July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

One dead, two injured in lightning strike

Bainbridge- One man is dead and two others are injured after they were struck by lightning Monday morning, July 22.  The Decatur County Sheriff's Office confirmed the men, two brothers and a co-worker, were struck around 10:30 a.m. More...

Special BOC meeting taxing

The Miller County Board of Commissioners met in special session Friday, July 19.  All of the commissioners were present for the meeting, along with a room full of citizens and city officials.  More...

Community

News Around Us

Blountstown - Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office investigators were called to a tragic scene in Clarksville Thursday night.  More...

GBI asks for information in Blakely murder cold case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they are sure someone has information that could solve the 2011 murder of a Blakely man. Now they are calling on that person to help bring a killer to justice.  More...

Baby Joelle earns her wings

Baby Joelle Elizabeth Oswalt was born February 3, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL, to David and Stephanie Oswalt.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   July 15 799I • Suspicious activity, Bevis Road • Suspicious activity, Draper Jones Road • Disturbance, Old Damascus Road  July 16 799I • Assisted motorist, Babcock • Routine patrols • More...

Living & Style

Annual Tabb reunion held

Descendants of Samuel Langley and Troup Tabb held their annual reunion at the American Legion (Gerald Grow Post 165) on 148 West Street in Colquitt on July 9, 2013.  The Sunday gathering began at approximately 11:30 a.m. More...

Why Jesus folded the napkin

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this....  More...

Wh e n Smokers Quit!

When smokers quit — what are the benefits over time?  •20 minutes after quitting your heart rate and blood pressure drop. (Effect of smoking on arterial stiffness and pulse pressure amplification, Mahmud A, Feely J. Hypertension. More...

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Miller County Road closure notices - Free Access

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Elsie Williams Barringer - Free Access

Mrs. Elsie Williams Barringer, age 81 of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

Gasoline prices continue to go up

As gas prices go up, many drivers are questioning if they will make that endof summer trip at this time.  More...

Colquitt’s Victoria Henley stars in and is co-producer of ‘Shoot Me’

Victoria Henley, the daughter of Lynn and Russ Henley of Colquitt and granddaughter of Gene and Ramona Boatright of Sylvester and Ray and Ethel Henley of Colquitt, recently starred in and co- produced, “ Shoot Me,” a quirky documentary st More...

Back to School supply list

The official supply list that students or their parents will need to obtain before the first day of Miller County Schools start on Friday. August 2, are in this edition.  More...

Religion

Dealing with the snake problem

Inspiration

For some, just hearing the word “snake” is enough to send waves of fear down their spines. Although I am not quite that extreme about the creatures, I still have no use for them. More...

What to do when the blessings stop . When God sends famine

Virginia Beach, VA, July 17, 2013 – We’ve all seen it: good, faithful people who seem to have a run of bad luck. But why on earth would God send trouble to those who love and serve Him?  More...

Being poor

Annie, 6 years old, gets home from school. More...

School & Sports

Vaccinate your child early - beat the back-to-school rush

Southwest Health District encourages parents and guardians to take advantage of their flexible summer schedules to get state-required vaccinations for their children now - and avoid the hassle and time-consuming delays that sometimes occur when the b More...

Why don’t teens get enough sleep?

Until recently, teens often got a bad rap for staying up late, oversleeping for school, and falling asleep in class. But recent studies show that adolescent sleep patterns actually differ from those of adults or kids.  More...

Requirements for Administering Corporal Punishment

The Miller County Board of Education has adopted a policy, which outlines the requirements of administering corporal punishment as follows:  (1)The corporal punishment shall not be excessive or unduly severe.  More...

Obituaries

LINDA H. FREEMAN

Linda H. Freeman, 65, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her residence.  The memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at Reynoldsville Church of God with Rev. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Stand Your Ground? Fair and Equal?

If President Obama's Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder can re-try a case that's been tried, I guess the Miller County's Tax Assessor bunch figures they can too.  More...

Dumb bunnies

My feelings had been hurt a time or two. I’d even felt embarrassed, uncomfortable and inadequate. But until I hit seven years old I had never been humiliated … totally, horribly, soulscarring, ego-shattering humiliated.  More...