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One Last Look

A GLIMPSE AT THE YEAR 2016

JULY   On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at approximately 1:33 p.m., Miller County Sheriff’s Deputy Garison Clenney responded to 1094 GA Highway 91 South in reference to a break-in that had already occurred.  More...

Chamber Banquet Thursday

The Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner banquet Thursday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Community

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - Kirby Smart ran onto the field and pumped his fist into the air Monday night, letting out a cry of victory. More...

Mike Thomas Appointed as Solicitor General

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, President Brian D. “Buck” Rogers, announced that Colquitt attorney, Robert M. Thomas, has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve as solicitor general for Miller County.  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Progress in 2017   More...

Public Safety

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

BURGLARY  On January 5, 2018, Deputy Garison Clenney responded to 2 Nobles Road in Miller County in regard to a back door being kicked in.  The complainant was Charles Wilton Albritton of 296 Nobles Road, Colquitt.  The case has been t More...

Living & Style

' The Last Ones'

This is a tribute to our childhood and memories of days many of our children and grandchildren would not believe or understand. CHILDREN OF THE 1930s and 1940s – “THE LAST ONES” More...

Miss Geer Weds Mr. Wood

Miss Margaret Grace Geer, daughter of Walter I. “Wig” Geer, II and the late Candace Adams Geer, wed Mr. Bruce Charles Wood of Atlanta, Georgia, on December 29, 2017. More...

Teen with severe allergy exposed to peanuts, school nurse won’t give her EpiPen

In 2016, Lia Sommer, 15, was entering her first year of high school. A time to make new friends and adjust to a new atmosphere, the last thing Lia wanted to worry about was her peanut allergy.  More...

Obituaries

GARLAND LANE MEARS

Mr. Garland Lane Mears, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, at St. John's Anglican Church, with the Rev. More...

VIRGINIA PHILLIPS

Virginia Phillips, age 98, died December 30, 2017, at Phenix City Health Care, Phenix City, Alabama.  A private funeral service was held Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel.  More...

CRISSANDRA BOWEN

Ms. Crissandra Bowen, age 57, of Bainbridge died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home in Bainbridge.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church.  More...

Health

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

National food safety agencies are warning against eating romaine lettuce after 58 people in the U.S. and Canada fell ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria linked to the popular salad ingredient, authorities said.  More...

Health Questions

•Does coffee cause cancer?  Short answer: No  Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980's when a study linked drinking coffee to pancreatic cancer. The preliminary report was later debunked. More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2018 3:42 PM

Sara Cook Obituary - Free Access

   Mrs. Sarah Cook , age 63 of Donalsonville died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at her residence.  Funeral services will be Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Cook’s Union Methodist Church with Rev. More...

One Arrest In Possession of Controlled Substance

An incident report from the Miller County Sheriff Department came in this past week on a drug arrest. More...

Miller County Hospital Holds Open House for New Emergency Room

On Sunday, January 7, the community was invited to attend an Open House at Miller County Hospital. It was held to unveil many of the newly completed projects and ongoing transformation at the hospital. More...

Austin Pickle Scores 1,000th point during Friday night’s game

Austin Pickle, a 6’ 3”, junior point guard at Southwest Georgia Academy, scored his 1,000th point January 5, 2018, during the SGA VS. Fullington Game in Damascus.  More...

Religion

‘Kind of Mad, but Really Happy’

Inspiration

Recent weeks have presented our family with some great opportunities to share time together during the Christmas celebration. We enjoyed some of our usual family traditions and built some new memories as well. More...

Preacher in Arkansas

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men his age, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it. More...

Coffee with Jesus

A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked is that Jesus sitting over there?" The waitress nodded "yes! More...

School & Sports

Ben Roland Kills Eight Pointer

Ben Roland killed this eight point, 150 pound buck on Friday morning, December 29, 2017, while hunting on Piney Pond Farms in Miller County. He had to have his dog, Gurley, to help find the deer.  Ben is the son of Cleve and Mandy Roland. More...

2018 Fishing Regulations Now Available

Anglers can find all necessary 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Spring Creek Specks are Biting

While they were on break from school, Ben Roland and Andre Hornsby stayed active. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

You haven't met Saban -

There is a saying that what you are doing when the New Year comes in, you will be doing all year long. My "first wife" of now over 62 mostly wonderful years was talking to Dish to get ESPN added to our service. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Proposed Legislation will Fuel the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.

Consumers better think twice before clicking "purchase" on an internet pharmacy's site.  More...