October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bingo

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Bingo Night, Oct. 24 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. $25.00 includes dinner and one card.   More...

U.S. Flag disposal

A disposal ceremony is being planned for unservicable U.S. Flags. Anyone who has an unservicable U.S. Flag can contact Ray Perkins at 308-0033 or ray.perkins.0033- @gmail.com or the DAR through Louise Jones at 723-4682.  More...

Community meeting

The Early County School System will hold a community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Wesley Chapel Church with an adult meeting and kids activities followed by a hotdog supper at 6 p.m. The public is invited Mark your calendar!   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAY: Beth Crozier  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Rob McLendon  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Womble family reunion Saturday

The Womble family reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until. The reunion will be at Union Baptist Church, 643 Shingler Rd., Hwy. 91 between Colquitt and Donalsonville.   Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. More...

Chamber Notes

By Cecelia Bostwick  More...

Religion

God makes a covenant with Israel

Sunday School Lesson

Exodus 19  More...

Seeds of Hope

The word grace in Scripture is used in many different ways. In the Old Testament it is often included with “grace-words” when the writer is speaking of God’s loyalty or forgiveness. His steadfast love or loving-kindness. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Family  Father Mike Kerin of the Glenmary Home Missioners has been appointed pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Blakely. Everyone is invited to come worship. Christ Missionary  More...

Society

47th annual Kolomoki Festival Oct. 14

Saturday, Oct. 14 is fast approaching, and with it this year’s Kolomoki Festival. An annual favorite in southwest Georgia, this full day of fun will go from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Kolomoki Mounds State Park, six miles north of Blakely.  More...

Visit Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library and check out something new

Beginning the weekend of Sept. 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...

Campus

SGA Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for September. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

South Georgia State  Darrell T. Brown of Blakely has been named to the dean’s list for summer 2017 semester at South Georgia State College. More...

Burglaries, break-ins...

Authorities are investigating a rash of break-ins and burglaries and asking the public to be aware and contact investigators with any information they may have.  The sheriff’s office responded to multiple locations Thursday morning on Nort More...

Lifebrite takeover delayed

The News has learned that the management transition of the hospital between Pioneer and Lifebrite scheduled to begin Sept. 30 has again been delayed.  More...

Quilt Painting

Get a head start on holiday decorating! Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library is hosting a quiltpainting class for adult participants starting Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Ten spaces are available. There is a $5 supply fee. Sign up at the library. More...

Georgia-Pacific Historical Marker

The Georgia Historical Society has recognized Georgia-Pacific with a Georgia historical marker as the latest honoree of the Georgia Business History Initiative.  More...

Editorials

Can’t we all just work together?

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret in this space of my desire for more civility in politics and in life. More...

Political Cartoon

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Need to ask why this time

Mumbles

I often remind myself not to ask “why” when faced with a disrupting challenge. I learned long ago that God will answer when you ask why. But, he does it at the time of his choosing.  There you go again, asking why! More...

Obituaries

Johnny Dixon

Owner/Operator

Johnny Dixon, 72, of 28 Garden Drive, Blakely, Ga., died unexpectedly in the emergency room of Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, Ga., Monday afternoon October 2, 2017.  More...

Elaine Lee

Elaine H. Lee, 56, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sept. 23, 2017.  Mrs. Lee was born March 4, 1961, in Blakely to the late Ira Henderson Jr. and Mattie Mae Dunwood. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Cook County

Turnovers have bitten the Bobcats during homecoming games two weeks in a row. Last week they were bit by four turnovers during homecoming at Standifer Field. More...

Warriors defeat Springwood

Last Friday SGA traveled to Lanett, Ala., to play the Springwood Wildcats.  SGA started the game off by kicking the ball. The Wildcats, with their big offensive line, were able to move the ball down the field. More...

Down Set Hike!!

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