May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Crimes solved, goods recovered

On April 7, 2012, Miller County deputies responded to 21 Jeterville Road in reference to a burglary.  Deputy Ricketson and Lt. Cox arrived at the scene and made contact with Mike and Tammy Bishop. More...

Community

First Baptist Church kicks off summer activities

First Baptist Church of Colquitt kicks off its summer children’s activities by building a 50 foot long banana split. The summer will be full of activities for all children and youth in the area.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge -The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to formally ask Former County Administrator Tom Patton to return a $1,600 overpayment that he was not entitled to, after his Feb. 28 resignation.  More...

A stinking divorce settlement

On the first day, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 21 800C Traffic stops, 2x • Verbal warning • Possession of cocaine, 2x • Suspended license • Giving false information • Allowing unlicensed person to drive  May 22 800C Harassing phone More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 23 799R Cow in road, Bellview Road • Theft, Brinson Road • Speak with subject, Sheriff’s Office • Paper served, MLK St. • Assist Police Department, MLK St. • Total mileage, 139  More...

Possession of cocaine, license suspended and false information

On May 21, 2012 Officer Dan Stone was advised by Chief Scott Worsley of a gray/white Dodge truck that was being driven by a Robert Ware. Chief Worsely stated that Mr. Ware had a suspended driver's license. More...

Living & Style

Miss Franklin weds Mr. Chambless

Leslie Michelle Franklin and Thomas (Bubba) Wayne Chambless Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at New Home FreeWill Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. Reverend James Aycock Jr. performed the ceremony.  More...

Brock celebrates 5th birthday

Brock Roberts Donley celebrated his fifth birthday on Friday, April 2, with a party at Chuck E. Cheese in Albany. More...

Only in America

1) Only in America could a president talk about the “greed of the rich” at a $40,000 a plate campaign fund raising event in Hollywood.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's just according-

If you think you have problems, just look around and you might just thank Him for what you have, or what situation you might be in.  I was heading for Albany where my local dentist had sent me for a root canal. More...

Business as usualby

Did you hear the one about the doctor who is a good friend, politically and business associate of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal who “just happened” to lease a building he owned to the state for $1.4 millions bucks?  What? More...

Youth killed in shooting incident

A 12-year-old male was shot and killed early Saturday morning.  The incident occurred at the home of Emory Mathis when Braden Dakota Phillips, 12, was spending the night with Christopher Griffin, 11 years old.  More...

‘God Bless the U.S.A.’

Alarge crowd surrounded the veteran's monument on the courthouse square as those attending honored our fallen military.  If you missed attending Memorial Day services Monday, May 28, 2012, it was one of the best crowds ever gathered to honor the More...

21 local candidates qualify for primaries and non-partisan

A final list of candidates who were qualified was released last Friday, May 25, after the qualifying time expired at noon.  The following candidates will be on the July 31, 2012 General Primary and Non- Partisan Elections:  For Sheriff &nbs More...

Religion

'Where's The Tool?'

Inspiration

of making a little girl really happy one day last week when I showed up at the daycare without her expecting me. More...

Hi, Lord, it's me

Hi, Lord, it’s me.  We are getting older, and things are getting bad here.  Gas prices are too high, no jobs, food and heating costs too high.  I know some have taken you out of our schools, government and even Christmas, but Lor More...

Lost churches

The hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast of our nation were devastating. More...

School & Sports

MCES 4th nine weeks honor roll

First Grade Principal’s  Honor Roll Christyna Carr, Hannah Beth Chapman, Jalynn Corriveau, Je’Darren Franklin, Reese Houston, Ashton Jones, Zatwayla Kelly, Will Langley, Tycen McDaniels, Corbin Mc- Millan, Harrison Roland, Cooper Wil More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Day at Reptile Central

I’m writing from the Florida Gulf Coast today. Been doing a lot of nature-nerd stuff down here around Sopchoppy. It’s 4:30 a.m. and it’s already hot. Yesterday was worse. More...

Locals honored at Georgia Southwestern

Laura Leigh Bell, a resident of Colquitt, made the Spring 2012 President’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 516 students recognized for scholastic achievement.  To be eligible for the President’s List, a s More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND DAVIS HOLT, SR.

Mr. Raymond Davis Holt Sr., age 93, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at his residence.  Graveside services with military honors were held Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Colquitt City Cemetery, with Rev. More...

BRADEN DAKOTA PHILLIPS

Braden Dakota Phillips, age 12, of Colquitt, died Saturday, May 26, 2012.  Funeral services will be Thursday, May 31, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick and Rev. Fred Odom officiating. More...

MYRA PHILLIPS STRANG

Myra Phillips Strang, age 65, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, FL.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. More...

Health

The Truth About the “Base Tan”

Those tempted to kick off summer by getting a “base tan” should be aware that there is no such thing as a safe, healthy or protective tan. More...