June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Story Boxes to Narrate Murals

Last week, you may have noticed new solar powered boxes and signage at five locations throughout the city. Each tells four stories about murals or points of interest in Colquitt, with a map to supplement the walking tour of Colquitt. More...

Watch Out for Funny Money

Local law enforcement are asking the public to be aware of counterfeit money being passed.  On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Officer Lonnie Wade met Tiffany Latoya Tolbert and her boyfriend, Cortez Wimberly, in the parking lot of First Baptist Church i More...

Community

City of Colquitt Featured on Small Town Podcast

In addition to being the Mayor of Ocilla, GA, I have started a new project called Small Town Podcast that highlights small towns that are often overshadowed by bigger cities. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Waterfowl Hunters: Dates and Seasons Approved

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2018-2019 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.  More...

Living & Style

Miss Weaver, Mr. Hanna Complete Wedding Plans

Miss Haley Weaver and Mr. John Hanna have completed plans for their wedding.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver of Colquitt. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Alyx Powell Graduates with Honors from FAMU

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony in Tallahassee, Florida. More...

Georgia Impacted by Pre-cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is now on the list of states impacted by a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak in eight states has been linked to pre-cut melon sold at Wa More...

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Patty Meeks Obit - Free Access

Myrtice Vivian “Patty” Meeks       More...

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Jerry Grimsley Obit - Free Access

Mr. Jerry Grimsley of Colquitt died Monday, June 11, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be Friday, June 15, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Marshall, Rev. More...

The New State Theater

The east side of the square in Colquitt now has a brand-new look and a completely renovated building that has been an icon of the downtown for many years. More...

Drivers Urged to go ‘Hands-Free’ Now Before New Law Takes Effect

(ATLANTA) - The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state’s Hands- Free Georgia Act before it takes effect on July 1, 2018. More...

Religion

‘Through It All, God’s Grace is Always Sufficient’

Inspiration

The writer of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament had some rather profound observations about life. More...

Bibles Removed From Vets

I think this is especially neat since a number of VA facilities are removing the Bibles from the displays at some of the VA locations.  MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets chickvets  More...

Obituaries

SUTTON ASBELL

Sutton Asbell, age 71, of Blakely passed away Friday, June 8, 2018.  Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Keith Horn and Rev. More...

JAMES SPOONER

James Earl Spooner, age 74, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jack Hale officiating. More...

MR. PASCHAL MONROE PHILLIPS

Mr. Paschal Monroe Phillips, age 92, passed away early Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.  More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Our Steel Magnolias -

Anyone who can't find something to do in Colquitt, just “ain't” looking.  More...

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BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A CASE OF PRACTICAL SENTIMENT

The tacklebox was nothing special. Neither were the lures inside it. Nor was it old; just your average plastic, mid-size Plano hiproof model, one that opens outward in opposite directions revealing two sets of shelves and compartments. More...