February 6, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Gates wins annual ECSS spelling bee

Eighth grader Joseph Gates won the annual Early County School System Spelling Bee Friday at the Early County Middle School. Seventh grader Foy Blankenship placed second and fourth grader Kyrsten Jones took third place.  More...

City’s utility damage

The City of Blakely is still in the process of taking inventory of damage to the city’s electrical system by Hurricane Michael. More...

Baseball season

The   ECHS baseball team will play the Miller Co. Pirates in a pre-season scrimmage game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Sadie Melin, Tara L. Sumner, Kayleigh Berry  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

— Blakely Police Report —

A Blakely Police officer stopped a vehicle on North Main at approximately 10 p.m. Feb. 2 after observing multiple equipment violations. More...

Good Citizens named at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for January. 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...

Religion

Praise and worship our mighty God

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 66   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Black History and Ole Fashion Day Sunday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Saint Mary   More...

Weekly Devotional

Hopefully every Christian prays daily, not only for their needs but also for others. But when you pray, don’t leave yourself out of those prayers. We all love and need to be encouraged. More...

Early, Miller Forestry

County hears consolidation plans

Monday’s February County Commission meeting could be described as “business as usual” at the Blakely Theater with the biggest news being found in the “forest.”  More...

Haynes honored with memorial

“Freedom that we often take for granted isn’t free... I lost countless friends in Afghanistan that I would give anything for them to be here today,” Major Jeremy Haynes stated as he was honored on MLK Day in Arlington.  More...

FAIR GAME: Surviving a 1960s Georgia Lynching

I doubt many who read this will recognize the name, James Fair. I didn’t, either, when Clennon King called me in July 2017. More...

1-AA Region tournament will be here this week

The ninth-ranked Bobcats finished the regular season this past week with wins over Terrell, Berrien and Miller to finish the season 20-5 and at the top of Region 1-AA at 7-1.  More...

Editorials

Legislators return for productive week

Under the Gold Dome

Returned to the Gold Dome Monday, Jan. More...

The worst drivers

Other Voices

When I was a kid, I loved watching “The Jetsons,” a cartoon about a family set in the space-age future. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

John Larry Edwards

Retired

John Larry Edwards, 79, of 43 Cherry Ave., Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at his residence.  Mr. Edwards was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Seminole County, Ga., to the late Early James Edwards and Elizabeth Thompson Edwards. More...

Susie Peterson

Retired

Susie Toole Peterson, 90, passed away at LifeBrite Community Hospital Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  Mrs. Peterson was born in Miller County, Ga., March, 3, 1928, to the late Andrew I. “Tosh” Toole and Verna Mae Dean Toole. More...

W.T. Henry

Retired

William Thomas “W.T.” Henry died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at his residence.  More...