September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Peanut stacking in Colquitt

Nowhere in Georgia, or maybe the United States of America, or even the world will you find farmers digging and stacking peanuts on poles on Main Street except in Colquitt, Georgia.  Monday morning, local farmer Rodney Bryan brought his John Deer More...

Chloe’s Story - still one of faith and hope, season to season

It is hard to believe that a little girl so young and so small can endure the many ups and downs that a cancer diagnosis interjects into one's life. More...

Community

Two at Bainbridge College Receive ELI Awards for Leadership

BC’s First Honorees in the USG Initiative

Two Bainbridge College administrators have been honored by the University System of Georgia (USG) and by Bainbridge College President Richard Carvajal for achieving excellence in their continuing professional development as leaders at the college and More...

Uninsured Cars Off The Road

Recently, the City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to provide proof of insurance, the car is towed.  To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof More...

USDA forecasts sharp increase in Georgia corn production

Georgia's corn production is expected to increase by 25 percent over 2010 while significant declines in peanut, hay and soybean production are forecast in 2011, according to a crop forecast from the United States Department of Agriculture's National More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Mr. Whiskers and Me

Catfish comfort me, I think because we have much in common. Unlike trout or purist dry fly trout anglers, the catfish and I are no gentlemen. In contrast to the beloved largemouth bass, we are not hugely loved by an adoring public. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

The land judging and environmental natural recourses competitions took place September 15 in Ocilla.  Those competing on the environmental national recourse team were Allen McDonald, Cleve Weeks, Anna Beth Cloniger, and Mark Cook.  Those co More...

Religious quotes of Thomas Jefferson

•And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter.  More...

Opinion

Cartoon

The “prez” giveth, the “prez” taketh away. This Job Bill will keep those with jobs working to pay for it, and their children and their children. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

When good men do nothing-

Aging is one of those things that is like taxes, if we are lucky, it is inevitable.  I look at my 97-year-old mother-in-law Uva, who sits right behind me. More...

Ugly goes global

Who’s in charge?  Fourteen months from now Americans will head to the polls to elect a president, 435 members of the House of Representatives, one third of the U.S. More...

Agriculture

It’s harvest time - Be Careful!

This is the time of the year when all of the farmers in these parts are working in some of the biggest, most up-to-date equipment imaginable. It is also time to harvest peanuts, corn and cotton, and it all comes around the same time.  More...

Farm Equipment Safety

New farm equipment is specifically designed for safe handling and operation. Older farm equipment is outdated and missing some of the latest standard safety features. More...

Fifth graders learn all about volcanoes

Miss Wendi Donley’s fifth grade science class recently completed their study on volcanoes.  They learned how volcanoes erupt and how they can have a very serious effect on the lands and people around them when they erupt.  More...

SGA senior breaks record

Bailey Ponder is the first pitcher in Southwest Georgia Academy’s fast pitch softball program to win 30 games; she is also the first SGA pitcher to win 40 games; then on September 6, Bailey put her name in the record books yet again as she beca More...

Lady Pirates win tournament

The Lady Pirates won the Pecan Growers Classic Fastpitch Invitational Tournament this weekend that was hosted by Baconton Charter School. The Lady Pirates started the tournament by playing two games on Thursday, September 15. More...

Gas prices up and down, all too high

We are almost into October, it and seems like we have been tricked instead of treated with gasoline.  In the MSN gas report, the following prices were given as lowest on regular gas in that town or city on Monday, September 19:   More...

The top 31 things that you will never hear a Southern boy say:

31. When I retire, I'm movin' north.  30. Oh, I just couldn't, she's only 16.  29. I'll take Shakespeare for $1000, Alex.  28. Duct tape won't fix that.  27. Come to think of it, I'll have a Heineken.  26. More...

Religion

MC Retired Educators Association meets

The 2011- 2012 year for the Miller County Retired Educators Association began with the first meeting at Helen’s Pirate’s Cove Restaurant on Thursday, September 15.  More...

‘Pay Attention!’

Inspiration

Even though I am not an athletic person, I am convinced that scheduled exercise is good for the body, so I have included it in my weekly routine for the past 20 years.  More...

Clocks in Heaven

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.  He asked, “What are all those clocks?”  St. Peter answered, “Those are Lie-Clocks. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 10-11 799G Accident, car v/s deer • Suspicious vehicle on Griggs Lucille • Routine patrol and security checks  More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

September 18 W. Crawford St., CPD, Escort; N. Cuthbert St., MEMS, Transport; Pretoria Rd., BSO, NPD, Fight; Drennon Ln., BSO, NPD, Suspicious Activity; Hwy. 27 South at Lunsford Rd., MSO, Out with; Broad St. at Hwy. More...

Living & Style

50th Anniversary of Kirkland Family Reunion

The descendants of William Gilbert and Callie Spooner Kirkland got together on August 14, 2011, for the “Golden Anniversary” of this very special occasion. More...

Miss Kessel engaged to Mr. Braswell

Mr. and Mrs. James Kessel Jr. More...

King, Tinney to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Larry King Jr. of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Mollie, to Timothy Daniel Tinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Health

National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is September 18- 24, 2011

ATLANTA – Vaccines aren’t just for kids, adults need protection too! More...

Holiday need for blood donors

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region issued an urgent call for blood donors recently. While we have seen some response, more is required.  More...

About Food Allergies

An allergy is an immune system response to an otherwise harmless food or food component, usually a protein. The body reacts by flooding the system with histamines and other chemicals to fight off what is perceived as an invader in the body.  More...