January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

One Last Look Back for 2010

As the year 2011 begins, some of the news of 2010 is now history. More...

Boomers to cause SS and Medicare to rise

According to national reports, baby boomers, those born after WW II, are about to create a record population explosion in the nation's health care program for seniors.  More...

Community

A Long Road Home...

Lena Baker, the only woman ever sentenced to die in the electric chair in the state of Georgia, will finally receive a fitting headstone during a Jan. 12 dedication ceremony, 65 years after her execution and shortly following the Jan. More...

Library News

Make a New Year’s  Resolution  More...

An ode of English Plural

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.  One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese.  You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS  December 17 800D Traffic stop 4x •Disturbance • Assist EMS •Security Check •Poss. of marijuana  More...

Sheriff Department Reports

INCIDENT REPORTS  Disorderly Conduct  More...

miller-baker E 911 calls

December 21 Milton Miller Rd., BSO, Harassment; Brooks St. at the apartments, CPD, Traffic Stop; N. 2nd, CPD, Escort; Grow St ., CPD, Domestic; Grimsley Bridge Rd., MSO, Theft; N. Milford St., CPD, Unlock Vehicle; Main St. More...

Living & Style

Rosalyn Amelia Lott arrives

David and Laura Lott of Metter announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Rosalyn Amelia Lott. Rosalyn was born on September 27, 2010, in Statesboro at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center. More...

How to dance in the rain

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 a.m.  More...

Stats from Dept. of Homeland Security

Year to date statistics on airport screening from the Department of Homeland Security:   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Our Past, Present and Future-One Nation Under God

As we move into another year, 2011, I tend to look back on what we have gone through in 2010.  Someone said, "The past is gone, and cannot be changed. The future is not here, and is not guaranteed. The present is all we have."  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Time to suck it up

Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s wrong. More...

Three charged with copper wire thefts

In the months of November and December of this year, approximately six irrigation systems were damaged and the cable wire stolen in Miller County.  Chief Deputy Shane Rathel and Investigator B.J. More...

Break-ins, burglaries and funny money

Attempted Break-ins  On Thursday, December 23, 2010, at approximately 10:06 p.m., Police Chief Scott Worsley was conducting a business check at Three C's Oil Company located at 606 E. Crawford Street in Colquitt.  More...

Charges filed against convicted felon for firearm violation

On Saturday, December 25, 2010, Officer Chris Medina was dispatched to Second St. in reference to Ricky Grimsley carrying a gun and frightening children with it.  When the officer arrived on scene, he was unable to locate Mr. Grimsley. More...

First BOE Meeting?

The first Miller County Board of Education of 2011 was held, I think, on Monday, January 3.  I am not sure who attended, because when I walked into the Colquitt City Hall courtroom at 7:55 p.m., there was no one there. I mean no one. More...

Religion

‘Lasting Treasures’

JimInspiration

Gale and I got an important job done last week—we took down the Christmas decorations and stored them away. We did not decorate as much this time as in the past, and I was sure glad for it when time came to dismantle everything.  More...

Seed from the Sower

Enjoy God’s presence. He promises, and Fear not; for I am with thee, and with God’s Spirit within you, His angels around you, His arms beneath you, you are more than sufficient for the year before you.  Engage God’s power. More...

The amazing grace of ‘ doover,’ the art of second chance

If anybody believes in “doover,” it is Yours Truly. This stems back to my pre-adult days littered with carefreeness and fun of all sizes and shapes.At that time, my whole life revolved around games. More...

School & Sports

27 Bainbridge College LPN Graduates Honored at Blakely Ceremony

Bainbridge College practical nursing students who were honored in a traditional pinning ceremony Dec. More...

BC announces fall semester honor’s list

Bainbridge College Interim Grand, Rebecca Green,  Vice President for  Eloise Haynes, Melissa Academic and Student  Hester, Daneisha Hill, Affairs Dr. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Osceola, the Black Drink Crier, in his early days, worked for the Troops of Fort Scott, which was in Decatur Co. Osceola was first riled by the Claires Plantation, east of Tallahassee, for taken his wife and making a slave out of her. More...

Obituaries

Harold "Buck" Williams

Mr. Harold "Buck" Williams, age 82, of Valdosta, formerly of Colquitt, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at his residence.  Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 4, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Dorothy Nell “Dot” Cloud

Mrs. Dorothy Nell “Dot” Cloud died Saturday, January 1, 2011.  Funeral services were held at Cox-Ware Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 5, at 3:00 p.m. Interment followed at Mt. More...

ALLIE MAE BUGGS

Mrs. Allie Mae Buggs, age 86, of Donalsonville, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at Signature HealthCare of North Florida in Graceville, FL.  Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Live Oak A.M.E. Church. More...