan enough to dash across a couple of lanes of highway in the pouring rain? Not me.  More...

Obituaries

Lyle Rands

Retired

Lyle Eugene Rands, 75, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, March 25, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Rands was born in Duluth, Minn., June 29, 1940, to the late Alfred Levi Rands and Jennie Lorentzson Rands. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.  More...

Sallie Chavez

Homemaker

Sallie Bagwell Chavez, 98, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Fort Gaines Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Chavez was born May 16, 1917, in Abbeville, Ala., to the late Louis Roberson and Luther Pearl Pugh Roberson. More...

Stephen Slappy

Mechanic

Stephen Armand Slappy, 74, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Slappy was born April 25, 1941, in Sylvester, Ga., to the late Jackson Durell Slappy Sr. and Vera Elizabeth Houston Slappy. More...

Sports

Crowdis Annual 5K Run set for July 9

The 20th Annual Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will be Saturday, July 9 at First United Methodist Church in Blakely. More...

Campus

Youth revival held at SGA

A typical gathering of folks on Saturday night in southwest Georgia does not typically include phrases like, “God, I need you” and “Let my life be the proof of your love,” but these words flowed from the lips of hundreds of pe More...

Ring day at SGA

The junior class of Southwest Georgia Academy received their class rings in a special ceremony Tuesday, March 22 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium.  Class president Brady Collins welcomed the students and guests. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Southwest Georgia Academy 5th grade Devyn Bennett Maggie Benton Parker Broome Abby Bruner Anna Delk Anna Dozier Katie Earnest Brunson Fain Rylan Foster Jackson Ginn Katherine Griffin&nb More...