June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt Lions Club Changes Leadership

The Colquitt Lions Club held its annual Ladies's Night and Officers Election Tuesday evening, June 14, 2016.  Presiding Lion President Martin Evans welcomed the Lions and their guests to this very special meeting. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Louis Ousley was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and obstructing or hindering officers.  More...

Chamber of Commerce to offer classes on branding, marketing and other ideas

The Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring to our local businesses a chance to learn about branding, marketing, and other ideas for their business through a series of “classes” for our chamber community! More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Dancing Tournament & Family Game Day   More...

School & Sports

4-H winners visit BSC

On Wednesday, June 8, the 4-H Southwest District State Congress Winners’ Workshop visited Bainbridge State College. While on campus they learned about the various programs offered—including the EMT Program.  More...

Words of the not too long gone past

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. More...

Only fishermen understand!

A woman goes into Bass Pro Shop to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's birthday. She doesn't know which one to get, so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter. The clerk was standing behind the counter wearing dark shades. More...

Obituaries

WALTER “DUCK” SWEARINGAIN

Mr. Walter “ Duck” Swearingain, age 77, of Colquitt died Monday, June 13, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick and Rev. More...

EUGENE TALMADGE MCLENDON

Mr. Eugene Talmadge McLendon, age 81, of Donalsonville 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...

RONNIE W. BETTS

Ronnie W. Betts, US Army Lt. Colonel Retired, 68, of Bainbridge, passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at First Baptist Church with Rev. More...

Health

Radiation is a Carcinogen

There is no safe level of exposure to ionizing radiation, only legally “allowable” doses.  More...

Signs of diabetes on your feet

While diabetes is a treatable condition, it can bring a range of complications if not monitored closely -- and one starts at your feet. Christus St. Patrick Hospital registered nurse, Erica Roach, is on foot patrol at the Wound Care Center. More...

Taxe$ to lower, raise or stay the same?

Back a number of years ago, I could actually tell what was being spent with our tax monies, and on what. More...

Speeding, Eluding Officer End With Multiple Charges and Arrest

A chase ended in a crash with five occupants in the vehicle and five traffic charges, but miraculously no one injured. One charge was attempting to elude the arresting officer.  More...

Spring Creek’s Star-Spangled Salute Friday, July 1st, 2016!

Happy Birthday, America! On July 2, 1776 the Second Continental Congress voted almost unanimously to declare the United States Independence from Great Britain. More...

Religion

‘Dads, Don’t Grow Weary, Just Stay Faithful’

Inspiration

When we think about Father’s Day, there are a variety of memories attached to this annual observance for most of us. More...

Coins on tombstones

I didn't know this. Did you? Have you ever been in a cemetery and seen coins lying on a tombstone? More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

THEFT BY DECEPTION   On June 13, 2016, Colquitt Police Detective Ken Kirkland spoke to Daniel Barnard in reference to a possible fraudulent check.  At this time, Barnard gave Kirkland a check on account SBM Site Services, 5241 Arnold Ave., More...

Living & Style

‘Commons of Pensacola’

Award-Winning Play Review

As many of you know from local plays/ musicals brought to you by Swamp Gravy and the Arts Council, the South is filled with great talent, and the play "Commons of Pensacola," recently reviewed by several local critics and originally penned by actress More...

Miss Grubbs to wed Mr. Bowen

Mr. Roger Grubbs of Eldorendo is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Brittany Morgan Grubbs, to Dustin Roland Bowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bowen of Donalsonville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Anyone have an objection?

At a wedding ceremony, the pastor asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom. It was their time to stand up and talk, or forever hold their peace. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

‘Look for the helpers’ at any tragedy

As I was reading some of the comments about the tragic shooting in Orlando, FL, last week, one might have been the best. There were some good ones. A TV personality was flyingwhenthenightmare unfolded. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Leaks Just Come with the Territory

I am a big fan of the old “Andy Griffith Show.” The other day, while watching some recorded episodes for the umpteenth time, I saw a couple that got me thinking and remembering. Both had to do with a leaky boat.  More...