July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s getting much dryer

Thank goodness for every drop of rain we have gotten, but according to most farmers in this area and lawn owners, we could sure use some more moisture.  Record drought grips several parts of the U.S.A., and in particular a portion of Southwest More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Several local citizens have reported being the victim of debit card fraud in recent days.  More...

SW GA Dental Associates welcomes Dr. Michael Carr, Jr.

Southwest Georgia Dental Associates welcomes Dr. Michael R. More...

NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACPNation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  What did media need in order to attend? More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS   July 16 799G • Patrol security check, 2x • Suspicious person, Grimsley Bridge • Traffic stop, 2x • Paper served, 2x • Total mileage, 160  More...

Possession of marijuana, DUI arrest made on the square

On Saturday, July 14, 2012, Officer Burns was patrolling on First St. More...

Living & Style

' Older than dirt!'

Someone asked the other day, “What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?”  “We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,” I informed him. More...

Welcome, Keegan-Jace Edwin Tully!

Ms. Jean Tully of Colquitt is proud to announce the arrival of her great-grandson, Keegan-Jace Edwin Tully. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Reading Logs Due  July 31  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Just a few of my opinions-

It's just a few days from time to vote on some very important officers and issues.  Keep in mind, this is my opinion, and opinions are like other parts of the anatomy, everyone has one.  More...

Words matter

I don’t agree with President Obama very often, but he’s right when he says we all need to be more understanding of one other.  The late, lamented LA motorist Rodney King may have said it best when he asked, “Can’t we all More...

Miller County students return to schools Friday, August 3

School bells will ring for students at Miller County Schools on Friday, August 3. The new employee orientation will start July 30. More...

Two arrested for drug and weapons violation

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, while on patrol on Hwy. 91N, Deputy Scott Cleveland, came in contact with a speeding vehicle headed south at Privett Store Road. The vehicle was clocked at 76 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. At that time Dep. More...

Board of Education member has problems getting BOE records

Miller County Board of Education (BOE) member Bob Eldridge was not too shocked when he received the following letter from Robert McIntosh, superintendent of Miller County Schools, after a formal request for his authorization from the BOE to sign not More...

Religion

The Unknown

Inspiration

quiet Monday morning; it was as though she had something pressing on her mind, but what could be of such intense concern to a nine-year-old? She was about to leave town without her family. More...

Heaven got crowded

It got crowded in heaven, so, for one day it was decided only to accept people who had really had a bad day on the day they died. St. Peter was standing at the pearly gates and said to the first man, "Tell me about the day you died."  More...

~ Seeds from the Sower ~

One morning a mother was running late for an appointment. Wanting to look her best, she asked her son to polish her shoes. He did such a good job that she wanted to reward him. So, she gave him a dollar.  More...

School & Sports

New faces of Miller County Ag

This summer the Miller County High School Agriculture Department had a big decision to make after long time agriculture teacher, Bill Spooner retired and Young Farmer teacher, Wes Pace, moved to Seminole County High School. More...

Letter from MCES Principal

WOW, Summer vacation is nearly over and the first day of school is fast approaching. I would first like to commend parents, students, teachers and school staff on an outstanding 201-2012 school year.  More...

Back-To-School Tips To Get Your Kids To Read More

(StatePoint) The start of a new school year is a great time to emphasize the importance of reading at home. Solid readers perform better in school and in the workplace, have a healthy self-image, and become lifelong learners.  More...

Obituaries

MILTON JOHNSON

Mr. Milton Johnson, age 64, of Jakin died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his family farm.  Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sheffield Funeral Chapel, with Danny Brewer officiating. More...

DAVID GIVENS

Mr. David Givens, age 79, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Oakview Church of God in Donalsonville with Rev. Gerald Horn and Rev. More...

FRANCES BROWN

Mrs. Frances Newberry Brown, age 77, of Colquitt, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Donalsonville Hospital.  Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Colquitt, with Rev. More...

Health

1st West Nile case of season is reported

ALBANY- A 64-yearold Dougherty County man is recovering from the first reported case of West Nile virus in Southwest Health District.  “Unofficial test results were reported to us on July 13 indicating that he had been exposed to the West More...

Safe way to remove ticks

Anurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems.  Tick Removal:  More...