December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

One last look back at 2012

As the year 2013 begins, the news of 2012 is now history. More...

Community

Foster awarded yellow belt

Deon Foster was awarded a Yellow Belt at the Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy.  Shotokan Karate and self defense techniques are taught at Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy.  Jack Cowart, a native of Colquitt, is the instructor at More...

News Around Us

Blakely - Authorities told the News this week that Howell Street Community Center was used Sunday and Monday, December 9 and 10, to solicit individuals to fill our fraudulent applications for “ government stimulus” money. More...

Good news comes as holiday DUI crackdown begins

(ATLANTA) A federal study released Thursday shows Georgia ranks below the national average and southeastern states in alcohol-related traffic fatalities for 2011.  More...

Living & Style

Ms. Gaston to wed Mr. McNease

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gaston of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Jamie Liner Gaston, to Kyle Richard McNease, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McNease of Colquitt.  More...

No charge for love

We don’t have too many friends...........Just good friends  A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.  He painted a sign advertising the four pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. More...

Law watching schools closer

If you see a trooper sitting across the street from a school, a police or sheriff’s vehicle parked in the school yard, they are just checking.  With many schools around the country on edge in the wake of the Newtown, CT, massacre, the Geor More...

Southern Irrigation and Ag Supply holds Grand Opening

Colquitt’s newest business held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday morning, December 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.  Southern Irrigation and Ag Supply, located at College Street, was welcomed to Colquitt by a large group of family, fri More...

Religion

Assurance for Life's Journey

Inspiration

I am looking forward to staying close to home for Christmas to enjoy time with my wife, children and grandchildren, so my travel plans for Christmas day this year are pretty simple and should go something like this: I will travel from my bedroom to t More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Pastor's Viewpoint is written by Buddy Whatley (cbwhatley@hotmail.com), a retired United Methodist pastor living in Lakemont and Ochlocknee, Georgia. More...

Obituaries

JIM HOLT

Mr. Jim Holt, age 80, of Colquitt died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 23 at 4:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Donley officiating. No interment was held. More...

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Happy New Year and God Bless!

Well here it is, liking a few days, we’ve almost made it through 2012 and will be going into 2013, Lord willing!  It could have been better, but it certainly could have been worse.  More...

School prayers welcome for once

Last year at this time, near-record numbers of Americans were looking for jobs.  This year, we are all looking for an answer. We want to know why. More...