December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt Christmas Decorations

The Chamber of Commerce had some elves that traveled around Colquitt on Thursday, December 10, and Friday, December 11, searching for the best decorated business in Colquitt.  They had a hard time to say the least! More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Blakely - Investigators are on the look out for a burglar who used a baseball bat to smash in the front door of a store.  It was around 3 a.m. Monday when a burglar decided to break into the BP U.S. Food Mart off of Hwy. More...

James Sammons Dedication Ceremony Held

VERO BEACH, FL — The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center officially named its largest concert space Sunday after James Sammons, who has spent more than 30 years as the school's band director.  More...

Merry Christmas

T'was just days before Christmas  When all through our land,  Not a Christian was praying  Nor taking a stand.  Why the PC Police had taken away  The reason for Christmas - no one could say.  The children were told by th More...

Living & Style

Historic documents on display in courthouse

One more county takes a stand! Miller County is the newest among a group of counties in Georgia to display selected historical documents illustrating key teachings of our past. More...

A Christmas wish

With Christmas close upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving.  More...

Becoming an Irishman...

Seven-year-old Mohammad entered his classroom on the first day of school.  "What's your name?" asked the teacher.  "Mohammad," he replied.  "You're in Ireland now," replied the teacher, "So from now on you will be known as Mike."  More...

Obituaries

RITA KELLY

Mrs. Rita Kelly of Colquitt died Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at her residence.  Memorial services were held Friday, December 18, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

KARLA GAIL FLETCHER

Karla Gail Fletcher, 59, of Bainbridge, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, at Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 2: 00 p. m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewitt Phillips and Rev. More...

TALMADGE HALL

Talmadge Hall, age 76, of Donalsonville passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Friday, December 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Brinson, with Dr. More...

New Colquitt Mayor Sworn In

Mr. Jimmy Phillips, a lifelong resident of Colquitt, was sworn in as Mayor of Colquitt, for the 2016-2019 term on December 15, 2015. Mr. Phillips previously served the city as District 1 City Councilman for nine years.  More...

Christmas in the Park Enjoyed

On Thursday, December 16, 2015 the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Christmas in the Park celebration. The parade started at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street downtown and featured some festive participants.  More...

Religion

‘What a Tremendous Inconvenience!’

Inspiration

Trying to avoid the last minute rush, Gale and I got up early on a Saturday morning and headed off for an “exciting” day of searching for the perfect Christmas gifts. More...

If Mary Had Said No

The year 2015 was a dark year for babies denied birth. The filmed conversations of Planned Parenthood personnel boasting of harvesting, then selling their body parts disgusted almost everyone who heard them. What have we become? More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Incident Reports Driving w/ suspended tag   On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to the Miller County ER in reference to a dog bite.  Upon arrival, the tag reader in Officer Wade’s vehicle alerted him to a More...

School & Sports

Ain't It Nifty? Pam is 50!!!

Pamela Williams Edwards turned 50 years old on December 21st. She was the youngest granddaughter in the family for a long, long time, and her Aunt Sheila still calls her "Baby."   More...

GSIA All Stars Chosen

Southwest Georgia Academy recently had five of their players chosen for the All Star Team. They were (L-R) Peyson Trawick, Austin Cowart, Quinn LaGuardia, Stephen Jackson and Cullen Hargrove. More...

Darton State College Athletics announces athletic sports participation

ALBANY, GA – As part of the initial planning effort associated with the recently announced consolidation, today Darton State College’s Athletic Department announced the future of its athletic sports teams.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Merry Christmas to y’all -

"Twas a few days before Christmas, and all throughout Colquitt-" More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Creek Bottom Standoff

“Experts” say they won’t move in a high wind. The big ones, I mean. The thick-necked heavily-antlered behemoths that know all the tricks. More...