September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lifebrite takeover of local hospital delayed to Sept. 30

The News announced June 28 that Lilburn, Ga.-based LifeBrite Hospital Group’s Asset Purchase Agreement bid had been approved by the bankruptcy court, and that a management transition would begin Aug. 31.  More...

Two die in rollover wreck on Hwy 39 north

Two Blakely citizens were killed in a rollover wreck Sept. 6 on Highway 39 north of Blakely. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL aid, 9 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Amy Shierling Graves, Chase Wehrly, Aldine Owen  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and  Mrs. More...

Sheriff’s employee recognized

Sheriff William Price recognizes two Early County Sheriff’s Department employees. Tonya Williams, right, has been named Southwest Georgia TAC of the Year. More...

Win a free deer hunt and hear the good news!

Bethel Baptist Church of Blakely and 30-30 Ministries are planning a youth deer hunting camp Jan. 12-14, 2018.  A random drawing will be used by 30-30 Ministries to select youth campers. More...

Religion

Keep the sabbath day holy

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 31:12-18; Isaiah 56:1-8  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  More...

Seeds of Hope

Throughout Scripture the “heart” is used as the center of a person’s being. It describes the heart as the personality or character of a person 257 times. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Worth County Rams 36-4

The Bobcats defeated the Worth County Rams 36-4 Friday night at Standifer Field, improving their record to 3-1.  The Bobcats took a 7- 0 lead in the first quarter driving 70 yards in nine plays. More...

From the Press Box

Voice of the Bobcats  A good solid Win for the Bobcats. The offense played great, scoring four touchdowns. The defense kept Worth County out of the end zone, and the special teams scored.  More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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City late fees delay

Mayor   Anthony Howard told the News Tuesday the City of Blakely will waive utility late fees until Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.   More...

County meeting, tax hearing Thursday

Monday’s   County Commission meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The public hearing on the proposed tax increase scheduled for Monday has also been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.   More...

City raising tax millage

The Blakely City Council adopted a resolution at their Sept. More...

U.S. Flag disposal service

Anyone who has an unservicable U.S. Flag can contact Ray Perkins who has experience with flag disposal ceremonies. A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. More...

Editorials

Notre Dame fans most hospitable

Other Voices

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – We came to this small Indiana town not just for a football game, though that’s exactly what we do on football weekends in the fall. More...

Political Cartoon

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Paddles, prayers needed

I never asked Miller County Liberal publisher Terry Toole how he decided on the title of his column — “Up the Creek Without a Paddle.” More...

Obituaries

Wayne Carr

Retired

Herbert Wayne Carr, 90, of Donalsonville died Sept. 10, 2017, at his home.  More...

Tom Riley

Barber

Tom Riley, 85, of Blakely, Ga., passed away suddenly Friday evening, Sept. 8, 2017, at his residence.  Mr. Riley was born Aug., 14, 1932, to the late William Mason Riley and Ollie Mae Golden Riley. More...

John Newberry

Retired

John D. Newberry, 76, of Colquitt, Ga., passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison, Ga.  Mr. Newberry requested to be cremated and did not want any type of service. More...