August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

He might be telling us something

Mr. Terry,  We are somewhere over the rainbow and the best place under heaven. I took this picture Monday, July 17, about 08:15. Mighty pretty if I say so myself.  Rooster, J H Lewis  More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - A former after school program director in Bainbridge has been indicted by a grand jury.  Decatur County Grand Jury returned 49 True Bills last week, included in that was the true bill for Greg McDonald.  More...

Dr. Lovering represents Miller County Retired Educators at Area I and II Meeting

The Georgia Retired Educators Association held its semi-annual Area I and II meeting in Albany, Georgia. Albany Technical College hosted the event at the Kirkland Building, Wednesday, August 23. More...

Flu season starts early

Vaccine available at county health departments

Clusters of seasonal flu are already being reported in Southwest Health District, and the area’s top Public Health official is recommending that residents get vaccinated early against the virus. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  FORGERY   On August 23, 2017, Phillip Jones came to the Colquitt Police Department and wanted to file a report of forgery.  More...

Two Vehicle Accident Off Highway

Miller County EMS, Miller County Fire and Rescue, Colquitt Police Department and Miller County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle accident on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at approximately 7:10 p.m.  The accident report states that Ro More...

MC SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

THEFT BY TAKING On Monday, August 28, 2017, Miller County Sheriff’s Investigator Tyrone Burns was at the Miller County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Living & Style

Little Miss Colquitt Learns About Peanuts

Maeleigh Wells, the 2017 reigning Little Miss Colquitt, learned that there’s actually a lot to do in our small town of Colquitt. More...

56th Kirkland Reunion Held

On August 13, in the year of our Lord 2017, the descendants of William Gilbert Kirkland and Callie Spooner Kirkand had a great family celebration.  More...

Old humor from an old friend

While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Pull for Colquitt or Pull Out

Every time I watch the news, I gain respect for President Donald Trump. He was never my first choice in the primaries. More...

Political Cartoon

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

An Old Coot Gets Even

A friend called me an “old coot” the other day. He wrote to tell me he’d seen a recent photograph and was struck by the copious presence of gray in my elegantly coiffed locks and neatly trimmed whiskers. Old coot? More...

Catch 'em the 'old' Way

All you elderly Spring Creek fishermen thought it was all over, and it is for most of you.  Four younger fishermen did it the "old" way a few days ago in Spring Creek by wading what is left of the once finest fishing water in the world.  More...

Dirt Road Sports Return to Cotton Hall

Comedy for a Cause

The Colquitt Miller Arts Council welcomes the Dirt Road Sports to Cotton Hall on September 23, 2017, in the kick-off event of their fund-raising drive benefitting the Millennium Mural Project. The Southern-fried comedy trio will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Local Law Enforcement Keeping Our Students Safe

The Colquitt Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies are working in conjunction with the school system to make sure that our students and future leaders are safe each day. More...

Religion

‘Where are the Dolphins?’

Inspiration

August has been a month filled with birthdays for our family: Addyson celebrated her seventh, Madeline her ninth, and Mallory turned fourteen. More...

Wise Words

A few wise words by one of our U.S. More...

Life's Lesson for all

Life lessons that little children have learned:  1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.  2) When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.  3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. More...

School & Sports

SGA Loses to Tiftarea, 23-12

Southwest Georgia Academy (1-2) traveled to Chula, Georgia, to play the Tiftarea Panthers (3- 0), a AAA division school in the GISA.  More...

Notes from the Central Office

We want to give a big “Thank You” to our school nutrition personnel for making the new “Breakfast After the Bell” a great success in the high school. More...

Georgia Dove Hunting Season Opens Saturday, September 2

Georgia’s dove hunting season opens Sat. Sept. 2, 2017. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) wants to know if you have plans for opening day. More...

Obituaries

STANLEY TYNER, SR.

Mr. Stanley Tyner, Sr., age 89, of Colquitt died Monday, August 21, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  More...

KENNETH ALLEN ARNOLD

Kenneth Allen Arnold, age 29, of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services for Mr. Arnold were held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. More...

MERITA DAVIS ROWAN

Merita Davis Rowan, age 104, of Bainbridge, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, one day before her 105th birthday.  The graveside funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Oak City Cemetery with Dr. More...

Health

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking over 200,000 men each year.  African-American men are at the highest risk.  More...