June 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Runoff advance voting begins July 2

Advance voting   Early voting for the July 24 runoff election begins Monday, July 2 and continues through July 20.  Ballots must be cast in person 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Registrar’s Office at 17 McDonald Ave. More...

PCA eyeing Decatur Co. charter

The News learned from articles in the Bainbridge Post Searchlight and Donalsonville News that Patuala Charter Academy is fielding interest to start a school in Decatur County.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, June 27  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Graye Martin  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Program planned to benefit cancer victim

A love benefit program will be held Sunday, July 15 at the James E. Merritt Community Center located at 216 Taylor Street in Colquitt for Herman Lett. More...

How to create more time for leisure time

Few working professionals would likely say they could not use more leisure time. People spend their leisure time in various ways, and many would prefer more time to pursue their passions away from the workplace. More...

Religion

Parable of the unforgiving servant

Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 18:21-35 The need for forgiveness seems to be locked in the heart of sinful mankind. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jacobs Gospel Singers  The Five Jacobs Brothers of Bluffton will have their 66th anniversary Sunday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center, 107 Rose Drive.  More...

Sports

Meet the 2018 E.C. Softball All Star 8U Team

Pictured above are coaches Dan Giles, Ashley Mock, Jody Glass and Chase Brooks; and players Kali Wentzell, Adryan Oliver, Amelia Giles, Meade Clinkscales, Kate Sheffield, Massee Brooks, Alyssa Sander More...

Two weekend shootings

Woman shot at Tall Pines A Blakely woman was shot Saturday afternoon during what authorities believe was a domestic dispute at Tall Pines Trailer Park on South Blvd. in Blakely. More...

Ft. Gaines fireworks, activities

Make plans to attend “Showin’ Off at the Fort” in Historic Ft. Gaines Saturday July 7!  More...

Todd Keys Flying Debris Show

Todd   Key brings a customized for-kids version of his “Flying Debris Show” inflicting his sharp wit, comic banter and extreme juggling skill upon all who dare sit through the entire show!  More...

Friday Night LIGHT

Everyone is encouraged to mark your calendars and make plans to be a part of a night of inspiration and prayer for our nation and our community — “Friday Night Light.”  The event will be Friday, July 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Technology rolls on

Other Voices

Editor’s Note: The following column is a reprint from the June 28, 2017, edition of the News. Ready to feel old today? The ATM machine, a device nearly all of us use in our daily lives, just turned 50 years old. That doesn’t seem possible. More...

Political Cartoon

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Always a reader

All That’s Fit to Print

I was always a reader. The bookmobile was my first real library experience. Aside from all the books that Santa brought or birthday gift books, when it rolled up to my door, it opened a new world.  More...

Obituaries

Larry Coleman

Retired

Samuel Larry Coleman, 78, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Miller County Hospital, Colquitt, Ga.  More...

George Davis

Retired

George “Scaper” Lowell Davis, 75, of Albany, Ga., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Pruitthealth/Palmyra Nursing Home.  More...

Jim Bozeman

Retired

A memorial service for Jim Bozeman is planned for Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. CDT at Bruce Assembly of God Church, 133 Church Road, Bruce, Florida 32444 with full military honors. More...

Campus

ECES supply list for 2018-19 school year

Early County Elementary School has announced the supply list required for the 2018-2019 school year. KINDERGARTEN Supply List 2 packs crayons 4 packs glue sticks Scissors  More...