January 16, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The County Commissioners’ first meeting of the new year Jan. 7 was filled with mostly routine business.  As they do every January, the commissioners approved William H. Mills as county attorney. More...

2018: The Bicentennial Year

But, it will always be remembered for the wrath of Hurricane Michael!

Looking Back “Part III” July • City attorney Tommy Coleman reported at a called city council meeting he had successfully negotiated with the Weaver family for the purchase of 18.9 acres owned by the Hamp Clark estate for the Gateway More...

Maj. Haynes ceremony Monday in Arlington

The   City of Arlington will honor Major Jeremy Haynes, Sr. Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Park.  Major Haynes was wounded in combat and told he would not survive his injuries, would not walk again, or be able to have children. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16  CHAMBER of Commerce Meeting, noon, Chamber  BIRTHDAY: Megan White  THURSDAY, Jan. 17  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BLAKELY Shrine Club, 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Lodge #86, River St. More...

TTT workshop held at ECHS

ECSS hosted their annual “Teachers Teaching Teachers” workshop Friday, Jan 4 at Early County High. This year’s program included a special guest with the system’s 7 Mindsets Curriculum, Christine Post. More...

Shooting reported

Blakely Police officers were dispatched to a shooting at Willis Cain homes on Howell Street late Sunday night.  Two officers near the area were on scene in seconds. More...

Religion

God’s Word says rejoice in all circumstances

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 1:12-21 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John All of Saint John (Pineview) Missionary Baptist Church members need to call Saint John Church at 229- 723-2610 and leave their name and number so that they can get a complete count of all church members. New Prospect More...

Society

Overby-Redding engagement told

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Eugene Overby of Rome, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Grace Overby, to Arthur Hugh Redding III of Silver Creek, Ga. Hugh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hugh Redding Jr. of Blakely, Ga. More...

Sports

Woolf named Coach of the Year

Former Bobcat coach Trey Woolf, now head coach of the Daleville, Ala., Warhawks was named The Southeast Sun/Daleville Sun- Courier Coach of the Year.  Woolf, who retired after 16 years as head coach of the Bobcats, had 109 wins in 16 seasons at More...

Final pass of storm debris removal ended Friday

Local governments will be reimbused for cost of remaining debris removal

GEMA officials advised local officials Jan. 4 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of wrapping up their second and final pass of storm debris removal, stating Jan. 11 was the final day for Corps contractors to pick up debris.  More...

City meeting

The Blakely City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 3, due to New Year’s Day falling on Tuesday. More...

Game warden honored

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MLK parade Monday

The   2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be Monday, Jan. 21 in Blakely. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at ECHS on Columbia Highway.  There will be a program following the parade at the Blakely Community Center. More...

Editorials

Milly, the living paper shredder

Other Voices

Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, turns 5 years old this week, and you’d think she’d have outgrown all her puppyness by now. You’d be wrong. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Sibyl Bostwick

Retired

Sibyl Marion Chandler Bostwick passed away Jan. 14, 2019, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Naomi Bruner

Retired

Naomi Cannon Bruner, 80, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away at her residence Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2019. More...

Juanita Parks

Retired

Juanita Chandler Parks, 90, of Blakely, Ga., passed away early Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019, in Cumming, Ga.  Mrs.  Parks was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Blakely, to the late William Chandler and Gertrude Temples Chandler. More...

Campus

Good Citizens named at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for December. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of the character education program led by counselor Leslie Godwin. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal Scholar First Grade Savannah Bankston Robert Cleveland Kevion Fedd Ra’Quan Fedd James Harrell Maliyah Harris Scottie Harris  More...