October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA Warriors defeat the Flint River Wildcats, 27-19

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors played at home this past Friday night against the Flint River Wildcats. The night started off as a battle, but the Warriors ended the night with a hard fought victory against the Wildcats. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge -Wednesday, Oct. 8 Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted the Crisp County Sheriff and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Offices with an ongoing murder investigation. More...

Colquitt Garden Club Meets

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Colquitt Garden Club met at 3 p.m. at the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. The meeting was called to order by President Karen Tabb, followed by the reading of the collect. More...

Unemployment rate drops

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS October 13 800L School Zone x2 •Accident •Traffic Stop •Traffic Light Detail 800S Bank Alarm x3 •Civil Dispute, Grow St. More...

Semi vs. Jeep on Hwy. 91

On October 18, 2014, an accident occurred when Michael Garrett Willis and Perry Zackery were both traveling north on GA 91. Zackery was attempting to pass Willis in the southbound lane of GA 91. More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS October 9 799L Wanted/ Stolen Vehicle, 91/Johnny Freeman Rd. •Patrol/Security Checks •Phone Call •Prisoner/Subject in Custody, 91 N. October 10 More...

Living & Style

SGA High School Beta Members Participate in Animal Food Drive

The Southwest Georgia Academy High School Beta recently organized an “Animal Food Drive.” The goal of this community service project was to work with regional veterinarians in our area who often have animals left at their facilities. More...

Library News

First Tuesday Book Club More...

'If My People'

"If My people, who are called by My name" Words like a trumpet resounding, a bush aflame. It's a call to God's people transcending culture, status or race To approach Him in diversity, yet unity, as partakers of grace. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'Use it or lose it-' Vote!

It's less than two weeks before the election that could be our last chance to vote how we think this county, state, and nation should go. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

THE SAVING GRACE OF BACKYARD “WILDERNESS”

OKAY, OKAY. I BELIEVE I realize, of course, that mythology is just that: a collection of myths. More...

First ‘Buck’ of the season brought in

Firearms deer season came in Saturday, October 18, in the northern and southern zone of Georgia. More...

Raymond Holt Jr. delivers mail one million safe miles

On Thursday morning, October 16, Raymond Holt Jr, was honored by his colleagues with a breakfast. Mr. More...

Gas prices are dropping

Who would have thought that gas dropping below $3.00 per gallon would be considered “cheap”? In the past few weeks, regular gas has continued to drop from near $4.00 per gallon down into the $2.00 ranges. More...

Religion

‘Kind and Encouraging Words Are Valuable’

Inspiration

When my telephone rings, I have no idea what I will hear from the caller. Hopefully something pleasant or even exciting, but that is not always the case. More...

Helping hand

I was in Fort Pierce, FL, the other day. More...

Burial plans

A man and woman were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night. More...

School & Sports

SGAcrowns homecoming queen

Miss Julia Grimsley, daughter of Scott and Janet Grimsley of Colquitt, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2014-2015 Homecoming Queen. Her selection was announced during the halftime of the football game on Friday night, September 26. More...

GA Pre-K Week Celebrated Here

On Thursday, October 9, Miller County Pre-K students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a fall hay ride while celebrating Georgia Pre-K Week. More...

Why Georgia folks go barefooted

A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there. Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes. More...

Obituaries

JAMES WILLIS COOK

Mr. James Willis Cook, age 89, of Colquitt died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Cook’s Union Methodist Church with Rev. Rawligh Furney and Rev. More...

CORENE MARGARET BROWN

Mrs. Corene Margaret Brown, age 81, of Colquitt died Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

JAMES H. BROCK

Mr. James H. Brock, age 65, of Pelham passed away October 17, 2014, at his residence. Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home with Brother Andy Hall officiating. More...

Health

The Five Biggest Problems in Health Care Today

Americans are losing patience with our nation's healthcare system. But the reverse is also true -- our healthcare system is literally losing "patients." More than 1,000 Americans die every day from errors, accidents, and infections in hospitals. More...