March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote for Misty and Crystal

A vote for these girls could mean a new van to get to work.  Misty’s story  My name is Misty Morning Hayes. I have a type of Muscular Dystrophy. My younger sister, Crystal Anderson has the same disease. More...

Community

Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen is Lynleigh Kaye Hall

The Miller County Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen for 2014 is Lynleigh Kaye Hall.  This program encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship among high school seniors: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. More...

South Georgia Native Publishes First Work of Fiction

Meda White writes sweet, sultry, and southern contemporary romance. She calls Colquitt, Georgia, her hometown, but she currently resides in Alabama with her husband and their spoiled furbaby. More...

Unemployment rises i n January t o 7.9%

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor has announcedthattheunemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 7.9 percent in January, up one-tenthofapercentagepoint from 7.8 percent in December. More...

School & Sports

Young Farmers Attend Legislative Day

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, three members of the Miller County Young Farmers attended the Georgia Young Farmers Legislative Day at the state capitol in Atlanta, GA. More...

FFA Members Attend Leadership Camps

Six ninth grade members of the Miller County FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association’s Greenhand Jamboree on March 7-8, 2014, at the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center.  More...

Turkey season opens March 22

Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. More...

Obituaries

JULIUS “NAT” COX

Mr. Julius Edward “Nat” Cox, age 62, of Damascus died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Phoebe North Hospital in Albany.  Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

PAUL E. WARD

Paul E. Ward, 77, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Savannah Square.  More...

JESSE T. WILFORD

Mr. Jesse T. Wilford, age 80, of North Carolina, formerly of Miller County, died February 11, 2014.  Funeral services were held February 19 in North Carolina with James Ancrum bringing the eulogy.  More...

‘Celebrating Everything Peanut’

Don’t miss the Fun, Food, and Entertainment

All roads will lead to Blakely this weekend for the sixth annual Peanut Proud Festival Saturday, March 22.   The day will kick off at 7:00 a.m. More...

Abby Kelly wins the title of Teeny Miss Decatur County

On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Abby Kelly, four years old, of Colquitt competed and won the title of Tiny Miss Decatur County.  The pageant theme, “Celebrating Three Little Birds,” was held in Bainbridge and was in memory of Adam Go More...

Religion

‘Glad To Be A Member of the Family!’

Inspiration

Life is certainly interesting to say the least and the timing of some of the hardest events in life can leave one’s head spinning. I came face to face with that reality in recent days. More...

Words

No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand.  Some people say there is no difference between  COMPLETE and FINISHED.  I beg to differ be More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 10  800C Escort x2 •Alarm, Main St. •Various Building Checks  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 7  799F Patrol •Traffic Stop x3 •Suicide Call •Phone Call x3 •Disturbance •Traffic Call •Meet with City Officer •Security Checks  March 8  More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Braylie Lynn Brackin

Kylie Paige would like to announce the birth of her little sister, Braylie Lynn, daughter of Kyle and Ashlie Brackin. Braylie was born on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 3:23 a.m. More...

Library News

Meeting Room Available  More...

Wiggins - Kirbo to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Nix Jr. of Brinson, and Mr. Bradley E. Wiggins of Colquitt are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sloane Elizabeth Wiggins, to Carlyle Cloud Kirbo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'You don't like black people-'

Someone said that I was accused of not liking black people. More...

Religious discrimination in America

Arizona legislatures pulled a dandy. They asked their governor to sign a bill allowing any business the freedom to discriminate based on religious beliefs. The governor vetoed the bill.  More...