July 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman charged with possession of marijuana

On July 6, 2014, while traveling south on Crawford Street in the area of it's intersection with College Street, Officer Lucas Davis observed a white 2001 Ford Explorer traveling at a high rate of speed. More...

Local business burglarized

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Colquitt Police Officer Natalie Moulton was advised by Sheriff Shane Rathel via cell phone to respond to 307 Phillips Street (Yates Concrete). The call was in reference to a burglary that had already occurred.  More...

Community

Easy fixes for a high summer electric bill

Summer has arrived, and as the temperatures begin to soar, many consumers can expect their electric bill to do the same. More...

Crooks targeting twitter accounts

Crooks are targeting Twitter accounts. Cyber experts say the scam is spreading fast and if you’re not careful, you could be the next victim.  Scammers are sending Tweets with links claiming it’s a photo of you. More...

My Affliction

Thought I'd let my doctor check me, 'cause I didn't feel quite right..  All those aches and pains annoyed me; and I couldn't sleep at night.  He could find no real disorder, but he wouldn't let it rest.  What with Medicare and Blue Cro More...

School & Sports

Prom King and Queen

Seniors and juniors enjoyed a night of “Midnight in Paris on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  Prom 2014 was held at The Kirbo Center in Bainbridge. More...

Kaleb Whitaker graduates with honors from American Broadcasting School

Kaleb Lane Whitaker graduated with honors from American Broadcasting School of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 20, 2014.  More...

Obituaries

GUELDA DONLEY KIRKSEY

Mrs. Guelda Donley Kirksey, age 83, of Baconton died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Baconton Baptist Church with Rev. Chad Boyd officiating. More...

DR. GENE TUTEN

Dr. Gene Tuten, age 78, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Bainbridge Healthcare.  A memorial service was held at 11: 00 a. m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Morningside Baptist Church with Rev. More...

SHARI BOYD GRIFFIN

Shari Boyd Griffin, age 52, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

God Bless America! Tea, Anyone?

We work for the government, but we observe only one government holiday. More...

"Seek humility. Wisdom will follow."

So advised the Boston Methodists on the sign before the old brick church on Main Street.  I was still feeling the heat on my shoulders and arms as we puttered past, though Bill had the A/C running in the car. More...

Earl Musgrove obituary - Free Access

Earl Earnest Musgrove     64  More...

Judge Lane retires

Judge Ronnie Joe Lane, a Superior Court judge from the Pataula Circuit, was given a retirement party, July 2, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. in the Seminole County Courthouse.  More...

Miller County All-Stars headed to Sylvania to play in state play-offs

Our Miller County 8U All-stars traveled to Berrien County on June 20 to participate in the Georgia Parks & Recreation District Baseball Play-offs. More...

Religion

Keep A Careful, Prayerful Watch

Inspiration

I recently mentioned to my wife that this is a wonderful time of year. More...

This should be our national prayer

This is absolutely great! There might be hope yet! A Pastor with GUTS! Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 30  800C Superior Court •Escort  800G Damage to Property, Perry St. •Lost Dog, Taylor St. •Stand-by, Court  July 1  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 22  799I Patrol •Security Checks •Jail Pod Search •Paper Served •Assist Vehicle x2  June 24  More...

Dialing 112, False

Lastweek,anarticle"Dialing 112 could save a life" was published. We discovered that according to Urban League, it is false. More...

Living & Style

Library News

New Young Adult Books @ Your Library  More...

Hannah Cox to wed Jake Spooner

Hannah Leann Cox and Jacob (Jake) Spooner wish to announce their forthcoming marriage on July 12, 2014.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie Cox Spurlock of Colquitt and the late Nicky Cox. More...

Child’s view of life

While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. More...