June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia #6 in nation as friendliest to small businesses, South Georgia’s best, Miller County might be worst

At a time in our nation's history when, unemployment is going up, people are losing their homes, jobs and businesses, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.  More...

Gas is getting cheaper in some areas

Even with all the bad news of the economy, there’s some good news. More...

Community

Bevis enjoys 80th birthday

Yippy Ki-A ! What a birthday party?  Guess who turned 80? More...

Human rights violations and cinnamon rolls

Lenny was suddenly concerned about helping others remain law abiding citizens. The reason started a few months earlier when school got out for the summer. More...

MCREA Educational Projects

Members of the Miller County Retired Educator’s Association have chosen to demonstrate their continuing support of education by providing two types of scholarships to students. More...

School & Sports

Davis Jenkins is STAR Student

Davis Jenkins, a senior at Thomas County Central High School, is the recipient of the STAR student award for the 2011-2012 school year. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

As Close as I could come

Possessing very little of either, I find it wise not to enter into conversations pertaining to politics or religion. Thus, I don’t, as a rule, regularly hang out with politicians or preachers.  With one exception.  More...

How to teach swim lessons

If you are thinking about teaching someone to swim, these are eight tips that might help.  1. Get into the shallow end. If you haven’t learned to breathe, the cause is likely to be fear.  More...

Obituaries

JANETTE WELLS RENTZ

Janette Wells Rentz, age 77, of Bainbridge passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at Eldorendo Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas P. Long and Rev Paul Medley officiating. More...

ELVIN A. RUNNELS

Mr. Elvin Runnels, age 85, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2012, at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Arnold and Rev. More...

ELLENE J. FINCHER

Mrs. Ellene Fincher, age 77, of Warner Robins, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Macon Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Von Johnson officating. More...

What's happening about the local BOE?

One of the most asked questions of our schools in recent weeks is, "Who is on the school board now?"  The answer as of Tuesday, June 5, 2012 is, "The same ones that were there since January 1, 2012."  One of the most unanswered questions to More...

Bulloch A+,Greene A+, Dukes U

Throughout the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly, legislators addressed a number of issues important to our state’s business community.  Those issues deemed most important to enhancing Georgia’s economic competitiveness w More...

BOC hires new Finance Director, and negotiates with City of Colquitt for LOST

The Miller County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held two special sessions Tuesday, May 29, 2012.  More...

Religion

'Unwelcome Surprise'

Inspiration

in life that are less than pleasant to me, not the least of which is paying taxes—particularly if what is demanded seems unfair or unreasonable.  More...

Some great advice to live by

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.  TWO ... Marry a man/ woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.  THREE. More...

Hi Lord!

Hi Lord, it’s me. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 25 800C Fight, Top Road • Need assistance, Miller County Emergency Room • Escort, Food Mart • Investigated suspicious person, Crawford St.  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   May 21 799O Unlock vehicle, Three Notch Road • Brush fire, Old Donalsonville Road • Serve papers, 2x • Vehicle stop, Hwy 27 North • Total mileage, 161  More...

Living & Style

A story you will long remember

Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago ,writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy.  Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in th More...

Hall, Jones to wed

Ms. Josephine Hall of Colquitt is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Andrea Hall, to Randall Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Jones of Augusta. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Mr. More...

Let us pray for Leroy

On Sunday the preacher announced, "If you are a person with "Special Needs" and you want us to pray for you, please come up to the alter."  With that Leroy got in line. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A good card game is healing!

Looks like next week might be sorta like this past weeks, interesting.  First, let me tell you, many of my prayers have been answered, a few haven't as I would have liked them, but-.  As I have lived long enough to see what happens when ou More...

Careful what you writeby

There is nothing I enjoy more than relaxing at some remote spot where I can calm my nerves, gather my thoughts and enjoy myself. Now I’m looking for a similar place to hide out when the feds come looking for me. More...