September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood Drive Sept. 22

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Full Moon Glow runs Saturday

The   Friends of Kolomoki and the ECHS cross country and track teams invite all runners to mark their calendars for the Sept. More...

City sets 2016 millage rate, rezones Redbud St. parcels

The millage rate for 2016 was set by the Blakely City Council at their Sept. 6 meeting. More...

REACH support!

The Blakely Rotary Club stepped up with other clubs and businesses in the community last month to support the ECSS REACH Scholarships program.  More...

Other News

Corps announces closing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday the area west of the Walter F. George Lock in Ft. Gaines will be closed for work on the lock Sept. 15 - Sept. 28.  The area will reopen for public use by Sept. 29. More...

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Steve Jones, Ward Rust, Wayne Middleton, Steve Manry, Ava Cleveland  THURSDAY, Sept. More...

Religion

Answers are revealed in the word of God

Sunday School Lesson

As we read the myths of pagan religions regarding the origin of life, it is interesting to note that their lies always begin with “life coming from the sea.” This kind of thoughtprocess would, obviously, begin the story in the middle of t More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive   Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. with Min. Diane Hensly Powell as the guest minister Everyone is invited to attend.  Mt. Hosea   More...

THANK YOU

Thank you for each and every act of kindness shown to my since my recent surgery and my recovery. May God bless each of you as He has me.  Larry Coleman   More...

Society

Scavenger hunt a success

Joel Houston is the winner of this year’s GENRx “Where’s the Box?™” Scavenger Hunt!  More...

Perdue-Tamez

The engagement of Audrey Jane Perdue, daughter of Teresa Perdue of Atlanta, Ga., and the late Michael Perdue, to Michael Tamez of Dallas, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gil and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Volunteers to clean up on State Parks Day

Saturday, Sept. 24 is Your State Parks Day and volunteers across Georgia will celebrate by pitching in to clean up and maintain parks and historic sites.  At Kolomoki Mounds State Park, the focus will be on garden and trail cleanup. More...

PCA awarded $14 million USDA loan

The Rural Development agency of the U.S. More...

City receives $500K sewer grant

“Our area once again was able to take back home tax dollars to be spent in the district” Representative Gerald Greene stated last week when he announced Community Development Block Grant awards for communities in House District 151.  More...

County to sell courthouse, proactively fighting Zika

The county is doing its part to combat the Zika virus. Road Department employees have started draining all standing water on county right-of-way. Where it cannot be drained they are treating the water with tablets which kills mosquito larvae.  More...

Candidate forum set for Oct. 11

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the General Election local candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 11.  Advance voting begins on Oct. 17.   More...

Dogs shot!!!

Authorities are investigating the Sept. 5 shooting of two dogs on Cooper Loop Road.  The report states that Ted and Shannon Waller returned from a weekend trip to find someone had shot their two dogs.  More...

Christmas Wish Tree applications

Christmas   Wish Tree applications will be available at Early County Family Connection at 40- A Harold Ragan Drive in Blakely for the 2016 Christmas Wish Tree on the following dates:   More...

Editorials

When seconds count, get out of the way!

Other Voices

I have a number of pet peeves when it comes to bad drivers.  I can’t stand people who park in the fire lane at the grocery store because, they claim, they are only going to be in the store for just a minute. More...

Political Cartoon

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Think about our kids

Mumbles

Obama is planning to surrender the United States’ control over the the Internet!  Haven’t heard about that have you?  More...

Obituaries

Jeanette Pyle

Jeanette Houston Pyle of Cedar Springs, Ga, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Colquitt, Ga., at the home of her daughter.  Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Charles Eaton

Mechanic

Charlie Louis Eaton Jr., 62, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  More...

Freddie Mae Smith

Caregiver

Freddie Mae “Sook” Smith, 79, of Colquitt, Ga., died Sept. 5, 2016, at Miller County Nursing Home.  Mrs. Freeman was born May 23, 1937, in Blakely to the late Neal Freeman Sr. and Armie Price Freeman. More...

Sports

Worth County Rams defeat Bobcats 28-0

The Early County Bobcats ran into a defensive buzz saw Friday night in Sylvester when they took the field against the Worth Co. More...

Flint River Academy defeats SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors suited up for battle again this past Friday night in their hometown of Damascus against Flint River Academy. More...

Down, Set Hike!

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