January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PeoplesSouth Bank breaks ground for new community/training center

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Peoples- South Bank held the ground breaking for the new community/training center located next to the bank. Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Ben Clenney began the ceremony by welcoming everyone to the event. More...

Community

Chambliss Inducted into Peanut Hall of Fame

Only fifth person to receive this honor

TIFTON, GA — Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was inducted into the Peanut Hall of Fame by the GeorgiaPeanutCommission. More...

Greene named to EDT Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) as the Vice Chairman of the Economic Development & Tourism Committee.  More...

Library News

Trash or Treasure?

When you are cleaning house be on the lookout for treasure! Genealogists will love you forever if you decide to bring those ancient phone books, or yearbooks, or old photos of the community to the public library for the genealogy collection.  More...

School & Sports

Baker and Moran Receive GED Diploma

Michelle Baker and Amy Moran have completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma and will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony held at Bainbridge State College. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA Chapter is pleased to announce the FFA Member of the Week, Sidney Odom. Sidney is the daughter of Johnny and Wendy Odom of Blakely. She is a senior at Miller County High School. More...

SGA Honor Roll

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce the Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll for grades 5-12. In order to be on honor roll, students must have an 87 or above in their classes and all conduct grades must be satisfactory.  5th grade:  More...

Obituaries

JOE LANE MCLENDON

Mr. Joe Lane McLendon, age 91, of Donalsonville died Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Scarborough officiating. More...

PEGGY SUE COWART ROBBINS

Mrs. Peggy Sue Cowart Robbins, age 79, of Riverdale, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.  Funeral services were held Sunday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Jack C. More...

JANCIE MAXWELL HALL

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Chase ends in wreck, damage to three law enforcement vehicles

Damage to two police units and one sheriff's vehicle occurred as an Early County subject attempted to elude the law officers in a high speed chase.  More...

President Jimmy Carter to speak at BSC

Former U. S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center.  More...

ONE LAST LOOK

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2013

OCTOBER   Much like the recipe for Swamp Gravy, this year’s production of “Brothers and Sisters” pulls from every cupboard in Colquitt’s kitchen to create something unique and very special.  More...

Religion

Curiosity is Where Dreams Are Born

Inspiration

Several years ago I had one of my little helpers with me as I took down the outside Christmas decorations at church. As we got ready to get to work, Jaleah went inside the church office with me for a few minutes.  More...

'It Is Well With My Soul'

The song "It Is Well With My Soul" was written by a successful Christian lawyer. He had two girls and a wife, and the family planned a summer trip to go overseas. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

On December 31, 2013, as the clock struck midnight; a 1,200 pound Waterford crystal ball filled with 30,000 watts of lightemitting diodes finished its journey into the New Year… and we promised ourselves things would be different during this N More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 10  800F School Zone •Assist 800S, Hwy 27 N. •Unknown Problem, Bush St. •Domestic, Cuthbert St.  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 10  799D Service Attempt, Hwy. 45 N. •Paper Served, MLK, Jr. St.  January 11  More...

Living & Style

Miss Hodges to wed Mr. Heard

Jan and Randy Dunlap announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Ann Hodges of Colquitt, to Charles Jerry (Chase) Heard III, son of Tammy and Jerry Heard of Baker County. Miss Hodges is also the daughter of the late Mark Hodges.  More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘Lone Survivor’

As good as this film is, “Lone Survivor” is a pretty terrible title as it contains a huge spoiler. The story follows a four-man team of Navy SEALs sent to Afghanistan to assassinate a Taliban leader.  More...

Thoughts for 2014

As we progress into 2014, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'In God We Trust'

Where do we wind up when we make wrong choices?  I love to read smart sayings on different subjects. More...

I'm rich in many different ways

Why I Love The Newspapers

Over the last four years of working at the paper, there have been several days when my job has been less than desirable. More...