January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

“Recovery Run” Jan. 19

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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...

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9  BIRTHDAYS: Bella Brackin, Reba Hall, Shawn Smith  THURSDAY, Jan. 10  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BLAKELY 282 OES, 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Lodge, River St.  FRIDAY, Jan. 11   More...

New Year’s celebration

The Early County Community Development Corporation will sponsor a Happy New Year Celebration event Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 12 noon, for senior citizens, retirees, veterans and persons with disabilities. More...

Blakely Police Report

According to incident reports from the Blakely Police Dept., the holidays were relative quiet. More...

Religion

Surrender your will and submit to God

Sunday School Lesson

James 4:1-10 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Assembly of God   More...

THANKS

We want to thank you for the love and concern shown to us during the short illness and death of our brother, Wilson Still. Your words were very comforting as many of you shared memories of knowing Wilson during his growing up in Early County. More...

Society

Milner-Garland

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Milner of Shellman are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlyn Suzanne Milner, to Brett Alan Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

New Laws: Online sales tax

The Hands-free Georgia Act, which went into effect in July prohibiting drivers from operate a cell phone — texting or talking — with fines from $50 to $150 caught Georgia motorists’ attention.  Another law which took effect Jan More...

44 die on roads during holidays

Traffic fatalities exacted a heavy toll during the holidays with Georgia Public Safety reporting 44 people died on Georgia roads over the Christmas and New Year holiday travel periods. More...

2018: The Bicentennial Year

But, it will always be remembered for the wrath of Hurricane Michael!

April • Over 100 people attended a Community Improvement Meeting hosted by the Early County School System, City of Blakely, Early County, and the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Honoring Law enforcement & First Responders Thursday

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. More...

MLK parade Jan. 21

The   2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be Monday, Jan. 21 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

A talk with Ben

Other Voices

Benjamin Franklin stopped by my office the other day to catch up on what’s going on in America today. Hey, everybody at some time in their life has imaginary friends. Mine just happen to be the Founding Fathers. So sue me. More...

Political Cartoon

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Just beat them!

Mumbles

At risk of losing my Alabama... and maybe some of my Bulldog readers, my topic today will be Monday night’s National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson. More...

Obituaries

Judson Swann Jr.

Retired

Judson Hall Swann Jr., 90, passed away, Jan. 3, 2019, at his residence.  Mr. Swann was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Early County, Ga., to the late Judson Hall Swann Sr. and Carrie Chambers Swann. More...

Herbert Sims

Retired

Herbert Edge Sims, 86, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at his residence.  More...

Johnny Padgett

Retired

Johnny Travis Padgett, 46, passed away Dec. 28, 2018, at the Donalsonville Hospital emergency room. Mr. Padgett was born July 28, 1972, to the late R.P. Padgett Jr. and Linda Cherry Padgett. He was a farm worker. More...