September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s harvest time

This is the time of the year when all of the farmers and their helpers in these parts are working in some of the biggest, most up-to-date equipment imaginable. More...

Community

Matthews-Sholar reunion held

The descendents of Remus Hayes and Lucy Frances Griffin Matthews and descendants of John E. Sholar and Alma Hayes Matthews held their annual family reunion of September 8, 2012, in Colquitt. More...

Grandparents Day was special

Grandparents day was extra special Sunday, September 9, when Larry and Debra Stubbs of Bainbridge enjoyed their special day having their three grandsons, Justin, Ethan, and Tramais, visit.  More...

Money talks for St. Nancy

Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D.C., an aide to the former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic cathedral in D.C.. More...

School & Sports

Lady Pirate highlights

The Miller County Lady Pirates have been busy over the past few weeks playing softball. More...

Georgia State Troopers and officers urge safe driving in school zones

( ATLANTA)— The Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be alert and use care while traveling in school zones and around school buses as students across the state return to classes.  More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

SEPTEMBER 19 - WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Lunch - Chicken & Rice, Cornbread, Fish Sticks/ Cornbread, Oven Fried Okra, Yam Pattie, Black-eyed  More...

Obituaries

INDIA ANN WILLIAMS

Mrs. India Ann Williams, age 78, of Marietta, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Heritage Hospice.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

HERMAN DONALSON

Mr. Herman Donalson, age 91, of Colquitt died Monday, September 10, 2012, at Fort Gaines Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiating. More...

LETA ANN JONES NEWBERRY

Leta Ann Jones Newberry, 73, of Bonneau, SC, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Bonneau. More...

Health

About Food Allergies

An allergy is an immune system response to an otherwise harmless food or food component, usually a protein. The body reacts by flooding the system with histamines and other chemicals to fight off what is perceived as an invader in the body.  More...

Holiday need for blood donors

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region issued an urgent call for blood donors recently. While we have seen some response, more is required.  More...

‘Like’ District Public Health on Facebook for chance to win

September is National Preparedness Month, and Southwest District Public Health is reminding residents of the four steps to take to be ready for disasters - get a kit, make a plan, be involved and be informed.  More...

Mitchell County escapee apprehended in Miller County

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, a call came into the Miller County Sheriff’s Office from the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office.  The call was concerning David Gilbert, a prisoner who had escaped from the Mitchell County Correctional I More...

Tax assessors request judge to lock up business owners

Every taxpayer to be audited

The Miller County Tax Assessors are still after more taxes. Back last year the chief tax appraiser stated that they would audit every taxpayer before they were finished. The tax assessors are appointed by the Miller County Commissioners. More...

Religion

In the Face of Tragedy

As we recently observed the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation, I recalled in vivid detail where I was and what I was doing when I first heard what had happened. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 10 800C • Escort, Petro • Escort, Food Mart • Domestic problem, Holly St. • Total mileage, 68  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 10 799R • Reckless driver, Hwy. 27S • Report of drunk driver, Hwy. 27S • Suspicious vehicle, Enterprise Road • Total mileage, 185  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...

LIBRARY NEWS

Toddler Time  More...

Doing what Doc said

Morris, an 82-year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.  A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.  A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, "You're More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Priorities change, fast

Things could get better, or worse, but things never stay the same.  A week or so ago, our daughter, Tammy Toole Richardson went to check on how her chemo was doing, this time. The chemo didn't work. More...

Up In Smoke

None of us will ever forget what we were doing when we first heard about the plane crashing into the World Trade Center. It is a moment we will always remember; it was a defining moment in our history. More...

Agriculture

Ten Commandments of tractor safety

A four- year- old Nebraska boy was killed when he fell from a tractor driven by his father and was run over by a wheel. The tractor had a cab, but the boy was thrown against the door, tripped the latch, and out he went.  More...

Farmers: A Rare Breed

One of my farming neighbors stopped by the house the other day. Just pulled up, cut the truck off and stepped out.  “Common behavior here in the South.”  Reached in the back, took out a cold drink, just to relax.   More...

Farm Equipment Safety

New farm equipment is specifically designed for safe handling and operation. More...