December 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County 2018 Christmas Bands Concert

If you missed the band’s concert of the Miller County Schools Music Department, Sound of the Season, last Tuesday, December 11, 2018, you missed lots of music, great singing and the near full house at the Colquitt First Baptist Church Worship C More...

Community

Farmer Appreciation Dinner Hosted by First State Bank

On Monday, Dec. 3, First State Bank of Colquitt and First State Bank of Blakely hosted a Farmers Appreciation Dinner at the First Baptist Church in Colquitt with over 300 in attendance. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books at the Library   More...

Lost Cemeteries of Miller County

For several years I have been trying to identify people who have been buried in the sandy soil of our beloved Miller County, Georgia. I have walked through swamps, avoided rattlesnakes, tripped over snags and ate my share of gnats. More...

School & Sports

SRTC Rad Tech Students Honored During Ceremony

On Thursday, December 6, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) honored graduating Radiologic Technology Thomasville students during their pinning ceremony.  More...

Sydney Wasdin Graduates

Valerie Davis-Binder and James Howell Wasdin are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Sydney Blake Wasdin, from Flagler College.  Sydney received a Bachelor of Arts in Education on December 9, 2018.  Sydney is the granddaught More...

Minute Message – Winter

Each December I realize what a warm-blooded animal I am. I start shivering when the temperature drops below 70.  For winter amusement, many people ski. That’s fun if you like to go downhill really fast. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's almost Christmas!

This is the time of the year that we need to be in several places on the same day at the same time. It's just a busy time, and there is one thing that makes us unique, that's our time. More...

Political Cartoon

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Things We Share This Time of Year

We don’t have snow very often here in the South to share, but we have other things that make up for us not having the white stuff. More...

My Favorite Christmas

The Christmas of 1981 is my favorite of all the Christmases I can remember. We were living in Kaiserslaughten, Germany, our last year there before coming back to the good old USA in July of ‘82. More...

Early Deadlines

The deadline for ads and news for the Wednesday, December 26, edition will be Friday, December 21, at noon. The deadline for the Wednesday, January 2, edition will be Friday, December 28, at noon.   More...

Religion

‘What is Your Response to Christ’

Inspiration

People respond to Christmas in a lot of different ways; some get excited and express their excitement with massive decorations, while others seem unaffected by all the celebration. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Good science begins with faith; it’s called an hypothesis, an “explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted More...

Why I love getting older

1. My goal for 2018 was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.  2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. Fine, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.  3. More...

Living & Style

Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Epsilon Omicron Sisters Celebrate Christmas Together

Thursday, December 13, 2018, the members of Beta Sigma Phi-XI Epsilon Omicron Chapter joined together to celebrate the blessings of the Christmas season. Sandra East greeted each sister as they arrived at her home.  More...

A Letter From Santa Claus

My Dear Susy Clemens,  I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me. I can read your and your baby sister’s jagged and fantastic marks without any trouble at all.  More...

Obituaries

BOBBY DALE BLEVINS

Bobby Dale Blevins, age 67, of Brinson passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  More...

ROBERT JEROME ALDAY

Robert Jerome Alday, 70, of Reynoldsville passed away Friday, December 7, 2018.  The graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Kevin Ford officiating.   More...

LINDA S. DUBAY

Linda S. Dubay, age 75, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  The memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Tommie Howell and Rev. Stephen Webb officiating. More...

Holidays

Can Cheating on Your Diet this Holiday Season Help You Lose Weight?

It’s hard to stick to a low-calorie diet day after day to lose weight, but new research shows you don’t have to, says Dr. Susie Rockway, a veteran nutritional and biochemical expert in the U.S. health industry. More...

What to do with all those holiday leftovers

The food cooked during the holidays is often enough to feed an army. More...

Christmas at a gas station- A real Christmas Story

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate.  More...