January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Arrest made entering auto

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, Colquitt Police Sergeant Lonnie Wade responded to the Colquitt Animal Hospital in reference to a theft.  More...

One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2015

JULY   Albany Tractor gave Jerry Torbert a retirement party last Thursday evening, June 25, at the store in Colquitt with tables full of delicious, heavy hors d’oeuvres.  More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public Safety arrested Ernest Neal Foster, 59, on the afternoon of December 30 on charges of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to sell or distribute (felony) and possession of a controlled substance More...

GAPacific makes holidays merrier

Thanks to the generosity of Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs employees, many essential items were provided to local senior citizens this holiday season.  More...

PeoplesSouth Bank Expands in the Florida Panhandle

The Board of Directors of PeoplesSouth Bank is proud to announce the acquisition of six offices of Cadence Bank located in the Florida Panhandle.  On October 16, 2015, the following offices became new additions of PeoplesSouth Bank: Apalachicola More...

School & Sports

SGA announces Bucket Fillers

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to recognize our Bucket Fillers of the Month for December . A Bucket Filler is someone who uses his or her actions and words to let others know that they care. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA is proud to announce Holden Sheffield as FFA Member of the Week. Holden is the son of Glen Sheffield and Amanda Sheffield of Colquitt. He is currently a ninth grader at Miller County High School.  More...

SGA Announces Honor Roll

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce the Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll for grades 5-12. In order to be on honor roll, students must have an 87 or above in their classes and all conduct grades must be satisfactory.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I owe her a better anniversary

Well, whoop tee do. What a way to spend our 60th wedding anniversary. There we sat in a doctor's office in Tallahassee, FL, waiting to take the bandages off of my 80-year-old eye to see if I can see.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Backyard Campouts: A Parent Remembers

I hesitantly broke the news.  “Kyle and Jed want to sleep out in the woods behind the house tonight. I told them it was okay.”  “Oh, dear,” my wife replied. “Why do you always do things like this to me? More...

Donnell Cox Obituary

Mr. Bennett Donnell Cox, age 79 of Colquitt died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Miller County Hospital.   More...

Ty takes two big ones

Talking about a young fellow being spoiled. Ty Long, 12, of Colquitt bagged one very large 200 pound, eight point buck last Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2016. This big buck was taken in Miller County, from across the creek. More...

Thank you, Floyd

OK, so you didn't win the Power Ball Jackpot! You’re in good company. Several million other players failed to get the five correct numbers.  More...

Miller County School Board earns honor of a 2015 Quality Board

Miller County School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2015 Quality School Board recognition. More...

Religion

‘Don’t Veer off the Path’

Inspiration

With a limited window of opportunity available, we made plans for a brief trip to north Georgia to visit family during New Year’s weekend.  More...

Gentle Thoughts

•Birds of a feather flock together. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS BURGLARY/ FORCED ENTRY On January 4, 2016, Sergeant Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 603 North Martin Luther King Jr. Street in reference to a burglary. Upon his arrival, Investigator Ric Morgan arrived on the scene also. More...

Living & Style

Alpha Omicron Initiates New Members

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Psi State (Georgia) Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the initiation of seven new members: Joni Cook, Martha Fowler, Leslie Godwin, Terri Lawrence, Kim Orrick, Debbie Rig More...

Let's go to the Movies

“Daddy’s Home”

The latter half of 2015 brings us two new releases that easily have the potential to be the most annoying films of the year. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

SWGLAS Open House   More...

Obituaries

JANIS CELESTE ROBERSON KENNEY

Janis Celeste Roberson Kenney, age 77, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, after a lifetime of service to others in education and in ministry.  The memorial service for Janis Celeste Roberson Kenney was held at 2 p.m. More...

PATRICIA ANN DUPRIEST

Mrs. Patricia Ann Du- Priest, age 67, of Colquitt died Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at her residence. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.  Mrs. More...

LOUISE CHENEY SIRMONS

Louise Cheney Sirmons, 80, died Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in the First Baptist Church of Blakely at 2 p.m. with Dr. More...