May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MC Boys’ Golfers advance to State Tournament

Monday May 5, the Miller County boy’s golf team traveled to Moultrie to compete in the Georgia High School Association Single A golf sectionals. More...

Mother's Day Tragedy

FBI calls parade shooting 'Act of street violence'

New Orleans, LA- Multiple news reports are telling of at least 19 injured in a New Orleans Mother's Day Parade. A New Orleans police spokeswoman said that many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren’t lifethreatening. More...

Community

Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner celebrates more birthdays

The 2013 Survivors’ Dinner was held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Colquitt United Methodist Church. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Bainbridge man was hurt Friday evening after he fled from a police road safety checkpoint and his car crashed on U.S. Highway 27 South, according to the Georgia State Patrol.  More...

A Christian puppy

A Baptist couple decide that they want to get a dog. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   May 2 800E • Kids playing on 4th St. at Railroad across from Ron Cam • Prowler, MLK Jr. St. • Alarm at Kangaroo • Escort, Ron Cam  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Incident Activity Reports   Theft by taking  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'The Great Gatsby'

Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his excessively modern takes on stories from other eras. His most popular film is 2001’s “Moulin Rouge,” a pop musical set in 19thcentury Paris. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Dig into Reading this  Summer  More...

Obituaries

MICHELE BEVIS FIALA

Michele Bevis Fiala of Ballwin, Missouri, formerly of Colquitt, passed away into the fullness of eternal life on Friday, May 10, 2013, after a four year battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held in her hometown of Ballwin on Saturday, More...

JAKE WHITAKER

Mr. Jake Whitaker, age 84, of Donalsonville died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, at 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Evans Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville with the Rev. More...

VELENDER APPLING-BELL

Mrs. Velender “App” Appling-Bell, age 64, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. More...

Two arrested for possession of meth

On Friday, May 10, Captain Dan Stone received a call from dispatch stating that there was a maroon Mazda with its occupants acting suspiciously. A large quantity of phosphorus tipped matches had been purchased. More...

School bus tragedy in Clay County

Fort Gaines-Tragedy struck last Tuesday afternoon, May 7, on an otherwise beautiful afternoon, when a school bus wrecked on Highway 39, at 4:15 p.m., four miles south of Fort Gaines in Clay County.  More...

Relay For Life this Friday

Miller County residents and friends and family will gather at the Miller County Football Stadium on Friday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. More...

MC Commissioners meeting informative

In the regular session of the Miller County Commissioners Monday, May 13, the discussion was long, and some informative. All members were present. More...

Religion

Mothers - So Precious, So Valuable

Inspiration

Some things in life come and go, but the role of motherhood endures. If anyone believes that motherhood ends when her child reaches eighteen, they have not yet come to fully understand the lasting position that mothers surrender their lives to.  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Pastor’s Viewpoint is written by Buddy Whatley (cbwhatley@hotmail.com), a retired United Methodist pastor living in Lakemont and Ochlocknee, Georgia. More...

Thinking outside the boxsubmitted

A toothpaste factory had a problem. They sometimes shipped empty boxes without the tube of toothpaste inside. This challenged their perceived quality with the buyers and distributors. More...

School & Sports

Nicole Newberry receives outstanding overall student award at Darton College

Darton State College recently held its 45th Annual Honors Awards Ceremony.  Jaclyn Nicole Newberry of Colquitt was recognized at the awards ceremony and received as having the highest average in her program of study, sonography.  The Honor More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Concocting a duck float

Rain, sleet, bitter cold, and a howling gale. My glasses were icing up while Jack Frost plucked the goose down from my thermal underwear. The wind threatened to carry the canoe, passengers and all, across two state lines. More...

Students should learn about credit scores

Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a long-lasting effect on your buying power. When you apply for credit, your credit score will be checked. The higher your credit score, the better the chances you will be approved. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'The power to tax is the power to destroy’

At the risk of being tagged, targeted, chosen, or selected, I will again tread where angels fear to tread.  Last week, I was again tagged, targeted, chosen, or selected to meet with a new/old board, the Board of Equalizers to appeal the findings More...

The doctor is (t)in

Four years ago as the debate raged over a 2,700- page legislative abomination called Obamacare, few people—including every last member of Congress— had the time or desire to read the bill before it became law.  More...