March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

The making of something great!

Court Square will be full Saturday March 24 when the 4th annual Peanut Proud activities get underway. Full indeed. “All of our vendor spaces are already booked,” Lea Jean Manry told the News Tuesday. More...

PLAY BALL! Opening Day March 17

The   Blakely-Early County Recreation Department youth baseball and softball season gets underway Saturday at the Ray Knight Sportsplex on Chancy Mill Road.  More...

College and Career Fair at ECHS

Acollege and career fair for Early County students in grades eight through 12 has been planned for March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Other News

Citizens for a Better Community meet

Citizens for a Better Community plans to take action to prevent the City of Arlington from using tax dollars to repay unallowable payments from Bright from the Start monies paid to city officials and employees.  More...

Pioneer opens family medical clinic

The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting Friday, March 2 at Pioneer Family Medical Clinic. Dr. More...

Early Co. Republican convention held

The Early County Republican Party Convention was held March 10 in accordance with the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party.  Mac Cox, chairman of the Early County GOP, called the meeting to order. More...

Religion

Be faithful in small miracles

Sunday School Lesson

John 2:1-12  All writers have a purpose in mind, as they commit words to a page. Many writers have a positive purpose, while others have a less than honorable motive. More...

One God, one Bible, one truth

The Gospel Truth

One difficult truth of Christianity is the claim it makes concerning the God of the Old Testament and God of the New Testament; that they are in fact the same. More...

THANKS

The family of Joy Smith would like to thank everyone for everything and all the prayers in our time of loss. God bless you everyone.  The Smith Family   More...

Society

Craft - Aycock

Teddy and Janice Craft of Edison are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Natasha Craft, also of Edison, to Bryan Cody Aycock of Edison. More...

How to say ‘thank you’

It is customary for the bride- and groom-to-be to show their gratitude to all of the people who will make their wedding day special. More...

REUNION

The Hilton School reunion will be March 31 beginning with a cookout at noon at Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will start at 5 p.m. followed by a meal, fun and fellowship. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2012 5:19 PM

Get your Peanut ProudT-Shirts!!!  Free Access 

The Peanut Proud T-Shirts will be available Monday through 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday at Birdsong Peanuts. The T-Shirts will be available Thursday and Friday in front of the Chamber of Commerce on Court Square betwseen 12 noon and 5 p.m. More...

Council meeting

The Blakely City Council faced a full agenda at its March 6 meeting at City Hall. All council members and city attorney Tommy Coleman were present.  More...

Kolomoki visitation down

High gas prices and the continued weakness of the U.S. economy negatively impacted visitation to the Chattahoochee Trace region of Alabama and Georgia in 2011, according to statistics compiled by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission. More...

Peanut symposium here March 23

Peanuts: Impacting Lives Around the World

The Court Square will be filled with fun and excitement during the 4th annual Peanut Proud Saturday, March 24. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Julia Martin, Katie McDonald, Amelia Thompson, Brayden Enfinger  THURSDAY, MARCH 15  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  COUNT More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

I like my sleep

Other Voices

We’ve been asking readers this week to tell us whether they like daylight saving time or hate it. More...

Two good signs

Mumbles

Been thinking about Tige a lot recently...  In today’s media often we hear about the “finger,” often associated with a story about road rage or an act by some improperly raised person or group.  If the longtime voice of th More...

Obituaries

Yvonne McClenny

Homemaker

Yvonne Hamm McClenny, 84, of Columbia, Ala., died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. McClenny was born in Blakely Sept. 16, 1927, to the late James Floyd Hamm and Jessie Nobles Hamm. More...

Claude Freeman

Veteran

Claude Edward Freeman, 59, of Blakely died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Freeman was born in Blakely Feb. 20, 1953, to the late Adris Freeman and Claude Freeman Sr. More...

Robert Granger

Retired

Robert Earl Granger 68, of Albany, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Granger was born in Blakely to the late Lewis Edmond Granger and Bronnie Mae White Granger Taylor. He lived most of his life in Albany. More...

Campus

Fourth grade students visits Capitol

Twenty-five fourth graders from Southwest Georgia Academy went on their annual field trip to Atlanta with teachers Terri Lawrence and Sarah Holman Friday, Feb. 17.  More...

Band of Blue participate in District Honor Band

Members of the Early County High School Band of Blue, under the direction of Roy Rasheed, recently participated in the 2012 District 2 Honor Band Feb. More...

Kaur joins honor society

Ramanpreet Kaur of Blakely has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She was selected to join the society because of her outstanding academic performance at Columbus State University.   More...