Luther Clearman obituary

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Mr. Luther Young Clearman, Jr. of Colquitt died Thursday, August 18, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chris Shoemaker and Rev. Cory Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with Military Honors. There will be no visitation.  Mr. Clearman was an Army […]

2022-08-17 E-Edition

Miller County Sheriff Ric Morgan Arrested in GBI Investigation

Colquitt, GA (August 10, 2022) – The GBI was requested to investigate allegations of sexual battery by Miller County Sheriff Ric Morgan on July 26, 2022, by Pataula Judicial Circuit District Attorney Vic McNease. The allegations stem from an incident that took place while on a 911 call in Miller County, Georgia, involving Sheriff Morgan. GBI Agents began the investigation […]

Sunflowers are blooming

If you are riding down Main Street in Colquitt, you may have seen the sunflower patch located just off the square by Cotton Hall Theater. Rodney Bryan and his son, Rod, of Colquitt have planted some type of commodity in this same location for a long time. They have planted corn, cotton, and peanuts and even stacked the peanuts the […]

Sally Wells Inducted in American Peanut Shellers Association Hall of Fame

At the American Peanut Shellers Association Pre-Harvest Meeting, Board Chairman Clint Piper announced the induction of Sally Wells to the American Peanut Shellers Association’s Hall of Fame. The American Peanut Shellers Association was incorporated in 1919 and is the oldest peanut organization in the world. In their 103 year history, the association has inducted 12 individuals to their Hall of […]

Food Bank this Saturday

The local food bank, a project of Colquitt United Methodist Church, will be held this Saturday morning, August 20, 2022, from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for distribution. The Food Bank takes lots of volunteers and hard hours of bagging and preparing the food on Thursday. If you would like to volunteer or need more information about the Food Bank, […]

Joanne Holland honored for 27 years of service on library board

Joanne Holland was recognized at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 20, as members of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library Board and Miller County Library Board gathered to salute her 27 years of service on the boards. She has completed nine three-year terms, the maximum number of years to serve on the board, and was praised for her dedication. Over the […]

GA Dept. of Driver Services (DDS) provides online renewals for eligible commercial drivers

Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is now providing a valuable service for commercial drivers – Online License Renewal. Eligible commercial drivers can now avoid visiting in person by renewing at www.dds.georgia.gov. Over the first few days, nearly 150 CDL drivers have completed their renewal, update or replacement without a visit to a DDS Customer Service Center. “Our country could […]

A visit to the mental asylum


During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?” “Well,” said the director, “we fill up a bathtub; then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.” “Oh, I understand,” I said. “A […]

Did you know these things had names


1- The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella. 2- The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor. 3- The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet. 4- The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble. 5- The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus. 6- […]