June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

How about a Coors Light?

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Richard Edward Porter, of Leesburg, driving a 2001 GMC C-Series Semi, was traveling south on Hwy 91, a few miles north of Colquitt on Georgia Highway 91. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 A.M.  More...

Local man cleaning up

Miller County is well known for how most people treat each other.  This former Colquitt man is a great example of how this works and how he runs his business.  Ron Holt admits that when he bought a cleaning business in Pensacola, FL, ten ye More...

Community

Proudly They Serve

Army National Guard Pfc. Raquel L. Stewart has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Ms. Lola celebrates 93rd birthday

Mrs. Lola Toole of Dallas celebrated her 93rd birthday on Friday, May 31.  Ms. Lola is a resident at Wellstar Nursing Home in Dallas.  She and her husband, the late Gordon Roberts, lived in Colquitt all their lives. More...

Flint River Hospice becomes part of “We Honor Veterans”

It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans.  More...

School & Sports

MCAE achievement recognized

Students who have completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma between January and May are Rebecca Hyzny, Joshua Ebersole, Hannah Ebersole, Katie Cox and Cole Aiken. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

“Mourning an “outlaw”

She was as pretty a Labrador retriever puppy as I’d ever gazed upon. When I brought her home, I looked at her and dreamed of faultless retrieves, obeisance to my every command, and enough field trial ribbons to paper a wall. More...

GED graduation held

The GED Graduation Ceremony was held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m.  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 Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. More...

SHERIFF H. E. “BUDDY” GLASS

Obituary

 Sheriff H.E. “Buddy” Glass, age 68, of Colquitt died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his residence.   Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

IRMA ELLIE MCKENNEY

Mrs. Irma Ellie McKenney, age 90, of Colquitt died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley and Rev. More...

Health

Diet soda habit as bad for teeth as meth addiction

Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.  More...

Sheriff Buddy Glass found dead in pond

Miller County Sheriff, H.E. "Buddy" Glass was found dead in his pond at his residence at 1487 Three Notch Road. According to law officers at the scene, Glass's wife put in a 911 call after she returned home from work at around 7:45 a.m. More...

Bridges to compete at Miss Georgia

Maggie Bridges will be one of 40 contestants competing for the title of Miss Georgia in Columbus June 19-22, 2013, at the River- Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia.  More...

Birdsong donates to Oklahoma tornado victims

The peanut industry’s disaster relief initiative, Peanut Proud, has been busy loading another truck of peanut butter and relief supplies. More...

Religion

The return of joy

Inspiration

As I sat in my home office earlier today, I heard a familiar sound entering the house: the arrival of two of our grandchildren. But this time it was obvious by the tones of their voices that their excitement was even more intense than usual. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   June 3 800C • Escort, Ron Cam • Escort, Food Mart • Domestic problem with a fight • Total mileage, 71  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   May 30 799I • Transport with EMS • Assisted GSP on Ave. Rd. More...

Preparedness key to safety during Hurricane season

Atlantic hurricane season brings threat of tornadoes, storm tide, flooding

(Colquitt) Imagine a hurricane making landfall on Georgia’s coastline, with winds 150 mph or more causing catastrophic damage and a deadly surge of water pushing through coastal communities. More...

Living & Style

Miss Walker to wed Mr. Moseley

Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Walker of Griffin are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Ann, to Jonathan Curtis Moseley.  Mr. Moseley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Jones, Hayman to speak vows

Debra Calhoun Jones of Colquitt and Jeffrey Randall Jones of Baconton announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy Miranda Jones, to Jacob Harold (Jake) Hayman, the son of Marty and Anita Tabb of Colquitt and Ted and Laura Hayman of Albany.  More...

Miller County High School Class of 1953 has reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1953 met Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Moby Dick Restaurant to celebrate their 60th reunion. Jack Boyd welcomed the class members and visitors. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Lost a Buddy and a friend

Talking about a shocker, it when my son-in-law, Kent, called to tell me that Buddy Glass was found dead that morning.  In the South, sometimes there are several people with the same name. More...

The dirty truth

I was blessed with the best bunch of uncles that ever lived. More...