October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus Tour Nov. 15

Tour   Early County School System’s schools to see all the exciting learning opportunities available Nov. 15, 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. during ECSS the Annual Bus Tour.  Seating is limited! More...

SGA to host veterans

Southwest Georgia Academy will recognize veterans with a special program and lunch Nov. 10. All veterans and spouses are invited! Guest speakers will include Senator Freddie Powell Sims and Reverend Kermit Soileau. More...

Jewelry boxes

Make a wooden jewelry holder at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library during a two-day class for adult participants, Nov. 6 and Nov. 7. This free class starts at 1 p.m. Come by the library to sign up. Library hours are 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. More...

Crowdis Run

The date for the 22nd Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk has been set for Jan. 20, 2018. The 5K and 10K will start and finish at the First United Methodist Church. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Dr. and Mrs. Art Cox  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

Low income home energy assistance program to open Nov. 1

Georgia’s Energy Assistance Program will open on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. for homebound and elderly households (all adults in household must be age 65 or over and/or physically homebound) that meet eligibility requirements for the program. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Daily Events OCT. 30 – 9:45 a.m. Walking, 11 a.m. Crafts. Lunch: Chicken & rice, carrots, broccoli, fresh fruit.  OCT. 31 – 9:30 a.m. HALLOWEEN & BIRTHDAY PARTY. More...

Religion

God’s covenant with the returned exiles

Sunday School Lesson

Nehemiah 8-10  The eternal purpose for the chosen nation, Israel, was that of the spreading of the gospel, the Good News, to all the earth. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Women’s Conference  The Healing Michal Women’s Conference will be at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville, Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. To register call 229-220-8538. Charity Praise  More...

Society

Bless Your Art, festival in Colquitt

In conjunction with Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play, Swamp Gravy, the Colquitt Miller Chamber of Commerce will host the second Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Campus

BHS Class of 1962 enjoys reunion

Old friendships were renewed, memories relived and new friends introduced Friday Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 as the Blakely High School class of 1962 met to celebrate their 55th reunion.  More...

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Teacher Scholars First Grade Kaitlyn Beacham Marteka Brown Dylan Chandler Hadlee Douglass Ja’Marion Dunwood Hailey Flowers  More...

Join the fight to end polio!

Blakely Rotarians are part of many initiatives and projects locally, in District 9600, nationwide and worldwide. More...

Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

Everyone is urged to take advantage of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day,” Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Medicines can be placed in the drug drop box located in the lobby of Early County Jail.   More...

Bingo

The   Chamber of Commerce Bingo Night has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Tickets are $25, including dinner and one bingo card.   More...

Veterans Day Program and Gospel Sing

A Veterans Day Celebration and outdoor Gospel Music Festival is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Blakely First Assembly of God on the MLK Bypass in Blakely.  More...

Our ‘haunted’ Grand Old Lady

Several years ago Jim Miles asked for an Early County ghost story for a book he was working on... “The Georgia Ghost Book.”  Miles planned for the book to include a story from each of the state’s 159 counties.  More...

Editorials

I never liked Brussels sprouts

Other Voices

I started doing a lot of things in 2017 that I never thought I’d do. I hired a personal trainer. God bless Chelsea for her talent and ability to inspire me to reach my goals. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Egret really do eat quail

Mumbles

One thought comes to mind every time I hear someone talk about the Kennedy assassination... “cattle egret eat baby quail!”  I guess that thought will now be soundly driven home. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Green

Carpenter

Dennis Labron Green, 51, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Oct. 22, 2017.  Mr. Green was born July 25, 1966, in Cleveland, Tenn., to Edward Ray Green and the late Christine Albritton Green. More...

Donald Naramore

Donald Naramore, 67, of Shorterville, Ala., passed away Oct. 17, 2017.  Mr. Naramore was born June 13, 1950, in Fort Gaines, Ga., to the late Thomas H. Naramore and Annette W. Weems. More...

Dunny Sparks

Retired

Dunny Sparks, 67, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Oct. 17, 2017.  Mr. Sparks was born in Blakely April 25, 1950, to the late Willie J. Sparks and Mattie L. Sparks Trice. More...