September 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Movie rumors...

Actually it’s more than just rumors! The Indie Vision Project has a production slate of 150 films set to be completed over the next 6 years. More...

U.S. Flag disposal

Anyone who has an unservicable U.S. Flag can contact Ray Perkins who has experience with flag disposal ceremonies. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Katelynn Lord, Kelli W. Naramore Duane Davis  THURSDAY, Sept. 21  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  GENEALOGY Society, 5 p.m. More...

Georgia’s top peanut producers honored

The Georgia Peanut Achievement Club recognized the state’s top peanut producers at its club’s annual meeting in August at Amelia Island, Fla. More...

ECHS Homecoming court

The following is the bio information ECHS provided the News for the 10 members of the Homecoming Court which will participate in Friday night’s homecoming activities. (See photo and homecoming info on front page.)  Seniors  More...

Religion

Strive for a spirit-filled heart

Sunday School Lesson

Ezekiel 36:22-32  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Stephen Chapel  Stephen Chapel will host its Usher Anniversary Sunday, Sept. 24 during regular service, 12 noon and its Pastor Installation Service at 2:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited.  More...

THANKS

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the love, kindness, food, flowers, visits and prayers during Mama’s stay in the hospital and after her passing.  Continue to remember us in your prayers. More...

Society

Retired educators meet

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators held its first meeting of 2017- 2018. More...

DAR members attend Constitution Week celebration in Albany

Regent Susan Pettus, Vice Regent Louise Jones, Chaplin Charlotte Moore and Lynn Gibson celebrated Constitution Week at a luncheon in Albany as guests of Chehaw, Commodore Richard Dale and Thronateeska Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolut More...

Stuart completes basic training

Cadet Jarod Isaiah Stuart has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.  Cadet Stuart is the son of Robin and Lindy Stuart of Huntsville, Ala. and the grandson of Roy and Ileen Stuart of Arlington.  More...

Voting precincts now official

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at last week’s rescheduled county meeting which revises the boundaries of the county’s voting precincts.  More...

Was your data hacked?

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, announced last week that nearly 143 million consumers’ personal information was exposed in a data breach. More...

Arlington candidate withdraws

Arlington city clerk Mary King has notified the News that Brandon M. Winns has withdrawn his candidacy for city council in the Nov. More...

Rotary DG visits Blakely Rotary Club

Rotary District 6900 District Governor Alec Smythe recently made his official visit to the Blakely Rotary Club. More...

Editorials

Birthday girl!

Other Voices

My mother celebrated a milestone birthday this week. Unfortunately, there’s a law that prohibits me divulging her age. That law is murder. If I put her age in the newspaper, the woman will kill me. More...

Political Cartoon

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Style eludes me

All That’s Fit to Print

I think I might be outdated. I see people wearing shoes I think were popular in the ‘70s and when I asked someone, she laughed at me. Of course, she was born in the ‘70s — or ‘80s. Maybe ‘90s. More...

Obituaries

Justin Coile

Retired

Justin Calvin Coile, 63, of Blakely, Ga., passed away at his residence Sept. 17, 2017.  Mr. Coile was born Feb. 7, 1954, in Athens, Ga. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Blakely, and a forester for Charles Money Logging, Abbeville, Ala. More...

Steve Zinkan

Retired

Steve “Z Man” Zinkan, 66, Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.  Mr. Zinkan was born April 29, 1951, in Cocoa Beach, Fla., to the late Herbert LeRoy Zinkan Sr. and Mary Emma Coleman Zinkan. More...

Cathiel Phillips

Retired

Cathiel Daniel “C.D.” Phillips, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Piedmont/ Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga.  More...

Sports

Bobcats lose 43-0

The Bobcats were defeated 43-0 Friday night by the Bainbridge Bearcats in Bainbridge.  The AAAAA Bearcats held the Bobcats to 120 yards of total offense on their way to their third win of the season.  More...

Warriors win over Flint River 50-0

(Publisher’s note: Due to weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, the following game story was not received by press time last week. More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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