May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New Mayor in town

When you were a little kid, did your parents ever ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?  More...

More Fun at Colquitt’s Second Saturday Market Days

It’s always fun to be in Colquitt, but this coming Saturday will be fun for all ages.  This is the third Second Saturday Market Days event, and they just keep getting better.  The event started two months ago and continues to grow. More...

Community

Delta Kappa Gamma Phi members attend convention

The Delta Kappa Gamma Psi State Georgia Convention was held at Lake Blackshear recently.  During a beautiful banquet ceremony, Jo Davis, 2009-2011 Psi State President, turned the president’s gavel over to Peggy Mc- Call.  More...

GA State Patrol report

State troopers from the Colquitt Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated three traffic crashes during the month of April in Miller County. Sergeant Marc Godby said the traffic crashes resulted in one traffic death.  More...

According to how you look at itme

•Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and family values.  Bill said, “I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?”  Larry replied, “I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?&r More...

School & Sports

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The David J. Simpson Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Hands and Caring Hearts will be held at 1:00 on Friday, May 20. This is always a great event. The format is a Two Person Scramble. The field will be flighted by Committee. More...

Seminole Ramlins

The Hydrilla Gnats put on the “Kids Kastin Kontest” at the River Days Boat Basin Park. B.A.S.S. More...

Students earn Bainbridge College awards for outstanding work ethics

Bainbridge College (BC) students on the main campus and at the BC Early County Center (BCEC) in Blakely were honored for having exemplified work ethics that include attendance and academics.  More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY NEWBERRY

Mrs. Dorothy Newberry, age 90, of Newton died Monday, May 2, 2011. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Thompson officiating. More...

HUGH D. BROOME JR.

Former Georgia State Representative Hugh D. More...

HERMAN EDWARD LANFORD

Mr. Herman Edward Langford, Sr. age 78, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011, at his residence.  Graveside services were held Thursday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

Health

Get vaccinated and keep sick children home

Cases of chickenpox in Mitchell County prompt reminders

An outbreak of chickenpox in Mitchell County is prompting reminders by Southwest Health District for parents to keep sick children home until they are no longer contagious and to make sure family members are up-to-date on vaccine-preventable disease More...

Ex-con kills three in Iron City

Iron City - From several news reports, it was disclosed that a gunman shot and killed three people in Iron City, Saturday evening, May 7. The shootings occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m.  More...

Semi burns in resident’s front yard

A large semi tractor-trailer overturned on the Phillipsburg Road, just past the intersection of Cox Road, Saturday night, May 7, at approximately 11:15 p.m. More...

National Day of Prayer observed here

With prayer and song, more than three dozen people gathered at noon Thursday, May 5, on the northwest corner of the Colquitt square outside the Miller County Courthouse to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.  More...

Religion

Seeds from the Sower

There’s a pillar in Trafalgar Square in London. On top of it is a statue of Britain’s naval hero, Lord Nelson.  But it’s up so high, you can’t see his features. More...

‘A Few Reminders’

Inspiration

I will not deny that I find myself needing reminders more often than in the past to keep me on task. At the same time, I received a couple of reminders last week that were not so pleasant.  More...

Barefoot Pastor

The pastor of the church I attended as a young man was a distinguished, dignified and always impeccably dressed man who also happened to have a warm and compassionate heart. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 28 799N Routine county patrol • Assist jailer in checking inmates • Welfare check on elderly citizens around the county • Suspicious person on Hwy. More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

May 7 W. Crawford St., CPD, Escort; Clear Lake Rd. at Hwy. 91, NPD, Traffic Stop; Casey Carter Rd., MSO, Request a Telephone Call; Claude Rd., MSO, Domestic; Clear Lake Rd. at Hwy. 91, NPD, Traffic Stop; Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Miss Donley to wed Mr. Maloy

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Donley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Niki, to Garrett Maloy.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buren Whitaker of Colquitt and the late Mr. J.C. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Calling all World Travelers to the Library this Summer!   More...

Welcome, Caylea Grace Collins

Addison Elizabeth Durham would like to welcome her cousin, Caylea Grace Collins.  Caylea Grace was born February 10, 2011. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces.  Caylea Grace’s parents are Cari Black and Aaron Collins. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Osama bin Laden- RIP, I hope-

Since the Prince and Princess have wed and gone on their honeymoon, the tornadoes came through the South and killed over 300, and billions of dollars in property were blown away, things keep getting better or worse.  The Lord may be answering ou More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Fallen Idol

In 1979 Willie Nelson wrote a song called “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” Once upon a time, I knew exactly how Willie felt.  My first hero was a cowboy. I loved Roy Rogers better than sleeping in on Sunday morning. More...