July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff election qualifying set

The time to qualify and fee for the special election for sheriff has been officially set.  The qualifying fee is $1407.53 and the time to qualify starts Monday, July 15, at 9 a.m. and will end Wednesday, July 17, at noon. More...

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Community

Linda Lane Pagano graduates with master of science degree

In nursing-family practitioner

Linda Lane Pagano graduated on May 24, 2013, from Troy University with a master of science degree in nursing-family nurse practitioner.  More...

Gerald Grow American Legion Post 165 elects officers

At the regular meeting of the Gerald Grow American Legion Post 165 held on June 11, 2013, officers were elected for the coming year.  Robert E. ( Bobby) Tiner will serve as the Commander.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Two juveniles were arrested by the sheriff’s office on Friday in connection with an investigation into a rash of auto break-ins.  Several residents of Hunter Road, located off Old Whigham Road, had reported their vehicles were More...

School & Sports

Bainbridge College, UGA sign partnership for ag program

Representatives from Bainbridge State College and the University of Georgia-Tifton officially signed a partnership between the two institutions Thursday, allowing Bainbridge State students the opportunity to more easily pursue career opportunities in More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

“I’ll take mine hi-tech, thank you.”

I’ve been reading recently about a lot of folks who advocate a return to what they call low-tech, low-cost waterfowl hunting. These nostalgic souls are seeking to reconnect with their past.  More...

Georgia Southern announces president’s list for spring semester

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,150 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 spring semester President's List. More...

Obituaries

PETER ZACK CLEVELAND

Mr. Peter Zack Cleveland, age 71, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Max Parrish, Dr. More...

MARLIN DAVID JONES

Mr. Marlin David Jones, age 71, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.  Funeral services were held Friday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charlie Boyd officiating. More...

BILLY JOE JORDAN

Mr. Billy Joe Jordan, age 82, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in the Green Point Nursing Home in Union Point.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Local drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

Two drug dealers who authorities say were distributing illegal drugs in the Albany area have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to charges.  Christopher J. More...

GSP preparing for a busy July 4th

Georgia State Troopers are gearing up for a busy Fourth of July holiday travel period. The holiday period is 102 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and ending at midnight on Sunday, July 7.  More...

Miller County school meals now FREE for all students

Kay Fleet, Miller County School nutrition director, announced that breakfast and lunch will be available to all students at no charge, or free, beginning with the first day of school, Friday, August 2, 2013.  In order for Community Eligibility O More...

Fabulous 4th of July CANCELLED

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Religion

‘Pay Attention to the Real Need’

Inspiration

Every chance that she gets, Madeline likes to play with my cell phone. The other evening as I sat on the couch with her, she asked to play with my phone, which was fine with me. More...

And I thought I was confused!

I have concluded that life, as it stands out in the public arena, is a very confusing thing. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

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MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   June 21 799I • Traffic stop, 4x • Property checks • Total mileage, 103.5  More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Lydia Kate Albritton

Christian Albritton is proud to announce the arrival of his sister, Lydia Kate Albritton. More...

Let's go to the Movies

'Monsters University'

Even though my love of Pixar is well-documented, 2001’s “ Monsters, Inc.” is not one of my favorites. More...

The polite way

A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him.  The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.  They were even after the first few holes.  T More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

When are you going to jail?

You don't get many house calls from our friendly coroner unless there is a need.  Last Friday night, my friend, Miller County coroner and local mortician and funeral home director, Danny Sheffield, called to ask if I had gotten anything from our More...

Summer’s sweetest sequel

When I was a kid and my parents wanted an evening to themselves, they dumped me at the local movie theater. I didn’t mind a bit. If I heard, “Let’s go to the show,” I was ready. And I didn’t care what was playing.  More...