June 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

One Fatality in Accident on Phillipsburg Road in Baker County

Miller/Baker E911 called out Fire & Rescue, the Sheriff’s Department for both counties and Ambulance services when a single vehicle accident was reported, just over the Miller/Baker County line. More...

Shaw Bainbridge Plant announces mass layoffs

In a letter dated June 4, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. informed the City of Bainbridge of an impending mass layoff at the Shaw Plant 70 in Bainbridge.  More...

Community

Grand Jury Indicts Damascus Shooter

Alan Abney, the suspect charged with the March 10 shooting deaths of two men in Damascus, was indicted by an Early County grand jury last week.  Alan Abney, 24, of Andalusia, Ala., will face trial on two counts of malice murder, two counts of fe More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Three convicted sheriff’s deputies have been fired after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts in a trial of excessive force.  Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin confirmed that Deputies Chris Kines, Wade Umbach, and Elizab More...

Sen. Perdue says new water rules are federal overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. More...

School & Sports

MCES honor roll for fourth nine

First Grade: Principal’s Honor Roll: Emma Grace Donley, Ethan Foster, Ryles McNease, Emma Grace Rayburn, Ansley West, Colin Williams.  More...

Hannah Wortmann to attend Leadership Conference at Harvard

Hannah Nichole Wortmann was selected to attend the National Student Leadership Conference at the prestigious Harvard Medical School this summer. Acceptance is based on academic achievement.  More...

SGA announces honor roll

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce the Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll for grades 5-12. In order to be on honor roll, students must have an 87 or above in their classes and all conduct grades must be satisfactory.  More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND S. INLOW

Raymond S. Inlow, 84, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Memorial Manor.  More...

MARJORIE HORNSBY SPOONER

Mrs. Marjorie Hornsby Spooner, age 87, of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday evening, June 9, 2015, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  More...

DR. EDWARD D. MOBLEY

Dr. Edward D. Mobley, president emeritus of Bainbridge College, 82, Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his residence.  The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. More...

Health

Diet soda habit as bad for teeth as meth addiction

Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.  More...

Talking about a horse race

At least two folks from around these parts got to see a great one on June 6, 2015. The last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978. In fact this elusive crown was last won over 37 years ago. More...

Back-to-Back Champions

In the last five days, the WPB Chargers (stands for Wanna Play Baseball) have accomplished the unthinkable: two championship wins. Two first place medals, two first place trophies and a ton of high-fives and bragging rights.  More...

Judge Joe Bishop Appointed to Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Atlanta, GA — On May 28, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Chief Judge Joe C. Bishop, Superior Courts, Pataula Judicial Circuit, to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. Judge Bishop will serve a two year appointment.  More...

Religion

Dependable Patterns

Inspiration

I grew up in a home with three sisters. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity   June 8  800S Traffic Stops x2 • Speak w/Subject •Family Dispute, E. Dancer St.  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity  June 4  799F Traffic Stops x2 • Papers Served •Patrol •Security Checks •Attempt Papers •Property Dispute, Hwy. 45 S.  June 6  More...

Living & Style

Miss Degler to wed Mr. Sloan

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Degler of Stockbridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Elizabeth, to Daron McArthur Sloan, son of Debbie Sloan and the late Joe Sloan of Colquitt.  More...

How much is a soul worth?

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...

Bell, Roquemore to speak wedding vows in October

Mr. David Fred Bell of Colquitt and Mrs. Charlotte Davis Thomas of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Leigh Bell, to Todd Stokes Roquemore.  More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A few fatherly remembrances-

Father's Day is Sunday.  Since I first became a father, January 30, 1958, when Tammy was born in Atlanta, and October 10, 1961, when Donna was born in Colquitt, there never has been a day in my life since then that I didn't know that I was a mu More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

INTO THE SUNSET

I recently returned from a lengthy road trip across the widest portion of Texas, a sliver of New Mexico, and the wild country of southeast Arizona. More...