Jennifer’s ‘ Magic’ ticket

Jennifer Trawick calls the old framed ticket once hanging in her office her “magic” ticket. She says it got her into seat 41 in Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt, Georgia, to see Swamp Gravy for the first time in 1997. Farmers Fertilizer and Milling purchased a row of seats for its employees each year. Her now husband, John Trawick knew […]

AirHeart II visits MCES

Students and teachers had a very special visit to the campus of Miller County Elementary School (MCES) by Colquitt/Miller Fire and EMS and the AirHeart II Helicopter on November 8. After a special presentation about how emergency vehicles and workers perform, second grade students at MCES were treated to a visit and demonstration of some of fire vehicles. Mr. Bobby […]

City Election results

Unofficial election results for city

A municipal election took place Tuesday, November 8, in Colquitt. According to the election results given Tuesday night at the courtroom, for Mayor – Jerry M. Chapman, (incumbent) received a total of 322 votes. Algin R. Merritt received 169 votes. Recarlo Williams (incumbent) received 93 votes, which is enough votes to retain his city council seat for four more years […]

Ameris Bank helps with area and local food banks

Ameris Bank launched its 2nd Annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October, and bank-wide, 152,843 nonperishable food items and $8,986 in donations was collected. Ameris Bancorp pledged to match each item donated with a like food item or the monetary equivalent. With the support of this match, a total of 157,843 non-perishable food items and $121,148 in […]

Grady County youth killed in skateboard accident

A tragic accident occurred Sunday, November 13, in Grady County when a 14-year-old youth on skateboards was struck by a car. “We got a call about six minutes after noon Sunday that a 14-year-old juvenile had been hit by a vehicle,” said Grady County Sheriff Harry Young. According to the reports, Phillip Kyle Lee, 14, was playing with neighbors on […]

Veteran’s Day 2011 celebrated here

The weather was near perfect, a little cool, but clear and crispy for a Veteran’s Day celebration on 11-11-11 at 11 a.m. last Friday. A good crowd was welcomed by Marine veteran Gerald Jenkins at the Veteran’s Monument on the Miller County Courthouse square. Chaplain Glenn Sheffield led the invocation for the service. American Legion Post 165 Commander Mickey Henley […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – On Sunday at about noon, a 41-yearold man reported an armed robbery in which he was stabbed the previous night. Sheriff’s Captain Justin Bedwell responded to the Memorial Hospital ER and met with the victim. He reported, through a translator, that he was robbed of $800. The victim stated he was traveling south on Highway 309. He stated […]

Colquitt Garden Club holds November meeting

The November meeting of the Colquitt Garden Club was held on the first day of the month at the Chamber of Commerce, with Tina Grimsley, Peggy LaGuardia and Susie Wilkin as hostesses. President Linda Atterson called the meeting to order and called on Wattie Hays to read the “Collect” to the 21 other members present. Secretary Stella Phillips gave the […]


Up The Creek Without A Paddle

One Nation Under God - Heaven or Hell

I’ll tell you the truth, as I see it, politics is one big mess at this time. The only way that it can be changed is for people to change it by better folks running and voting for better folks. Politicians will never correct the problems, since they are the problems. Our nation was originally set up for a short […]