July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Crowdis 5K run July 11

The 19th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run and Walk will be Saturday morning, July 11 at First United Methodist Church. More...

Fireworks schedule

Bring the family out for a night of fun! 5:00 - Gates open Free watermelon all night! 6:00 - Music by Ryn Crider 7:00 - Music by Wil(l) Squared 7:00 - Softball Tournament More...

Holiday Closures

The News office will be closed Friday for the July 4th holiday weekend. We will be back in the office Monday. Please email, fax or call and leave a message if needed! We wish everyone a fun and safe weekend! More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 BIRTHDAYS: Nita Enfinger, Jessica Still THURSDAY, JULY 2 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Jim Pyle, Victoria Rose Gregory, Jeff Johnson FRIDAY, JULY 3 More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

JULY 6 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Baked chicken, candied sweet potatoes, Italian green beans, whole wheat roll, fruited gelatin. JULY 7 — 10:00 - 10:30 - TAI-CHI exercise. 11:00 - Pioneer Hospital. More...

Religion

No rest for the wicked

Sunday School Lesson

Micah 2 Divine principles never change. The nation of Israel was given the principle of divine assurance — “At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” Deuteronomy 19:15b. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have revival from Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. St. Mary More...

Society

Felder-Brown

Stacy Felder of Jacksonville, Fla., and former resident of Blakely, Ga., and George Foster of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cierra Reshay Felder, to Shelby Torez Brown, both of Donalsonville, Ga. More...

Fun Day fun!

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WHS Class of 1970 reunion Sunday, July 5

Washington High School Class of 1970 will hold its 45th class reunion Sunday, July 5 at 3 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center, 170 Rose Dr. in Blakely. For more information call 404-394-9446 or email washingtonhighschool1970bears@ gmail. More...

Fireworks

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New laws effective today

Some bills become effective immediately after being signed into law while others wait a few weeks, or a few months. Most bills, however, go into effect July 1 — the beginning of the new fiscal year. More...

Positive Parenting Program

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? Early and Calhoun counties have accredited trained practitioners available to deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. More...

Watering Restrictions

Water customers of the City of Blakely and other municipal water systems permitted by the Environmental Protection Division are reminded of the Georgia Water Stewardship Act water use restrictions which went into effect statewide June 2, 2010. More...

New law makes fireworks legal beginning July 1

A bill signed into law May 5 by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal legalizes the sale and use of fireworks. House Bill 110 becomes effective July 1. More...

Fireworks Safety Tips

Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper — this is often a sign the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. More...

Editorials

Checking in on the State of the Union

Other Voices

Thomas Jefferson dropped by my office the other day for a chat. Yes, that Thomas Jefferson. Don’t judge. Some people claim to see UFOs. Others set up séances to connect with their late Aunt Hildegarde. I talk to the Founding Fathers. More...

It was our last chance!

Mumbles

WAKE UP AMERICA! More...

Time to preserve freedom

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is reprinted from July 4, 2012.) Today is July 4, Independence Day. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Krack

Retired

Phyllis Angeline Davis Benton Krack, 71, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Krack was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Blakely to Juanita Williams Davis of Blakely and the late Earnest Jackson Davis. More...

Earlene James

Cook & Caregiver

Earlene Mack James, 67, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Kindred Fairhill in Cleveland. Mrs. James was born Dec. 7, 1947, to the late Helen Mack Wimberly and Rochelle Mack. More...

IN MEMORY

Private Larry Hromalik

This week, I remembered my brother, Larry, who was killed in action on June 29, 1944, at Biak Island off the southern coast of New Guinea. He is still sorely missed. Submitted by Al Hromalik, his loving brother More...

Campus

SGA has summer sports camps

Pictured above, Coach Curtis Standfield led the SGA Warriors in a Youth Baseball Camp. He was assisted by varsity players, Reese Van and Mason Stuart. More...

Lavatte named most outstanding in secondary education program

Victor Lawrence Lavatte of Arlington was honored during Thomas University’s annual Honors Reception Friday, May 8 at the Best Western Rose City Conference Center in Thomasville. More...

ECES receives Archer Daniels Midland donation

Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $500 to Early County Elementary School. The donation will go towards the Early County Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind Program. More...