October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Community

Butterfly dedication ceremony held

The Colquitt Garden Club met Wednesday at the club’s Butterfly Garden in Spring Creek Park to hold a long awaited dedication ceremony. Our club has wanted to build some type of memorial for the garden club for a long time.  More...

LIBRARY

Columbus Day Library Closing  More...

Ameris Bank helps hunger

Ameris Bank announces its fourth annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 30  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 30  799F Security Checks •Damage to Vehicle, 45 South •Funeral Detail •Standby, Harmony Church Rd. •Domestic, 91 North •Civil Papers Served.  October 1  More...

Living & Style

Cook, Tubio to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Tubio Sr. of Santiago, LLigan City, Philippines, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Noverliza Fabre Tubio, to Hamilton Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dole Cook Jr. More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘Gravity’

The theater where I saw “Gravity” was packed with people, packed with human flesh. The heft of the huge crowd made the house very hot. And yet, it wasn’t five minutes into the movie when my blood ran cold. More...

Bailey donates to Locks of Love

Bailey Rhea Franklin, the daughter of Tabb Franklin and Patti Franklin, recently cut her long hair that had only been trimmed since birth.  Bailey wanted to do something to help children with cancer, so she donated the 10 inches that was cut to More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Politicians and diapers-

I know I'm not all that smart. I graduated from Miller County High, attended Emory at Oxford, UGA and Georgia State. Seems that all of them couldn't teach me how governments tax people.  More...

‘The new promised land’

Once upon a time, scenes like this were played out daily across America:  It’s supper time in West Virginia coal country. A mother, father and son sit at the family table and give thanks for all their blessings. More...

‘Small Town, Big Deal’

You never know who, or what you might run into when things are happening in Colquitt, and something newsworthy is always happening in Colquitt. More...

Pirates Cage Cougars, 21-15

Usually when the Pirates have to travel to Edison, Georgia, and Calhoun’s football field sits down in a bowl shape field, it seems to always turn cooler “down in the valley,” but it did not this time around. More...

Religion

‘It’s Not Always Easy to Be Humble’

Inspiration

It was a day filled with opportunities for me as I did my hospice duties: visiting the sick and hurting, giving the morning devotional message at a retirement home, preaching a funeral, and spending time in the office completing the dreaded paperwork More...

Dixie Melody Boys to perform at Flat Creek

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Flatcreek Baptist Church in Colquitt, on Sunday, October 20. The quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during the 10:45 a.m. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Mary Ella and I were in Arizona on the Navajo Reservation a couple of weeks ago with three other pastors to lead a pastors’ school. More...

School & Sports

SGA twirlers perform during season

SGA Twirlers performed their last game for the season last Friday night in Damascus for Homecoming against Terrell Academy at 7:30.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

THIS SEASON, PERHAPS?

You know, even after all this time I can’t help chuckling whenever I see or hear advertisements for products purported to make our outdoor endeavors more successful. More...

Why some teachers drink!

The following questions were set in last year's GED examination.  These are genuine answers (from 16-year-olds), and they will breed.  Q. Name the four seasons.  A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar  Q. More...

Obituaries

REX AUBREY GRIMSLEY

Mr. Rex Aubrey Grimsley, age 88, died Monday, Sept. 30, following a long illness at his home near Pine Level, AL.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 3, at Dillard’s Funeral Home in Troy, AL. More...

William Patrick (Ricky) Hewett

Mr. William Patrick (Ricky) Hewett, age 58, of Arlington died Friday, October 4, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating. More...

SUSAN HALES CALHOUN

Mrs. Susan Hales Calhoun, age 83, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at Riverside Place.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Harrell officiating. More...