2020-01-01 E-Edition

State Theater dedication and reception held

On Friday December 20, the City of Colquitt held a dedication of the Colquitt State Theater and a retirement reception for Mayor James C. Phillips. The Colquitt State Theater, formerly known as the State Theater was an operable movie theater that had remained vacant in Colquitt for over 40 years. The Colquitt Downtown Development Authority originally purchased the vacant theater […]

A Buck of a lifetime

Jason Cox killed this nice 10-pointer buck on Friday, December 20, 2019, while hunting in Miller County. This stud buck weighed in at 240 pounds. Jason had been watching this fine buck for quite awhile and took him down before he was harvested by another deer hunter. Hope he saved enough money after Christmas to mount that head on his […]

One Last Lo.o.k


JANUARY At 150 years old, Baker County’s oldest church was destroyed by a fire Sunday morning, December 23, 2018. Investigators said they got a call about an alarm that went off at Thankful Baptist Church just after 1 a.m. on Sunday. Deputies were dispatched, but they said the church’s key holder thought there was an alarm malfunction, so investigators left. […]

The Pataula Judicial Circuit holds a graduation ceremony for seven participants in the Parental Accountability Court (PAC)

The Pataula Judicial Circuit held a graduation ceremony for seven participants in the Parental Accountability Court (PAC) program on recently. The PAC program is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and Superior Court Judges. In the Pataula Judicial Circuit, the PAC court is overseen by Chief Judge T. Craig Earnest and […]

Leo Malinao graduates magna cum laude at VSU

Valdosta State University 2019 Fall semester graduation ceremony was held Saturday, December 14, 2019. Among those graduating were Leo Alphonsus San Jose Malinao, of Colquitt. Leo graduated at Valdosta State University with Magna Cum Laude honors as he received a BS Biology degree. He is the youngest of four sons of Benedicto and Elizabeth Malinao of Colquitt and he is […]

Happy New Year, Democrats and Republicans

Suggested greetings you might send to your politically correct Democratic, Socialist, Progressive, Marxist and Communist “friends” along with a somewhat simpler message you can send to your Republican and Independent friends (and basically anyone not identified in the first group.) Happy New Year! To My Democratic Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – Wearing blue caps and gowns and a smile on their faces, five Decatur County prisoners shook hands with Warden Gordon Screen and received their GED diplomas Thursday at a special ceremony. Donald Garrett, Stephen Kendrick, Fabian Leal-Rivera, James Taylor and Jode Weaver flipped their tassels together in unison, marking the first step toward a better tomorrow. “From getting […]

Tiffany Horace Receives GED Diploma

Tiffany Horace has completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma. Tiffany attended classes at Miller and Decatur County Adult Education. Graduates receive a $ 500 voucher for tuition at any Georgia college. Please call Becky Braswell at 758- 5592, ext. 5025, for further information about Miller County Adult Education, a division of Southern Regional Technical College. Congratulations, Tiffany!

Even God enjoys a good laugh!

There were three good arguments that Jesus was Black: 1. He called everyone brother. 2. He liked Gospel. 3. He didn’t get a fair trial. But then there were three equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish: 1. He went into His Father’s business. 2. He lived at home until he was 33. 3. He was sure his Mother was […]