February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

One vehicle rollover alcohol related

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to go. It never pays to drive if you are drinking or drive a vehicle that the registration has been suspended. More...

Highway robbery

We just thought gas prices jumped last week. A tank of gas can cost more than groceries if your tank is normal or bigger. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Thirtynine year-old Roderick Elliot Smith was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Tuesday in connection with the March 2011 stabbing death of 31- year- old Trevis Ramonte Clemons, District Attorney Joe Mulholland said.  More...

Georgia could learn from Oklahoma

Read on to see new Oklahoma laws.  Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not carry one county in the last election.  While everyone is focusing on Arizona's new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing.  CITIZEN WOODMAN  More...

Bill to cut unemployment benefits passes Georgia Senate

This week, the Georgia state Senate passed a bill which, if passed by the state House of Representatives, will cut state unemployment benefits by half in some cases. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 14 799O Domestic, Grimsley Road • Investigated suspicious activity, Cleveland Road • Accident, Hwy. 91N at Willis Cook Road  More...

Living & Style

Sixty years of married bliss celebrated

Lamar and Ruth Miller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, February 27, 2012.  The couple was married at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Wink and Frances Lane on February 27, 1952.  To this happy union was born fo More...

Moore celebrates 85th

"It's been awhile since Harold and Joan Moore, of Americus, lived in Colquitt, but they were back last Friday, February 24, 2012, to celebrate Harold's 85th birthday.  A good crowd of classmates and friends showed up at Tarrer Inn for a deliciou More...

Miss Spooner, Mr. Peevy to speak wedding vows

Andy and Lisa Spooner of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley, to Matthew Robert Peevy, son of Bill and Diane Peevy of Panama City, Florida.  More...

Opinion

Cartoons

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's Almost Tea Time, again!

Many young people can't understand how some people don't look the other way, or bow to whatever the powers that be ask to be done, without question. The answer is simple. Our schools, churches or learning organizations do not teach history. More...

Under the Gold Dome

Having passed the halfway point last week, the Georgia General Assembly is putting more time on the floor of the House. More...

Local Physician Assistant earns new credential

One of first in nation

Timothy Dale Fowler, Jr., PA-C of Leesburg recently became one of the first PAs to earn a new specialty credential from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  More...

Watch for scams

A public alert was received from the Miller County Sheriff’s Department Saturday, February 25.  On February 20, a complaint came into the department that two white males came to a residence in a white GMC Yukon. More...

New State Farm Agent holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

Blakely- The official grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 42 Court Square.  More...

Religion

The Beauty of Unity

Inspiration

One of the things that being around children quickly reveals is that they do not have to be taught to argue with each other, display expressions of jealousy and pout when things do not go their way. Those behaviors seem to come naturally to them. More...

Scary Obituary

In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent f More...

Holy humor

During these serious and troubled times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths:  1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People.  2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  3. More...

School & Sports

MCHS names junior marshalls

Each year the top eight students in the junior class at Miller County High School are selected to serve as junior marshals for the senior class during graduation. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

I am sorry for such a delay on the gun raffle news, but I am proud to announce the winners of the February 1 gun raffle are Milton Britton-915 on day one, Carlton Chambers- 577 on day two, Vince Kelley 764 on day three, John Barker-526 on day four, E More...

Read across America plans continue

The month of February welcomed the beginning of Dr. Seuss’s Read across America events to culminate on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The students will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the NEA’s Read across America Event. More...

Obituaries

DOUGLAS LEWIS

Mr. Douglas Lewis, age 72, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service was held Saturday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Hoyt Donley officiating.  More...

JANIE MARIE DRAKE GORDON

Mrs. Jane Marie Drake Gordon, age 57, of Donalsonville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services for Mrs. Gordon were held on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. More...

OZZIE BELL ROBERTS

Mrs. Ozzie Bell Roberts, age 82, of Colquitt, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Merritt Funeral Home.   More...