January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PCSWG offers ACA assistance

Under the new health care reform law, all individuals must have health insurance or pay a penalty when filing your 2014 taxes. More...

Grand Jury returns 130 true bills

The 2014 January term of the Early County Grand Jury met Jan. 14 to consider indictments in 144 criminal cases, returning 130 true bills, 13 no bills and one accusation.  More...

SGA Spelling Bee winners

Sixth grader K.C. Stuart, left, won Southwest Georgia Academy’s annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition Wednesday, Jan. 22.  K.C. is the son of Lucila and Leonard Stuart of Jakin. More...

Opening Day Rec raffle

Several lucky raffle ticket holders will win Yeti Coolers March 15 during Opening Day activities of the Blakely- Early Co. Recreation youth baseball and recreation season.  First prize will be a 35 qt. More...

Rec ball registration underway

Registration is now underway for youth baseball, softball and tee-ball. The deadline for registration is Feb. 7. Opening day will be March 15.  See page 8 for details  Registration fee for all leagues is $35.00. More...

Other News

Important Message from the Blakely Fire Dept.

Cooking fires and heating fires seem to be the top two issues right now.  Since the beginning of the year, Georgia has experienced 16 reported fire fatalities. More...

House News

Balanced budgets most crucial

The General Assembly’s most crucial responsibility each session is to pass two balanced state budgets: an amended budget for the current fiscal year and a full budget for the following fiscal year.  More...

Smith begins FROG training

Espy Stephen “Trip” Smith III joined the Army National Guard in May 2013. After joining, he attended the Summer Language Institute at the University of North Georgia where he learned the Arabic language. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Hear and do the word of God

James 1:19-27  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect  New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hwy. 62 West, is hosting “Love Revival 2014” now through Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speakers are: Wednesday, Rev. Kenneth Cody; Thursday, Rev. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory of  GLADYS EUGENE  BROWN  July 17, 1925 - Jan.  22, 2010  POEM OF LIFE  More...

Society

Hilton-Rowe

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Mrs. Brown celebrates birthday

Virginia Ann Baxley- Brown was honored on her 95th birthday with a luncheon at Tarrer Inn in Colquitt on Jan. 16.  Mrs. Brown is the only living charter member of the Blakely Garden Club. More...

Relay for Life ‘Bunco Night’

The Relay for Life committee is sponsoring a “Bunco Night” at Funny Girl Tuesday, Feb 4.  The social starts at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2014 7:55 PM

Early County EMA weather update  Free Access 

We have just completed our latest briefing with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee. The good news is that, according to NWS, no further precipitation is forecast for the Early County area at this time. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2014 7:52 PM

Schools closed Thursday!  Free Access 

Early County Schools and Southwest Georgia Academy will remain closed Thursday due to weather conditions! More...

Cancer event will honor Henrietta Singletary

(Edited, this article by Jennifer  Parks was published in the Sunday,  Jan. 12 Albany Herald.)  More...

Spelling Bee winners

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently competed in an oral Spelling Bee that was sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators. More...

Chamber banquet Feb. 21

Everyone is invited to the Chamber Annual Meeting and Banquet Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Town and Country Club. Tickets are $30. Call 723- 3741 or come by for your tickets.   More...

Habitat for Humanity 2014 home

The   Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity has approved the Jonathan Hilton family to receive a new home to be built in 2014. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29  BIRTHDAYS: Hunter Durham, Sam B. Jarrett, Jewell W. Still, John Alexander, Melissa Conner  THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The next great thing that’s going to kill us

Enough is enough. I don’t want anyone telling me about all the things that I do during a normal day that are going to kill me. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

Fluffy white frosting

I wrote the first version of this column after the last snow, the big one in February, 2010.  I didn’t want it to snow. In my defense, I was worried too much about downed power lines and no electricity and icy patches on the streets. More...

Obituaries

Mack Rabon

Equipment Operator

Lindsey McCalvin “Mack” Rabon, 61, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Rabon was born Nov. 29, 1952, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late James Julian Rabon and Susie Doris Lindsey Rabon. More...

Phillips Law Sr.

Retired

Phillips Earl Law Sr., 71, of Dawson, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Annie Cochran

Homemaker

Annie D. Cochran, 77, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Cochran was born May 13, 1936, in Blakely to the late Mack Hall Sr. and Nettie P. Hall. More...

Campus

Last call to apply for ag education scholarship

The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, presented by Monsanto in connection with the National FFA Scholarship program, offers rural students the chance to earn a $1,500 college scholarship. More...

Bobcats defeat Berrien

The Early County Bobcats defeated the Berrien County Rebels in basketball action Saturday, Jan. 25.  The Lady Bobcats won with a final score of 76-43. The Lady Cats were led in scoring by Tynicia McCoy with 27 points. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

UGA - Clinton David Bruner, of Blakely, was among the University of Georgia students who completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2013 fall semester. More...