August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Great American Eclipse August 21

God speaks!  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). More...

Community

Georgia DDS developing app to alert drivers of important news

GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) is excited to announce that it has partnered with Georgia-based Scope IT Consulting to develop a new Mobile App which will prove to be revolutionary in how DDS and its customers are able to communicate. More...

Lions Club Members Hear About Flint River from Jayme Smith

The Colquitt Lions Club recent meeting included a presentation about the Flint River by Flint Riverkeeper Director of Development and Outreach, Jayme Smith. More...

State unemployment lowest in a decade

New figures announced by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) show that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the fifth consecutive month.  It was 4.8 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4 More...

School & Sports

2017-18 Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations Guide Available

Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

Letter From School Superintendent Jimmy C. Phillips

We would like to welcome everyone “Back to School” and ask that you take the time to visit the school website. More...

New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school  Where praying is against the rule  For this great nation under God  Finds mention of Him very odd.  If Scripture now the class recites,  It violates the Bill of Rights.  And anytime my head I More...

Obituaries

JERRY BYRON CREEL

Jerry Byron Creel passed away at his home early Monday morning, July 24, 2017. More...

PAMELA PALMER RUTH

Pamela Palmer Ruth passed away at age 52 at Miller Nursing Home in Colquitt on July 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with ALS.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. More...

DEBORAH ANNE DICKENS

Deborah “Debbie” Anne Hooks Dickens, age 62, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral services for Mrs. Dickens were held on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Rabid fox confirmed in Miller County

COLQUITT—Environmental Health Specialist Stan Johnson with the Miller County Health Department is urging residents to take precautions around wild animals, after a case of rabies was confirmed in a fox.  More...

City of Colquitt Hires New Chief of Police

Due to the vacancy in the position of Chief of Police left when Sheriff Scott Worsley (former Chief of Police) was sworn in as Sheriff of Miller County, the City of Colquitt began the process to select a new Chief of Police. More...

Religion

‘Let God Control Your Plans’

Inspiration

The little mishaps of life are no stranger to me, but I came to realize a couple of weeks ago that I am not the only one in my family that has gotten into a few pickles. My brother has had his share of blunders along the way too.  More...

Four worms and a lesson

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. More...

Seed from the Sower

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: “When I grow up, I want to do what you do. Please do it better!”  Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Family Violence  More...

MC SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

Theft By Taking  On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Deputy Bryon Cobb responded to 274 HWY 91 North in reference to a stolen utility trailer.  Theft By Taking  More...

Living & Style

Miss Carr to wed Mr. Milner

Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Carr of Donalsonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Suzanne Carr, to Michael Scott Milner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell L. Paul of Cuthbert.  More...

Miss Adams to wed Mr. Waller

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Adams of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Adams, to Joshua Graham Waller of Thomasville. Mr. Waller is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Lee Waller, also of Thomasville.  More...

Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Dear Walter,  I hope you can help me here. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Tending to business? Whose?

I've got to apologize. For the last few of weeks, I've been begging and pleading for you citizens to attend the meetings and try to find out what is going on. Last Wednesday night, the city called for a special meeting at city hall. More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

IT REALLY DOESN’T HELP TO TALK ABOUT IT

As a fisherman, I’m a rod-and-reel purist. I don’t use gill nets. I never go jug fishing. I politely decline to go noodling. Am I uppity? Are such pursuits beneath me? Have I gotten “above my raising?” More...