April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov. Zell Miller dies

Former Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller died March 23 at his home in Young Harris, Ga., following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. More...

Early County Bicentennial

Everyone is invited to an "Old Fashioned" Hymn Sing Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Songs will include classic hymns dating back to 1818.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 4  BIRTHDAY: Alex Knight  THURSDAY, April 5  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Matt Jansen, Kendall Durham  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Kaweah Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Don Phillips Jr. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Many participate in 5K and Fun Run

Saturday’s Peanut Proud Festival kicked off early with the 10th annual Peanut Proud 5K and Fun Run with 5K runners bolting down College Street from the start/finish line at the northwest corner of Court Square.  5K Run winners  Overal More...

Religion

The risen Lord appears to his disciples

Sunday School Lesson

John 21:1-14  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Saint Paul  New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual spring revival Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Tamorris Balkcom will be the guest speaker. Christ Missionary  More...

Sports

Not your average high school football game

SGA Class of 2003   A volunteer fire chief scored the first touchdown in the March 23 football game on Sealy Field at Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus.  It was a first, and the fire chief was planting corn the next morning with his hea More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners made short order of their brief agenda Monday at their April board meeting.  Commission chairperson June Merrit presented Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Law his recently earned Level 1 certification at t More...

Fireplug facelift

The City of Blakely is in the process of sprucing up over 300 fireplugs. More...

Weston C. Lee Park Progress

The City of Bluffton continues renovations to the city park, now named the Weston C. Lee Veterans Memorial Park.  New playground and workout equipment was erected in January. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

I like to think my little effort here each week helps you stay on top of the biggest, most pressing issues of the day, and today, I hope to continue that.  Based on conversations with friends for the last week — both in person and on socia More...

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A very special Easter!

Mumbles

I don’t think the calendar gurus saw this one coming!  You have to go back more than 60 years to find the last time Easter and April Fool’s Day were on the same day. OK, they saw that one.  It last happened in 1956. More...

Obituaries

LaVerne Houston

Retired

Jimmie LaVerne Pyle Houston, 101, formerly of Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Ft. Valley, Ga.  Mrs. More...

Herbert White

Retired

Herbert Phillip White, 77, of Americus, Ga., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Margie Nightingale

Retired

Margie Ann Nightingale, 94, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at her home in Hemet, Calif.  Mrs. Nightingale was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Blakely, Ga. She grew up with Southern values and held them dear to her heart for her entire life.  More...