November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Siren test

Plant   Farley, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, plans to conduct the annual test of the emergency notification sirens within the plant’s 10-mile emergency planning zone. 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

Ribbon cutting for Brown’s re-opening

Brown’s on the Square — formerly Brown Jewelers — hosted a celebration of their reopening last week with a ribbon-cutting. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Frances Gordon, James Wiley  THURSDAY, Nov.23  THANKSGIVING DAY  BIRTHDAY: Creek Durden  FRIDAY, Nov. 24   More...

Health Dept. changes phone number

Early County Health Department has switched telephone services, resulting in a new phone number.  “Beginning Friday, Dec. More...

Religion

Remembering the covenant

Sunday School Lesson

1 Corinthians 11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mount Olive  Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, N. Church St., will hold an Hour of Power Thanksgiving Service Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rev. John Neal will be the speaker. Bring the entire family to fellowship.  More...

‘Backpacks of Hope’ to be distributed

Backpacks of Hope, sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Association, is offering free backpacks to children ages 2-14. Backpacks will be presented between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the following locations: Dec. 9 at the Old ECHS Gym in Blakely; Dec. More...

Society

Rotary Club honors veterans

Rotary president Steve Singletary, left, is pictured with veterans honored recently at the Blakely Rotary Club. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Black Friday safety tips

The unofficial beginning to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday compels many people to get out of bed in the middle of the night in the hopes of landing great deals on gifts for their loved ones. More...

Beginning to look a lot like....

As happens every Thanksgiving weekend in Blakely... “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot More...

Juveniles busted for break-ins

Investigators have apparently solved a rash of break-ins and burglaries that have taken place since Nov. More...

Christmas on the Square

Friday & Saturday — Dec. 1 & 2   Make plans now to come out and enjoy the fun and spirit at the 24th Annual Christmas on the Square Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.  More...

SCOTUS to hear water war case Jan. 8

The U.S. More...

Drive safely!

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety offers tips for drivers before the holidays.  • Do not try to make up time on the road – leave earlier than the normal driving time it takes to reach your destination.  • Keep yo More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret of my belief that the Christmas season does not officially begin until Santa Claus is spotted in Herald Square at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Thus, until the jolly ol’ elf is spotted on T More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lift her up in prayer!

Mumbles

Some time ago, I gleaned the following from an editorial by a Warren Throckmorton which seemed appropriate for Thanksgiving thoughts...  More...

Obituaries

Royce Watson

Retired

Royce Charnell Watson, 84, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.  Mr. Watson was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Bridgeboro, Ga., to the late Alexander Boyd Watson and Lucy Best Watson. More...

Francis McGriff

Retired

Francis Stanley McGriff, 78, Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his residence. His desire was to be cremated with no formal services.  Mr. McGriff was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Edison, Ga., to the late Charles Ross McGriff Sr. More...

Bera Collins

Retired

Bera Kate Gay Collins, 82, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.  More...