November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JoAnna Smith in concert here Saturday

Early County’s own JoAnna Smith, a native of Arlington, returns to Blakely Saturday to perform at Christmas on the Square. This has been a banner year for “Jo” and she’s excited to bring her music home.  More...

Middle School Spelling Bee winners

The annual Early County Middle School spelling bee was held in the John R. Harris Media Center Nov. 14. Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a vocabulary elimination round before advancing to the spelling round. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29  BIRTHDAYS: Becky Lord, Susan Chapman  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Steuart Spence  THURSDAY, Nov. 30  Get in the Spirit! at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Aspire to offer coats and pizza

Aspire: Early Miller Services Center Support will host a Christmas program Friday, Dec. More...

Holiday traffic deaths

Georgia State Troopers investigated 627 traffic crashes that resulted in 294 injuries, and 12 fatalities during the Thanksgiving holidays.  There were no holiday traffic fatalities reported in Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole counties by GSP More...

Religion

Put your faith in Christ Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 3  Before Jesus Christ of Nazareth ascended into heaven, he gave a command to the gathered group, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Smithville Missionary Baptist Church, W. Smithville Rd., Dothan, Ala., will host a Christmas Gospel Singing Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. to include Bro. Charles Williams True Faith Gospel Singers and Bro. Charles Beasley Chosen Vessels and many more. More...

Camerata Chorus to present Christmas concert

The Camerata Chorus and Eufaula Men’s Chorus, a fifty voice choir made up of people in and around Eufaula and southwest Georgia will present their 2017 concert, “Glory Divine” on Tuesday December 5th at 7:30 p.m. More...

Society

Ideas for making holiday memories

Here are some festive ideas to include in the days leading up to Christmas — a special family calendar of fun finds.  1. Annual memento: Have the kids or adults make one new handmade ornament each year. More...

How to cut back on holiday waste

Reducing waste come the holiday season does not mean celebrants have to forgo big family meals or beautifully wrapped gifts. In fact, there are several ways to reduce waste without spoiling the spirit of the season.  More...

First Baptist Church of Blakely

Wonder and Glory is a worship service that uniquely involves people of all ages in the telling of the birth of Jesus Christ through the combination of Scripture, carols, worship songs and anthems   More...

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...

Camerata Chorus Concert Tuesday

The Camerata Chorus and Eufaula Men’s Chorus, a fifty voice choir made up of people from Eufaula and southwest Georgia will present their 2017 concert, “Glory Divine” Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Christmas Open House at library

Get in the Spirit! at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual Christmas Open House Thursday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

SRTC to provide new opportunities for area students

Shortly after the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Southern Regional Technical College was asked to assume responsibility for the tec More...

Editorials

A long talk with Milly

Other Voices

“So, Milly, did you read the story in The New York Times about how people who own dogs actually live longer than people who don’t?” “I thought The New York Times was fake news.” More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bowels of the swamp!

Mumbles

Does anyone remember how liberals were bashing and mocking Vice President Mike Pence in the media about six months ago for his “old-fashioned” approach to his marital vows?  “How terribly Puritan!” they exclaimed upon lea More...

Obituaries

James Evans

Retired

James M. Evans, 77, of Vernon, Fla., passed away Nov. 25, 2017.  Mr. Evans was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Seminole County, Ga., to Durward and Mary Mae Justice Evans. More...

Sara King

Retired

Sara Pipkin King, Blakely, Ga., died at her residence Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, 2017. Her funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blakely with Rev. Richard M. Williams, grands onin law, and Rev. More...

Jane Willis

Betty Jane Tedder Willis passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her parents, James Whit Tedder and Onie Bynum Tedder.  The funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. More...

Campus

Principal turns author

Early County Elementary School principal, Matthew Cullifer, says he considers himself “a writer” when he is at home with his wife and four children.  His first novel, Dixieland, was just published and is available at Amazon.   More...