May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying starts today, ends Friday noon

Well, it’s time to do your thing, or get off the proverbial pot.  If you want to run, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that qualifying for the July 31, 2012 elections will begin at 9:00 a.m. More...

Community

MCES says goodbye to teachers

The school year ends with mixed emotions for many teachers and students. This is most especially true as our 2011-2012 school year closes, and we say good-bye to some of our favorite teachers. More...

Calhoun wins state Sunburst Pageant in Atlanta

Landon Calhoun Richardson, son of Chad and Lacey Richardson of Colquitt recently won the State Sunburst Pageant in Atlanta.  The pageant was held April 27-29, 2012. He won the 0-23 months boys title. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge -The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office believes it has solved a “cold case” murder that happened in July 2001 at a liquor store in Bainbridge.  More...

School & Sports

Calhoun selected as a Class Nobel Educator

Teacher Jan Calhoun of Miller County High School in Colquitt was recently selected as a Class Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Wandering Windward

Sometimes the wind is wicked. Sometimes it twists and turns, blowing chaos and destruction. More...

BC announces academic honors

Bainbridge College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tonya Strickland announced the following students who earned academic distinction for the 2012 Spring Semester by having earned a 3.5 (B+) grade point average or higher. More...

Obituaries

GRACE HOLT MCLENDON

Mrs. Grace Holt McLendon of Colquitt died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Cory Thomas and Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

MR. JOHNNIE VAUGN SR.

Graveside services for Mr. Johnnie Vaugn Sr., 68, of St. Petersburg, FL, was held Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Colquitt.  Merritt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   More...

EVA DAVIS MIDDLETON

Mrs. Eva Davis Middleton, age 96, of Donalsonville passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Harris officiating. More...

Members of State BOE in Colquitt for interviews

It's starting to happen

Thursday, May 17 and 18, members of the Georgia State Board of Education were in Colquitt at the request of Governor Nathen Deal.  Kenneth B. Mason, Dr. Elizabeth J. Ragsdale and Linda M. More...

Beth Wade chosen as Miller County Athletic Inductee

The 2012 Miller County Athletic Sports Banquet was held on Monday, May 14, in the school’s cafeteria.  More...

Religion

‘Graduates, Don't Back Down from Life's Challenges!’

Inspiration

Fixing things brings me lots of pleasure and fulfillment, although I have to admit that I do not always use conventional methods of repair and I am not always the most pleasant person to be around when things are not going according to plan. More...

***God's Grace***

It is a shame, but this message is very true. Hope you are all as blessed as I was by this story.  There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. More...

I miss you

A widower who never paid any attention to his wife while she was alive now found himself missing her desperately. He went to a psychic to see if he could contact his late wife.  The psychic went into a trance. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 14 800F Out with subject, Bremond and Crawford • Harassing Communications, Peter St. • Escort, Petro • Escort, Kangaroo • Damage to property, Perry St. More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 11 799G Patrol security checks, 2x • Assist Early Co. Deputies with theft • Transport for hospital, 2x • Total mileage, 114  More...

Living & Style

Barker, Hathorn to speak vows

Dr. and Mrs. Barry Barker of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Diane Barker, to Mr. Victor Shannnon Hathorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney B. Hathorn of Arlington.  Chelsea is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. T.I. More...

The panty dropper

We received this story from Dave and had to share it with you in all of its unedited glory. More...

It’s a girl!

Serenity Tesla would like to announce the birth of her little sister, Alexandria Rayne “Lex” Haire. She was born April 23, 2012, at the Donalsonville Women’s Center at 8:17 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Working to kill businesses in the county?

There is never a dull minute in this place. Just before graduation, we had three of the five state board of education members down to interview people in the community to serve on the local board of education.  More...

Wild West wimps outby

I once dreamed of what America was like back when the giants that built this country packed everything they owned in a covered wagon—or a croaker sack—and set out walking from St. More...