October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates dominate Hornets

The night was cool and crisp as the Pirates came out of their locker room to face the Pelham Hornets. Captains for the game were Ty Sheffield, T.T. More...

Market Days to extend to four weeks in October

Got something to sell, buy or trade? Colquitt will be the place to be.  Second Saturday on the Square Market Days begins on October 8, and organizers are expecting great participation from sellers and buyers.  More...

Community

MCHS Class of 1939 Holds 72nd Reunion

The 72nd reunion of the Miller County High School Class of 1939 was held on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  More...

Greyson celebrates third birthday

Greyson Smith celebrated his third birthday Saturday, September 24, 2011, with a John Deere party.  The kids enjoyed riding on a hay ride and jumping in the bouncy house.  A John Deere theme was carried out throughout the room using yellow More...

Drug bust at Villa Apartments

On Monday, September 26, 2011, Colquitt Police Department Officer Tyrone Burns was located on Grow Street with Miller County Sheriff's Office on a tip given to them by a concerned citizen. More...

School & Sports

SGA Gets Big Region Win, 20-17

After two weeks off, the SGA Warriors’ football team was back in action last Friday night. SGA traveled to Hahira, to take on the undefeated Valwood Valiants in a big region match-up. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

The tractor contestants had to answer questions on a written exam dealing with tractor and machinery operations, maintenance, and safety. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Nekkid is no big deal

The other day, I heard someone mention a recent celebrity wardrobe malfunction on television. I didn’t see it and don’t recall the celebrity in question, but the terminology got my attention.  More...

SACS here about our school’s leaders

A three person panel from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has been interviewing Miller County Board of Education members, school principals, teachers and other school personnel this past week.  More...

Chief Tully resigns

No matter which side of the “disagreement” that caused the resignation of newly hired Fire Chief Craig Tully one falls on, no one disagrees that Bainbridge has lost an excellent Fire Chief and a good man last Friday. More...

City election candidates the same, k ind of

According to Colquitt City Clerk Kesha Lavette, the candidates for the Municipal Election to be held on November 8, 2011 are the same as they were prior to the official opening of candidacy.  Since an official notice was not made for candidates More...

Religion

‘Where’s My Car?’

Inspiration

Traveling in larger cities is not one of my favorite adventures, but occasionally I have to. So was the case last week. I drove up to Birmingham to be at the hospital with one of our church men who went in for surgery.  More...

The divorce letter

Dear Wife,  I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for seven years, and I have nothing to show for it.  More...

Public Safety

Drug possession and DUI arrest made

On October 1, 2011, Officer Chris Medina was traveling east on Crawford St. when he observed a 2001 Ford F-150 traveling east on Crawford St. swerve over into the turning lane and then swerved back quickly. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Criminal Trespass-  Private  More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

October 1 Coon Pond Rd., BSO, Suspicious Activity; W. Crawford St., CPD, Escort; 4th St. at GSP, CPD, Traffic Stop; Hwy. 91 South, MSO, Reckless Driver; Hwy.  More...

Obituaries

ESSIE KATE DARBY SIMONTON GEORGE

Mrs. Essie Kate Darby Simonton George, age 90, of Colquitt, formerly of Avondale Estates, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 8, at 2:30 p.m. More...

JIMMY RAY WIDNER

Mr. Jimmy Ray Widner, age 56, of Colquitt died Saturday, October 1, 2011, at South East Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

ELMER “PEE WEE” DICKERSON

Mr. Elmer Felton “Pee Wee” Dickerson, age 68, of Iron City passed away Thursday, September 13, 2011, in Moultrie.  Funeral services for Mr. Dickerson were held on Thursday, September 15, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Sometimes it's hard to be---------

Over these past 60 or so years, it seems to be harder doing what I was taught to do, the right thing.  The Lord knows, and most of you who know me, know that I am about as far from doing what you and I want me to be as anyone on this earth. More...

The View From Where I Sit

Apocalypse when?

What if they threw an economic apocalypse and nobody came? What would that look like? Stick around and maybe we’ll find out.  I’m for reading about and hearing what economists think; I soak up some of it every day. More...