January 2, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Appreciation Event Jan. 10

Honoring Law enforcement & First Responders

Everyone is invited to join Governor-Elect Brian Kemp and other elected officials at a special appreciation event for area law enforcement and first responders 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Birdsong Peanut Cotton Warehouse.  More...

Bluegrass Gospel Concert

Alan   Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers will highlight a Bluegrass Gospel Concert at Blakely First Assembly of God at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

4th & 5th grade spelling bee winners

Fourth and fifth grade students recently competed in a written vocabulary test and oral Spelling Bee at Early County Elementary School. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learnng Resource Center  THURSDAY, Jan. 3  ROTARY Club, noon,  Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Robbie McDonald  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Marchi serving Blakely area

Some of you have probably seen Antonio Marchi around Blakely recently. More...

Peanut Leadership Academy Class XI includes Georgia farmers and shellers

Twenty peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas and Virginia-Carolina area began Class XI of the Peanut Leadership Academy Dec. 9-12, 2018, in Panama City Beach, Fla.  More...

Religion

Walk in the love of Christ

Sunday School Lesson

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5;2 John 4-11 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Assembly of God More...

Weekly Devotional

“...darkness covered the earth...God said Let there be light and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2,3) When a man paralyzed for 38 years heard Jesus say rise and walk, he did. (John 5:5, 8&9)  More...

Hunter killed in ATV/vehicle accident

The News learned there was a fatal accident Wednesday, Dec. 26 at approximately 7:30 p.m. on U.S. 27 south of Blakely near the Miller County line.  More...

City taxpayer notice

Early County Tax Commissioner Ann Harrell is running notice in this week’s Early County News that she does not intend to renew a contract with the City of Blakely to collect the city’s ad valorem taxes.  More...

Dr. James H. Crowdis Run

January 19th

The 23rd 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.  In addition to the 5K and 10K runs, the 2019 event will revive the one-mile run/walk for all ages. More...

More rain!

By the time you read this, those who were subject to flooding may already be afloat!  The National Weather Service was predicting a “rain event” to dump up to four inches and six straight days of rain on southwest Georgia beginning T More...

MLK parade

The   2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be Monday, Jan. 19 in Blakely. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at ECHS on Columbia Highway.  There is no charge to participate in the parade, but participants must register by Jan. 18.  More...

Editorials

Sure-fire, can’t-miss New Year’s resolutions

Other Voices

Many years ago, I came up with what I thought was an ingenious way to dealing with that annual exercise in futility, the New Year’s resolution. I decided I wasn’t going to make resolutions anymore. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Adventure in 2019

All That’s Fit to Print

Now that the seal is broken off 2019, and all the hoopla is gone and what remains is life — the one without pie-inthe sky resolutions — we go back to work and laundry and ordinary food. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Cooper

Retired

Daniel Clayton “Dan” Cooper, 70, formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Cumming, Ga., at the home of his daughter, Heather Nation.  Mr. Cooper was born May 13, 1948, in Cordele, Ga., to the late L.G. More...

Sherman Williams

Retired

Sherman Williams, 97, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.  Mr. Williams was born April 19, 1921, in Early County, Blakely, Ga., to the late King Williams Sr. and Dorothy Pittman Williams. More...

Annie Lett

Retired

Annie Pearl Lett, 63, passed away Dec. 15, 2018.  Ms. Lett was born to the late Johnny B. Brown Sr. and Mary M. Speight Brown June 22, 1955. She received her formal education at Early County schools. She accepted Christ at St. More...