August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New Life Learning Center celebrates Grand Opening of New Addition

New Life Learning Center celebrated its Grand Opening of the new addition to the facility on Thursday, July 30, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Community

Honorary ground-breaking shovel presented to Lauren Engram & Staff

Past New Life Learning Center Director and CMAC Executive Director, Jennifer Trawick presented current New Life Learning Center Director, Lauren Engram and Assistant New Life Learning Center Director, Macey Brown with an honorary ground-breaking shov More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The Superior Court of Decatur County ordered a major reduction in damages awarded to the plaintiffs in the case between FCA US, LLC and the parents of Remington Cole Walden after denying the defendant’s motion for a new trial last More...

AG Olens urges delay of WOTUS rule

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Sam Olens, along with Attorneys General and officials from 30 other states, sent a letter asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Officers Attend Training

On July 27-29, 2015, a group of enthusiastic Miller County FFA officers attended COLT (Chapter Officer Leadership Training) at George T. Bagby State Park in Ft. Gaines.  More...

Southwest Georgia Academy Begins 46th School Year

School bells will begin ringing at SGA on Thursday, August 6, 2015, for grades K5-12. The first day for K3 and K4 will be August 10. More...

Rayna Peterson receives GED

Rayna Peterson has completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma and will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony held at Bainbridge State College.  Graduates also receive a $ 500 voucher for tuition at any Georgia college More...

Obituaries

DARON MCARTHUR SLOAN

Daron McArthur Sloan, age 32, of Colquitt, passed away July 24, 2015, in Savannah.  More...

MARJORIE BYRD CREEL

Marjorie Byrd Creel, age 58, of Jakin, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  Graveside funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Harvey Cemetery with Rev. More...

ROGER BRASWELL

Roger Braswell, age 50, of Brinson, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. More...

Health

Experimental drug might help fight Alzheimer’s after all

An experimental drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease that previously showed troubling side effects may actually be safe in the long run, researchers report.  More...

Georgia is Prepared for Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza is impacting commercial and backyard poultry across the country. Georgia’s Department of Agriculture has been ahead of this news for several years to keep your food safe and to protect our poultry industry.  More...

New school personnel welcomed this year

Summer officially ended for teachers, staff and administrators last Thursday morning as the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year kicked off.  Everyone seemed excited and had smiles on their faces as they gathered in the Miller County School Lu More...

A step toward Eagle Scout

Holden Sheffield of Boy Scouts of America Troop 316, Colquitt, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project.  On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Holden presented his project to the Miller County Agriculture Center for the use of the Miller County Hog Show More...

Gas dropping

A week or so ago, we wrote about gas prices could/ should be coming down. They did!  The lowest price in Colquitt on July 21, was $2.45 per gallon for regular gasoline. More...

Religion

‘Under the Microscope’

Inspiration

When I was growing up, I did not have lots of fancy toys, but I had all I needed to keep me occupied: enough curiosity to find something to investigate even if it meant tearing it apart to see what was on the inside.  More...

God's cake

Sometimes we wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Why did God have to do this to me?”  Here is a wonderful explanation!  A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong, She's failing algebra, More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  AFFRAY  On Saturday, July 25, Sergeant Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 258 E. College Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon Sgt. Wade’s arrival, Officer Natalie Moulton also arrived on scene.  More...

Chief Worsley attends training conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Scott Worsley of the Colquitt Police Department recently attended the 2015 Annual Summer Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chie More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

“Pixels”

A common complaint about the recent films of Adam Sandler and Kevin James is that they seem to be using their projects as glorified vacations, making minimal efforts just so they have an excuse to goof around in places like South Africa (“Blend More...

Wedding showers continue to break from tradition

Bridal showers are steeped in tradition, but today’s bridal showers continue to veer off the beaten path. Nowadays, bridal showers feature fun and games much like a party having nothing to do with a wedding. More...

Great Memory

After checking an elderly couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things, as their memory is getting worse. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'You’re It'- They're Back!

It's a new school year, and they are all back.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

THE IMMORTALS

Not long ago, a friend and I watched a television show depicting the primitive pastime of noodlin’. Okay, okay, it was a slow day. Bear with me.  More...