September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Funny money is being passed here

Counterfeit bills are being passed in Colquitt and surrounding areas, especially in the past few weeks.  The Colquitt Police have been called to businesses and institutions reporting counterfeit bills passed in denominations of $10.00, $20.00, $ More...

Community

'Leaf Watch' tracks best fall colors

Travel Tips for Leaf Peepers

“When will the leaves change?” is the question park rangers hear most often once cooler temperatures arrive. Only Mother Nature knows for sure, but peak color in Georgia is usually toward the end of October or early November.  More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Heavy rainfall caused minor flooding in parts of Bainbridge Tuesday afternoon as an area of low pressure moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Story Time   Join us at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. for story time. There will be play time, stories, and activities. More...

School & Sports

MCHS Pirates Rising Up!

The Miller County Pirates hosted their first home game of the season here at Pirate Stadium on 9/11. Before the game got underway, Mr. More...

Senior Softball Spotlight

This week’s senior softball spotlight is on Courtney Johnson. Courtney is the 17-yearold daughter of Samantha and Chris Wilkins and Buddy and Tracy Johnson, all of Colquitt. More...

Homecoming Representatives Chosen at Miller County High School

The student body at Miller County High School voted and selected Homecoming Representatives for the the 2015 Homecoming Court. The ninth grade representatives are Makenzie Brown and Aubrey   Gaughan. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

He was a good gentleman friend

At each of our MCHS Classreunionsthatwehave been having each year for a long time, the question always comes up, "When are we going to have another one?"  I always answer, "If we want to see each other, we had better start having one every six m More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

BIGGER IS DECIDEDLY BETTER

My grandfather was a wise man. He taught me, for example, that professional wrestling is fake, despite my grandmother’s telling me otherwise. He also told me little fishes should be thrown back. More...

Local Law Enforcement Support Safer Schools

Miller County School Superintendent Allen Kicklighter recently received checks from Colquitt Chief of Police Scott Worsley and Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel. More...

Drug Take-Back Coming September 26

Georgia will participate in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back.  Attorney General Sam Olens today announced that he proudly supports Georgia’s participation in the 10th annual DEA prescription drug take-back event.  More...

The Miller boys still get 'em

What would you do if a 400-pound wild boar hog charged you?  That is one question this writer probably will never have to answer, the above hunters did.  It was around 4:30 a.m., last Thursday morning, September 10, when Johnny Miller and h More...

Religion

‘Those Pesky Interruptions’

Inspiration

It amazes me how quickly time passes. I used to hear older people talk about how fast time goes by with the advancement of age, and now I am starting to realize that they spoke truth about the matter. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

Did you know that a Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis, a sauropod dinosaur that lived in China (long before it was China), had a 60’ body and a 30’ neck?  Did you know that prosopagnosia is an inability to recognize faces because of a deve More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS   Forgery in the Second  Degree  On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 203 West Crawford Street in reference to counterfeit money.  More...

Living & Style

Miss Inlow to marry Mr. Freudenhammer

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Inlow proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Inlow, to Jesse Freudenhammer, son of Suw Freudenhammer and the late Gerd Freudenhammer.  Brooke is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Marriage Isn’t For You

submitted by Louise Pirnie   Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.  Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.  More...

Don't mess with me!

A police officer called the station on his radio.  "I have an interesting case here. An old lady shot her husband for step- ping on the floor she just mopped."  "Have you arrested the woman?"  "Not yet. The floor's still wet."   More...

Obituaries

JAMES FERRELL KEATON

James Ferrell Keaton, 79, of Colquitt, educator/ cattleman, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, after a battle with cancer.  More...

W. STEVE SHEPARD SR.

W. Steve Shepard, Sr., 82, of Sky Valley, GA, passed away September 8, 2015, in Jacksonville, FL.  A celebration of life service will be held September 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Sky Valley in Sky Valley, GA.  More...

JAMES RALPH GLASS

Mr. James Ralph Glass, age 81, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday evening, September 10, 2015 at Seminole Manor Nursing Home, in Donalsonville.  More...