November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

“Pigskin” 5K & Fun Run

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...

Report fires to 911 or Georgia Forestry at 724-2090.

The Forestry Commission does not have a ban on control burns, however, they are screening each permit extensively.  Blakely and Early County firefighters have responded to 49 fires since Sept. 15. More...

Christmas on the Square

Saturday,   Dec. 3 will be a fun-filled day during Christmas on the Square. Activities, food vendors, arts and crafts, antique cars and the annual Christmas parade.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16  Chamber of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Fred Darden, Jr, Lexy Welch, Joanna Lovering  THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday’

Designed to serve as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday charitable giving season, Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States.  More...

Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. More...

Religion

God’s promises are fulfilled

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 22:1-7  More...

THANKS

William Love would like to thank Upper Room Deliverance Ministry and J&J Hotdogs for sponsoring the fish fry benefit for him. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Community Choir  The Annual Thanksgiving Community Service Youth Choir will practice Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. Please inform your youth and youth leaders. More...

Society

Christmas on the Square

Saturday, Dec. 3 will be a fun-filled day during Christmas on the Square.  Activities, food vendors, arts and crafts, antique cars and the annual Christmas parade.  For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 723-3741.   More...

BIRTHS

Molly Elyse Foster Will and Kirsten Foster of Blakely are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Elyse, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 6:42 p.m. at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. More...

DAR holds October meeting

The Peter Early Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Thursday, Oct. 20. Susan Pettus, Regent led the DAR rituals. More...

Sunday at Blakely FUMC

Everyone is invited to a Community Thanksgiving Service planned for Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. More...

The “Dictionary Project”

ECES third graders with their new dictionaries.

The Early County Literacy Task Force and the Blakely Rotary Club partner each year to provide dictionaries for third graders at Southwest Georgia Academy and Early County Elementary School.  During the presentation members of the Task Force and More...

Drought

49 fires in Early Co. since Sept. 15

After five months of above-normal temperatures and dry conditions, almost 75 percent of Georgia is now experiencing some level of drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia assistant climatologist.  More...

‘Glory Days’ SGA reunion

SGA alumni from the late 1980s and early 1990s are holding a “Glory Days” class reunion Nov. 26 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Advance tickets are available at $25 single and $50 couple. More...

Early Aviation, Chamber host day of fun at the airport

Fifty years ago today, the dedication of the Blakely-Early County Airport had two governors in attendance as the community celebrated the construction of its new airport just east of Blakely on Highway 62.  Earlier this month there was a celebra More...

Editorials

The red light

Other Voices

I checked into a hotel the other night in a little town outside of Lexington. It wasn’t a fancy hotel, but I knew it would be clean and I was able to use some of my reward points to pay for it. The clerk was a very nice young man. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A little bit of hope!!!

Mumbles

“Disbelief ” was the expression most seen last week when the country learned that Donald Trump had defeated Hilary Clinton.  “Behold the miracle that took place with the Sovereignty of God balanced with the responsibility of ma More...

Obituaries

Carlton Wiley

Retired

George Carlton Wiley, 92, of Albany, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.  Mr. Wiley was born in Blakely, Ga., Oct. 7, 1924, to the late George Earnest and Linnie A. Bush.  More...

Tom Tucker

Retired

Thomas Theodore “Tom” Tucker Sr. 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  More...

Robbie Cullifer

Retired

Robbie Ham Cullifer, 79, of Cuthbert, Ga., died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, after a long illness.  Mrs. More...