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Jeannette King Memorial Park dedication

Everyone is invited to a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at “Jeannette King Memorial Park.” The children’s park is now open for play!   More...

Advance voting

Early voting for the July 24 runoff election began Monday and continues through Friday, 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. in Blakely.  More...

Share your “Homespun Heritage!”

Share your memories and family recipes with the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce to help commemorate our county’s bicentennial.  We want to share your stories about life in Early County — at school, at work, with family, at c More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 4  INDEPENDENCE DAY  BIRTHDAYS: Beth Johnston, Peggy Jackson, Flinn Gregory  THURSDAY, July 5  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  TALENT Show, 3 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Libra More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Daily Events   More...

The story of the Fourth of July

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. More...

Religion

Jesus criticizes unjust leaders

Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 23  The thoughts of “knowledge” and “wisdom” are important in any life. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  The pastor and members of Saint John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, cordially invite you to their annual revival July 2 through July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Sports

All Star 8U Team plays in district tourney

The Early County Softball All Star 8U Team played in the Class C, District 3 All Star Tournament in Nashville, Ga., Saturday, June 23, 2018. They played Berrien County Softball All Star 8U Team at 11:15 a.m. and were defeated 19-3. More...

Campus

Friends earn degrees in nursing, complete national certification

Janett Davis, Lawante Scott and Temeka Buggs are friends who not only completed nurse practitioner school but also successfully completed the national certification exam.  More...

SCOTUS sends case back to special master

Water war enters new chapter

Hopes that the “water war” would be settled by the U.S. More...

City acquires property for Gateway project

The Blakely City Council attended to several important agenda items during a June 19 special called meeting.  City attorney Tommy Coleman reported he had successfully negotiated with the Weaver family for the purchase of 18.9 acres owned by the More...

PCSG names Toole CEO

The Primary Care of Southwest GA Board of Directors has appointed LaDon Toole, a native of Bainbridge and longtime Southwest Georgia resident, as the new chief executive officer. More...

Maebell turning 100!

Maebelle “Granny” Everson Giles will celebrate her 100th birthday July 5, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Maggie Merritt Everson and the late Ommer F. Everson of Colquitt.  More...

Editorials

It’s not just the humidity

Other Voices

BLAKELY – A few years ago, while I was standing in ankle-deep snow trying to clean off my car so I could drive it up an ice-covered Thompson Bridge Road to get to work, I made a vow. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Just a passing thought

Mumbles

“While there has been no patriotic jubilee arranged in celebration of the Fourth in Blakely, the majority of the business houses are closed and the day is being observed in a manner not heretofore known — for it is the first time business More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Alexander

Retired

Elizabeth Stewart Alexander, 90, of 803 S. Wiley Street, Donalsonville, Ga., passed away June 26, 2018, at her daughter’s home. More...

Monroe Taylor

Retired

Monroe Taylor, 73, passed away June 26, 2018, at his residence, 6985 US Highway 27 S., Blakely, Ga.   Mr. Taylor was born in Shel lman, Ga., Oct. 5, 1947, to the late X-M Taylor Sr. and Nancy Shattles Taylor. More...