May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cancer Coalition Benefit

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia is hosting “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 23 benefiting the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. More...

‘Pawsome’ Flea Market

The   Friends of the Blakely Animal Shelter is sponsoring a “Flea Market” Saturday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at Grist Oil on Court Square.  Got stuff you don’t need? Donations are being accepted... More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 18  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Buddy Jenkins, Collier Watson, Debra Hodges, Whitney Johnston  THURSDAY, May 19  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  MAGNOLI More...

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Jake Fleming and dad Holden are all smiles as they pose for a photo with Jake’s first turkey. Jake bagged the gobbler with a clean shot from his crossbow at 15 paces. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Who will see the kingdom of God?

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 18:15-17; Mark 10:13-16  More...

THANKS

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, school, family and friends for the continued prayers, love and support during the unexpected loss of our son and brother, Brantley. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mount Olive  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church annual revival will take place Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with Rev. Tony Smith as guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Friendship  More...

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School improvement meetings May 26

The   Early County Elementary School and Middle School will host school improvement meetings Thursday, May 26.  The elementary school meeting will be at 11 a.m. More...

SGA Exercises Thursday

Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 34 seniors will be Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt, Jr. Gymnasium. Seventeen honor graduates will have special parts on the program.  More...

Mia Pittman George named 2016 TOY

Early County School System Teacher of the Year Mia Pittman George was honored at the May 7 Retirees and TOY program. More...

Editorials

Superstitions? Bah Humbug

Other Voices

I’m not particularly superstitious, so I wasn’t too worried when the calendar turned to Friday the 13th last week.  Friday is one of my favorite days of the week, and 13 ain’t nothing but a number, so what’s there to be b More...

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You can take your socks off

Mumbles

While fretting recently over everything we’re seeing in America today I came across this in an email sent by a old friend...  More...

Obituaries

Donna Blalock

Homemaker

Donna Ashley Blalock, 58, of Edison, Ga,. died Monday, May 16, 2016, at her parent’s residence.  Donna was born March 18, 1957, in Winchester, Va., to her parents, Roy Alton Ashley and Betty Braithwaite Ashley of Edison. More...

Mark Brownlee Jr.

Retired Farmer

Mark Standifer Brownlee Jr., 78, of Blakely died Friday, May 13, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Brownlee was born in Early County Oct. 13, 1937, to the late Mark Standifer Brownlee Sr. and Stella White Brownlee. More...

Freddie Marcus

Retired

Freddie Lee Marcus, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Marcus was born to the late L.C. Marcus and Pearl Coleo Nevins in Moundville, Ala., Jan. More...