November 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ghosts, Goblins, Elsa, and More

Halloween enjoyed by all

Ghosts, goblins, vampires, Elsa and many more characters filled the streets of Colquitt last Friday evening, October 31, as the businesses around town offered candy to all the trick-ortreaters.  Starting at 3:00 p.m. More...

Community

Snipes receives peanut award

There was a big surprise for Pam Snipes last week when senior managers from Hormel Foods came to Colquitt to visit Birdsong Peanuts. Hormel Foods Corporation, headquartered in Austin, MN, also owns Skippy Brand peanut butter.  More...

My what a big Cucurbita Pepo you have!

Pumpkins are a big part of fall festivities in the U.S. and in England, and it seems that the bigger the pumpkin the more festive the celebrations, saystheAssociationofMature American Citizens.  More...

Charity - A Reminder

A timely reminder before our generous spirits open up our wallets.  How many ways can you spell GREED? More...

School & Sports

Yearbook Dedication Program held at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held a special assembly on September 25, 2014, to announce the dedication of the 2013- 2014 yearbook. Co-editor Savannah Bowen welcomed the guests and led in the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge to the flag.  More...

Martial Arts tournament held

A martial arts tournament was held in Tallahassee, Florida. The students from our local karate school at Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy, led by Jack Cowart, demonstrated their skills by competing with area students in sparring and kata. More...

SGA loses to Georgia Christian

On Friday, October 31, the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors took on the Georgia Christian School Generals.  More...

Obituaries

STANLEY COWART

Mr. Stanley Cowart, age 53, of Colquitt, died Thursday, October 30, 2014, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Sunday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Cory Thomas officiating. More...

JOSEPH C. LOGAN, III

Joseph C. Logan III, age 67, of Enterprise, AL, passed away, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in a Dothan hospital.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

DEVIN RAY WOOD

Mr. Devin Ray Wood, age 25, of Auburndale, FL, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Gay officiating. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2014 10:17 PM

Unofficial Election Results for Miller County - Free Access

Results of today's election will be posted on this page as soon as they become avaliable. More...

Victoria Newberry crowned National Southern Miss

Victoria Newberry of Colquitt was crowned the 2014-2015 National Southern Miss winner on Saturday night, November 1, 2014. The pageant was held in Panama City Beach, FL.  More...

Shop Colquitt During Hometown Holidays Sunday, November 23

It’s almost that time of the year again. More...

Religion

‘Avoid Laziness’

Inspiration

In a rather sudden notion, my wife and I decided to sneak away for a day together. With no children tagging along, we took a two hour drive to the coast just to relax and focus on each other. More...

A Special person?

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home. More...

Prayer, anyone?

Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless.  During WWII there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they wer More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   October 24  800S Traffic Stop  October 27  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   October 22  More...

Living & Style

Maelea celebrates first birthday

Maelea Ann Golden turned one year old on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  She celebrated with a spooking first birthday party on Saturday, November 1, where she was enjoying partying with her friends and family for her big day.  Maelea is the da More...

Library News

Harvest Seasonal Celebration:  More...

Season's Greetings

T’was the night before elections,  And all thru the town,  Tempers were flaring  Emotions ran up and down.  I, in my bathrobe  With a cat in my lap,  Had shut off the TV, tired of political crap.  When all of More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

“He ought to be used to stepping in it by now. We are!” More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'Use it or lose it-anyway you cut it'

This has been quite a week for "ye scribe." As I type this scribble with one hand and three fingers, it reminds me of earlier days as I was reared up in the Liberal on the Linotype when type was set in hot lead, and so much more. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A PIECE OF THE PAST PRESERVED

The historic St. Johns River winds its way up the western edge of the Florida Peninsula from the tidal marshes of Indian River County toward the final leg of its northward journey through the teeming environs of Jacksonville. More...