July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Gasoline and taxes going up

The price of gas has been going up since they took the horses loose from the wagons. This was one of the first prices of gasoline, 5 1/2¢ per gallon, before the add-ons. Looks like everyone else was trying to get their part of the charge of gas. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Three people, including two children, are recovering Thursday after Bainbridge Public Safety officers said fireworks were shot at them.  Police said these were two separate incidents that happened.  Investigators said the first More...

Jack Griffin Celebrates with Paw Patrol

Jack Griffin Donley turned five years old on Thursday, July 6.  For his birthday, he was treated to a trip to Atlanta on Saturday, July 8, to see his favorite cartoon characters, Paw Patrol, who was live at the Fox Theatre.  More...

Kemp issues scam alert

ATLANTA – Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgians about a new scam. More...

School & Sports

Lea Henry Camp of Champs Basketball Camp Held

On June 26, 27, and 28, the students who participated in the 2017 CCLC Project Pirate had a great athletic and character building encounter. More...

CCLC Project Pirate Summer Program a Success

The Project Pirate summer school program said goodbye to their students for the last time on June 29, 2017. More...

VSU College ofArts and Sciences Recognizes Students for Outstanding Achievement

The College of Arts and Sciences at Valdosta State University recently recognized 67 pure and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs students for outstanding achievement during the 2016-2017 academic year. More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH ONLICE “SPUD” BUSH

Mr. Spud Bush of Colquitt died Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Colquitt United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating.  More...

JOHN R. ‘GOMER’ TURNER

John R. “Gomer” Turner, age 67, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel. More...

MELVIN RILEY WHITAKER

Melvin Riley Whitaker, age 79, of Brinson passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Wallace and Rev. Bruce Gordon officiating.   More...

TK’s Holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Colquitt’s newest business, TK’s, located on the square, held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday morning, July 7, at 11:00 a.m.  A large crowd of family, friends, business owners, and lending institutions, gather More...

PeoplesSouth Bank hosts Annual “Gather at the Pole,” & Chamber Breakfast

In conjunction with the PeoplesSouth Bank event, “ Gather at the Pole,” the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly chamber breakfast. More...

Religion

‘Determination Is Powerful’

Inspiration

Many years ago when we lived in central Florida we made trips to northeast Georgia as often as we could to visit family. Our girls were small at the time and were always excited to get to see Granny and Pa John. More...

What happens in Heaven when we pray?

I dreamt that I went to Heaven, and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Theft By Taking More...

MC SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

On July 9, 2017, Deputy Garison Clenney was dispatched to GA Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Ms. Stewart to wed Mr. Roark

Mark and Sherrie Stewart are delighted to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Stewart, to Patrick Roark, son of Steve and Charlotte Roark of Chipley, FL.  Elizabeth is the grand- daughter of Harland and Betty Anne Bush More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘“Despicable Me 3”’

“Despicable Me 3” barely contains any of the franchise’s trademark Minions, and the little we do get isn’t really related to the rest of the movie. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Reading Logs Due  More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Best and ‘Bestest’ friends

I may be one of the luckiest people ever born. Last Friday, I was looking at a show this 6'2" tall lady was giving on best friends. She said we can only have one “bestest” friend. I don't agree. More...

Political Cartoon

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Bottomland Interlude

The river swamp beckons somehow. You’re drawn to it. More...