February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Peanut butter delivered to storm victims

The Georgia Peanut Commission donated 10,080 jars of peanut butter towards disaster relief efforts in South Georgia. More...

High hopes for 2017 crop season

Ag Forecast Seminars:

In 2017, Georgia row crop farmers will likely devote more acreage to the state’s tried-and-true commodities: cotton and peanuts. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet

The   Freedom Council’s 13th annual Unsung Hero Banquet will be held at the Blakely Civic Center Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.  The keynote speaker will be retired U.S. Army Major Dalmyra Price Caesar. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1  THURSDAY, Feb. 2  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Addison Mock, Ashley Mock, Chip Houston, Danny Hodges  FRIDAY, Feb. 3  BIRTHDAYS: Rick Hall, Alex Davis   More...

Skylar competes

Skylar Fleming is pictured above with her proud grandparents, Billy and Judy Fleming, following her first gymnastics competition recently at FSU’s Tully Gym in Tallahassee. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Recreated to live in harmony

Sunday School Lesson

Galatians 3:26-4:7 When any philosophy attempts to “improve” on the eternal plan of God, problems develop that show the flaws in these humanly-devised schemes. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland  St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy. 27S, are celebrating the 26th anniversary of their pastor, Rev. Roosevelt Gardner Sunday, Feb. 5. Bishop Harvey Johnson will speak at 11:30 a.m. and Rev. More...

Campus

SGA softball players sign with colleges

Sutton Bridges and Erin Ragan traded in their Lady Warriors jersey for a new team Jan. 19. Bridges officially signed with LaGrange College while Ragan officially signed with Andrew College to continue their softball careers.  More...

Geography bee held at Early County Middle School

Emmanuel Johnson was the winner of the Early County Middle School competition for the National Geographic Bee and he will now advance to the state level of competition.  More...

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal Scholar FIRST GRADE Aiden Almodova Katelyn Cody Kenzie Crowdis Isabella Ebersole Nicholas Evans Mackenzie George Taylor Gilbert Carma Hester Kalise Hicks Kelsey Hicks And More...

March 25th

If you got ‘em, get out your erasers and white out. More...

Greene shot, back at work in Atlanta

Rep. More...

Annual Chamber Banquet

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce 67th annual Membership Banquet will be Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. More...

The ongoing battle against blight

The City of Blakely demolished 13 dilapidated houses over the past 12 months in its efforts to eliminate blight in the city.  Demolition of two others is underway and a demolition permit has just been issued for another. More...

Editorials

Talk about the good ol’ days

Other Voices

When I was a kid, I’d sometimes tag along with my mother as she ran her errands in the small town where I was raised. More...

Special need for CodeRED

Mumbles

Reflecting on the swath of death and damage across South Georgia by January’s tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, fellow publisher Elliott Brack pondered in his Gwinnett Forum, “Why do we allow mobile homes anyway? More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Alvin Aycock

Retired

Alvin Aycock, 75, of Edison, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Aycock was born April 20, 1941, in Morgan, Ga., to the late Irvin Aycock and Fannie Avera Aycock. He was a retired U.S. More...

Robert Rouse

Mechanic

John Robert “Bobby” Rouse Jr., 75, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, while on a fishing trip to lake Walter F. George in Ft. Gaines, Ga.  Mr. Rouse was born Jan. 18, 1942, to the late Catherine Parks Rouse. More...

Alma Duke

Homemaker

Alma Iona Duke, 82, of Leary, Ga., passed away Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017, at the Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga.  Mrs. Duke was born Jan. 31. 1934, in Brinson, Ga., to the late Dock Campbell Wells and Marie Josey Wells. More...