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Harveys July 4 profits donated to support vets

Southeastern Grocers has announced all profits generated at its grocery stores — including Harveys — on Tuesday, July 4, will be donated in support of veterans, service members and their families.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 5  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  GEORGIA Cares 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town and County Club  BIRTHDAY: Connie Weaver  ANNIVERSARIE More...

Longleaf clean coal project suspended

“Clean coal” technology is not financially feasible,” LSPower’s Longleaf project manager repeatedly told environmental groups hounding the $2 billion coal-fired power plant planned for Early County.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

God does not forget His own

Sunday School Lesson

Isaiah 6 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John Freewill  Saint John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, will have their annual revival July 3-7 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Charles McDonald of Mount Early Baptist Church, Albany, will be the evangelist for the week. More...

Campus

ECES supply list for 2017-18 school year

Early County Elementary School has announced the supply list required for the 2017-2018 school year. KINDERGARTEN Supply List 2 Packs of crayons 4 Packs of glue sticks Scissors 1 Plastic pencil box&nb More...

ECMS supply list for 2017-18 school year

Early County Middle School has announced the supply list required for the 2017-2018 school year. SIXTH GRADE Standard Items Pencils Erasers (hand-held) Hand-held pencil sharpener with a cap Blue, More...

New Georgia laws

Over 100 bills signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal took effect July 1. More...

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for 2017-2018 is underway through June 30 at the Early County School System Central Office at 12053 Columbia Street in Blakely. Students must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. More...

WOTUS repeal!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. More...

Blakely Mass Choir takes national awards

The Blakely Mass Choir, under the direction of founder Frederick Shorter, has been named Traditional Choir of the Year. They also received an award for the top Traditional Song of the Year — “I’ve Got To Tell It.”  More...

Editorials

A conversation with George

Other Voices

George Washington stopped by my office last week on his way to spend the 4th of July at the beach.  Yes, that George Washington. The father of our country. Scoff if you want, but I talk to the Founding Fathers all the time. What of it? More...

Political Cartoon

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Birds get my attention

All That’s Fit to Print

Birds are on my mind. It seems everywhere I turn; another bird of some sort is getting my attention. As distractions go, birds rank high on my list. My list is pretty long and alphabetized.  More...

Obituaries

Betty Britto

Homemaker   Betty Jane Mote Britto, 82, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  Mrs. Britto was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Edison, Ga., to the late William M. “Bill” Mote and Lindie Jane Phipps Mote. More...

Jack Hallman

Retired  SFC (Ret.) Jack G. Hallman, 66, of Midland Ga., passed away Friday June 23, 2017, in Columbus, Ga..  More...

Bob Greer

Retired   Robert W. “Bob” Greer, 61, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017.  More...