November 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sydney Thomas Receives Highest American FFA Degree

Sydney Thomas, a 2016 graduate of Miller County High School, received the prestigious American FFA Degree, the highest degree offered to an active member, at the 2018 National FFA Convention and Expo held October 24-27 in Indianapolis.  More...

Miley Donates to Colquitt UMC

Miley Grimsley, daughter of Buz and SueAnne Grimsley, of Colquitt held an art exhibit at her home on Grimsley Road on Saturday, November 24.  She had painted and made several art items that she had to offer including paintings of pictures, Chris More...

Community

A Thanksgiving get-together - We’re back!

A long time ago, by virtue of marriage, the Tooles were invited to the Richardson Thanksgiving Dinner at New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. That was when Tammy Toole married Kent Richardson and had Garrett and Joanna. Mr. More...

Food Bank - Plus

Have you ever wondered how many Christmas blankets can be crammed into a shopping cart? The answer is at least 50.  More...

Some Thoughts

•A penny saved is obviously the result of a government oversight. More...

School & Sports

MCES Students Participate at GA National Fair

The Georgia National Fair (GNF) draws people from all over but not just for rides and entertainment It also hosts a wide variety of contests and activities that students from across Georgia can participate in Miller County 4-H’ers enjoyed participati More...

GSW Launches Scholarship Program for New Students In Affected Areas of Hurricane Michael

AMERICUS, GA Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has announced a new scholarship program, “Southwestern Promise,” which guarantees scholarships of either $1,000 or $2,000 to beginning freshmen who live in a 56-county region of Sou More...

Legend of the Cherokee

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. More...

Obituaries

PETER VINCENT VITRANO

Mr. Peter Vitrano, age 72, of Colquitt died Friday, November 23, 2018, at Miller County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

DAVID RATHEL

David Rathel, age 69, of Donalsonville passed away Sunday evening, November 18, 2018, at his residence.  A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 21, at Lake Seminole Baptist Church with Jesse Kelly officiating.   More...

MARY PATRICIA POITIVIENT

Mary Patricia Poitivient Hunter, age 78, of Iron City passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Gable and Rev. More...

Arrest Made In Shooting

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at 9:42 p. m., the Colquitt Police Department was dispatched to 710 Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Stolen Vehicle

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating a STOLEN, 2000 model blue Ford Crown Victoria.  More...

One Arrested for Drugs

On Friday, November 23,2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Miller County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Maxwell was running stationary radar on Highway 27 S. near Rents Apartments. More...

Religion

‘Stop and Count Your Blessings’

Inspiration

Gale is always excited about the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, and this year she is even more so. Last year, just days before Thanksgiving, she had surgery on her foot. She was able to participate in the festivities, but with much difficulty. More...

Swallow a nickel

One day at a local cafe, a woman suddenly called out, "Help, my daughter is choking. She swallowed a nickel."  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

I found a new app for my iPad this past summer; it’s the “visible body.” I’ve enjoyed going back to some of the anatomy I learned as a medical chemist and exploring the human body again. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE   On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the Colquitt Police Department conducted a security check at Dollar General. During the check, Officer Spence noticed a gold Chevrolet Trail Blazer with no lights on. More...

Living & Style

Miss Powell, Mr. Fiveash Complete Plans

Miss Alyxandria Powell and Mr. Ethan Fiveash have completed plans for their upcoming wedding, which will take place on December 8, 2018, at 4:00 in the afternoon.  The bride is the daughter of Chris and Lisa Powell of Colquitt. More...

Let's go to the Movies

“ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

The “Fantastic Beasts” series exists as a way for J.K. Rowling to build on the extremely lucrative Wizarding World franchise without continuing to shove Harry Potter down our throats.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Give Thanks For Our Many Blessings!

Thanksgiving is a very special day. We were so thankful to have Donna, Mason, Joanna, Garrett , Kent and so many more of friends and kin with us over the Thanksgiving Holidays. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Holiday Celebrations in the Good Old Days’

In the 50s and 60s, Thanksgiving was an exciting time of the year. All the cotton, peanuts, and corn were all gathered, and the farming year was over – except looking after the livestock. All we had left to do was to pay Mr. Clyde Jinks Sr. More...