July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GA Sales Tax Free Week-End July 30-31

As parents and shoppers prepare to send their children back to school, the Georgia Department of Revenue has reported the annual Georgia sales tax-free weekend is just around the corner. More...

Community

Our First Prayer Tent Event

Our first Prayer Tent Event was hosted by Kelly Robinson, Ashley Chambers and Amanda McMillian. The hosts came out Friday, July 22, 2016, to show the love of Jesus Christ. More...

Bowen Association Women’s Missionary Union Meets

Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. 70+ ladies representing 10 different churches in Southwest Georgia converged on the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and Worship Center to meet and discuss missions. More...

Harvey’ s Supermarket in Donalsonville to close August 24

Rumors were confirmed this week by local store and corporate officials that the Harvey’s Supermarket, located on U.S. Highway 84 in Donalsonville will close. More...

School & Sports

Safely share the road with school buses

According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. More...

Vaccinate your child early - beat the back-to-school rush

Southwest Health District encourages parents and guardians to take advantage of their flexible summer schedules to get state-required vaccinations for their children now - and avoid the hassle and time-consuming delays that sometimes occur when the b More...

Going Back to School

It’s school time again! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. More...

Obituaries

Political Cartoon

Full Story

SUSAN “HAZEL” CATO MEARS DRIGGERS

Ms. Susan “ Hazel” Cato Mears Driggers, age 99, of Colquitt, peacefully passed away at A.G.Rhodes Cobb Nursing Home, Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, July 14, 2016. More...

HAYS VOTIMON BOWEN

Mr. Hays Votimon Bowen, age 76, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. More...

They grow 'em big in Georgia

How would you like to walk up on a South Georgia diamond back rattlesnake? This one shown here is not the normal rattler, but they are crawling, and they usually do not crawl alone. More...

Miller County’s History Revived

In the early 1900s, the Griggs Lucille Community welcomed a center for their enterprise. More...

Religion

‘Good Can Still Be Found’

Inspiration

Among the many things that I enjoy in life is cooking — particularly smoking, grilling, and frying outside (the cleaning up part I do not like, but that is a necessary part of it). More...

Edit those church bulletins

They're back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services: -------------------------- The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS ASSAULT On Monday, July 18, 2016, Officer Elijah Mc- Coy was dispatched to 8 Wallace Drive in reference to a domestic. More...

Shooting Suspect Arrested in Donalsonville

A woman from Valdosta was arrested in Seminole County around noon on Wednesday, accused of holding two people at gunpoint before firing two shots and fleeing the scene. More...

Living & Style

50th Annual Tabb Reunion Held Recently

Descendants of Thomas Hugo Tabb held their annual reunion at the Gerald Grow Post 165 American Legion Building located at 148 West Street in Colquitt. The reunion is held each year in honor of the children of Samuel Langhorn, Thomas and Troup Tabb. More...

Class of 1956 has 60th Reunion

The class of 1956 (60 years), six decades, met on June 4, 2016, at Moby Dick Restaurant for a delicious meal and fellowship. More...

Dating ads for seniors

Dating ads for seniors found in a Florida newspaper. You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North. These are actual ads seen in “ The Villages” Florida newspaper. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I Believe-

Last week, my first wife and oldest grandson, Garrett decided to go to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart for the store. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Listening

As night falls, there comes a wondrous change to the summer woods, a perceptible transition from sight to sound. The daytime matinee curtain closes and the forest becomes a voluminous darkened concert hall, a vast venue of nocturnal sound. More...

Christians first, Politics later

I know there are some of you who are Democrats and love Obama, but this is for Christians first, politics later. I do pray that it doesn't offend anybody with the truth of the message, but it has to be shared. More...