August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Semi tractor-trailer jackknifes on SR 91 N.

On August 19, 2011, an accident occurred when a 2000 International 9200 Series 92 Semi tractor -trailer, was traveling east on Ga 91 north of Colquitt.  More...

Blakely woman killed in accident on Three-Notch Road

A Blakely woman was killed when the 2005 Nissan Altima SE/SL/S auto stuck several trees when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and overturned.  The call came in that a one vehicle accident had happened Saturday, August 20, at approxim More...

Community

Emma Grace celebrates third birthday!

Emma Grace Donley celebrated her third birthday Friday, August 19th. She started her celebration with a birthday party at The Kid’s Place where she attends preschool. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

First Tuesday  Book Club  More...

Shaw Industries trimming work force

Arecent news release from the Dalton-based Shaw Industries revealed it is trimming its work force at plants in Eton and Ringgold. Company officials declined to say how many workers are being affected.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 15 800C Escort, Kangaroo  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORT

INCIDENT REPORTS   Accident  On August 19, 2011, Stephanie Nichole Mc- Neally, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, stated that she was headed west on Griggs Lucille Road and a deer ran out in front her from her right side.   More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

August 17 Hwy. 27 South at Hilltop, CPD, Out with; Roosevelt at Old Historical Society, NPD, Noise Complaint; W.BroadAve., BEMS, BSO, Medical; W. Crawford St., CPD, Escort; Hwy. 200, BSO, Unruly Juvenile; Main St., CPD, Unlock Vehicle; Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Miss Lumpkin, Mr. McNease to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lumpkin of Arlington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Raye Lumpkin, to James Roberts McNease of Colquitt. James is the son of Mrs. Louisa Rains of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and the late Mr. More...

Nursing Home News

Activities have been going in full force over this past week at Miller Nursing Home. More...

'A friend in need is a friend indeed'

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's a great time to be alive!

It has been a good day, no a great day.  I got up early Saturday morning to fix Uva's breakfast before I left to go to church. More...

Meet in the middle...of nowhere

Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. In just a few more days your U.S. More...

Man killed by fire after escaping twice from fire

Damascus- After two fires and two escapes, the second fire, an early morning fire at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday morning, August 13, claimed the life of a Bainbridge man when a kitchen fire destroyed a home at 7364 Kestler Avenue in Damascus.  More...

Football season has started

The Miller County Pirates kick off their regular football season this Friday night here at Pirate Stadium against the Wilcox County Patriots.  Game time is 8:00 p.m. More...

Gas prices drop, rise, stay the same

Gas prices vary in US from $2.37 to $5.00 per gallon

Gas prices seem to lower, rise, stay the same at the whim of the distributors or location.  In Georgia, we're paying about a dime a gallon less today than we were last week overall.  More...

Religion

‘Don’t Ignore the Clutter’

Inspiration

Mark Twain conveyed an interesting observation about maintaining good health when he commented, “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not.” It More...

God's wife, will knock your socks off

Author and lecturer, Leo Buscaglia, once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.  The winner was:  More...

ABCDEFGHIJK

After being married for thirty years....a wife asked her husband to describe her.  He looked at her slowly... then said, "You're A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K."  She asks..... More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Sentiment? Not Just Yet

The tacklebox was nothing special. Neither were the lures inside it. Nor was it old; just your average plastic, mid-size Plano hip-roof model, one that opens outward in opposite directions revealing two sets of shelves and compartments.  More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

It has been another exciting week with Miller County FFA. I can definitely say that we have been very busy! This past Wednesday Mr. Bill Spooner’s third period horticulture class received the first shipment of ferns. More...

Warriors stand tall against Robert Toombs

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors football team opened their 2011 campaign last Friday night against the Robert Toombs Crusaders out of Lyons, GA. More...

Obituaries

COLEMAN FOY BRIMLOW

Mr. Coleman Foy Brimlow, age 72, of Donalsonville passed away August 16, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, at 4:00 p.m. More...

LEE TILLMAN

Lee Tillman, 84, of Bainbridge, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2011 at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at Morningside Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Southerland and Rev. Warren Fox officiating. More...

RALPH SHAW

Mr. Ralph Shaw died Monday, August 22, 2011.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Colquitt Funeral Home.  A full obituary will be in the next edition.   More...

Health

Brain- eating Amoeba rare, but deadly

ATLANTA —In recent news reports, a braindestroying amoeba is being blamed for three recent deaths in southern states. Healthofficials say infections are rare – and it’s been five years since the last reported case in Georgia.  More...