December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Uva celebrates 102 years

Going on 103

As we sat around the dinner table Sunday, the day before Uva’s 102nd birthday, she told the great grandchildren, “This is probably my last birthday after a good Christmas.”  “You’ve been saying that every year since More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge resident Kyle Duke, 43, was killed Monday morning in a three-car accident on Interstate 10 near Midway, Florida.  According to Florida Highway Patrol, Duke was traveling west on Interstate 10 in the outside westbound lane More...

Kneeling at the Nativity

PeoplesSouth Bank and local citizens celebrated the 1st annual “Kneeling at the Nativity” on December 23, 2015.  More...

A Few Southern Stories

Georgia - The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.  He called her into his office and said, "Y'all graduated from the University of Georgia, and I More...

School & Sports

Laguardia Sets Record at SGA

Headmaster Matt Dalrymple recently recognized Senior Quinn La- Guardia as the first student in Southwest Georgia Academy history to pass and rush for over 1,000 yards.  Quinn finished with 1,033 yards on the ground and 1,160 yards through the ai More...

A New Year

Two thousand fifteen was one of the most memorable years of my life. More...

The Irish Fisherman

That's what I call a smart drinker!!  It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of an Irish pub.  An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water.  A cu More...

Obituaries

THOMAS FLOYD ‘TOMMY” ALLEN

Mr. Tommy Allen, age 61 of Colquitt died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely. Funeral services were held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tony Mock officiating. More...

CHRISTINE SIMMONS

Mrs. Christine Judith Simmons, age 73 of Colquitt died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Calhoun Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rollin Rathel officiating. More...

BETTY RYALS WOODS

Mrs. Betty Ryals Woods died Monday, December 28, 2015 at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donaldsonville.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 30 at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery with Mr. More...

More deer killed in Colquitt

It was a scary sight the day after Christmas, when Dr. Robert Lane was on the way across Colquitt and called in a deer sighting.  Dr. Lane is a avid hunter, but hasn't seen anything like this in a long time, if ever. More...

One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2015

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Mayor Jerry Chapman Retires

On Tuesday December 22nd, the City of Colquitt hosted a retirement reception in honor of Mayor Jerry M. Chapman.  More...

Religion

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

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  Disorderly House  On Monday, December 21, 2015 at approximately 12:22 p.m., Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 502 Peter Street in reference to a domestic dispute. More...

Wet Roads Cause Accidents

A one vehicle accident occurred Tuesday morning, December 22, 2015 on GA 91 South at approximately 9:20 a.m.  Miller County EMS, Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol answered the call.  More...

Overturned Semi Causes Detours

Miller County EMS, Fire and Rescue, Sheriff ’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to an overturned semi Tuesday morning, December 22, 2015.  The accident happened at approximately 5:14 a.m. on Hwy. 91 North.  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

George Lucas always intended “Star Wars” to be nine-part series. Episodes IV-VI came out in the 70’s and 80’s. The poorly-received Episodes I-III are a decade old. Now we’re kicking off the final trilogy with the J.J. More...

Lunch with an 85 Year Old

One day I had lunch with some old friends. More...

I am a Seenager

I am a Seenager. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Hope we can take it back-

Living to the ripe old age of 80, and most of it right here in God's country, we really had it made. This United States of America, and in particular in deep Southwest Georgia, it was the closest thing we've had to Eden since the flood. More...

Let the world blowup

I have finally lived long enough to reach the “Don’t give a damn” stage in life, a place where priorities are properly aligned, political chicanery becomes irrelevant, and common sense returns to its rightful ‘guiding light&rs More...