October 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Daniel Allen Receives White Coat at Medical College of Georgia

The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University held its 2015 White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. More...

It's Trick or Treat time!

It's Trick or Treat time around Colquitt – with emphasis on treats!  The participating businesses and organizations around Colquitt will again be looking for boys and girls up to 12 years old in Halloween costumes. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Bainbridge man fell out of his boat and was hit by the propeller Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. More...

MC Receives Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grant

ATLANTA, GA – Miller County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee Health Promotion & Wellness Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to e More...

MCHS Class of 1945 celebrates

September 26 was a happy occasion for classmates of the 1945 Miller County High School graduation class.  Nine classmates and six family members gathered at Moby Dick Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. for their 70th class reunion.  More...

School & Sports

MC Quarterback Club Touchdown Trot Winners Announced

On behalf of the Miller County Quarterback Club and the Miller County High School Football Team, we would like to congratulate all participants that ran in this year’s 5k race. We would also like to thank all of the sponsors who donated. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

FFA Member of the Week   More...

Miller County Pre-K Students Enjoy Fall Hay Ride Recently

On Friday, October 6, 2015, Miller County Pre-K students, staff, and parents observed Georgia Pre-K Week by taking a fall hayride around town. All 61 pre-K students were present and anxiously waiting to start the hay ride.  More...

Obituaries

B.A. JONES, JR.

Mr. Benjamin Arthur Jones, Jr., age 73, of Colquitt died Saturday, October 17, 2015, at his residence.  Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. More...

JOLENE HARRELL BURKETT

Jolene Harrell Burkett of Donalsonville passed away after a lengthy illness at her residence on October 13, 2015. She was 83 years old. Funeral services for Mrs. Burkett were held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. More...

FRANK THOMPSON

Frank Thompson, age 46, of Chelsea, Alabama, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Frank was a dedicated father, husband, brother and son as well as a devoted friend and beloved neonatal nurse at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  More...

Donalsonville Peanut warehouse burns

Donalsonville- A fire, anytime, is devastating, but a peanut warehouse fire, full of peanuts, in the middle of gathering season is especially bad.  More...

Kameron Whitaker Graduates Marine Corps Boot Camp as #1 in Class

Private First Class Kameron Blake Whitaker, 21, of Colquitt graduated from United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC, on September 18, 2015.  Whitaker was part of First Battalion Company B. More...

Taxes too high? There is a reason

Last week, the Lawn Mower Man, Thurman Collins, wrote a letter to the editor thanking Miller County and the City of Colquitt for raising his taxes.  Now I'm not one to correct folks on taxes, since I got a stack of envelopes with raises in them More...

Religion

‘Only One True Source of Strength’

Battling Temptation

Regardless of all the information that I hear about the negative effects of “junk food,” I cannot deny that I still enjoy chips, candy, cookies and such more than I did when I was a kid. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Disorderly Conduct  On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Officer Elijah McCoy was dispatched to a fight in progress on North 1st Street.  More...

It’s best to hit them

A one vehicle accident occurred on Thursday, October 8, 2015.  The accident happened when Melanie Lynn Morales of 281 Old Donalsonville Road, Colquitt, was traveling north on GA 91.  The driver stated a dog ran into the path of the 1996 For More...

Accident at GA 1 and Fourth Street

A two vehicle accident occurred on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the intersection of GA 1 and Fourth Street at approximately 7:51 p.m.  Eric Motley of a Moultrie address was traveling south on GA 1 in a 2001 International TK truck.  More...

Living & Style

Victoria Henley featured in Runway Magazine

Victoria Henley, daughter of Lynn and Russ Henley and granddaughter of Ray and Ethel Henley of Colquitt and granddaughter of Ramona and Gene Boatright of Sylvester, recently shot an editorial spread for Los Angeles based fashion publication, Runway M More...

Let's go to the Movies

“Pan”

“Pan,” the well-meaning prequel to “ Peter Pan,” already has a reputation as one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year. Honestly, it’s not that bad. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Arrivals   More...

Opinion

Photo

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Just think about it -

Being in the business of reporting the news seems to be getting to be downright dangerous. Thinking back, it always has been.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

OUTDOORS FOLKS AMASS WEALTH OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Occasionally, a budding outdoor scribe has asked my opinion of various aspects of our profession. Sooner or later, the subject of compensation arises. More...