June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

All-Star Tournament dedicated

On May 27, 2015, Miller County lost a very influential part of the sports community.  Coach Jason Nixon was one that definitely made his presence known around ball parks wherever he was. More...

Community

Rep. Gerald Greene Named Chairman of House Code Revision Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Gerald Greene ( R- Cuthbert) as the Chairman of the House Code Revision Committee. Rep.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public Safety is looking for a vehicle stolen from Calhoun Street Motors in Bainbridge Monday night.  BPS Major Robert Humphrey said the vehicle was a burgundy 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Lt.  “Someone broke int More...

Help!

In Scottsale, AZ, the other day, there was a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: "I MISS CHICAGO!"  Someone broke the window, stole the radio, shot out all four of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read: "Hope t More...

School & Sports

GISA Announces 2015 Class AA All- State Baseball Players

The GISA Coaches Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Class AA All-State Baseball players. Included in this list are two players from the Miller County area: Quinn LaGuardia and Reid O’Hearn. More...

Mariela Rachel on President’s List

Mariela Castro Salgado Rachel of Damascus was named to the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester.  To qualify for the President’s List, the student must be enrolled full-time and have a perfect 4.0 quality point average.  More...

Little League sports

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what cooperation is? More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What did you get for Father's Day?

What did you get for Father's Day?  Now Father's Day doesn't mean quite as much as Mother’s Day. Normally, most of my folks are gone, somewhere. Thisyearisno different. More...

Up In Smoke

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how lucky the residents of Colquitt and Miller County are to have the caliber of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services they we have.  During the past week all of us have worked together in a More...

William Terry Batchelor Obituary - Free Access

William Terry Batchelor, age 68, of Donalsonville passed away Friday morning, June 26, 2015 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. More...

Man killed in house fire

The Colquitt/Miller Fire and Rescue Department was called to a house fire Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 1:15 at 215 Middle Street.  When the first responders arrived, the mobile home was completely involved. More...

Community Prayer Vigil

There will be a Community Prayer Vigil on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the James E. Merritt Memorial Park on Martin Luther King Jr. More...

It was a NAPA Festival

Wednesday, June 17, was an eventful day for Stewart’s NAPA Auto Parts. More...

Religion

Be Dads of Courage?

Inspiration

On one of those steamy hot days last week, I decided to pressure wash one of my sheds. It was well past due for some sprucing up, and I did not allow the uncomfortable weather to prevent me from doing what needed to be done.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY   June 15  800C Vehicle Accident, Pine St. •Traffic Stop •Unlock Vehicle  800T Escort, Hardee’s, •Patrol  More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY   June 14  799F Patrol •Security Checks •Traffic Stop •Papers Served •Suspicious Vehicle, Hwy. 27 N.  June 15  More...

Living & Style

Georgia EMC’s pave the way to Washington

On February 5, 2015, my school counselor and I departed on the way to Camilla where I had an interview. This interview was at the electric co-op in Camilla, Mitchell EMC.  More...

Betty Cantrell crowned Miss Georgia 2015

The 71st annual Miss Georgia Pageant concluded at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. More...

Will I live to see 80?

This is something to think about.  I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. More...

Obituaries

BRANDON CECIL RACHEL

Mr. Brandon Cecil Rachel, age 37, of Damascus died Monday, June 15, 2015, in Baker County.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel Dean officiating. More...

ALICE ELLEN BRYANT MORTON

Alice Ellen Bryant Morton, age 80, of Climax, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her residence.  The graveside funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. More...

ALAN RAY HEARD

Mr. Alan Ray Heard, age 54, of Colquitt died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his residence.  A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Colquitt United Methodist with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton and Rev. Cory Thomas officiating.  More...

Health

Extreme heat events are the most dangerous natural hazards

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are the most dangerous natural hazards in the United States, says Southwest District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “But they are preventable,” she added. More...

Plastic water bottles-Dangerous?

Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!  On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said that this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.  More...