September 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Farm Safety Week Observed

This is Farm Safety Week, and our farmers are doing their best to gather their crops and get them to market. It’s gotten better and faster. More...

Community

Alpha Omicron Chapter Initiates Stephanie Mims

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Georgia (Psi) State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the initiation of new member Stephanie Mims of Donalsonville. More...

Area News Around Us

Albany - The body of a missing boater was found after a nearly week long search on Lake Chehaw. More...

Twinkies and Root Beer

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started his journey.  When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. More...

School & Sports

SGA Cheerleaders Invited to UGA Spirit Day

The Southwest Georgia Academy Varsity Cheerleaders were invited by the University of Georgia to be part of the 2017 Spirit Day half- time event which was held Saturday. More...

•••Senior Exams•••

As you age, do you worry about how sharp your mental faculties still are? More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Computer Classes   More...

Obituaries

JESSIE ADAM SMITH

Mr. Jessie Adam Smith, age 36, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Flowers Hospital.  More...

JACK CARLTON WILLIAMS

Jack Carlton Williams of Donalsonville passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at his home.  Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in Friendship Memorial Gardens with Rev. Michael Wingertsahn and Rev. More...

HERBERT WAYNE CARR

Herbert Wayne Carr, age 90, died September 10, 2017, at home, in Donalsonville, after a short illness.  More...

Health

The most dangerous place for the eyes

Home may be where the heart is, but it can also be a dangerous place for the eyes. More than half of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur every year happen within or around the home.  More...

Agriculture

Hay! Be Careful Out There!

“A cold wet May means a barn full of hay” the old saying goes, but my experience with haying is much like the reality of getting milk from cows. Some say cows give milk, but it seems to me you have to take it from them! More...

National Hunting And Fishing Day With Fun, Free Events!

Each year, the fourth Sunday of September brings National Hunting and Fishing Day. On this day, celebrated Sept. More...

The six best doctors-

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300.00 or $30.00 watch, they both tell the same time.  Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/ handbag, the amount of money inside is the same.  Whether we drink a bottl More...

West Nile Virus Case Investigated in Miller County

COLQUITT, GA – A suspected human case of West Nile virus is being investigated in Miller County, say disease investigators with Southwest Health District, while a horse has been confirmed with the mosquito-borne infection. More...

Hurricane Irma Weakens Before Hitting Miller County

Miller County braced for the worst as Hurricane Irma headed this way Sunday night and Monday, Sept. 10-11. More...

Religion

‘Many Wants; One True Need’

Inspiration

It is interesting how we can want some things so badly that we begin to justify them as needs. I like tools a lot, but in reality there are not a lot of them that I really need; just a few basic ones for small jobs would be adequate.  More...

' I have sinned!'

A young woman went to confession. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DISORDERLY  CONDUCT  On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Colquitt Police Department Officer Raymond Day was dispatched to 501 Peter Street in reference to some sort of disturbance and someone being threatened with a screwdriver.  More...

Living & Style

A New Ride for Misty!

Misty Hayes has a new set of wheels! Thanks in part to the generosity of others, Misty, who has muscular dystrophy, was able to make the modifications needed for her to be able to drive a new-to-her 2014 Honda van. More...

Chamber of Commerce to Hold Front Line Training Program

On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its first ever Front Line Training Program!  More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘American Assassin’

“American Assassin” stars Dylan O’Brien as CIA asset Mitch Rapp. The paperback-based Rapp is an action hero akin to Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, and I’ll even throw James Bond in there. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Remembering My Grandparents by Garrett Richardson

The title “Up the Creek Without a Paddle” seems most fitting this week because of Hurricane Irma. It hit our area, but everyone is safe. I hope there is very minimal damage for each of you.  More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Some Trees Are My Enemies

Call me ridiculous. A bleeding heart, even. Call me an earthie, a wimp, or whatever you may, but I am a bit of a tree lover. More...