September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Truck Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide

In death of Tim Warren

Danny Beshears, age 45, of McCrory, Arkansas, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the May 18, 2015, death of Timothy Warren.  More...

CMAC Hosts Town Hall Meeting for Easton Corbin Concert

On Tuesday, September 1, the Colquitt Miller Arts Council hosted a town hall meeting for the community to discuss the logistics and emergency management plans for their upcoming concert, “Easton Corbin @ The Silo: A South Georgia Jam.” Th More...

Community

Southwest Georgia native inducted into Hall of Fame

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Congressman visits GIB

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. visited Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) in Bainbridge.  More...

The Importance of Walking

Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.  My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. More...

School & Sports

Pirates fall to Bobcats, 0-50

After a much needed rain here in Southwest Georgia, the air was cool and crisp as the Miller County Pirates loaded the school buses to travel up the road a short distance to face off against the Early County Bobcats. More...

Lady Pirate Spotlight

Abi Cunningham is the daughter of Michael and Terri Cunningham. She has been playing Lady Pirate Softball for four years where she plays third base. More...

Lady Pirates Cage Cougars, 18-2

The Calhoun County Lady Cougars rolled in to Colquitt last Thursday evening to compete on the Lady Pirates’ dia- mond.  More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH MICHAEL “SAMBO” ALDAY

Joseph Michael “Sambo” Alday, age 66, of Donalsonville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Donalsonville Hospital Emergency Room.  More...

LISTON EUDON RADNEY

Mr. Liston Radney, age 90, of Damascus died Friday, September 4, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany.  Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Colquitt City Cemetery with Dr. More...

ANNIE LAURIE GILES

Mrs. Annie Giles, age 88, of Thomasville died Friday, September 4, 2015, at Archbold Medical Center in Cairo.  Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. More...

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James Ferrell Keaton Obituary - Free Access

Mr. James Ferrell Keaton, age 79 of Colquitt, educator/cattleman, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, after a battle with cancer. More...

Donalsonville man billed with multiple charges in crash that claimed lives of three in Jakin

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, Eric Adam Strouth, 53, of 712 Faubus Dr., Donalsonville, has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving on the wrong side of the roadway and other violations by SCRT that i More...

Qualifications closed on City Election - Sunday Liquor, Beer and Wine Referendums will be on ballot

The Colquitt Municipal Election has been set for Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The qualifying time opened on Monday, August 31, to fill the seats to become vacant for District #2 and District #3 City Council seats and for Mayor of Colquitt.  More...

Religion

‘Life is Real’

Inspiration

Included among my bad choices is giving in to the urge to have a late night snack before going to bed. More...

Say A Prayer

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his grandmother’s house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. “Johnny! More...

Public Safety

Swinson headed to prison

In Seminole County murders

A Waycross man is headed to prison for the rest of his life after being convicted of killing two people in Seminole County.  DanTony Swinson received the sentence Wednesday evening after a jury found him guilty of shooting 49-year-old Eliace Smi More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Damage to Property  On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 359 South Fourth Street in reference to a hit and run.  More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Jordyn Alexis Higginbotham

Bruce and Amanda Higginbotham are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Jordyn Alexis. Jordyn was born on August 4, 2015, at Donalsonville Hospital. She weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Card Sign-Up Month   More...

Let's go to the Movies

“A Walk in the Woods”

It happened again. A film playing on less than 2,000 screens beat out the big bad wannabe blockbuster (“The Transporter Refueled,” which indeed is very bad) playing in over 3,000.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A time to choose - GOD or govern-

Let me see now - our government pays an organization to kill American babies in and out of the womb and sell the body parts. Our president says that he has enough Democratic votes in the U.S. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Old Dogs, Old Guns: Comforting Memories

Old dogs and old guns have something in common. They comfort me. They are, for lack of more eloquence, just plain nice to have around.  More...