May 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

ECES 4th graders headed to world competition

The Early County Elementary fourth grade “Odyssey of the Mind” team is headed to the 2018 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa May 23- 26.  The team, coached by Sondra Brewer and Mandy Sanders won f More...

1Lt. Weston Lee — Hard to believe it’s been a year

Farms and Kolomoki Farms provided many hours of onsite cleaning, clearing, and leveling. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 2  WEDNESDAY, May 2  BLAKELY Lions Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family  Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Phil Evans, Emma Kate Naramore, Carolyn More...

GOOP referendum passes by 94 percent – highest percent

The Georgia Peanut Commission’s 2018 referendum was held March 16 through April 16 and received reaffirmation with a vote of 94.02 percent, the highest the commission has received in its nearly 57-year existence. More...

Candidate forum planned in Clay County

Clay County Churches United and Clay County Democratic Party will host a candidates forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Dixon Building, one mile east of Fort Gaines on Highway 37, Fort Gaines.  More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Mary  Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church’s missionary program will be Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Perez Blackmon. Everyone is invited. True Love  More...

Seeds of Hope

One of the most irritating, aggravating, frustrating – and yet stimulating – question is – “Why?” It angers parent and annoys teachers. More...

Giving from a generous heart

Sunday School Lesson

Exodus 25:1-7; 35:4-29; Leviticus 27:30-33; II Corinthians 9:6-8  More...

Society

Early Birds present ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

The Early Birds Show Choir presented the musical “Aladdin, Jr.” during a Dinner Theatre held in the Blakely First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m.  More...

Ceasar-Wright

Monica Ceasar of Blakely, Ga., and Eugene Wright of Grand Rapids, Mich., are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Trudie Ceasar and Alec McCoy, both of Blakely.  More...

Make more time for family meals

Numerous studies have shown that children who frequently eat dinner with their families benefit from such meals in myriad ways.  More...

Public Safety overhaul

Having operated without a signed agreement since Janury 2018, steps were taken Monday to overhaul the Public safety agreement between the City, County and Sheriff.  More...

School improvement meetings

The   Early County Elementary School will host a school improvement meeting Monday May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the ECES Cafeteria.  The Middle School will host a school improvement meeting Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Murder charged in toddler’s death

The News has learned the GBI has arrested and filed charges against a Blakely man in connection with the Dec. 21, 2017, drowning death of 23 month-old Kylen Smith. More...

Vote Eary

Early voting for the May 22 General Primary and Non- Partisan election began Monday, April 30 and will continue until 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18.  More...

Editorials

Milly’s column

Other Voices

Hello. I’m Milly, and I’ll be writing today’s column. I know you were all expecting to hear from Mitch, the bald-headed guy who lives at my house. He says he has a lot of work to do, so I agreed to fill in. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Vampire problem? Think not!

Mumbles

“I’m here because the Lord wanted me here (this long),” Addie Mallory said at her 105th birthday party here last August.  I guess He just ran out of things for her to do... More...

Obituaries

Addie Mallory

Retired

Mrs. Addie K. Mallory died peacefully, surrounded by family after a wonderful life’s journey of 105 years, on April 26, 2018.  She was born Aug. More...

Barbara George

Barbara Arp George, wife of Lamar Tarver George, went home to be with our Lord Monday, April 23, 2018. Fortunately, their son, David Lamar George, and granddaughter, Kelsey Alexa George, from Livonia, Mich., were here visiting with Barbara. More...

Loren Kohler

Woodworker

Loren W. Kohler, 63, passed away at his residence in Havana, Fla., April 8, 2018. Mr. Kohler was born April 7, 1955, to the late Robert C. Kohler and Carol D. Payne Kohler. Other than his father he is preceded in death by one sister, Colleen M. More...

Campus

ECHS literary students compete

The Region Literary competition was held Saturday, March 3 in Ocilla at Irwin County High School. This year’s competition was different from the previous competitions.  More...