March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners have full agenda

The Miller County Commissioners met at the Courthouse Annex at 6:00 p.m. with all commissioners present.  Chairman Kreg Freeman opened the meeting by thanking all those who attended. More...

USPS responds to mail delays

The United States Postal Service says it is looking for ways to speed delivery of the mail after mail sorting has been moved from Albany and now goes to Tallahassee, Florida.  Stephen A. More...

Community

Matt takes the Gold

Sixteen-year-old Matt Brigadier recently competed in the Texas State Swim Meet for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).  In the competition, Matt brought home the gold in the 100 fly event. More...

Greene named to Recreational Authorities Committee

ATLANTA – State Representative Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) was recently appointed to serve on the Recreational Authorities Overview Committee by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge).  More...

Rite Aid Foundation awards $2,500 to auditory-verbal center

The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $ 2,500 grant to the Auditory-Verbal Center. More...

School & Sports

MCHS literary team takes third

The 2012-2013 Region 1-A Literary Competition was completed on March 5 at Bainbridge State College in Bainbridge with students competing from six schools.  More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The Crooked Oak Golf Association will hold its annual Member-Member Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 16. The 27 hole, 3 format tournament is always among the most popular events of the season. More...

Golfers are wonderful people

•A husband and wife are on the ninth green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack!  "Help me, dear," she groans to her husband.  The husband calls 911 on his cell phone, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines More...

Obituaries

GLADYS GRIFFIN

Mrs. Gladys Griffin, age 91, of Leary died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Milford Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Wilson and Ray Griffin officiating. More...

CANDY MICHELLE TABB

Candy Michelle Tabb, age 42, of Leary died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Willson Hospice House.  Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Milford Baptist Church. Rev. Tom Pollock officiating. More...

GLEN ALTON HARPER

Mr. Glen Alton Harper, age 57, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida.  Services for Mr. Harper were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 8, at Fitzgerald Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida, with the Rev. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I even enjoyed the wedding!

I did something this weekend that I usually don't enjoy. Out of family obligation, pride, whatever, five of us made the trip from Colquitt to Savannah.  More...

There’s an app for what?

My current cellular device is the digital equivalent of a smoke signal. More...

Counties move to tax fertilizer

Miller County is one of the two of 159

Two Georgia counties have made a move to tax fertilizer components, a decision that led fertilizer distributors to appeal to state legislators for protection.  Under Georgia law, counties can levy property taxes on businesses’ inventory, More...

Third suspect in bank robbery captured

Donalsonville Police Chief Jimmy Holt has announced the capture of the third suspect in the February 28th robbery of PeoplesSouth Bank in Donalsonville.  Knowledge of a third suspect was purposely withheld to aid authorities’ investigation More...

Pirate’s Cove is ready to serve you

A large crowd gathered Friday morning, March 8, for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Pirate’s Cove Restaurant.  Valarie Mock, chairman of the Colquitt/ Miller Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to the ribbon cutting and than More...

Religion

A Little Support Can Make a Big Difference

Inspiration

Several years ago, I purchased a metal car shelter for our two cars. It has served us well, although I noticed at times that the building would sway back and forth and make an abundance of squeaking sounds during windy weather. More...

Some great advice to live by

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.  TWO. Marry a man/ woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.  THREE. More...

God is busy

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks.  A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Public Safety

Vehicle runs into Food Mart

On March 5, 2013, Officer Natalie Moulton was dispatched to the Food Mart on First St., in reference to a vehicle accident where the vehicle struck the building.  More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   February 25 799I • Security checks • Checked road in county for water • Water level checks • Vehicle accident, 91N • Total mileage, 191  More...

Living & Style

Garden Club tours Blue Springs Plantation

Members of the Colquitt Garden Club met for a delicious lunch at the Tarrer Inn Tuesday, before embarking on a trip to the Blue Springs Plantation. The exclusive plantation is privately owned and located amidst huge oak trees, near Albany. More...

Let's go to the Movies

'Oz the Great and PowebryfuBl'ob Garver

I was talking with my mom the other day, and we agreed that 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” was my first favorite movie. When I was a toddler, I would make her impersonate the characters for hours on end. More...

The contests

Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day.  As they walk, they come across a sign:  "Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world."  "I am entering," said Snow White. More...