2022-07-13 E-Edition

Hog hunting with dogs

Austin Dollar was in a cornfield off of Phillipsburg Road on the Miller County-Baker County line hog hunting with dogs, at about 10:30 on July 5, 2022. Dollar’s two-year-old dog ran into the woods about 600 yards off of a cornfield into the swamp, jumped a hog and ran 300 more yards, stopped her and started baying her. It’s very […]

Arrest made in murder of Antrayves Benton

The Colquitt Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the murder of Antrayves Benton (aka Tooney). Antrayves Benton was murdered on Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Colquitt on Saturday April 16th, 2022. The suspect has been identified as Christian Gray, b/m, age 24, of Blakley. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained a warrant for Murder and other […]

Food Bank is this week

The Colquitt United Methodist Church Food Bank will be this Saturday, July 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Packing will be Thursday, July 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. The packing and distribution of fresh food of all types are according to what can be purchased from Second Harvest and other agencies. The funds to buy these foods comes from […]

Twenty killed over July 4th holiday travel period

During the Fourth of July holiday travel period, 20 people were killed across Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Several fatal road accidents happened in southwest Georgia during the holiday travel period. One happened when a man was hit walking down the middle of the road on U.S. 82/SR 520 in Atkinson County, according to the Georgia […]

Cost of a First-Class Stamp Rises to 60 Cents on July 10

The price of a first-class stamp rose 3.4 percent, from 58 cents to 60 cents, on July 10. Until then, you could buy Forever stamps at the current price and use them, well, forever. A first-class stamp covers the price of a 1-ounce letter. An additional ounce costs 20 cents, and that rose to 24 cents. Other postal products saw […]

Kemp extends Georgia gas tax break through August 13

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, July 1, extended Georgia’s gas tax holiday through August 13. The General Assembly suspended the fuel tax in March as motorists faced rising pump prices above $4 a gallon. Kemp extended that break in May and again on Friday. The state gas tax is around 29 cents per gallon. Kemp also suspended the state sales […]

Will Pace places fourth in the nation

On Friday, July 1, 2022, the winners of the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference were announced, and Seminole County Middle High School FBLA’s own Will Pace was on the winner’s list for the impromptu speaking competition He mastered the competition and won at the regional and state level with an almost perfect impromptu speaking scoring, and last […]

Candy Stripers & Autocorrekt

by Sean Dietrich As a writer, one thing you want to strive for is complete ackuracy. You don’t want grammatical mistakes in your work because this undermines your writing and makes you look like a toad. Still, errors and typos do happen. One of the main culprits is autocorrect. Modern computers and smartphones are always correcting spelling without your permission, […]

Little Johnny

Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. “Johnny, wait until we’ve said our prayer,” his mother said. “I don’t have to,” he re replied. “Of course you do,” his mother insisted. “That’s at our house,” Johnny explained, “but this is Grandma’s house and she […]