April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cody Hamilton Named New Chief Appraiser for Tax Assessors

The Miller County Board of Tax Assessors welcomed Cody A. Hamilton as the new chief appraiser for Miller County. Mr. Hamilton began employment with Miller County on Friday, January 2, 2015.  More...

Wrestling Returns to Colquitt April 18

Continental Championship Wrestling returns to Colquitt Saturday, April 18, with a bell time of 8:15 p.m. More...

Community

Tree planting in Colquitt

We have kicked off National Mayhaw Festival Month at the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce by planting two mayhaw trees!  Congressman Sanford Bishop stopped by on Thursday, April 2, 2015, to help us get this done!  The mayhaw trees More...

Police Chief Holt to Retire

Donalsonville Police Chief Jimmy Holt has announced plans to retire. April 29 will be the last day on the job for Chief Holt.  More...

Three Notch celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 30  800F Domestic, Dancer St. •EMS, Dancer St. •Wanted Subject, Second St.  800S Assist 800F with Domestic •Traffic Stop x4  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   March 22  799F Patrol •Security Checks •Medical •Traffic Stops •Horse, Hwy. 45 N.  March 25  More...

Living & Style

Miss Callaway to wed Mr. Cook

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Callaway of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Destin Kathlin Callaway, to Jarrett Rex Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cook of Colquitt.  More...

When you are needed, just stay!

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.  "Your son is here," she said to the old man.  She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.  More...

Life's lessons learned from your mother

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Without a drop of water!

Last Sunday, Christians, and a few two-day Christians (those who think that Easter and Christmas in church is enough), celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Skeeter Woes

They’re back. Just like green leaves, flowers, and pollen. Just like warm weather, morning fog, and short britches on folks who have no business wearing them. It’s springtime. More...

Arrest made in drug bust, more pending

On March 31, Colquitt Police Chief Scott Worsley, assisted by Colquitt Police Investigator Ken Kirkland, Colquitt Police officers Natalie Moulton, and Tyrone Burns, Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel, Miller County Sheriff Chief Deputy Robert Grier, More...

Chief Tully speaks on fire and replacement

‘Your fire insurance may not cover replacement’

Local Fire Chief Craig Tully spoke to the Lions Club at the regular meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Tully was asked to speak to the Club concerning ISO ratings and requirements for fire departments. More...

High speed chase ends in arrest

On Tuesday March 31, 2015, Capt. Brad Cox was patrolling westbound on Crawford St., when he observed a yellow Ford Ranger traveling east. More...

Religion

‘Many Wants; One True Need’

Inspiration

It is interesting how we can want some things so badly that we begin to justify them as needs. I like tools a lot, but in reality there are not a lot of them that I really need; just a few basic ones for small jobs would be adequate.  More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

My dad liked to tell the story of the “just out of college” engineer who spent several days working on a machine without success. Then a janitor walked by and noticed it wasn’t plugged in. More...

Hi, Lord!

Hi, Lord, it's me. More...

School & Sports

SGA Announces Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for March. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of our character education program led by our counselor, Leslie Godwin. More...

BSC’ s Health Science & Professional Studies offer special resources to its students

Above and Beyond for Students

Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences & Professional Studies ( HSPS) is invested in its students— and exemplifies their investment by providing financial resources— which many students having benefited based on th More...

An Older, Wiser Lady's Prayer

In church last Sunday, I heard a sweet elderly lady in the pew in front of me saying a prayer. It was so innocent and sincere that I just have to share it with you:  "Dear Lord,  More...

Obituaries

MARVIN E. KELLEY

Mr. Marvin E. Kelley, age 81, of Colquitt died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  More...

ROLAND LEO AMLAW

Mr. Roland Amlaw, age 95, of Colquitt died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.  Mr. Amlaw will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Plattsburg, NY.  Mr. More...

STANLEY EARL HOUSTON SR.

Mr. Stanley Houston, age 65, of Colquitt died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rollin Rathel officiating. More...

Health

Nuts & trail mix recall

Nationwide recall of certain walnut & trail mix products due to potential health risk from Salmonella More...

Your Dental Fillings Could Be Killing You! — And Not Just the Mercury in Your “Silver” Fillings

You might have heard that mercury in your “silver fillings” could be harmful to your health, but that’s not all that could be slowly killing you!  More...