March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Crash on U.S. Hwy. 27 at light

There was another vehicle accident at Colquitt’s only traffic light Wednesday, February 24, at 10:15 a.m.  Miller/Baker E911 dispatched Colquitt Police Department, Colquitt/ Miller Volunteer Fire Department and EMS to the scene. More...

Election and candidate results in next edition

The only bad thing that we have found about having the newspaper dated on Wednesday is that we print on Tuesday morning, and the polls don’t close until 7:00 p.m.., Tuesday evening, so this edition won’t have elections results in it. More...

Community

Local fireman teaches our youth

Fireman Larry King instructs youth on fire safety

Larry King, Fire and Life Safety Instructor and a member of the Colquitt/ Miller County Volunteer Fire Department, visited two of Mr. Jack Cowart’s Karate classes on February 25. These classes had been learning about Fire Safety.  More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge resident Maria Handsford was killed early Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 27 South according to Georgia State Patrol.  More...

Italian mother picks mate

Giuseppe excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in love and that he is going to get married.  He says, "Just for fun, Mama, I'm going to bring over three women and you try and guess which one I'm going to marry."  The mother agrees.  T More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTREPORTSDamage to Property On February 22, 2016, Officer Elijah McCoy was dispatched to 603 North Martin Luther King Street in reference to damage to property. More...

Living & Style

Cupcake Gang still celebrating

October 2015, birthday wishes were sent to Alice Ebersole, a member of the gang, who lives in Blountstown, FL, from the Cupcake Gang in Colquitt.  In November 2015, the Cupcake Gang was honored with a supper at the home of Alton and Virginia Har More...

First Baptist Church Keenagers hold meeting February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the First Baptist Church Keenagers held their February meeting. Duren Williams welcomed everyone. After Dot Wainwright blessed the food, the 18 participants enjoyed a covered dish lunch. More...

Miss Williams to marry Mr. Patterson

Mr. John Henry Williams Jr. of Damascus and Mrs. Jennifer Jackson of Colquitt would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ja’Lessia S. Williams of Miller County to Terrill D. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A few fond remembrances-

Bless your hearts, I'm not sure that you really deserve what you are going to get, or are getting.  The more birthdays I have the prouder I am that I was born and raised in the time that I came up in.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Gone to the Birds

I’m a birdwatcher. There, I said it. Actually, I’ve been a birdwatcher for decades, just not an “official” one. I’ve long enjoyed observing avian species from deer stands, duck blinds, and fishing boats. More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2016 2:58 PM

Miller County Primary Results March 1, 2016 - Free Access

Colquitt-March 1-  As the incomplete and unoficial results of the Miller County Presidential Preference Primary was being compliled, it ws noted that a change had taken place. More...

Damascus Man Arrested and Charged with Killing Dogs

Early County investigators say a Damascus man has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the report, 51-year-old Tonnie Alexander has confessed to the crime. More...

Miller County Probate Judge completes professional development training

Probate Judge Brenda G. McNease of Miller County has successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.  More...

Religion

‘What’s on the Inside?’

Goodbye, Mr. Squirrel!

Last Sunday morning started typically as time arrived for Sunday School — that is, until Anna Beth energetically bolted through the door with something urgent on her mind. More...

Pastor goes to the dentist

A pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth.  The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes.  The second Sunday, he talks for only 10 minutes.  The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 More...

Best poem in the world

I was shocked, confused, bewildered  As I entered Heaven's door,  Not by the beauty of it all,  Nor the lights or its decor.  But it was the folks in Heaven  Who made me sputter and gasp--  The thieves, the liars, the si More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Chapter Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

The Miller County FFA Chapter in Colquitt, GA celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This year’s theme is Amplify! It embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More...

The World Is At Your Feet

Monday, March 7, is my birthday, and I’m going to be 19, yet I’m still in high school.  I used to harbor a lot of anger about the fact that my parents started me in K-4 a year late, when I was five. More...

Miller County FFA members visit the Gold Dome for FFA Day at the Capitol

Members of the Miller County FFA chapter were among members from 24 FFA chapters from across the state who attended the 30th annual FFA Day at the Capitol on February 23, 2016. More...

Obituaries

FRANKLIN SINCLAIR SHINGLER III

Franklin Sinclair Shingler, III, age 76, of Donalsonville passed away Sunday morning, February 29, 2016, at his residence.  More...

IRENE TEMPLES COBB

Irene Temples Cobb, age 76, of Donalsonville passed away Wednesday evening, February 24, 2016, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Cobb were held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. More...

GLADYS CAROLYN WARD

Ms. Carolyn Ward passed away Monday morning, February 22, 2016, in Warner Robins.  Services were held Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Allentown United Methodist Church with Reverend Billy Wicker officiating. More...