April 10, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

What Is A Mayhaw?

What is a mayhaw?  For the last 36 years, Colquitt has claimed to be the “Mayhaw Capital of the World.” The third weekend of April has been reserved to celebrate the mayhaw fruit at our National Mayhaw Festival, but what is a mayhaw? More...

Community

News Around Us

Blakely - A Blakely man is in jail facing numerous charges after firing a weapon last week during an apparent domestic dispute.  Blakely police officers were dispatched late Tuesday night by 911 to a report of gunshots being fired at 316 Lee Str More...

Georgia Drivers Warned of Dangers Linked with Distracted Driving

The state of Georgia urges motorists to put down the phone and keep their eyes on the road during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. More...

Library News

New Books at the Library   More...

School & Sports

SGA Announces Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for March. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of our character education program led by our counselor, Leslie Godwin. More...

Three Ways New College Grads and Employers Can Achieve The Right Fit

As college seniors put the finishing touches on their academic careers, they’re looking forward to finally entering the workforce with those hard-earned degrees in hand.  But for many of them, the first weeks and months at a new job could More...

Get the Most Out of Reading to Your Children

While some people worry that the digital age is endangering the printed book, many parents and educators also wonder whether children and teenagers will value reading at all in comparison to using their smartphones, computers and iPads. More...

Obituaries

RICHARD RUSSELL SMITH

Richard Russell Smith, age 87, of Donalsonville passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2019 at his residence.  More...

RHONDA HOLT GREENE

Mrs. Rhonda Holt Greene, age 53, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. More...

LUCY WILINDA JONES

Lucy Wilinda Jones, age 77, of Vienna died Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at her home. A native of Camilla, she was born April 10, 1941 to the late William Young Smith and Alberta Onis Oliver Smith. More...

First ‘Jake’ of the Season

Nicholas Whitaker killed a fine gobbler on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Early County. The large 20 pound turkey had a beard of 9 1/2 inches long.  More...

Shareka Miller Crowned Ms. Miller Nursing Home

The first annual Ms. Miller Nursing Home Pageant was held March 5 at the Miller Nursing Home Dinig room. The caring staff and community came together to help the seven participants that wanted to participate in the pageant. More...

Religion

‘Freedom From Captivity’

Inspiration

Have you ever been in jail? I recall an occasion when I spent a little time in the local jail. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Chronicles in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Luke 22, what “Mount of” did Jesus go to of which His disciples also followed? Carmel, Zion, Olives, Pisgah 3. More...

Public Safety

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CRIMINAL  TRESPASS  On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Deputy Spence responded to 1105 Highway 45 South in reference to trespassing. Upon arrival, Deputy Spence made contact with Jennifer Phillips. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

SIMPLE BATTERY  On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Officer Richard, Officer Sapp and Deputy Spence were dispatched to 513 Railroad Street in reference to a possible domestic going on. More...

Living & Style

Bearing with one another longer than five seconds

If I had as many children as God, I wouldn’t last a day after seeing how they treat each other. More...

Simple Strategies for a Larger Tomato Harvest

Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease. More...

Ladies Luncheon Set for April 17

The Community-wide Ladies’ Luncheon will be held next Wednesday, April 17, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. The event is sponsored each month by Colquitt United Methodist Church. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Talking about the South-Forget Hell!

This is Confederate Memorial Month.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s Good to Touch the Green, Green Grass of Home

After three months on the road with the RV, we’ve finally made it back to Huntsville, which we now call home. More...