January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Killer Storms Strike in Southern States on January 2 & 3, 2017

The new year 2017 started off bad for many right after the year changed. Most of the high winds, tornadoes, rains started on Monday, January 2nd, and ended on Tuesday, the 3rd. Most of the Miller County folks were very lucky. More...

Community

American Legion Gerald Grow Post Honors First Responders

At the December meeting of the American Legion Gerald Grow Post 165, the Legion continued to honor the first responders in our city and county. More...

Rep. Gerald Greene prepares for the upcoming session

Representative Gerald Greene spent the week before in Atlanta at the State Capitol preparing for the upcoming session that started January 9. The swearing-in ceremony marked the 34th year for Representative Greene. More...

Chancellor Recommends Institution Consolidations

Georgia Southern and Armstrong State, ABAC and Bainbridge State

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley plans to recommend two consolidations to the Board of Regents: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State Colle More...

Living & Style

Ms. Wells to marry Mr. Driver

Jeffrey and Cindy Bevis of Colquitt and Steven and Pam Wells of Recovery are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth, to Jesse Dillon Driver, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ruby Phillips Roberts Celebrates 97 Years

On Dec. 17, 2016, Miss Ruby Roberts of Iron City celebrated her 97th birthday. The celebration took place at Jo’s Restaurant. More...

A New Alphabet

"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone."  A is for apple and B is for boat. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

From the White House to the Outhouse

It is the time of the year for resolutions, or at least a resolution that I might keep. I stopped making resolutions when I got in the 70s. It wasn't that I didn't want better, it's just that it got harder to stay up with the norm. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A BIRDMAN IS ODD MAN OUT

Birding is a wonderful pastime. I’ve been at it avidly and seriously for a little over seven years now, and there’s no other outdoor pursuit I enjoy more passionately. More...

Wylene Lane obituary

Wylene Ard Lane, age 80, of Albany, GA and formerly of Colquitt, GA passed away Monday morning, January 9, 2017 at her residence.  More...

One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2016

JULY The officers and members of Gerald Grow Post 165 of the Colquitt American Legion honored one of their own on Thursday evening, June 30, 2016. Mr. More...

Stolen ATV Recovered In Seminole County

On December 27, 2016, Sheriff Robert Grier received a phone call from Cory Thomas that his father’s ATV had been taken from his home at 855 Enterprise Road in Miller County. More...

Religion

‘A Living Example of Contentment’

Inspiration

As I walked the halls of a nursing home today hoping to provide a little encouragement and cheer to some of the residences there, I got an unexpected reality check myself. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS DISORDERLY CONDUCT PUBLIC DRUNK   More...

School & Sports

SGA Announces Good Citizens for December

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for December. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

We have been back in school for a few days now, and so far everything has been a smooth transition into the second semester. As far as I know, we are supposed to receive our report cards either this week or the next.  More...

Anna Grimsley Achieves Fall Dean’s List at Belmont University

Anna Grimsley, a Colquitt native, qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.  More...

Obituaries

SULA CHAPMAN

Mrs. Sula Chapman, age 77, of Colquitt died Friday, January 6, 2017, at Miller County Hospital. More...

FAYE MIDDLETON MILLER

Mrs. Faye Middleton Miller, age 84, of Conyers died Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

EMMA LEE MURKERSON

Emma Lee Murkerson, age 96, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Messer officiating. More...