2023-03-29

2023-03-29 E-Edition

Blue skies follow severe storms at Peanut Proud

The beautiful blue skies of the afternoon began with thunder, flooded streets and the ominous sounds of a tornado warning. The storm clouds rolled in just as the 15th Annual Peanut Proud parade was to begin and led to the first canceled parade in the history of the event. Festival goers took shelter from the downpour wherever they could find […]

Seminole county men arrested for burglary

Cody A. Adkins, 23 (picture not available), Henry F. Bagwell, 18, Kerryan T. Davis, 19 (picture not available), John E. Henry, 18, Tamauze Marshall, 22, and Austin J. Toney, 26, all of Seminole County, were arrested for Burglary 1st degree in connection with a March 10, 2023, residential burglary that occurred on Evergreen Avenue. Four firearms were reported stolen. The […]

City council grants appeal to Blakely Police officer

The Blakely city council has voted to reverse disciplinary action against Lt. Jennifer Hunt after an appeal was heard last Wednesday at city hall. Local residents packed the council chamber to capacity for the hearing of the Blakely police officer. The vote stemmed from an incident on December 13, 2022, when Lt. Hunt walked off a shift. Blakely Police Chief […]

Bill banning discrimination based on COVID vaccine status heads to Kemp

The state House of Representatives gave final passage Thursday to legislation that would prohibit government agencies from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access government facilities or services. Last year, the General Assembly enacted a measure barring the use of a person’s COVID vaccine status to prevent access to government facilities, services or licenses. The law included an automatic repeal […]

LifeBrite CEO acquitted

A federal jury in Jacksonville, Fla., has acquitted LifeBrite CEO Christian Fletcher, two other defendants and an attorney in an alleged $1.4 billion medical billing fraud scheme. Until Feb. 1, 2023, Fletcher’s company held the lease to operate Early County’s hospital. As of that date, ECHP, Inc., a Miss. based healthcare company purchased the lease. Last Tuesday, jurors in Jacksonville […]

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Attention: Arena Training Facility will be conducting military training until March 31, 2023. There will be several explosions throughout each day and sometimes into the night during this training. If you have any business at the facility, please contact Eddie Noland at (229) 724-4499 prior to coming out.