September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Your chance to vote to keep your schools or give it to the state

You are not only going to vote to keep some control of your schools, this vote allows local voters to vote for local control, or state control in the November 8, 2016 General Election, or before. More...

Community

Colquitt Child Care Center Wins $529 for Sharing College Savings Information

Through We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes

New Life Learning Center (NLLC) in Colquitt was awarded $529 as the South Georgia winner of the We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes, which was launched to help educate families across the state about the importance of saving for college.  More...

Miller County’s Jasmine Bush Chosen as One of UGA’s Amazing Students

Jasmine Bush, a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in agricultural education was recently named one of the University of Georgia’s Outstanding Students. More...

‘Old Time Religion’ Celebrated at Colquitt UMC

Celebrating 150 years of “ Old Time Religion” was the theme for Colquitt United Methodist Church’s Homecoming held Sunday, August 22. The festivities began at 9:45 a.m. with a storytelling session in the sanctuary. More...

School & Sports

Diamond Heads to Georgia Southwestern

Georgia Southwestern basketball Coach Kelly Britsky recently announced the addition of Mallory Diamond to their 2016-17 Roster. Mallory is transferring from L.B. Wallace Community College. More...

Addie Phillips joins Alpha Gamma Delta at Troy University

Addie Phillips of Blakely has joined Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at Troy University during the fall 2016 semester at the Troy Campus.  This year’s Sorority Recruitment, held by the TROY Panhellenic Council, welcomed nearly 300 women to Alph More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

Not much has happened this school week. The seniors had to order their cap and gown packages on Wednesday, and most of them are getting back their drape pictures that they took in early August. More...

Two Vehicle Accident Causes Three Injuries

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, a call went out from dispatch that a crash with injuries had occurred on Highway 27 South. More...

Miller County Man Killed In One Vehicle Accident

A Miller County man was killed in a one vehicle accident in Baker County on Monday night, August 29, 2016. More...

The Dream Continues

The love of an animal is a special feeling between it and its owner. Excitement and the thrill of riding high upon a big gelding is a time young kids don’t ever want to forget. More...

Religion

‘Fleeing is sometimes the best option’

Inspiration

There is no need for me to deny that I have many flaws and things with which I struggle. One of those is remembering names. People are important to me, and I remember details about them, but putting a name with the face is a challenge for me. 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's Viewpoint

Did you know that a Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis, a sauropod dinosaur that lived in China (long before it was China), had a 60’ body and a 30’ neck?  Did you know that prosopagnosia is an inability to recognize faces because of a deve More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

ACCIDENT  On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Vicki Phillips of 842 Highway 45 South called officer Natalie Mc- Daniel to report that she had damaged her 2007 Ford F-150 at Sharber Oil at 565 East Main Stree.  More...

Obituaries

CHARLIE CALVIN EVERETT

Mr. Charlie Calvin Everett, age 85, of Dallas and formerly of Colquitt, died Friday, September 2, 2016, at Aspen Village in Dallas.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. More...

MARY PAULINE WHITAKER

Mrs. Mary Pauline Whitaker, age 92, of Jakin, passed away on Friday morning, September 2, 2016, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Whitaker were held Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. More...

DONNIE ROYCE CORBIN

Donnie Royce Corbin, a resident of Albany died Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2016, in the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. He was 76.  Graveside services, with full military honors, were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Please heal this nation, and us!

Lord, I'm so glad that I lived in a time of morals, respect, and patriotism. We children were taught to love our God, our parents and our nation. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

When I’m Lost, I’m In Very Good Company

Mr. John L. Mercer was a delightful old gentleman, one of my favorite grownups during my youth. He was my family’s across-the-road neighbor during those formative years. More...