2012-09-26

Mail Carrier, Darrel Jordan delivers a million miles plus



Darrel Jordan not only gets the mail to postal patrons along his Colquitt route, he does it in a safe manner, said U. S. Postal Service officials. That effort was not only noticed, it was honored by his colleagues at the Colquitt Post Office. On Friday morning, September 14, before the mail carriers hit the streets, Darrel Jordan, 55, was […]

Pirates clip Eagles, 20-7



If a lot of you Pirate fans did not know this, Marion County Eagles had been ranked in the Top 10 of the Class A state poll. They probably thought it would be a “walk in park” against our Pirates as they rolled into Pirates’ Stadium last Friday evening. “WE” may be small in numbers, but “WE” are larger than […]

Gas prices, according to where you buy



Gas prices are up, down and high as gold at certain places. The photos above were taken Thursday, September 21, in less than 10 minutes apart. Some were like two minutes apart. The fartherest point from Colquitt was seven miles. From the high to the low, there was 33ยข per gallon difference in prices. Most stations continued to raise the […]

Amanda Calhoun Rentz named Teacher of Year in Decatur County



Amanda Rentz, a prekindergarten teacher at Jones-Wheat Elementary School, was named the 2013-2014 Decatur County School System Teacher of the Year on Thursday night. Rentz, along with each system school’s teachers of the year, was recognized at the Decatur County Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Dr. Larry Clark, principal of Jones-Wheat Elementary, said that Rentz, a native of Colquitt, Ga., […]

A special prayer request



I have a prayer request. There’s a lady I’ve known forever. She’s very sick. On top of that, she’s being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. Seems there’s nothing I can do alone but maybe, if we join in and lift her […]

Retired teachers meet and hear local candidates



The Miller County Retired Educators Association held its first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, September 20, at Helen’s Pirates’ Cove Restaurant. Buddy Johnson, a candidate for the District 3 Miller County Board of Education seat, had requested an opportunity to speak to this organization. Other candidates in our local races were also invited to speak. After enjoying […]

News Around Us



Bainbridge – Bainbridge Public Safety has formally charged two men with a recent string of commercial burglaries. Lorenzo Snell, 21, of Bainbrige has been in custody at the Decatur County Jail since August 17 after BPS arrested him on unrelated charges of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Snell was formally charged Monday with […]

Romney heckled



During a recent Romney campaign stop, a heckler from the audience hollered, “Hey, Mitt Witt, where are you hiding your tax returns? Governor Romney politely responded, “I’ve found a very secure place that I’m certain they won’t be found.” The insistent heckler, then shouted, “And just where is that, dummy?” Governor Romney smiled and said, “They are underneath Obama’s college […]

2012 Colquitt Leadership Class



Leadership Colquitt 2012 held its class orientation for this year on Monday night, September 17, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tarrer Inn. Veryl Garland Cockey, president of the Colquitt/ Miller Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to this year’s class followed by Charles Thorne giving the invocation. After a delicious meal was served, past leadership members spoke to the class […]

MC Emergency Management Agency Urges Participation in National Preparedness Month



The Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign and [Miller County EMA] are encouraging residents to take simple, but important, preparedness steps in honor of National Preparedness Month this September. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide. Throughout the month, Ready […]