December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Three C’s Oil burglarized, again

For the third time, Three C Oil on U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, was burglarized. A call came in that a burglary had occurred at Three C’s Oil Co. at 606 East Crawford Street/ U.S. Highway 27 South, in Colquitt. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge -Inspector Mark Esquivel stated that the BPS currently has both suspects from Thursday night’s shooting in custody.  The suspects have been identified as Ray Lee Jones Jr., 30, and Rayvon Moten, 24. More...

'Heart of Christmas' Cantata being prepared

The 30-plus members of the First Baptist Church Celebration Choir prepare to spread the good news of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ through song. This group seeks to inspire love through their music. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Holiday Closing  More...

School & Sports

FFA Teams Participate in Area Events

The Miller County FFA Chapter recently competed in the Area 5 Career Development Events at ABAC in Tifton, GA, on December 8, 2015. The results are as follows:  More...

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Dalton Spence as FFA Member of the Week. Dalton is a freshman at Miller County High School and is the son of Gabe Spence of Colquitt.  More...

FFA Chapter Hosts Speaking Contest

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Miller County FFA Chapter hosted an FFA Creed Speaking Contest. Shomari Wallace placed first, winning $50 and will now be representing the chapter at the subarea event in January. More...

Obituaries

KRISTY MARIE EDWARDS

Ms. Kristy Edwards, age 28, of Colquitt died Friday, December 11, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

RICHARD HOWARD JONES, JR.

Mr. Richard Jones Jr., 73, of Tazewell, TN, formerly of Baker County, died Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Diversicare of Clairborne.  More...

PAULINE KELLEY

Mrs. Pauline Kelley, age 88, of Colquitt died Monday, December 7, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Holidays

A Tale of Christmas Eve

Told by a Christmas Stocking  It was long past midnight and the Stocking was angry.  "To be taken out of a nice comfortable drawer on a winter night", it said querulously, "and, without being hung in front of the kitchen fire, to be strung More...

5 Simple Steps to Keep Pets Healthy Over the Holidays

(StatePoint) When making holiday plans, consider your pets’ health needs. Here, five veterinary experts weigh in on steps to keep pets happy and healthy amid the hubbub. Resist Those Pleading Eyes According to veterinary nutritionist Dr. More...

Thoughtful Stocking Stuffers for the Holiday Season

(StatePoint) While the big ticket items are always a thrill to bestow and receive during the holidays, sometimes smaller stocking stuffers are the most needed and appreciated.  Here are some ideas to get you started:  Tech Accessories  More...

Breaking News - 12/17/2015 5:06 PM

Rita Kelley Obituary - Free Access

  Mrs. Rita Kelly of Colquitt died Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at her residence. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 18, 2015, at 3:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating.      More...

Early County youth killed in tragic accident

BLAKELY-The entire area was in shock when the news came that an Early County youth was killed when the Polaris ATV he was riding overturned. The accident occurred Sunday, at about 11:50 a.m. in the Cuba Community. More...

Religion

‘Be Wise - Be Prepared’

Inspiration

Among the many things that this season of the year brings to my mind is the necessity of preparation for all the activities and gatherings that are part of our celebration of the birth of Christ. More...

Daily Christian Quote

Men and women are at their noblest and best when they are on their knees before God in prayer. To pray is not only to be truly godly; it is also to be truly human. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Damage to Property  On Monday, December 7, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 159 East Main Street in reference to damage to property.  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

“In the Heart of the Sea”

“In the Heart of the Sea” tells the story of the 19thcentury whaling expedition that served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” It isn’t exactly a movie version of “Moby Dick,” hence t More...

Miss Bridges to wed Mr. Kearney

John and Cathy Bridges of Brinson are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding celebration of their daughter, Maggie Marie Bridges, to William Charles Kearney of Alpharetta,  Maggie is the granddaughter of John and Carolyn Bridges of Brinson, Gl More...

Heads-up for the Holidays

With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving.  As you may know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "socia More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The Gift!

This has been quite a week, or more. Without a doubt if I've ever made a poor decision, it was to update our computers just before our Christmas edition.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Betcha My Electri Socks

Okay, I’m a dinosaur. Even a curmudgeon on occasion. However, though I know I can’t deter “progress,” I often yearn for simpler times. Long ago there were no hi-tech gadgets employable by people in my walk of life. More...