August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates Smolder Knights, 33-13

The song goes like this: “Like a heat wave burning in heart”; well the heat was on but not in a song but in the air. It was so hot a person could have fried an egg on the bleachers. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Last week, Anthony Rogers Jr. was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, which was later found to be molly. More...

First Responders Honored by American Legion Post 165

At the regular meeting of the American Legion Gerald Grow Post 165, on August 8, 2017, members of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office and City of Colquitt Police Department were honored. More...

Fall 2017 Georgia Landowner Academy

A six class Georgia Landowner Academy is being planned for the fall of 2017 to serve landowners with 10 or more acres. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED   On August 16, 2017, Officer Carl Epperson was on patrol when he observed a motorcycle traveling north on US 27 at a high rate of speed.  Epperson activated his radar and captured a speed of 83 mp More...

Living & Style

Ladies salad luncheon at CUMC

Colquitt United Methodist Church has begun a Ladies’ Salad Luncheon to meet on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to one, with a goal of Christian fellowship time for the ladies of our community. More...

How old is Grandpa?

submitted by Garland Mears Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. More...

A ventriloquist and a blonde

A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and stops to entertain at a bar in a small town.  More...

Obituaries

JIMMY CARL ROBINSON

Jimmy Carl Robinson, Sr., age 64, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Miller County.  Funeral services for Mr. Robinson were held on Saturday afternoon, August 19, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. More...

STANLEY TYNER

Mr. Stanley Tyner, age 89, of Colquitt died Monday, August 21, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. More...

RALPH THOMAS HUDGINS III

Ralph Thomas Hudgins III, age 21, of Leary died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Dougherty County.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Born February 14, 1996, Mr. More...

Watch your step!

There was a time when a snake this size was unusual in Miller County, but that was back when hogs were raised on most farms in the county. The hogs took care of the snakes. More...

It Happened-the Eclipse

No matter where you lived in the United States on August 21, 2017, the environment around you changed somewhat.  Some animals went into their bedtime routines, while nocturnal animals jumped up from deepaily slumber. More...

Sheriff’s Office Receives New K9 Unit

Sheriff Scott Worsley and Deputy Garison Clenney are proud to display the new Miller County K9-Unit for the Sheriff's Office totally equipped for patrol. More...

Religion

‘The Right Use of Power’

Inspiration

In our part of the planet we know firsthand the power of lightning. While electricity has become something that we absolutely depend on, it is an energy that is dangerously destructive when it gets out of its proper bounds. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Pastor’s viewpoint is written by Charles ‘Buddy’ Whatley, a retired United Methodist pastor serving Woodland & Bold Springs UMC and, with Mary Ella, a missionary to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.   More...

The old paths

I liked the old paths, when moms were at home. Dads were at work. Brothers went into the Army, or took up a trade. More...

School & Sports

SGA Jr. Beta Elects Officers

On August 9, the Junior Beta Club at Southwest Georgia Academy elected its officers. Aida Dozier, daughter of Jill Dozier of Leary and Stephen Dozier of Arlington, was elected president. More...

Notes from the Central Office

How about our Pirates! All of our teams are off to a great start this year. An uproarious pep-rally was held on Thursday evening on the town square where a large crowd turned out to show support for all of our Pirates. More...

What's next? Next step in hunter education

So, you completed the Hunter Education course - now what? Take your knowledge to the next level by attending a Hunter Education Field Day. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Love everybody- I can't-

I'm sorry. I just cannot do either of the two last Commandments my Lord gave us that the first Ten all hinge on. More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Great (?) Minds Think Alike

Several years ago, my friend Barnes and I were fishing Wildcat Creek in Rabun County, Ga. It was a tough morning. The trout were simply not cooperating. “Let’s go to the Tallulah,” said Barnes. More...