October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

It's Trick or Treat time!

It's Trick or Treat time around Colquitt – with emphasis on treats! The participating businesses and organizations around Colquitt will again be looking for boys and girls up to 12 years old in Halloween costumes. More...

Taylor Mock crowned MCHS Homecoming Queen

Recently nine lovely ladies were voted on by the student body at Miller County High School to represent each grade. During half time each representative was escorted out on the field by their father, grandfather, or uncle. More...

Community

Highway safety office urges sober driving on Halloween

(ATLANTA) — Halloween is quickly approaching, and with it landing on a Friday this year, it’s likely to mean a very busy weekend that’s already packed with fall festivities and the Georgia Florida football game. More...

Country Music Star’s Son to Wrestle in Donalsonville Saturday

The Seminole County Band will be sponsoring a professional wrestling match on Saturday, November 1, at Rambeau Gym, beginning at 8:00 p.m. More...

SGA students dress as characters

Mrs. Melissa Grimsley’s third grade class at Southwest Georgia Academy recently finished a unit on the book Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. More...

School & Sports

SGA honors senior athletes

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored their senior athletes in football, softball and cheerleading on October 24 at the last home game. These athletes were recognized during halftime of the game with Crisp Academy. More...

MCES students enjoy art class

The second and fifth grade at Miller County Elementary School have been participating in art classes for the first time in years. They have been given the opportunity to have art during their activity period. More...

More eating 'free' than working

I guess this new fact should not be surprising: there are now more people getting food aid from the federal government than are working in the private sector. More...

Obituaries

HUGH DORSEY BAILEY JR.

Hugh Dorsey Bailey, Jr., 67, of Miller and Seminole counties, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014, in Gainesville, FL at the VA Hospital. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. More...

HEATHER WOREK BARLOW

Heather Worek Barlow, age 35, of Climax passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Poppell officiating. More...

EMMA GRACE BARLOW

Emma Grace Barlow, age 10, of Climax passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Poppell officiating. More...

Michael Byron (Mike) Tabb, Jr. - Free Access

Michael Byron (Mike) Tabb, Jr., of Leary, GA died Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Milford Baptist Church. Rev. John Spencer will officiate. More...

'Bo' is honored, again

H. E. "Bo" Everson, the Shriner is one of the best sales producers anywhere, especially when the proceeds go to the Shriners and to Shriner's Hospitals. More...

Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 a.m.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday. More...

Religion

‘Pay Attention to the Details’

Inspiration

While out of town during her fall break from school, Gale and I were out walking shortly after sundown. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

“If the creek don’t rise and the bridge ain’t out;” I’ve heard it all my life. It means that I’ll keep my promise unless there is some really good reason I can’t. More...

A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS October 20 800C Escort •Assist Vehicle, Grow St. •Bus Detail •Open Hole, Fourth St. 800G School Traffic x2 •Unlock Vehicle x2 More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS October 15 799G Security Checks •Patrol •Transport, Lee State Prison October 16 More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Ryan Brady Rathel

Jeremy and Jenna Rathel are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Brady Rathel. Brady was born August 19, 2014, at 7:52 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed seven pounds, one ounce, and was 23 inches long. More...

Library News

Library Recipient of STEM Grant Funds More...

Two 90-Year-old women

Two 90-year-old women, Rose and Barb, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Rose was dying, Barb visited her every day. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Vote like me -

Tuesday, November 4, is election day. Please be a voting citizen of the United States of America. Your future of being a U.S. citizen and your folks could well depend on it. More...

Heaven or Hell- Vote wisely!

While walking down the street one day, a Corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. More...