The Government Shutdown

While politicians try to play up the damage done by the shutdown, our history of such tells us the U.S.A. will be just fine. There have been 18 government shutdowns since 1976, although it has been 18 years since the famous Clinton/Gingrich shutdown of 1995. With the U.S. Congress approval rating last week at around 10 percent, and the president’s […]

‘Small Town, Big Deal’

You never know who, or what you might run into when things are happening in Colquitt, and something newsworthy is always happening in Colquitt. At First Friday Chamber Breakfast, early Friday morning, October 4, those who attended, were introduced to a crew from RFD-TV show, Small Town Big Deal. Rodney Miller, creator, and host of the popular TV show that […]

Pirates Cage Cougars, 21-15

Usually when the Pirates have to travel to Edison, Georgia, and Calhoun’s football field sits down in a bowl shape field, it seems to always turn cooler “down in the valley,” but it did not this time around. Also the lights stayed on during the entire game. Going into last Friday night’s game, many Pirate fans were questioning the outcome […]

Butterfly dedication ceremony held

The Colquitt Garden Club met Wednesday at the club’s Butterfly Garden in Spring Creek Park to hold a long awaited dedication ceremony. Our club has wanted to build some type of memorial for the garden club for a long time. We had to decide what, where and when. By pure chance, we were able to obtain a butterfly sculpture, when […]


Columbus Day Library Closing The Miller County— James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be closed Monday, October 14, 2013, in honor of Columbus Day. During this time, the library will also hold its annual Staff Training Day, so library staff can refresh their skills to serve you better. The library will re-open regular business hours on Tuesday, October 15, […]

Ameris Bank helps hunger

Ameris Bank announces its fourth annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative. During the month of October, members of the community are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at local Ameris Bank locations and supporting businesses. At the end of October, a food bank in every town with an Ameris Bank location will receive the donation of goods collected […]

On his deathbed

Morris Schwartz is on his deathbed and knows the end is near, with his nurse, his wife, his daughter, and his 2 sons by his bedside. “So,” he says to them, “Bernie, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses.” “Sybil, take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza.” “Hymie, I want you to take the offices over in […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – Powell Cobb has been named a reporter for The Post- Searchlight, Bainbridge Living magazine, Rifle and Rod magazine and the publication’ associated websites. He began work on Tuesday. Cobb comes to Bainbridge Media LLC from Milledgeville where he attended school at Georgia College and State University. He said he is looking forward to coming to the community and […]

Colquitt man wins $20,000.00

Danny Sheffield of Colquitt is shown receiving a check for $20,000.00 from Potentate and CEO Allen Jernigan of Hasan Shriners in Albany. Also pictured are Chief Rabban and Pot of Gold Chairman William Willingham and Noble Bo Everson. Mr. Sheffield won the $20,000.00 during the Hasan Pot of Gold. The Pot of Gold is an annual event where the Hasan […]

Senior wedding plans

Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?” The pharmacist answers, “Yes.” Jacob: “We’re about to […]