August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School Bells Will Ring Friday Morning, August 5

Schools bells will ring once against Friday morning, August 5, as the new 2016-2017 school year begins at Miller County Schools. More...

Community

An off-duty Bainbridge police officer helped save lives

A police officer doesn’t have to be in a uniform to do his or her job.  Bainbridge Public Safety officer Leroy Akins was traveling to church Sunday afternoon on Hwy. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month   More...

What would you do?

Interesting and very thoughtful message for all to read. More...

School & Sports

School buses ready for the start of the new school year

As school systems across Georgia begin preparing for the new school year, officials with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division say they have completed their annual school bus inspections, and the buses are More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Good Time to Be In a Good Place

Somehow this all seems fitting. I’m sitting on a pond bank, my shoes are muddy, and the catfish are biting. The overturned 5-gallon bucket leaves the imprint of a red-rimmed circle on my behind through the denim of my jeans. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'Nothing is original, except -

There is one thing that we were given that if we didn't have, we would do most anything to have. We were given freedom of choice, by our Maker. More...

One will be First

One of these will be your First Lady of the United States for at least four years. Choose wisely, my friends.   More...

So you Feel Safer, All of a Sudden

• All of a sudden seven short years have passed! More...

Pataula Drug Task Force Makes Two Arrests

On Monday, July 25, 2016, Special Agent Blake Dillard of the Pataula Drug Task Force arrested Frank Sigley. More...

IT'S HOT

It’s 101º and feels like 110º. We have finally gotten out of hot July, but not hot weather. There are some great looking crops growing, and the corn is being harvested. More...

Gasoline, taxes going up/ down

This edition has some of the official numbers that might explain if taxes will be going up in the next tax year or down, and how they were set up or down in the five year tax history of the City of Colquitt, the Miller County Board of County Commissi More...

Religion

‘Good Can Still Be Found’

We Need One Another!

After being gone for nearly a week, my wife finally got back home last Friday. She and the girls that she took to church camp came home bubbling over with excitement. More...

If I'm gone tomorrow

As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS BURGLARY   On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Officer Natalie McDaniel was dispatched to Colquitt United Methodist Church, 453 E. Main Street in reference to a burglary.  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

“Star Trek Beyond”

The “Star Trek” franchise turns 50 this year and is celebrating with a new film.  More...

Obituaries

BARBARA NELL SIMMONS

Ms. Barbara Nell Simmons, age 68, of Colquitt died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, August 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Cook's Union Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Boyd officiating. More...

EMILIO VINCENT COIRINI

Emilio Vincent Coirini, Sr., age 86, of Donalsonville passed away Friday evening, July 29, 2016, at his residence.  More...

MR. WILLIAM A. “BILL” MARTIN

Mr. William A. “Bill” Martin, age 89, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Chipola Health and Rehab Center in Marianna, FL.  More...