June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating Summer with HONK! At Cotton Hall

Although school has been out for several weeks, June 21 is the “official” start of the summer season – and the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council is ringing it in with the opening of their ninth CMAC Youth Theater production, HONK! Jr. More...

BoC & BoE meet and act

The Miller County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 10, 2013, with a room full of guests. Chairman Kreg Freeman called the meeting to order, and asked Craig Tully to lead in prayer. More...

Community

MCHS class of 1948 holds reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1948 held its 65th reunion on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, 2013. On Friday afternoon, everyone met at Moby Dick for a time of felloowship and reminiscing before dinner was served. More...

I am a Baptist, but-

I'm Baptist, but this is interesting  Even if you are not Catholic, this is eye opening ...  WhentheCatholicChurch was founded, there were no hospitals. More...

IRS spent $50 million on conferences

Your tax monies at work!

The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general's report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conference More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Named Gold Emblem Chapter

The Miller County FFA Chapter was recently named a Gold Emblem Chapter by the Georgia FFA Association. This is the highest ranking an FFA chapter can receive at the state level, and only the top 10% of all chapters are awarded this status.  More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

Seventy-eight participants played in the 2013 Fred Adkinson Memorial Golf Tournament this past weekend. This event is a fund-raiser for the Crooked Oak Golf Association. Thank you to the participants and sponsors. More...

Great quotes are always good

• Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, “Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.”  - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)  • I had a rose named after me, and I was very flattered. More...

Obituaries

SHERIFF H. E. “BUDDY” GLASS

Sheriff Buddy Glass, age 68 of Colquitt died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his residence.  Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Rev. Cory Thomas, Rev. Robert Johns and Dr. More...

JEAN BARRENTINE DIXON

Jean Barrentine Dixon, age 89, of Alapaha died Sunday June 9, 2013 at her residence.  More...

GLADYS LOUISE LEWIS

Mrs. Gladys Lewis , age 70 of Colquitt died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Donley officiating.  Mrs. More...

Health

Radiation is a Carcinogen

Any Exposure Can Cause Cancer

There is no safe level of exposure to ionizing radiation, only legally “allowable” doses.  More...

Fitness, Obesity and Medical Care In America

Each of us must take responsibility for our health. We must become more active as a nation and more selective about what we eat. The average American is overweight and a large percentage of our nation is obese.  More...

Fabulous 4th on the third

If you want to have a good time, it is just a few days away.  The biggest fireworks display ever in this area will take place Wednesday, July 3, 2013. More...

Milas Grant III arrested in string of robberies

Former Miller Countian charged

Area TV and newspaper reports state that a 25-yearold Dothan, AL, man was arrested Thursday, June 13, 2013, as a suspected member of a gang that has robbed 11 convenience stores in Alabama, Georgia and Florida in the past three months.  Milas An More...

Special Sheriff’s election to be held

Due to the accidental death of Sheriff H. E. More...

Religion

Some Encouragement for Dads

Inspiration

As I took out my cell phone a while back and proudly showed one of my bosses from north Alabama a picture of some of the produce from my spring garden, it did not take long for my pride to become embarrassingly reduced when Kevin attempted to expand More...

Custody of children

A man and his young wife were in divorce court, but the custody of their children posed a problem.  The mother leaped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them.& More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   June 10 800S • Two traffic stops • Assisted at the jail  June 11 800S • Assisted 800L with a domestic problem • Assisted 799R • Verbal domestic problem  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

The official Texas Sheriff's exam

A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6' 2", strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces. More...

Living & Style

Miss Harris to wed Mr. Benoit

Mr. and Mrs. Will Har- ris, III, of Bluffton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Lynn, to John Edward Benoit, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Let's go to the Movies

'The Purge'

“The Purge” is a moderately effective horror movie that covers the familiar ground of the homeinvasion movie while embracing a unique setting. More...

Welcome, Calhie Jane Rentz

Kevin and Amanda Rentz of Brinson are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Calhie Jane Rentz.  Calhie Jane was born on March 7, 2013, at 3:13 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'On My Honor-'

My dad was a Scout leader, and there is no doubt what he would have thought, and said about what has happened. My mother helped with the Cub and Girl Scouts. I was in the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. More...

Wet, wild and wacky

Somebody a lot smarter than me—which covers a lot of ground—once said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  Thousands of years ago, that may have been true. Nowadays, not so much. New Coke was not a necessity. More...