December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Scholars Academy meeting

There will be an information meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Crowdis races move to Jan. 21

The   Dr. James H. Crowdis Run is moving to Jan. 21 this year! In addition to the 5K race, there will also be a 10K (6.2 miles) race. The races will begin at 9:15 a.m. More...

Bobcats named to All-Region team

Region 1-AA champion and state runnerup Fitzgerald dominated GHSA All Region honors. More...

Family Connections Survey

Family Connections is asking the public to take five minutes to complete a Community Survey at the following link. http://bit.ly/EarlyCounty_ CommunitySurvey   More...

NFIB: Small business optimism soars

Small business optimism remained flat leading up to Election Day and then rocketed higher as business owners expected much better conditions under new leadership in Washington, according to a special edition of the National Federation of Independent More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Ken Toole  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Lane Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Harrell  THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Local church donates turkeys, food baskets at Thanksgiving

Church Street Church Of Christ donated 36 turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets Wednesday, Nov. More...

Religion

The forerunner of the Savior

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 1:1-25, 57-80  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony Baptist Church, 49 Love Street, Blakely, will host a revival Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Evangelist Dr. Greg Little of Gaffney, S.C., will preach. Come and enjoy great preaching and singing. Everyone is welcome. More...

Society

DAR members attend State Regent luncheon

Peter Early Chapter along with Benjamin Hawkins, Old Herod, and Bainbridge chapters, hosted State Regent Joyce Ball Patton at a luncheon at the Bainbridge Country Club Friday, Dec. More...

Prince Milan turns one Dec. 15

Prince Milan Ogden- Yarbrough turns one Dec. 15, 2016. More...

SGA chooses Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for November. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Hey

kids! The News has received a tip from one of his helpers that Santa will be passing through Arlington Saturday! He will be at Jerry’s Meats at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Your parents, brothers and sisters can tag along if you like... More...

2017 City Budget

The Blakely City Council held a budget hearing Tuesday evening to discuss the city’s proposed 2017 budget for the city’s “enterprise funds.”  The graph at right reflects the city’s revenue and expenditure totals fro More...

Former local icon featured in Dalton voting article

Mary Jane (Hammock) Dunlap, formerly of Blakely but now living in Dalton, Ga., was featured in a Nov. 4 voting article in the The Daily Citizen.  More...

Toys & Food

There are drop boxes at Harvey’s, Piggly Wiggly, Advanced Auto, Fred’s and the Early County Jail for the Sheriff's annual toy and food drive for needy families. Call 723-3577 for more information.   More...

Be The Wall Video

Early County citizens painted a visual statement that says, “We will prevent underage drinking!”  See the video at the following link... https://www.youtube.com/user/EarlyChoices   More...

JROTC Ball

Early   County High Junior ROTC will host their first formal Military Ball and dinner Dec. 16 at the ECHS cafeteria at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be CTAE Director Dr. Shanice Richardson. Tickets are $10. More...

Editorials

Humble heroes

Other Voices

We don’t have real heroes much anymore.  We look up to athletes, who really haven’t done anything other than score touchdowns and hit home runs. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

High flying heroes

Mumbles

Despite decades of indoctrination of our journalists by left wing college professors, from time to time they do something which earns them a temporary reprieve from my ire.  Over the past few days, following the passing of John Glenn, a good man More...

Obituaries

Eddie Andrews

Eddie Andrews, 63, of Arlington, Ga., died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Andrews was born in Dothan, Ala., Sept. 28, 1953, to the late John Winston Andrews and Annie Mildred Arnold Andrews. More...

Billy Temples

Billy Harris Temples, 69, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at his family home Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.  More...

Grace Cooper

Grace Roberts Cooper, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Mrs. Cooper was born in Worth County, Ga., to the late Ira J. and Pearl Roberts. More...