August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

An old-fashioned baptizing with a past

On Sunday, August 11 2013, some members of Flat Creek Baptist Church met at Seminole State Park as a part of their Sizzlin Sundays in August. More...

Arson charged in city fires

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, and Thursday, August 1, 2013, the Colquitt - Miller County Fire Department responded to three fires that were determined to be arson. The fires were located in a one block area between Crawford Street and Main Street.  More...

Community

Coaches receive credentials

On Thursday July 25, Sam Ard and Jody Hodges, sisters and owners of The Studio: Cheer, Dance & Tumbling, traveled to Atlanta to complete the final phase of their USASF credentialing process. More...

Bridges named to New York Life’s Executive Council

Blakely – Paul Lanier “Tripp” Bridges, III, has been named a member of the 2013 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. More...

Gentiva’s Hospice and Home Health Launches eighth annual Food Drive

Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice and Home Health offices in Bainbridge will be blanketing the region throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Pantry as part of th More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 30 799I Burglary, Miller Rd. •Fishing in No Fishing Stream, Harmony Church Rd.  August 1 799F Mental Transport, Macon County •Civil Papers Served •Stand by, N. Early County Line Rd.  More...

Living & Style

Jewella celebrates no. 75

A host of family and friends gathered to celebrate Jewella Miller Lovering’s 75 years under the sun. The gathering was held Saturday afternoon, August 10, at the First Baptist Church Retreat Center. More...

Library News

Toddler Time Returns August 15!   More...

Welcome, Grady Hoake!

Bo and Kristin Godfrey announce the birth of their son, Grady Hoake. Hoake was born on June 27, 2013. He weighed 8.7 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length. Hoake has an older brother, Parker Tyson Godfrey.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Death and Taxes-

It the time of the year when the city, county and schools tell us that they are in need of some help from those who pay taxes.  Being in and around city, county, state and national government most of my life, there seems to be a few things we ca More...

The Blame Game

Decades before Tyler Perry slipped on a dress to play Madea in “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” comedian Flip Wilson created a sassy, brassy female character named Geraldine Jones.  More...

Miller County Road Closures - Free Access

The following roads are closed in Miller County due to excessive rain:Drew Floyd Road to Old Donalsonville RoadTodd Road - From Union Church Road to McLendon RoadUnion Church Road - closed from Grimsley Road (about 300 yards)Chapman Road - from Old A More...

Doris Moody obituary - Free Access

Miss Doris Moody age 86 of Bogart formely of Colquitt passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Magnolia Estates of Ocenee in Bogart. More...

First Baptist Church missionaries travel to Uganda

Early Sunday morning, July 14, 15 people left from First Baptist Church of Colquitt on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa. They arrived at the Atlanta-Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport about 11: 00 a.m. More...

Reflections by Courtney Rae ribbon cutting held Monday

On Monday morning, August 12, 2013, the community welcomed Colquitt’s newest beauty salon, Reflections by Courtney Rae.  More...

Religion

‘Please God Because You Love Him’

Inspiration

Although school has only been in session a few days, I am already hearing frustration at my house about the children not performing to their full potential. More...

When God sends, don't ask questions

My theory is "When God sends you help don't ask questions."  She hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. More...

Good Catholic Nuns

Three nuns were attending a Yankee baseball game. More...

School & Sports

Lady Warriors capture second in Macon Tournament, Win Regular Season Opener

After three pool-play games on Friday, August 2, the SGA Lady Warriors opened tournament play Saturday with a 16-8 win over Mt. De Sales in the Windsor 1st Strike Tournament. Addison Ponder picked up the win for SGA. More...

SGAplans tailgate supper to open sports season

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club will sponsor the annual tailgate supper in the Wayne Proffitt, Jr. gymnasium on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are required for everyone including athletes. More...

Squirrel season opens Aug. 15

Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Obituaries

MARTHA HARDY

Mrs. Martha Hardy, age 94, of Colquitt died Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Bellview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Horne officiating. More...

WILLIAM CLARENCE SLOAN JR.

Mr. William (Billy) Clarence Sloan, Jr., age 65, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home in Climax.  Funeral services for Mr. Sloan were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 5, at the Climax United Methodist Church with the Rev. More...

SEALIE ELLIS HARRELL

Sealie Ellis Harrell, infant son of Trey and Alicia Harrell of Blakely, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon in the emergency room of Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...