July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bryans’ Faith Farms Wins Lower Southeast Peanut Efficiency Award

Faith to farm “When you have a good year, you’d better put something back, because they aren’t all going to be good ones,” says Matt Bryan, 48. “You have to have a lot of faith to farm. More...

Gas prices changing like politics are

Gas prices are up, down and changing daily, or as the holidays come and go. The last holidays didn't make gas go up too much, if any. Many stations continued to drop the prices nationwide, but increased in the South. More...

Community

100 Plus Readers

The Miller County James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library is excited to announce that there were over 1,400 books read during this year’s “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read” Summer Reading Program! More...

Vanilla ice cream, thank God!

Nearly everyone has enjoyed a yummy bowl of vanilla ice cream. It is a wonderfully delicious dessert. However, vanilla ice cream wouldn't even exist if evolution were true. Let's start out with a little history. More...

It’s early and late voting time

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Living & Style

The perfect wedding is the one everyone remembers

Four Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy Brides-to-be have long checklists for planning their big day. Dress, flowers, venue, vows, will there be a sit-down dinner or hors d’oeuvres and crudités? Who will be in the wedding party? More...

Miss Burkett to wed Mr. Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Howell Burkett of Jakin are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany JoAnn Burkett, to First Lieutenant Preston Davis Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wilson, Jr. More...

'Will You Give This to My Daddy?'

Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia, attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'There is no place like home!'

After over 60 years of married bliss, it seems the ways of “first wife” and “ye scribe” are differing, or are they? A week or so ago, Betty Jo and Joanna took off for the Gulf shores of Panama City Beach, Florida. More...

A Cry in the Wilderness

FBI Director James Comey is not a stupid guy. We know that Attorney General Loretta Lynch didn’t want the Hillary case thrown on her desk, even though the Justice Department makes the call on whether or not to prosecute federal crimes. More...

Breaking News - 9:54 AM

Hays Bowen Obituary - Free Access

 Mr. Hays Votimon Bowen of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...

Have Truck, Will Travel

You never know where Smiley and Sharon Bailey of Colquitt were the night before, or the week before, when they sit down with the Coffee Club at Hardee’s any morning of the week. More...

Big Catfish Are Biting on the Chattahoochee

Folks are always asking about how the fish are biting, and one of my sports reporters sent me a photo of one his grandparents, Terry Bevis, on one of his daily or weekly fishing trips on the Chattahoochee River. More...

Religion

‘Mallory’s Quarter’

Inspiration

I used to hear older people talking about how time seems to go by quicker as you age, but it sounded like nonsense to me. That is, until I got a few decades behind me; I now know firsthand how right they were. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

VEHICLE ACCIDENT A one vehicle accident occurred Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, at approximately 2:06 a.m. at the intersection of Pine Street and Fourth Street. More...

School & Sports

School’s starting - You might meet a Kyle

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Full Moon at the Campground

Goodness knows I have nothing against nudity if it’s done in good taste and contributes to the art form in which it is exhibited. Condemn my morals if you will, but some folks do look pretty good naked. More...

Obituaries

HIRAM GREGORY “GREGG” HOUSTON

Mr. Hiram Gregory “Gregg” Houston, age 65, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Miller County Hospital. More...

PHIL HESTER HENRY

Mr. Phil Hester Henry, age 68, of Dothan, AL, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Brother John Smith officiating. More...

WALTER ROGER GAY

Mr. Walter Roger Gay, age 71, of Paden, OK, formerly of Colquitt, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 ,in Oklahoma City, Ok. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. More...

Health

Diet soda habit as bad for teeth as meth addiction

Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends. More...