June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s the law: removal of signs on right of way

Tifton – The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights-of-way. Signs that are found on rights-of-way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews.  More...

Community

Georgia changing license renewal process July 1

Beginning July 1, 2012, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will require additional documentation when applying for or renewing your driver’s license or applying for an ID card.  It’s all part of a national security plan to imp More...

The Kid’s Place holds graduation

The Kid’s Place held its K-3 program graduation on Thursday morning, May 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.  The graduation ceremony was held outside on The Kid’s Place lawn.  The 11 graduates marched on to the deco- rated stage and took t More...

How we may have picked up 60 years

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of 20 years."  The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 11 800F Welfare check, E. Pine St. • Contact subject by phone • Unlock auto at IGA, 2x • Total mileage, 90  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS  June 7 799G Patrol • Assist EMS Pondtown • Traffic stop • Car fire, Griggs Lucille Road • Assist EMS • Accident/ fire car, Phillipsburg Road • Total mileage, 198  More...

Living & Style

Miss Cobb, Mr. Grubbs to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Hart of Colquitt would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Katie Ne’Cole Cobb, to David Grubbs Jr. of Attapulgus.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Fuzzy and Snuggles  Join clowns Fuzzy and Snuggles as they visit the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Not always like it seems

Wife's Diary:  Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Ole' What's-His-Name Day was great

This Olé' What's-His- Name Day was one of those memory-making days this year.  In the Toole family, we don't celebrate a special day on just that day. We start early and celebrate till we lose the crowd.  I've got to fess up. More...

Be courteous when you curse

Cursing is controversial. Some believe that people who utter four-letter words are immoral; others call them crude, and still others view those who have a foul mouth as uncivilized and annoying.  More...

Gasoline continues to drop

The high priced gas prices have gone down the past two weeks.  The gas barons were getting consumers used to $3-$4 per gallon gas; it is dropping near the $2 mark.  More...

Joseph Steven Griffin passes - Free Access

Mr. Steve Griffin, 53, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...

Fabulous Fourth on the 3rd

If you want to have a good time, it is just a few days away.  The biggest fireworks display ever in this area will take place Tuesday, July 3, 2012. More...

Religion

Dads, Step Up and Take the Lead!

Inspiration

I was involved with a group of people the other day in which none of us had previously been acquainted with each other, but we were in a situation that would require that we work closely together. More...

In my own backyard

This letter was written to the editor of the local paper by a solider from Emporia  Dear Editor: (Due to the nature of my service and as a security issue please withhold my name, if at all possible.)  More...

The forgotten man

"They are always under the dominion of the superstition of government, and forgetting that a government produces nothing at all, they leave out of sight the first fact to be remembered in all social discussion -- that the state cannot get a cent for More...

School & Sports

How to stay safe in the pools

During the summer months, drownings and near drownings are an ever present danger.  Ten people die everyday from unintentional drownings, according to the CDC. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Well Worth It

Once one becomes an avid birder he’s apt to exhibit what non-birding folks might view as strange behavior, spates of “weirdness” that don’t cause fellow birders so much as the batting of an eye.  More...

Great truths & sayings

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.  John Adams  2. More...

Obituaries

ANNIE PEARL MCGOWAN

Mrs. Annie Pearl Mc- Gowan, age 82, of Colquitt, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at South East Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. More...

GIRDIE EDWARDS

Mr. Girdie Edwards, age 69, of Leary, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Milford Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Wilson and Rev. More...

OLIE BISHOP BRINSON

Mrs. Olie Bishop Brinson, age 85, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at her residence.  Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. on Sunday, June 10, at Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bainbridge with Rev. More...

Health

Radiation Is A Carcinogen

Any Exposure Can Cause Cancer

There is no safe level of exposure to ionizing radiation, only legally “allowable” doses.  More...