August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax Commissioner threatens mandamus lawsuit on Miller County Commission

On Monday evening, August 11, 2014 at the regular Miller County Commission meeting an argument/discussion took place between Miller County Tax Commissioner Jennifer Jackson and the county commissioners for their refusal to pay two office girls milage More...

Community

Exchange student enjoys Colquitt

Yuma Sakai, age 13, is enjoying his first summer inbound visit to America as part of the States 4-H International Youth Exchange Program.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Two local men were arrested late Saturday evening after gunshots were reported on the 900 block of Palmetto Street around 11:30 p.m.  More...

Death investigation underway in Blakely

Deputies with the Early County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a man found with serious injuries to the head.  The man, later identified as 49-year-old Sammy E. More...

School & Sports

Students complete K-3 program

The Kid’s Place recently held its annual graduation. This year four students completed the K-3 program. Those graduating were (L-R) Harlow Spence, Cash Lambert, Addison Mock and Kadence Sexton. More...

Clenney and Thomas Begin Service as Area FFA Officers

Preston Clenney and Sydney Thomas, members of the Miller County FFA chapter, began his and her term as the Area chaplain (Clenney) and treasurer (Thomas) on August 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.& More...

Bed Bugs: Summer traveling companions

Summer vacation time is here! Where will we go, what will we do and who will be traveling with us? More...

Obituaries

MARY WEAVER WALKER

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Weaver Walker, age 81, of Colquitt died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. More...

CHARLES DAVIS

Mr. Charles Davis, age 92, of Arlington died early Saturday morning, August 9, 2014, in the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Graveside services were held Monday, August 11, at 3 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. More...

PASTOR CHARLES EDMUND BARINEAU

Pastor Charles Edmund Barineau, age 74, of Donalsonville passed away Friday morning, August 8, 2014, at the Donalsonville Hospital Emergency Room.  More...

Health

Diet soda habit as bad for teeth as meth addiction

Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.  More...

Sgt. Marc Godby promoted to Lieutenant in Troop G

As you have already heard, Sgt. Marc Godby was promoted to lieutenant in Troop G Command effective August 1.  More...

Courtney is Paramedic of the Year

Tifton- The Exchange Club of Tifton, Public Safety chair, Regenia Wells, and Craig Grace, Tift County EMS director, presented the Exchange Club's 2014 Paramedic of the Year Award to Courtney Coppage.  Grace said that it was a "no brainer that Co More...

Pirates scrimmage 11 on 11

The Miller County Pirates’ football team is under the new leadership of Head Coach Jeremy Rayburn. More...

Religion

Are You Bearing Fruit?

Inspiration

It was a bit of a gloomy occasion a few days ago as I cut down our tomato vines. Although we probably did not make as many tomatoes this season as in the past, they tasted great this year. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 4  800F Bus Detail/School Zone x2 •Alarm, Main St. •Bond Out of Jail •Reckless Driver, First St.  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 30  799K Livestock in Roadway, Mayhaw Rd. •Dog Problems, Three Notch Rd.  July 31  More...

Flesh-eating bacteria found in Florida and other states

You’ve likely heard of a “flesh-eating bacteria” hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the “flesh-eating” part is not.  More...

Living & Style

The ostrich & two wishes!

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. More...

Library News

Toddler Time  More...

Let's go to the Movies

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ever a quality franchise? I don’t think it was. I think the movies and especially the cartoon are regarded as thinly-veiled toy commercials even by their biggest fans. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Love everybody?

Our Sunday School lesson last Sunday was about loving everyone.  That is a wonderful concept, and a Christian one, I think, but about every time I think of someone who might be close, if you know something about them, at sometime, they just don' More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

OUTDOOR “PLUMBING” CAN BE PERILOUS

I have no idea why, but a magazine article I recently read has me thinking about a subject that seldom enters my head. Nowadays, though, I find it important to dwell on almost any topic. More...