January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mixed 2015 Ag Report

Georgia’s top row crop farmers are not immune to low commodity prices. University of Georgia economists delivered that dire message during an Ag Forecast event held Friday in Bainbridge. More...

Fourth & fifth grade Spelling Bee winners

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently competed in the annual Spelling Bee sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators. More...

Relay for Life

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

Other News

GP promotes conservation

Georgia- Pacific’ s Cedar Springs Containerboard and Albany Packaging facilities recently teamed up with the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to provide a $5,000 contribution to the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany. More...

Scholarship deadline approaches

Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial partner established a scholarship fund in 2011 available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Religion

God answers the prayers of his people

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Early County collects 14,160 bars of soap for ministry

The Dial Soap Prison Ministry was blessed in 2014 as Southwest Georgia collected 14,610 bars of soap. Don Bainbridge, executive director of Burning Bush Ministries of Atlanta, came to Blakely to pick up the soap at Westview United Methodist Church. More...

IN MEMORY

In loving memory of Gladys Eugene Brown July 17, 1925 - Jan.22, 2010 Poem of Life Life is but a stopping place in what’s to be, A resting place along More...

Society

Smith-Lyon

The engagement of Mallory Suzanne Smith, daughter of Linda K. Smith of Blakely, Ga., and the late David W. More...

Relay for Life meeting

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17. Next Relay meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at First State Bank. More...

Did you know?

Social host liability is a legal term for the criminal and civil responsibility of any person who furnishes liquor to a guest. Social host laws vary from state to state, and such laws may or may not apply overseas. More...

Chamber banquet Jan. 30

Everyone is invited to the 65th annual Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting and Dinner Friday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Stan Houston “stuns” viewers in Selma

Most moviegoers already know the movie ‘Selma’ is in the running for an Academy Award, and may win Best Picture, but it is also important to know that Blakely native Stan Houston is one of the fiery characters in the movie. More...

Third suspect in custody

A third suspect wanted by authorities in connection with a Dec. 19 violent assault and armed robbery turned himself in to authorities Monday. More...

City eyes special election

Councilman Torrè Mills announce his resignation at last week’s city council meeting due to “conflicts of schedule.” Mills was forced to miss a number council meetings during the past year. His resignation will be effective Jan. 31. More...

Father-Daughter Dance

The Early County Museum’s 6th annual Father-Daughter Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 7. Please call 724-7222 for additional information. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAY: Ginger Watson THURSDAY, JAN. 22 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club FRIDAY, JAN. 23 BIRTHDAY: Ashley Roland More...

Editorials

Millie and I have a talk

Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who runs my house, turned one this week, and I thought the occasion would be a good chance for us to talk about a few things. More...

They won’t forget

In small towns, especially in years past, most people were connected in some way to at least one bizarre person or incident in their family. It could have been six generations back, but in a southern small town stuff like that sticks for life. More...

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Obituaries

Ellene Glass

Homemaker

Ellene Driver Glass, 98, recently of Thomasville, Ga., and for most of her life, a Blakely, Ga. resident, died at her son Ray’s home, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Mrs. Glass was born Oct. 8, 1916, in Blakely, to the late Henry Clay Driver Sr. More...

Mary Jane Timmons

Retired Teacher

Mary Jane Hutchins Timmons, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

Harvey McDonald

Retired Army

Harvey McDonald, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. More...

Sports

Buck Daze a success

Southwest Georgia Academy’s Buck Daze deer hunt drew hunters to southwest Georgia in December from as far away as Miami, Chicago and New York. This year 88 hunters killed 80 deer. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy Andrea Gainer- McCray of Fort Gaines, Ga., graduated from Troy University during term 2 of the 2014/2015 academic year. Gainer-McCray received a master of business administration degree from the Sorrell College of Business. More...