April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sinkholes leave large fissure

A couple or three weeks ago, Guy Stovall was working in this field, at night, preparing it for planting. More...

Election time is getting closer

It has been said that this is the most important election of our lifetime and that we need the very best leadership ever.  We’ve already had one/ two primaries that say who the folks in Miller County want for a presidential nominee. More...

Community

Just another day in Paradise

Joanna Richardson has come of age. More...

DOT announces road closures

Georgia DOT schedules temporary closure of S.R. More...

Xi Epsilon Omicron celebrates Founder’s Day

Colquitt’s Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Powerline Restaurant in Damascus.  More...

School & Sports

Pollution letters from MCES 3rd graders

Ms. Melissa Whitley’s third grade science class wanted to express its concerns on pollution. More...

MCHS tennis team competes in tournament

On Thursday, April 12, the MCHS Tennis Teams traveled to the Bainbridge Tennis Center to compete in the Region 1A Tournament. After a brief player/ coach meeting, the tournament began as scheduled.  More...

Now that's a good one!

Brooke Chapman, 5, caught this seven pound, three ounce catfish in their pond. Proud dad, Lee Chapman, helps hold the large catfish for photograph. More...

Obituaries

MARGARET BRANCH LORENZ

Margaret Branch Lorenz, age 77, of Valdosta died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare at Lakehaven.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Harris officiating. More...

HOMER EDGAR BUSBY

Mr. Homer 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...

COLLIN E. HASTEY

Collin E. Hastey, age 33, of Brinson passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Coram and Rev. Avery Hutto officiating. More...

Health

Med Cards still required in vehicles

Since January, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) has been collecting information from Georgia commercial driver’s license ( CDL) holders due to upcoming changes in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. More...

Why our health care costs are so high!

Bubba had shingles.  Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?  Here's what happened to Bubba:  More...

Start of summer a good time to organize family disaster plan

As summer draws near, so does the start of hurricane season. This can be a perfect opportunity for families to organize a disaster plan, says a pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu).  More...

Charlie Platt to be Grand Marshal in National Mayhaw Parade

Colquitt is the place you will want to be Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, as we celebrate the 29th National Mayhaw Festival and the now famous May-Haw production.  Plans have been in the making for the National Mayhaw Festival and Para More...

MCHS grad rates near top

Adhering to a 2008 update to federal education regulations, the Georgia Department of Education on April 10th released the new, four-year public high school graduation rate -- 67.4%. More...

Tax Assessors send out more letters

According to the Miller County Tax Assessors’ Office, six business owners have had subpoenas served for not supplying business records from 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 of complete trial balances from general ledgers, complete depreciation schedul More...

Religion

‘Those Pesky Interruptions!’

Inspiration

It amazes me how quickly time passes. I used to hear older people talk about how fast time goes by with the advancement of age; now I am starting to realize that they spoke truth about the matter. More...

God is busy

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks.  A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Public Safety

Officer Burns commended on recent traffic stop in city

The following is a letter received by Police Chief Scott Worsley in regards to Officer Tyrone Burns:  Mr. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 9 800G Two unlocked vehicles • Tampering with drug screen • Assisted EMS on Crawford at Star Motel • Total mileage, 110  INCIDENT ACTIVITY REPORTS   Death Report on DOA  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 9 799O Asst. city & EMS, Hwy. 27 • Assist motorist, Hwy. 91N  More...

Living & Style

Garden Club refurbishes butterfly garden at park

On Wednesday Morning, April 4, the Colquitt Garden Club had its annual workday in the butterfly garden at Spring Creek Park. More...

Idle thoughts of a retiree's wandering mind

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.  I had amnesia once---or twice?  I went to San Francisco. I found someone's heart. Now what?  Protons have mass? More...

Will celebrates first birthday!

William Hoyt Donley turned one year old on March 8, 2012. Family and friends celebrated his birthday, March 10, 2012, at the home of his Aunt Karon and Uncle Al Boyd in Sylvester. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Our Red-head is 21!

The most important happening this past week to me was that my favorite granddaughter, Joanna Richardson, is now 21 years old.  Like her mother,Tammy, Joanna has always been a grown-up. More...

Easter traditions changing

Once upon a time, Easter was the most well-mannered celebration on the national calendar.  Christians sporting white shoes for the first time since Labor Day had a little extra spring in their step. More...