May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grimsley and Lowe win state tennis match

Tuesday afternoon, April 17, at John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon, Georgia, two seniors played their last high school tennis match. More...

Two veterans seek city post in special election

A Special Election for the City of Colquitt will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2012, to fill the unexpired term of former councilman for District Three, Ezra “Bubba” Merritt.  The qualification time to run for this unexpired city council More...

Community

Boy Scouts of Troop 316 enjoy Native American Festival

Miller County Boy Scouts Troop 316 enjoyed the weekend of April 14 learning about Indian culture at the Native American Festival in Chehaw Park in Albany.  More...

Pastor's business card

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Celebrate Children’s Book Week!   More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Fishbait off the beaten path

Growing up, I thought the bounden duty of my parents was dreaming up menial chores to occupy my valuable time. My favorite work-avoidance technique was fishing.  More...

BC has a new logo

A little of the old, a lot of new went into BC’s logo.  By adding a little bit of an old fixture – the oak and pine trees silhouette – with a new lettering arrangement, Bainbridge College now has a new logo that will become a c More...

An Irish Family Tradition

Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.  It seems that his father, grandfather and greatgrandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 18th birthday.  On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake More...

Obituaries

JACKIE DEBARY

Mrs. Jackie DeBary, age 89, of Leary died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Miller Nursing Home.  A private funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Live Oak Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Haefs officiating. More...

ISHMOND "JR." ROLAND

Mr. Ishmond "Jr." Roland, age 78, of Colquitt died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 27. at 3:00 p.m at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

HARVEY D. COX

Mr. Harvey Cox, age 85, of Colquitt died Friday, April 27, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. at New Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. James Aycock officiating. More...

Health

Tiny wasp may hold key to controlling kudzu bug

Tifton, Ga. – University of Georgia researcher John Ruberson is looking for natural enemies of the kudzu bug in an effort to fight the pest’s spread across the Southern states. A tiny Asian wasp may be the best option.  More...

Police Department Provides Alcohol Awareness Program at MCHS

The Colquitt Police Department was recently awarded a $10,000 Local Law Enforcement Services Grant for the purpose of buying equipment to enable them to provide an alcohol awareness program for area schools.  More...

Mad cow scare shows how food-safety system works

Athens, Ga. More...

Governor Deal signs executive order on Miller County School Board

An official notice from Atlanta from the Office of Governor came Monday at 4:30 p.m. More...

Miller County Commissioners’ Finance Director resigns

At a special called meeting of the Miller County Commissioners (BOC) held on Monday, April 30, Miller County Finance Director, Carol Newberry resigned.  All five county commissioners, Jimmy (Bo) Haywood, G.C. More...

‘Fly me to the moon’

While working my newspaper delivery route last Tuesday evening in Colquitt, I heard this strange noise over me. As I looked skyward, what should I see but what appeared to be a flying three-wheeler. More...

Religion

‘What a Hindrance!’

Inspiration

One of the unfortunate results of our fast-paced, highdemand society is that it has encroached upon our time and robbed us of many of the simple pleasures of life--such as time in the great outdoors with family.  More...

Seed from the Sower

A boy was asked, “Is your father a Christian?”  “I heard that he was,” he answered, “but he’s not working at it.”  How about you?  No, you’re not saved because of your works, but if you&r More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   April 25 800F Bus detail • Spring Creek Villas, Med call • Stopped suspicious person, Crawford and Grow • Disturbance call, Ron Cam • Total mileage, 112  More...

Burglaries getting worse

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Colquitt Police Department, Officer Tyrone Burns was located on North Second Street for patrol. Miller/Baker 911 dispatched officers to South Third Street, Colquitt, in reference to a burglary.  More...

An interesting point of view

It just occurred to me... With all the noise the media is making about  Romney's wealth, I don't recall such bluster and hand-wringing over the  Kennedy fortune.  Or, for that matter, John Kerry. More...

Living & Style

Jackie Jones to wed Alto Daniels May 26

The wedding of Alto Daniels Sr. and Jackie Jones will be Saturday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Matthews M.B. Church in Donalsonville. The reception will follow at LAPD, Highway 91, in Colquitt. More...

Wedding reception meal choices

A wedding reception is often a feast for guests. Be it a buffet-style cocktail hour or a three-course dinner, the food and fun seem to flow all night long. More...

Nursing Home News

Things have been going well over the past month at Miller Nursing Home. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Another great missed opportunity-

Everybody needs a few days off from their job every once in awhile, even if they don't want to go.  As we finished up the paper last week, I kept hearing my first wife talking about a beach trip, so I started looking for her a partner to go. More...

Eating Crow

Dear Mr. Tangherlini,  I have never been shy about pointing out excessive spending by you and your pals in the federal government. More...