April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s Mayhaw time

The 30th annual National Mayhaw Festival festivities will kick off this Thursday, April 11.  More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Decatur County man convicted in 2011 of using company purchase orders to upgrade his property is facing new criminal charges filed by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Bindi and Haley are Relay for Life queens

As you all well know, our area is known for pretty girls. On Saturday evening, March 23, this was no exception.  Several girls from Colquitt participated in the Decatur County Relay for Life Pageant held in Bainbridge. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Toddler Time  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   April 1 800F • Identity fraud, Phillips St. • Assisted motorist, First St. • Public drunk, E. Bremond St. • Domestic, Perry St. • Stalking, Hardee’s • Vehicle stop, Perry St. More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

Living & Style

Januszewski, Moore to speak vows

Joseph and Deborah Januszewski of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Dawn Januszewski, to Derek Wayne Moore, son of Wayne and Paulette Moore of Hull.  Heather's grandparents are the late Smiley and Frances Jones of Colqu More...

Look who’s arrived!

Jacob, Nicholas and Luke proudly announce the arrival of their baby sister, Meredith Jolene.  She was born Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Donalsonville Women's Center. More...

Wal-mart Senior greeter

You just have to appreciate this one. Young people forget that we old people had a career before we retired.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

‘Help’ Amen!

What a week this has been.  Seems like all I've done for the past week was to go, or take someone to the doctors.  Now I'm not complaining. More...

Fear THIS

Never in this nation’s history have so many been so scared of so much.  Al Gore disciples fear the world will burn to a cinder. More...

Identity fraud suspect incarcerated, again

An identity fraud case continues concerning a suspect here in Colquitt. Tu Thien Cao had a number of additional warrants served on the suspect, and he was arrested again for the additional warrants and incarcerated in the Miller County Jail, again. More...

Late night fire destroys home

A late evening fire was called into Miller/Baker E911 at approximately 10:02 p.m. Monday, April 8, to 47 Thompson Town Road.  Colquitt Fire and Rescue, Colquitt P.D. and Miller Ambulance Service was called to a house fire.  More...

Darton therapy instructor wins award

Darton State College announced that Dr. Kerri Newton, PT, DPT, was awarded the Outstanding Technical Teacher Award by the American Technical Education Association (ATEA).  More...

Religion

Turn your intentions into action

Inspiration

While at the ballpark last week watching our grandchildren playing softball, I came upon a gentleman that I had attempted to call several weeks ago. When I called, he did not answer, so I left him a message, but he never returned my call.  More...

Pregnant at 71

A woman went to the doctor's office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming as she ran down the hall. More...

A recent Virginia stimulus sermon

Genesis 47:13-27

I would love to give the Pastor of this predominantly black church in Virginia three cheers. This guy is obviously a leader. Perhaps we should each decide who our real leader is... More...

School & Sports

Jackson Fleet named state finalist

The Georgia FFA Association has recently announced the state finalists in the Proficiency Award Program. More...

Accidents on the water can be avoided with ‘Wear It’

Hello, this is Ranger Jace Heard of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, wildlife resources division asking you to wear it when you are out on the water this summer. Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard approved and properly fits. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Nature’s original fish finder

Back in the 1950s and early 60s, the older folks called him “pond crane.” They lumped him into a category that included all birds with long beaks, long legs, and long necks that waded shorelines in search of food.  More...

Obituaries

RACHEL JOHNSON

Ms. Rachel Johnson, age 40, of Smyrna, and formerly of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2013, at Emory Adventist Hospital in Smyrna.  Graveside services were held on Friday, April 5, at 4:00 p.m. More...

EDITH FAYE HOOD NIX

Mrs. Edith Faye Hood Nix, age 82, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. More...

ROBBIE KIRKSEY

Mrs. Robbie Kirksey, age 93, of Colquitt died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Miller Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Thursday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Gay and Rev. Rollin Rathel officiating. More...

Health

Med Cards still required in vehicles

Since January, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) has been collecting information from Georgia commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders due to upcoming changes in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  More...

Why our health care costs are so high!

Bubba had shingles.  Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?  Here's what happened to Bubba:  More...

Start of summer a good time to organize family disaster plan

As summer draws near, so does the start of hurricane season. This can be a perfect opportunity for families to organize a disaster plan, says a pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu).  More...