October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

'Am I a Fireman yet?'

Editor ’s note: We missed celebrating National Fireman’s Week last week, so I will rerun one of my favorite stories about real firemen. This story has been run before in our newspaper, and might be run again. More...

Let’s Rumble

Colquitt has been selected as the site of the 2012 Deep South Motorcycle Challenge. That’s not surprising to most, since Colquitt and Miller County has a lot of firsts under her belt.  More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Three commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate County Attorney Brown Moseley, but three others voted to keep him, resulting in a tie.  More...

Pressed flowers highlight Colquitt Garden Club meeting

In beautiful fall weather, the Colquitt Garden Club met for their October meeting at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room with 26 members and one guest attending. More...

Exercise for those over 40

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side.  With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Finally, the perfect Retriever!

Gee whiz! Can’t they ever screw up conveniently? I’ve messed around with retrieving dogs since 1979, and none of the glitches involved have been simple or easy to remedy.  More...

Lady Pirates work for Heart

The Lady Pirates softball team recently joined the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease.  The team sold " Red Out" T-shirts that were made by the American Heart Association. More...

Hunters urged to 'ACTT' for firearms safety

During the most recent hunting season, Georgia reported 36 hunting incidents, 16 of which involved firearms. With the upcoming Oct. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Who will get the last laugh?

So who won this debate?  I guess it just depends if you're a Democratic liberal or a Republican conservative. More...

Executive Orders bypass Congress

Executive orders issued… Teddy Roosevelt 3 Others to FDR NONE FDR-in 16 years 11 Truman-in 7 years 5 Ike- in 8 years 2 Kennedy-in 3 years 4 LBJ- in 5 years 4 Nixon-in 6 years 1 Ford-in 2 years 3 Car More...

Joy Tully Obituary - Free Access

 JOY TULLY  Mr. Joy Tully, age 82 of Colquitt died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Joy Tully Obituary

JOY TULLY  Mr. Joy Tully, age 82 of Colquitt died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Colby Dee an up and coming star

We don't have home grown stars like our neighbors to the north in Lee County such as Luke Bryan and Phillip Phillps, but we do have an up and coming star with Colquitt ties.  More...

2012 Firearm deer season to open Saturday

While archery and primitive weapons season occur first, many hunters anxiously wait until the opening day of firearms season to get into the woods. That wait is almost over as firearms deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 20 and lasts through Jan. More...

Religion

Battling Temptation

Inspiration

Regardless of all the information that I hear about the negative effects of “junk foo,d” I cannot deny that I still enjoy chips, candy, cookies and such more than I did when I was a kid. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   October 8 800G • Stopped suspicious person, 2x • Investigated suspicious persons, Ameritus • Total mileage, 77 800C • BOE Meeting • Domestic dispute, Spring Creek Park • Total mileage, 67 &n More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   October 10 799R • Burglary, Perry St. • Theft, Twilight Church Road • Service attempt, Washington St. • Transport prisoner, Lee State Prison • Traffic stop, Hwy. 91N  More...

Living & Style

Asher Cole Suggs arrives!

Jason and Livvy Suggs are proud to announce the birth of their son,Asher Cole Suggs.  Asher was born on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in the Women and Children’s Center at Donalsonville Hospital at 12:25 p.m. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Toddler Time  More...

Welcome, Eden Bree Malpere!

Joe and Casey Malpere of Albany announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Bree Malpere.  Eden was born on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 7:59 a.m. More...

Obituaries

GENEVA (JERRY) GARNER

Mrs. Geneva (Jerry) Garner, age 84, of Nicholls, formerly of Leesburg, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Coffee Regional Hospital in Douglas.  Funeral services were held Saturday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m. More...

FREDA MCARTHUR

Freda McArthur, 82, of 7774 Joe Bryan Rd., Damascus, Ga., died at her residence Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2012.  Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. More...

HERSCHEL TITUS MOCK

Herschel Titus Mock, age 63, of Leesburg, died Monday, October 8, 2012, at Willson Hospice House. Memorial services were conducted Friday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Minister Richard Collins officiating.  More...