April 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City meeting...

sexual harassment policy conflict of interest policy new construction set

The City Council officially added a sexual harassment policy to the city’s Personnel Policy at their April 3 meeting. More...

Ventriloquist at library Saturday

Ventriloquist   Marc Griffiths will perform Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy his entertaining show!   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 11  BLAKELY Lions Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  GA. More...

Tax help available through UGA Cooperative Extension

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is available to help residents in more than a dozen counties navigate tax season.  More...

May Day ... did you know?

May Day has a long and storied history. May Day was initially designated to welcome the change in season, notably spring in the Northern Hemisphere. More...

Religion

Jesus said “Come and follow me”

Sunday School Lesson

John 21:15-25  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  Saint John Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their church anniversary Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited. Bright Star  More...

Society

Generous donations

There were 51,777 bars of Dial soap collected by churches and citizens in 2017 for the Dial Soap Prison Ministry and 11,300 of those were collected in Southwest Georgia which went into 21 prisons. More...

Class of 1959 classmates enjoy reunion

The class of 1959, Blakely-Union High School met on March 24 to help celebrate the Peanut Proud Festival. Those from out of town were met with a big surprise — a traffic jam. More...

Class of 1958 celebrates 60th class reunion

We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun, and the memories filled our hearts and minds as the Blakely Union Class of 1958 celebrated their 60th class reunion at the home of Duane Mellette Davis. More...

Burke, Greene had busy, leading roles during general Assembly

Two of the busiest legislators during the 2017 - 2018 General Assembly which ended March 29 were our own Senator Dean Burke and Rep. More...

Old Fashioned Hymn Sing April 29

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

K-9 Mocha sniffs out drugs first day on duty

Deputy Rollins Davis and K-9 partner “Mocha” recently made a drug arrest and seizure on their first day on duty working as a team.  More...

Bobcats in Troy classic

Bobcat fans take note! The Bobcats will be participating in the May Troy Cable Spring Classic in Troy, Ala. The Bobcats will play Charles Henderson May 16.   More...

Editorials

Here’s to 20 more

Other Voices

Someone pointed out to me this week that it’s been 20 years since I got my first springer spaniel. Time really has a way of marching on, doesn’t it? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What bucket list???

Mumbles

I’ve never easily been star struck. More...

Obituaries

Annice Odom

Retired

Annice Mae Glisson Odom, 73, passed Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. The family will hold a memorial service at her residence at a later date.  More...

Ellen Crozier

Retired

July 13, 1924 – April 6, 2018  She leaves to cherish two grandchildren, Teresa Crozier Skipper and Clay Crozier, seven great- grandchildren, three great- great- grandchildren. More...

Rhonda Adams

Homemaker

Rhonda Ellen Gessells Adams, 57, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Adams was born May 7, 1960, to the late Donald Eugene Gessells Sr. and Sarah Hilton Gessells. More...