January 23, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Crowdis Run winners

On the 100th day of recovery following Hurricane Michael, well over 100 runners and walkers took part in the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run Saturday to help “take back the streets of Blakely.”  More...

Unsung Hero Banquet

The   Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia will hold the 15th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center.  Kenneth Cutts of Congressman Sanford Bishop’s office will be the speaker. More...

Bobcats, Lady Cats looking to playoffs

The   Bobcats and Lady Bobcats are eyeing the playoffs as they head into the final stretch of their schedules.  The Lady Bobcats took a 17-2 record to Quitman Tuesday night hoping to improve on their 3-1 region record against region foe the More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23  BIRTHDAY: Ashley Roland  THURSDAY, Jan. 24  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Olin Thompson Jr., Mark Still, Danny Coody  FRIDAY, Jan. 25   More...

Cupid crashes into Cotton Hall’s May-Haw Valentine’s

If you’ve heard arrows whizzing around the area this week, it’s because rehearsals are well underway for Cotton Hall Theater’s newest show in Colquitt, Ga! More...

Cleveland family reunion Jan. 26

The Cleveland Reunion will be held Jan. 26, 2019, at the Bluffton House. Ribs will be served. Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish. For more information contact William Cleveland at 229-372-4739.   More...

Religion

Place your faith in the one who has come

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 2:1-11 More...

THANKS

Beauty L. Lewis would like to thank each of you who wished me a Happy Birthday by cards, texts and also for your Get Well wishes and all the prayers, during my illness.   More...

Weekly Devotional

What a wonderful story in Matthew 8 of Jesus healing a leper. Great story but we don’t hear about Leprosy on the news today, so it’s easy to think, that was 2000 yrs. More...

Mueller discusses projects

County Administrator Spencer Mueller discussed the county’s projects and accomplishments over the past year with Rotarians at their weekly luncheon meeting.  More...

2019 Teachers of the Year

The Early County School System has honored three teachers who go above and beyond for their students, peers and community.  This year’s Teachers of the Year are: Elementary School - Teresa Price; Middle School - Marva Smith-Mincey, and Hig More...

2018: The Bicentennial Year

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

A final glance back... October • The Bobcats notched their first victory over the Dothan High Tigers with a 13-0 win at Rip Hewes stadium. More...

Homeless count meeting

There will be a Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count meeting Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Service Center at 1241 S. Main St. The PIT Count will help assess the level of need for Early County. More...

Editorials

Scary movies

Other Voices

Someone on Facebook this week asked her friends to post which movies scared them as children, and it really wasn’t hard for me to decide. I’ve never really been a scary movie fan. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Oops ... I did it again!

All That’s Fit to Print

I need to fill three across and six down to complete a crossword puzzle. I have been working on it for four years. The puzzle has 282 clues across and 278 down. I started out with a pen and quickly realized my folly. More...

Obituaries

William Killebrew

Retired

William “Billy” Marshall Killebrew, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at his residence in Baker County, Ga.  A memorial service will be held Feb. 23, 2019, at Milford Baptist Church with Cliff Star officiating. More...

Helen Wright

Retired Nurse

Helen Frances Walton Wright (87) passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at her residence in Blakely, Ga.  Funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Westview United Methodist Church with Rev. Lori Lewis and Rev. More...

Mary Villarreal

Retired

Mary Louise Villarreal, 90, of Marianna, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. More...