September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Same BOE, same leadership

The Miller County Board of Education is still doing the same thing under the same leadership with a 3-2 vote, lead by the same governance. The thing, is anything they want, as long as they can get all of the board members to show up. More...

Community

News Around Us

Blakely - “ For the first time in the 184- year history of the city of Columbus, the city will be effectively landlocked as of October 7,” stated a recent article in the Columbus Ledger- Enquirer.  More...

Swamp Gravy gets big turnout for 20th anniversary cast

Swamp Gravy’s 20th Anniversary show, “Live and Learn” by Will Murdock, will have an estimated cast size of nearly 100 people. More...

Colquitt Garden Club meets

The Colquitt Garden Club gathered for its September 4 meeting at the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. Iva Tabb, first vice president, welcomed the members back after the summer respite and asked Earnestine Heard to read our Garden Club Collect. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Some folks just don’t get it

In the North Georgia mountains, near Helen, there’s a popular public campground on Low Gap Creek. I passed through there one day and encountered a conservation officer who asked to see my fishing license and the contents of my creel. More...

Pirates fall to Bobcats, 21-6

The Miller Pirates were coming off of an over-time win against Schley county as they hosted their first game of the season against the Early County Bobcats here last Friday at Pirates' Stadium. More...

FFA News

This year’s theme for the National FFA Organization is “GROW,” and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. FFA members are the innovators of tomorrow.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Democrats have lots to be proud of-

I started watching the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. More...

Thoughts from the Sandhills

The case for re-electing Barack Obama rests on four arguments, all of which, in my humble opinion, are false:  First, there is the premise that Obama inherited the worst set of economic conditions since World War II.  That’s patently More...

Four-year-old killed from dog attack

Donalsonville- Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Steve Turner says 4-year-old Bryton Cason died of blunt force trauma from a dog attack.  The case is still being investigated as to whom the dog may belong, but they are no longer investigatin More...

Business leaving Colquitt, taxes continue to go higher

I’m not sure of the odds, but starting up a business in a small community like Colquitt and one of the smallest counties like Miller County is really taking a big risk.  More...

Two charged with manufacture of meth

On September 1, 2012, at approximately 6:05 p.m. Officer Charles Griffin was contacted by Miller County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Rathel.  More...

Religion

Exercise Love and Respect

Inspiration

Sunday was an exciting day for Anna Beth! On the first Sunday of each month, one of the children from children’s church is selected by a drawing to be the winner of a special prize. More...

Some common sense by a 21-year-old female

Written by a 21-year-old female  Wow, this girl has a great plan! Love the last thing she would do the best.  This was written by a 21-year-old female who gets it. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 29 800S • Traffic stop 800L • EMS call • Escort, 2x • Hurt owl • Patrol • Total mileage, 80  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Living & Style

Richardson, Tabb to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Richardson Jr. of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsi Ann Richardson, to Christopher Adam Tabb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Tabb, also of Colquitt.  More...

Miss Pate to wed Mr. Evans

Mr. and Mrs. William Callier Pate of Albany are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Alison Pate, to Samuel George Evans of Atlanta. Mr. Evans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Howard Evans of Savannah.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

New Library Operating Hours   More...

Obituaries

TERRI LYNN WHITAKER

Ms. Terri Lynn Whitaker, age 46, of Damascus died Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick, Rev. More...

BRYTON CHRISTOPHER CASON

Bryton Christopher Cason, age 4, of Donalsonville passed away September 6, 2012, at his residence. He was in the pre-k class at Seminole County Elementary School.  Funeral services were held Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. More...

STEPHEN DUNNING

Mr. Stephen Dunning, age 71, of Jakin passed away Saturday morning, September 8, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services for Mr. Dunning were held on Monday, September 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Health

Updates on Cancer

After years of telling people chemotherapy is the only way to try (“try,” being the key word) to eliminate cancer, some who treat cancer are finally starting to tell you there is an alternative way.  More...

National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is September 16- 22, 2012

You never outgrow the need for vaccines

ATLANTA – Vaccines aren’t just for kids, adults need protection too! More...

A doctor's visit

While examining his female patient, the doctor says: "Your heart, lungs,  Pulse & BP are fine. More...