May 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA graduation May 18

Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 25 seniors will be Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium. Eighteen honor graduates will have special parts on the program.   More...

ECHS graduation May 27

Approximately   168 members of the Class of 2017 are expected to receive diplomas during Early County High’s graduation exercises Saturday, May 27 at 9 a.m. in the Tommy Whitehurst Gym.   More...

Second Annual Midsummer’s “Evening of Hope”

To help continue the work against cancer, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will hold its Second Annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of More...

New city laws: False alarms, trucking violations can be costly

The Blakely City Council adopted an amendment to the Emergency Management Ordinance at their May 2 council meeting providing for fines for “false alarm” emergency calls.  More...

Grandparents meeting

SGA grandparents will meet Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in the “Little Red Schoolhouse” — their new club house!   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 10  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library.  GEORGIA CARES 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Golden Triangle recognizes board members for 25 years of service

Billy Roland and Luther Clearman were recently honored for the exceptional length of service and dedication to the Golden Triangle Regional Conservation and Development Council. More...

Religion

Be obedient to God’s call to witness

Sunday School Lesson

There is an underlying picture of love, as we read the account this portion of the life of the prophet Jonah. Our Heavenly Father — the creator of the universe — cares for all of creations. More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love  True Love Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual revival May 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. Guest pastor for the week will be Rev. Perez Blackmon along with Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church family and New St. Mark Church family. More...

THANKS

We sincerely thank our many friends who were so supportive of us during the past 2-1/2 months of my hospitalization.  Your prayers, cards, visits, flowers and food were all so helpful. More...

Society

Allen, Brownlee win awards at state science and engineering fair

Seventh grader Charlye Allen and eighth grader Kyndall Brownlee competed at the state level of the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 31-April 2 at the University of Georgia. More...

Craft - Conner

Bobby Craft of Blakely, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Two Early County Bobcats sign letters of intent

Lady Cats basketball power forward and center Destiny Reed signed with Andrew College Friday, May 5. More...

Breaking News - 5/12/2017 9:12 AM

1Lt. Weston Lee procession update  Free Access 

 U.S. Army paratrooper 1Lt. Weston Lee is being flown into Lawson Field at Fort Benning today at 11 a.m.ARRIVAL IN BLAKELYIn appreciation for Weston’s service everyone is urged to line North Main and Court Square in Blakely for the procession. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2017 12:43 PM

1Lt. Weston Lee memorial service  Free Access 

 1Lt. Weston Lee’s body will be flown to Fort Benning Friday and will lie in state 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12 during a visitation at Weston’s home church, the Ft. Gaines United Methodist Church. More...

House, Senate bills focus on rural Georgia growth

Speaker David Ralston announced the members of the House Rural Development Council. More...

1Lt Weston Lee, family remains in our prayers

Memorial details not available yet

The News has learned a memorial service will be held in Mangham Auditorium at Early County High for 1Lt Weston Lee, a 25-year-old platoon leader with the U.S. More...

School Improvement meetings

The   Early County Elementary and Middle Schools will host school improvement meetings next week.  All parents, community members and students are encouraged to attend and participate in developing School Improvement Plans, Parent Involveme More...

Editorials

I joined a gym

Other Voices

For some inexplicable reason, I went out last week and joined a gym. Actually, I do know the reason. My talented and intelligent trainer, Chelsea, basically told me I had no choice. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Right foot forward

Mumbles

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has affirmed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s renewed dedication to religious liberty and freedom of speech.  More...

Obituaries

Dora Patterson

Retired

Dora Pearl Stuart Patterson, 80, of Brunswick, Ga., and formerly of Arlington, Ga., passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mrs. Patterson was born Nov. More...

Catherine Sheppard

Homemaker

Catherine Sheppard, 86, of Blakely, Ga., passed away April 30, 2017.  Mrs. Sheppard was born Aug. 28, 1930, to the late Willie and Marie Owens. More...

Weston Lee

Veteran

First Lt. Weston Cecil Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Ga., died April 29, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq from injuries suffered from stepping on a land mine.  Lt. Lee was born Aug. More...