January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Postage costs going up, again

Beginning this Sunday, January 27, it’s going to cost more to mail a letter to any location in the United States, actually a penny more. The cost of a standard, first class stamp will go by one cent, from $.45 to $.46, on January 27, the U.S. More...

Community

Anna Grimsley chosen DAR Good Citizen at SGA

Anna Grimsley, daughter of Melissa and Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt, has been chosen as the DAR Good Citizen at Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

News Around Us

Bainbrige - Bainbridge Public Safety is investigating a potential dog fighting ring that was first discovered Saturday, January 19.  More...

Tax season is prime time for potential identity theft

Athens– Like many other Plishing scams, identity thieves may try to take advantage of Americans filing their taxes by sending fake emails, texts or social media postings supposedly from the IRS. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   January 20  799I • Property checks • Total mileage, 118  More...

SHERIFF’S ARREST REPORTS

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Living & Style

I wish you enough

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: "I love you and I wish you enough."  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

First Tuesday Book Club   More...

A history lesson on Wounded Knee

A little history most of us were never taught, neither to be proud of.  A Lesson to be Learned on the anniversary of Wounded Knee.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

‘I can only imagine’

I know some of you wish I would get on another subject, but for the life of me, someone keeps reminding me to keep reminding you of maybe our second worst sin, and we keep allowing it to kill, murder the ones who cannot or will not help themselves.&n More...

Fear in the blackboard jungle

Once upon a time, I taught school. I did so briefly and not too well, but left the profession with a load of wonderful memories and countless friends.  I also left with a pile of stories. It’s finally time to share this one…  More...

Senate runoff election next Tuesday

All registered voters of Miller County will have the opportunity to go to the polls Tuesday, April 5, to fill the Georgia Senate District 11 seat being vacated by long-time Senator John Bulloch, who is retiring.  More...

Colquitt Fire and Rescue busy saving lives and property

The owner of the property next door to this fire stated, "Terry, these fellows are better than you and Buck Tabb were. More...

Georgia initiates changes in Ad Valorem Tax Collection

The 2012 Georgia General Assembly recently announced new legislation that affects vehicle purchases in the state of Georgia. Effective March 1, 2013, House Bill 386 removes the sales tax and the annual ad valorem tax on newly-purchased vehicles. More...

Religion

Some Things Are Really Worth It!

Inspiration

When my wife told me a while back that one of her sisters was planning a gathering for her family to celebrate their step dad’s 81st birthday, I was not too enthusiastic about making the trip.  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

A little history of the BOOK

Sixty-six books... 39 “old books” and 27 “new books” written over 1500 years or 40 generations by 40 authors with almost as many occupations writing on three continents in three languages... Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.  More...

Acts 2:38 stops robber

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: "Stop! More...

School & Sports

Morgan Cason awarded Yellow Belt

Morgan Cason was awarded a Yellow Belt at the Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy.  We teach children Shotokan Karate, from Japan. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Odd Man Out

Birding is a wonderful pastime. I’ve been at it avidly and seriously for a little over three years now and there’s no other outdoor pursuit I enjoy more passionately. More...

Area residents make academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern State University

AMERICUS, GA - The following local residents were among 312 students from Georgia Southwestern State University who were recognized for earning a spot on the Fall 2012 Academic Achievement List.  • Henry English, a resident of Blakely.  More...

Obituaries

HERMAN "SPOOKY" SHEFFIELD

Mr. Herman "Spooky" Sheffield, 76, of Colquitt, died Sunday, January 27, 2013, at his residence following a short battle with lung cancer.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. More...

DOLORES ANNETTE JOHNSON STINNETT

Mrs. Dolores Annette Johnson Stinnett, age 78, of Donalsonville passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Miller County Nursing Home.  A memorial service was held on Friday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. More...

SHIRLEY JOY GORDON

Mrs. Shirley Joy Pickren Gordon, age 76, of Cummings died Monday, January 28, 2013.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Home Chapel. More...