NFPA suggests Halloween safety tips to avoid fires

NFPA suggests Halloween safety tips to avoid fires Halloween is one of the top fivedays for candle fires. As ghosts, goblins and witches prepare to hit the streets in search of fun and treats, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging caution in order for children and adults to be safe this Halloween. According to a recent report from […]

Courtney Potter wins first place in Reading Contest

The local PBS stations sponsors the Reading Rainbow contest each year in Courtney’s hometown of Springfield, MO. In March 2007, Courtney entered her story, The Princess and the Pie, in the kindergarten division of the contest. Her story was about a clumsy princess who learned others were more likely to accept her after she learned to accept herself. On September […]

Proudly They Serve

Air Force Airman Quenteris O. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In […]

Library News

Reading is for Everyone Did you know that you may be eligible for free Talking Books and equipment if you are legally blind, cannot see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print even with glasses, have a physical handicap that prevents you from holding a book or turning the pages, or you are certified by a medical […]

UPCOMING EVENTS ___________________________

Community Prayer Meeting – Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Fall Festival – Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Colquitt Free WIll Baptist Church Fall Festival – Saturday, October 27, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Bellview Free Will Baptist Church Trick or Treat – Wednesday, October 30, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. around Colquitt Trick or […]

Daniels’ celebrate fifty years of wedding bliss

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Daniels of Columbus, former resident of Miller County celebrated their golden wedding anniversary September 1, 2007 with a 50’s party in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Columbus. Mrs. Daniels is the former Joy Bertram of Columbus. Hosts for the celebration were Denise and Don Dowdy, the couple’s daughter and son-in-law. Outside the entrance […]

Domestic Violence Here

The Southern Pataula Task Force sponsored it’s annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, October 11th at the Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church. Domestic Violence is a growing problem to which our community is not immune. There have been three Domestic Violence homicides in the Pataula Circuit as of September. There have also been 142 reported cases of Domestic Violence in […]

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, OCTOBER 24 Birthdays: Dennis Chambers, Matt Harrell, Grady Jarvis, Joy Tully, Edwin Atkinson Jr., Bobbie A. Butts, Chad Clenney, Raymond McMillan, Dan Minix, Jason Simpson, Becky West, Drew Bailey, Alan Roland, Ralph Phillips, Tony Durham, Ruth Merritt, Tarah Sloan, Jacob Warren, Debra Bryan, Cade Nixon; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Kim Henley Thursday, OCTOBER 25 Birthdays: Debra Durden, Johnny Evans, […]

Baldwin, Sanders engaged to marry

Miss Yvette D. Martin and Mr. David E. Tucker of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Lorraine Baldwin to Mickael D. Sanders, son of Mr. Leslie L. Sanders and Mrs. Nina L. Sanders of Bainbridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Linda Hires of Cummings. She is a graduate of Union Grove High School. She received a […]

Twins are more fun!

Kris and Kristy Wilson, of Colquitt would like to announce the birth of their twins. Haley Elizabeth and Hunter Clarence Wilson were born on August 11, 2007. Haley weighed 5 lbs. and 11ozs. Hunter weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and they were both 19 1/4 inches long. They were welcomed home by big sister Erica and big brother Brandon.