June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rattlers are moving and breeding

A few days ago, Sunday, May 29, Louie and Alma Jean Grimes were taking a leisurely walk down the road about 100 yards out in the Mayhaw area. They both walked by this large female rattlesnake. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Robert Lamar Humphrey, a former Decatur County Sheriff’s Officer, turned himself into the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, June 2, after a warrant was taken out for his arrest. More...

Southwest GA Academy Graduation Held

Thirty-four seniors, including 17 honor graduates, received their diplomas Thursday night in the Wayne Proffitt, Jr. Gymnasium.  More...

Philosophy 101-to live by

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that:  Whether we wear a $300 or $30 watch - - - they both tell the same time.  Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag - - - the amount of money inside is the same.  Whether w More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   FORGERY  On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Colquitt Police Department Officer Ray Cox was dispatched to Colquitt Police Department in reference to counterfeit money.  Officer Cox arrived at Colquitt Police Department and m More...

Living & Style

Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Chapter Ends Year at Big Jim’s

Thursday, June. 9, 2016, the members of Beta Sigma Phi-XI Epsilon Omicron Chapter met and ended their work-year with a quick summary of the previous year and a brief overview of the upcoming year’s activities. More...

You’re Invited

Connie and Heath McDowell and Christy and Beau Graham would like to invite friends and family to celebrate with them the marriage of Leah and Hudson Graham. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 8 p.m. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Zumba, Zumba   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's ole what's-his-name’s day-

Thought I might remind some of you who have a father, it's Father's Day next Sunday!  In our families, we were not as lucky as many at having fathers on the scene for too long.  On the Mason side, my first wife's dad, Jordan Hardy Mason, ma More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Transgendered

I well remember Tonya’s sex change. One summer she changed gender and became a “man.” Suddenly, in one fell swoop, she was Earl. I came to admire Earl, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss Tonya. More...

One Arrested for Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Maintain Lane

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Colquitt Police Officer Ray Cox was dispatched to the area of Pine Street near Phillips Street in Colquitt in reference to a vehicle in the ditch.  The officer arrived on the scene and observed a silver 2011 Nissan Fron More...

One injured at red light crash on U.S. 27

Yet another crash at the traffic light on U.S. Highway 27 (Crawford Street) and First Street was reported to E911 Monday, June 13, 2016. at approximately 11:45 A.M. More...

Aladdin, Jr. opens this Friday

The CMAC Youth Theater is busy getting everything ready for their ninth season, which this year will feature the Disney musical Aladdin, Jr. based on the iconic film. More...

Religion

‘It Pays to Come Clean!’

Inspiration

After spending the first 30 years of my life as a country boy in north Georgia, it was a big deal when Gale and I and our two girls moved 500 miles away to central Florida. More...

Just be Calm

A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant.  They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.  The waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly slidin 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

SGA youth football camp

The SGA Warriors had another successful Youth Football camp! It was led by head coach, Parker Rentz, as 40 excited boys participated in drills and scrimmage games. More...

FFA Members Participate in Summer Exchange Program

On June 3, 2016, three FFA members from Denmark, Wisconsin traveled to Colquitt for the first part of a Gold Emblem Exchange program with the Miller County FFA Chapter. More...

Game check: Turkey Season 2016

Hunters participating in the spring 2016 turkey season, which ended May 15, had something new to remember, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division - the reporting of all harvested turkeys. More...

Obituaries

ZULA JUANITA GR AY

Mrs. Zula Juanita Gray, age 89, of Colquitt died Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at her residence.  More...

EUGENE TALMADGE MCLENDON

Mr. Eugene Talmadge McLendon, age 81, of Colquitt died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Miller Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Calvin Arnold officiating. More...

ANNIE JO SIMPSON BARBER

Annie Jo Simpson Barber, age 81, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday morning, June 9, 2016.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

Health

Foods to reverse brain damage

Attempting challenging puzzles and reading up on the theory of relativity aren’t the only ways to keep your brain at its finest. The right diet also can do wonders, improving the brain’s function and even helping to reverse brain damage. More...

Is your phone killing you?

I don't know about you, but I'm just sick to death of the cellphone zombies.  You can't even walk down the sidewalk without having to duck these dummies because they're not looking at where they're going.  And forget about driving -- the zo More...