May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote Early

Early voting continues through 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. More...

Bicentennial Hymn Sing

The First Baptist Church sanctuary was packed with over 350 people from Southwest Georgia and Alabama for the April 29 Early County Bicentennial “Old Fashioned” Hymn Sing to enjoy beloved hymns from the past 200 years.  Early County More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 9  BLAKELY Lions Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  Ga-Cares, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Mother’s Day flowers are a tradition

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that honors motherhood and provides an opportunity for men, women and children to show their mothers how much they appreciate them.  More...

Religion

Bringing firstfruits unto the Lord

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 2:14; 23:9-14, 22 More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love  More...

Obituaries

Bill Harrison

Retired

Bill Lee Harrison, 85, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Beverly Brackins

Retired

Beverly Williams Brackins, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Brackins was born March 2, 1957, to the late Walter and Louise Williams of Damascus, Ga. More...

John Hutchins

Retired

John L. “Rooster” Hutchins, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Mr. Hutchins was born April 2, 1953, to the late Napoleon Hutchins and Minnie C. Hutchins in Blakely, Ga. More...

City adopts employee firearm restriction policy

Groundbreaking ceremony Monday

A ground breaking ceremony for the new Fire Station and Governmental Complex on Magnolia Street was announced at the May 1 City Council meeting. The ceremony will be Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. More...

On the ballot... TSPLOST

Early County voters have already approved a TSPLOST referendum, but in 2013 Early County was lumped into the Southwest region with Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties.  More...

Haynes receives ACCG’s Greene Leadership Award

Early County Commissioner Jeffery Haynes was recipient of the Emory Greene Leadership Award presented at the recent Association of County Commissioners in Georgia annual conference in Savannah.  One of two awards presented each year at the confe More...

Senior Center Open House

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17  Free tee-shirts!  The   Sowega Council on Aging is participating in an Open House at the Blakely Senior Center on Meadowbrook Dr. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Friday. Everyone is invited. More...

Editorials

She knows her stuff

Other Voices

It has been a year since I joined a gym, and if that sounds incredulous to you, you should be in my shoes. I always figured that before I said it had been a year since I joined a gym, I’d have said I enjoyed the mushrooms I ate last night. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

But why the Boy Scouts?

Mumbles

Why the Boy Scouts!  It was creeping tyranny when the Obamas first read the following on their teleprompters...  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, Oct. More...

Society

SGA names Good Citizens for April

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for April. More...

Mental health first aid for youth

Aspire Behavioral Health is hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid USA, an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...