August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County Grand Jury hands down 64 true bills

In the 2013 August term of the Miller County Grand Jury, the following 64 true bills were returned as well as seven no bills:  When the Grand Jury presents a true bill for a case, this does not convey guilt or innocence. More...

Community

Lacie Bond McFay is a winner

Barrel racing and horses have been a part of Lacie Bond McFay’s life since she was 4 years old. More...

'It's almost cotton pickin’ time'

There is a lot of cotton that is blooming, or almost blooming.  Marlin Gibson of 1084 Bellview Road planted his 20 acre cotton patch on Monday, April 1. More...

NASA payloads offer reward, if found

A research program at the Florida State University involves launching weather balloons with a small payload of scientific instruments attached.  Residents may find one of the instruments on the ground after the flight. More...

School & Sports

Brock receives scholarship

Miller County High School is proud to announce the recent signing of one its finest athletes. Dylan Brock, Class of 2013, has received a tennis scholarship from LaGrange College. Dylan is the son of Robert and Chastity Young.  More...

First Day at SGA begins with prayer

Southwest Georgia Academy began its first school day with “prayer at the pole.” Approximately 60 faculty, students, and parents gathered around the flag pole on Thursday morning at 8:30 for a special prayer service to begin the new school More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Otters in the woods? Who knew?

Imagine enjoying an afternoon at your favorite fishing hole when you catch a glimpse of an unidentified animal swimming near the bank on the other side. More...

Obituaries

HILLARY LEE BROCK

Hillary Lee Brock, age 22, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 1: 00 p. m. on Tuesday, August 20, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Hall and Pastor Doug Hall officiating. More...

JORDAN NICOLE HARRIS

Jordan Nicole Harris, age 22, of Climax passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. More...

ADAM GOODMAN

Adam Goodman, age 23, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Johns officiating.  More...

Talking about being snakebit...

The snake died. The two snake bite victims are alive and well.  It all happened at the Craig and Cindy Tully home on Thompson Town Road, Monday evening, August 12, 2013, just on the edge of Colquitt.  More...

Gas prices, varied

Gas prices are up, down and changing daily. It's according to where you are, or are going.  More...

Water World coming soon?

A few years ago, Colquitt was making plans to be another theme park with a water park and everything else. The plans were drawn, and a good bit of money was lost locally. It never happened.  More...

Religion

The Comfort of A Fitting Word

Inspiration

The Old Testament Book of Proverbs assures us that “A man finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!” (15:23, New International Version). More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Gloria MacKenzie, an 84-year-old mother of four with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was standing in line at the Zepherhills, FL Publix when a young woman politely let her move ahead in the line. More...

Seeds from the Sower

For months a homeless woman wandered the streets of her city alone and in agony. She did not know where she was, where she was going or even her name.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 9 800T Escort •Call by Phone •Traffic Stop x4 •Citations x2 •Routine Patrol  August 10 800T Assist EMS •Disorderly Conduct •Traffic Stop x2 •Citation •Routine Patrol &b More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 8 799I Tree Over Road, Wallace Newberry Rd. •Transport/ Pickup, Dalton  August 9 799J Juvenile, Seminole Co. •Unwanted Subject, Thompsontown Rd.  More...

Living & Style

Alpha Omicron attends Leadership Institute

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was well represented at the Psi State (Georgia) Organization Leadership Institute on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in Macon. More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘Lee Daniels, The Butler’

“Lee Daniels, The Butler” is a film very much like 1994’s “Forrest Gump.” This is not to say that the main character has belowaverage intelligence or that the film is going to win an Academy Award that rightfully belongs More...

Library News

August is National Peach Month   More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Retirement, Maybe later!

O.K., so maybe I am old enough to retire, but I feel like I've got a few years of work left in me.  Most of my friends or classmates my age or younger are either retired, or dead.  Ever-so-often, one of our friends come by the office to che More...

Short and Sweet

When Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” he had no idea the “b word” would ever apply to newspapers.  But if the results of a recent study are accurate, papers may soon be slapping all the gossipy goodness a More...