November 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

$270 million appropriated to assist disaster recovery

Special Session

The Georgia Legislature amended the Fiscal Year 2019 budget during a special legislative session last week to provide approximately $270 million in emergency funding to aid state agencies and local governments in Southwest Georgia communities most he More...

FEMA center closes, other options available

Disaster recovery registration

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers located at the Early County Alternative School on Howell St. in Blakely and the center in Colquitt closed Monday, Nov. 26. More...

Dec. 4 runoff early voting underway

Early voting is underway for the Dec. 4 General Election Runoff. The last day for early voting is Friday, Nov. More...

Christmas Open House at library

Bring a friend and Get in the Spirit this holiday season at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s Christmas Spirit Open House 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. More...

Stress Hotline

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services operates a Disaster Distress Helpline available to help survivors coping with stress. Survivors can talk with a trained crisis counselor at 800-985- 5990. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Alex Brookins, Steve Jackson  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Perry Jarrett Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Evans  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

‘American Pickers’ to film in Georgia

American Pickers, a documentary series exploring the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel, plans to film episodes throughout Georgia in January 2019.  The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of t More...

Bostwick completes economic training

Early County Chamber President Celia Bostwick was among the graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development’s 2018 Region 10 Multi- Day Training Program. More...

Obituaries

Mary Day

Retired

Mary Nell Tyler Day, 74, of 497 Allen Chapel Road, Blakely, Ga., passed away at her residence Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.  More...

Dianna Smith

Retired

Dianna Ruth Smith, 71, of Pansey, Ala., passed away Nov. 22, 2018, in the Southeast Health Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Ms. Smith was born Dec. 15, 1946, to the late Herman Junior Helvey and Ruby Hawks Helvey in Saint Louis, Mo. More...

Breaking News - 11/30/2018 11:56 AM

Christmas on the Square canceled due to rain, severe storms  Free Access 

Come out for Midnight Madness tonight!

The Chamber of Commerce just announced (Friday at 11:30 a.m.) that the Christmas on the Square activities planned for Saturday due to severe weather forecast. More...

Breaking News - 11/28/2018 2:11 PM

FEMA rebuilding advice available Saturday in Blakely  Free Access 

FEMA rebuilding specialists will be available on Court Square Saturday during Christmas on the Square to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.Advisers will be availa More...

Breaking News - 11/28/2018 2:09 PM

Hurricane Michael (Blakely) photos

Website glitch fixes!!!Stom photos have been uploaded to "Photo Galleries"!!! More...

CDBG grant kicks off city revitalization plan

The City of Blakely was awarded a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs earlier this year. Mayor Anthony Howard was scheduled to receive the check at an awards banquet Oct. 10 in LaGrange. More...

Jimmy Carter joins Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame

He’s easily most famous peanut farmer in history, and he is now the first president of the United States to be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. More...

Siren test

Plant   Farley, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct the annual test of emergency notification sirens within the plant’s 10-mile emergency planning zone.  The test will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Editorials

Know your stuff

Other Voices

I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!” More accurately, I should say, I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!” on those occasions when the show doesn’t make me feel like an idiot. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

When people get old

All That’s Fit to Print

Sometimes when people get old, especially around this time of the year, the geezers tend to remember holidays differently. More...

Religion

Love God and obey his commands

Sunday School Lesson

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 More...

Camerata Chorus performs Dec. 3

The Camerata Chorus will present their 48th Annual Christmas Concert in Blakely Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in the sanctuary of Blakely First United Methodist Church.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will sponsor their annual Candle Light service Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Prophetess Teresa Nickolas of Gosher Deliverance Church, Cuthbert, will be the speaker. All are invited. Come and wear white if you can.  More...