April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver Escapes Injury in Vehicle Accident

At approximately 11:50 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016, Miller/Baker E911 was called to a vehicle accident on Whites Bridge Road in Miller County. The caller stated that the car was up in some trees, but the driver was out of the vehicle.   More...

Team Gena Receives Generous Donation for Protective Vest

On October 31, 2015, I contacted the organization, Vesting America’s Police K-9’s, through their Facebook page to inquire about information on a protective vest for my new partner, Colquitt Police Department’s/ Miller County Sheriff More...

Community

100 Millionth Bale Ginned by Miller County Gin Company

At their quarterly board meeting in March, the board of directors and officers of Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) officially recognized the receipt of the 100 millionth bale of cotton received on December 18, 2015, to be marketed by More...

LIBRARY NEWS

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Cancer Stomp to Sponsor Administrative Assistant Luncheon April 27

Cancer Stomp of Miller County is sponsoring an Administrative Assistant Luncheon at the Tarrer Inn on April 27 from 12-2 p.m. There will be local vendors, a fashion show and awesome door prizes for our administrative assistants. More...

School & Sports

Lily Houston National Beta Club Scholarship Recipient

The National Beta Club recognizes Lily Houston, outstanding member of the Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2016, as a $1,000 Beta Scholar in the National Beta Scholarship Program. More...

Powerhouse Twirlers place first

On April 9, the Powerhouse Twirlers went to a baton competition in Tallahassee, Florida, and came back on top!  The group routine performed to Dear Future Husband received first place and included Lexi Snell, KK Bradley, Hillary Bell, and Jaden More...

SGA to hold Honors Day

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold its annual Honors Day program on May 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. The Junior and Senior Beta Clubs, together with the help of the Student Council, sponsors this event. More...

Obituaries

UVA MYRTICE SANDERS MASON

Mrs. Uva Myrtice Sanders Mason, age 102, of Colquitt died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Miller County Hospital.  More...

ROSS COOK

Ross Cook, age 83, of Albany, died April 13, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 18, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Hanna officiated. More...

JONATHAN GRAY KICKLIGHTER ,

Jonathan Gray Kicklighter, age 18, was called home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while at his residence in Athens.  More...

Memorial Service for Jonathan Kicklighter

Jonathan Gray Kicklighter, age 18, was called home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while at his residence in Athens.  More...

One woman is never enough

On Monday night, I was called back to the hospital to watch Uva take her last breath on this earth. She was one of the lucky ones who was left with her family for 102 years plus. More...

And the rains kept coming

The above photo is a good example of what the continuing rains have done in the Miller County area. More...

Religion

‘Genuine Faith Builds Stability’

Inspiration

It is obvious that we live in an unstable world that is filled with unpleasant surprises and unwanted changes. More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

We’ve been praying (every day at noon) and talking about the Lord’s Prayer during this Easter season. In this computer age, the Lord’s Prayer can be outlined as an “app;” adoration, petition, and promise.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  OBSTRUCTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS   On Monday, April 11, 2016, Colquitt Police officers were dispatched to 401 North First Street, Apartment A, in reference to a leaking pipe in the ceiling.  Officer Natalie McDani More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY   On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Deputy Brent Haire responded to a call at 159 Miller Road in regards to damage to property.  Upon arrival, Deputy Haire spoke with Theresa Lynn Cook.   More...

Living & Style

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority holds annual Founders Day Dinner

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its annual Founders Day dinner at Moby Dick Restaurant on Thursday April 14, 2016. New officers for 2016/2017 were installed. And a new pledge was accepted. More...

Don't mess with old sick folks

Harold was an old man. He was sick and in the hospital. There was one young nurse that just drove him crazy. Every time she came in, she would talk to him like he was a little child. More...

Let's go to the Movies

“The Jungle Book”

While Disney continues to put out new hits like “Zootopia,” it’s also working hard to update its old hits. The live-action version of “Cinderella” was one of the 10 biggest movies of 2015. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Uva, one fine Christian lady

I could write a book about Uva, 102, my mother in-law. Although she, too, was born in Baker County like her daughter, Betty Jo, they are two of the finest, hard-working,God-fearing, people-loving folks I have ever known, and I have known a bunch. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

OH, THOSE BIG OLD SWAMP LIZARDS

We have plenty of them now. They’re a true conservation success story. Hard to believe alligators were once endangered. More...