April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Stop Abuse: Report Abuse!

As pink brings to mind Breast Cancer awareness, blue has become the symbol for Child Abuse Awareness.  Blue is the chosen color to symbolize the bruised and battered bodies of the youngest and most helpless members of society who are victims of More...

Ramblin’ Wreck in Early skies

Pictured above with the Tigershark UAV at the Blakely-Early County Airport from left: James Dudgeon - GTRI Research Associate, Mark Pettey - GTRI Research Engineer, Warren Lee - GTRI Flight Operation More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27  ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAYS: Katie Carver, Kim Toole, Eileen King, Arthur Brackin, John Kimbell.  THURSDAY, APRIL 28   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

Art show and benefit auction

The Early County High Art Club invites the community to visit their art exhibit in the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library conference room and participate in a charity silent auction. More...

Religion

Christians are to carry out God’s plans

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 17:1-10  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem and Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual revival services continue at Bethlehem through April 29 at 7:30 p.m.. Rev. Charles McDonald is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

The family of Angela Littlefield would like to express our gratitude to the community of Early County for their support and encouragement during her illness and at her passing.  More...

Campus

Bucket Fillers at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to recognize Bucket Fillers for the month of March. A Bucket Filler is someone who uses their actions and words to let others know that they care. More...

Girls excel at Bible drills

The Georgia Baptist Associational Bible Drill was held at First Baptist Church of Blakely March 28. Children participating in the drill must pass their church drill to move forward to this level by getting 12/24 calls right.  More...

Wright does it right, secures win for Tigers

Tuesday, April 12 at the Dixie field Ward Wright stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in what — up to that point — was a close game and came up big for the Tigers.  More...

Community hospital meetings

Thursday at 6:30 p.m. & Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The Hospital Authority has called a community meeting Friday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Bynum Conference Center at the Chamber of Commerce on Court Square.  More...

Early voting begins Monday

Advance voting begins Monday, May 2 for the May 24 General Primary and Non Partisan election. The last day to vote early will be Friday, May 20. Saturday early voting will be May 14.  More...

Arlington, Damascus detour

Traffic on Highway 45 between Arlington and Damascus will be detoured the next two weeks for installation of concrete panels at two Georgia Southwestern. The concrete panels are durable and offer a smooth ride over crossings.  More...

Support group meetings

Searching for a healing path for your grieving heart? Gentiva Hospice invites you to participate in the local support group. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday each month at 10:30 a.m. and the fourth Monday each month at 7 p.m. More...

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? More...

Editorials

Insomnia is such a buzzkill

Other Voices

I am fortunate that I don’t often suffer from insomnia. I’m usually able to fall right asleep and I generally sleep through the night, the occasional middle-ofthe night visit to the bathroom notwithstanding.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Perverts are like terrorists

Mumbles

Seems like Mike Lester and actor James Woods are on the same page on at least one issue. Take a glimpse at Lester’s cartoon.  Woods... More...

Obituaries

Eric Blanton

Retired Electrician   Eric Alvin Blanton, 82, of Marianna, Fla., died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Malcolm Randall V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla.  More...

Henry Alexander

Henry Alexander, 76, of Blakely Ga., died Friday, April 15, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Alexander was born in Blakely July 28, 1939, to the late George and Gladys Alexander. More...

Altaevus Branch

Altaevus Branch, 39, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Houston County Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga.  Mr. Branch was born in Blakely, May 30, 1976, to Grady and Shelly Branch. More...