October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AT&T technical glitch delays E911 startup

911 Director Matt Hromalik told the News Monday that this week’s planned activation of the new E911 center has been delayed. According to Hromalik, the new facility and 911 operators are ready to “go live.”  More...

Safe Date training

Safe   Dates curriculum deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence.  The Safe Dates training will be 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Family Connection Office at 40-A Harold Ragan Dr. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5  BIRTHDAYS: Ron Hutchins, Sandy Powell, Ron M. Still, Brent Alderman, William Neeley  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Lester Shoemakerà  THURSDAY, OCT. 6  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events   More...

Soil and Water Conservation District sponsoring agricultural and environmental education grant

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will award up to $2,000 in grant funds through an Agricultural & Environmental Education Grant for K- 12 schools located within the District’s counties.   More...

Religion

He that built all things is God

Sunday School Lesson

Hebrews 3:1-6; Matthew 7:24-29  More...

THANKS

The Freeman family would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and love shown us during the time of the loss of our loved one. Your care and concern are greatly appreciated.  Mary Freeman   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Gospel Explosion   Gospel Explosion in Remembrance of Vernal Lee Summerset, better known as Sister, will be Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Blakely Civic Center at 5 p.m., open door policy. Many groups will be appearing.  Oak Grove   More...

Breakfast with Dads!

Dads are being invited to “Breakfast with Dads” at Early County Elementary School Oct. 4 through Oct. 7. More...

Bobcats retire Jersey #7

Former Bobcat standout Shawn Williams received a stirring welcome by Bobcat fans Friday night when he returned to Standifer Field for the retirement ceremony of his No. More...

Davia Allen among 30 national finalists

Broadcom MASTERS’ sixth Annual Middle School STEM Competition

Early County Middle School eighth grader Davia Allen was recently named one of 30 national finalists in Broadcom MASTERS’ sixth Annual Middle School STEM Competition.  Finalists were selected by a panel of scientists and engineers from amo More...

Burn Restrictions

The   City of Blakely urges citizens to use extreme caution when burning during the present drought conditions.  Anyone planning to burn yard debris — limbs, leaves, or stumps — inside the city limits must fill out a burn permit More...

Editorials

I miss the days of personal banking

Other Voices

I went to the bank today. That may not sound like a big deal, but I realized after I left that it was probably the first time I’ve been inside a bank in about six months.  It still looked the same. More...

Political Cartoon

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Never happen here???

Mumbles

Thinking about voting for Hilliary??? If you are, be prepared to kiss your country goodbye!  Do you remember Joe Biden whispering to Obama in front of an open mic the day Obamacare passed?  More...

Obituaries

Jason Meadors

Physician

Jason Lawrence Meadors, 91, of Valdosta, Ga., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at his home.  More...

Sports

Warriors lose last home game to Springwood

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors faced off against Springwood Academy this past Friday night. It was a special game for Southwest Georgia Academy’s seniors. More...

Cook Co. Hornets sting Bobcats 10-7

Turnovers haunted the Bobcats again Friday night as they lost 10-7 to the Cook County Hornets at Standifer Field in a non-region contest.  The visiting Hornets took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and with some help from four Bobcat turnovers & More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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