November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates Scalp the Indians, 40-25

Miller County dominated the Seminole County Indians in the Border War! In a game that was an offensive slugfest, the Pirates topped the Indians, 40-25. More...

Southern Roots Boutique and More Holds Ribbon Cutting

Colquitt’s newest business held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday morning, November 4, 2016.  A large crowd gathered to welcome Southern Roots Boutique and More to Colquitt and Miller County.  More...

Community

Senior Center Celebrates Halloween

Yes, all the ghouls, ghosts and goblins were at the Senior Center Monday, October 31. Our Halloween Party was great with a lot of surprises and candy. The winner of the best costume contest was Henry “Hoot” Gibson. More...

Lane Odom Receives Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Award

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Program honors a student from the senior class. More...

AAA – Pipeline Explosion – Expect Higher Prices At The Pump

ATLANTA, Ga. (October 31, 2016) — Motorists in the Southeast and Mid- Atlantic regions will likely see rising gas prices in the coming days. More...

School & Sports

MCHS Elects Beta Club Officers

The Miller County High School Beta Club recently elected its officers for the 2016-2017 school year. Beta Club’s purpose is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among students.  More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

This past Friday was our last regular-season football game of this school year. I have to say that I am very proud of the football team, the cheerleaders, and the marching band. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

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Obituaries

JOE TOM MCLENDON

Mr. Joe Tom McLendon, age 93, died Sunday, November 6, 2016, at South East Alabama Medical Center.  More...

TURNER JOE WILLIAMS

Turner Joe Williams, age 67, of Colquitt passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at his residence.  Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. at New Park Cemetery in Ft. Gaines with Rev. Ralph Estes and Rev. More...

JULIUS BERTRAM ‘BERT’ THOMAS

Julius Bertram “Bert” Thomas, age 70, of Donalsonville passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 2016, at Gerstenberg Care Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  More...

Health

Gentiva Hospice Celebrates National Home Care & Hospice Month

November 7, 2016 – Gentiva Hospice, part of Kindred at Home, the nation’s largest provider of home health and hospice services – is honored to join the National Association for Home Care as well as healthcare organizations around th More...

Breaking News - 11/9/2016 1:19 PM

Miller County Unofficial General Election Results - Free Access

Not being able to publish the election results in the print edition is the only thing we don't like about a Wednesday edition.  The website is our next choice.  Miller County voters were strong.  Of the possible 3461 registered voters, More...

One Vehicle Accident Scatters Peanuts

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, a call went out from dispatch that an accident had occurred on Highway 91 North. More...

Veterans’ Day to be Observed November 11 On Courthouse Square

Everyone is invited to attend the Veterans’ Day Memorial Service to be held on the courthouse square on Friday morning, November 11, at 11:00 a.m.  More...

Election Results

The General election was not over when we printed this edition. There were 1250 early voters in Miller County and 163 absentee ballots sent. More...

Religion

‘Rise Above Fear’

Inspiration

Fear is real. We can deny its existence or claim that we have no fears, but deep inside fear emerges from time to time. Fear can be healthy in its proper context, but debilitating when it is out of control. More...

Seed from the Sower

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: “When I grow up, I want to do what you do. Please do it better!”  Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

Gentle Thoughts

•Birds of a feather flock together. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS  LAYING DRAG  On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Sergeant Lonnie Wade was in the parking lot of the Colquitt Police Department when at the time he saw a vehicle being driven by a white female turn into the parking lot of the pol More...

Living & Style

Miss Burkett weds Mr. Wilson in ceremony

Brittany JoAnn Burkett and Preston Davis Wilson were married October 8, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Donalsonville, Georgia, with Reverend Michael Orr of Chipley, Florida, officiating.  More...

Miss Heard, Mr. Smith to wed

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Custody of children

A man and his young wife were in divorce court, but the custody of their children posed a problem.  The mother leaped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Rooster was a good friend -

Last week, I lost a good friend. He was a good friend, along with his family several generations back. I knew his grandpa, Mr. Charlie, and was closer to his dad, Junior, and to his uncle, Dr. T.I.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Silent Witness Offspring All Grown Up Now

My special trees are all grown up. I looked at them for a long time today. They’re about to lose their leaves and go dormant until spring.  Spring. That’s when I planted them. Spring of 2001. More...