August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

August is peak season for West Nile virus

Fight mosquito bites

In past years, August has been the most active month for West Nile virus infections in Southwest Health District, so District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins is urging residents to take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness.  “T More...

Community

Woodworking with the President

Seminole County’s Steve Cross and his woodworking buddy, former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, are collaborating again on a project that is gaining worldwide attention. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Bainbridge lube shop employee was life-flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a bad fall while on the job.  The employee was in the oil changing pit area at Tommy T’s Mighty Lube when he fell and h More...

Senator Perdue Calls To Defund Planned Parenthood

“Planned Parenthood Should Not Receive Any Federal Funding, Period.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. More...

School & Sports

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Cody Chapman as FFA Member of the Week. Cody is the son of Edwin James and Beverly Chapman of Colquitt. Cody is currently a 12th grader at Miller County High School. More...

Sydney Thomas Begins Service as an Area FFA Officer

Sydney Thomas, a member of the Miller County FFA Chapter, began her term as the Area 5 Sentinel on July 31st – August 1st, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.  More...

First Day at SGA Begins With Prayer

Southwest Georgia Academy began its first school day with” prayer at the pole.” Approximately 75 faculty, students, and parents gathered around the flag pole on Thursday morning at 8:00 A.M. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT LADON "FROG" HAIRE

Mr. Robert LaDon Haire died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Reverend Sterling Jones officiating. More...

FAY TYLER

Fay Tyler, age 82, of Kennesaw, and formerly of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday morning, August 4, 2015 in Kennesaw.  More...

JOHN W. PHILLIPS SR.

John W. Phillips, Sr., 86, of Georgetown passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Here Come the Pirates

As the 2015 Miller County Pirates football team gets ready for an exciting season of football, so are the Pirate Fans.  The Pirates are under a new Captain of the Ship-- Head Coach Brent Miller.  More...

Hometown Author Wins Award

Meda White was recently awarded Book and Trailer Showcase (BTS) Magazine’s Red Carpet Award for Best Contemporary Romance for her debut novel, Play With My Heart. More...

Religion

‘The Power of Light’

Inspiration

It was not coincidental or by accident that God orchestrated things as He did when He created the heavens and the earth. More...

•••••Holy Humor•••••

•A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"  His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?  The son replied, "I do know!"  "Okay," said his fa More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   DUI/SPEEDING/  DRIVING WHILE UNLIC. OR EXPIRED  More...

Living & Style

Newberry, Kennedy to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Newberry of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Irene, to Taylor Boone Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ms. O’Hearn to wed Mr. Edenfield

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Hearn of Donalsonville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Lynn O’Hearn, to Donald Lyn Edenfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Welcome Vander Ryan Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ryan Johbnson of Americus joyfully announce the birth of their son, Vander Ryan. He made his arrival Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12:32 p.m., weighing eight pounds 15 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

"Thou Shall Not Kill!"

OK, so as one infamous lawmaker and politicians said, "What difference at this point does it make?"  The U.S. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Continental Carping

I once looked upon the much-maligned carp as a lowly “trash” fish. Catch ‘em, cuss ‘em, throw ‘em on the bank, or bury ‘em in the garden. More...