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One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2016

OCTOBER A structure fire destroyed a family dwelling at 575 North Cuthbert Street Saturday night, September 30, 2017. More...

Sixth Annual MLK March Held

The sixth MLK March went as planned in Colquitt, Monday morning, January 15, 2018, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - On Sunday, Jan. More...

Norovirus, or ‘stomach flu,’ now circulating in Southwest Georgia

ALBANY — Along with widespread flu activity in Southwest Georgia, there is also another bug circulating — norovirus, also known as the “stomach flu.”  More...

How to protect plants from the cold

According to the website steps on how to protect plants from the cold More...

Living & Style

Miss Whittaker to wed Mr. Womble

Mark and Jennifer Whittaker of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katina Anne Whittaker, to James Hunter Womble of Jakin. More...

Miss Roach, Mr. Stark to speak vows

Paige Roach and William Stark would like to announce their upcoming marriage.  Paige is the daughter of Gary and Rachel Roach and the late Michelle Barefield Roach of Colquitt. More...

Factoids and Smiles

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!  Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.  Your tongue is More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We still must choose -

That was a short spring that we enjoyed last week. It got up in the high 70s, which was better than most of the nation. Some much needed rain was welcomed. It was getting dry. More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Loving the ‘Uglies’

I’ve long had a soft spot in my heart for some of Mother Nature’s not-so-pretty creatures. That comes natural to me, I guess. Being no oil painting myself, I understand better than most that ugly things need love, too. More...

More Drugs Off Street With Arrest

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Miller County Deputy Garison Clenney was located on Fourth Street at the intersection of GA Highway 91 North. More...

Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce Hosts 31stAnnualAwards Banquet January 11

The Colquitt- Miller County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 31st annual banquet on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The meeting was called to order, and the attendees were welcomed by board chair Krista Ticktin. More...

BOC Holds First Meeting of Year

Leadership Changes by 3-2 Vote

The first regular meeting of the Miller County Board of Commission met Monday night, January 8, 2018. Chairman Kreg Freeman opened the meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. More...

Religion

‘Just Take a Little Walk’

Inspiration

Like everyone else, I have made a few decisions in life that I probably should have thought through a little more deeply. More...

School & Sports

Pirates Chosen for Georgia & Florida Border War Game

Recently five seniors who played on the Miller County Pirate Football Team under the coaching ability of Coach Brent Miller were chosen to play over in Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday, January 19, with game time beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

SGA Announces 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce the Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll for grades 5-12. In order to be on honor roll, students must have an 87 or above in their classes and all conduct grades must be satisfactory.  5th grade:  More...

SGA Announces Good Citizens for December

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to hon- or the Good Citizens of the Month for December. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Obituaries

SARA ANITA COOK

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the gates of Heaven opened wide and through them Sara Cross Cook, age 63, entered into the House of her Lord and Savior forever. More...

WALTER CLIFTON (TUBBY) DANCER

Mr. Walter Clifton (Tubby) Dancer, age 75, of Colquitt died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  More...

JEWELL JUNE CHAMBERS

Mrs. Jewell June Chambers, age 87, of Eatonton, formerly of Colquitt, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. More...

Health

Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

Sleep aids are a multibillion dollar business which may have a new set of customers – children.  Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter.  More...