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Rev. Kent Barwick sworn in as Chaplain

Reverend Kent Barwick of Colquitt has accepted an invitation to be Chaplain of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Scott Worsley.  Brother Kent was sworn in as Chaplain on Friday, December 29, 2017, by the Honorable Danny Shepard More...

Community

Second CHAMPS Graduation Held at Miller County High School Gym

On Friday, December 15, at 9:00 a.m., the second CHAMPS graduation was held in the Miller County High School Gym. CHAMPS stands for choosing healthy activities and methods promoting safety. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Closed for MLK, Jr. Day   More...

As I Get Older

As I get older, I realize:  #1 - I talk to myself, because there are times I need expert advice.  #2 - I consider "In Style" to be the clothes that still fit.  #3 - I don't need anger management. More...

Living & Style

The real story of Rudolph

A man named Robert L. May, depressed and broken hearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bobs wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. More...

A Bulldog in Tiger Territory

Fairhope, AL- Getting dressed for a dental appointment in mid-December, I decided to don my workout clothes. I planned to attack the indoor track at the church afterward. Luckily, I topped off my tights with my long, gray Georgia T-shirt. More...

Daddy Longlegs

A young father in central Texas watched his small daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Thanks!

It was a good, good Christmas. Looks like it will be a good, good New Year. We all ate too much, and have a good bit left over. All the children and grandchildren have gone back home. They will drop by to see us when they are back in Colquitt. More...

Political Cartoon

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74th Anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Premiere

The clock was turned back in Atlanta, Georgia for the World Premiere of Gone with the Wind at the Loews Grand Theater on Peachtree Street.  More...

Breaking News - 1/3/2018 2:11 PM

Garland Mears Obituary - Free Access

Mr. Garland Lane Mears, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.  More...

Craig Earnest Appointed Superior Court Judge

Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Pataula Circuit District Attorney T. Craig Earnest Superior Court Judge of the Pataula Judicial Circuit. His appointment will take effect upon swearing in by the Governor at a date to be announced. More...

Eleven Die on Georgia Roads Over Christmas

As the long Christmas weekend neared its close Tuesday evening, Georgia’s traffic fatality count stood at 11, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  More...

Religion

‘There will be a few skunks along the Way’

Inspiration

I recall an occasion when, after being up a good portion of the night with a family during a time of special need, I fought sleep as I headed home. More...

The pecan tree near the cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

OBSTRUCTING LAW ENFORCEMENT   On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Colquitt police officer Raymond Day was patrolling the area of Highway 27 near its intersection with Fourth Street when he observed a red Dodge traveling north with a burnt out driver& More...

School & Sports

Kelli Bags a 10 Pointer

Kelli Vickers of Colquitt is all smiles after she killed this ten point buck on Sunday afternoon, December 10, 2017, at 4:53 p.m. while hunting in Calhoun County. Kelli shot the big buck with a Browning .308.   More...

Obituaries

NORA KATHRINE (KATHY) COLWELL

Mrs. Nora Kathrine ( Kathy) Colwell, age 64, passed away, very suddenly, on Monday, December 25, 2017, at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus.  Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, at Eldorendo Baptist Church. More...

MILDRED JOYCE PICKREN

Mrs. Mildred Pickren, age 84 died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Harris and Rev. David Grubbs officiating. More...

TRACY LADON SMITH

Tracy Ladon Smith, age 49, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his residence.  More...