September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices vary from town to town

On Tuesday, September 24, gas prices vary from corner to corner and town to town. Some citizens are wishing for a sequester of gas prices, but not when it's at a high.  More...

Swamp Gravy to open its 21st year––

Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play has been stirring up a town’s history for over two decades, bringing with it fresh faces and community talent.  The Colquitt-Miller Arts Council announces Swamp Gravy’s twenty first anniversary More...

Daniel Allen is awarded prestigious scholarship

The Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Daniel Allen of Colquitt, a premed biology student at Georgia Southern University.  More...

Community

Alpha Omicron Donates to Local Food Bank––––

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Colquitt First Baptist Church. Jo Davis, Chapter President, called the meeting to order and introduced Joy Jinks to present the program. More...

Let’s get teams together and do this!

UGA Cooperative Extension, along with partner Coca Cola, is working to help Georgians promote healthy lifestyles and healthy living. Miller County citizens are invited to participate either individually or as a team of four. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

“Seek the Unknown @ Your Library Teen 48 Hour Film Contest

Join local teens from Decatur, Miller, and Seminole Counties to write, shoot, and edit your own movie in this celebration of Teen Read Week “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library” event. The action begins at 10 a.m. More...

School & Sports

Softball Team under new direction

The Miller County Softball Team under the directions of Head Coach Joni Williams, Assistant Coach Jason Houston, and Assistant Coach Woodie Kirkland have been playing some hard games this season. More...

SGA Homecoming Court Presented

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected their representatives for the 2013-2014 Homecoming Court. Homecoming is October 4, 2013. Presentation of the Court will take place at 7:00 p.m., and the girls will be escorted by their fathers. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Call ‘Em What You Will

Crappie fishermen are strange animals. I say that knowing there are thousands of anglers who might take offense. More...

Obituaries

STERLING ADDISON

Mr. Sterling Addison, 69, of Albany, formerly of Baker County, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Elder W. H. Phillips officiating. More...

SLYVIA BROOKS LARSON

Mrs. Sylvia Brooks Larson, known by all who loved her as “Sibba,” died peacefully at home in Fresno, California, on August 12, 2013, with her husband Dick at her side.  More...

Baker Co. homicide suspect captured by local officers––

On Thursday, Sept ember 12, 2013, Colquitt Police Chief Scott Worsley and Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel received information that a homicide suspect, Ulysses Blackshear, Jr., was possibly in Colquitt. More...

New Forever Stamp

Pay attention to what they hand you at the post office. Only buy the stamps that have the American Flag on them. Subject: 2013 Forever Stamps - Please read: Don't buy this stamp! More...

Shane Rathel is elected new sheriff of Miller County

Written by MCL Staff Writer  Wesley Shane Rathel won the sheriff’s election in Miller County’s Special election held Tuesday, September 17, by a landslide!  The four man race ended with the following official results obtained fr More...

Religion

All This in Only One Hour!

Inspiration

Gale had the wonderful and much deserved opportunity to attend a ladies’ retreat in Columbus last weekend. It turned out to be an enjoyable and refreshing time for her.  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

“You have got to be kidding?” That’s what I said, and I think it’s what you’ll say, when I tell you about an animal that eats its own brain.  More...

'Wrinkles'

Granddaughter is sitting on grandpa's lap as he reads the paper not paying any attention to her studying the wrinkles on his old face.  She gets up the nerve and rubs her fingers over the wrinkles and then over her own face and looks more puzzle More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 16  800F School Zone •Subject in Roadway, Crawford St. •Unlock Vehicle, Bush St. •Bond, Jail •Medical, Hwy. 45 N. •Routine Patrol •Unwanted Person, Emergency Room  More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   September 16  799R Stolen Vehicle, Hwy. 27 N. •Speak with Subject, Sheriff’s Office  September 17  799R Assist EMS, Womble Rd.  More...

Living & Style

Cecil and Dorothy McLendon celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Friends and relatives dropped by the home of Cecil and Dorothy McLendon Sunday afternoon, September 15, to congratulate them and wish them a happy anniversary. Cecil and Dorothy were married in Sault Ste. More...

Let's go to the Movies

‘Prisoners’

I see “Prisoners” as the unofficial kickoff of awards season. Little by little, we’re going to be seeing more movies that rely on critical praise to sell tickets instead of blatant bankability. More...

– The Florida Code –

When giving directions in Florida, you must always start with the words, "take I-75, "take I-4 "or "take I-95."  If you're a snowbird or a non-working retiree, you absolutely cannot drive between the hours of 6 a.m.. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Do you smell or taste something?

I was told that my article written this past Sunday was boring. In an effort not to bore you, I redid it.  Bud Carter hollered out his truck window Monday evening,"Go get a picture of the buzzards on the water tank. They're back!"  More...

“I Came, I Saw, I Conquered”

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  On Tuesday Alex created a stump.  Sometimes, these things have to be done. Sadly, the problem that resulted in this unkindest cut of all remains a mystery.  More...