April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Avery is runner-up at state competition

For the first time ever, Bainbridge State College not only had a regional finalist at the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Rick Perkins Award competition, but also a state first runner-up. More...

It's been good fishing

It has been a good season on Lake Seminole for local fishermen, Hubert Stafford and Steve Holt, as they have been fishing in the West Side Team Trail out of Big Jim’s. This tournament trail started in January and will go through July.  More...

Community

Miller County Retired Educators Hold April Meeting

The Miller County Unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association met on April 20, 2017. The 13 members and five guests enjoyed a delicious buffet meal at the Moby Dick Restaurant. After the meal, President Allen conducted the meeting. More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge- Following an executive session of the Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority to discuss personnel at its meeting Tuesday evening, the Authority returned to open session, and a motion was made by Rusty Davis, seconded by Donald Barber, not More...

Bainbridge State College Announces Budget Cuts

Dr. Stuart Rayfield, interim president of Bainbridge State College (BSC), announced plans to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 2018 as a result of several years of budget shortfalls.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Damage to Property  On Monday, April 17, 2017, Autumn Moore came into the Colquitt Police Department to report that someone or some people had damaged her 2016 gray Chrsyler 200 by putting something in the gas tank.  This case will be turne More...

Living & Style

Miss Grimsley to wed Mr. Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. William Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Carole Grimsley, to Caleb Scott Montgomery of Fayette, AL. Mr. Montgomery is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Scott Montgomery, also of Fayette.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Spring Planting   More...

Computer class

For a computer programming class, I sat directly across from someone, and our computers were facing away from each other. A few minutes into the class, she got up to leave the room.  More...

Obituaries

DIANNE HANKS BRADSHAW

Dianne Hanks Bradshaw, age 57, of Colquitt passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at her residence.  Graveside services for Ms. Bradshaw were held on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. More...

FAYE FAIRCLOTH

Faye Faircloth, age 93, of Donalsonville passed away Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, at her residence.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Oakview Church of God. More...

MAYNARD O. SMULLEN,

Maynard O. Smullen, age 84, of Edison and formerly of Colquitt passed away Friday morning, April 21, 2017, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.  No services are planned at this time.   More...

GBI Arrests Former Miller County Sheriff on 17 Felony Charges

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the former Miller County Sheriff, Shane Rathel.  New warrants for 16 counts of felony theft by taking and one felony count of violation of office were taken as part of an ongoing investigation.&nb More...

Jail Trusty Escapes While at Church- Caught

For over 15 years, the trusties of the Miller County Jail have been having Sunday School and church services on Sunday at Colquitt United Methodist Church.  If there is any problem with any of the trusties at the jail, none of them were allowed More...

Stabbing Victim Hospitalized. Suspect Jailed.

The Colquitt/Miller Fire Department was called to help in Baker County. This happened Monday, and as it wound down, the Miller County sheriff’s officers were called to a stabbing in Baker County.  More...

Religion

‘Papa’s Trip to the Movie Theater’

Inspiration

I received an invitation this week to attend a movie, and even though I had many other things that I needed to spend my time on, having quality time with my youngest granddaughter would be a worthwhile investment. More...

Coffee with Jesus

A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. More...

The world is mine

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman And wished I were as beautiful. Suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. More...

School & Sports

Lady Pirate Tennis Team Captures Area 1A Title

After going undefeated in region play, the Lady Pirates advanced to the Area 1A tournament held in Marion County on April 18-19. The Lady Pirates had a bye in the first round before defeating the Marion County Eagles on Tuesday night. More...

Pirate Tennis Team Battled at Area 1A Tournament

After finishing third in region tennis play, the Pirates advanced to the Area 1A Tournament held in Marion County on April 18- 19. More...

Brown and Black Belts Awarded

The Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Association has once again had the honor to award several Brown and Black Belts. Most styles have a system of colored belts to show the level of accomplishment a student of that style has obtained. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Some were taught -

Young folks are having a hard time understanding how some of us older folks think. Sometimes we older folks have a hard time understanding us older folks. More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

I’ll Go With the Flow

As I continue growing older, my affection for flowing waters grows ever deeper. Water that moves of its own accord; be it creek, river, or babbling brook; does something to me, and for me, that still water cannot. More...