July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax Free Holiday in Georgia is July 31st through August 1st

The first day of school for local students for the 2015-2016 school year is Monday, August 3rd. The start of the state’s sales tax free holiday will be the weekend before from 12:01 a.m. More...

Gas prices could/should be coming down, maybe

Gas prices could/should be going down according to recent oil cost reports. It still pays to shop where the prices are best.  More...

Community

49th Annual Tabb Reunion

Descendants of Thomas Hugo Tabb held their annual reunion at the Gerald Grow post 165 American Legion Building located at 148 West Street in Colquitt. The reunion is held each year in honor of the children Samuel Langhorn, Thomas and Troup Tabb. More...

DKG Holds Southeast Regional Conference

Several local ladies attended the 2015 Southeast Regional Conference sponsored by The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International this past week in Savannah, Georgia. Eleven states participated in the conference.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sunday evening, Bainbridge Public Safety received an anonymous tip that resulted in the arrests of two Bainbridge men on drug and firearm charges.  “The info leads officers to the 1100 block of Powell Street at what appeared t More...

Living & Style

Miss Worsley to wed Mr. Irvine

Rev. Mark and Mrs. Roxanne Worsley of Brinson would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Kaye Worsley to Charles “Chuck” Mark Irvine, Jr of Marietta. He is the son of Charles M. and Joann Irvine of Marietta.  More...

From A Former South Georgia Girl

It was already South Georgia hot in the early morning when we buried my mother in her hometown of Colquitt last week. More...

Let's go to the Movies

“Minions”

Let me open by admitting that I am not the target audience for “Minions.” The target audience for this movie is people who do not completely despise the Minions; the gibberish-spewing, jellybean-like henchmen from the “Despicable Me More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Friends don't last forever, or do they?

I guess it must be my age, but I lost some friends last week. Some were elderly. That means they were older than "ye scribe" and some were younger. All were ready to go. Some were past ready, although most of us are never ready to lose a loved one. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

SCALY CRITTERS OUT IN FORCE

I’m writing from the Florida Gulf Coast today. Been doing a lot of nature-nerd stuff down here around Sopchoppy. It’s 4:30 a.m. and it’s already hot. Yesterday was worse. More...

Breaking News - 7/23/2015 5:24 PM

Mr. Charlie Idus Womble, Sr. "Johnny" - Free Access

CHARLIE IDUS "JOHNNY" WOMBLE SR.  Mr. Charlie Idus Womble, Sr. "Johnny" age 91, of Colquitt, GA, died July 23, 2015, at his residence after a brief battle with liver cancer.  More...

They grow’em big in Miller Co., too

Last week we published a large rattlesnake that was said to have been grown and killed in Baker Co. The one shown above was seen, killed and authenticated as a Miller County grown rattler. More...

Three suspects arrested in Mitchell Co. could clear thefts here

The arrest of three Mitchell County residents on Tuesday, July 7, could help clear thefts in half a dozen counties according to Mitchell County law enforcement. This includes some thefts in Miller County according to a WALB TV news report last week. More...

Religion

‘Is It Time for A Check-Up?’

Inspiration

There was a time when going to the doctor seemed a lot simpler than it is today. Rather than everything being so specific and specialized, the old family doctor was willing to try to fix whatever the ailment was. More...

The Woman and the Fork

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  Disorderly Conduct  On Saturday, July 17, 2015, Officer Kenny Knowles was dispatched to 504 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in reference to a disturbance.  More...

School & Sports

Safely share the road with school buses

According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. More...

Saturday classes now available at BSC

For many people, it can be tough going back to college. Life can get in the way—leaving prospective students with questions about how to get back into the classroom.  More...

Why don’t teens get enough sleep?

Until recently, teens often got a bad rap for staying up late, oversleeping for school, and falling asleep in class. But recent studies show that adolescent sleep patterns actually differ from those of adults or kids.  More...

Obituaries

VIRGINIA LOUISE INGRAM

Mrs. Virginia Louise Ingram, age 88, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Fredericksburg, VA.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at 3:00 p.m. at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Dale Seley and Rev. More...

DAVID HOLT

Mr. David Holt, age 64 of Colquitt died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. More...

SARA VONCEIL PALMER

Mrs. Sara Vonceil Palmer, age 87, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Black Jack Baptist Church with Rev. Chad Palmer and Rev. More...

Health

Extreme heat events are the most dangerous natural hazards

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are the most dangerous natural hazards in the United States, says Southwest District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “But they are preventable,” she added. More...