January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council appoints committees, amends ordinances and discusses changes

According to the minutes of the first City Council meting of 2012, the mayor and council made a number of appointments, strengthened ordinances, and discussed changes in business.  The meeting was held at Colquitt City Hall on Thursday, January More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Woodland Drive resident was beaten about the face into unconsciousness by her ex- boyfriend because she would not answer his phone calls.  Bainbridge Public Safety Officer John Mills responded to the Woodland Drive home at about m More...

MCAE Achievement Recognized

Students who have completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma between August and December 2011 are Jessica Landers, Caitlyn Mitchell, Darlene Wilkerson, and Christina Powell. More...

USDA may close five Georgia offices

The U. S. Department of Agriculture plans to streamline its operations and cut costs, which includes possibly shutting down five offices in Georgia.  More...

School & Sports

Athletes honored at Miller County Fall Sports Banquet

The Miller County Fall Banquet was held last Thursday evening at the cafeteria with a good crowd of Pirate fans and supporters. Senior Sabrina Granade opened the evening with welcoming everyone, and senior Jasmine Bush gave the invocation.  More...

Miller County Heifer Exhibitors Win at Wiregrass Winter Classic

The Wiregrass Winter Classic Cattle Show was held in Nicholls on December 9-11. More...

Financial Aid tip of the month, January 2012

Time for collegebound seniors to fill out the FAFSA   High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible, accordin More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The Dash-

As my first wife and ye scribe were attending a funeral of a friend last Saturday, I got to thinking of some of the things that I remember about that person and his family.  More...

Forget the beef. Where’s the excitement?

So far, the 2012 presidential campaign is dull as dirt. I blame the candidates. Specifically, the Republicans.  More...

Numerous drug arrests made locally and in area cities and counties

According to a news release, on Thursday, January 12, 2012, law enforcement officers with the Pataula Drug Task Force and state, local, and federal agencies executed 40 arrest warrants in Miller, Seminole, Early, Randolph, Quitman, and Clay counties More...

One last look back at 2011

OCTOBER   Graycee McNease, the reigning Little Miss Colquitt, will represent her hometown in the Little Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant on Saturday, October 15. More...

Wilkin’s Foodliner holds grand opening

Wilkin’s Foodliner held its ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday morning, January 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.  More...

Religion

‘The Source of Relief’

Inspiration

There are things that happened in my life only a short time ago from which I cannot recall many of the surrounding details, while there are other events that occurred months and even years ago in which I can recall with vivid clarity how they transpi More...

Holy humor

During these serious and troubled times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths:  1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People.  2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  3. More...

Public Safety

Unoccupied residence burglarized

On Monday, January 9, 2012, Sgt. Lonnie Wade was dispatched to N. First St. in reference to a possible burglary. Upon Sgt. Wade’s arrival Investigator Kenny Kirkland and Investigator Rick Morgan arrived on the scene. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 11 800C Escort, Petro • Escort, Food Mart • Total mileage, 58  January 12 800C Domestic problem • Escort, Petro • Escort, Food Mart • Intoxicated pedestrian, Dancer St. More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS More...

Obituaries

BUREN IRVIN WHITAKER

Mr. Buren Whitaker, age 76, of Colquitt died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Willson Hospice House in Albany.  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. More...

JOHN TAYLOR THOMAS SR.

John Taylor Thomas Sr., former resident of Donalsonville, died late Monday night, January 9, 2012, at his home in Dothan, AL. He was 90.  Funeral services were held Thursday, January 12, at 2:00 p.m. More...

J.T. MANRY JR.

J.T. Manry Jr., age 87, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2012.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blakely with Rev. Joe Jordan officiating. More...