May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Subject charged with disorderly conduct

Two counts of disorderly conduct were charged by Colquitt Police officers who answered a call made by the offender.  On Thursday, May 3, two calls came in to 911 of an incident occurring on Main Street.  More...

All certified teachers rehired

The regular meeting of the Miller County Board of Education (BOE) met Monday evening with three of the five members in attendance. They were Leroy Bush, David Lovering and Renza Israel.  More...

Community

Amanda Calhoun Rentz named Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Amanda Rentz was selected by the Jones- Wheat Elementary Faculty as the Teacher of the Year. Amanda Calhoun Rentz graduated from Miller County High School in 2001. More...

Ansley Smith speaks to seniors

The Senior Breakfast was held this past Thursday, May 3, 2012, with approximately 25 people in attendance.  Tammy Lowe welcomed everyone and introduced Ansley Smith, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, as the guest speaker for the program.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

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School & Sports

Annual Fishing Rodeo held

The Annual Miller County Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Haywood Pond. There were approximately 80 people attending, with 30 children enjoying the beautiful day. More...

Deal signs state charter schools bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that will provide additional educational opportunities for Georgia students through state charter schools. The bill, HB 797, was signed at Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton.  More...

Got your ticket?

This was written by a Mexican who is now a naturalized U.S. Citizen. A great analogy.  More...

Obituaries

ELDRIDGE DON ROBERTS

Mr. Eldridge Don Roberts, age 77, of Colquitt died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at New Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. More...

BETTY SUE VARNUM

Mrs. Betty Varnum, age 66, of Colquitt died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at South East Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Alex Howell officiating. More...

VIRGINIA HELMS KELLY

Mrs. Virginia Helms Kelly, age 84, of Iron City passed away April 30, 2012, at her residence.  Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Friendship Memorial Gardens in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

Health

Sunscreen rules: changes simplify label language

HOUSTON — Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. More...

Soybean tempeh recalled

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Another good one retires

The Miller County FFA/ FFA Alumni Chapters recently hosted a reception celebrating the upcoming retirement of Vocational Agriculture Teacher Bill Spooner. More...

Relay For Life is Here!!

Miller County residents and friends and family will gather at the Miller County football stadium on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. Relay For Life is a fun event designed to celebrate survivors and raise money for cancer research.  More...

T-SPLOST calls for one cent per dollar sales tax

The people of Southwest Georgia will have the opportunity to vote themselves another one percent on the dollar sales tax, of which Miller County is a part.  The first Miller County heard about this special tax was when the legal was placed in th More...

Religion

‘Lonely Lightning’

Inspiration

Relay for Life was tremendously exciting and successful again this year. As a pastor, hospice chaplain, and cancer survivor, the event means more to me than simply an opportunity to support a good cause. More...

If I were the Devil - A vision of today

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965, over 47 years ago:  More...

A prayer request

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan, and they have lost nine Marines in four days.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS   April 30 800F Bus detail • Unlock auto at high school • Total mileage, 86  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Deal signs legislation to update Open Records Act

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Living & Style

Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner celebrates more birthdays

The 2012 Survivors’ Dinner was held Thursday, May 3, at Colquitt FWB Church. More...

MCHS Class of 1962 celebrates 50 years

Sixty- two individuals graduated from MCHS on May 24, 1962. Twenty eight classmates accompanied by spouses and friends returned to Colquitt the weekend of April 20, 2012, to celebrate 50 years since that momentous event.  More...

Ask the value of -

To realize the value of a sister/brother, ask someone who doesn't have one. To realize the value of 10 years, ask a newly divorced couple. To realize the value of four years, ask a graduate. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

‘Hang ’em high!’

What is happening to our community? More...

Up In Smoke

Well, there isn’t a lot going on with the fire department this week. Everything has been fairly quiet. We have had a few brush fires and are continuing to have some come in just about daily. More...