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Miller County Hospital receives new quality-based accreditation

Miller County Hospital today announces that it has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates Quality Management Sys More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A second person has been charged in connection with a drug bust conducted by Bainbridge Public Safety at 527 S. More...

Andrew Heard places third in state shotgun competition at Rock Eagle

Andrew Heard, son of Gary and Gina Heard, placed third in state out of 985 shooters at Rock Eagle on May 11 for the Baker County 4-H Shotgun Team. After shooting a perfect score of 25, Andrew moved on to shoot 10 out of 10 in doubles. More...

School & Sports

GED student: ‘Now is my time’

For years, 51-year-old Lizzie Cooper has been staying at home, doing what she could to help her family and take care of children and grandchildren.  But on Tuesday, July 9, the Bainbridge resident was among 40 who attended two GED orientation s More...

Miller County FFA members exhibit cattle at show

On July 11 – 13, 2013, three members of the Miller County Livestock Show Team exhibited cattle at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity Livestock Show in Perry.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A DISCREET RETREAT

One climbs a mountain “because it’s there.” The chicken crosses the road to “get to the other side.” Trout anglers leave wellstocked streams to venture up totally unfamiliar creeks because… Hmm. Lack of sense? More...

Obituaries

ELSIE “WILLIAMS” BARRINGER

Mrs. Elsie Williams Barringer, age 81, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Thursday, July 25, at 3:00 p.m. at New Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. More...

CLEO ANGLIN THOMPSON

Mrs. Cleo Anglin Thompson, age 93, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson were held Sunday, July 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

JIMMY HOWARD SPOONER

Mr. Jimmy Howard Spooner, age 67, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his residence.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. More...

Health

Signs of diabetes on your feet

While diabetes is a treatable condition, it can bring a range of complications if not monitored closely -- and one starts at your feet.  CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital registered nurse, Erica Roach, is on foot patrol at the Wound Care Center. More...

Miller County has had a lot of rainfall

Due to as much as 20 to over 26 inches of rainfall in some areas of Miller County so far in the month of July, the rains have filled the ditches, the wet-weather streams are running over, and flooding is in low areas and Spring Creek looks like the F More...

Back to School Bash Friday with fireworks

The rains cancelled the July 4 celebration in Colquitt on July 3, this year with the entertainment and super fireworks display. Heavy rains came, and the cancellation was the smart thing to do. More...

Religion

‘Godly Contentment’

Inspiration

Contentment with where we are and with what we have in life is not a popular way of living in our day. There is ongoing pressure to continually reach for more in life—more fame, more power, more things, more pleasure. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   July 18  800L•Accident •Unlock vehicle •EMS call (2)•Escort (4) •Speak with an officer•Assist 800F •Escort • Patrol & Security checks  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Reports   July 22 799R •Paper served, Bush Road  More...

Georgia State Patrol offers advice for rainy-weather driving

With the recent rainy weather, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be prepared before hitting the roads.  Troopers offer the following safety tips for rainy day travel:  • Inspect your vehicle’s windshield wipers and More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

Children ‘Dig into Reading’   More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘The Wolverine’

It has been four years since Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine got to carry a movie in the pile of cinematic garbage that was “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The entire “X-Men” franchise would be a joke right now if it hadn’t c More...

Cupcake Gang Celebrates birthday

Edwina Thomley celebrated her birthday with the Cupcake Gang on July 12, 2013. One of Edwina’s favorite places to go for good food is the Pond House Restaurant.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Back to School and celebrate the 4th, we hope!

It's very seldom that we get to celebrate our nation's birthday and the starting of school at the same time. One is in July, and one is in August, and if it doesn't rain us out again, I'll see you at school and in the park.  More...

A Marine on guard duty

Cody Green was a 12-year-old kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. More...