December 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting...

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their December board meeting Dec. 3 at the Theater.  The board had several board appointments on the agenda to consider.  More...

Never too old to vote!

One of Early County’s oldest citizens visited the polls last week to cast her vote during early voting for the Dec. 4 runoff election.  Ms. Margaret Stokes celebrated her 100th birthday in July. More...

Sewerage overflow notice

The   City of Blakely water treatment department issued the following public notice Tuesday morning: Due to recent heavy rains the city is experiencing sewage overflows at the corner of Willow Glen and Hwy 39 and behind the hospital, impacting t More...

Crowdis Run Jan. 19

Mark your calendars! The 2019 Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at First Methodist Church on College St. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Cody King, Ashley Houston, Dot Evans  THURSDAY, Dec. 6  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  FRIDAY, Dec. More...

Christmas trees brighten the season

Decked out in tinsel, lights, ornaments, and garland, Christmas trees are enduring symbols of the holiday season that boast a rich history. More...

Cut back on holiday waste

The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. More...

Religion

Mankind is here to love and serve God

Sunday School Lesson

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CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh   Jeff Stice “Mr. Piano Man” will be in concert on Thursday, Dec. 6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1974 Cotton Hill Rd, Fort Gaines, GA. Calvary  More...

Society

Jackson-Gilmer

Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Jackson of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Madison Louise Jackson, to Eli Abram Gilmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Rained Out

Saturday’s Christmas Parade, along with other Christmas on the Square activities were rained out — the first time in 25 years!  The National Weather Service forecast showers and thunderstorms and it rained all day Saturday with thund More...

FEMA deadline!

FEMA reminds everyone who may have yet undetermined storm damage from Hurricane Michael that the deadline to register is Dec. More...

No-kill animal shelter

Plans are underway to provide a local refuge for animals whose time has run out at the city shelter in Blakely, and provide shelter for homeless animals from Early County. More...

Church Street closings!

Originally scheduled to begin in October, the hurricane-delayed resurfacing of heavily traveled Church Street is now underway.  Street closings for the repair work and paving is expected to last at least 2-3 weeks. More...

Save a Life, Give Blood!

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Editorials

Kinder, gentler

Other Voices

It’s ironic that in the days before his death, I’d been thinking a lot about George H.W. Bush. I had watched a documentary about his presidency and I was reminded that 41 wanted us to create a “kinder and gentler” nation. More...

Political Cartoons

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Letters to Santa Claus

All That’s Fit to Print

1918 Blakely, Ga., Dec, 7, 1918. Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a doll and a little stove and some fruit. Please bring my little brothers and sisters some thing. I have 3 little brothers and one sister at home. More...

Obituaries

Bob Hightower

Retired

Robert LeSueur “Bob” Hightower, 73, Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Blakely, Ga., at the home of his sister-in-law, Mary Jo Hightower. More...

Charles Eubanks

Retired

Charles Alexander Eubanks, 69, of 1020 Meadow Ridge Drive, Bainbridge, Ga., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.  More...

Don Smith

Retired

Roy Donald Smith of Albany, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Campus

SGA names Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for November. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of the character education program led by counselor Leslie Godwin. More...

Reichard earns state award

The GISA State One Act Play competition was recently held in Vidalia, Ga., Nov. 14.  Christian Reichard, a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy, won an Outstanding Performance Award for his character, Andrew Marler, in the play Juvie. More...