April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

Make plans now to attend the Administrative Professionals Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Entertainment will begin at 11:30 in the Blakely Theater. Lunch will be at 12:15 in the Chamber of Commerce Bynum Conference Center. More...

Look What’s Bloomin’

Look   What’s Bloomin’ at the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library April 14! Enjoy a light lunch and visit the vendors set up on the library’s lawn. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss it!   More...

Forgotten “Jolly Five”

The memory of one of the “Jolly Five” was rekindled when Eugenia Strickland of Arlington called the News and identified Emma Kate Calhoun, top left. Born in 1888, she married Henry Leon Hicks. She died in 1968. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6  BIRTHDAY: Sharon G. King.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Matt Jansen.  THURSDAY, APRIL 7  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAY: Christian Tello.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Kegler graduates police academy

Williton J. More...

Howard promoted to Colonel

Paul Howard was promoted to Colonel March 7 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer, hosted the ceremony celebrating Paul’s 26 years of service.  More...

Religion

2016 Youth Leadership Conference

As the motto, “Reaching the City, Changing the Nation, Touching the World,” Matthew 28:19-20, implies Church Street Church of Christ Youth Ministry is committed to dramatically increasing the academic achievements, selfesteem and life opp More...

Salvation is always by faith

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 7:36-50  More...

THANKS

The family of Reneè Pullen would like to take this time to thank the citizens of Early County for all that they did for our loved one and our family during this very difficult time. More...

County commissioners listen...

County attorney Bill Mills advised the Board of Commissioners Monday night to begin the process of meeting with the county’s cities to develop a SPLOST project list.  The board is proposing to place the SPLOST referendum on the November 20 More...

First THURSDAY

Everyone is invited to First Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. on Court Square. Contact the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce at 723-3741 for information and vendor applications.   More...

Hazard Mitigation planning

The   Early County Emergency Management Agency is holding a Hazard Mitigation planning meeting April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Emergency Management Office located at 18610 East South Blvd. The public is encouraged to attend.  More...

Night Golf

Everyone is invited to “Glow in the Dark” Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at the Blakely Town & Country Club. $40 per person entry includes two glow balls. More...

DOT seeking comments on proposed route Baker County detour

The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking for public input on a bridge construction project on state Route 216 between Arlington and Newton over Ichawaynochaway Creek that will require a detour.  GDOT will replace the existing bridge bu More...

Betty Houston scholarship

A $3,000 scholarship has been established in honor of former ECHS home economics teacher and FHA advisor Betty Houston.  Applicants for the scholarship must be Early County High School graduates planning to pursue a career in education. More...

Editorials

Snickers over rice cakes anyday

Other Voices

I hate dieting. Dieting means I have to stop eating a lot of foods that I really like, and I don’t want to do that. I like to eat good food.  But I really have no other choice. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

That’s the way it is

All That’s Fit to Print

I don’t like watching television news much anymore. I was raised on Walter Cronkite and the Huntley Brinkley Report. Honestly, I could not remember which was which. More...

Obituaries

Mickey McDonald

Retired

Hollis “Mickey” McDonald, 79, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, April 4, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Emma Phillips

Homemaker

Emma Catherine Vernon Phillips, 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, April, 3, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Phillips was born Dec. More...

Judson Waller

Coast Guard Captain

Judson Lee Waller, 79, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Thursday, March 31, 2016.  More...

Campus

Science fair winners at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy’s Annual Science Fair took place March 28 at 6 p.m.  The participating students conducted experiments and presented them to a panel of judges. More...

Collins to serve as Honors College ambassador

Leila Collins of Edison was selected to serve on the 2016 Honors College Ambassador Corps. More...

Students attend Honor Band

Five Early County High School band students attended the 2016 High School Troy Honor Band Feb. 4-6. More...