July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Back to School Bash planned with Fireworks

The rains cancelled the July 4 celebration in Colquitt on July 3, this year with the entertainment and super fireworks display. Heavy rains came, and the cancellation was the smart thing to do. More...

Colquitt native sworn in to Georgia Board of Public Safety

Atlanta- Colquitt Fire Chief Craig Tully who was recently appointed to The Georgia Board of Public Safety, was sworn in by Governor Nathan Deal, Thursday July 11. More...

Community

Savannah Hall crowned 2013 American Miss Jr. Teen Georgia

Savannah Hall, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lamar Brand and Bob Hall, has earned the title of the 2013 National American Miss Jr. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Bainbridge woman was charged in connection with a fatal accident that happened on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon, according to the Atlanta Police Department.  According to information provided to the media More...

Hurrah to this guy!

Here is the most brilliant statement ever made without a word being said! More...

School & Sports

FFA Officers attend training

On June 17-19, 2013, seven of the newly elected Miller County FFA officers attended the Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) at the FFA camp in Ft. Valley.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

“Your anglers know how to cope”

My contemporaries (folks in their 50s and 60s) often sigh and wistfully say how nice it would be if they were once again children. Truth be known, I’ve occasionally expressed the same wishful thought myself.  More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The Miller County Band would like to invite you to play in the first annual Miller County Band Team Scramble to be held on Saturday, July 27. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'They're not here to help you'

Have you ever wished for the "good old days”?  They really were, you know! The days that I was brought up in was really One Nation Under God. We were allowed to worship as we chose to, in the church, or the bar that we wanted to.  More...

Good for the goose...

Global pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars researching, developing and testing a single new drug. Winners like Viagra make the profits gush, but getting new products to market is no day at the regulatory beach. More...

American Food Expert- Lana Taylor Stuart

Never Enough Thyme

Buford, GA- It’s not unusual to find good cooks who come from Southwest Georgia. Lana Taylor Stuart is the author, photographer, and cook behind the popular food blog Never Enough Thyme. More...

Sheriff’s race heating up

As of 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, three candidates have gone to the Miller County Probate Office in the courthouse.  The first candidate to pay the $1407.53 qualifying fee was Wesley Shane Rathel. The next to qualify was R.J. More...

Would you believe 15- 20 inches of rain already in July?

Who would have thought there would have been this much rain in July?  More...

Religion

‘Identify With One Another’

Inspiration

In his book, How Your Church Family Works, Peter Steinke writes, “The church is a gathering of dissimilar parts. It is not necessary that the parts be identical to one another.  More...

Gentle Thoughts

•Birds of a feather flock together . More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   July 8 800L• Escort, Security checks • Total mileage, 45 800F • Hang-up call, Crawford St., Main St. • Total mileage, 102  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

July 5 799I • Spoke with subject by phone • Tree in road, Womble Road • Papers served, 3x • Traffic stop, 8x • Suicide threat, Phillipsburg Road • Total mileage, 232  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'Grown Ups 2'

There’s a very specific age range where one can find Adam Sandler funny. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

End of the Summer Reading Program Celebration With Storyteller Tom Bush   More...

~ Growing Old ~

There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. More...

Obituaries

EVELYN MOCK NEWBERRY

Mrs. Evelyn Mock Newberry, age 83, of Colquitt, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in Donalsonville.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 14, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Donalsonville, with Rev. Mitch Royals, Rev. More...

DIXIE G. MIDDLETON

Mrs. Dixie Middleton, age 87, of Colquitt died July 12, 2013, in Edgewood, New Mexico.  Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Arnold officiating. More...

TIMMY H. BELLFLOWER

Mr. Timmy H. Bellflower, 65, of Brinson passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. More...