April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The return of MAY-HAW!

Starting on April 19th, the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council will present a brand new edition of MAY-HAW, Colquitt’s Own Variety Show.  This season May-Haw returns to its “Hee-Haw” inspired roots, keeping the rustic country feel wh More...

Community

News Around Us

Ashburn - Ashburn homeowner Johnny Hillmon was upset when he spoke to the City Council last week.  Mr. Hillmon was the victim of a burglary.  “If I catch them in my house, I’m going to shoot the---out of them,” he said. More...

Crush Cancer Run held

Beta Sigma Phi hosted the third annual Crush Cancer Run on Saturday, March 16, to raise money for its Relay for Life team.  This year’s race was dedicated to Hannah Eubanks from Arlington who is currently battling leukemia.  Approxima More...

They're gone!

St. Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys wearing dark hoodies and sagging pants arrive.  St. Peter looked out the Pearly Gates and said, "Wait here. I'll be right back."  More...

School & Sports

FFA Members Awarded State Degrees

The Georgia FFA Association recently named the recipients of the 2012-13 State FFA Degree. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Waterfowler’s post-season garage sale

Presently, I am busily taking inventory of my past season’s waterfowling history and sifting through the stock on hand. I have decided, much to your good fortune, to offer up a few items for sale. More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The Briar Patch Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 26, at 1:30. This is a two person scramble. The Briar Patch Golf Tournament raises money to fund the Briar Patch Festival. The Festival raises money for the Shriners Hospital. More...

Obituaries

LAURA ANN MULLINS

Mrs. Laura Ann Mullins, age 84, of Hilliard, Florida, died Tuesday April 9, 2013, at Life Care Center in Hilliard, FL.  Graceside services were held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. More...

PAT JOINER TEMPLES

Mrs. Pat Joiner Temples, age 68, of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans- Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

HAROLD “PEEWEE” CROSSON

Mr. Harold “Peewee” Crosson, age 78, of Iron City passed away Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Mt. Harmony Church goes down

The above photo was taken Friday, April 12.  From the History of Miller County 1856-1980, information by Mary Sheffield Jones, “It is impossible to set the exact date Mt. More...

The Studio holds ribbon cutting

Colquitt’s newest business, The Studio, held its ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning, April 12, at 11:00 a.m.  The Studio: Cheer, Dance & Tumbling is owned by Jody Draper Hodges and Sam Draper Ard and is located at 206 W. More...

Miller County BOE begins Superintendent search

The Miller County Board of Education received a total of 16 applications for the position of superintendent of schools by the application deadline of March 29, 2013.  The position was advertised across Georgia and on a number of websites that ar More...

Religion

Eager to Learn God’s Word

Inspiration

The late Art Linkletter had some most interesting conversations with children.  More...

Little boy's explanation of God

Well done....love how children get right to the point! (I certainly don't think an adult could explain this more beautifully!) <mime-attachment. More...

Public Safety

A warning about making payments online

According to the website: With all the recent breaches of personal information, including credit cards, is there a safe way to make purchases online? More...

Latex factory

A guy is going on a tour of a factory that produces various latex products. At the first stop, he is shown the machine that manufactures baby-bottle nipples. The machine makes a loud "hiss-pop" noise. More...

Accident injures three

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Laura McNease, of Colquitt, driving a 2007 Dodge Ram truck 1500, was traveling south on Hwy. 27S. Randall Ellis Adams, of Colquitt, driving a 2012 John Deere Tractor, was traveling south on Hwy. 27S. Ms. More...

Living & Style

Freeman, Bovard to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Kreg Freeman of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Louisa Freeman, to Derek Scott Bovard, son of Kimberly Bovard of Ocean Springs, Ms. and Mr. and Mrs. James Bovard of Vancleave, Ms.  More...

Cupcake Gang celebrates

Making a stop at the Pond House is one of the gang’s favorite things to do. On April 5, 2013, that is exactly what the gang did. Another year slipped up on Gail, and she had a birthday and that meant celebrating. More...

Let's go to the Movies

'42 Review'

Too many weeks ago, I proclaimed “Jack the Giant Slayer” to be the first half-decent movie of 2013. Now along comes “42”, and I am proclaiming it to be the first really good movie of 2013.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

‘I will spit you out-’ Now that's tough!

At the risk of being "politically incorrect", let me make myself perfectly clear.  I sound like a stuck record, if you can remember what a record is. When there is a decision to be made, there is always our choice of for or against. More...

Where Spring Break never ends

Never thought I’d say this, but Spring Break is now officially a bore.  It was all fresh and new on that first Spring Break in 439 AD when Attila the Hun’s teenage boys snuck out of camp after the April snow melt and dumped yak dung More...