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Rural Georgia left behind

House creates Rural Development Council

The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 389 Friday creating the House Rural Development Council.  Representative Sam Watson (RMoultrie), Chairman of the Rural Caucus Committee, worked with Representative Gerald Greene and othe More...

ECHS Class of ‘67 & ‘72 to hold reunions Peanut Proud weekend

The   Early County High Class of 1967 will hold a class reunion Peanut Proud weekend — March 25, 2017! The   ECHS Class of ‘72 will hold their 45- year reunion March 25 in conjunction with the Peanut Proud Festival.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 15  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Tobi Hall, Ava Still.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Ric Hall.  THURSDAY, March 16  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Special week honors Georgia’s school boards

The Early County School System is joining a statewide celebration March 13-17 during School Board Appreciation Week to salute local school board members.  More...

All about the peanut and ‘Peanut Proud’

Chamber Thoughts

It’s that wonderful time of year again where Blakely, Early County, and our surrounding area celebrate the wonderful peanut.  This may sound a little strange to some who read this, but we always need to take a step back and realize just ex More...

Religion

Greater love hath no man than this

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus Christ of Nazareth used man illustrations, as he taught the people the spiritual lessons. Often, these lessons were drawn from the immediate surroundings of the group. At that time, the economy of Israel was built upon the agricultural base. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Family Catholic  Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays during Lent at 6 p.m. beginning March 3. All are welcome. New Prospect  More...

Sports

Special opportunity turkey season for youth and mobility-impaired hunters

Turkey season opens March 25. however, youth and mobilityimpaired hunters utilizing private land will have the opportunity to harvest turkey during a special early turkey season on March 18-19. More...

Campus

Seventh grade student wins school system spelling bee

Seventh-grader Douglas Worlds won the ECSS Spelling Bee, besting a stage full of school champion spellers from the elementary and middle schools. More...

Martin wins state DAR essay contest

Molly Martin, a senior at Westover Comprehensive High School in Albany was recently named State Winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Christopher Columbus essay contest.  Molly advanced to the state competition winning the loc More...

DAR honors essay winners

The Peter Early Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met February 16, 2017 at the Blakely First United Methodist Church to honor student winners.  Regent Susan Pettus presided and called Rev. More...

Nominate Ag Producer of the Year

The   8th Annual Ag Producer of the Year will be honored at the Annual Farmer Recognition Dinner March 23. Nominations for “Ag Producer of the Year” can be submitted at www.peanutproudfestival.com. More...

Council approves rezoning

Last week’s Blakely City Council meeting began with a public hearing on two rezoning requests. Later, in the council meeting, the city council approved the two requests — one from AG to R-1A on Lucile Road and COM to R-2 on Howell Street. More...

County meeting

The March 6 County Commission meeting opened with commission chair June Merritt presenting Aspire behavioral health representatives and patients a proclamation proclaiming March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. More...

...more great music!

In just 10 days the Court Square will be filled with the sights and sounds of the 9th annual Peanut Proud Festival!  More...

Editorials

A new road to travel

Mumbles

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Political Cartoon

Full Story

The hardest parts are the workouts

Other Voices

When I first started my new nutrition and exercise routine, I thought changing my diet was going to be the hardest part. Chelsea the trainer had told me 90 percent of what I wanted to accomplish would come through healthy eating. More...

Obituaries

Richard Massie

Retired

Richard Eugene Massie, 86, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at Gainesville Health and Rehab in Gainesville, Va.  Mr. Massie was born July 11, 1930, in Booneville, Ind., to the late James C. More...

Debra Ann Holmes

Debra Ann Holmes, 59, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, March 3, 2017.  Miss Holmes was born Nov. 27, 1957, to the late Wilkie and Rebecca Holmes. More...

THANKS

I should like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the cards, visits, phone calls and delicious food my family and I received following my recent surgery and hospital stay. Your kindness and caring are greatly appreciated. More...