February 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City receives $3.4 million USDA loan

To assist contruction of city’s public safety facility

The USDA announced investments last week in projects to provide essential services for nearly 300,000 people in rural areas across Georgia in Fiscal Year 2017.  More...

Globetrotters’ “Gator” Rivers Unsung Heroes speaker

The Freedom Council has annouunced the speaker for the Feb. 24 Unsung Hero Banquet will be Larry “Gator” Rivers, of the Harlem Globetrotters. More...

Bluffton’s Weston Lee Memorial Park equipment installed

The City of Bluffton has announced the installation of new playground and workout area equipment in the Weston C. Lee Veterans Memorial Park has been completed. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7  BIRTHDAYS: Sharon M. Still, Jody Craft  THURSDAY, Feb. 8  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Alex Welch, Leigh Warfield  FRIDAY, Feb. 9   More...

BIRTH

Everett Woodrow Bowen would like to announce the birth of his brother, Walton Joseph Bowen, and his sister, Perry Louise Bowen. Walton and Perry were born Aug. 25, 2017, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

GPC to hold nomination election

The Georgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  More...

Religion

Live life with a disciplined faith

Sunday School Lesson

James 3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove  Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate the anniversary of their pastor, Rev. Carlos Reid, Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Robert Lewis. Everyone is invited to attend. Blakely Mass Choir  More...

Seeds of Hope

Recently there was an article tucked away in a newspaper about a young girl in Georgia who feels no pain. She suffers from a rare congenital disease that affects the nervous system. More...

Society

Healthy reasons to head to your coffee shop today

One of the most widely consumed substances in the world, caffeine is found in varying amounts in coffee, tea, chocolate, soda, and energy drinks.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Banquet

The Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia, Inc. will be honoring Pastor Eddie Stapleton and Freddie Summerset during the 14th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet. The banquet will be held Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Blood Drive

As part of American Heart Month, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring a “Strike Out Heart Disease” Blood Drive 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Progress made at TAVT meeting

The table — the long board of commissioners’ table — at the Blakely Theater was full of lawyers, accountants and elected officials Thursday to discuss the miscalculation of the TAVT revenues and how to reimburse misappropriated fund More...

Kolomoki Museum Open House

The   Friends of Kolomoki Mounds State Park is hosting an Open House 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Bainbridge woman killed on U.S. 84

GSP Post 14 reported Monday that a Bainbridge woman was killed Monday near Jakin on U.S. 84 when she struck the back of a tractor trailer.  The 18-wheeler was travelling east when it slowed to make a turn onto Spooner Road. More...

Health Forum follow up

Everyone is encouraged to attend a follow up session to the Jan. More...

GSFC meeting

The   Georgia Student Finance Commission will be holding a meeting in the Early County High cafeteria Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. to discuss HOPE, FAFSA and other college financial programs. Seniors will attend this meeting. More...

Editorials

Put this in your hat again

Mumbles

I had to borrow the following column. If it sounds familiar, it was in the March 6, 2013 Mumbles.  Socialism: Ideas so good they have to be mandated.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Smile, be happy!

Other Voices

You’ve all heard the expression, “Smile and the world smiles with you.”  More...

Obituaries

Dot Willis

Retired

Dot Willis of Blakely passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018, in the emergency room of Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Nick Still

Retired

John Nick Still, 66, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in the emergency room of LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Ollie McKemie

Retired

Ollie Jean Trawick McKemie, 86, of Coleman, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in the Willson Hospice House.  More...

Sports

Junior Pro Lady Warriors finish season undefeated

The SGA warriors have had a great year again in Junior Pro sports. This year the Junior Pro, girls led by Coach Danny Doster, won the Junior Pro Tournament bringing the trophy back to SGA.  More...