October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Drought weary crop “better than last year”

“Considering the drought conditions the crop has been under, the peanut crop looks pretty good,” County Extension director Brian Cresswell told the News Monday. More...

Candidate identity issue

The News has been contacted by several readers recently about an issue of candidate identity confusion among some readers.  Bishop Michael Williams, candidate for county commission chairman, is pastor of New Beleivers International Church at 151 More...

PCSWG “Lunch & Learn” Thursday

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will present a “Lunch and Learn” 12 noon - 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Chamber of Commerce to provide answers for those needing affordable health insurance. More...

Other News

Class of ‘56 enjoys noon meal and fellowship

Fourteen members of the Blakely High School Class of 1956 met on a gorgeous autumn morning, Saturday, Oct. 15 at Magnolias On Main for an enjoyable time of fellowship with each other, some spouses and friends. A total of 29 attended. More...

Club recognizes breast cancer awareness

The Women’s Civic Club met at the home of Beauty Smith Wednesday for their regular club meeting. They came dressed in pink to show their celebrating spirit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Suzann Culpepper, Bliss Lucas Halvorson  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Religion

God is the Alpha and the Omega

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 21:1-8  All of the major religions of the world have some kind of holy book. In these volumes, the founders have expressed all sorts of ideas that will help them to control the lives of their faithful followers. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive  The Ministers and Deacons Union meeting will be at Mt. Olive Methodist Baptist Church Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Union Church  More...

THANKS

Dear friends and family,  Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your expressions of love and friendship during Mama’s illness and recent death. More...

Sports

Warriors play final game of season

Senior Warrior defenders Jordan Trawick (51), AJ Martin (72) and Brady Collins (22) along with junior 34-Kohler Tabb (34) smother Generals ball carrier. More...

Down, Set, Hike!!

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Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal Scholar FIRST GRADE Ariyanna Jones Braylynn DeVaughnn Brandie Harris Riley Roland Trinity Williams Garrison Woullard Kali Wentzell  More...

Red Ribbon HONK! Parade

Please join us for the Red Ribbon HONK Parade Friday, October 28!  We will meet at the Ray Knight Sports Complex at 8 a.m. More...

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Application begins Nov. 1

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will be available Nov. 1. More...

Important races, issues

The Nov. 8 General Election is the most important election in our country’s history. More...

Planes, Tractors & Automobiles

A grand opening event for Early Aviation Center, will provide a day of fun activities Nov. 5 at the Blakely-Early County Airport. More...

“Pigskin” 5K & Fun Run Nov. 19

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will host the First Annual Pigskin 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 19 as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month.  The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. More...

Editorials

Ode to Grizzard

Other Voices

The headline in the Atlanta paper was little jarring for me. Lewis Grizzard, it said, would have been 70 years old last week. That’s hard for me to wrap my mind around. More...

Political Cartoon

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Poking SCOTUS in eye

Mumbles

The following is a statement read over the PA system at a football game at Roane County High School in Kingston, Tenn., by school principal Jody McLeod...  “It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Clenney

Retired

Ms. Elizabeth Brownlee Clenney, 87, of 1035 E. Old Bainbridge Rd., Jakin, Ga., passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2016, in the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Douglas Hayes

Retired

Douglas Hayes, 74, of Fayetteville, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.  Mr. Hayes was born and raised in Blakely, Ga., where he graduated from Blakely Union High School. He also attended Middle Georgia College. More...

Ted Craft

Retired

Ted Craft, 76, of Shellman, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Society

Grubbs-Bowen vows exchanged

Brittany Morgan Grubbs and Dustin Roland Bowen were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville. More...

Shorter-McDaniel

Minister Annie McDaniel is pleased to announce the forth coming marriage of her daughter, Chrystal Sheane McDaniel, to Jerry Ledon Shorter. More...

Cedar Springs school to hold third reunion

The Cedar Springs Public School and Academy will hold their third annual reunion Saturday, Nov. 12 in the fellowship hall at Beulah Baptist Church in downtown Cedar Springs. Fellowship will begin around 10:30 a.m. More...