June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County Schools CRCT data in

As the school year comes to an end, teams of educators across the state anxiously await the results from the 2011 Criterion- Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), so they can begin to review the data, determining which needs remain or have surfaced for More...

Rains came with bad weather

The skies couldn’t have poured out money and done any better for the farmers, cattle folks, and homeowners as did the rains last week. More...

Community

Boot Drive set to benefit GA Firefighters Burn Foundation

July 1, 16 and 23

The 22nd annual "Give Burns The Boot" drive, benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, will be in full swing in Colquitt, beginning Friday, July 1, and continuing July 16 and July 23.  More...

Lee Anne Sheffield graduates from BC

Lee Anne Sheffield of Colquitt was among those graduating from Bainbridge College in the graduation ceremony held Thursday, May 12.  Lee Anne received an associate of arts degree in business administration and an associate of applied science in More...

As good as it gets!!

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. More...

School & Sports

VSU announces area graduates and dean's list

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from Spring 2011 who have met all qualifications for graduation, as well as those who have earned the academic status of dean's list.  More...

Associate of Science in Nursing Grads Receive Traditional Pins in BC Ceremony

The 28 Associate of Science in Nursing degree graduates, who received their degrees at Bainbridge College (BC) graduation May 12, marked their tran- sition from students to professional nurses May 13 in a traditional pinning ceremony.  More...

GSW holds commencement

The following Colquitt residents were among 335 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, May 7, in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.  Kaley Giv More...

Obituaries

DR. HINTON J. MERRITT

Dr. Hinton J. Merritt of Colquitt died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

INEZ COOK CHESHIRE

Mrs. Inez Cook Cheshire of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of Colquitt, died Sunday, June 19, 2011.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Cooks Union Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

BILL O’HEARN

Mr. James Billy “Bill” O’Hearn, age 82, of Donalsonville passed away June 9, 2011, at the Donalsonville Hospital.  Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at 11: 00 a.m. More...

Sunflowers fun to grow

People in Miller County are known to grow large, to extra large plants, vegetables and fruits.  Jerry Torbert has been around farms and farming most of his life, being the manager of Albany Tractor Company in Colquitt.  More...

Gas prices high here, drop all around

“Why are gas prices higher in Colquitt than any other place around?” is a question being asked by many.  The answer was, “They are gutting us while Shell won’t let the other station sell gas. More...

Wild hogs cause damage, or provide a dangerous sport

Johnny and Cody Miller of Colquitt have made a sport of removing dangerous, and damaging wild hogs from area farms.  These two wild hog hunters found, ran down and killed these two wild hogs, weighing 275 pounds and 300 pounds, last Thursday mor More...

Miller High rates good on GHSGT

This will mark the last year that students entering high school will be required to pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in order to attain a diploma. More...

Religion

‘Running at Sun Up’

Inspiration

I read of an African parable that conveys this message: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 10 799O Served papers, 3x • Traffic stop, Hwy. 91N, 2x • Traffic stop, Hwy. 27 South • Asst. city units, Top Road, fight, 3x • Domestic, Railroad Road  More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

June 17 Hwy. 27 at John Deere, CPD, Traffic Stop; Bay Jackson Rd., BSO, Accident; South 4th St., CPD, Alarm; W. Crawford St., CPD, Escort; Broad St. West of Hwy. 91, NPD, Road Hazard; E. More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

Didgeridoo  Down Under  More...

Myron celebrates first birthday

Myron Woods celebrated his first birthday on May 12, 2011, with a jungle safari party.  Myron would like to say a special thank you to all his family and friends who attended.  He is the son of Matt and Brandi Woods and grandson of Joe and More...

Look who’s arrived!

Chad, Lacey and Colton Richardson are proud to announce the birth of their son and brother, Landon Calhoun Richardson.  Calhoun was born February 24, 2011, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany at 3:13 p.m. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A house call!

I lost one of my favorite doctors and a true friend, last week. This area lost one of their true icons.  Hinton J. Merritt, MD, is gone from his birthplace and his lifelong home. More...

Fun times ahead

Another Father’s Day is in the books. This one may be my best ever. And not because my kids gave me the DVD box set of my favorite TV show, “Swamp People.” They didn’t.  More...