April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Confederate History and Heritage Month proclaimed

Friday, April 6, 2012, members of the local Sons of the Confederacy group were at the Colquitt City Hall to observe the signing of a proclamation officially making April "Confederate History and Heritage Month" in Colquitt.  More...

Community

Miller County Schools participating in Relay for Life

The schools in Miller County rock Relay for Life. More...

Easter Barrow drawing winner is Joanna Richardson

PeoplesSouth Bank, one of the Relay for Life teams, recently took a wheel barrow full of gardening supplies, and took $1.00 donations for a chance to win the gift loaded with yard tools, cooking tools and a number of great things to work with.  More...

Man carrying cross across south Georgia

A man dressed like Jesus is carrying a cross through south Georgia to his hometown of Glennville.  Dennis Barnard, 59, is using his vacation time to witness for his Lord and Savior and raise monies for the Wounded Warrior Fund by walking some 30 More...

School & Sports

4-Hers compete at SW District Project Achievement

Americus, GA- While many were sleeping- in on Saturday, March 17, 2012, six Decatur County 4-Hers headed to Ameri- cus for Cloverleaf Project Achievement. More...

SGA announces honor roll for third nine weeks

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce the Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll for grades 5-12. In order to be on honor roll, students must have an 87 or above in their classes and all conduct grades must be satisfactory.  More...

Patricia Clarke inducted into national honor societies

The three Bainbridge College national honor societies inducted 84 new members during a ceremony held Sunday, March 25, at the Kirbo Regional Center.  More...

Obituaries

HOMER EDGAR BUSBY

Mr. Edgar Busby, age 85, of Brinson died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

KATHERINE MILLER ADKINSON

Katherine Miller Adkinson, age 79, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Nalls officiating. More...

ELDER ROY EDWARD HARRISON

Elder Roy Edward Harrison, 88, of Bainbridge, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 at Memorial Hospital. More...

Health

Take early precaution against mosquito- borne illnesses

Usually West Nile virus is a seasonal epidemic that flares up in the summer - peaking in South Georgia in August - and continuing into the fall. More...

Protecting kids from poor environmental factors

As many across the globe adopt more ecofriendly lifestyles, protecting the environment remains a top priority. The popularity of hybrid cars continues to rise while more and more communities are recycling and reusing. More...

Doctors vs. gun owners

Doctors  ( A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.  (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.  (B) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.  Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. More...

Dist. Three City Councilman ‘Bubba’ Merritt resigns

It is official! The newest elected city councilman has submitted his resignation as District Three Colquitt City Councilman to Mayor Jerry Chapman, City Manager Cory Thomas and City Council members on April 5, 2012 More...

Bainbridge man succumbs on US 27

A call came in to the Miller/Baker E911 that a man may be having a heart attack on U.S. More...

Better save your dollars if you ride!

After a jump last week and the week before, and the week before, there seems no end to the gut.  Prices had been generally going up this month. More...

Religion

‘Just Ask’

Inspiration

As I do periodically, I picked up Madeline recently at daycare to take her to gymnastics class. As always she was glad to see me and excited about leaving with me.  More...

Dealing with the burdens of life

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:  Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.  Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.  Always rea More...

The cost of a miracle

A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. More...

Public Safety

Two injured in one car vehicle crash

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Miller County EMS, sheriff’s department and fire and rescue units were dispatched to Davistown Road in reference to a one vehicle accident with injuries.  More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 2 800F Dog complaint, 504 North 4th St. • Dog complaint, Bellview • Total mileage, 103  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Charles Russell Wyatt Grimes

Lesley and Trey Grimes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Russell Wyatt Grimes. Charles was born at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital at 10:57 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents and staff have had a good time over the past few weeks. There have been lots of parties, games, church services, and special guests.  More...

A $50 lesson

I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be president some day. More...

Opinion

Cartoons

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Changes, good and bad!

In recent days, weeks, months and years, I've been told, "You can't fight city hall."  I've been told this by my mother, my wife, my friends and especially those in power. I never was told this by my dad or by any of my coaches.  More...

Up In Smoke

You know it’s bad to owe Terry Toole anything, but I cut a deal with him, and I’m good as my word. So I’m going to make an attempt to start writing an article for the world famous Miller County Liberal again. More...