February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pin your ears back!

Some may have forgotten, but the Peanut Proud Festival wasn’t planned to celebrate National Peanut Month. In fact, it wasn’t planned to be an annual event. More...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Heather Allred, Daniel Anderson, Parker Powell  THURSDAY, Feb. 23  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country  Club. More...

Children enjoy racer derby!

First Baptist Church of Blakely RA’s and GA’s participated in the Bethel Baptist Association’s 2017 Racer Derby Feb. 15 at Cuthbert First Baptist Church. More...

Morris elected GPC chairman

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Ga., was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in February. This is Morris’ 16th term as chairman of the commission. More...

Religion

Jesus Christ creates holy living

Sunday School Lesson

Galatians 5:18 - 6:10  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Paul  St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual revival continues through Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Willie Kegler will be the speaker for the week. Everyone is invited to attend. First Assembly of God  More...

Society

Wood-Newman

Mr. and Mrs. James Blake Wood of Ft. Gaines, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carolyn Anne, to Gabriel Mills Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

Bobcats advance to quarterfinals!!!

The Bobcats defeated Rockmart 93-63 Thursday night to advance to the AA state quarterfinals! More...

Bobcats win!!!

Will host Rockmart Thursday

The   ECHS Bobcats defeated Southwest Macon 63-48 Saturday in the first round of the AA state playoffs.  They will host Rockmart at 6 p.m. Thursday in the second round. Rockmart, the No. More...

City Council meeting

The Blakely mayor and council held a busy council meeting Feb. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet Saturday

The   Freedom Council’s 13th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 25 at the Blakely Civic Center will feature keynote speaker retired U.S. More...

Editorials

Remember when water was simple

Other Voices

Even though I do it from time to time, I still have a problem paying for bottled water. I have a perfectly good faucet in my kitchen, and if I turn the right lever, I can get a cool, glass of water. I know that it’s not completely free. More...

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Along comes Hoot!!!

Mumbles

It was just a little white lie, but I wasn’t about to tell the truth when Judy looked at me and asked... “Did you know about this?”   A puppy for her birthday was totally the brain storm of Heath, Heather and Holden. More...

Obituaries

Cynthia Nichols

Retired

Cynthia Cox Nichols, 78, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Nichols was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Blakely to the late Emmett Lester Cox and Emma Lorena Wilkerson Cox. More...

Mattie Trice Homemaker

Mattie L. Sparks Trice of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Trice was born March 29, 1926, in Blakely, Ga., to the late David and Gracie Conley. More...

Christine Harris

Christine Hollinger Harris, 87, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Harris was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Blakely to the late William and John Nona Hollinger. More...