February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County Grand Jury hands down 62 true bills

In the 2014 February term of the Miller County Grand Jury, the following 62 true bills were returned as well as eight no bills:  When the Grand Jury presents a true bill for a case, this does not convey guilt or innocence. More...

Community

Local farmer supports Miller County Young Farmers through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Miller County farmer Curt Williams has directed a $2,500 donation to Miller County Young Farmers. More...

Daddy-Daughter Dance held February 7

Second Annual

Sequins, sparkles, suits, and smiles; that is what you would have seen walking into the doors of Cotton Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014, as New Life Learning Center and the Colquitt/ Miller Arts Council held their second annual Daddy Daughter Dance. More...

Crow deaths cause determined

I heard that they found about 200 dead crows near Topeka, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. More...

School & Sports

Six FFA Teams Compete at State

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, a total of 22 Miller County FFA members, along with advisors, Kitty and Bert Bodiford, traveled to Ft. Valley State University to compete in the state FFA Career Development Events. The results are as follows:  More...

FFA Speakers Advance to Area

On Monday, February 10, 2014, several members of the Miller County FFA Chapter competed at the subarea public speaking events held at Bainbridge High School. Sydney Thomas placed second in the Sub- Area FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. More...

Davis Ponder named Star Student at Southwest Georgia Academy

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to announce that Davis Ponder has earned the title of STAR Student for 2013. Davis is the son of Ernest and Karen Ponder of Donalsonville. More...

Obituaries

DONALD “DON” MIDDLETON

Mr. Donald “Don” Middleton, 76, of Colquitt died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 12, with Rev. Bobby Whitaker officiating. More...

SAMUEL EUGENE (GENE) BROOKS

Gene Brooks, age 68, of Arlington passed away Monday evening, February 10, 2014, at his residence.  More...

JOAN COFIELD COBB

Mrs. Joan Cofield Cobb, age 71, of Donalsonville, passed away Friday morning, February 14, 2014, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Cobb were held on Sunday afternoon, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Sgt. Wade receives Colquitt’s Police Officer of the Year Award

Each year the Colquitt Police Department recognizes one of its own as Officer of the Year.  The Colquitt Police Officer of the Year Award was established in 2004. More...

No STAR Student or Teacher for 2014

When checking with the school about the MCHS STAR Student and Teacher, it was discovered that for the first time ever, there would not be one, this year.  The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program honors Georgia’s hig More...

Valentine Queen and King crowned

Balloons, balloons, balloons, that is all you could see at the Nursing Home on Friday. The staff sold balloons again this year and had the competition for the Valentine King and Queen. After selling over 600 balloons, the count was in. More...

Religion

Love Is Not Always Covered With Roses

Inspiration

It seems to me that Valentine’s Day is celebrated at the perfect time. Right after the Christmas candy is all gone, Valentine’s Day rolls around and gets us replenished with chocolate! More...

A love note from Jesus

This is so well put and very beautiful.  If you never felt pain, then how would you know that I am a Healer?  If you never had to pray, How would you know that I am a Deliverer?  If you never had a trial, how could you call yourself a More...

Eric's train ride

After a very busy day, a commuter settled down in her seat and closed her eyes as the train departed Montreal for Hudson.  More...

Public Safety

Hacking & ID Theft: Are You Next?

7 Tips for Protecting Your Identity & Money

At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 10  800E Escort •Prowler, E. Bush St.  February 11  800E Escort •Stalking, E. Bush St. •Dog Complaint, Grow St.   More...

Living & Style

Cook, Smith to speak vows

Elizebeth Nicole Cook and Trevor Leon Smith are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.  The wedding ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at five o’clock in the evening at Spring Hill Tree Farm in Bai More...

Beta Sigma Phi celebrates Valentine’s Day

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated its Valentine Dinner at the Tarrer Inn on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  All members, together with a special friend, gathered in the parlor for hors d’ oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Library News

African-American History   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Blowing smoke-

This is a strange world. We try to live in areas that are good for us, but we smoke, chew, and dip tobacco.  I know this is an area that would just as soon be left alone. More...

Mitch, Morrie, Ernie, Love

Last Friday night I sat in an auditorium in Savannah, spellbound by the stories Mitch Albom was spinning. As you probably know, Mr. Albom authored Tuesdays with Morrie, a book that figured on the New York Times bestseller list for four years.  More...