April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MC BOE Hires New Head Football Coach

In a called meeting last Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the Miller County Board of Education voted to hire Brent Miller as PE teacher at 49% and Head Football Coach.  Chairman Buddy John- son called the meeting to order and Vice-Chairman Rick Little l More...

Community

Senior Center participates in Olympics

The annual Golden Olympics for the area senior centers were held Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Blakely. The centers that participated were Baker, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties and the City of Arlington.  More...

First State Bank of Colquitt Announces Promotions

The Board of Directors of First State Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Merri Grow Jordan to vice president of First State Bank in Colquitt.  Mrs. More...

Two coffees in Heaven!

Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barrack Obama meets a man with a beard. “Are you Mohamed?” he asks.  “No, my son, I am St. More...

School & Sports

Smokey the Bear visits Pre- K

On Tuesday, April 22, the Miller County Forestry and Smokey the Bear made a visit to Miller County Pre-K to observe Earth Day. Smokey stopped by each classroom to greet and hang out with out little Pirates. Afterwards, Mr. Rock Holt and Mr. More...

Possible Python sighted near Chattahoochee River

An Abbeville man, Randy Sanders, who was walking in a stream with his grandchildren on Kolomoki creek southeast of Ft. Gaines, Georgia, sighted what is believed to be a 15-foot Burmese python. More...

Not the typical sports quotes

•I don’t know. I only played there for nine years. Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked if Tom Landry ever smiles  •We were tipping off our plays. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

God Bless our entire family!

We celebrated the birthday of my favorite son-inlaw, Kent Richardson, last Sunday, at theToole house.  Some 45 years ago, when I was much younger, and Kent was a teenager, he walked into the Western Auto and said, "Mr. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

IT’S ALL ABOUT BIG, BAD, AND PRETTY

Armed with binocular and camera, I walked stealthily along the Gopher Tortoise Trail at Seminole State Park. More...

Breaking News - 5/1/2015 11:08 AM

Marilyn Smith Sowell obituary - Free Access

Marilyn Smith Sowell, 71, of Columbia, AL passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

High winds and rain damage property and trees in county

The news from the National Weather Service came in early Saturday morning that this area was under a tornado warning. The tornadoes didn't come, but the rain and high winds did come.  More...

Woman found in cemetery ruled self-inflicted gunshot wound

On Tuesday, April 21, the call came in that a woman was found shot in the Colquitt City Cemetery.  Colquitt Police officer, Lucus Davis responded to the call and found a vehicle parked in the center of the cemetery, behind some trees.  More...

Tax Clerk Arrested

A release from Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicated that Suzanna Maloy, 39, of 516 North Cuthbert Street, was arrested by GBI Special Agent, Justin McAllister, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 12:20 p.m. More...

Religion

‘We Won’t Always Fit In’

Inspiration

Earlier this month a cattle roping event was held in our area to help raise funds for an upcoming camp for grieving children. The camp provides an excellent opportunity to help children cope with the death of close relatives or friends.  More...

God doesn't make mistakes

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances, said: “ My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes!”  One day they went hunting and along the way a wi More...

A School Prayer by a 15-year-old boy

The average salary for Congress is $175,000 per year for 126 days work with a staff of 14-18 full time staffers to do their work. The average high school teacher earns less than $50,000 for 195 days of work and has to beg for school supplies. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity Report  April 20  800T Bus Detail •Patrol •Unlock Vehicle  800C Escort, Food Mart •Domestic, Crawford St. •Traffic Stops x2 •Bus Detail •Verbal Warning •Citation  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

Daily Activity Report  April 19  799F Unruly Juvenile, Clay Brown Rd. •Road Block, Willis Cook Rd. •Assist 799D on Stopping Suspicious Vehicle •Noise Complaint, Draper Jones Rd. More...

Obituaries

MRS. SUSAN DEBORAH WILLIAMS

Mrs. Susan Deborah Williams, age 64, of Colquitt died Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Bob Roberts officiating. More...

EVERETT LEE SHREVE JR.

Everett Lee Shreve, Jr., age 51, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his residence.  Funeral services for Mr. Shreve were held on Friday, April 24, at 3:00 p.m. More...

PAMELA ANN MOORE

Pamela Ann Moore, age 44, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her residence.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside at Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville with Rev. More...