February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County Heifer and Miller County Market Hog Show to be held Monday

The Miller County cattle and hog show participants are busy preparing their cows and hogs for the two shows to be held Monday, February 19, 2018.  The Miller County Cattlemen’s Association is sponsoring its annual Junior Heifer Show and wi More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - At approximately 8 a.m. on Monday morning, Georgia State Patrol officer Jeromy Roberts reported Kimberly McMillan crashed into a tractor-trailer on Spooner Road and sustained fatal injuries.  More...

Rentz family wins Georgia Young Farm Family Award

For the first time in years, Decatur County was represented in Georgia Agriculture Education’s Young Farmers program. More...

The world is mine

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman And wished I were as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile. More...

School & Sports

Miller County High Schol Students Compete in Competition

Miller County High School was represented by six exemplary students at the 14th annual Andrew College Academic Competition on February 7. Students from schools around the state came to compete in music, theater, art, and academics.  More...

Dean's List

Valdosta State University announces its Fall 2017 Dean’s List.  Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are recognized More...

Courtney Johnson Inducted Into Sigma Aplha Pi Honor Society

Courtney Johnson of Colquitt, Georgia, has been inducted into Valdosta State University’s chapter of Sigma Apha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success. More...

Obituaries

NATHANIEL DOCK “DEE” GORDON

Nathaniel Dock "Dee" Gordon, 47, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his residence in Chesapeake, VA. His funeral was held on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely with Rev. More...

GEORGE HOWARD “BUSTER” JOINER, JR.

Mr. George “Buster” Joiner, Jr., died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. More...

LINDA DIANE SMITH

Ms. Linda Diane Smith, age 67 of Colquitt died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Whitaker officiating. More...

Health

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

When you think of all the things you need to keep track of in order to stay healthy, do your eyes come to the top of the list? If not, they should! More...

Colquitt Dental Care Burglarized Three Times in Recent Weeks

On Monday, January 29, 2018, Officer Lonnie Wade received a call from Colquitt Police Chief Hollis Smith to be en route to Colquitt Dental Care, located at 115 North Cuthbert Street, in reference to a burglary.  Upon the officer’s arrival, More...

Sixth Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Held

“They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails.”  More...

Georgia ranked as sickest state in U.S.

As the flu outbreak continues to grip the nation, a healthcare company has named Georgia as the sickest state in the U.S.  The company, called “Kinsa” tracks symptoms using information uploaded when people use their smart thermometer More...

Religion

‘Turning Around a Bad Day’

God Knows You But He Still Loves You

I have always been aware that I am pretty good at making mistakes and blunders. At times it seems that I experience more than my fair share of such incidents. More...

I don't hunt on Sunday

I had everything planned and had told my wife I would not be going to church with her on Sunday.  My wife reminded me that Sunday was the Sabbath Day and hunting a trophy buck should not be part of the Sabbath.  1. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS

SAFETY BELT  VIOLATION  On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Colquitt Police Corporal Raymond Day was patrolling the area of Highway 27 when he observed a vehicle traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS

THEFT BY TAKING  On Friday, February 9, 2018, Deputy Byron Cobb responded to Sander’s Fertilizer and Chemical Plant located at 893 US Hwy. 27 North in reference to a theft of batteries.  More...

Living & Style

Valentine Bash 2018 held at First Baptist Church

If you were not at First Baptist Church this past Friday night, February 9, you missed a real treat. “Hee Haw” came to the First Baptist Church in Colquitt, Georgia. The senior adults sponsor a Valentine Banquet each year. More...

Longest married couple in Georgia

Robert and Catherine Pollard of Roswell are being recognized, at age 93, as the “Longest Married Couple” in Georgia, being married almost 72 years. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Blue Light Special and Happy Birthday/Valentine’s

Ever been a Blue-light Special? Last Wednesday, my first wife and "ye scribe" travelled to Tallahassee, Florida, to a doctor's appointment. That has gotten to be our outing as we age. This time was no exception. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A Cry in the Wilderness

The Democratic Party I see today is very different from the one only two short decades ago.  Instead of seeking support from the center of the political spectrum, it has moved ever leftward, embracing positions that leave millions of Americans f More...