June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt killer still at large

The Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Colquitt Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to bring in people who may know something about the killing of a convenience store employee.  More...

First Baptist sends food and supplies

The Colquitt First Baptist Church led the community to put together and deliver a trailer load of food and supplies to Joplin, MO.  Joplin was one of the large cities hit by killer tornadoes the end of May that destroyed much of the city and kil More...

Cloud to appeal murder conviction

ATLANTA- Court officials stated a Seminole County man convicting of killing another in the parking lot of a Colquitt convenience store is asking the state's highest court to toss out his conviction because he was in fear for his life when the inciden More...

Community

Rep. Gerald Greene Receives Environmental Leadership Award

ATLANTA – State Representative Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) recently received a 2011 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters, a statewide non- partisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all Georgia More...

Seminole County students excel

State test scores outstanding

District ranked second best overall in entire state   Test scores for the local system, RESA (regional education service agency) district, and state have been streaming in steadily for the past few weeks.  More...

Politically incorrect!

Very Politically Incorrect:  I had just come out of the store with two porterhouse steaks, a jumbo sausage, a bag of chips, and a 6-pack of beer. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 7 800C Traffic stops, 2x • Two verbal warnings • Fight • Escort, Hardee’s • Escort, Food Mart • Escort, Kangaroo • Investigate suspicious vehicle, Holly St.  More...

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 8 799R Service attempt, Danny St. • Fire, Hwy. 91S • Disturbance Lott Road • Suspicious activity, Hwy. 45S • Escort, Crawford St.  More...

Living & Style

More than 30 receive pins in Bainbridge College ceremony

Residents of Calhoun, Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole counties were among the more than 30 Bainbridge College (BC) Practical Nursing Program students from main campus and the BC Early County Center who received pins May 10, 2011. More...

Noah’s Ark

Love this! More...

German

In Mason, Texas, where there is a large German speaking population, a farmer walking down a country road notices a man drinking from a pond with his hand.  The farmer shouted: “Trink das Wasser nicht. More...

Search continues for missing Damascus lady

Law enforcement agencies in Damascus and Early County are asking the public for their help in locating a missing Alzheimer’s patient.  Doris "Tot" Shorter, age 79, of a Highway 45, Damascus address was last seen Friday afternoon, June 10.& More...

Miller County Commissioners to appeal lawsuit and change tax assessors

In a regular session on May 9, 2011, all of the commissioners, except Commissioner Kreg Freeman, went into closed session to discuss litigation against the 2010 Board of Commissioners, who were Defendants Barbie Womble, Frankie C. More...

The Wizard of Oz starts Friday

We’re off to see the Wizard! And you can be, too. For two weekends only, Cotton Hall Theater presents The Wizard of Oz.  More...

Flag Day and Flag Retirement Ceremony celebrated here

A small, but dedicated group of Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) members and local citizens were present Thursday, June 9, 2011, to give honor to the Flag.  The Flag Day celebration and U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony was held at the V.F.W.  More...

Religion

Family to go to mission field in Romania

Jeff and Anna Phillips of Donalsonville have decided to obey God’s call into missions in Romania, and they need your prayer and support.  Jeff has been working for the Department of Natural Resources as a game warden working in Seminole, E More...

‘Fresh Tomatoes for Father’s

Inspiration

After moving to south Georgia, I started something that has become an annual tradition for me.  More...

Getting things done

Every now and then God gently taps you on the shoulder and reminds you of what life is all about. I got just such a tap the other day. It was a day when there were too many errands to run, too much work to do and not enough time in the day to do it. More...

School & Sports

Miller County cheerleaders host camp

The MCHS Varsity Cheerleading Squad held a Mini-Cheer Camp May 24 – 27. The Varsity Cheerleaders taught girls Pre-K through sixth grade chants, cheers, jumps, dances, and stunts. More...

Graduation 2011 inaugurates new era at Bainbridge College

Graduation on May 12 at Bainbridge College (BC) marked several firsts. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Time to Listen

As night falls, there comes a wondrous change to the summertime woods, a perceptible transition from sight to sound. The daytime matinee curtain closes, and the forest becomes a voluminous darkened concert hall, a vast venue of nocturnal sound. More...

Opinion

Cartoons

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Smart, stupid, crooked or all three?

Some of you won't like this, but since I'm on the opinion page, this is what I think.  My "first wife" calls me a pessimist. She said that I look for the worst in people or situations.  More...

Show and Tell

Legendary artist, filmmaker and all- around creative genius Andy Warhol once said, “In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”  He didn’t know how right he was. Or how easy it would be.  More...