February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices vary from place to place

Gas prices continue to rise and fall from day to day, station to station, town to town and state to state.  Gasoline and oil continue to be the most inflated item in our nation, and have more affect on everything in this economy than even taxes. More...

Colquitt Physical Therapy holds grand opening & ribbon cutting

Colquitt Physical Therapy officially held its grand opening on Main Street, Friday, February 3, as some of the large crowd came out front to the ribbon cutting.  Colquitt/Miller Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tracy Pickle, welcomed everyone to the More...

Community

Tornado preparedness requires a plan

Last year, the U.S. experienced the largest tornado outbreak on record. Georgia was pummeled by 15 tornadoes April 27-28, 2011, which killed 15 people and injured 143 across the state. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Bee My Valentine  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Four Bainbridge youths were arrested Friday after they tried to trade stolen car batteries for cash at a local recycling business, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   January 30 800C Escort, Petro • Escort, PeoplesSouth • Escort, Food Mart • Escort, Funeral • Total mileage, 108  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS January 30 799G Assist with cows in roadway • Assist motorist • Patrol security checks • Accident, car vs. deer • Total mileage, 116 799O Asst. with cows out Thompson Town Road • Total mileage, 70 More...

Living & Style

Dinner with the girls

A group of 15- yearold girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. More...

Gen. Beauregard Lee predicts an early spring

The South’s iconic groundhog, Gen. More...

Miss Brackin to wed Mr. Fiveash in April

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brackin of Donalsonville would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann Brackin, to Jared Lee Fiveash, son of Edward and Eleanor Fiveash.  Ms. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Some things change, some don't!

Things have changed since I got here, back in 1935.  One of the things that has changed our lives is this machine that I am pecking away on, the computer.  It was 1950 before the personal computer was made. More...

Peace at Last

Say hallelujah, brother. The civil rights struggle is over.  Don’t take my word for it. A leader in that noble struggle just announced his latest concern isn’t race, but rhythm.  More...

MCHS top athletes sign scholarships

In the past Miller County has produced some outstanding athletes in all areas of sports. On Wednesday, February 2, at the MCHS Gymnasium two fine outstanding football athletes signed with their choice of colleges and were added to the list.  More...

Miller BOE keeps doing it

The Miller County Board of Education, all five members, and the Superintendent held their regular monthly meeting Monday night, February 6, 2012.  The meeting was called to order by their chairman, Leroy Bush. More...

Ponder’s jersey retired at SGA

Bailey Ponder, a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy, was honored last week as the softball team, student body, faculty, Board of Trustees, and Headmaster David Bell retired her number 13 jersey.  More...

Religion

A Dime’s Worth of Trouble

Inspiration

While on Facebook, I noticed that my brother had posted something about a flood in the kitchen. 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...

A new school prayer

By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry. More...

School & Sports

Thompson and Brooks win Spelling Bee at SGA

SGA held its annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition at the school on January 25. This local contest is the first step toward the 2012 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

It’s All About the Smell

Remember several years ago when hunting scents and attractants were all the rage? Suddenly, everybody was a biochemist and everyone from college professors to ignorant rednecks went into the bottled scent business. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

FEBRUARY 8 - WEDNESDAYBreakfast - Waffles, Syrup, Sausage Link, FruitLunch - Nachos/Chili/Cheese, Saltines, Salsa, SourCream, Seasoned Corn, Deli Turkey/Cheese/Bun, PotatoWedges, L More...

Obituaries

SHARON (SHERRI) SUZANNE WORSLY BYRD

Sharon (Sherri) Suzanne Worsley Byrd, age 45, of Dothan, AL, formerly of Colquitt, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012.  Sherri was born August 12, 1966, to her mother, Merle D. More...

WILLIAM MARION WHITAKER

Mr. Marion Whitaker, age 72, of Colquitt died Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Holiness Church with Rev. Daniel Dean and Rev. Tim Mock officiating. More...

AVO WILLIAMS CROSSON

Mrs. Avo Williams Crosson, age 72, of Iron City, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Crosson were held on February 4, at 11:00 a. m. More...

Health

Heart attacks take a life every 60 seconds learn how to cut your risk

February is American Heart Month

Heart attacks take a life every 60 seconds - learn how to cut your risk  When was the last time you thought about your heart health?  If you’re over 40- years- old, a leading expert in cardiovascular care suggests that NOW is the time More...

Update on Cancer?

After years of telling people chemotherapy is the only way to try ('try', being the key word) to eliminate cancer, Some who treat cancer are finally starting to tell you there is an alternative way .  More...

Common cold remedies

The natural remedies for various types of cold are as old as “cold” itself! A chest cold can leave a person feeling miserable, especially when it is accompanied by the classic symptoms such as a dry cough, wheezing and a sore throat. More...