May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GSP Troopers prepare for 78-hour holiday weekend

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is soon approaching. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the 78-hour holiday patrol period will begin Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and end midnight on Memorial Day. More...

Community

Orrick Speaks to DKG Chapter

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Psi State (Georgia) Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Seminole County Public Library in Donalsonville. More...

Two graduates, same day and time, over 250 miles apart, two parents. Decision time!

If you wonder where the Phillips’ girls got their smarts, check the decision made by their parents. More...

FLW Series S.E. Division Final set for Lake Seminole

BAINBRIDGE,– The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Seminole May 21-23 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and coanglers will take to the water for the third and final regular-season stop of 2015 in the Southeast D More...

Living & Style

Miss Strickland to wed Mr. Jansky

Tony and Ginger Strickland of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elisabeth (Elisa) Rebekah, to Benjamin Joseph Jansky, son of Thomas and Brenda Jansky of Blair, WI. More...

Henley directed, starred in, and co-produced the documentary, ‘Shoot Me’

Victoria Henley, the daughter of Lynn and Russ Henley and granddaughter of Ray and Ethel Henley of Colquitt and Gene and Ramona Boatright of Sylvester, directed, starred in, and co-produced the documentary, “Shoot Me,” which was recently More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Summer Reading is for Everyone More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Grads are great! A few deep, and simple, suggestions!

We've been working on this graduation edition for weeks, and as I write this, we still lack a lot. I have observed that we have the best looking young folks I have ever seen. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

AN EXCUSE FOR EVERY OCCASION

by Bob Kornegay More...

Local man killed in accident Monday

There have been no official reports at press time, but a Miller County man was killed in a Donalsonville accident at approximately 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, at an intersection on U.S. 84. More...

Miller County and SGA to hold graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies at Miller County High School will be held Friday night, May 22, 2015, at 8: 00 p. m. at Pirate Stadium. More...

Local man injured with high voltage and a fall

A call came into Miller/ Baker Emergency Management Center that a man had been electrocuted in an accident just off of Cooktown Road. The call came in at 10: 04 a. m. Monday morning, May 18. More...

Religion

‘Graduates, Press Ahead No Matter What’

Inspiration

It is interesting how things can happen at what seems to be the most inopportune of times. I had a personal reminder of this at a local bank ATM. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity May 6 800F School Zone Detail •Angry Employee, Pine St. •Unknown Problem, Bremond St. •Road Hazard, Bremond St. •Bus Detail •Speak w/ Subject, Phillips St. •Unruly Juvenile, Pine St. More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity May 7 More...

School & Sports

Miller County Pirate Football first scrimmage game ties 20-20

The Miller County Pirates’ Football Team is under new leadership for the 2015 Fall Season. Coach Brent Miller is no stranger to Miller County; he was one of Coach Ronnie McNeases’ assitant coaches back in the 80s. More...

Chipley Tigers excel in volleyball

Samantha Whitaker and the Roulhac Middle School Tigers were the runners up in their conference in volleyball. Thursday, May 7, 2015, was a big day for the Chipley Tiger Middle School volley ball team. They ended their season on a positive note. More...

Bo Mock Places Seventh in State

Bo Mock placed 7th in the State of Georgia at the GHSA Georgia Olympics held in Jefferson. We are so proud of Bo! More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND ROY HEARD

Mr. Raymond Roy Heard, 85 of Colquitt died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his residence. Memorial services will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 2: 00 p. m. at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton and Rev. More...

CLARENCE OSWALD THAMES

Mr. Clarence Oswald Thames, age 86, of Colquitt passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Columbus Hospice in Columbus. Graveside services will be held at 11: 00 a. m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge. More...

TIM WARREN

Mr. Tim Warren, age 63 of Colquitt died Monday, May 18, 2015, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Funeral services will be announced later by Colquitt Funeral Home. More...

Health

Unaware and at Risk: Diabetics on Medicare Need Information

If you have diabetes and are on Medicare, you have an important decision to make – and make fast. You have probably heard that Medicare changed the system through which you get your diabetes testing supplies on July 1. More...