One man injured in crash

A Colquitt resident was involved in a single vehicle accident in his 2006 Nissan Altima on GA SR45 south. The incident occurred on Friday November 14, near mile marker two. The Miller/Baker E911 received the call that an auto had overturned, and the driver was injured. Miller Ambulance Service, Colquitt Fire and Rescue Department, Miller County Sheriffs Department and personnel […]

Ameri s Bank collects food during annual food drive

Ameris Bank launched its fifth annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October. The Ameris Bank Colquitt location collected 1,273 non-perishable food items, and over 760,000 non-perishable food items collected company-wide. Ameris Bancorp collectively donated $100,000, with the donation distributed amongst all local food banks receiving the locally collected items. All local donations collected will be given to […]

Miller County’s Cole Vann signs to play baseball with Valdosta State Blazers

On Wednesday November 12, Cole Vann signed a national letter of intent to play baseball with Valdosta State University. Cole will graduate at Miller County High School in May and will attend VSU in the fall of 2015. Vann has started the last three seasons for the Pirate Baseball Team where he is a utility player. The Blazer signer has […]

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ with Hometown Holidays andColquittCouponDays

Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s that time of the year again. As part of this year’s Hometown Holidays, Santa will be making his first visit to Colquitt on Sunday, November 23. He will arrive by fire truck around 2 p.m. to hear the wishes of the young and old. Many of the Colquitt merchants and businesses will be observing Hometown Holidays, […]

The rattlers are moving

As you work, play, hunt, fish, walk in the woods, or go to the house, watch where you step. The big and little diamond back rattlesnakes are moving. This large bell tail was killed a few days ago by Bruce Henry. Even with the cooler weather, rattlesnakes tend to move when there is activity in the cotton, peanut or any […]

News Around Us

Ashburn – The person who robbed Colony Bank was caught Friday in Orlando, according to Ashburn Police Chief Joe Saxon. He is being held there. William Maurice Byrd of Stockbridge is the suspect in the Ashburn robbery, a Regions Bank robbery in Cordele the same morning and a pair of robberies in Virginia. Authorities believe Byrd’s son is an accomplice […]

The old and the new

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, “It was a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.” The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, “And you told me adding a little more beat to the music […]

Georgia edges out Michigan to take top spot in blueberry production

Georgia might traditionally be a red state in terms of politics, but when it comes to produce, it’s all blue: Georgia now leads the nation in cultivated blueberry production. The state produced 96 million pounds of blueberries in 2014, edging out the traditional blueberry capital of Michigan, which grew 91.5 million pounds this year, according to the North American Blueberry […]

Southwest Georgia Academy rededicates

Southwest Georgia Academy held a special dedication ceremony in the newly-renovated Joe Bryan auditorium. The special occasion was held on Monday, 2:00 p.m. on November 3. Guests and students attended the program. Headmaster Matt Dalrymple welcomed all the guests and introduced the speakers. Jo Bryan Bush, a daughter of Joe Bryan and former SGA headmaster, and J.W. Willis, son-in-law and […]

A favorite prayer

In church I heard a sweet elderly lady in the pew next to me saying a prayer. It was so innocent and sincere that I just have to share it with you: “Dear Lord, This has been a tough four to five years. You have taken my favorite actor Patrick Swayze. My favorite musician Michael Jackson. My favorite Blues Singer […]