April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

To Us It’s Hair, To Women Battling Cancer, it’s Hope

Cole Peterson, a senior at Early County High School and a Colquitt resident, recently donated 11 inches of his hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program to help women feel like themselves again with free, real-hair wigs.  Cole has been growin More...

Community

Easter celebrated from the sky

Easter is enjoyed by Christians in many ways. In this area some of the residents found a new way to enjoy the egg hunts like I've never heard of before without forgetting the real reason for Easter. More...

Malia Phillps-Lee Joins Danny Shepard, Attorney at Law Firm

Danny Shepard, Attorney at Law, welcomes home associate attorney Malia Phillips-Lee. More...

The Greek Bailout

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.  More...

School & Sports

Southwest Georgia Academy 7th and 8th Graders Visit Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Southwest Georgia Academy’s seventh and eighth grades visited Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, AL, on March 13, 2018. More...

Library News

New Books at the Library   More...

Young wildlife does not need to be ‘Rescued’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resource More...

Obituaries

DEACON CAPUS PRICE

Deacon Capus Price, age 94, of Colquitt died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31, at 12:00 noon at the old Miller County School Cafeteria with Rev. W.G. Thomas officiating. More...

SHIRLEY A. HOOPER

Mrs. Shirley A. Hooper of Dothan passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. She was 77.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Ward Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Rick Glenn officiating. More...

WANDA ELAINE CROSS

Mrs. Wanda Elaine Cross, age 72, of Donalsonville died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her residence.  Graveside funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

It’s starting to look a lot like spring

The Legend of the Cross

It’s Spring Break time here in Miller County this week, and although the students are gone from the schools, the birds are coming back from the long winter cool. More...

National Mayhaw Festival to be Celebrated April 21

Colquitt is the place you will want to be Saturday, April 21, as we celebrate the 35th National Mayhaw Festival. Plans have been in the making for the National Mayhaw Festival and Parade since last year’s event finished up.  More...

Religion

The Resurrection Provides Spiritual Freedom

Inspiration

It continues to amaze me how fast our little girls are growing and grasping for their independence. Freedom is something they long for — as I did when I was growing up.  More...

Great and true

I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven's door,  Not by the beauty of it all,  Nor the lights or its decor.  But it was the folks in Heaven  Who made me sputter and gasp--  The thieves, the liars, the sinners, More...

Public Safety

Georgia Senate Passes Distracted Driving Bill

A bill designed to crack down on distracted driving in Georgia cleared a major hurdle Tuesday night.  By a vote of 55 to 0, the Senate approved House Bill 673, which would require motorists to use hands- free cell phone technology while driving. More...

COLQUITT POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS

POSSESSION DRUG  RELATED OBJECT  On March 25, 2018, Officer Austin Spence was sitting in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce when he observed a KIA Soul fail to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of College Street and Highway More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

THEFT BY TAKING  On March 28, 2018, Deputy Byron Cobb was on patrol in the area of Moulton Road and Mayhaw Road when he was flagged down by David Womble.  Womble advised that he had an irrigation on Moulton Road that had the control wire st More...

Living & Style

Kennedy, Heard Complete Wedding Plans

Kimberly Kennedy, daughter of Stan and Melody Kennedy of Donalsonville, and Will Heard, son of Jerry and Tammy Heard of Damascus, have completed their wedding plans for April 14, 2018, at 5:30 in the afternoon at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2 More...

Let's go to the Movies

“Ready Player One”

It’s no accident that “ Ready Player One” opened on Easter weekend, as this movie is obsessed with Easter eggs. Not the kind one paints and puts in a basket, but little bonuses hidden in various forms of media. More...

Mike Rowe Diagnoses America's Problem: We Have an 'Epidemic of Fatherlessness'

On Tuesday, Mike Rowe posted a new episode of “Returning the Favor,” a series where he “travels the country in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities.”  More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

They want your guns -

OK, I am a deep South Georgian who has not changed with the times according to the legislators in Atlanta, Albany and other liberal areas of this state, I hope. More...

Political Cartoon

Famous saying,“Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight!” More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Birding sometimes leads to Weird Destinations

It began on St. George Island in October, 2016. My mother, Renea Simpson, and I were down there looking for migrating fall warblers. More...