May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Education completes missing funds investigation

A teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay during an investigation of missing funds. More...

Community

Class of 1944 celebrates 70th reunion

Miller County High School Class of 1944 celebrated its 70th reunion on April 24, 2014. The classmates gathered at The Moby Dick Restaurant for dinner and a time for sharing memories of their high school days. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge -The Bainbridge City Council suspended City Manager Chris Hobby Tuesday at their regular meeting after a lengthy closed session and several comments by Bainbridge residents at the meeting.  More...

Another ‘Think pink, think Pikeville’ moment

Pikeville, NC Town Administrator of Pikeville, NC, Blake Proctor, doesn't have it up top like he used to.  Picture Blake getting shorn in support of cancer awareness. More...

School & Sports

FFA Hosts Kindergartners in Farm Day

The Miller County FFA Chapter hosted its first Farm Day on May 6, 2014. This event took place at the high school agriculture department. More...

Ralph retires from Bainbridge State’s library

Bainbridge State College Library Director Susan Ralph recently retired, ending her era of helping move the library toward a digital age and greater expansion. Ralph was appointed the College’s library director in 2006. More...

Local Residents Inducted Into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:  Elizabeth Mansfield of Blakely (39823) initiated More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A sweet, sweet spirit around us

Talking about a week, we had it.  Just in case you didn't know about it, we had a street dance, two races, a parade and a festival last weekend. More...

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT, MOVE ON

“We should love, but we should love with the love which expects death, and which reckons upon separations.”  I read this admonition on March 10, just before beginning a journey across south Georgia to the funeral of a friend in Alban More...

Cile Phillips Lucas and Family to Air on Family Feud

One of Colquitt’s own, Cile Phillips Lucas, will be featured on Family Feud this week (May 14-16).  Cile will be playing with John Lucas (husband), Jay Lucas (brother-in-law), Irma Glover (aunt), and Meg Kviten (cousin). More...

Early voting ends Friday

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians Early Voting for the May 20th Primary Election Ends This Friday (May 16th)  Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians that early voting ends on Friday, May 16th for the May More...

Flying over Colquitt

You never know what you may see in downtown Colquitt.  While at the street dance May 9, not only did the spectators enjoy some great entertainment, they got to see a quadcopter with integrated camera.  The drone flew over the crowd just ove More...

Religion

Do Not Forsake Your Mother’s Teaching

Inspiration

With school about to be out for the summer, apparently Addyson is already geared up for Vacation Bible School—not just at the church she attends each week but at others in the community. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Maybe you’ve heard of Stephenie Meyer? She wrote Twilight, a series of four novels about vampires and shape-shifters. Maybe you’ve read the books and/or seen the movies. More...

And then it was May

For a very brief time last week, I was under the impression I was all caught up. Don’t you like the feeling that comes knowing you are up to date and everything is accomplished? I do, I just do not experience it enough.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 5  800G Traffic Stop •Escort  800T Unlock Vehicle x2 •Traffic Stop x3 •Unwanted Guest •Citation •Patrol Security Checks  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 5th  799C Escort •Dog Problem, MLK, Jr. St. •Assist with Stopping Suspicious Vehicle, Crawford St.  799G Responded to Call, Mayhaw Rd. •Patrol  More...

Correction

In last week’s law enforcement reports, Paula B. Smith and Tracy George Hallmen were involved in a vehicle accident. More...

Living & Style

Sheffield, Hudson to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Davey Sheffield of Eastman announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Erynn Sheffield, to Clay Daniel Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hudson, Jr. of Leary.  More...

Mexican Oysters

A big Texan stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in México.  While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. More...

Miss Cross to wed Mr. Brown

Sissy Cross and Bob Brown are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Louie Cross and Elaine Cross of Donalsonville.  The groom-elect is the son of the late Melvin and Jeanette Brown More...