October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Advanced voting started on Monday

Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls opened on Monday, October 17, 2016, for advance in-person voting leading up to the General Election on November 8. More...

White Oak Pastures now 150, is growing at General Store in Blufton

The White Oak General Store is open, again

Last Saturday, October 15, 2016, some of our neighbors to the north had a grand opening at White Oak General Store. The event also included the 150th birthday of White Oak Pastures. More...

Community

Just sayings

•I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out. •I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now. More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Memorial Hospital and Manor announced Tuesday that 18 employees were being let go, citing the need to reduce operating expenses, improve the quality of patient care, provide efficiency training and monitor processes for effectiveness at More...

Irishman's first drink with son

I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back to the time I took my son out for his first drink.  Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the house.  I got him a Guinness Sto More...

School & Sports

Time to get quacked

Duck season is almost here

Duck call-check; shotgun check; decoys-check. Got it all ready for duck season? If not, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to get everything together and get ready to pursue some birds.  More...

Warriors Lose to Terrell Academy

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors went out on the road this past Friday night to play the Terrell Academy Eagles. The Eagles started the game after winning the coin toss and electing to kick off first.  More...

FFA Members Attend Discovery Conference

Members of the Miller County Middle FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association’s Discovery Conference on September 30- October 1, 2016, at the Georgia FFAFCCLA Camp John Hope in Fort Valley. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS LARRY CALHOUN

Mr. Thomas Larry Calhoun, age 83, of Colquitt died Monday, October 10, 2016, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating. More...

ROBERT DOUGLAS LLOYD

Robert Douglas Lloyd, age 49, of Donalsonville, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016, at Miller County Hospital.  A memorial service for Mr. Lloyd will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. More...

HAROLD R. WILLIAMS

Harold R. Williams, age 84, of Iron City passed away Monday, October 10, 2016, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Little Miss Colquitt to compete in National Peanut Festival Pageant

The reigning Little Miss Colquitt, Ellie Claire Williams, will join 39 other contestants from across the wiregrass area on Saturday, October 22, 2016, as they compete for the prestigious title of Little Miss National Peanut.  The pageant will be More...

Miller Pirates dominate Sneads’ Pirates, 35-13

The Miller County Pirates of Colquitt, Georgia, traveled down into Florida to play the Sneads’ High Yellow Pirates last Friday night, and a great game it turned out to be for our Pirates. More...

Veterans Post 165 Honors First Responders

One month ago the Gerald Grow Post 165 American Legion voted to honer first responders to include the Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Colquitt Police Department, Miller County Fire Department, EMS, and the Georgia State Patrol.  More...

Religion

‘Who Am I’

Inspiration

When I was getting ready to head out early one morning this week, I heard a statement on an advertisement that caught my attention: “The car you drive says a lot about who you are.” That put me to thinking about the car that I drive every More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Do you know what a “ghurry” might be? I thought it might be a contraction for “go hurry?” Or a furry goat? Or… actually, I had no idea what a ghurry might be! More...

Public Safety

Deer hunters prepare for firearms hunting season

If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it! Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Sat., Oct. 22 and continue through Jan. 8, 2017 statewide. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  FORGERY  On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Captain Dan Stone was dispatched to PeoplesSouth Bank in reference to a fake $20.00 bill.  More...

Living & Style

Miss Bodrey to wed Mr. Burch

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adcock are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Elizabeth Bodrey, to Jameson Ward Burch, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burch. More...

Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Epsilon Omicron holds Salad Supper

Thursday, October 13, 2016, the members of Beta Sigma Phi-XI Epsilon Omicron Chapter met at Café LeLe on the Square in Colquitt, Georgia. During this October meeting, several upcoming events were discussed. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Going to Atlanta? Visit the Library First!   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

He is the luckiest man in the U.S.A.

Donald Trump is either the leader this nation needs, or the luckiest American livingtoday.Heisstillalive. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

The Day I Shot Abby

Several years ago I got a call from one of my outdoor media colleagues. “Hey, man, you want a chance at a pretty good assignment?” he asked. “Sure,” I replied. More...