November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus Tour

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 the ECSS Annual Bus Tour.  Seating is limited! More...

D-Day over Normandy: The rest of the story

I was still at the office on a Tuesday night in July 2016 when there was a knock at the door. It was Mark Lewis of Irondale, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. Mark was there seeking some family history. His greatgrandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Hazel Gregory, Patton Norman  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garrett  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

Protect your devices from hackers

With the risk of a security breach increasing, it is critical that consumers protect their digital data in all forms. Here are four ways you can secure your information:  More...

Religion

Faithful God, unfaithful people

Sunday School Lesson

Numbers 25; I Samuel 2:27-36  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  More...

THANKS

We would like to thank everyone for their love and support during the recent loss of our loved one, Johnny Dixon. Your kind thoughts and prayers, visits, cards and food meant so much to our family. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Fitzgerald 44-0

The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane blanked the Bobcats 44-0 Friday night in Fitzgerald in the Cats’ final region game. More...

From the Press Box

From the Pressbox  By Brad Boyett  Early County takes on the Dothan Tigers this week. We have not played them since 1925, so it’s historic. It is also Senior Night so let’s support the Cats.   More...

Down, Set,Hike!

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Municipal elections Tuesday

Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for local candidates in Blakely, Arlington and Damascus.  Early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election will continue through Friday, Nov. More...

Christmas WishTree

Christmas   Wish Tree applications are available at Family Connection. Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.  To apply, go to Family Connection office on Harold Ragan Dr. More...

Veterans Day 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...

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.   More...

Obamacare navigator

The open enrollment period for Obamacare opened Monday and will continue through Dec. 15. More...

Editorials

Stop the premature arrival of Christmas

Other Voices

Look, I’m no Grinch. I’m no Ebenezer Scrooge. But the mad rush to Christmas has officially begun. More...

Political Cartoon

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Tragedy strikes friends

Mumbles

Our fellow newspaper folks in Bainbridge have been in our prayers this week as they mourn one of their own who was shot down Thursday by thugs attempting to rob him in the Post Searchlight parking lot.  Longtime employee Hubert Moore, 67, was ki More...

Obituaries

John Hughes

Retired

LTC. John Dee Hughes, U.S. Army Retired, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Tift Regional Medican Center.  More...

Society

Robertson-Williams to exchange vows

Annie Doris Bryant Robertson of Gallion, Ala., is pleased to announce the wedding of her daughter and truly missed at this time is her husband, the late Roland Robertson, father of the bride. More...

Holiday stress-busting tips

When holiday hustle leads to frayed nerves, there are some things people can do to reduce their stress.  • Hit the gym. Exercise has been shown to increase one’s sense of well-being, mood, self-esteem, and stress responsivity. More...

Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Tifton. More...