2011-11-23

Hometown Holidays opens Christmas season here

Colquitt Coupon Winners are-

The official Christmas Season opened last week in Colquitt as Hometown Holidays got underway Thursday afternoon, November 17th. The weather was near perfect, with a chill in the air to make the day feel more like Christmas. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m., shoppers filled the stores as they browsed around looking for that perfect Christmas gift. […]

Largest crowd ever at Food Bank



It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Colquitt United Church was about as full as it could get Saturday morning, November 19, 2011, as over 328 families were served by the Colquitt Food Bank, the largest group served since it was started in 2001. The foods provided last week had a value of almost $30,000.00, at a time when people […]

Miller County Schools on ‘Probation’

‘Bordering on dysfunctional’

Some weeks ago, we reported that Georgia AdvancED/ SACS came to Colquitt to check our schools and reports of problems with our school leadership. On November 10, 2011, Superintendent of Miller County Schools received a letter and report from the special review team that came to our Miller County Schools from October 2-4, 2011. The letter from Mr. Mike Bryans, […]

Miller County businesses call meeting on tax assessments



The Colquitt- Miller County business owners will be holding a meeting Monday, November 28, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss our Commissioners/ Tax Accessories hiring a firm (Traylor Business Services, Inc. at the expense of Colquitt/Miller County tax payers) for the purpose of appraising taxable personal property or reevaluating taxable […]

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News Around Us



Bainbridge -A resident in the 300 block of Riverchase, off Highway 97 south, was robbed at gun point at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Decatur County Sheriff’s Investigator Redell Walton describes the 2 suspects, in their 20’s, as 1 black male, 6 ft. tall with a slim build wearing a blue knit cap and jeans. The second suspect is a […]

Just in time for a turkey or two



Right after the thunder, lightning and some rain on Wednesday, came Operation Thunder around the city square in Colquitt, as Georgia State Patrol troopers were stopping motorists around the square like a road stop was set up. It was busy as Superior Court was going on in the courthouse, with “let’s make a deal” going on inside, according to some […]

What Thanksgiving Is Truly All About



Our baby was going to be born on Thanksgiving, I could call her my little turkey. I joked about the different names we could name her, most of which, if mentioned here, might give me a night sleeping on the couch. My poor wife started laughing and yelling at me at the same time, telling me that laughing during contractions […]

How to lock your car



I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my caragain three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the […]