November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hometown Holidays This Weekend

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 20. He will arrive by fire truck around 3 p.m. More...

Colquitt honors veterans

One of the largest crowds remembered came to the northwest corner of the Miller County Courthouse square to celebrate and honor the veterans on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.  Commander of the Gerald Grow Post 165 Colquitt More...

Community

MC Receives ACCG Group Health Benefit Program (GHBP) Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grant

ATLANTA, GA – Miller County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs de- signed to enhance More...

It's getting mighty dry

I'm not sure this drought is a record, but it is getting mighty dry in Southwest Georgia.  Last week a friend of mine, Roger "Buck" Davis, and his wife, who were staying down in Spring Creek Park in their travel trailer, reported on the creek&rs More...

Caution when burning leaves

With extreme drought conditions in much of Georgia this year, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is advising Georgians to use caution when clearing and burning leaves. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS On October 31, 2016, Officer Hollis Smith responded to 541 Bellview Road and spoke with Deputy Michael Musgrove and he advised that a Thomas Bush of Harmony Church Road, came to his home and told him he needed to fix a DUI charge he More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

‘Trolls’

Of all the surefire blockbusters of 2016, “Trolls” was probably the one I was dreading the most. If you’re a parent whose kids are this film’s target audience, you’ve probably been dreading it too. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Closed for Thanksgiving   More...

Poinsettia Care – How Do You Take Care Of Poinsettias

(Author of The Bulb-olicious Garden) How do you take care of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima)? Carefully. These finicky short-day plants require specific growing needs in order to retain their Christmas blooms. More...

Obituaries

JOHN C. ‘TUGGIE’ STEGALL

Mr. John C. “Tuggie” Stegall, age 90, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, 2016, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  More...

LESLIE EDWARD STRAWSER

Leslie Edward Strawser, age 73, of Iron City passed away Monday evening, November 7, 2016, at his residence.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 3:00 p. m. More...

LINDA JUNE JONES

Linda June Jones, 73, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016.  The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Mt. Gilead Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Wallace officiating. More...

One injured in accident

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a call went out from dispatch that a one vehicle accident had occurred on Highway 27 North. More...

Pirates Snuff Red Devils, 29-28

In the most exciting game seen in Colquitt and Miller County, Georgia, in ages, the Bowdon County Red Devils brought plenty of smoke but not enough fire. It was a hard-hitting, hard-fought game. More...

Dr. Allen Kicklighter to Retire As Superintendent of Schools

As of November 7, pending approval of his Family and Medical Leave request, Dr. More...

My Identity Loss

It seems that lately my life has been getting more complicated, and I want to thank those of you who are brave enough to still associate with me regardless of what I have become. More...

Religion

‘When Fried Fatback and Gravy Seemed Innocent’

Inspiration

While dining at one of my favorite restaurants, I noticed something new added to the menu. They offer plenty of tasty selections, so a new dish was not something needed. More...

Death, what a wonderful explanation

This really is the most beautiful explanation of death I've ever heard.  A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. More...

Some Thoughts

•A penny saved is obviously the result of a government oversight. More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Attends National Convention

Nine Miller County FFA members attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, on October 18 – October 22, 2016. More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

Last Friday night we played our first playoff game against the Carroll County Red Devils. The final scoreboard was better than what any Pirate fan could have wished for. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA is proud to present Marley Bailey as FFA Member of the Week. Marley is the daughter of John and Renae Bailey of Colquitt. She is currently in the 10th grade at Miller County High School. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Thank you, Lord!

Thank you, Lord, were my first thoughts on Wednesday morning when my favorite granddaughter, Joanna, called to see what my feelings were on Donald Trump getting to be the president-elect. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Moon, Tide, and Man

They are rivers or stretches thereof that seemingly defy human logic. In them, water flows both upstream and down, dependent upon the whims of moon and tide. On the southern Atlantic coast the tidal mood changes are drastic. More...