September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices, according to where you buy

Gas prices are up, down and high as gold at certain places.  The photos above were taken Thursday, September 21, in less than 10 minutes apart. Some were like two minutes apart. The fartherest point from Colquitt was seven miles. More...

A special prayer request

I have a prayer request. There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. More...

Community

Retired teachers meet and hear local candidates

The Miller County Retired Educators Association held its first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, September 20, at Helen’s Pirates’ Cove Restaurant.  Buddy Johnson, a candidate for the District 3 Miller County Board of More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public Safety has formally charged two men with a recent string of commercial burglaries.  Lorenzo Snell, 21, of Bainbrige has been in custody at the Decatur County Jail since August 17 after BPS arrested him on unrelate More...

Romney heckled

During a recent Romney campaign stop, a heckler from the audience hollered, "Hey, Mitt Witt, where are you hiding your tax returns?  Governor Romney politely responded, "I've found a very secure place that I'm certain they won't be found." The i More...

School & Sports

Check out this Georgia Boy

This is why I stay out of the woods and away from the tall grass.  An important message for the outdoors man! Please read!  I think we've run this before, but it's time for them to move. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Wealth of a different kind

Occasionally, a budding outdoor scribe will ask my opinion concerning various aspects of our profession. Sooner or later, the subject of compensation is bound to arise. More...

The Three Samurai

There once was a powerful old Japanese emperor who needed a new chief samurai. So he sent out a declaration throughout the entire known world that he was searching for a chief.  More...

Obituaries

CHARLIE MANSON (DICK) HART

Mr. Charlie " Dick" Hart, age 80, of Colquitt died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 26, at 3:00 p. m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. More...

FRANCES BEATRICE JONES

Mrs. Frances Beatrice Jones, 89, of Colquitt died Monday, September 17, 2012, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Funeral services were held Monday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. More...

MR. MOSIE JUNES HIGHTOWER

Mr. Mosie Junes Hightower, 62, of Colquitt, died Friday, September 21, 2012. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Colquitt.  Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   More...

Health

Onions- Mayonnaise

In 1919, when the flu killed 40 million people there was this doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.  Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.  More...

Obesity can be a major contributor to heart disease

Impediment to diagnosis and treatment

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease’s proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart. More...

Breaking News - 9/28/2012 1:20 PM

Miller County Board of Education Removed

Click here to read executive order. More...

Pirates clip Eagles, 20-7

If a lot of you Pirate fans did not know this, Marion County Eagles had been ranked in the Top 10 of the Class A state poll. More...

Amanda Calhoun Rentz named Teacher of Year in Decatur County

Amanda Rentz, a prekindergarten teacher at Jones-Wheat Elementary School, was named the 2013-2014 Decatur County School System Teacher of the Year on Thursday night.  Rentz, along with each system school’s teachers of the year, was recogni More...

Religion

Unique and Wonderful

Inspiration

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. More...

Getting things done

Every now and then God gently taps you on the shoulder and reminds you of what life is all about. I got just such a tap the other day. It was a day when there were too many errands to run, too much work to do and not enough time in the day to do it. More...

Public Safety

Burglaries being solved

On September 7, 2012, Chief Investigator Will Caudill of the Early County Sheriff’s Office, contacted Chief Scott Worsley, asking if the Colquitt Police Department had burglaries where there had been any guns taken.  More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 17 800S • Assisted EMTs, 2x • Counterfeit money-Ameris Bank  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

Banned Books Week 2012   More...

Victoria Henley a strong competitor on CW Network’s “America’s Next Top Model”

Victoria Henley of Colquitt was recently selected as a Top 12 competitor (over more than 32,000 possible contenders) on the CW Network's hit show, America's Next Top Model. More...

Senior citizens take responsibility

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Change is coming!

Summer is gone! Fall (autumn) is here. I won't miss the gnats and mosquitoes if it turns cooler. We usually don't have too long a fall season. It seems to go from the 90s to the 60s overnight, and then it gets cold. More...

Welfare made worse

Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement on President Obama's gutting of the welfare work requirements under the federal welfare law:  More...