March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers’ role emphasized on National Ag Day

This edition is special honoring some very special people and one of our most important groups. This is National Ag Week. This year’s theme for Ag Week is “American Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. AMAZING!  More...

SPLOST, OBAMA and GINGRICH big winners here

One of the drawbacks of holding elections on the same day that a weekly prints is that the election or primary results are not printed until the next edition. In this case, I’m not too sure anyone really cares. More...

Community

Lawson graduates from Police Academy

Carries on family tradition

Isabella Lawson, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Lawson of Colquitt, graduated from the SGTC Police Academy in Americus on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  In addition to receiving her P.O.S.T., peace office certification, she was also certified in More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A 5-yearold boy died Tuesday afternoon, following a serious two-vehicle accident.  The accident happened at approximately 3: 45 p.m. at the intersection of Hubert Dollar Drive and Old Quincy Road.  More...

Relay for Life Benefit Happenings

Pork Chop Dinner, Sunday, March 25, noon to 1:00 p.m., Colquitt United Methodist Church. Dine in or carry out. More...

School & Sports

Dr. Seuss celebrated at library

Children, ages five to nine, enjoyed stories, activities, and crafts during a celebration of Dr. Seuss at the Miller County-James Merritt Memorial Library. More...

FAMU professor to speak at Bainbridge College March 20

The first African-American student from Athens to attend the University of Georgia in Athens is scheduled to speak at Bainbridge College on Tuesday, March 20.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Hooked on Fishing

A couple of days ago I observed a trio of anglers on a creek bank. Two were fishing while one was bent over behind a pickup truck, attempting to extract a fishhook from his pants leg. The extraction process was in its early stages. More...

Obituaries

MAMIE W. DANIELS

Mrs. Mamie Daniels, age 102, of Colquitt died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel Dean officiating. More...

DONNIE JAMES WALKER

Donnie James Walker, age 53, died March 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held March 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. Merritt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. More...

MAMIE ROBINSON

Mamie Robinson, age 86, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Oakview Church of God in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

Health

Three surprising reasons to give up soda

America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I'm talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? More...

Pollen Allergy - causes, symptoms and treatment of pollen allergy

Health service national institutes of health found that millions of American are suffering from cough, sneezing, running nose and watery eyes when pollen starts flying in the air.  More...

Things you probably didn’t know about daylight savings time and your health

Americans set their clocks ahead by an hour this past weekend as daylight saving time begins. “Springing forward” creates another hour of sunlight in the evening. More...

Dr. Seuss's birthday celebrated at MCES

On March 6, the MCES Lunchroom was filled with excitement as everyone awaited the arrival of the Cat in the Hat, visited the Book Fair, listened to a good read aloud, and enjoyed entertainment by our third, fourth, and fifth grade chorus.  More...

Police warn against breakins running rampant

The Colquitt Police Department reported a rash of vehicle break-ins last Saturday and Sunday in Colquitt.  The incident reports were as follows:  On Sunday, March 11, 2012, Amanda Long stopped Officer Scott Law- son on Grace Street and stat More...

Medical student scholarship honors Dr. Turner W. Rentz Sr.

Augusta – For better than 40 years, Dr. Turner W. Rentz Sr. was a family physician to the citizens of Miller, Baker, Decatur, Seminole, Mitchell and Randolph counties. More...

Religion

Why didn’t they say something?

Inspiration

I have been accused by some of being a perfectionist, but I do not agree with that assessment. However, I do like to do things right to the best of my ability; when I fail I can be rather hard on myself. More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

He stole his first car when he was in sixth grade and went to prison when he was 14 years old. He spent his high school years in prison, and after he was released at age 18, joined the Marines and served in Vietnam.  More...

Public Safety

Arrests made in drug stop

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, Deputy Dan Ricketson was patrolling on Hwy. 91S, when he met a vehicle approaching that failed to dim its headlights. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 3 800E Damage to property, Delores St. • Tree in road at golf course • Ameris Bank, Alarm • Blown transformer, North 1st St.  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 1 799N Transport to Macon Behavioral Center • Domestic, Phillipsburg Road • Tree on Griggs Lucille Road • Routine County Patrol • Security check at hospital • Total mileage, 381  More...

Living & Style

Miss Hathaway, Mr. Jackson to wed

Ms. Stephanie Hathaway of Donalsonville and Mr. Jasper Jackson of Colquitt are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Whitaker reunion held

The annual Whitaker reunion (W. More...

Etiquette class graduates

For the last four weeks these children have been learning to master the art of proper manners.  Mrs. More...

Opinion

Cartoons

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We just don't seem to care-

I had rather be writing to you about something good happening to some of you or us, but - for you who don't know and don't care what's going on in our city, county, state and nation, don't waste your time reading this; you won't like it.  There More...

Under the Gold Dome

Light at the end of the tunnel could be seen as the House tackled more than 53 bills including the 2013 Budget. This was make-orbreak time as lawmakers reached the 30th day of the session. More...

Agriculture

Got ruts in your fields?

Here are some tillage ideas

It’s hard to think about doing much of anything in the field right now in most of the blizzard-invaded Midwest or water-sogged southern fields.  But, one issue that won’t go away no matter how much snow piles up between now and sprin More...

Contracting looks like good move with 2012 peanut crop

Planting peanuts without a contract could be a risky proposition this year, considering the great likelihood of increased acreage, says Nathan Smith, University of Georgia Extension economist.  More...

Useful information about crop rotation

Growing the same crop repeatedly in the same place eventually depletes the soil of various nutrients.  More...