March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The flamingos have landed

Beta Sigma Phi flocks together to help find a cure for cancer.  The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma officially began “Flocking for a Cure for Cancer” Thursday, March 14, 2013.  More...

Community

Rep. Greene makes Georgians aware of new driver’s license requirements

ATLANTA – State Representative Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) responded to the concerns of numerous constituents who reached out to him by working to make southwest Georgians aware of federally mandated requirements that forced the Georgia Departme More...

Brody Kelley awarded yellow belt

Congratulations goes to Brody Kelley. He is a first grade student at Miller County Elementary School. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Three people were injured in a Thursday afternoon crash that sent a pickup truck careening through a chainlink fence.  The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA competes in career developments events

The Miller County FFA Floriculture Team recently competed in the State FFA Floriculture Career Development Event. The event was held at Ft. Valley State University in Ft. Valley, on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  More...

SGA places third in region liteary meet

The Southwest Georgia Academy literary team placed third in Region 3 AA competition at ABAC in Tifton on Friday, March 8. The team was accompanied by their coaches, Mrs. Debbie Sloan and Miss Austin Humphries.  More...

Turkey hunting safety tips

As turkey season approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips before hitting the woods.  More...

Obituaries

JEFFERY LEE HAIRE

Mr. Jeffery Haire, age 44 of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Colquitt, died March 14, 2012 at Bay Front Memorial Hospital , St. Petersburg, FL.  Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

JOHNNY LISENBY

Mr. Johnny Lisenby, age 52, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday evening, March 14, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services for Mr. Lisenby were held on Monday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

MARION MOSELEY JOHNSON

Mr. Marion Mosley Johnson, age 91, of Donalsonville passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville, with Rev. More...

Health

Public health lists risk factors for heart disease

Heart attack and stroke are life-threatening emergencies, warns Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, so individuals should learn the risk factors of heart disease that can be modified, and take steps to overcome them.  More...

Agriculture

National Ag Day FAQ’s

What Is Ag Day? It's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. More...

Peanut industry to join genetic revolution

Peanut planting season is just around the corner with spring beginning to creep into the forecast. The American Peanut Shellers Association met recently, outlining how the 2013 season will pan out, and how the 2012 season finished up.  More...

Limited peanut contracts expected for this year

U.S. peanut farmers produced more than 3 million tons of peanuts in 2012, a record. That production plus carryover supply from 2011 means the industry has plenty of peanuts to make peanut butter and peanut-based snacks well in into 2013. More...

Two vehicle collision injures both drivers

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, a call came in to Miller/Baker E911, that an accident occurred involving two vehicles with injuries.  The collision between the two vehicles was at the intersection of Cooktown and Avenue roads. More...

Come ride with us

I was sitting in the office last Saturday, working on a few stories for this edition when a phone call came in. "What's happening on the square?" the caller asked. More...

Peanut Proud in Blakely Saturday

Our neighbors just up U.S. 27 North have a big day planned for all the people in this area. More...

Religion

No time to waste!

Inspiration

I volunteered to help with an interesting project last week: constructing a leprechaun trap. Let me quickly explain that it was simply something fun that the pre k class that my wife works in was asked to do for St. More...

••••God's Wife?••••

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.  The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.  The winner was:  1. More...

Irish are the best!

•Six retired Irishmen were playing poker in O'Leary's apartment when Paddy Murphy loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest, and drops dead at the table. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   March 11 799I • Spoke with subject, Sheriff’s Office • Mental subject at Sheriff’s Office • Property checks, routine patrol • Total mileage, 110  More...

Murder stats world-wide

From the World Health Organization, the latest Murder Statistics for the world:  Murders per 100,000 citizens:   More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'The Call'

This past weekend saw an upset at the box office as “The Call” became the weekend’s most successful new release, beating out the star-studded but formulaic magic comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” Maybe it was jus More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Toddler Time  More...

Happy 100th birthday!

Miss Clara P. Houston of Damascus celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  She celebrated her big day with family and friends at the Miller Nursing Home where she resides. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Just in case you didn't know-

It was a good week in Colquitt last week, for the most part.  Many folks think when they get all the money and stuff like a nice car, a comfortable home, good clothes and plenty to eat, they have it all.  More...

Believe it or not!

Back in the bad old days Americans burned witches at the stake. Now, we expel students from government schools for nibbling Pop Tarts allegedly shaped like pistols.  More...