June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bell named SGA headmaster

David Bell of Colquitt has been named headmaster by the board of directors of Southwest Georgia Academy.  During his 16-year career at SGA, Bell has been a high-school math teacher, head coach of the football team, and athletic director. More...

Thank You for the rain

Those in Colquitt saw a blessed rain last week wet the seeds planted on downtown Main Street.  We are now in the middle of a drought that makes the farmlands, lawns and yards almost a tender box.  To have a rain, any amount, is something th More...

Community

BC Honors its Outstanding Students

The Bainbridge College community gathered for the first Honors Night held in the new Student Wellness Center. More...

Kaley Givens receives Bachelor of Science degree

Kaley Givens, a 2007 graduate of Miller County High School, received her bachelor of science degree in education from Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The ceremony was held in the Storm Dome at GSW in Americus.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

A World of Stories!  More...

School & Sports

MCES students receive awards

First Grade 2011 A Honor Roll: Front row, l-r: Kaylyn Bradley, Harbor Wells, Tavori Miller Haley Davis, Brooklyn Burgess. More...

Miller County Elementary Last Nine Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade Principal’s Honor Roll: Conner Horne, Jaycie Johnson, Elisa Liles, Makayla McMullen, Lyric Moore, Summer Murkerson, Braylen Roland, Mia Roland, Judson Thomas, and Jamal Wesley.  More...

Second graders honored for achievements

Principal’s Honor Roll, top row, l-r: Carter Ann Houston, Albert Holmes, Cain Morse, Luv Patel, Madalyn Yancey. More...

Obituaries

TOM NEWBERRY

Mr. Tom Newberry, age 87, of Enterprise, AL, formerly of Colquitt, died Monday, May 30, 2011 in Enterprise, AL.  The family will receive friends Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Colquitt Funeral Home. More...

RAY JEROME HAIRE

Mr. Ray Jerome Haire, 69, of Bainbridge, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Haire was born in Colquitt, the son of Robert Haire and Kathleen Carter Hatcher.  A memorial service was held Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. More...

DAVID L. HAYWOOD

Mr. David Haywood, age 61, of Colquitt, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel Dean officiating.  More...

Health

Safety precautions when leaving children at home alone

ATLANTA – School is out and the children are in. Now that summer is here, there will be more opportunities for children to be left home alone and more worry for parents who wonder if they should leave them without adult supervision.  More...

Tips for Swimming Safety

“According to the Centers for Disease Control, recreational water venues receive more than 360 million visits from individuals across the United States each year,” says security guru Bret Almassy in his article titled “Tips for Swim More...

Safety tips to cope extreme heat

When high temperatures mix with high humidity, older adults, the very young and people with chronic disease and mental illness are at highest risk of heat- related illness and death - but even young and healthy individuals should take precautions if More...

God Bless our fallen heros every one

If attending Memorial Day services Monday, May 30, 2011, didn’t give you a heart full of patriotism, it can’t be done.  More...

Pataula Drug Task Force make arrests

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, agents with the Pataula Drug Task Force and Georgia State Patrol Colquitt Post arrested Tony Richardson, 37, of Colquitt for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and sale of marijuana.   More...

Presidential candidate visits Colquitt

Last Thursday morning, May 26, Conservative Republican presidential candidate John Davis made a stop in Colquitt at the Captain’s Cup.  The name of John Davis is not a household name in the USA,anymore than anyone coming though Colquitt wh More...

Religion

‘The Price Tag of Change’

Inspiration

Like a lot of churches in our community, we recently celebrated our annual homecoming. It was a wonderful day that many shared with us. The preaching was powerfully challenging and was presented with excellence. More...

Psalm 109:8

My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and we were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS  May 23 800C Speak with officer, Health Department  May 24 800C Fire, Crawford St. • Escort, Main St. • Speak with officer, Police Department  More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

May 23 Williow Nook Rd., BSO, Hang Up Call; N Cuthbert St. MEMS, Transport; Hwy 91 South, BSO, Alarm; W. College St., CPD, Alarm; Crawford St. at Grants Bar, CPD, Traffic Stop; 1st St.  More...

Living & Style

Nursing Home News

It feels as if summer is here to stay.  We enjoyed our regular activities this past week. More...

Jackson Bentley Horn arrives

Brayden Horn is proud to announce the birth of his baby brother, Jackson Bentley. Jackson, 6 lbs.15 oz., 20 inches, arrived on March 10, 2011 at 8:22 a.m. Jackson’s parents are Ben and Nicole Horn. More...

Harmony celebrates 2nd birthday

Harmony Marie Phillips celebrated her second birthday on Friday, May 20th. She is the daughter of April Phillips and Jerry Harper Jr.   More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Don't get much better-

If you're reading this, we made it back from the mountains of Tennessee.  I don't go on too many trips. None that my first wife don't plan. I guess you could say I am a home body. More...

Still here...Again...

Because I have such a high tolerance for stupidity, I actually paid attention a week or so ago when media outlets started pumping the story about a man who claimed the world was going to end on May 21, 2011. At 6 p.m. EST, no less.  More...