February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bishop receives Army’s highest civilain award

Congressman Sanford Bishop has been presented the Army Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for his work on the FY 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.  More...

Twin Bobcats sign with Albany State

ECHS Bobcat standouts Tyler, left, and Tayler Wimberly signed to play football with the Albany State Rams Feb. 2. More...

SGA “bee”

Southwest Georgia Academy sixth grader Georgia Odom, daughter of Louette and Brooke Odom, won first place in SGA’s annual Scripps National Middle School Spelling Bee competition Jan. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8  Blakely Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  Legal Aid, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Alex Welch, Brooke Jones, Leigh Warfield  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Advisory council seeks community input

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases Advisory Council will meet Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. More...

ECSS receives Broadcom award

The Broadcom Foundation recently awarded Early County School System $1,000 for STEM education at Early County Middle School. More...

Religion

New birth brings freedom

Sunday School Lesson

Galatians 4:8-20  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy 39N, Blakely, will have revival Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. thru Wednesday, Feb. 8. Guest speaker will be Rev. Danny Lewis. Senior pastor is Dr. Michael Warren. Morning Star  More...

Society

Bush-Moss

Wynn and Teresa Bush of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Breannan Denise Bush, to Brock Anthony Moss, son of Joey and Monica Moss of Montgomery, Texas.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe More...

Cutcliff-Hudson

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cutcliff of Kennesaw, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Cutcliff, to Lane Miles Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hudson Jr. of Colquitt, Ga.  More...

County goes about your business

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their February meeting Monday night with a relativey light agenda of business.  Responding to a request at January’s meeting by Phillip Buckhalter asking the county to reconsider the designation More...

‘Unsung Hero’ Banquet

The Freedom Council’s 13th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 25 at the Blakely Civic Center will feature keynote speaker retired U.S. More...

Chamber Banquet Thursday

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

Bridge, the card game

Want to learn how to play bridge, sharpen your game or learn new strategies? Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library is offering free classes starting Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Class size is limited. Register in person at the library. More...

Editorials

Question was worth asking

Mumbles

I was about to ask a question when an old but true story came to mind, making me think better.  Few reading this will remember Mr. Milton Bryant. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Take it ‘bird by bird’

All That’s Fit to Print

A friend sent me the story of the woman who traveled to a river every day to get water for her family.  More...

Obituaries

Guy Dunaway

Retired

Mr. Guy Dunaway, 89, of 6283 Wade Rd., Blakely, Ga., passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2017, in the Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Dunaway was born May 22, 1927, in Enterprise, Ala. More...

Betty Henry

Account Manager

Betty Lois Radney Henry, 66, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.  Mrs. Henry was born Nov. 14, 1950, in Blakely to the late Joe Howard “Buck” Radney and Stetha Lee Chambers Radney. Mrs. More...

Jerry Thompson

Retired

Jerry Howell Thompson, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 21, 1945, to the late Drew Thompson Jr. and Virginia Hudson Schramm. More...

Campus

SGA names Good Citizens

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

Hayes to compete for 2017 Miss Jr. Teen title

Breniecia Hayes of Arlington was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19. More...

Green named to dean’s list

Dylan Green of Blakely made the dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.  More...