May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

“BlakelyNet” goes live

Fiber to the Home Broadband

The City of Blakely will join a growing number of communities this week offering the “gold standard” of Internet broadband service.  The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) internet service — “BlakelyNet” — will be avail More...

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...

Full Moon Glow 5K

The   Friends of Kolomoki and the ECHS cross country and track team invite all runners to mark their calendars for the June 10 Kolomoki Full Moon Glow 5K Run and Fun Run.  Registration will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the visitors center. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 31  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS:  THURSDAY, June 1  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Don Harper, Balin Martin, Taylor Craft, More...

Couple escape serious injury

A retired educator and his wife escaped serious injury Sunday evening when the small plane they were in flipped upside down during a landing.  Graham Lowe told emergency responders he had overshot the runway causing the Cessna 172 Skyhawk he was More...

Food processing facility opens at ECHS

The Early County High School food processing plant will be opening now that the school year has ended. The facility will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Religion

Overcome fear through Jesus Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Judges 4, 5  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual revival May 29-31 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Saint Paul  More...

THANK YOU

The family of Lucus Chance Johnston acknowledges with deep appreciation everyone’s kind expressions of sympathy, prayers and loving concern for our family at this time of loss.  We would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent flower More...

Attention ECSS parents!

The   Early County School System is in the process of reviewing and revising Federal Programs for the 2017- 2018 School Year.  ECSS will also be revising the Consolidated Local Educational Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Parents are u More...

Budget hearing

The Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. More...

Holiday fatalities

As of Tuesday, the Georgia State Patrol was reporting 17 traffic fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday period, three more than the 14 fatalities reported in 2016  None of those fatalities were in GSP Post 14’s counties — Deca More...

Kornegay resigns, Bostwick to serve interim position

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce has named Celia Bostwick to serve as interim president of the chamber. More...

Weston laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

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Editorials

Tabloid headlines are fun to read

Other Voices

The big news in the world of supermarket tabloids last week was, apparently, a South Dakotan woman who delivered her own baby while skydiving, which seems like quite a feat. I love tabloid headlines. More...

Political Cartoon

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Again... Lest We Forget!

Mumbles

It would be interesting to know how many others had the same reaction during TV coverage of President Trump’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day when the lady approached him with a handful of flowers... More...

Obituaries

Jeanne Hall

Retired

Jeanne Estelle Clements Hall, 83, of Fort Gaines, Ga., passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Eddie Hudspeth

Retired

Eddie Blackmon Hudspeth II, DVM, 86, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga.  Mr. Hudspeth was born in Blakely, Ga., to the late John Patrick and Hazel Shepard Hudspeth. Eddie moved to Macon in 1956. More...

Society

Retired educators recognize STAR students

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met on May 16, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church for their last meeting until September.  More...

Brackin-Rawlings

Vance and Brenda Amerson of Colquitt, Ga., and Dennis Green of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylyn Brackin, to Nick Rawlings, son of Joe and Hope Cleveland of Colquitt and Blake and Brenda Rawlings of Drakesboro, Ken.  More...

Mrs. Wright turns 98

Inell Idlett Wright, a lifelong resident of Blakely, celebrated her 98th birthday Saturday, May 20, 2017, with family and friends at the home of her son, Eddie Wright. More...