February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Stabbing, cutting incident leaves one hospitalized, and one jailed here

An incident report from the Miller County Sheriff’s office indicated that on the morning of Saturday, February 21, 2015, at approximately 4:30 a.m., John A. More...

The day the cows went berserk in Colquitt

It was a smoky, lazy, cool afternoon in Colquitt on Friday, February 20, when a call came in that two cows had come to town.  I had just been told by one of the leading cow men that morning at the coffee shop that the grass wasn’t growing More...

Community

News Around Us

Ashburn - Michael J. More...

Albany’s W.T. Henry sworn into office as State Board of Education member

W.T. Henry, who retired in 2009 as headmaster of Albany’s Deerfield-Windsor School after serving 45 years in public and private education, was sworn in today to the state Board of Education.  Gov. More...

BSC has a shouting good time with Fairfield Four

Through a testimony of love and devotion mixed with a little humor, the Grammy-Award winning Fairfield Four brought a message to the Bainbridge State College audience through traditional African American spirituals and songs from their first new CD r More...

School & Sports

SGA Honors Senior Athletes

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored their senior athletes in basketball, cheerleading and statistics on February 12 at the last home game. These students, accompanied by their parents, were recognized between the game. More...

FFA teams compete in events

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the Miller County FFA Chapter competed at the state FFA Career Development Events at Ft. Valley State University. The Ag. More...

Dental Month Poster Contest

Shakayla Perkins won the Dental Month Poster Contest put on by Brooks Dental in Arlington.   Shakayla Perkins is a fifth grader at Miller County Elementary School. Her parents are Sandra Mennette and Smokey Perkins. More...

Obituaries

PATRICK THOMAS SAMMON

Mr. Patrick Thomas Sammon, age 58, of Colquitt died Friday, February 20, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

JEAN S. KEENER

Jean S. Keener, age 70, of Tiger went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.  Funeral services were held at Liberty Baptist Church Monday February 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Rogers, Rev. Phillip Lowe, and Rev. More...

BRAXTON LEE GIVENS

Braxton Lee Givens, 17-month-old son of Zachery Lee Givens and Taylor Hyatt Givens, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. More...

Miss Georgia to emcee Miss Colquitt Pageant Saturday

The 2015 Miss Colquitt Pageant will be held at the old Miller County Middle/High School on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. Local girls age 4-21, will be competing for the titles of Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Jr. More...

A Grocery Legend honored

An "early" retirement party was given honoring a legend in the grocery business in Colquitt. He never owned a business, but probably knows more about running a grocery store than anyone around these parts.  More...

UPS Paul is back, maybe!

Sometimes we wonder about our UPS delivery person, Paul Daughtry. Especially when he comes in with six or more boxes of inserts, and he is wearing short shirt sleeves and short pants with the temperature holding at 32º freezing or below.  More...

Religion

‘Hidden Goodness Brought to the Surface’

Inspiration

All good South Georgia gardeners know that Valentine’s Day is the traditional day to plant potatoes. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Rachel Sussman created "The Oldest Living Things in the World;" it's a book of photographs with descriptive information. Maybe you’ve heard of the 5,000 year old Bristlecone Pine near White Mountain, California?  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 13  800C Traffic Stop x4 •Speeding Ticket x3 •Verbal Warning •Escort x2 •Theft, First St. •Alarm, Hwy. 310 •Stolen Bike/ Recovered, First St.  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 8  More...

Living & Style

Valentine Queen and King chosen at Miller Senior Center

The annual Valentine’s Day Party at the Miller County Senior Center was celebrated on February 13, 2015.  The participants’ were asked to play a game of naming famous couples. The winner of the name game was Mrs. Sylvia Newsome. More...

Perkins, Myrick to exchange vows

Together with their families, Sherita Perkins and Alonzo Myrick happily announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dennis and Elizabeth Perkins of Colquitt. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

First Tuesday Book Club  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We are still here! Hope you will be too -

A man walked into the newspaper office last week to renew his Liberal subscription, thank goodness. He was from a nearby town and was one of the city leaders.  I was a bit shocked at his statement about his hometown that he offered next.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

ALONE, NOT LONELY

I sometimes hear concerns expressed over the “loneliness” of my existence. My fondness for solitude, it seems, connotes to some the implication that ol’ Bob has become desolate, dejected and depressed. More...