2020-04-15 E-Edition

Vehicle accident injures one

A two vehicle accident occurred on Monday, April 6, 2020, at approximately 1:29 p.m. Miller County EMS, Miller County Fire and Rescue and the Colquitt Police Department responded to the scene of the accident. The report states that Preston William Jackson was backing out of a driveway on Grace Street after delivering a package. Jackson, driving a 2018 GMC Savana […]

Wanted fugitive captured in Miller County Saturday

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Miller County Sheriff’s Deputy Garison Clenney was patrolling on Babcock Road in Miller County when he observed a white female walking in the edge of a field. Deputy Clenney along with deputies Lonnie Wade and Seth Maxwell checked with the female to make sure she was okay. While talking with the […]

Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Bank Saturday

The Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Bank will be held next Saturday, April 18, from 8:00-9:30 a.m. The same line-up plan and check-off system will be used as last month, with volunteers registering in masks and gloves. Due to pandemic guidelines, everyone must remain in the vehicles at all times. Also please have your trunk popped for easy loading when […]

Food Bank GA primary election postponed to June

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Thursday that he is postponing the statewide general primary and presidential preference primary election until June 9, 2020. On Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13. “Due to the governor’s extension of the state of emergency through a time period that includes almost every day of […]

Gov. Kemp extending Georgia’s shelter-in-place order until April 30

Gov. Brian Kemp has extended Georgia’s shelter-in-place order until late April. Speaking at the Georgia State Capitol Wednesday, Kemp and health officials said that COVID-19 “was hitting our state hard” and that he will be extending the order until April 30, 2020. All provisions of shelter in place will remain in effect, the governor said. The order went into effect […]

Despite the virus, the Easter Bunny made his appearance

News Around Us

Bainbridge – A countywide manhunt for wanted felon, James Bennett Currin, ended late on Tuesday morning after a concerned citizen phoned in to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. DCSO Investigators Adam Mobley and Vincent Edmond received prior intel on Currin approximately six months ago, when they heard he was selling methamphetamines and stolen guns. However, the informant made it clear […]

Colquitt UMC observes Palm Sunday at Miller County Hospital

“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” John 12:13 Last Sunday, April 5, Colquitt United Methodist Church celebrated Palm Sunday. The original plan was to give each of the members a palm branch at a […]

How The Virus Stole Easter

With a nod to Dr. Seuss Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land. People were sick, hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school. As winter gave way to the promise of spring, The virus raged on, touching peasant and king. People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen. […]