June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Isakson VA whistleblower act signed

Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the president’s signing Friday of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law.  More...

JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Shortly after school dismissed for the summer, members of Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps units headed for the trenches at Georgia Military College for the 2017 JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 28  KEN Panse, Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.  BIRTHDAYS: Michelle English, Tera Harrell Martin, Laura Lynn Crouch  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Federal funds made available in Early County

Federal funds in the amount of $5,485.00 have been made available to Early County by FEMA/Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for individuals More...

Flint River Conservation District awarded grant

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District will lead one of 33 projects selected nationwide for the 2017 cycle of funding for the USDA’s Conservation Innovation Grant Program.  The competitive grant program, administered by NRCS, More...

Religion

Nothing can change the plan of God

Sunday School Lesson

Exodus 3  As we read scripture, the divine accuracy seems to boggle the mind of many skeptics. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove  Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church and Rev. Calvin Reynolds will host their annual revival June 28-30 at 7 p.m. Rev. Barbara Davis will be the guest speaker. More...

Society

Wedding plans complete

Anna Carole Grimsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt, and Caleb Scott Montgomery, son of Rev. and Mrs. More...

Mystery lady follow up

Our readers were recently asked if anyone had any idea who the lady above might be. Her framed photo was among the possessions of the late Cena Loback Carswell, formerly of Blakely. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Lifebrite to manage hospital

The News has learned the bankruptcy court approved the Asset Purchase Agreement bid of Lilburn, Ga.-based LifeBrite Hospital Group Friday during a “Sale Hearing.”  More...

Evening of Fun

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the Independence Day Fireworks Thursday, June 29 at the Ray Knight SportsPlex. Gates will open at 6 p.m.  The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Weston C. Lee.  More...

$5 million scratchoff winner

As many of you have likely already heard, a local citizen recently won $5 million in Georgia’s lottery.  The News has yet to be able to contact the winner. More...

Editorials

Technology rolls on

Other Voices

Ready to feel old today? The ATM machine, a device nearly all of us use in our daily lives, just turned 50 years old. That doesn’t seem possible. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

NOW is the time to ask!

Mumbles

Do you have any questions? Ask them NOW! The mystery lady may, or may not, still be a mystery (see page 6). More...

Obituaries

Connie Love

Homemaker

Connie Louise Avirett Love, 54, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at her home Wednesday, June 22, 2017.  Mrs. Love was born July 3, 1962, to the late Curtis Paul Avirett and Peggy Ann Muffley Avirett. More...

Lamar Pritchett

Millwright

Lamar Pritchett, 64, of Jakin, Ga., passed away on June 22, 2017, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Pritchett was born July 29, 1952, to the late Alva Lamar Pritchett Sr. and Eleanor Strickland Pritchett. More...

Evelyn Gilbert

Retired

Evelyn Ready Collier Gilbert of Blakely, Ga., died peacefully at Southeast Alabama Medical Center Emergency Room on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State  More...

WorkSource Southwest Georgia awarded grant

WorkSource Southwest Georgia has been awarded the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Sector Partnership Grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development - Workforce Division. The grant award is for $187,658. More...

Georgia deadline approaching to apply for SBA capital loans

The U.S. More...