December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

No one injured in crash

A two vehicle accident occurred on SR 91 north of Colquitt at the intersection of Willis Cook Road. Miller County Sheriff’s officers were dispatched to the call.  The accident happened Tuesday December 16th, at 10:05 a.m.  More...

SGA honors Good Citizens for the month of December

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for December. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

The Last Kiss

Back on January 9th, a group of Pekin, Illinois bikers were riding west on I-74 when they saw a girl about to jump off the Murray Baker Bridge. So they stopped. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The combined efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies led to the conviction of a U.S. Air Force airman from Decatur County for sexual abuse of at least six children.  More...

Beta Club donates to Food Bank

The Miller County High School Beta Club and the Miller County Middle School Junior Beta Club have been collecting canned food items during the months of November and December. More...

Ties, just five dollars

May you always have love to share, health to spare and friends that care!  A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance.  Hoping to find water, he hur More...

Living & Style

Family ties should not be broken

The importance of one’s family connections is something that I believe we are losing in America.  With each generation there are fewer individuals who live close to their extended families, unlike the days when grandma and grandpa lived ju More...

Let's go to the Movies

'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

The Exodus story has been depicted onscreen many times before, most notably in “The Ten Commandments” (1956) and “The Prince of Egypt” (1998), though there are plenty of others. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Bah humbug, but Merry Christmas

If it weren't for my folks, it wouldn't be a lot like Christmas.  My government, and especially my party is trying to flush those who pay taxes down the toilet. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A LIFE WELL SPENT

The big fish floated bellyup on the water’s surface. Not long dead, she retained the undulating flexibility of a creature born to swim. She seemed to swim, in fact; weirdly upside down, tail fin gently waving, propelled by ripple and current. More...

The Best of the Best really is!

The Colquitt Miller County Fire Department held it’s 33rd annual Christmas Banquet Tuesday, December 9th at the Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church. More...

The Christmas Gift

Born during the great depression, she never knew the fancy clothes and pretty things that some girls knew. Her clothes were hand me downs from her three older sisters and any toys they shared were homemade. More...

Early Deadlines

So that our newspaper people and our printers can celebrate New Years, our deadline has changed for one more week.  The deadline for the Wednesday, January 1 edition is Friday, December 26 at noon. More...

The anniversary gift submitted

A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. More...

Religion

“What is Your Response to Christ”

Inspiration

People respond to Christmas in a lot of different ways; some get excited and express their excitement with massive decorations, while others seem unaffected by all the celebration. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

A German geologist, Alfred Wegener said, in 1926, that the continents were once connected and later drifted apart. He was mocked by two major geological societies and his theory was called “utter, @#$% rot.”  More...

Holy Humor

UNANSWERED PRAYER  The preacher’s 5 yearold daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.  More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   December 12  800L School Zone •EMS Call •Private Property Accident •Reckless Driver  December 15  800C Escort  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   December 15  799I Patrol •Security Checks •Assist Motorist   799G Responded to Fire, Mayhaw Rd. •Responded to Reckless Driver, Three Notch Rd. •Security Checks •Patrol  More...

Obituaries

ETTA ESTELLE SHELLY PHILLIPS

Mrs. Etta Estelle Shelly Phillips, age 84, of Newton died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18 at Macedonia Church Cemetery in Miller County with Rev. More...

Health

Georgia cheeses recalled for potential health risk

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some Flat Creek Farm & Dairy cheeses, sold in Georgia, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. More...

Some good health questions

• Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?  Short answer: No  More...