July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vee makes Hole In One

Vee Holcomb of Peachtree City, has spent most of his summer visiting his grandparents, Steve and Shirley Holt of Colquitt.  On Wednesday, July 2, Vee and his granddad, Steve, were playing a round of golf, and Vee hit a HOLE IN ONE at hole 15, of More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Four law enforcement officers have been charged with civil rights violations, stemming from an incident that took place at Bainbridge Bikefest in 2012.  Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputy Wiley Griffin IV and Captain Liz Croley w More...

Henley to produce runway show

Colquitt native and daughter of Lynn and Russ Henley and granddaughter of Ray and Ethel Henley, Victoria Henley from America’s Next Top Model will be producing a one day only runway show/ model competition on August 16 at The Grand in Dothan, A More...

Absolutely Priceless

An elementary school teacher had 26 students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 07  800F Smoke in House, N. MLK, Jr. St. •Vehicle Stop, N. MLK, Jr. St.  800S Traffic Stop x3 •Alarm, N. Cuthbert St.  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 09  799G Serviced Vehicle •Responded to Call x2, 39 N. •Security Checks •Patrol •Sit with Patient, Emergency Room •Transport •Patrol  More...

GSP REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Vehicle Accident  More...

Living & Style

Library News

Final Days to Turn in Book Logs!   More...

Jack Griffin celebrates down on the farm

Jack Griffin Donley celebrated his second birthday Saturday, July 12, at his home in Colquitt.  More...

Grandma's Invitation

Dear Family,  I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me. If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you might consider being with me for my favorite holiday. Dinner is at 2:00. Not 2:15. Not 2:05. Two. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

If I Were the Devil Today -

Several years ago, a great radio/newspaper columnist, Paul Harvey Aurandt, wrote an article, If I Were the Devil. His show, The Rest of the Story was one of the most popular on the air. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

No Cure for the bird nerd

In addition to being a good-old-boy outdoorsman, I’m a nerd. To be exact, an incurable bird nerd. My bird nerdiness began about five years ago and is chronically persistent.  More...

First Responders attend Community Disaster & Emergency Response Summit

Six of our local first responders attended the third annual Rural County Summit - Community Disaster and Emergency Response, held July 9-11 at the Florida Public Safety Institute Conference Center in Havana, FL. More...

Welcome Home, Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges

Welcome Home, Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges  Family, friends, community sponsors, Decatur County, and the City of Bainbridge will join together on Thursday, July 17, to welcome the newly crowned Miss Georgia 2014, Maggie Bridges, back home to Dec More...

Religion

Pur Forth Effort to Maintain Unity

Inspiration

For the past several days I have come to a fresh appreciation and understanding of the words recorded in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him u More...

The letters

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.  One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address.  He thought he should open it to see More...

A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. More...

School & Sports

Karate Promotions

The Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy announces their recent belt promotions. In the Junior Karate program, Clay Herring has earned his yellow belt. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $2000 to the Miller County FFA Chapter. The donation will go toward funding the high school FFA officers to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY this October.  More...

The New Georgia Milestones Assessment System –––––

The State of Georgia and the state Department of Education, after announcing last year that they were pulling out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium, recently released information about the new G More...

Obituaries

ADA ELIZABETH MITCHELL

Elizabeth "Liz" Mitchell, age 77, of Colquitt, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her daughter's home in Springfield after a brief, serious illness, where she was cared for by her daughter, Wendy, with assistance from Hospice of Savannah.  More...

EMILY ANN SIMPSON

Mrs. Emily Ann Simpson, age 83, of Colquitt died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Dawsonville.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. Andy Glover officiating.  More...

EARL EARNEST MUSGROVE

Mr. Earl Earnest Musgrove, age 64, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. More...

Health

4 Reasons Why Some E-Cigs Are a Safer Alternative –––

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to register all of their products an More...

Radiation is a Carcinogen

There is no safe level of exposure to ionizing radiation, only legally “allowable” doses.  More...