March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Grower is State Winner in National Corn Yield Contest

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. More...

An Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 19, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. More...

Community

Colquitt Garden Club Visits McClay Gardens

The Colquitt Garden Club went on their annual field trip. We visited McClay Gardens in Tallahassee, FL. What a gorgeous place! We took the guided tour of part of the gardens with so many different varieties of azaleas, camellias, shrubs and trees. More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - A man on a motorcycle was run over Tuesday while leading a woman to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol said.  The motorcyclist was stopped at the stop sign on the ramp leading to Hwy. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Young Adult – What is it?   More...

Public Safety

SHERIFF REPORTS

PROBATION VIOLATION On February 12, 2016, Deputy Sheriff Chad Barrett was notified by Sheriff Shane Rathel to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet Astro Van driven by a Jubal P. Bryan. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   MARIJUANA  On March 8, 2016, Captain Dan Stone was called by Police Chief Scott Worsley in reference to a call about people sitting in front of the apartments on North First Street smoking and selling marijuana. More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

“10 Cloverfield Lane”

“10 Cloverfield Lane” has been billed as a “spiritual successor” to 2008’s “Cloverfield.” This is an infuriating term that conjures up images of either a glorified remake or an unrelated film trying to cash i More...

Miss Stewart to wed Mr. Worsley

Andy and Lisa Stewart of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisan Frasier Stewart, to Russ Kyle Worsley, son of Roger and Angie Worsley, also of Colquitt.  Alisan is the granddaughter of Ann and the late Ray Stew More...

Things Learned Living in the South

•A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road. •There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South. •There are 10,000 types of spiders. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Primaries and Elections, like it or not -

OK, so you don't agree with what's going on in our county, state, nation and world. Me neither! Last Friday at noon, the time closed for anyone to run for office, county, state or nation. Those who qualified are those who will serve. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Hats off to long suffering fishing buddies

Bud Parkins, renowned fishing guide, is a true masochist. He has carried me fishing more than once. I reason that he took me the second time due to some sort of perverted love of self-punishment. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2016 1:49 PM

Charles Lane Obituary

Charles Brown Lane, 59, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016.  More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2016 8:56 AM

Windell Powell Obituary - Free Access

George Windell Powell, 78, of Decatur County, GA, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016.   More...

Qualifying Ends for May 24 Primary

Qualifying for the May 24, 2016 Primaries (Democrat and Republican) ended Friday, March 11, at noon.  More...

8th Annual Peanut Proud Festival is Saturday, March 19

We Dig ‘Em

Blakely- There will be fun, food, great entertainment and all the trimmings in Blakely on the square Saturday, March 19, with Peanut Proud, honoring the peanut during National Peanut week. It’s going to be a day long event starting at 7 a.m. More...

2nd annual RUFF RUN at White Oak Pastures

Saturday, March 19

Bluffton - Celebrating 150 Years of Humane Animal Stockmanship, there will be a 5K Run event with 10 obstacles, T-shirts, drink tickets, and after run activities. More...

Religion

‘Self Effort Is Not Our Spiritual Solution’

Inspiration

With the feeling of spring strongly in the air, I performed a few long overdue clean-up tasks in the yard. Included in the effort was pulling up old garden debris from last fall that was accumulated along a section of fence. More...

God's Grand Plan

1 Thessalonians 5:23- 24 It's amazing but true that God's grand plan for your life is far greater than you can imagine. More...

Pastor goes to the dentist

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 two hours and 48 More...

School & Sports

MCES Celebrates Read Across America Week

Miller County Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2.  Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, Dr. More...

Pirates on a Winning Streak

An early lead gave the Miller County Pirates and 11-1 victory over Pataula Charter Academy of Edison, GA. Starting on the mound for the Pirates was Senior Cody Chapman with a total of five strikeouts in the first two innings. More...

Be Someone’s Rainbow

My challenge for you this week is to be the reason someone else is happy. You never know the battles someone else is facing, so don’t unintentionally hurt someone with a rude remark or even “playful” sarcasm.  More...

Obituaries

WINONA BROXTON EASOM

Winona Broxton Easom, age 93, of Donalsonville, passed away Monday morning, March 14, 2016 at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Easom will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM at South Mt. Zion Church of God with Rev. More...

MAMIE ELIZABETH COX CONOLY

Mamie Elizabeth Cox Conoly, age 83, of Donalsonville, passed away Friday evening, March 11, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Conoly were held on Sunday afternoon, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. More...

RUTH JEANETTE BROWN RHODES

Ruth Jeanette Brown Rhodes, age 76, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services for Mrs. Rhodes were held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. More...