June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Eyes on the skies!

With cloudy skies, rain and thunderstorms in the forecast over the next 10 days, farmers’ eyes are on the skies.  With tropical storm Alberto having already blown through the area dumping widespread heavy rains as the June 1 planting deadl More...

Grant application deadline: July 6

Since 2006, Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program has awarded over $2 million to local fire departments through cash grants and safety education materials.  Georgia-Pacific launched the Bucket Brigade™ grant program to help support local More...

Midsummer’s Evening of Hope

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will hold the 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County” June 21 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 13  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  GA Cares, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  THURSDAY, June 14  FLAG DAY &nb More...

Five fun ways to get yourself fit

Exercise benefits both the mind and body. Study after study indicates how physical activity can reduce the propensity for illness, boost mood, lower stress levels, and much more. More...

1,000 books before kindergarten

Congratulations to Natalie Fuller for completing 1000 Books before Kindergarten! Natalie is the five-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Sandra Fuller. More...

Religion

Blakely Mass Choir to be part of gospel awards show

The Blakely Mass Choir will travel to Greenville, S.C., June 22 and June 23 to be a part of the 10th Annual Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards.  More...

Jesus teaches about justice

Sunday School Lesson

Mathew 15:1-9; Mark 7:1-13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Blakely Mass Choir will celebrate the annual musician appreciation for Minister of Music Frederick Shorter Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at their church. All are invited. Zion More...

High Fidelity concert Friday

of bluegrass and country music of the 1950s and 60s will have the opportunity to enjoy a Bluegrass Gospel concert next week — But, it won’t be outside!  The concert will be Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. More...

June City Council meeting

The city council approved a request to name the park on Plant Street in memory of Jeanette King at their June 5 council meeting. More...

Three

chances to see the Reptile Wrangler this week! Thursday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Come join the fun at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library!   More...

Shooting suspects arrested

Investigation into two shootings over the weekend has led to the arrest of three Blakely men. Early SO investigator Maj. More...

Editorials

Good advice

Other Voices

Thomas Jefferson stopped by the office the other day for a chat on his way to spend a week at the beach. Don’t laugh. We all have our idiosyncrasies. Folks claim they’ve seen UFOs all the time. More...

Political Cartoon

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Krauthammer matters

All That’s Fit to Print

Charles Krauthammer has announced he has only a few weeks to live. The columnist and commentator was a regular panelist on Bret Baier’s Fox News program before Krauthammer fell ill.  More...

Obituaries

Sutton Asbell

Retired

Sutton Asbell, 71, of 358 Lakewood Drive, Blakely, Ga., (formerly of Moultrie, Ga.) passed away at his home Friday afternoon, June 8, 2018. His funeral was held in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, on Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. More...

Larry Middleton

Retired

Larry Anderson Middleton, 85, of 7435 Old Lucile Road, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. His funeral was held, Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Fuller and Dr. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Andrew College  Larry J. Brown and Kenley J. Kennedy have been named to the dean’s list at Andrew College in Cuthbert for the 2018 spring semester. The lists recognize academic achievement during the term.  More...

Washington High School Class of ‘58 holds 60th class reunion

Members of the Washington High School Class of 1958 held their 60th class reunion June 1, June 2 and June 3.  Diamond Jubilee  Schedule  Friday June 1: Get reacquainted at Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with games, vi More...