November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Open Community Informational Meeting to be held Thursday

The citizens of Colquitt and Miller County are invited to an Open Community Informational Meeting at the Miller County Courthouse. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Community

Alpha Omicron Chapter getting ready for Christmas

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its regularly scheduled meeting at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Tuesday, November 10, with the following members in attendance: Sheila Allen, Judy Bean, Tina Brooks, Jan Cal More...

Area News Around Us

Cairo - Soon, City of Cairo employees may no longer be eligible to earn compensatory time or at a minimum, they will be allowed to accumulate much less than currently allowed.  More...

Places to visit

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots.  Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone.  I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.  I have, however, been in Sane. More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Attends National Convention

Sixteen Miller County FFA members attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, on October 27 – October 31, 2015. Attendance at the 2015 National Convention & Expo was at an all-time high of 65,000 members.  More...

One Act Play Goes To State

by Lily Kathryn Houston

The one act play at SGA is going to state. The play is titled The Tobacco Club. More...

SGA Third Graders Visit Chehaw Park

Southwest Georgia Academy students from the third grade had a field day on Friday, November 6, to visit Chehaw Park and the Albany Aquarium. These students, accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. More...

Obituaries

EDWARD E. AUSTIN

Mr. Edward E. Austin, age 71, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.  The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Black Jack Baptist Church. More...

JOHN WHEAT LONG

Mr. John Wheat Long, Sr., age 72, departed this life on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at his home after a long and valiant fight against multiple illnesses including cancer.  A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. More...

SUE CROSS SAVAGE

Mrs. Sue Cross Savage, age 80, of Griffin, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, after a period of declining health. Mrs. More...

Holden earns Eagle Scout

On August 9, 2015, Holden Sheffield earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. More...

SGRITA Now Available in Miller Co.

A long time coming, these rural counties of Southwest Georgia have longed for a reliable, high speed internet service, and now it is here. More...

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ with Hometown Holidays and Colquitt Coupon Days

Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s that time of the year again. As part of this year’s Hometown Holidays, Santa will be making his .rst visit to Colquitt on Sunday, November 22. He will arrive by .re truck around 2 p.m. More...

Religion

‘Are You Persuaded?’

Inspiration

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that i More...

Seed from the Sower

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: “When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better!”  Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

'Why go to church?'

If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this!  If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it.  If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Theft by Taking  On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Officer Elijah Mc- Coy was dispatched to 205 West Pine Street in reference to theft of property.  More...

Two Vehicle Accident on Grow St.

A two vehicle accident occurred Sunday, November 8, 2015, on Grow Street in Colquitt.  The accident happened when Catherine Askew of Arlington was pulling out of the entrance of Grow Trailer Park onto Grow Street.  The driver stated that sh More...

Living & Style

MCHS Class of 1970 holds its 45th Class Reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1970, held its 45th Reunion on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The celebration was held at the Power Line Restaurant. We met for a time of fellowship beginning at 6:00. Later, Mickey Womble welcomed the group. More...

Newberry, Kennedy Complete Wedding Plans

Plans have been finalized for the upcoming marriage of Victoria Irene Newberry of Colquitt and Taylor Boone Kennedy of Donalsonville.  The ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church of Colquitt on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. More...

Getting ready for Christmas

Mark your calendars. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What is a Democrat?

I was at one of my “save the world” sessions with a bunch of other old codgers, and one asked, "What is a Democrat?"  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Older and Colder

I went birding at Kolomoki State Park Monday. The temperature was in the fifties when I arrived. I exited my truck and began shivering. Couldn’t believe it. I was cold at 50-plus degrees! Times have changed. I once scoffed at cold weather. More...