April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayhaw Festival This Weekend

Colquitt is the place you will want to be Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, as we celebrate the 33rd National Mayhaw Festival. More...

Agape Food Bank on April 23 this month

Due to the Mayhaw Festival next weekend, the Agape Food Bank at Colquitt United Methodist Church will be held on April 23, the fourth Saturday in April, instead of its usual third Saturday. More...

Community

Rite Aid to Host Charity Event for Children’s Miracle Network

Rite Aid in Colquitt will host a charity event for Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, refreshments, games, and Beauty and the Beast will be our guest stars! More...

Probably not just kids!*****

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up to put it in the rubbish, but you'll never make it!  More...

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Miller/Baker 911 received a call of a house fire that was fully engulfed at 1865 Whites Bridge Road in Miller County.  The Colquitt/Miller Fire and Rescue, Miller County Sheriff’s Dep More...

School & Sports

'Double your pleasure and double your fun-'

Philip Warren of Colquitt had a great hunt when he called up these two fine gobblers and took them down from somewhere in Miller County.  Both the gobblers had fine, long beards and were in the just right size range to make for some great eating More...

Mallory Diamond Shining Bright!

It doesn’t seem like it has been two years since Mallory Diamond controlled the round ball here at Miller County High School.  More...

The Days are Dwindling Down

My days as a high school student are dwindling down to the final few.  I’ve been going to school for 14 years and I’ve had a lot of teachers. Though I favored some more than others, they each made a special impact on my life.  More...

Obituaries

UVA MYRTICE SANDERS MASON

Mrs. Uva Myrtice Sanders Mason, age 102, of Colquitt passed away Monday night, April 11, 2016 at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Bellview Free Will Baptist Church. More...

MARY ELIZABETH IVEY

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ivey, age 103, of Sylvester, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Pruitt Health Care in Sylvester. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Storey officiating. More...

DAVID GLENN KEEBLER

David Glenn Keebler, age 36, of Atlanta passed away April 6, 2016, after a very brief illness.  More...

Uva Myrtice Sanders Mason

Mrs. Uva Myrtice Sanders Mason, age 102 of Colquitt died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Miller County Hospital.   More...

Four Vehicle Crash Injures One

At approximately 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2016, Miller/Baker E911 was called to a vehicle accident on US Highway 27 N (Crawford Street). The caller stated the vehicle was on fire with the driver inside.  More...

Cotton Hall to Come Alive With “The Sound of Music”

The Colquitt Miller Arts Council is proud to present “The Sound Of Music” at Cotton Hall, beginning April 15. More...

Religion

‘It’s Not Always Easy to Be Humble’

Inspiration

It was a day filled with opportunities for me as I did my hospice duties: visiting the sick and hurting, giving the morning devotional message at a retirement home, preaching a funeral, and spending time in the office completing the dreaded paperwork More...

Pastor’ s Viewpoint

We have, for the past few weeks, been talking about the Lord’s Prayer and praying it at noon every day. (Maybe you’ll join us?) I suggested that folks set their smartphones to beep at noon to remind them to pray. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   DAMAGE TO  PROPERTY  On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Officer Natalie Mc- Daniel was dispatched to 156 Perry Street, Apartment 406, in reference to damage to property.  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DOG COMPLAINT  On April 4, 2016, Deputy Chad Barrett was asked by Investigator BJ Josey to go take an animal complaint report for a Mr. Charles Frederick McCracken of 734 Bellview Road.  BURGLARY   More...

Living & Style

Miss Smith to wed Mr. Chapman

Halee Smith and Nick Chapman are pleased to announce their wedding.  Halee is the daughter of Valerie Smith and Tommy Kendrick of Leesburg and Jessie and Tiffany Smith of Iron Ridge, WI.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ray and Pat More...

Let's go to the Movies

“The Boss”

“The Boss” is a movie that features a montage of a girl being dumped on an orphanage, Melissa Mc- Carthy break-dancing, an extended mouth-spreader gag, awkward flirting and dating, that gag you’ve seen in the trailers where McCarthy More...

Two boys at hospital

Two little boys are going to the hospital the next day for operations.  Theirs will be first on the schedule.  The older boy leans over and asks, "What are you having done?"  The second boy says, "I'm getting my tonsils out, and I'm af More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Shingles ain't for sissies- Uva’s gone!

OK, so I didn't write about who might be the next leader of this once great nation. Since all I can do is vote in May and November, I've got more important things to see about like trying to keep some of us old folks going, and making a living.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

It’s All About the Journey

When one loves the road, destinations are easy to appreciate, eagerly anticipated. Journey’s end and knowing what awaits there keep the wheels (both mental and mechanical) smoothly rolling. More...