January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News alert!!!

The News learned Tuesday afternoon a search is underway on Lake Seminole for SGA junior Matthew Jernigan. He and two other youths were duck hunting when their boat capsized. More...

Hooks leaving chamber

Chamber president Marshall Hooks announced his resignation Dec. 30 to take a job as president and CEO of the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. The resignation is effective Jan. 10.  More...

MLK Day parade Jan. 18

From a Dream to Reality! More...

First Class stamps to cost 49¢

A “temporary” price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, up to 49 cents goes into effect Jan. More...

Once too distant for sci fi writers’ imaginations, we’re now taking a look back at the year... 2013

Part two of a review of some of the past year’s leading stories.

April   After a brief vehicle pursuit ended in a crash, Xavier Bryant was arrested at the scene when it was discovered that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen earlier in the evening from a Magnolia Street address.  More...

Other News

Coloring contest

Eleven entries were received in the Christmas coloring contest. First place winner was seven-year-old Sarah Anne Jones; second place winner was 10-year-old Hailey Warfield; and third place winner was nine-year-old Douglas Worlds.   More...

State parks offer RV deals

This year Georgia State Parks are offering deals to RVers to nest for a while in the Peach State by offering a 50 percent discount off regular campsite rates of $25 to $32 per night with a minimum 30-day stay through Feb. 28. More...

State hospital in southwest Georgia closes

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities discontinued serving clients at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville effective Dec. 31. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Walk and talk as God’s people

Luke 6:12, 13; 17-31  More...

THANKS

We Found Ezra   A special thank you to everyone who searched for our dog, Ezra, and for all of the concern shown. He was found at Odom’s Landing by a couple from Alabama. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hwy 62 West, will have a Spiritual Cake Bake Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited.  St. John   More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2014 11:37 PM

SGA student drowns in duck hunting accident  Free Access 

According to media reports, the Seminole County Sheriff's office confirmed that 17-year-old Matthew Jernigan’s body was recovered around 5 p.m. More...

Chamber Raffle...

Win a freezer full of meat!

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Kenmore 5.1 cu. ft. chest freezer full of meat donated by Piggly Wiggly and White Oak Pastures.  The winner will be drawn Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. More...

eBooks workshop Tuesday

Lucy   Hilton Maddox Memorial Library will host a short workshop on downloading eBooks to ereaders and tablets Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Those attending should bring their device to the workshop. More...

From our Files

News from the past Knight honored as retiring school superintendent

10 YEARS AGO  Jan. 7, 2004   A DEC. More...

Hard Freeze!

With a polar blast pushing its way across most of the country, the temperature dropped to 15 degrees across Southwest Georgia Tuesday morning with wind chills nearing zero.  A hard freeze warning was in effect with the National Weather Service p More...

Out, damned light! Out, I say!

Government bans incandescent light bulbs in U.S.

Of all the inventions Edison was involved in — the stock ticker, the phonograph, the telegraph and the mimeograph — only the incandescent lightbulb remains in general use today.  However, most incandescent light bulbs are being phase More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Judy Middleton, Emmitt Miles, Michelle Pickle  THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

All That’s Fit to Print

Fancy name for fear

People are scared of the craziest things. One girl I know was afraid of the bathtub drain. She was convinced when the water ran out, she would slurp right down with it. She didn’t let that interfere with her cleanliness. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Other Voices

PJs not okay

We stopped last week at Waffle House for our traditional day-afterthe game breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns, scattered, smothered and covered.  I like the Waffle House because the food is always hot, the service is always good More...

Obituaries

Brother Callahan

Retired

William Henry “Brother” Callahan of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Claudia McCorkle

Retired

Claudia Jones McCorkle, 63, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Meriam Slaton

Retired

Meriam Knighton Slaton, 76, of Lyons, Ga., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Community Hospice House in Vidalia.  Mrs. Slaton was a native of Blakely and grew up in the Hilton community in Early County. More...

Society

Let it snow ......

Steve Singletary had snow at “The Old Mill Place” in Blakely Tuesday morning. He made his own snow machine from a leaf blower and a water sprinkler. More...

Smith-Dunson

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Smith of Arlington, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Savannah Kay, to Jeffrey Andrew Dunson, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events   More...