Clean-Up Continues after Hurricane Michael



The City of Colquitt, Miller County and dozens of other agencies are continuing to put forth maximum effort to restore power, clean debris and remove trees and limbs from roads. Restoration work began last Wednesday night after Hurricane Michael came through as a Category 3 storm, bringing sustained winds up to 110 mph and gusts of 135 mph. No injuries […]

Miller County Students To Return Thursday



Superintendent Jimmy Phillips has announced that Miller County Schools will re-open this week. Teachers and staff will report on Wednesday, October 24. Students will return on Thursday, October 25. “If for some reason, due to storm damage, you cannot report, please call your principal as soon as you can,” stated Phillips. It will not be known if the days that […]

Swamp Gravy Returns This Weekend



The Colquitt Miller Arts Council is excited to announce that public performances of Swam Gravy: Fourth and Long will resume as scheduled this weekend, October 26th and 27th. Though Cotton Hall sustained relatively little damage in the storm, CMAC made the decision to cancel performances so staff and volunteers could focus on their own families and homes, helping neighbors, and […]

Little Miss Colquitt Participates in National Peanut Festival Pageant



Ellie Merle Smith, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Smith of Colquitt, was crowned Little Miss Colquitt this past April. Since that time she has been preparing to represent the city of Colquitt in the Little Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant, which was held in Dothan, Alabama, on Saturday, October 20. Ellie, along with 40 other contestants from […]

Southwest Georgia Academy Hit Hard by Hurricane Michael



Students at Sherwood Christian Academy traveled to Damascus last Thursday where they helped with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Michael hit South Georgia. “As part of the body of Christ, that’s one of the things that we’ve been called to do, so we give the kids a chance to go out and serve their community,” said Jermey Davidson, campus pastor. Thirty […]

Area News Around Us



Bainbridge – The day after Hurricane Michael moved through, Janet and Toby Atkinson of Andalusia drove to Bainbridge to get a first-hand look at the damage. Mrs. Atkinson, a Bainbridge native, had spoken with her brother, but wanted to see her parents’ home for herself, as Jack and Joyce Leverett were out of town. They also delivered some basic supplies. […]

Is that sin worth what it’s costing you?



What are you doing?” Carl’s brow wrinkled as he caught a glimpse of the image displayed on the computer screen. Steve jumped. Snapping his laptop closed, he stammered, “Carl. I thought I was the only one working late today. I … I was just finishing up.” Carl cleared his throat. “Wow. Uhhh, besides the fact that you know the company’s […]

Best Joke of the Year



A Russian arrives in New York City as an new immigrant to the United States. It’s 11:00 a.m. on a Wednesday. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you, Mr. American, for letting me come into this country, giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and a free education!” The passerby says, […]

Tetanus Vaccine Available For Recovery Workers



Southwest Health District officials are encouraging Hurricane Michael recovery workers to get vaccinated against tetanus if they haven’t had a recent booster shot. Adults need a booster shot every 10 years to stay protected. “The vaccine is available at all of our open county health departments,” said Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Charles Ruis. “To date, 12 of our […]

Baby Gets A Happy Ending in Adoption Case



Rachel and Drew Worsley, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated the addition of a new family member Thursday afternoon. The Worsleys adoption of their son, Andrew Jeremiah Worsley, became official in court and they were able to bring him home. Rachel and Drew both felt a calling to adopt. Their best friends were both adopted, and Rachel thought her dream […]