January 30, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Our connection to Super Bowl

The world’s most watched sporting event will have a few special fans watching in Blakely Sunday when the Patriots meet the Rams in the Super Bowl.  The Patriots’ left offensive tackle (77) will be former Westover and Deefield-Windsor More...

Chamber Banquet

The   2019 Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet, will be at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6: 30 p. m.  More...

Other News

Public celebration planned

Sign up early!

The Early County Community Development Corporation extends an invitation to the public to celebrate senior citizens, veterans, persons with disabilities and retirees Friday, Feb. 15 at noon. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30  BIRTHDAY: Asher Middleton  THURSDAY, Jan. 31  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Hal Still  FRIDAY, Feb. 1   More...

1,000 books

Congratulations to Alexandra Brookins! She just finished reading 1,000 books. One of her favorite books is “I Love Dogs!” by Sue Stainton. Alex is the two-year-old daughter of Chris and Lauren Brookins. More...

Religion

Press on in the name of Christ Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 3   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem   Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7170 Fryer Rd., Blakely, will host Four Gospel Writers program Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Dinner will be served. New Zion  More...

Sports

Skylar takes overall gold

Skylar Fleming, competing Saturday with her Trousdell Gymnastics Level 3 team won first place in individual competition in the 2019 Flamingo Fling gymnastic competition in Lake Mary, Fla. More...

City annexation on hold

The city’s annexation proposal announced in December ran into problems in Atlanta and has been put on hold, Mayor Anthony Howard told the News Monday.  More...

Ponders sell 38 Hardee’s

It has been announced that Ponder Enterprises in Donalsonville has sold its Hardee’s operation which includes 38 franchises in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.  More...

Former SGA headmaster W.T. Henry passes

W.T. Henry, the first headmaster at Southwest Georgia Academy died early Monday in Albany. He was 80 years old. He led SGA from 1970 to 1984 and later served as headmaster at Deerfield- Windsor in Albany for 20 years. 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 basketball

The Bobcats improved their record to 16-6 overall, 6-1 in the region this past week with wins over Brooks, Thomasville and Fitzgerald. More...

Editorials

Keep your snow

Other Voices

A couple of weathermen mentioned the “s” word the other day, sending North Georgia into a typical frenzy. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Enjoy life today

All That’s Fit to Print

This is true. Enjoy life today. The joys of yesterday are past and those due tomorrow may fail to arrive. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. More...

Obituaries

Laverne Blankenship

Retired

LaVerne Todd Blankenship, 86, a former resident of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, in an Albany hospital.  More...

Jimmie Murkerson

Retired

Former Sheriff Jimmie Ray Murkerson, 71, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, in Blakely, Ga. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at 2. p.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Murkerson officiating. More...

Victor Spooner

Retired

Victor Z. Spooner Jr., age 87, of Colquitt, Ga., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at his residence.  More...