February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

There is going to be a primary election

According to a recent public notice, there will be a 2014 Primary/Nonpartisan Election. The qualifying time is quick (Monday, March 3 - Thursday March 6) from 9 am - 5pm and Friday, March 7, from 9 am-12 noon. More...

‘Brothers and Sisters’ returns to stage

And a new face to the office

On March 7th, Swamp Gravy returns to the stage at Cotton Hall for a second helping of hit production Brothers and Sisters. More...

Community

Delta Kappa Gamma Society recognizes new educators

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recognizes the following new women educators: Decatur County – Sophia Boose, Tia Holmes, Natalie Howard, Laura Lee Hutchins, Kayeleigh Lowe, Amy Summerlin, Patricia Taunto More...

Insights into the Farm Bill

Georgia farmers can no longer bank on subsidized payments from the federal government.  Due to the new farm bill, which passed the Senate on Tuesday, the farm subsidies that are issued annually to producers around the country have been eliminate More...

The last cookies

A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.  He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 12  800F Vehicle in Ditch, Hwy 45 S. •Alarm, Bellview Rd.  February 13  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 17  799D Alarm, Hwy 39 •Traffic Stop, College St. •Court, Court House •Pick-up Paperwork, Court House  More...

DDS Warns of Unofficial DMV Websites Charging

Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third party websites when trying to access the Georgia Driver’s Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. More...

Living & Style

Hamilton, Stinson to wed

Ken and Tammy Hamilton, of Cottonwood, Al are please to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaylee Danielle Hamilton, to Samuel Roy Stinson of Colquitt. Sam is the son of Sterling and Susan Stinson of Colquitt  More...

Library News

Free Passes to Puppets and Parks   Everyone knows that libraries give patrons free access to the internet, books, music, and movies, but how about activities such as a visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, or free passes to get into More...

Ms. Bodrey, Mr. Cobb to speak wedding vows

Jennifer Rebecca Bodrey and Michael Alec Cobb have announced their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Adcock of Lutherville and the late Charles Kevin Bodrey. Becky’s grandparents and G.J. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

“The California drought is being blamed on global warming, but the evidence shows that the real harm comes from the government blocking the water in order to protect a tiny smelt fish. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

"She is one tough girl!"

We made it back from UAB in Birmingham, again last Friday tired, but a bit relieved.  More...

A Cry in the Wilderness

There is a line from a Seinfeld episode that absolutely applies to the current state of politics in the United States.  “Nobody needs to talk.”  And perhaps that is the reason so many people just aren’t listening to politi More...

Breaking News - 2/26/2014 5:48 PM

Harry L. Davis Obiturary - Free Access

Mr. Harry Davis, 93,  of Colquitt died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

Vehicle totaled in accident

A two vehicle accident was called in to E911 Thursday morning, Feb- ruary 20 at approximately 11:30 a.m., near the Avenue Road and Phillipsburg Road intersection. More...

Pirates begin season under new coaching

Our Miller County Pirate Baseball Team hosted the Irwin County Indians from Ocilla last Tuesday evening with game time beginning at 6:00 p.m.  More...

Religion

Outward Appearances Are Sometimes Deceiving

Inspiration

Jessica told her girls that they were going to start eating better and they would have salad for supper. Mallory, excited about the idea, immediately asked if they could have curly fries with it. More...

Bible vs Cell Phone

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?  What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?  What if we flipped through it several times a day?  What if we turned back to go get it if we More...

They just don't understand

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer.. Always something more important to me. More...

School & Sports

SGA selects class superlatives

Southwest Georgia Academy classes have chosen their superlatives for the 2013-14 school year. The students in 9-12 and the faculty voted on the selections.  More...

From a milestone to a steppingstone

GED graduation:

As GED graduates told of their journey to last Thursday’s Bainbridge State College GED graduation ceremony, the words of the keynote speaker were perhaps the most poignant: This is simultaneously a milestone and a steppingstone.  More...

Pirates win scrimmage game

The 2014 Miller County High School Baseball Team took the field for the first time under the leadership of Head Coach Eddie Whitaker, Assistant Coach Woodie Kirkland, and Assistant Coach Chad Spann for a scrimmage game against the Marion County Eagle More...

Obituaries

MARY CAROLYN CARTER HARELL PIERCE

Mary Carolyn Carter Harrell Pierce, age 86, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22at First United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

HELEN WATSON COSSON

Mrs. Helen Watson Cosson, age 87 of Lakeland, FL, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Consulate Healthcare Center in Lakeland, FL.  Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

MICHAEL T. BLANTON

Michael T. Blanton, age 57, of Whigham passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Blanton and Emory Carlton officiating. More...