June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life this Friday

The American Cancer Society will host its annual Relay For Life event this Friday, June 6, and in celebration, is turning Colquitt purple in support of local cancer survivors. This year’s event will begin at 7:00 p.m. More...

Rite Aid honors employees

Two local residents were recently honored by the Rite Aid Corporation at their annual meeting held in Macon. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into a contract agreement with Grady EMS of Atlanta.  The contract would go into effect September at the latest.  More...

Gloria Jenkins honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Alex Shanks, son of Claudia Montague and Jeff Shanks, was honored by the Bainbridge Kiwanis Club May 19, 2014, as the Outstanding Student of the Year. More...

The small business owner’s retirement dilemma––––––––

You’ve poured a lifetime of sweat, time, and capital into building your business. More...

School & Sports

MCES announces honor roll

Cleve Roland, Miller County Elementary School principal, is pleased to announce the following students made honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:  More...

Mr. and Miss MCHS and Senior Favorites chosen for Class of 2014

Mr. and Miss MCHS and Senior Favorites Chosen for Class of 2014  More...

Two local FFA Members Elected to Area Office

The 2014-2015 Area 5 FFA Officer Team was elected at the Area 5 FFA awards banquet held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on May 13, 2014. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The government isn't going to Hell if we choose wrong!

Since I've gotten on the sunset side of life, it's really easier to see where the Light comes from. More...

America’s hunters - the largest Army

The world's largest army... America's hunters! More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2014 3:22 PM

Phil Phillips obituary - Free Access

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Bikers liked our town and people

Long-distance riders pedalling from Atlanta to Panama City

You never know who you'll run into when you ride around Colquitt.  I went by Hardee’s to get my first meal for the day Saturday evening around 6:00 p.m.  There were some fine bikes in the bushes and these four men enjoying some of the More...

‘ X X X Booty Licious Potpourri’ seized in arrest

On May 31, while on patrol on Highway 27 North, Sgt. Scott Cleveland noticed a blue in color 2OO2 Ford Explorer traveling at a high rate of speed passing him in the outside lane.  More...

Religion

Check Your Lunchbox

Inspiration

It is rare for me to buy lunch while out on the road making hospice visits; on most days Gale packs a lunch bag for me. More...

Did God make you?

A little girl is sitting on her grandpa's lap and studying the wrinkles on his old face. She gets up the nerve to rub her fingers over the wrinkles. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 23  800C Escort •Fight, Second St. •Graduation •Assist GSP, Emergency Room  800G Traffic Stop x3 •Escort •Fight/Disturbance, Second St.  More...

Two arrested for possession of marijuana

On May 22, deputies were dispatched to Highway 27 North in reference to a gold in color Chevy Blazer with subjects inside throwing out beer cans while driving down the highway. Upon arrival on Highway 27, Sgt. Cleveland and Capt. More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 23  799E Picked Up Papers, Court House •Conducted Trailer Inspection, Patrol •Worked Graduation  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'Maleficent'

In preparation for Disney’s “Maleficent,” I watched Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the animated staple from 1959. More...

I.R.S. checks fisherman

The I.R.S. suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.  I.R.S. Auditor: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them."  More...

The Talking Centipede

A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet.  So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.  After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, (100-legged bug), which came i More...