2014-12-17

It was a Cooool Spring Creek Christmas Parade



The second annual Spring Creek Christmas Parade was held for first time at night, and it was a good one Thursday, December 11. The parade was to come up Main Street, but was looped around up to First Street and back on Main as the Colquitt Police car led the long parade up town, where parade announcer Charles Thorne introduced […]

City of Colquitt constructs new animal shelter



The City of Colquitt recently constructed a new animal shelter facility located at its Wastewater Treatment Facility on Mayhaw Drive. The city had previously disposed of the property where its former animal facilities was located and built this new one to meet all Georgia Department ofAgriculture rules and regulations that govern animal control shelters. The shelter is now approved and […]

Christmas comes early for Miller County School’s Band



Back at the beginning of August, band director, Holly Thomas and grant writer, Karen Kimbrel, applied for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grant. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is an organization that donates new and refurbished instruments to school bands in communities who do not have the funds to purchase instruments that are needed for their music programs. After weeks […]

Holiday deadlines for next two weeks



In order for our employees to celebrate Christmas with their friends and families for the next two weeks, we will have early deadlines for news and advertisements. The deadline for the Wednesday, December 24 edition is Thursday, December 18 at noon. This paper will be available on the newstands on Monday, December 22. The deadline for the Wednesday, January 1 […]

News Around Us



Bainbridge – Monday morning, RiverBend Ford reported a stolen tailgate from a 2015 Ford F350. This is the second such reported incident this year, according to the incident report. The tailgate was valued at $3500 and the taillight was $150. Both were reported being seen during the weekend, but were missing Monday morning. According to a report from the National […]

2014 Tour of Homes and First annual Art Show held



The Colquitt-Miller Arts Council has given a new meaning to the Christmas lyric “Deck the Halls” during their 2014 Tour of Homes and first annual Art Show this weekend. The hall in question was Cotton Hall and the “decking” was some of the area’s finest artwork. On display were over 70 pieces of artwork by 19 artists, ranging from oil […]

Overturn caused by DUI?



An accident was reported on GA 45 south around Helms Road, Wednesday, December 10, with an overturned vehicle and possible injuries. Fire and rescue units were dispatched, along with Miller County Sheriff vehicles by Miller-Baker E 911. When the units arrived, first responders had the driver out of the overturned vehicle sitting up in one of the rescue units. The […]

We’ve come a long way, baby



“Wisdom, Justice and Moderation” has been the motto of the Georgia State Patrol since its inception in March 1937. It was the motoring public who first advocated the need for the Department of Public Safety. Traffic fatalities, increased crime, and a need for a larger law enforcement agency with statewide arrest powers, led Georgia lawmakers to create the State Patrol. […]

Ties, just five dollars



May you always have love to share, health to spare and friends that care! A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift […]

An interesting letter about flying



Keith Ruckert is a master wood-turner well known and highly regarded hereabouts. Gordon does woodworking, too, so he knows Keith. One day some time ago, Keith opened his door to find Ferrol Sams and his wife on his doorstep. Mr. Sams had heard about Keith’s expertise and wanted to see some of his work. Keith took them out to the […]