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Two primaries Over-Two Run- 0ff Primaries August 21- The General, November 6

If you were one of the 1745 voters who thought enough of their city and county to vote at some time in the month of July through July 31, you are to be commended for being a good citizen. More...

Community

Lacie Bond qualifies for NBHA -finishes seventh in world

Lacie Bond McFay’s summer has been very busy.  The first weekend of June, she competed in the Georgia State Jr. High School Rodeo Finals where she won 2 out of 3 rounds in the barrel racing.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The death of a 29-year-old woman at a mobile home park on Wednesday is being investigated as a possible homicide, Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller said.  On Friday BPS identified the deceased as Roberta Denise Clay, 29, More...

LIBRARY NEWS

THE JOYS OF A GREAT BOOK FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS   “When I finish a book I applaud”, said Donna Neal. More...

Public Safety

Two arrested on drug charges

On July 30th, at approximately 12:00 a.m., Lt. Brad Cox and Deputy Dan Ricketson were notified by dispatch of a vehicle in the ditch on Three Notch Road.  Upon his arrival, Lt. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 30 800C • Escort, Food Mart • Domestic, Pinewood • Traffic stops • Total mileage, 67 800G • Escort, Hardee’s • Unlocked vehicle • Disturbance Pineywoods • Total mileage, More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Obituaries

BETTYE BATCHELOR WESTER

Mrs. Bettye Batchelor Wester, 74, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Austin L. More...

GENE JOHNSON

Mr. Gene Johnson, age 68, of Lake Seminole (Donalsonville)passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012.  Funeral services wereheld at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4 at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Bainbridge with Rev. David Grubbs officiating. More...

FRANCES GARRETT CHANDLER

Mr. Collie Robert Jones, age 95 died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 8 at 1:30 p.m. at te New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Miller Couty. More...

Health

Research could lead to prevention of cancer

Researchers at the University of Hawaii are celebrating a breakthrough discovery that could lead to the prevention of at least two types of cancer in certain people.  The results of the 14-year study, which also involved scientists at the Fox Ch More...

Pinning Ceremony Honors BC’s Medical Assisting Graduates

A traditional pinning ceremony honored Bainbridge College ( BC) students who completed BC’s Medical Assisting ( MA) Program in the Division of Health Sciences. More...

More West Nile virus confirmed in Southwest Georgia

In a recent healthcare article, four more human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed by Southwest Health District last week, bringing the season’s total to five and prompting public health officials to remind residents to take precautio More...

Local newspapers stolen and burned

First time in 115 years

“There aren’t any Liberals in the racks, none of them,” multiple calls came in Wednesday morning, early.  More...

BOE meets and adjourns when member wants to ask questions

The Miller County Board of Education met in regular session Monday, August 6.  Members present were Leroy Bush, David Lovering, Bob Eldridge and Renza Israel.  There was no public participation.  More...

Religion

Tell me that story again!

Inspiration

from years gone by was Jerry Clower. I enjoyed his clean, downto earth way of sharing humor; I even had the privilege of seeing him in person a couple of times. More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

Pastor’s Viewpoint is written by Buddy Whatley (cbwhatley@hotmail.com), a retired United Methodist pastor living in Lakemont and Ochlocknee, Georgia. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A girl said to her date, “If you do not tell me that you love me, I am going to hold my breath until I pass out.”  “Holding your breath may be interesting,” he said. More...

School & Sports

Jenkins named valedictorian at Thomas County Central High School

Davis Jenkins, Thomas County Central High School valedictorian, began his quest to be the top grad in his high school class in the eighth grade, when he did not get the gold.  More...

SGA begins 2012-2013 school year

Southwest Georgia Academy begins its forty-third year of operation on August 8, 2012. Students will return to a campus with renovations and eight new faculty members. Teachers will report on August 6 for pre-planning.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Excuses, Excuses

I’ve heard a lot of folks complaining about the recent heat wave and, to a point, I agree with them. It’s been too hot, no doubt, and I do detest being too hot. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It seems to me-

Well we have made it though one of at least three elections. More...

Big city, small mind

Once upon a time if America’s big city mayors made sure the garbage was picked up, the streets were policed and the graft and corruption was held to a socially acceptable level, they were doing their job.  More...