May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas Prices Could be Going Up More

Some of us go way back with gasoline prices. Some of real old codgers can remember when per gallon price of fuel for the family car was 14¢ per gallon. If they are really pushed, a loaf of bread was 5¢. An acre of land would sell for $1. More...

Election Time and Reports

The primary elections and non-partisan election are to be held next Tuesday, May 22, 2018. While some you read this edition on Tuesday of each week, it is dated Wednesday. More...

Community

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Alpha Omicron Installs Chapter Officers

TheAlpha Omicron Chapter of the Georgia (Psi) State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the following officers for the 2018-2020 biennium: Jo Davis, President; Dot Nickoley, Vice President; Kay Fleet, Reco More...

The almost arrest!

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. The man did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. More...

School & Sports

MC Middle School Participates in Bridge Building Competition

Three students from Miller County Middle School participated in this years’ Southwest Georgia Model Bridge Building Contest. More...

SGA’s Grimsley Signs to Play Baseball at Shorter University

Josh Grimsley, a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy, has signed a scholarship to play baseball at Shorter University in Rome in the fall. Josh is the son of Felix and Tammy Grimsley of Colquitt.   More...

You Might Be A Redneck

Studies have demonstrated that rednecks have the lowest stress rate because they do not understand the seriousness of most medical terminology:  •The study of paintings  Bacteria - Back door to cafeteria  •Barium - What docto More...

Obituaries

CHRISTINE SANDERS GAULDEN

Christine Sanders Gaulden, age 90, of Colquitt, and formerly of Jakin, passed away Sunday morning, May 13, 2018 at her residence.  More...

GLENDA ANN FAIRCLOTH

Mrs. Glenda Ann Chesser Faircloth, age 73, passed away early Friday, May 11, 2018, at her home in Climax.  Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Zearing officiating. More...

ANN AMELIA MCLENDON

Ann Amelia Stevens Lewis McLendon, 79, of Edison passed away at her residence on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Edison Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Gaines officiating.   More...

Little Miss Colquitt Ellie Smith Gives Weather on Fox 31

Ellie Smith, reigning Little Miss Colquitt 2018, donned her crown and banner as she made her first public appearance since being crowned. More...

Truck Fire Destroys Vehicle, Firemen Save Building

The call came in to Miller/ Baker 911 at approximately 4:56 p.m., that a truck was on fire at Food Mart Friday, May 10.  The Colquitt/Miller Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched, along with Colquitt Police Department and other first responde More...

Religion

Godly Mothers Are of Immeasurable Value

Inspiration

I grew up in the country in the midst of very simple surroundings; we had everything that we needed, but not the luxuries that some had. More...

Public Safety

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY: PRIVATE  More...

COLQUITT POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS

DRUGS, OBSTRUCTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA   On Monday, May 7, 2018, Officer Timothy Shaw observed a green Windstar Van stopped in the middle of the road on Taylor Street.  More...

Living & Style

Colquitt Garden Club Meets

The Colquitt Garden Club met on May 8 at Karen and Owen Tabb’s pond house, “The Lily Pad” for our annual spring salad luncheon. More...

It Looks Like It Is Going To Be This Way From Now On

I like my back. I really do. In the last few days it has taken to hurting from time to time, sometimes to the point of can’t hardly getting out of a chair or bed .But I have seen some people that can’t get around at all. More...

My laugh for the day: Blondes!

FIRST DEGREE  A married couple were asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning. The very blonde wife picked up the phone, listened a moment and said, “How should I know? More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Mothers are love

Monday, Patsie Bevis brought me a copy of the Opinion page of USA Today to see if I would reprint a cartoon. More...

Political Cartoon

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Scary Critters Galore

I’m writing from the Florida Gulf Coast today. Been doing a lot of nature-nerd stuff down here around Sopchoppy. It’s 7 a.m. and it’s already hot. Yesterday was worse. More...