2009-03-11

You Can Make A Difference’



(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) There is a story told about a man who, as he walked the seashore, noticed that far ahead of him was another man who would make a few steps, then stop, stoop over, and toss something into the sea. As he got closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish and […]

So how was your life?



He was a most remarkable man. A man of years clearly mapped out upon his face. Clean, well kept, but not pretentious in his style or dress. I shook his hand and felt a mix of gentle wear and hardened, callus, leather-like skin. I would guess he labored most of his life, perhaps forced to stop long enough now to […]

public safety report



February 22 799G Unlock Vehicle, Kelly Rd. February 25 799G Unlock Vehicle, Hornsby Rd. •Served Subpoena x2, Perry St. •Served Civil Paper, Michael St. •Served Civil Paper, Whites Bridge Rd. 799R Pick Up Paperwork, Courthouse •Unlock Vehicle, Waycaser Rd. •Speak with Subject, Sheriff’s Office •Suspicious Vehicle, Cooktown Rd. •Speak with Subject, Sheriff’s Office •Debris in Road, Harmony Church Rd. February […]

Law Enforcement Report



• On March 2, Otis T. Thornton was charged with Public Drunkenness. • On March 4, Kewanda Houston was charged with Leaving Motor Vehicle Unattended. • On March 6, David Russell Jones was charged with Public Drunkenness. • On March 6, James Shalbi Revels was charged with Driving Under Influence. • On March 7, Deborah D. Fountain was charged with […]

Georgia State Patrol Report

Post 14 - Colquitt, GA

State Troopers from the Colquitt Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of February in Miller County. Sergeant First Class Strickland said the traffic crashes resulted in three injuries and no traffic deaths. SFC Strickland said troopers from Post 14 also issued 77 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes […]

The reduction in force (RIF) begins



It started Wednesday, March 4, as Superintendent Robbie Phillips began calling in teachers to his office to discuss the state-mandated reduction in force (RIF) that has come from austerity cuts. To those who have been called in, they think of the RIF as more of a RIP! There have been lists floating around of teachers and school employees who will […]

MCHS names STAR Student and Teacher



Megan Phillips has been named 2009 PAGE STAR Student for Miller County High School. The announcement was made by Tracy Pickle, representative of Ameris Bank in Colquitt, local sponsor of the Miller County STAR program. Megan, the daughter of Jimmy and Rosa Phil- lips of Colquitt, selected Joye Bailey, math teacher at Miller County High School, as her STAR Teacher. […]

City/County probation department created



For years, Colquitt and Miller County have made efforts to consolidate services, which in most cases has been a good thing. For several weeks, the Colquitt/Miller Probation Department has been seeking a probation officer with certain qualifications. In an interview with Sheriff Glass and Miller County Jail Supervisor Lavon Cook, the question was asked why the change to take these […]

The Bus Station holds grand opening & ribbon cutting



A dream became reality Friday, March 6, when the old bus station on the square was once again bubbling with activity. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for Colquitt’s newest business, The Bus Station, overwhelmed owners, Lori Haddock Cannon and Janna Hornsby Cobb. They were touched by the out-pouring of support from this great Colquitt community. Just a few short […]

SGA Takes two in Season Opener



SGA opened its 2009 baseball season with a double-header against Northside Methodist of Dothan, AL. After falling behind 7-0 in the fourth, the Warriors came back to win 9-8. Carson Ray started on the mound for the Warriors and was relieved by Jamie Barton in the middle of the third. Miles Lee pitched the final inning to secure the win. […]