April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Storm strikes county, Schools close early

High winds, and rain were the cause of early school closing Monday morning, and the road departments and utility companies working to keep the roads cleared of multiple trees across the roadways. More...

Health Department investigating exposure to tuberculosis at MCHS

Southwest Health District, the Miller County Health Department and Miller County Schools are working together to manage possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at Miller County High School. More...

Spring Creek deep enough for a baptism

Ministers and pastors go to the Miller County Jail for services once or twice a week, and some of the inmates are allowed to attend churches in the county on Sundays. More...

Community

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Community Advisory Group

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Operations recently organized its 2017 Community Advisory Group. An initial meeting was held March 22 with opening comments by Vice President - General Manager George Cifelli, who is retiring this month. More...

Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 6 percent in February

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has announced that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region in February was 6 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in January. More...

Solution to problems

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, BP oil spill, and alligators attacking people in Florida.  I concentrate on solutions for the problems. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

Incident Reports  Disorderly Conduct  More...

Living & Style

Stegall, Rawlings to wed

Madison Stegall and Chase Rawlings are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  Madison is the daughter of the late Amy Everson of Colquitt and Shane Stegall of Bainbridge.  Chase is the son of Joe and Hope Cleveland of More...

Please pass the biscuits -

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.  More...

Bailey presented with Quilt of Valor

Sheila Peace Hobbs of Ashburn and formerly of Baker County presented Joe Bailey, U. S. Army Veteran, with this Quilt of Valor on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in recognition of his service to our country from 1968-1970. Mrs. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Hawaii bound -

O.K., so I'm already lonesome, and they haven't even gotten out of the country, yet!  Most of my bunch will already be in Hawaii by the time you read this. More...

DC airport ticket agent-must read

This is priceless funny stuff; but alas, is only a small indication of how much trouble our country is in. God bless America! A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of “why” our country is in trouble: 1. More...

Breaking News - 4/7/2017 9:28 AM

Update on TB investigation at Miller County High School - Free Access

COLQUITT, Ga. – The contact investigation into possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at Miller County High School is well underway, with around 250 individuals having been tested, public health officials say. More...

Missing Chattanooga, TN juvenile leads to statutory rape charges

On Friday March 31, 2017, Colquitt Police Officer Hollis Smith received a call in reference to a missing/ runaway juvenile. During this call, Officer Smith was advised that a 15-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn. More...

A special rainbow in Hawaii

Donna Toole wrote her dad from Hanalei, Kawai, Hawaii, on April 3, 2017: "I know rainbows are sent from God, but I believe He sent it to us today in Hawaii with Tammy's urging to remind us that all is well with her! More...

Early voting begins April 10 for Special Run-off Sheriff election

Miller County registered voters can begin requesting absentee ballots or advance vote in the Miller Co. Registrar’s Office in Room 113 at the Miller County Courthouse. More...

Religion

‘Avoiding the Monkey Trap’

Inspiration

During a time of study and sermon preparation, I came upon an interesting story about a method to trap a monkey. It is neither costly nor sophisticated, but is supposed to do the job—although the writer cautioned that he had never tried it. More...

Pastor's Viewpoint

I read years ago there are 6,000 rules in the Bible, but I never counted them. I just accepted that number. More...

A Little Holy Humor

"Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth!"  During these serious and troubled times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths:  1 Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People. More...

School & Sports

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

This week there is not much school news to share as we have only been back for a few days. Both student and faculty just got back from a much-needed spring break. I hope that everyone, no matter where you spent your vacation, had a great time. More...

School Menus

April 5- WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Waffles, Syrup, Sausage Link, Fruit Lunch - Pork Roast, WG Cornbread, Chicken Tenders, WG Cornbread, Steamed Rice, Seasoned Greens, Blackeyed Peas, Fruit  April 6- THURSDAY  More...

First fish is always the best

A bad day on the lake with a good friend is better than most special days . Deacon Day, two years old, caught his first fish with his Papa, Hank Day just a few days ago, and it was a notable one. More...

Obituaries

RUBY INEZ NALLS

Mrs. Ruby Inez Nalls, age 90, of Colquitt died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 3: 00 p. m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Whitaker officiating. More...

IVA MAE BAILEY

Mrs. Iva Mae Bailey, age 89, of Colquitt died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens.  More...

GERALD F. KIRKSEY

Gerald F. Kirksey, age 87, beloved husband and father, passed away April 1, 2017, at Willson Hospice House.  More...

Health

Public health lists risk factors for heart disease

Heart attack and stroke are life-threatening emergencies, warns Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, so individuals should learn the risk factors of heart disease that can be modified, and take steps to overcome them.  More...