July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The unlikely actor...

(Publisher’s note: Watching Stan grow up in the neighborhood on Old Lucille Road south of town, I didn’t visualize him in the movies, nor as a lawman.) Blakely native Stan Houston who already has four movie credits under his belt, includi More...

Jakin man facing rape charges

Authorities received a report of a sexual assault in Jakin July 24. Following investigation into the reported assault, Richard Neil Ward, 53, of Jakin was arrested for rape and aggravated sexual battery. More...

Bobcat baseball auction

The Bobcat baseball boosters invite everyone to the Bobcat Baseball Auction Saturday, Aug. 16 at Funny Girl. The $15 admission includes dinner. Everyone can bid on items during the Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Other News

Lucky winners drawn

Anne Bristow was the big winner in Piggly Wiggly’s fifth anniversary prize drawing Saturday, winning $5,200 in groceries — $100 per week for 52 weeks! More...

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Blakely

Residents living in and around the Blakely community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Blakely First United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening Aug. 5. The site is located at 397 College St. More...

Medical fund established for Smith

Montana Sky Smith was involved in a onevehicle car accident Sunday, July 13 at 1:35 p.m. He was rushed to the hospital in Dothan, Ala., and underwent more than 10 hours of surgery to attempt to repair his many injuries. More...

Religion

Be a source of encouragement

2 Corinthians 1:1-11

It is easy for one to idealize situations from the past. Granted, there have been times in our past circumstances that were much different than they are today. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Macedonia Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual revival now through Friday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Percie Leggitt. Everyone is invited to attend. Zion More...

True Love MBC hosts spiritual learning

True Love Missionary Baptist Church completed a fun and spiritual course of learning during the week of June 23 through June 27. More...

Campus

ECSS welcomes new teachers and staff

Khamelia “Shea” Alexander is an administrative assistant at ECMS after many years as a substitute teacher. She is a native of Blakely and graduated from ECHS in 2000. More...

Accident claims GP worker

A long time papermill employee, Lydia Faircloth, 63, of Colquitt, died in an accident Thursday night at the Georgia Pacific papermill in Cedar Springs. More...

Salmonella trial underway

According to news reports, jury selection began Monday in Albany in the federal trial of three Peanut Corporation of America company officials in connection with the 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more. More...

Runoff election results

Businessman David Perdue defeated 11-term Republican Congressman Jack Kingston in last week’s General Primary Runoff and will now face Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn in the November General Election in the race to fill Senator Saxby Chambli More...

Bobcats ‘to get it on’ Friday night

Everyone is invited to Standifer Field Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Bobcats will ‘get it on’ during their first practice in full pads. The “Chicken Bowl” scrimmage with Terrell Co. will be Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 BIRTHDAYS: Harold Hardy, Olivia Lord THURSDAY, JULY 31 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club FRIDAY, AUG. 1 BIRTHDAYS: Sherry Davis, Velshauna Henderson, Bobby More...

Editorials

Pink is the new black

I conducted a sociological experiment this week. I wore a pink golf shirt to work. I didn’t intend to conduct such an experiment. All I really meant to do was get dressed and go to the office. More...

It’s off to school

Today, a whole new crew of little kids will let go of their mother’s hands and enter the halls of learning. It will be a traumatic and thrilling experience and, whether they ever believe it or not, the first day on a very important journey. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Robert Temples

Insurance Agent

Robert Temples, 78, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in the emergency room of Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. More...

Society

New staff welcomed at Pioneer

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet and Greet with Pioneer Hospital personnel last Tuesday afternoon. More...

Harveys helping food banks

Harveys has launched a Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program to help local food banks preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. Give a dollar. Help fill a backpack. More...