August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Emerald Lake RV Resort and Restaurant holds ribbon-cutting

A large crowd gathered Friday morning, August 14, 2015, for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting at Emerald Lake RV Resort and Restaurant.  Ben Clenney, Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce Chairman, welcomed the crowd and told how excite More...

Community

Local Retired Teachers Attend Area I Meeting

The Georgia Retired Educators Association held its semi-annual Area 1 meeting in Donalsonville, Georgia. Seminole County hosted the event at The First Presbyterian Church community room this past Tuesday (August 11). More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Moultrie woman was arrested Sunday after Bainbridge Public Safety received word she would attempt to smuggle drugs into the Decatur County Correctional Institute.  Keyuana Quinton Bethea, 31, of Moultrie, is charged with criminal More...

Miller County resident’s nephew killed in Florida

The Lake Alfred Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office have unleashed a force of 40 to find the killer of a Lake Alfred man who was shot Tuesday morning before getting into his car for work.  More...

School & Sports

BSC summer dean's and honors list for 2015

Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Affairs, Dr. Rodney Carr announced the students earning the distinction of being named to the 2015 Dean’s and the Honor’s Lists for summer semester.  More...

MCS FFA NEWS

FFA Member of the Week   More...

Ivey Pope places fifth for FFAAward

Miller County FFA member, Ivey Pope was recently awarded National Gold for her Poultry Production Proficiency Award. This ranking is equivalent to fifth in the nation. More...

Obituaries

DOUGLAS AUSTIN JOHNSON

Douglas Austin Johnson, age 66, of Donalsonville, passed away Thursday evening, August 6, 2015, at Donalsonville Hospital ER. More...

MARY GAYLE GRIMSLEY

Mary Gayle Grimsley, age 65, of Colquitt died Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Cotton Hall with Pastor Lawrence A. Thomas officiating. More...

HILDA LOUISE WEEKS

Mrs. Hilda Louise Weeks, age 79, of Colquitt died Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  More...

Health

Long-Term Care Costs Can Put A Whammy On Life Savings

Medicaid Can Help, But Is Last Resort Option, Senior Health-Care Advocate Says. Baby Boomers, retiring at a rate of roughly 10,000 per day, may have unrealistic notions about what their future long-term care needs could do to their bank accounts. More...

South GA Jam Coming to Colquitt October 31

Fireworks will light the sky after concert

Since 1989, the Colquitt Miller Arts Council has been creating ways to put Colquitt on the map as a cultural destination, while strengthening our local community. More...

Gayle will really be missed

Lost another friend last week. She was a tough, sweet one.  More...

Religion

‘Do You Know How to Ask’

Inspiration

August is a month filled with birthdays for us: Madeline turns seven, Addyson five, and Mallory twelve. Time mysteriously and rapidly disappears before our very eyes!  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

A little history of the BOOK

Sixty-six books... 39 “old books” and 27 “new books” written over 1500 years or 40 generations by 40 authors with almost as many occupations writing on three continents in three languages... Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.  More...

A dying priest's final wish

In Washington, D.C. an old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital and was well known among the elected officials. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Theft by Taking  On Monday, August 10, 2015, Demetrius Galvin walked into the police department in reference to a theft by his ex-girlfriend, Terrica Backey.  More...

Two Vehicle Wreck at Main and First

A two-vehicle accident happened Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the intersection of Main Street and First Street.  The accident happened when Elizabeth Thomas Mimbs of Cadwell, GA, was driving her 2008 Toyota Corolla on Main Street toward First St More...

Living & Style

Fifty Years of Wedding Bliss Celebrated

Jerry and Nan Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Cook’s Union United Methodist Church.  The couple was married at the home of Rev. and Mrs. S.T. Shutes on August 14, 1965. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Future Engineers  For those who are plugged into the Facebook and Twitter Universe, you may have seen a new initiative taking the internet by storm: #ILookLikeAnEngineer. More...

The Man of the House

A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled; You Can Be The Man of Your House.  Finding new courage that he never knew he had, he stormed into the kitchen and announced to his wife, "From now on, you need to know that I am the man of More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

It’s a good thing that wasn’t Spring Creek. They might have killed a mussel. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Almost nothing is original -

My "first wife" sends me articles from time to time that I get ideas to write about. I try to be original when I write about family and friends, but even then, I wonder just how much of what I say is my own original words. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Going Afield

Hunting has changed a lot over the past few decades. It isn’t like it was even as recently as, say, 20 years ago. More...