January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

New Laws Go Into Effect Across Georgia

Several new laws went into effect on New Year's Day.  Drivers who lease will see a tax increase, dental hygienists can clean your teeth without a dentist being present, and Georgia's music industry will get a 15 percent tax incentive.  More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Winn-Dixie was shocked Saturday when five-year employee Tiara Frazier was arrested for theft by taking, stealing approximately $7,000 from the company since the month of October.  More...

Ameris Bank’s Austen Carroll Promoted to Regional President

Ameris Bank President Lawton E. Bassett, III recently announced the promotion of Austen Carroll to regional president. More...

••••Backspin brakes••••

Bill’s wife goes out to buy a car. The salesman says, I recommend this one. She asks why. The salesman says, “Because it has hydraulic backspin brakes. Get in and I’ll show you.”  More...

School & Sports

MCES Announces Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade: Principal’s Honor Roll  Harper Brinson, De’Asia Cooper, Madison Engelmann, Aniya Henderson, Emalie Mc- Mullen, Reed McNease, Reginae Perkins, Cameron Smith, Eli Still, Ashlyn Toliver, Bindi Trawick  A Honor Roll  More...

FBLA Student Places in Job Interview Competition

On January 12, 2018, several FBLA students from Miller County High School traveled to Southern Regional Technical College for the Regional Leadership Conference. Macee Palmer placed third in Job Interview Skills. More...

Graduation in Chicago

Darqueeze played high school football in Chicago. He was a great running back, but a really poor student. At graduation, he didn't have enough credits. More...

Obituaries

LAWRENCE HILL MOORE

Mr. Hill Moore, age 94, of Colquitt died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Miller County Hospital. More...

LEONA SMITH REESE

Leona Smith Reese, age 96, of Jakin passed away Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018, at her residence.  More...

O. RAY SMITH

O. Ray Smith, 78, of Brinson passed away Friday, January 19, 2018.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Ivey Funeral Home.  More...

Kirkland Named Executive Director of ABAC at Bainbridge

TIFTON — When Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College President David Bridges began looking for a person to serve as the top administrator for ABAC at Bainbridge, he wanted someone who had a background in higher education and was familiar with Sou More...

Colquitt Police Department Adopts New Look

During this time of the year, many of us think about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop.  However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, particularly when we don’t get the results we want. More...

Religion

‘Get Rid of the Spider!’

Inspiration

Like most people in our part of the world, we have a lot of trouble with spiders around our house; though unwanted by Gale and I, those pesky, albeit, industrious little creatures, like building webs under the overhead of our front porch, around the More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Pastor’s viewpoint is written by Charles “Buddy  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

CRIMINAL TRESPASS/ FALSE REPORT OF A CRIME   On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Lieutenant Lonnie Wade of the Colquitt Police Department was dispatched to the Miller County Library in reference to a black male subject who stated he was struck by a ve More...

SHERIFF’S REPORTS

VEHICLE ACCIDENT   On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Deputy Garison Clenney was dispatched to Helms Road in reference to a car versus deer accident.  More...

Living & Style

Colquitt Garden Club Meets

The Colquitt Garden Club met January 9 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room.  The Collect was read by Jane Merritt.  More...

Preacher in Arkansas

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men his age, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

He fought the good fight -

Things change, some for the best, but others just shouldn't change. More...

Political Cartoon

We get our voters from anywhere, from anyone, from anything (legal or illegal! More...

Under the Gold Dome

My House colleagues and I returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, January 16, for the second week of the legislative session. More...