June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Three, not two, petitioning to qualify as Independents

The News noted last week that two people — Ann Harrell and Debra Anderson — are circulating petitions to have their name placed on the Nov. 8 General Election as Independent candidates for Early County Tax Commissioner.  More...

Fireworks!

The   2016 Patriotic Fireworks Show will be Thursday, June 30 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex.  It is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Piggly Wiggly.  There will be entertainment and food vendors.  Gates open at 6 p.m., firew More...

Boston Butts for July 4

The   First Baptist Church youth are selling 7-9 lb. smoked pork Boston butts cooked by Michael Allred for $25 each. Pick-up at the church Fellowship Hall on Friday, July 1 after 4 p.m. or Saturday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 22  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Acia Middleton, Julie Jarrett  THURSDAY, June 23  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Sidney Redding, Jon Hall, Magg More...

Houston attends Valedictorian Day at Governor’s mansion

Governor Nathan Deal and his wife Sandra invited over 1200 students and their families to the Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta the weekend of June 3-4.  More...

Religion

Ignoring God’s plain truth

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 1:18-32  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual revival June 20 through June 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. David Johnson as the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. New Zion  More...

Church Street Church of Christ honors seniors

James E. Scurlark and the Church Street Church of Christ family honored their senior members in appreciation for years of service Sunday, June 12. More...

Society

Grubbs-Bowen

Roger Grubbs of Eldorendo is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Brittany Morgan Grubbs, to Dustin Roland Bowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Students share talents during spring recital

The Will Wiley Vocal Studio held it’s first annual spring recital May 29 at First United Methodist Church of Blakely.  A large crowd gathered to show their support while students shared their talents with songs like “Pie Jesu,” More...

Smith earns top honor of Eagle Scout rank

Aaron Darby Smith, son of David and Amy Smith and grandson of Kent and Kerry Smith of Blakely, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts highest rank. Aaron, 15, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 83 in Rockwall, Texas.  More...

County to adopt $8.7 million budget

The past several months the Early County Board of Commissioners spent four days in committee meetings with department heads and held five work sessions, looking at information from previous years’ financial reports and current revenue and expen More...

Cancer Benefit Thursday

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

Time for ‘Back-to-School’ IMMUNIZATIONS

With “Back-to-School” days fast approaching, Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. More...

Fire engine Blessing

Blessing new fire engines is a long time and growing tradition at fire departments in cities across the nation.  It will be a new tradition for the Blakely Fire Department when they hold a Blessing Ceremony for their new firetruck in front of Ci More...

Crowdis 5K Run July 9

The   20th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run will be Saturday, July 9 at the First United Methodist Church starting at 8:15 a.m. More...

Ryn named Georgia Female Country Artist of the Year

Local singer-songwriter Ryn Palmer Crider has been named Georgia’s Female Country Artist of the Year by the GA Music Awards.  Ryn accepted the award Saturday, June 11 during the GA Music Awards ceremony in Macon at the Grand Opera House.&n More...

Editorials

Good enough for me, good enough for Milly

Other Voices

A friend who works for a local veterinarian brought me a sample of a new product they are selling. Or I should say, she brought it to Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house.  The product? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The IRS, they ain’t!

Mumbles

I received a call from a friend Tuesday asking if I had received any calls from the IRS.  Before she could explain, my mind had rushed through all our deductibles and all the nasty things I may have written, said or thought about the IRS.  More...

Obituaries

Don Vickers

Retired

Benjamin Donald “Don” Vickers, 84, passed away early Monday morning June, 20, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Blakely. More...

Steve Hall

Retired

William Steven Hall, 61, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Hall was born Feb. 27, 1955, in Miami, Fla., to the late Theodore Frank Hall and Carol Beatrice Wade Hall. More...

Peter R. Harris

Peter R. Harris, 92, of Blakely, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...