December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Deadlines

In order that we may enjoy Christmas with our family, our deadline for the December 26, 2012 edition will be Thursday, December 20, at 5:00 p.m. for ads and news.  We wish each of you and safe and happy holiday season!   More...

Danny Griffin retires as Miller County Solicitor

Miller County State Court Judge Danny Shepard came down off the bench Monday, December 10, 2012, and read and presented the following proclamation to honor the last day in State Court as Miller County Solicitor:  A Proclamation Honoring Danny C. More...

Community

Xi Epsilon Omicron celebrates season with Christmas social

Colquitt’s Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its annual Christmas Social on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the beautiful country home of Barbie and Wayne Womble.  Members arrived at 6:00 p.m. More...

Evil visited Newtown Friday

Newtown, Conn. - How do you explain the killing of 20 first-grade children, ages 6-7, and six teachers and administrators? More...

A different perspective

Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. More...

Obituaries

BETTY JEAN YELVINGTON

Mrs. Betty J. Yelvington, age 85, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Tampa General Hospital due to heart failure.  Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. More...

COY ACY BRYAN

Mr. Coy Acy Bryan, age 84, of Colquitt died Monday, December 10, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Thursday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Mothers Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Whitaker officiating. More...

KAREN DELORES WILLIAMS

Ms. Karen Williams, age 52, of Colquitt died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield officiating. More...

Holidays

Dear Santa,..............

Dear Santa, My name is Lanibeth Brown. I go to SGA. I love you Santa. My elf is so funn because he got a bowl and then he got in the bowl and then he got some marshelows and then he cuverd him weth them and he was on my tv. More...

Grandma’s Christmas gifts

Grandma Burns sat knitting busily in the sun one bright morning the week before Christmas. The snow lay deep, and the hard crust glistened like silver. All at once she heard little sighs of grief outside her door. More...

Christmas at a gas station- A real Christmas Story

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate.  More...

GSP helps with Toys for Tots

The Georgia State Patrol again this year has devoted their efforts in being a part of the Toys for Tots program.  TFC David Fretwell, the local Toys for Tots coordinator, has been directly involved with this program for the past three years.&nbs More...

Newly elected officers receive oath of office

The newly elected members of the Miller County Commissioner, Board of Education, were sworn into their offices Monday afternoon, December 17, 2012, at the Miller County Courthouse courtroom.  Probate Judge Brenda McNease welcomed a large crowd o More...

Seven qualify to run for vacant Dist. 11 Senate seat

Qualifying ended at noon Wednesday, December 12, with a total of seven candidates seeking the seat being vacated by state Sen. John Bulloch, R-Ochlocknee, representing District 11  More...

Live Nativity Scene

Come see what the real meaning of Christmas is all about!  Community Live Nativity with live people and animals will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Religion

A Treasured Shopping Trip

Inspiration

It has been rightly stated by one author that “By giving generously, we walk with God in the paths of life and store up riches for ourselves in heaven. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity  Reports  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity  Reports  December 12 799G • Patrol security check • Serve papers, 2x • Traffic stop, 2x • Assisted motorist • Civil matter • Patrol • Total mileage, 236  More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Trespassing

He smelled like aromatic tobacco burned in the bowl of an old briar pipe. Prince Albert, maybe, or Sir Walter Raleigh. No fancy-flavored Cavendish for him.  More...

MCAE Achievement Recognized

Students who have completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma between August and December 2012 are Stephanie Roland and Austin Henley. GED diploma recipients also receive a tuition voucher for $500 payable to any Georgia college. More...

Buck Daze a success at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy has completed its Buck Daze charity deer hunt for the 2012-2013 school year. Buck Daze is a two-day guided deer hunt which brings hunters to south Georgia from as far away as Miami, Chicago, and New York. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

And I thought I had a bad day

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Anytime you have eight women/girls working with/for/over one man, I thought I had a right to feel overpowered. I’m the only full-time male working here.  More...

Don’t hate. Separate

The 2012 presidential election is over. I’ve moved on. After stocking the root cellar with canned goods, water and ammunition, I am making plans to have more fun than ever here in the United States of America.  More...