July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New Georgia law prohibits passing garbage trucks

A new Georgia state law went into effect July 1, 2015, adding restrictions for drivers passing sanitation vehicles. Sanitation workers are getting some new protection on Georgia roadways after a new law went into effect last week. More...

The State of the Miller County School System

On July 10 at the Miller County Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast, Dr. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the names of the two victims of an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Grady County and Decatur County. More...

Colquitt Resident Authors Book

In his book “You Call We Haul,” David H. Askew III chronicles stories and recollections from his 20 years as an EMT in Calhoun County. More...

Five Quick Tips to Lower Energy Costs and Power Back to School Budgets

It seems like summer only just started, and already the Back to School ads for clothes, bags, and supplies are hitting the airwaves. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Possession of Marijuana/Safety Belts Violation More...

Public Health and CDC join forces with tobacco prevention campaign

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year, says Ebonee Kirkwood, a Southwest Georgia Health District specialist in epidemiology and health promotions. More...

Living & Style

Couple renew wedding vows

In honor of their 20th wedding anniversary, Ronald and Debra Williams, of Colquitt, renewed their wedding vows On July 21, 2015, at County Line Baptist Church in Baker County. Rev. Annie Pearl Clenney officiated at the ceremony. More...

Let's go to the Movies

“Ant-Man”

“Ant-Man” is the second movie this summer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which at this point pretty much means the world of The Avengers), and it serves pretty much the same purpose as last summer’s second MCU movie “Guard More...

Grandma's Invitation

Dear Family, I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me. If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you might consider being with me for my favorite holiday. Dinner is at 2:00. Not 2:15. Not 2:05. Two. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Planned Parenthood-An Oxymoron

OK, I sound like a stuck record about abortions (killing babies), but it's even worse than I thought. Anyone, or any organization who will kill a baby in the womb or out, is capable of doing anything to anyone. Watch out old folks. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

SITTING TO THE HOUNDS

I was driving around the other day and noted all the subdivisions, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and trailer parks. More...

TT Barber on Watch List for 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award

Colquitt, GA native Trevontii Barber, better known as TT, wears #38 for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. He is set out to dominate college football his senior year at Middle Tennessee State University. More...

School Bells Will Ring Monday Morning, August 3rd

Schools bells will ring once against Monday morning, August 3, as the new 2015-2016 school year begins at Miller County Schools. The new employee orientation was held Wednesday, July 29, and pre-planning for the teachers will start Thursday July 30. More...

Taxes going up or down?

For the past few weeks, the city, the county and the board of eduction have had meetings, made motions and told how bad things are. They have all published the five year history as is required by state law. More...

Religion

‘Remove the Earplugs!’

Inspiration

While traveling to a business meeting last week, Gale and I exited the interstate to stay overnight in a motel. We did not have reservations and the first place we tried had no vacancy, so we continued our search. More...

Coins on tombstones

I didn't know this.. Did you? Have you ever been in a cemetery and seen coins laying on a tombstone? There is actually a reason behind it. More...

The Ten Commandments

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges, crooks and politicians. More...

School & Sports

SGA Warriors hold basketball camp

The SGA Warriors ended their summer with a Youth Basketball Camp. The camp was led by Coach Matt Dalrymple, Coach David Byrne, and Coach Todd Davis. They were assisted by Jenna Kitchens and Ellie Bridges. More...

Schools starting-You might meet a Kyle

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

Monday - August 3Breakfast - Pancakes, Sausage Link, Syrup, FruitLunch -Tacos/Cheese, WG ShellsTurkey & Cheese/WG Tortilla Wrap, Lettuce More...

Obituaries

CHARLIE IDUS "JOHNNY" WOMBLE SR.

Mr. Charlie Idus Womble, Sr. "Johnny" age 91, of Colquitt, died July 23, 2015, at his residence after a brief battle with liver cancer. More...

DARON SLOAN

Daron Sloan, age 32, of Colquitt died Friday, July 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held honoring his life Saturday, August 1, at 2:00 p.m. at Colquitt United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. More...

BENTON WILSON ‘BUDDY’ ROBERTS

Mr. Benton Wilson “Buddy” Roberts, Jr., age 73, of Iron City passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Donalsonville Hospital ER. More...

Health

Summer Heat Safety Tips

The summer season and warm weather triggers an urge to be outdoors, but fun in the sun can be dangerous when the heat and humidity rise. More...

Stay current on vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month - and Southwest Health District is using the observance as a reminder that timely immunizations protect the health of people of all ages. More...