January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Community

Mission Teams Aid Locals

In the past several weeks, some residents of Colquitt have benefitted from the work of mission teams coming to our area for Hurricane Michael relief efforts. More...

Community-Wide Ladies’ Luncheon to be Held Again

The Community-wide Ladies Luncheon will kick off the new year on Wednesday, January 16, at a new location. More...

Some Inactive Cemeteries of Miller County

Our work goes on concerning people who have been buried in the sandy soil of our beloved Miller County, Georgia. We have now identified 64 cemeteries in Miller County. This is a discussion concerning some of our county’s inactive cemeteries. More...

Does Your Septic Tank Have Too Much Water?

ALBANY–Recent rainy weather has caused septic systems of some property owners to experience seasonal failure, but local Public Health officials have recommendations that can help.  More...

Keep Those Ads, Subscriptions and Fillers Coming, Please!

For the past 122 years, the Toole family, qualified and not so qualified, has brought you a local newspaper. We have gone from four pages to at times 60 pages.  More...

Top Inspirational Quotes

•"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering." --Elon Musk •"Luck is a dividend of sweat. More...

Minute Simplifier–Formal Events

Winter is a big season for formal events. If you are a single man, these events may require that you get a date.  I got dates for years. Then I got married, so I can take my wife. Asking anyone else out after marriage is frowned upon. More...

'No pets allowed in Heaven'

An old cowboy was riding his trusty horse followed by his faithful dog along an unfamiliar road. More...

How to install a security system

How to install a "country home" security system  1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots.  2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.   3. More...

Health Questions

•Does coffee cause cancer?  Short answer: No  Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980's when a study linked drinking coffee to pancreatic cancer. The preliminary report was later debunked. More...

True story of Rudolph

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

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Saturday night at approximately 8:57 p.m., Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Timothy Shaw observed a vehicle that failed to dim its headlights and refused to stop at a stop sign. More...

New Online Sales Tax Now In Effect in Georgia

You could be paying more for your next online order in Georgia. A new law is in effect today which adds the state sales tax to online orders. Lawmakers say it's about creating fair competition. More...

New Year Resolutions

I discovered long ago that the best New Year resolutions require the least effort. Big plans often lead to big problems. Listen to these horror stories:  One of my friends vowed to lose 175 pounds. More...

The True Meaning of the Song, ‘A Partridge Tree in a Pear Tree’

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. -Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. - Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. -The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. More...

Bring in the Birds for Winter

Brighten your winter days by inviting birds into your landscape. Their beauty and motion help enliven the garden and lighten your spirit. More...

Consumer Q’s

Question: How tall does our native flowering dogwood grow? Answer: Size will vary with location and conditions, but generally our native flowering dogwood grows 20 to 30 feet tall with an equal or greater spread. More...

Six Ways to Talk About Money With Your Family

When we think about money, let’s be honest – we’re not talking about just money, but also a host of related consequences and deeply felt emotions, says retirement specialist Lee Stoerzinger. More...

A Football Tale

A friend from Dothan, AL told this story in May, 1983... More...

Sunshine Brightens Everything Up

Pastor Preston Wilson sent this photo of what's left of a cotton field in this area on Friday, January 4, at 3:59 p.m.   Rev. Wilson stated, "What a beautiful sight. I've measured 26.1 inches of rain since Michael. More...