February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas price going up like taxes

Gas prices are going up, like the Democrats are getting tax hikes, and wanting more.  Many stations continued to raise the prices as the traffic will bear. And the traffic seems to be ready for even more. More...

Colquitt’s new water park could open soon

Just in case you haven’t been to Colquitt, Miller County or Southwest Georgia in the past week or so, it’s wet.  More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - An Arlington man who is the suspect in a rape case investigation by Bainbridge Public Safety, was arrested Thursday afternoon after a brief foot chase.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

First Tuesday Book Club   More...

Miller County Retired Educators Meet

Local accountant Tammy Pickle Phillips brought a timely and informative program to the Miller County Unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association at their meeting last week.  More...

School & Sports

Mr. & Miss SGA announced

SGA students and faculty recently voted on Mr. and Miss SGA at the Academy. Abi Askew and Collins Cowart were selected for this honor.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Weird Catches

One afternoon on North Georgia’s Tallulah River, I cast a tiny Panther Martin spinner into the riffling current beneath a bridge. As I began my retrieve, visions of huge rainbow trout danced in my head. More...

Seniority counts

A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels. More...

Obituaries

CAROL LOUISE SMITH

Mrs. Carol Smith, age 88 ,of Colquitt died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick, Rev. More...

RALPH THOMPSON

Mr. Ralph Thompson, age 82, of Colquitt died Friday, February 22, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

FERRELL TATUM

Mr. Ferrell Tatum, age 83, of Colquitt died Friday, February 22, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

Miller County School Open Wednesday

Miller County Schools will reopen Wednesday, February 27.  More...

Jordie King elected 2013 Homecoming Queen at Columbus State University

Columbus State University recently celebrated its 65th Homecoming. The week was filled with many activities and competitions allowing students to show their school spirit. One of the most exciting events was the selection of a Homecoming Queen.  More...

Swamp Gravy starts Friday with ‘ Live and Learn’

For some of the 80 cast members of this year’s “Swamp Gravy,” 20 years is longer than they can remember, or have even been alive. For others, 1992 seems like just yesterday. More...

Religion

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

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   February 17 799I • Traffic stop, Babcock Road • Property checks • Total mileage, 143  More...

Living & Style

McLendons celebrate birthdays

On Saturday February 16, 2013, family and friends came together for an early “Birthday Celebration” for Joe Tom and Laverne McLendon’s birthdays.  Joe Tom will be 90 on March 2nd, and Laverne turned 85 on February 18th.  T More...

Dad, can I borrow $50?

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”  DAD: “ Yeah, sure, what is it?”  SON: “ Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”  DAD: “That’s none of your business. More...

Tomorrow might not comewith

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore.”  No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate togeth More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A little history you might not know-

It seems to keep getting busier, as well as a bit damp.  More...

Bad news bunnies

Easter is coming, and America’s rabbits couldn’t be happier. For one glorious day, they’ll deliver chocolate eggs and cheap toys and be cherished by children. Then it’s back in the cultural closet for another 364 days.  More...