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Community

Colquitt native celebrates 107 years

Emma Montgomery, believed to be the oldest living resident of Decatur County, celebrated 107 years on December 8.  Born in Colquitt on December 8, 1906, she is the sole survivor of a family of nine children. More...

NEWS AROUND US

Blakely - Several burglaries were reported over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including a residence on Spooner Quarter Road November 27 and Sowhatchee Church on Cedar Springs Road November 30.  More...

A best lawyer story

I would not doubt that this is a true story...  The "Best Lawyer Story of All Time"... The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the city's most successful lawyer.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   December 02  800C Escort •Suspicious Person, 2nd St. •School Detail •Traffic Stop •Verbal Warning •Square Detail  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   December 02  799I Transport, Lee County Prison •Traffic Stop, Hwy 91 •Vehicle Accident, Cooktown Rd.  December 03  More...

Detour Scheduled In Blakely Next Week

What: Weather permitting, Georgia Southwestern Railroad crews will be reconstructing a rail crossing on U.S. Highway 27/State Route 1. More...

Living & Style

Some new Christmas visitors have come to Spring Creek Park!

Those of you who have had an opportunity to ride through Spring Creek Recreation Park, on weekend nights recently, have noticed that several new Christmas characters have come to the park.  As you approach the amphitheater, you’ll be greet More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

I wish I could be more supportive of “The Hunger Games.” Here is a blockbuster franchise that has nothing to do with superheroes, nor does it contain tired recent tropes like wizards or vampires.  More...

Employee of the Month

We have a winner!! Multi-tasking at its best! This is the level of dedication we expect from all staff! .....There is a reason laptop spelled backwards is potpal.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Merry Christmas! Choose the GIFT!

I really think this is going to be a great Christmas in spite of how some folks think about it.  It's that time of the year when folks here in South Georgia wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  More...

A Cry in the Wilderness

I know, I know. I do realize what I said at the end of my last column; but, here goes anyway, and Merry Christmas:  The public is fed up with Congress; it’s not really enamored of the president either. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Christmas Tour of Homes was held this past Saturday, December 7, 2014 in Colquitt. The tour was sponsored by the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council and featured five of Colquitt’s most beautiful homes, all decorated in the spirit of the season. More...

Religion

“Christ Came to Provide Hope”

Jim Inspiration

Of our three grandchildren, the youngest is by far the most outgoing, energetic, and likely to get into things. Addyson remained true to her three year old character the other night in a way that could have had a frightening result. More...

'Are you Jesus?'

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. More...

It could've been me

I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business, patiently waiting for it to turn green even though there was no on-coming traffic.A carload of bearded, young, loud Muslims, shouting Anti- American slogans, with a half-burned Ame More...

School & Sports

MCS FFA NEWS

Anyone Can Join FFA

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Kelley Whitaker as FFA member of the Week. Kelley is the daughter of Eddie and Christy Whitaker of Colquitt. She is a senior at Miller County High School. More...

Backroads & Bobtails

THE GOOD OLD DAYS

According to the old duck hunters of yesteryear, the “good old days” of waterfowling were perfect. Modern day duck hunting stinks.  But just how good were those good old days? More...

The last wishes of Alexander the Great...

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:  1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;  2. More...

Obituaries

JULIE LYNN HILBURN

Ms. Julie Hilburn, age 40 of Colquitt died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. at Cooks Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Morris officiating. More...

TEMPIE MCDANIEL GRIFFIN

Mrs. Tempie McDaniel Griffin, age 90 of Colquitt died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Miller Nursing Home.  Graveside services were held Friday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Patmos Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...

SCARBOROUGH LEE SCOTT

Mrs. Scarborough Lee Scott, age 82, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, at Memorial Manor in Bainbridge. Services were held Monday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. S. E. Newberry officiating. More...