Drivers Urged to go ‘Hands-Free’ Now Before New Law Takes Effect

(ATLANTA) – The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state’s Hands- Free Georgia Act before it takes effect on July 1, 2018. The new law prohibiting its drivers from having a phone or stand-alone electronic device in their hand or touching any part of their body while operating a motor vehicle on […]

Watch Out for Funny Money

Local law enforcement are asking the public to be aware of counterfeit money being passed. On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Officer Lonnie Wade met Tiffany Latoya Tolbert and her boyfriend, Cortez Wimberly, in the parking lot of First Baptist Church in reference to counterfeit money being exchanged for a cellular phone. Miss Tolbert of 178 Cedar Avenue, Blakely, stated that […]

City of Colquitt Featured on Small Town Podcast

In addition to being the Mayor of Ocilla, GA, I have started a new project called Small Town Podcast that highlights small towns that are often overshadowed by bigger cities. The podcast is sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association in support of its member cities, a majority of which have populations of less than 10,000. In each regular episode, I […]


New Books at the Library Come check out the new books we have for you at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library! Woman in the Woods by John Connolly, Dreams of Falling by Karen White, and The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson are just a few of the new books that have […]

Waterfowl Hunters: Dates and Seasons Approved

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2018-2019 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources. “The 2018-19 migratory bird hunting season will remain similar to previous years, including an early teal hunting season and special youth hunting days,” said Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resources […]

Marital Bliss? You Decide!

•Bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman, “Which book has helped you most in your marriage?” The woman replied, “My husband’s check book!” •A prospective husband in a book store: “Do you have a book called “Husband – the Master of the House?” Sales girl: “Sir, fiction and comics are on the second floor!” •Someone asked an old man: […]

Father’s Day in America

It’s time to once again celebrate Father’s Day in America. I like Father’s Day. It’s always interesting to see if my children or anyone remembers. Maybe I will get a text, an email or even a telephone call. Father’s Day is kind of like your birthday; you don’t really think about it until the day comes. You then can’t help […]

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge – Thursday, May 24, at approximately 3:27 a.m. Bainbridge Public Safety officers responded to Dollar Tree and Grady Vapors located in Bainbridge Town Center in reference to possible burglaries. A man was cleaning the parking area in the center and noticed that the glass doors to both businesses had been broken and called 911, although there were no alarms […]

State goat show held in Miller

It was a bunch of pretty goats shown Saturday, June 9, 2018, right here in Colquitt at the Miller County Ag Center. It is a changed market for goats. People will be shocked when they go looking for a BBQ goat for the Fourth. The meat of a goat has always been known to be very healthy. It is now […]

‘Is it better now?’

In a train compartment, a young couple and an elderly, somewhat ragged man were sitting. The girl looks like she’s having some discomfort, so her boyfriend asks her, “What’s wrong, honey?” She replies, “My head hurts.” Her boyfriend kisses her forehead, and asks her, “Is it better now?” “Yes,” she says. Then he asks, “Does it hurt somewhere else?” ” […]