October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New BOE sworn and working

For the first time in years, the Miller County Board of Education was working for the betterment of the schools, the students, the teachers and the community.   More...

Nowhere else in the world

Where else in the world can you find farmers picking peanuts and stacking them, growing cotton, and all one-half block from the center of town, just off Main Street? Nowhere else but right here in Colquitt. Check the field next to Cotton Hall.   More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public safety used the power of school media to help solve a break-in at a local convenience store.  At approximately 1 a.m. More...

‘Mr. Agriculture’ passes

Area farmers and many others lost a devoted friend September 21, 2012, when Gene Ragan, at age 88, left this world. He was called "Mr. Agriculture" by the many, many people who knew him from his televised farm show.  More...

Layoff Letter from boss

Layoff Letter: No wonder thisguyistheboss;heissharp!  Dear Employees,  AstheCEOofthisorganization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our president and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 24 800C • Escort, Food Mart • Brush fire, Taylor St. • Accident, 1st St. • Total mileage, 69  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Former Colquittan charged

Joanna Harris, age 40, of Georgetown, and Angle Gregors, age 34, of Donalsonville, both turned themselves in at the Quitman County Sheriff’s Office on September 25, 2012. More...

Living & Style

Top 10 Holiday Dinner Conversation Landmines

Thanksgiving can mean the ideal family get together or a day of awkward moments, uncomfortable silences and eruptions of family feuds. Here are Debra Fine's Top 10 Conversation Landmines  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Holiday Closing The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2012, in honor of Columbus Day. More...

Peters, Posey finalize plans

Meg Peters and Joshua Posey have finalized plans for their wedding which will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.  The ceremony and recep- tion will take place at Southland Ridge, 199 Southland Road, Americus, with More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

There are no winners, except maybe our children

Well, he did it! We are the first! Governor Nathan Deal has done his duty, as he sees it.  The entire Miller County Board of Education has been kicked off.  Now I'm not saying they don't deserve it. More...

Lesson from a backyard brawl

Anyone under age 30 will find it hard to believe, but once upon a time, our elected officials actually got together from time to time behind closed doors, hammered out a deal, then had a drink and went home or to the nearest strip club.  More...

Scarecrows all around town

How about all those "Scarecrows"? If you haven't been around town yet, you must take the tour. Scarecrows are everywhere. Colquitt is ready for the fall season and the opening of the 20th year of Swamp Gravy. More...

Thriller in Camilla 21-20

The Miller County Pirates rolled into Camilla last Friday evening with a beautiful harvest moon shining down.  There had been a lot of talk about the Mitchell County Eagles being an athletic team, and mind you, we do not want to take anything aw More...

Swamp Gravy to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this month

Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play has been stirring up a town’s history for two decades, bringing with it fresh faces and community talent.  More...

Religion

Work with Discipline and Diligence

Inspiration

Walking for exercise has been part of my regular routine for many years, but I recently decided that I needed to bump things up a notch by investing in a piece of exercise equipment. 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...

Mr. God, pleasedo.

I'm sorry for keepin' ya up late, but I wanna know if'n you're too busy, I can wait.  You see Grandma's been forgettin' a lot of things. Mamma says so. She forgot my name, today, Mr. More...

School & Sports

Decatur County 4-H Forestry Judging Team compete in competitions

The Decatur County 4-H Forestry Judging Team recently participated in District and State competitions. The Forestry Field Day Area contest was held September 6, 2012 in Randolph County.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Who said squirrel hunting is easy?

Well, in just about a month and a half, it’ll be time for me to go squirrel hunting. I can hardly wait. More...

SGA to recognize alumni at homecoming Oct. 12

SGA plans to recognize its alumni during the Homecoming festivities on October 12, 2012. A special registration tent will be placed near the gate to Warrior Field and alumni are asked to come by and sign in. More...

Obituaries

BILLY WILSON

Mr. Billy Wilson, 82, died at his home Tuesday night, September 25, 2012.  Funeral services were held Friday morning, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home. More...

JESSE JAMES BEASLEY

A memorial service for Jesse James Beasley, age 60, of Monticello, FL, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Providence Baptist Church in Cairo, where he was a member. Rev. Chad Cooper will officiate.  Mr. More...

BARRY SCOTT SHELTON

Mr. Barry Scott Shelton, age 58, of Marietta, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. More...