January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Unsung Hero Banquet

The   Freedom Council’s 14th annual Unsung Hero Banquet will be Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. For more information contact Alice Hutchins at 308- 4375.   More...

Area Minister’s Fellowship

All area ministers are invited to the Early County Area Minister’s Fellowship meeting Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be at First Baptist Church in Blakely. Please use the entrance on Victoria Street. More...

Reed facing drug, weapon charges

Acting on reports of illegal drug activities, Sheriff ’s investigators arrested Joey Reed, 38, of Hogan Ave. in Blakely.  Investigators approached Reed in the parking lot of a convenience store Friday, Jan. More...

...2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Now 2017 In the archives!

A glance back at stories from the past year!

October   The News learned the management transition of the hospital between Pioneer and LifeBrite scheduled to begin Sept. 30 had been delayed due to unresolved Pioneer Health Services legal issues  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24  BLAKELY Lions Club Meeting, noon, Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Mark Still, Danny Coody, Olin Thompson, Jr.  THURSDAY, Jan. More...

City of Damascus announces property tax increase

The City of Damascus City Council today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 11.07 percentage over the rollback millage rate.  More...

Religion

God calls us to have strong faith

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 10, 11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Minister’s Fellowship  More...

THANKS

The family of Dr. Larry Lewis would like to thank Community Funeral Home and staff, Church Street Church of Christ, Minister James E. More...

Society

Plans are complete for Temples-Stevens wedding

Mary Beth Temples, daughter of Elizabeth Dialane Temples and the late Billy Harris Temples of Blakely, and Nathan William Stevens, son of Beverly Lynn Stevens and the late Kenneth Lawrence Stevens of Montrose, Mich., will exchange their wedding vows More...

Bethel Baptist Church hosts youth hunting camp

Bethel Baptist Church of Blakely partnered with 30-30 Ministries to host their second youth deer hunting camp Jan. 12- 14 at Camp Hicita at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. More...

Rollins graduates

Maxwell Rollins of Summerville, S.C., has graduated with a doctorate of business administration in leadership from Liberty University. Dr. More...

City Governmental Complex project

The City of Blakely has approved a bid from PDC Construction of Bainbridge to construct the new Blakely Fire Station and Governmental Complex on Magnolia Street.  More...

Community Health Forum

The   Early County Partnership for Health will hold a community forum Thursday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Registration and a Continental Breakfast will be held 8:30 a.m. More...

Annual Chamber Banquet

The   Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet will be Feb. 6 at Kolomoki Mounds Camp Hicita dining hall.  Entertainment will feature music by the Back-Porch Posse. More...

Voters to consider TSPLOST referendum May 22

The Early County Board of Commissioners met Monday with representatives from several of the county’s municipalities to discuss the proposed TSPLOST referendum.  Voters in Southwest Georgia rejected TSPLOST in the July 2012 referendum which More...

TOGETHER WE STAND Between Teens and Underage Drinking

Early County Family Connection recently partnered with local law enforcement for a Shoulder Tap operation to determine if adults are willing to purchase alcohol for minors. More...

Editorials

Looking good

Other Voices

We are a society, for good or bad, obsessed with beauty. We all want to look good and feel young. And we’re willing to do just about anything to achieve it. I certainly had this in mind when I started exercising and eating healthy last year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Taking note of things

Mumbles

I shoulda wore my Fitbit! I coulda lit that thing up today at the hospital in Dothan. (No emergency! More...

Obituaries

Franklin Barron

Retired

Franklin Lee Barron Sr. passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Nancy Fuentes

Retired

Nancy Fuentes, 75, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga. No plans have been made yet, but arrangements will be posted when completed.   More...

Shirley Littlefield

Retired   Shirley Smith Littleton, 77, of Morgan, Ga., formerly of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in the Miller County Hospital.  Mrs. More...

Campus

Spelling bee winners announced at ECES

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently competed in a written vocabulary test and an oral Spelling Bee that was sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators.  The rules and guidelines were followed accordi More...