March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Is it happening again?

Not to long ago, Miller County Schools had the terrible distinction of being one of two school systems of the 159 counties in Georgia of having the entire school board removed by the state. More...

Officer of the Year announced

The Colquitt Police Officer of the Year was established in November 2004. It was created to provide an incentive to the officers for obtaining the utmost professionalism. The award is based upon individual performance throughout the year. More...

Community

Cathy Cox Named Dean of Mercer Law School

MACON – Young Harris College President and former Georgia Secretary of State, Cathy Cox has been appointed dean of Mercer University’s School of Law, effective July 1. More...

Miller County Schools Celebrate PBJ/Milk Day

On March 15, in celebration of PBJ/Milk Day, Miller County Schools hosted several fun and educational activities relating to peanuts and milk. More...

No Nur s ing Home For Us

We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!  With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.  I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.  For a combin More...

School & Sports

Turkey Season opens March 25

The highly anticipated opening day of turkey hunting season is Saturday, Mar. 25, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2017 season will be better than 2016. More...

SGA Fourth Graders Tour Atlanta

On Friday morning, March 3, the Southwest Georgia Academy fourth graders left Damascus for a two-day trip to Atlanta. The first stop on the trip was the historic Georgia Capitol. The students were able to tour the rotunda where Mr. More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

Last Friday our Physics class went on a field trip to Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia. What does a theme park have to do with Physics? More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Sometime it’s best-

Sometimes, the best said things are those that are not said. Unknown  Bless my pea pickin’ heart, I have never been privileged to such wisdom. I know some great person has said this before. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Not Quite As Easy As It Once Was

A while back, with little else to do, I watched an episode of “The Price Is Right” in a motel room. Hey, stop snickering. There’s a point here. Besides, I was rained in. More...

Breaking News - 11:25 AM

Unofficial Sheriff's Election Results - Free Access

by Terry Toole The unofficial totals in the Special Sheriff election held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 were as follows: More...

SFC Jeromy Roberts is New Post Commander in Colquitt

SFC Jeromy Roberts is the new Post Commander for GSP Colquitt. He is no stranger to this area as he worked here for almost 10 years before transferring out for a promotion. More...

A friendly protest

Last week, the news shocked our school that Mr. David Kirkland, principal of MCHS for the past four years, had been informed to either turn in his resignation or his contract would not be renewed for the upcoming school year. More...

Flat Creek Church hosts 7th Annual Fish Fry Outreach

On Saturday March 18, a large time was had by all in attendance at the seventh annual Flat Creek MOM/WOM Community Outreach Fish Fry.  More...

Religion

‘Some Things I’ve Learned’

What were you doing on March 3, 1978? Some of you might remember, most probably do not. I remember the day well. It was a cold day in northeast Georgia where I lived at the time; on that Friday morning there was ice in the treetops. More...

The Joy of Old Age

This is what all of you 70+ year old, and yet to be, kids have to look forward to!  This is something that happened in an assisted living center where my wife used to work.  More...

God's Grace, Satan's curse

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  DUI/REFUSAL  On Sunday, March 18, 2017, Colquitt Police Department Officer Seth Maxwell was located on Geer Street near its intersection with North Cuthbert Street.  More...

Living & Style

Garden Club visits Goodwood

Walk around Goodwood Museum and Gardens, and you’ll get a sense of Old Florida charm and splendor. More...

Just 100 Years Ago -

The year is 1917… One hundred years ago. More...

It's all right to joke about -

Have you ever wondered why it's OK to make jokes about Catholics, Jews, Christians, the Pope, the Irish, the Italians, the Polish, the Hungarians, the Chinese, the French (including French Canadians), the elderly, bad golfers, men/women, blacks/white More...

Obituaries

LOY DARYL ANDREWS

Loy Daryl Andrews, age 60, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. Graveside services were held Friday, March 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.   More...

FRANKY LEE WILLIAMS, SR.

Franky Lee Williams, Sr., age 82, of Donalsonville, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans- Skipper Funeral Home.   More...

JAMES E. DAVIS

James E. Davis, age 52, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Oak City Cemetery. Family received friends immediately following service.   More...