January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff shares report on jail with Lions

Sheriff H.E."Buddy" Glass was the featured speaker at the Colquitt Lions’ Club Wednesday, January 4.  Sheriff Glass gave an amazing and informative report to the members of the local Lions Club, of which he is a member.  More...

Community

Gentiva Hospice visits Colquitt Garden Club

The first Tuesday meeting of the new year for the Colquitt Garden Club was full of information and purpose as Betty Miller presented a program meaningful for all members. More...

Sen. John Bulloch Named to Georgia Trend’s ‘ Most Influential’ List

For the second year in a row, Sen. John Bulloch ( R – Ochlocknee) was named to Georgia Trend’s list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. More...

Senate OKs bill to cap foreclosure fees

Georgia cities and counties would have to cap the fees and penalties they charge owners of foreclosed properties under a proposal approved by a state Senate committee.  The Banking and Finance Committee voted 5-2 in favor of sending the bill to More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 5 800F Escort, Peoples- South • Alarm, Dollar General • Disturbance call, 400 Bush St. • Total mileage, 106  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 2 799F Vehicle stop, 27N weaving • Assist GSP on 91 North • Transport to Dothan Medical Center • Security checks • Total mileage, 177  More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   December 30 800F Medical call, N. Cuthbert St, 2x • Assist motorist on Crawford St., Total mileage, 75  More...

Living & Style

Miss Main weds Mr. Barto

Ms. Belinda Tully Barto of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Johnson, Newton to speak vows

Dr. Kerri Johnson and J. Alvin “Al” Newton, Jr. announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Dr. Johnson is the daughter of Ms. Janie D. Johnson and the late Larry J. Johnson, Sr. of Camilla. Mr. Newton is the son of Ms. Joy G. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Toddler Time  More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

56 and definitely not holding

Who'd thought that an after church wedding back on January 8, 1956, would have lasted for 56 years?  As we were celebrating our 56th wedding anniversary this past week, some of our best friends asked, "What do you remember about that day when th More...

Crowd Control

Every new year brings a new set of goals, a new set of dreams and a new set of challenges. And right now, no group feels more challenged than the mayors of America’s big cities.  More...

One injured at traffic light

A crash occurred between a 1990 Peterbuilt Conventional 3 tractortrailer and a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche MP pickup, Tuesday, January 3, as Jimmy Lee Jackson, 69, of Havana, FL, was driving the semi tractor/trailer on Crawford Street/U.S. Hwy. More...

One last look back at 2011

JULY   On Thursday, June 30, 2011, the Miller County Board of Education met in a called session. More...

Georgia Supreme Court reverses Georgia Superior Court ruling

Atlanta, -The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday, January 9, that members of the county commission can transact business with the County under certain conditions, and that county checks can be signed by the clerk, the chairman or vice-cha More...

Religion

‘The Shield of Faith’

Inspiration

Those of us who commute east during sunrise understand how treacherous it is with the bright rays of the sun making it nearly impossible to see. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Pastor’s Viewpoint is written by Buddy Whatley (cbwhatley@hotmail.com), a retired United Methodist pastor living in Lakemont and Ochlocknee, Georgia. More...

Old age at its best

Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems. One day Russ didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something. More...

School & Sports

Basketball Highlights

Lady Pirates  More...

Krislyn kills first deer

Krislyn Kelley killed her first buck while hunting with her PaPa, Kevin Kelley, in Baker County on December 29, 2011.  The eight point buck weighed 192 pounds. More...

Vehicle burns beyond recognition

On January 3, 2012, Charles Brandon Isler of Donalsonville, driving a 1998 Pontiac Firebird, was traveling south on the left side of Hornsby Road approaching a sharp right curve leaving tire track evidence. Mr.  More...

Obituaries

LOUISE CROSS POLK

Louise Cross Polk, age 82, of Parsonburg, Maryland, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. More...

LADON “DUKE” BURKE

Mr. Ladon “ Duke” Burke, age 68, of Donalsonville passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at the Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home. More...

WILLIAM DAVID GREEN

William David Green, 69, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny Shepard officiating. More...

Health

Heart attack and water

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting for!  Good advice.  A doctor was asked why do we and other people urinate so much at night time.  More...

Miller County Health Department now offering shingles vaccine

A vaccine recommended for people 60 and older to prevent shingles is now available at Miller County Health Department.  More...

Agriculture

Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer nominations open

TIFTON, Ga.— Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Albany, Ga. More...

Now is the Time to Plant Trees

Arbor Day isn’t until February, but now is the ideal time to add new trees to your landscape.  Trees planted in November and December have time to produce new roots before having to supply water to lots of thirsty leaves next spring. More...