Vietnam Veterans Honored at American Legion Post 165 Colquitt

The regular meeting of Post 165 of the American Legion at Colquitt was very special with a good crowd on hand. The call to order by Commander Roger Cook opened the meeting, and the POW-MIA remembrance chair was set. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited, and the chaplain opened with prayer before a delicious dinner was served […]

Pirates Dominate Albany High, 39-0

The weather for the past week has been overcast and rainy from time to time, but it didn’t stop the “The Pirates of Fall” from playing the Friday Night Lights here in Miller County, Colquitt, Georgia. Miller County Head Coach Brent Miller and his band of assistant coaches – Nate George, David Kirkland, Zack Blanchard, Jerry McNease, and Anthony Cobb […]

Mike’s Country Store Comes to Colquitt

Colquitt now has its own Mike’s Country Store conveniently located at 212 Main Street at the old location of Wilkins IGA Foodliner and Bakery. This is the fifth retail location for the rapidly expanding grocery store chain, whose signature line is, “It’s all about the meat!” Owner Mike Rogers opened his first Mike’s Country Store on Philema Road in Albany, […]

MCHS Ag Best in State

The Miller County High School Agriculture Department was recently named the Outstanding Program of the Year by the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teacher Association. Agriculture teacher, Kitty Bodiford, and Young Farmer teacher, Bert Bodiford, accepted this award at the GVATA Summer Conference in Savannah, Georgia. This award recognizes agriculture education programs that exemplify outstanding classroom instruction, Supervised Agriculture Experience programs, and […]

K. J. might be a farmer

K.J. Bush, 9, son of Tabitha Stolze and grandson of Michael and Sandra Stolze and Pat Bush, wanted to plant some watermelon seeds. K.J. and his “Poppy,” Michael Stolze, found a good spot to plant them. His Poppy said that they probably wouldn’t grow, but they planted the watermelon seeds anyway, along with some pepper seeds. K.J. enjoys growing things, […]

Cox Joins Hospital Authority as Operational Security & Safety Services Supervisor

The Miller County Hospital Authority is excited to announce that William “Ray” Cox of Colquitt has joined the staff as Operational Security & Safety Services Supervisor. Ray will assist the hospital in developing the Operational Security & Safety Department. This department will work alongside the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Colquitt Police Department, Colquitt Fire Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Edison […]

Cattle urine is now in demand

The following article was on page 12 of the July 29, 2016 issue of The Week. Cattle farmers in India are working overtime to satisfy the country’s growing thirst for cow urine. Hindus consider the cow sacred, and an increasing number believe that drinking female cattle urine can heal dozens of maladies. Distilled cow urine now sells for as much […]

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge – The family of Quentieria Knight has filed a civil suit alleging that Elberta Crate was negligent and contributed to her death on April 29, 2016. Knight was found deceased in her car with multiple gun shot wounds early on the morning on April 29. Her car was found on Zorn Road near Highway 27 North. Demarquis Glenn, who […]

Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Epsilon Omicron Participates in Painting Project

Thursday, August 11, 2016, the members of Beta Sigma Phi-XI Epsilon Omicron Chapter met at the New Life Lear n ing Cen ter in Colquitt, Georgia, and completed painting projects under the direction of Linda Engram. Among the projects included letters, welcome signs in various motifs, fall items, fishing, and several other themes. The group definitely tapped into their creative […]

A Nun at Hooters

A nun, badly needing to use to the restroom, walked into a local Hooters. The place was hopping with music and loud conversation, and every once in a while the lights would turn off. Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers. However, when the revelers saw the nun, the room went dead silent. She […]