May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Baker County man killed in ATV accident

A Baker County man was killed Saturday night, April 30, when the ATV he was riding struck a wire cable. The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. in the Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Preserve Area where finding the victim proved difficult for search crews. More...

Hall of Fame awarded Taylor

Thursday, April 28, India Taylor was added as the 2011 Miller County High School Band Hall of Fame nominee at the MCHS Spring Band Concert and Awards event.  The prestigious award was presented by Band Booster Selena Warren.  More...

AG Icon mural celebrated

On Tuesday, April 26, a number of high ranking state and federal officials were on hand to celebrate the completion of the giant ag mural in Colquitt. Rep. More...

Community

Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter Celebrates Founder’s Day

Colquitt’s Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, April 28, at Moby Dick Restaurant.  More...

Brock and Kara celebrate birthdays

Brock and Kara Donley recently celebrated their first and fourth birthdays.  Kara turned one on March 28. She enjoyed a cupcake party at Meme and Poppy’s cookhouse in Colquitt.  More...

Social Security - Greediest Generation

Alan Simpson, senator from Wyoming, co-chair of Obama's deficit commission, calls senior citizens the greediest generation as he compared "Social Security" to a milk cow with 310 million teats.  Here's a response in a letter from an unknown fell More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 24 799O Security checks • Home alarm, Hwy. More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

April 29 Clearlake Rd., BSO, Noise Complaint; Hwy. 91 N at Clear Lake Rd., NPD, Traffic Stop; N MLK, CPD, MEMS, Medical; Main St., CPD, Road Hazard; Hwy. 91 N at City Limits, NPD, Traffic Stop; Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Audrey Marie Collins!

James Watson Collins would like to announce the arrival of his baby sister, Audrey Marie Collins.  Audrey was born on April 15, 2011, in Sylva, NC, weighing seven pounds, four ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long.  Her proud parents are More...

Rice/Holt wedding plans complete

Kelsey Rice and Hayden “Rock” Holt have completed plans for their wedding which will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 6:30 in the evening. The ceremony will take place at Brentwood Plantation at 144 Cyrene Road in Bainbridge. More...

Miss Grubbs to marry Mr. Bryant

Jacky and Diane Grubbs of Bainbridge would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to John Mark Bryant, son of Cindy and Scott Taliaferro of Whigham and Mark and Jennifer Brant of Reno.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter o More...

Obituaries

MARY ETHEL STEPHENS JOHNSON

Mrs. Mary Ethel Stephens Johnson, 86, of Colquitt, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Enterprise, AL.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. More...

DAVID ALLEN ETHRIDGE

Mr. David Allen Ethridge, age 39, of Newton, died Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Notchaway Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating.  Mr. More...

MARIE HELMS ANGLIN

Mrs. Marie Helms Anglin, age 84, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Funeral services for Mrs. Anglin were held on Monday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m. More...

'When called, we respond'

The second most deadly storm on record crossed seven southern states, killing 337 people thus far. The most deadly storm was on March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.   More...

James Ard retires after 30 years

A host of friends, family and co-workers met beneath the large oak trees in front of the Miller County Department of Family and Children Service building on Thursday, April 21, 2011 to celebrate the retirement of James Ard. More...

' Michele's Dream'

On April 1, “Michele’s Dream” came true. Nearly one year earlier, Michele Fiala of St. Louis, MO, a Stage IV melanoma survivor, embarked on her dream of transforming Cancer Support Community of Greater St. More...

Another dog killing report

A press release was obtained from the Miller County Sheriff's Department.  On the 26th of April 2011 at approximately 2000 hrs., Deputy Dale Mitchell was dispatched to 1885 Whites Bridge Road in reference to a dog call that had been called in b More...

Religion

‘Light in the dark tunnel’

JimInspiration

As I sat in the chair getting a haircut last week, I was amused at a poster on the wall that said that due to the current economic conditions that the light at the end of the tunnel would be turned off!  More...

In my own backyard

This letter was written to the editor of the local paper by a solider from Emporia  Dear editor: (Due to the nature of my service and as a security issue please withhold my name, if at all possible.)  More...

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks. A United States Marine was taking some college courses between assignments. He had completed 20 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

School & Sports

Austin Spooner selected as finalist in Governor’s Honor Program

Austin Spooner has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Governor’s Honors Program in the area of social studies and will participate in a four-week summer instructional program in Valdosta, Ga.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Why?

I was once a schoolteacher. For 30 long years I imparted knowledge and molded young minds. For 30 long years I bandaged skinned knees and soothed juvenile heartaches. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

MAY 4 - WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Jelly, Fruit Lunch - Nachos/Chili/Cheese, Saltines, Salsa/Sour Cream, Seasoned Corn, Steak Nuggets/Roll, Creamed Potatoes, Broccoli  More...

Entertainment

Men act and do strange

One day my houseworkchallenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt... More...

A new school prayer

By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry  Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore  Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....  A kid in Arizona wrote the attache More...

The wrong funeral

God doesn't make mistakes. He puts us where He wishes us to be. They say there are no mistakes, for everything there is a purpose. Makes you think.  Enjoy! We'll never know where our paths will take us!  This is really beautiful!  More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Do you want to live forever young?

I wish I had learned about this earlier, lots earlier. Men and women since the start have looked for that magic potion, pill or whatever to make you stay young, especially the women folks.  More...

Party on, dude

For years my memory has been less reliable than the Atlanta Braves’ bullpen. I didn’t know why. Now I do. A new study says clean living is killing my brain.  More...

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