2021-06-30 E-Edition

Two vehicle accident causes injury

On Monday, June 21, 2021, Miller/Baker 911 received a call regarding a two vehicle accident on Highway 27 South at approximately 4:30 p.m. Miller County EMS, Miller County Fire & Rescue, the Colquitt Police Department, the Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. The accident report states that Patricia Mackey Diaz […]

Tommy Tabb named as new MCHS principal

In a special called meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Miller County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Tommy Tabb as the new principal for Miller County High School. Tabb, given a one-year contract by the board, will assume the principalship on July 1. Tommy is a native of Southwest Georgia. After graduating from Mitchell-Baker High School in […]

Celebrate the Fourth in Colquitt

Don’t forget our Freedom Fest that will take place Friday, July 2nd, at Spring Creek Park right here in Colquitt. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and there is no admission fee. So, bring your lawn chairs, bring your friends and family, and enjoy an evening of music, food, fellowship, fun, and fireworks. Later in the evening, The Bushmen […]

Three generations work together at Colquitt UMC Food Bank distribution

Joanna Richardson of Hahira was on hand Saturday, June 19, to help with distribution at the Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Bank. Her father, Kent Richardson, and grandfather, Terry Toole, were thrilled to be working along side of the Colquitt native. Volunteers in June ranged in age from 85-2. Now that is diversity! To volunteer to serve or to receive […]

Colquitt resident aboard the USS Ronald Reagan

Gunner’s Mate Seaman Brendan Schwehr, left, from Springfield, Illinois, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Braden McDonald from Colquitt, Georgia, fire a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the fantail of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and […]

Freedom wasn’t, isn’t free – 56 signers

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Their story. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died […]

What turns you on?

A woman gets naked in front of her husband and asks: “What turns you on the most, my pretty face, my voluptuous bust or my sexy rear?” He briefly looks her up and down and replies: “Your sense of humor.” He is currently in a coma, but doctors have hope that he will recover.

Georgia State Troopers gearing up for busy holiday travel period

Georgia State Troopers are gearing up for a busy July Fourth holiday travel period. The holiday period is 72 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and ending at midnight on Monday, July 5. “During this period, troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the […]

Laughter is the best medicine

In the photo above are Camben and Henry Peace, the grandchildren of Karl Peace of Baker County. Whatever it is that is so funny, it seems they are having a good time as siblings. Laughter could be our answer!