February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Flooded well caution!

Southwest Georgia residents with flooded wells are being cautioned to take precautions against waterborne illnesses by boiling water two minutes and straining before consumption. More...

New vehicle tax law begins March 1

The state’s new title tax law goes into effect March 1. More...

Peanut Proud Pageant winners

Forty-six contestants from Georgia, Alabama and Florida participated in the 4th Annual Peanut Proud Beauty Pageant Saturday night at Mangham Auditorium.  “We had a beautiful bunch of girls competing Saturday night,” stated pageant ch More...

Chuck Wagon Gang

Southside   Baptist Church will host the Chuck Wagon Gang Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.  America’s number one gospel recording group for over 75 years, the Chuck Wagon Gang is credited with helping preserve the legacy of the music so many More...

Other News

Anniversary celebration at Lake WFG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting the public to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Walter F. George Lock and Dam Thursday, March 21 at the powerhouse located on Lake Walter F. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 4 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, mustard greens, wheat roll, banana pudding. March 5 — 10:00 - Crafts. 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

In Atlanta

Early County Family Connection Coordinator Gwen Houston is pictured above with Senator Dean Burke and FCP executive director Gaye Smith during a trip to Atlanta to thank legislators for their support More...

Religion

Daniel had a vision of change

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 7  More...

— A New Pope ... Why? How? —

Other Voices

Walking around Blakely last week, several new neighbors asked me, “Do you all have a new pope yet?” and “What kind of a pope will he be?” I was very moved by their sincere hope for a good man. More...

Calvary Church donates 800 bars of soap

Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church members are participating in the Dial soap drive, organized by Jean Henry. The church has collected 800 bars to date.  Henry’s ministry reaches men and women incarcerated in 18 different prisons. More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2013 2:52 PM

ALERT: Bogus Windstream email  Free Access 

DO NOT submit any information in response to that email!!!

An email came to the News this morning seemingly from Windstream asking for account and personal information. DO NOT submit any information in response to that email!!! More...

Heavy rainfall - few problems

Rainfall totaling 14 to 16 inches was reported across Early County following a 10- day period of heavy rains which ended early Tuesday morning. More...

U.S. Justice Dept. releases PCA indictments

The Justice Department unsealed a 76- count indictment last week charging four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America with charges relating to salmonella-tainted peanuts and peanut products. More...

Jaye named GP public relations manager

Peggy Jaye is the new public affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs containerboard facility. More...

Kolomoki hosting tree planting

Everyone is invited to help celebrate Kolomoki Mounds State Park’s 75th anniversary by participating in a tree planting Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lunch provided to participants.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: William Bundy, Pauline Adkins, Halie LaDuke THURSDAY, FEB. 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon,   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fan or dealer?

Other Voices

Some stories just seem too funny to really be true. But today’s comes from an actual event that happened on an actual interstate highway in an actual state (Tennessee) as reported by an actual newspaper (The Columbus Dispatch).  More...

Back at the ranch...

All That’s Fit to Print

While some members of the current administration travel the country on what I like to call the Chicken Little Tour, others remain back at the ranch, probably thinking of more outrageous ways to spend money instead of looking at their budgets for the More...

Obituaries

Ida McCoy Retired

Ida Lillian McCoy, 79, of Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.  Mrs. McCoy was born in Blakely Feb. 18, 1933, to the late Aaron Terrell and Della Terrell. More...

Ed Battles

Ed Ribers “J.T.” Battles, 73, of Blakely died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Pioneer Hospital.  Mr. Battles was born in Blakely Jan. 8, 1940, to the late Jerry Battle and Eula Mae Graham Battle. He was a member of St. More...

Johnnie B. Sheppard

Johnnie B. Sheppard, 83, of Blakely died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Sheppard was born in Blakely Feb. 19, 1929, to the late J.B. Sheppard and Ruby M. Smith. More...