July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

A Celebration is coming!

The planned celebration and fireworks in Colquitt werecancelledduetoweather on Thursday, July 2. We needed the rain, but twice in a row is a bit much. More...

Holiday Traffic Report

The 2015 July 4th Holiday Enforcement Totals from Georgia State Patrol were as follows:  More...

Community

Miller County Students Attend 4-H Camp

For the first time in nearly 20 years, a group of eight Miller County Elementary students were able to load a bus bound for 4-H Summer Camp, Camp Wahsega to be exact, located just north of Dahlonega.  More...

For those who thought they knew everything -

•The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.  •No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.  Oh, go ahead, I'll wait.  •Donkeys kill more people annually than plan More...

Three Wishes!

Lord, keep Your hand on my shoulder and Your other hand over my mouth!  Three men - a Canadian farmer, a Muslim fanatic and a White Trash Biker are all walking together one day.  They come across a lantern, and a Genie pops out of it. More...

Obituaries

JAMES CARL “BUD” CARTER

Mr. James C. “ Bud” Carter, age 90, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 3, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel.  More...

JOHN ROBERT FAIRCLOTH

John Robert Faircloth, age 59, of Donalsonville, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 6, at 3: 00 p. m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

ELOISE CAYWOOD

Mrs. Eloise Caywood, age 80, formerly of Colquitt died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Villages Hospice House.  Graveside funeral services were held Friday, July 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

When good men do nothing-

I knew it all along! Something is wrong, bad wrong.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

NOTHING BETTER

June 23, 2015, Fannin, County, Ga. – Rock Creek was good to me again. The rainbow trout in my creel were pleasantly weighty as I walked the bank seeking an appropriate spot in which to clean my catch.  There. Found it. More...

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Betty Lois Houston Grimsley obituary - Free Access

Betty Lois Houston Grimsley ObituaryGraveside services for Betty Lois Houston Grimsley, 89, were held Wednesday, July 15, at Union Primitive Cemetery in Colquitt, Ga., the Rev. Cory Thomas officiating. More...

New GA Laws -The good, bad & ugly

Many changes are in store for Georgia as multiple new laws took effect Wednesday, July 1. Some are them are good, some are bad, and some are downright ugly. You can decide and thank those representatives and senators who voted for them. More...

Watch where you're stepping

Mr. More...

Religion

‘How to Obtain Lasting Freedom’

Inspiration

One of the most cherished components of American life is freedom. We should forever be grateful for those who sacrificed so much so we can experience and enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY   June 26  800S Traffic Stop •Patrol  800F Unlock Vehicle •Pine St.  June 28  More...

Living & Style

Miss Cole to marry Mr. Merkison

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peter of Colquitt and Mr. Scott Cole of Brookfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Skyler Cole, to William Michael Merkison of Bainbridge. More...

Jack Griffin celebrates at the station

Jack Griffin Donley celebrated his third birthday Sunday, July 5, at his home in Colquitt.  Jack Griffin’s friends and family enjoyed being “At the Station” as a Thomas the Train theme was carried out.  His guests enjoyed More...

The perfect wedding is the one everyone remembers

Four Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy  Brides-to-be have long checklists for planning their big day. Dress, flowers, venue, vows, will there be a sit-down dinner or hors d’oeuvres and crudités? Who will be in the wedding party?  More...

Health

10 ways to reduce your skin cancer risk

Warmer days are here, encouraging outdoor activities such as swimming, walking, gardening, or even just being outside to soak up the sunshine. But exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is the leading cause of skin cancer, says Dr. More...