June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Open House, receptions Thursday

Court Square will be the scene of two receptions and an open house between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow afternoon! County Open House & Reception More...

Big Fun Day Saturday June 27

Investigator Trevor Price and Sheriff William “Fats” Price are asking the community to help organize a “Big Fun Day” to be held Saturday, June 27 at the ECHS football practice field from 12 noon to 8 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Trent Drake ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cleveland THURSDAY, JUNE 25 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Steve Jackson, Leon Carpenter More...

Grand re-opening at Laredo Grill

Laredo Grill, located on the square in Blakely, held a grand re-opening Monday, June 22. Pictured for the ribbon-cutting are manager B.J. More...

Crowdis Run is part of statewide race

The Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk, to be held July 11 at the First United Methodist Church, will be part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix, a statewide series of races of which Blakely will be the southernmost city to participate. More...

Religion

God will not forget those who rebel

Sunday School Lesson

Amos 8 More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Methodist Blakely First United Methodist Church is having Vacation Bible School, “G-Force: God’s Plan in Action,” now through Thursday, June 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Friendship More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events JUNE 29 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Hotdog, hotdog bun, BBQ beans, cole slaw, spiced apples. JUNE 30 — 10:00 - 10:30 - TAI-CHI exercise. 11:00 - Wise Choice Therapeutic. More...

Campus

Early County Elementary School supply lists

The Early County Elementary School supply lists are below: More...

Early County Middle School supply lists

The Early County Middle School supply lists are below: More...

2015-16 Middle School

Dress Code

Shirts: Collared, pull-over, two-four button cotton/cottonpolyester blend knit shirts of the polo/golf style. The colors are white, any color blue, and yellow or gold. Shirt must be the longer length and not tight fitting. More...

Fireworks July 2

In addition to twice the fireworks, there will be FREE watermelon and FREE entertainment Thursday, July 2 when the Chamber of Commerce and Piggly Wiggly present the 2015 Fireworks Show at Ray Knight Sportsplex on Chancey Mill Rd. More...

Gateway has new life

Standing stagnant since September 2013, the vision for the proposed “Gateway” project had been growing dim. The project now has new life! More...

End in sight!

The end is in sight for the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority’s 160-mile fiber optic loop. More...

Greene will chair House Code Revision Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Gerald Greene Chairman of the House Code Revision Committee. More...

Editorials

Blakely’s annual fireworks

Other Voices

There are few childhood memories I can think back on that make me happier than those of Blakely’s annual fireworks. More...

Careful what you put in your mouth

Other Voices

I’ve never been a fan of raw oysters. I’ve never been a fan of eating something that looks like what I cough up when I have a chest cold. Friends say I’m crazy. They say the oyster just slides down the back of your throat, anyway. More...

About those fireflies!

Mumbles

“I can count on one hand how many people came to see it and didn’t come back,” Mike Newberry said Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Jenkins

Retired Secretary

Catherine Dews Jenkins, 92, of Blakely, Ga., died June 19, 2015, in the emergency room at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Mrs. Jenkins was born June 7, 1923, in Blakely to the late Charles Edward Dews and Alexine Bates Dews. More...

Society

Kidd-Cook vows spoken

Kodi Kidd and the late Doug Kidd of Blakely, Ga., announce the marriage of their daughter, Cara Ashton Kidd, to Hunter Swann Cook, son of Crit Cook and Cindy Howard Pitts, also of Blakely. More...

Linnenkohl-Tabb

Mr. and Mrs. Scil Rathel of Colquitt, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carla, to Jeb Stuart Tabb, son of Kelly Young of Thomasville, Ga., and Ferrell Tabb of Colquitt. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Big Thinkers science show thrills at library

Children of all ages enjoyed the Big Thinkers Science Exploration Show at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 16 as they launched screaming rocket balloons and the Big Thinkers Smoke Ring Cannon aimed for the crowd. More...