February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GP Supports K-9 Unit

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs Operations and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation are providing $2,000 to support the Early County Department of Public Safety’s K-9 unit. More...

Drugs Don't Work

Would you like a 7.5 percent discount on your workers’ compensation premiums? It’s possible as a “Drugs Don’t Work” member through the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Amazed

Get ready to be aMAZEd!! Teen Maze educates teens about the consequences of life choices while having fun! Contact Family Connection FACES at 723-5122 to find out how can you help make this happen. Mark your calendars! More...

Other News

PB&J Day set for Tuesday at the Capitol

March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2015 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

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Retired educators meet at Edison FBC

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators met Feb. 17 at Edison First Baptist Church in Edison. The devotional was given by Kay Cowart of Arlington who spoke on “When God Redefines the Possibilities,” based on Proverbs 11:28-30. More...

Religion

Know inner peace in a troubled world

John 1:29-34 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Minister’s Meeting More...

THANKS

Thanks to all our family and friends for the gifts, cards and support you’ve given us in our recent marriage. May God bless and keep each of you is our prayer. Tyrone and DorisHubbard * * * * * * * More...

Campus

Early County Jr. 4-Hers compete

The weekend of Feb. 6 through Feb. 8, Early County had four 4-Hers to attend southwest district junior-senior project achievement at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Ga. More...

SGA senior athletes honored

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored senior athletes in basketball, cheerleading and statistics Feb. 12 at the last home game. These students, accompanied by their parents, were recognized between the games. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia State President’s List More...

STAR students, teachers honored

The Blakely Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce honored the 2015 STAR students and teachers during the annual STAR program at a recent Rotary meeting at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet

The 11th annual Unsung Hero Banquet celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by the Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia, will be Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. The speaker will be Shirley Sherrod of Albany. More...

Peanut Proud Festival

In just about a month thousands will be lining Columbia and South Main streets and Court Square eagerly awaiting the approaching parade — the 7th annual Peanut Proud Parade! More...

Smoke testing

The City of Blakely will be conducting “smoke testing” of the sewer system in the city later this month. The smoke tests help locate leaks in the lines which need repair. More...

Relay for Life

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17. See Relay for Life activities on page 6 More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Tara Still, Mrs. Willard DuBose THURSDAY, FEB. 26 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Hunter Durham More...

Editorials

Thinking warm thoughts doesn’t really work

I have long contended that the only ice I ever want to see is in the bottom of my drink glass, preferably with a delightful adult beverage. I certainly don’t want to see it in the trees, on my car or on the roads. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The thrill’s in knowing

Some things bear repeating, especially on a week when the brain and the keyboard don’t seem to be connecting. Here’s a rerun. So, last week I was talking with someone and Hoss Cartwright’s name came up. More...

Obituaries

Cherrie King

Manager

Cherrie Yelverton King, 57, of Cuthbert, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

Freddie Rogers

Retired

Freddie Allen Rogers, 70, of Arlington, Ga., died Sept. 30, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Mr. Rogers was born Sept. 3, 1944, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Allen and Flora Cashwell Rogers. More...