January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Low gas prices affecting stock market

I'm not sure the price of regular gas is good or bad. When you drive up to some pumps to fill up your tank, you have the feeling that Santa just came back. When you look at the Stock Market report, many stocks are falling as gas prices drop. More...

Walmart to close area stores soon

In a recent news release Thursday, Walmart confirmed that five South Georgia Walmart stores would close following a report that the company would shut 154 U.S. locations. More...

Community

National Peanut Butter Day is Sunday, January 24

Who doesn’t love peanut butter? So let’s celebrate Peanut Butter Day. This auspicious occasion was created many years ago, to allow peanut butter lovers to celebrate the creation of this wonderful food. More...

Bankston, ' leader in the community,’ remembered

THOMASVILLE — In the wake of the unexpected death Sunday of Thomasville Times-Enterprise Publisher Norman Ray Bankston, family and friends recalled his devotion to family, friends and his community.  Bankston, 60, died in his sleep Sunday More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - The sentence hearing for three Decatur County Sheriff’s Office deputies has been scheduled for March 15 at 10 a.m.  U. S. District Court Judge W. More...

School & Sports

MCES Announces Honor Roll

1st Grade: Principal’s Honor Roll: Jordan Bridges, Maddie Clenney, Heidi Cox, Ella Hancock, Hallie Houston, Nicolas Moore, Branson Trawick, Cadie Watson, Shelby Yates.  1st Grade: A Honor Roll:  More...

BSCArts & Lecture Series blasts off 2016 with Dr. Bernard Harris

Bainbridge State College is launching into 2016 with Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space, as part of the third annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series on Thurs., Jan. 21.  More...

What would you do with 1.5 billion dollars?

As the Powerball skyrocketed last week, many people raced to the gas stations to buy as many tickets as they could; however, with great amounts of money, comes a big responsibility.  If you had been lucky enough to win 1.5 billion dollars, what More...

Obituaries

BENNETT DONNELL COX

Mr. Bennett Donnell Cox, age 79, of Colquitt died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Bellview Free Will Baptist with Rev. Royce Horne officiating. More...

SHIRLEY ANTONIETTE BOYETTE

Mrs. Shirley Antoniette Boyette, age 72, of Colquitt died Monday, January 11, 2016,at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Friday, January 15, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

GORDON WESLEY HUTCHINS

Mr. Gordon Wesley Hutchins, age 54, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  Funeral services for Mr. Hutchins were held at 11: 00 a. m., Friday, January 15, at Southwest Baptist Church, in Bainbridge with the Rev. Stanley Phillips and the Rev. More...

Health

Important: Do not use Zicam!

This is horrifying..... It is true too! There is a link at the bottom of this to the FDA website with the information. More...

Medical Insurance Is Expensive

I felt like my insurance company wanted me out of healthcare when I received my new premium information for 2016. I paid over $1,600 a month for my wife and me to have medical insurance in 2015. More...

Fourth annual MLK March was cool

The fourth MLK March went as planned in Colquitt, Monday morning, January 18, 2015, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Chamber Spotlights City and County Leaders

The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly 1st Friday Breakfast on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Moby Dick. More...

One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2015

OCTOBER Colquitt and Miller County has produced some of the best male and female sports figures anywhere in the past years, and still do, but a female football player may be a first. More...

There’s gonna be some elections

Miller County and the other counties of Georgia will be having all kinds of primary elections and general elections and runoff elections to elect or re-elect many of the top leaders in the county, state and nation.  More...

Religion

‘When Your Brook Dries Up’

Inspiration

In these early weeks of 2016 some might be feeling the squeeze as bills start to pour in and the thoughts of income tax season closes in upon us. More...

A Little Church Humor

• The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, " My Mommy looked back once while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "And she turned into a telephon More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS ENTER AUTO/ INTENT TO COMMIT THEFT More...

The Spies Inside Your Phone

Many apps can track your location and share your information, says cybersecurity expert

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. More...

Living & Style

Colquitt Garden Club Meets

On January 12, 2016, the Colquitt Garden Club met at the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 3:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order by Barbara Wilkin, president. The Collect was read by Jane Merritt.  More...

Let's go to the Movies

“The Revenant”

Last week I wrote that “The Hateful Eight” was “quite possibly the best film of 2015.” I made sure to say “quite possibly” because I considered it the best at the time, but there were still some major contenders le More...

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Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's best to stay well -

It's been a good/bad/ sort of regular week. First wife drove me back to my eye surgeon on Tuesday.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

No Raven, No Brandy, But Still a Distraction

The door to my backyard study wasn’t widely opened. Just a tiny crack. Of course, it doesn’t require much of an opening to arouse the curiosity of a wayward Carolina wren or much of a squeeze-through space to allow his admittance. More...