April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

More storms

A line of strong storms swept through the southeast Monday causing widespread damage and power outages. Tornados reportedly killed five people. No deaths were reported in Georgia.  More...

Labor poster scam

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler have alerted Georgia businesses to ignore threatening mail from an unregistered entity which calls itself “Labor Poster Services.” More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 5  FAMILY CONNECTIONS Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Daniel Knight, Matt Jansen, Kendall Durham  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Don Phillips Jr. More...

Many to thank for Peanut Proud

Chamber Thoughts

The month of March, also known as the month of the peanut, was a very exciting one for Blakely and Early County, as it is every year. The events surrounding Peanut Proud as well as the festival itself turned out to be huge successes. More...

MILITARY NEWS

PFC Josie T. Williams has graduated from U.S. Army National Guard basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. More...

Religion

Recognize the true nature of God

Sunday School Lesson

John 3:1-21  More...

CHURCH NEWS

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

Budget hearings, solar farms

The first order of business at most governmental meetings is the approval of minutes from previous meetings.  The minutes approved at Monday’s county commission reflected March was a busy month for the Early County Board of Commissioners.& More...

Spring activities at Kolomoki

Spring will be a busy season at Kolomoki Mounds State Park starting April 14 at 7 p.m. with sunset cruises around Lake Kolomoki followed by a cookout.  Boat tours last approximately 30 minutes and pre-registration is required. More...

Voter rolls lawsuit dismissed

Federal Judge Timothy Batten dismissed a lawsuit last week filed by Common Cause and the Georgia Conference of the NAACP that attempted to overturn a Georgia law that requires regular list maintenance of the voter rolls.  Secretary Kemp applaude More...

Our veterans deserve better

By U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson  During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.  More...

Editorials

Where does it all go?

Other Voices

Americans, myself included, are obsessed with losing weight. You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a celebrity in a commercial for one weight-loss plan or another promising to help you lose weight. More...

Political Cartoon

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History thru a firehose

Mumbles

I have always known, at least since someone told me, that my greatgrandfather William W. Fleming (pretty good name) left Pennsylvania with a friend named Wellborn headed for the California gold rush in the late 1840s. More...

Obituaries

Michael Howard

Disabled   Michael James Howard, 46, of Blakely, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Michael was born in Blakely Nov. 10, 1970, to the late William Lamar Howard and Vonnell Barnett Howard. More...

Campus

ECMS math bowl winners announced

The second annual math bowl was held in the school cafeteria Wednesday, March 29 where the second round winners from each grade competed against each other. It was a hard fought battle in each grade.  More...

GP Community Advisory Group meets

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs Operations Vice President - General Manager George Cifelli, who is retiring this month, introduced current Operations Manager Craig Tatum as his successor at the March 22 initial meeting of the 2017 Community Advisory Gr More...

Swamp Gravy honors Class of 2017

This past Saturday, the Swamp Gravy cast honored their graduating seniors at the closing performance of Swamp Gravy: Home.  This season’s graduating class features students from Miller County High School, Early County High School, Pataula More...