March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Identity fraud charges made here

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the Colquitt Police Department received a Fraud Report from the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Department of Police. More...

BOE names leadership

The Miller County Board of Education met in a called meeting Monday evening, March 25, and took care of business.  More...

Community

Ivey and Kate win grand champion

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, Ivey and Kate Pope travelled to Pensacola, FL to compete in the 2013 Panhandle Poultry Show.  Ivey and Kate were awarded grand champions of the youth show with their white Cochin.  The girls competed with other More...

Kelley named next CEO at Georgia Industries for the Blind

Greg Schmieg, Executive Director for Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, announces the selection of Kevin Kelley as the next Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB). More...

Captain Crosby finally receives his well-deserved Purple Heart

It’s been more than 43 years since Captain Herbert Crosby died when his helicopter went down in Quang Nam Province in southern Vietnam.  Crosby grew up in Donalsonville after his family moved here in October 1958 to start a division of the More...

School & Sports

Three receive GED diplomas

Hannah Ebersole, Joshua Ebersole, and Rebecca Hyzny have completed the requirements for receiving GED diplomas. These students will be eligible to participate in the June graduation ceremony held at Bainbridge College. More...

Miller County wins against Worth, 9-3

The Miller County Pirates beat AAAA Worth County, 9-3 in Colquitt last Wednesday. More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The annual Mayhaw Golf Tournament is just around the corner on Thursday, April 11. Get your team together today for this four person scramble. It will be a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. More...

Obituaries

CHAPLAIN JOHN POSTON

Chaplain John “Bobby” Poston, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, went to be with the Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 23, 2013.  His funeral service was held on Thursday, February 28, at 10 a.m. More...

LACHELLE SANDERS SPENCE

Mrs. Lachelle Spence 38, of Colquitt, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services are not complete at press time. More...

RUNELL H. HARDAGE

Mrs. Runell H. Hardage, age 83, of Donalsonville and formerly of Thomaston, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Agriculture

Consumer Q ’ s

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Q: Does anyone in Georgia raise the chickens that lay colored eggs? I don’t remember their name. I want to buy some of the eggs for Easter.  More...

FDA’s proposed produce safety rule

(Atlanta, GA) — Produce farmers and packers learn more about the federal government’s proposed produce safety rule at a listening session March 20 at three locations across Georgia, including Atlanta, Macon and Tifton.  More...

Lachelle J. Spence obituary - Free Access

We regret to announce the passing of Mrs. Lachelle J. Spence, age 37, of Colquitt, who passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL.  More...

Possible gang activity here

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Colquitt Police Officer Natalie Moulton responded to the area of Geer St. and N. First St. in reference to damage to property. Upon arrival, Officer Moulton made contact with Amy Beaty. At this time, Mrs. More...

Swamp Gravy honors graduating seniors

For most teenagers, senior year is about finishing up your classes, sporting events, proms, parties, and spending as much time as you can with your friends before you all go your separate ways. More...

Miller County High School Band receives Superior

The Miller County High School Concert Band received all Superior ratings at the 2013 Georgia Bandmasters Association Concert Band Festival.  This event was held at the Kirbo Center in Bainbridge, GA, on March, 7 where over 20 local area bands pa More...

Religion

Be careful - they are watching

Inspiration

We do not have to be around children long to realize that they are like dry sponges soaking up information from what they hear, see and experience each day. More...

Seed from the Sower

Nothing is more important for those who own homes along the Italian Rivera than to have a balcony. Those who do not have a balcony have an image of one painted on their house. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   March 18 800S • Traffic stop • Assisted 800F with a chase • Spoke with subject at Police Department  March 19 800S • Assisted State Patrol with Traffic Stop  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   March 13 799F • Juvenile court hearing • Magistrate hearing • Security checks • Mental transfer to Albany Crisis • Civil papers served  More...

PeoplesSouth Bank thanks Law Enforcement

On behalf of the employees of PeoplesSouth Bank in Donalsonville, we would like to say a "Heartfelt Thank You" to the members of Law Enforcement that participated in the investigation and successful capture of the assailants in our recent robbery. More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

PINES Public Libraries to Upgrade Catalog   ATLANTA — Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, this coming weekend.  More...

Brock, Gay to wed

Otis and Mellisa Brock announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Brock, to Levi Gay, the son of Carolyn V. Gay and the late Jimmy T. Gay of Moultrie, Ga. More...

A happy 98th going on 99

Mrs. Louise Richardson celebrated her 98th birthday on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  In honor of this occasion, Mrs. Richardson was treated to lunch with her children on Sunday, March 17th at her home.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sins of this nation - Happy Easter!

Sometimes, I wish I were younger.  Seemed like things just a few years ago, especially in our area, were much simpler and living was much easier.  Now don't get me wrong. More...

An expected civics lesson

So far, the Dreaded Sequester that was supposed to end the world as we know it has been more whimper than bang. It happens. Especially in D.C., where self-serving politicians have perfected the art of crying “Wolf.”  More...