July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New laws took effect July 1

A number of new Georgia laws took effect on Monday, July 1.  One new requirement is that pain clinics have to be licensed by the state’s medical board and any new clinics have to be owned by physicians, in an attempt to crack down on so-ca More...

Special Sheriff election qualifying starts Monday

For those citizens who have a desire to serve as high sheriff of Miller County, as the old saying goes, “It’s time to make a decision.”  The qualifying fees have been set by the state and the governing authority at $1407.53. More...

Community

Maggie Bridges performs National Anthem at Braves’ game

Maggie Bridges of Brinson and the reigning Miss Cobb County performed the singing of the National Anthem at the Atlanta Braves’ game on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Turner Field before a crowd of 39,180. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. More...

SW Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in May

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 9.2 percent in May, up 1.0 percent from 8.2 percent in April. The rate was 9.0 percent in May a year ago.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   June 26 799I • Property checks • Traffic stop • Total mileage, 178  More...

No one injured in accident

On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Flora D. Roseborough, driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car, was traveling north on GA 91.  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

'Despicable Me 2'

I wasn’t the biggest fan of 2010’s “Despicable Me”. It was this film that inspired me to begin using the term “junk food” to describe many kids’ movies. More...

Emelia Avery Jones arrives!

Trey and Isalia Salgado Jones are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emelia Avery Jones on April 17, 2013 at 11:54 p.m. at Piedmont Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville. She weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  More...

Jack Griffin celebrates first birthday

Jack Griffin Donley celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, July 6, 2013 .  The frog themed party was held at his home in Colquitt and enjoyed by family and friends.  Jack Griffin and his birthday guests had lots of fun playing on a huge More...

Health

Unaware and at Risk: Diabetics on Medicare Need Information

If you have diabetes and are on Medicare, you have an important decision to make – and make fast.  You have probably heard that Medicare changed the system through which you get your diabetes testing supplies on July 1. More...

Evelyn Newberry Obituary

Mrs. Evelyn Mock Newberry, age 83, of Colquitt, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 in Donalsonville.  More...

Dixie Middleton Obituary - Free Access

Mrs Dixie Middleton, age 87 of  Colquitt died July 12, 2013 in Edgewood, New Mexico.  More...

The moisture has met

At this time late Monday, July 8, 2013, most of the farmers and weather folks agree that the moisture has met in Miller County. More...

Commissioners find and spend monies

The Miller County Commissioners met Monday evening, and agreed to a one bid contract of $498,875.00 from Oxford Construction Co. to pave 4.4 miles of roadway on Whites Bridge Road.   More...

Religion

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...

‘Focus on Blessings’

Inspiration

As we headed to the lake Wednesday evening for the annual Independence Day fireworks show, the weather was far from ideal as the rains poured down. More...

Seeds from the sower

Two men were hunting in Africa. More...

School & Sports

Look who graduated from The Kid’s Place

Clara Hart, Petrina Hopson, and the staff at The Kid’s Place are pleased to congratulate Harmony Phillips and Ava Klaire Holt on completing the K-3 program this year. Both of them will really be missed.   More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

‘The trip’s the thing’

When one loves the road, destinations are easy to appreciate, eagerly anticipated. Journey’s end and knowing what awaits there keep the wheels (both mental and mechanical) smoothly rolling. More...

Hannah Jones receives GED diploma

Hannah Jones has completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma.  Hannah attended classes at Miller County Adult Education. The Miller County Adult Learning Center is located at the Miller County Board of Education on Perry Street. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

There are a few problems-

It was like a bolt from above, when you make laws, or a law to protect a few, you wind up losing that protection for all, legal and illegal.  When our government, big or little, makes exceptions, for a few, a segment or special people, the rest More...

Legal briefs

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, and what became the greatest nation on earth was born.  More...