November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ with Hometown Holidays andColquittCouponDays

Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s that time of the year again. As part of this year’s Hometown Holidays, Santa will be making his first visit to Colquitt on Sunday, November 23. He will arrive by fire truck around 2 p.m. More...

Community

The rattlers are moving

As you work, play, hunt, fish, walk in the woods, or go to the house, watch where you step. The big and little diamond back rattlesnakes are moving. This large bell tail was killed a few days ago by Bruce Henry. More...

News Around Us

Ashburn - The person who robbed Colony Bank was caught Friday in Orlando, according to Ashburn Police Chief Joe Saxon. He is being held there. More...

The old and the new

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, "It was a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now." More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Attends National Convention

Eleven Miller County FFA members attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, on October 27 – November 1, 2014. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Victoria Fleet as FFA Member of Week. Victoria is the daughter of Vic and Jackie Fleet of Colquitt. She is a freshman at Miller County High School. More...

FFA, Young Farmers, & Alumni Serve Those Who Served

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Miller County FFA Chapter, along with the Young Farmers and the FFA Alumni, hosted a Veteran’s Day Appreciation Dinner at the American Legion in Colquitt. More...

Obituaries

PEGGY JOANNE GRIMSLEY

Mrs. Joanne Grimsley, age 79, of Colquitt died Monday, November 10, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Hugh B. Ward officiating. More...

SYLVIA GUY COX BEAMON

Sylvia Guy Cox Beamon, age 57, of Colquitt died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield officiating. More...

MAE BROWN STOKES NEWBERN

Mrs. Mae Brown Stokes Newbern, age 103, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Colquitt, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services were held Friday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Bellview Church Cemetery. More...

Ameri s Bank collects food during annual food drive

Ameris Bank launched its fifth annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October. More...

Miller County’s Cole Vann signs to play baseball with Valdosta State Blazers

On Wednesday November 12, Cole Vann signed a national letter of intent to play baseball with Valdosta State University. Cole will graduate at Miller County High School in May and will attend VSU in the fall of 2015. More...

Religion

‘God and Family Deserve Our Undivided Attention’

Inspiration

While heading home after completing my workday last Wednesday, I decided to stop by and see Madeline for a few minutes. I had not seen her for several days, so I figured she would be glad to have Papa to drop by. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

“Quality, not quantity” from “The Lioness and the Vixen.” “Honesty is the best policy” from “Mercury and the Woodsman.” “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” from “The Fo More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILYACTIVITY REPORTS November 10 800F School Traffic Detail •Assist Tractor, Hwy. 27 N. •Unlock Vehicle, Main St. •Bus Detail •Damage to Vehicle, Hwy. 45 N. •Domestic, First St. More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILYACTIVITY REPORTS November 5 799D Served Paper x2 •Vehicle Accident, Hwy. 91 N. •Cows Out, Griggs Lucille Rd. •Vehicle Accident, Hwy. 91 N. •Patrol •Security Checks More...

GSP REPORTS

Vehicle Accident More...

Living & Style

Cindy Henry entertains Garden Center

The Colquitt Garden Club met Tuesday, November 11, at the Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly meeting. More...

Godfrey, Miller complete plans

Eddie Dee Miller, III and Brooklyn Paige Godfrey have completed plans for their wedding. The wedding is planned for 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Cypress Springs Wildlife Retreat in Early County. More...

Let's go to the Movies

'Dumb and Dumber Tob' y Bob Garver

It has been 20 years since the Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey first played to the lowest common denominator in “Dumb and Dumber.” Though Daniels certainly held his own as one half of the dim-witted duo (as a matter of fact, the film wouldn&r More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Liberty refreshed with blood-

How did the two Republican candidates win over the two Democrats with high political name recognition in Georgia? All the pollsters said there would be a run-off election in the Purdue- Nunn race it was so close. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

JUMPSHOOTING: A STUDY IN FORM

As a kid, I read all the outdoor literature I could beg, borrow, or steal. I became an adoring fan of those great and famous outdoor writers of the past whose like we shall never see again. I fantasized that I might one day fish like A.J. More...