March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Improvement Meeting

There will be a Community Improvement meeting March 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Balkcom seeking judgeship

Judge Henry L. Balkcom IV has announced his intention to run for Superior Court Judge in the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Judge Joe C. Bishop will not seek re-election of the office that he has held for over 25 years.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 21  BIRTHDAYS: Daniel McGowan, Bailey Ann Brackin, Jamie Smith, Hannah Durham  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Pratt among paper mill employees taking concerns to congress

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs electrician Eddie Pratt recently participated in congressional visits as part of the Pulp & Paperworkers’ Resource Council annual fly-in to Washington, DC. More...

The Sounds of Peanut Proud Festival

Peanut Proud is excited to have Jo Dee Messina — one of the most passionate, high energy performers in country music on stage for the 10th Annual Peanut Proud Festival! More...

Religion

Keep my statutes and ordinances

Sunday School Lesson

2 Chronicles 7:12-22  The dedication of the temple was one of the highlights in the reign of King Solomon. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  Saint John Pineview Missionary Baptist Church annual revival meeting will be Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Harold Reynolds will be the guest speaker for the week.  More...

Society

Miss Black Georgia USA speaks in Blakely

Courtney Buckhanon, Miss Black Georgia USA, was the motivational speaker for a GOAL Digger Planning Party March 17 at the Blakely Civic Center.  The event was sponsored by the Real Trendsetter and Trendsetter Educational Enterprises and hosted b More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

We will see YOU there!

Who knew? There are times when it’s OK to sound like a broken record. Like touting “it gets better every year” when the next Peanut Proud Festival rolls around! More...

Celebrate Holy Week!

Holy Family Catholic Church invites everyone to celebrate Holy Week Services.  March 25  Palm Sunday Mass  March 29  Holy Thursday Mass  March 30  Good Friday,  Recalling Jesus’ Death  More...

Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week

Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week March 19-23 is full of statewide activities, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. More...

Editorials

Don’t drink the last of the Kool-aid

Other Voices

When my brother and I were little, we were big fans of Kool-Aid and sweet tea.  Today’s parents would be reported to child protective services if they let their children drink as much of those sugarfilled treats as we did. More...

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We were there!

Mumbles

Speaking of clichés, “if I had known I was going to live this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself” is one I hear with growing regularity!  I don’t think anybody was thinking about “next year” at the e More...

Obituaries

William Lee

Retired

William Edward “Eddie” Lee, 68, of Bluffton, Ga., passed away Monday, in the emergency room of LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early, Blakely, Ga.  Mr. More...

Patrick Richard

Retired

Patrick Arthur Richard, 75, of Edison, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Mr. More...

Marion Holmes

Retired

Marion Carolyn Holmes, 85, of Blakely, Ga., passed away March 12, 2018.  Mrs. Holmes was born Sept. 7, 1933, to the late Jeff Butler and Eula Chambers Butler Foster. She attended Early County Schools and was disabled.  More...