October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

48th Annual Kolomoki Festival

Saturday, Oct. 13, 10am - 4pm   More...

Damascus man among four casualties

Georgia State Patrol Post 14 reported last week that four people died in two Oct. 2 wrecks.  Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Georgia Highway 91 near the Miller-Seminole County line.  More...

Church Street closings

Over the next several weeks drivers are urged to slow down and use caution during street closings along Church Street.  City workers will be making repairs on water and sewer lines in preparation for re-paving. More...

Goblins Welcome!

Everyone is invited to the Chamber of Commerce’s Adult Halloween Costume Contest and Bingo Night Oct. 23 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10  BLAKELY Lions Club, 12 noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  GA Cares, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Mason Goocher  THURSDAY, Oct. More...

It’s National 4-H Week!

This week, Oct. 7-14, is National 4-H Week. It is a time to reflect on not only the history of the 4-H Club but how far we have come and how it continues to serve youth through educational programming. More...

Power Award winners recognized

The Power Award is an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Project incentive program designed by Family Connection to boost positive attitudes and good deeds in our schools.  The Power Award is a student, faculty, and staff program encourage More...

Religion

Abram’s obedience to the call of God

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 9-12 In weaving of the tapestry of redemption, using the loom of time, many different human threads are required. From our personal perspective, some of those “threads” seem to be “more important” than others. More...

CHURCH NEWS

More Abundance  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Society

Whitley-Enfinger to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. More...

McLain-Temples to exchange vows

Cindy Coronado, Jeff and Caryn McLain, and Martin Coronado are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Margaret, to Justin Matthew Temples, son of Andy and Regena Temples.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mark and Wa More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2018 4:36 PM

Bobcats’ game rescheduled!

The Bobcat’s game with Brooks County scheduled to be played Friday night at Standifer Field will be played at 7 p.m. Monday at Veterans Stadium in Quitman. The game was originally rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in Blakely. More...

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election begins Monday, Oct. 15.  Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. in Blakely. More...

Hurricane Michael

Early Tuesday morning the National Hurricane Center was reporting Hurricane Michael was 455 miles South of Panama City. More...

School closings

Over   Early County schools and SGA closed Wednesday and Thursday due to hurricane Michael.  Early County schools will also be out for Fall Break Oct. 15-19.   More...

Community Improvement Meeting

Everyone is urged to attend a Community Improvement Meeting Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. More...

Abbie Earnest crowned SGA Homecoming Queen

SGA senior Abbie Earnest, daughter of Craig and Kem Earnest of Donalsonville, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2018 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the homecoming football game Friday night in Damascus.  More...

Editorials

Who’s smarter?

Other Voices

“Good morning, Milly. Did you see the story in the New York Times about dogs this morning?” “You know I don’t read the failing New York Times.” More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Got your flu shots?

All That’s Fit to Print

In 1918, a Spanish flu epidemic was estimated to infect 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the United States it was estimated 675,000 people died in the epidemic. More...

Obituaries

Walter Daniels

Retired

Walter B. Daniels, 64, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at his residence Oct. 4, 2018.  Mr. Daniels was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Cuthbert, Ga., to the late Charlie Daniels and Clyde Milner Daniels. More...

Betty Ashley

Retired

Betty Ann Braithwaite Ashley, 82, of Edison, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at her residence.  Mrs. Ashley was born March 4, 1936, in Winchester, Va., to the late Richard and Mabel Braithwaite. More...

John Hand

Retired

John Benjamin Hand, 60, Blakely, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Hand was born April 17, 1958, in Arlington, Ga., to the late Enoch Benjamin Hand and Rebecca Elizabeth Strickland Swords. More...

Campus

SGA names Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for September. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Warriors defeat Westwood Wildcats

The SGA Warriors (6- 1) played the Westwood Wildcats (1-6) Friday, Oct. 5 for their homecoming game in Damascus.  The Warriors started off strong when senior, Luke Benton, scored on the first play of the game after kickoff with a 30 yard run. More...

Trick-or-treating tips for rural residents

If someone were commissioned to paint a picture of Halloween bliss, it would probably showcase a neighborhood full of children ringing doorbells and gathering treats. More...