September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt/Miller County Fire Department has training burn

The Southwest Georgia Chief’s Association and the Colquitt- Miller County Fire Department co- hosted a training burn in Miller County on Saturday, September 13, 2014. More...

Community

Local girls win pageants in Dothan

Bindi Trawick and Abby Kelley, both of Colquitt, participated in pageants held in Dothan, AL, on Saturday, September 13. Bindi was crowned as Future Little Miss Ozark BBQ and Abby was named Future Little Miss Dale County BBQ. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Wednesday a Bainbridge man was arrested in Valdosta after a three-month long investigation by Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigators concerning child abuse allegations. More...

••••New/Old viruses••••

Adam and Eve virus: Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple. Airline virus: You're in Dallas, but your data is in Singapore. Congressional Virus: Overdraws your computer. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS September 15 800F School Zone •Alarm, Main St. •Reckless Driver, Crawford St. •Unlock Vehicle, Geer St. •Assist Subject, Jesse St. •Bus Detail More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS September 17 799G Responded to Medical Call, Privett Store Rd. •Security Checks •Patrol More...

Living & Style

Haylee Brunson competes in fashion/runway show

Haylee Brunson recently attended Magnifique Fashion/Runway Show hosted by Victoria Henley. Haylee walked for four different designers debuting their newest collections. More...

Library News

October’s First Tuesday Book Club More...

The last wishes

The last wishes of Alexander the Great: On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin. 2. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Driving Miss Uva -

I just might go to the beach next time. Last week, first wife, Donna, Mason and Judy went to the beach at Panama City. I was invited to go with them the day before, but decided to stay and get out the newspaper, and stay with Uva, 100. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Duck Float Woes

I don’t rightly remember when drifting down rivers in float tubes first became a popular method of duck pursuit, but in my part of the country it happened about 35 years ago. Down here, it was a fad that didn’t last very long. More...

Agriculture

Agriculture Safety Check List

Safe practices should be followed at all times in agriculture. Many of the daily activities involve risk. Precautions can be taken to reduce risk. More...

Observations and advice

•Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?" Artie said, " I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a More...

Truth and Wisdom

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ •The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ • We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~ More...

Drive carefully-You are in farming country

This is Farm Safety Week, and our farmers are doing their best to gather their crops and get them to market. It’s gotten better, and faster. More...

This Season’s Offering, “Swamp Gravy: Lost and Found” to Open October 3

Georgia’s Beloved Folk Life Play

Fall is here, and with it, a brand new installment of Georgia's beloved folk life play, Swamp Gravy! More...

Religion

‘Don’t accept failure as final’

Inspiration

I have enjoyed using my orange credit card over the years at a popular home improvement store, but that convenient resource encountered an eye-opening dilemma recently—not just for me, but for thousands of innocent victims like me. More...

Let us pray•••

One clever verse- Obama Is the shepherd I did not want. He leadeth me beside the still factories. He restoreth my faith in the Republican Party. He guideth me in the path of unemployment, for his party's sake. More...

Holy Humor

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. More...

School & Sports

SGA BETA Officers Elected

On September 17, members of the SGA National Senior Beta Club met to elect officers for 2014- 2015. More...

SGA honors state football champions

Southwest Georgia Academy honored state football champions from 1972 and 1998 on Friday night during the half-time of the game with Southland. More...

Miller County Middle School elects Beta Club officers

The Miller County Middle School Junior Beta Club has begun the new school year with officer elections and donations to their school. On Friday, August 29, student members voted for their new 2014-2015 club officers. More...

Obituaries

L. GUY “BUDDY” EIDSON, JR.

Mr. L. Guy “ Buddy” Eidson, Jr., age 67, of Faceville passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

WAYNE HOLT

Mr. Wayne Holt, age 67, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11: 00 a. m. on Tuesday, September 23, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Sirmons officiating. More...

CALISTA JUANITA GILBERT

Mrs. Calista Gilbert, age 86, of Colquitt died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield and Rev. More...

Health

Unaware and at Risk: Diabetics on Medicare Need Information

If you have diabetes and are on Medicare, you have an important decision to make – and make fast. You have probably heard that Medicare changed the system through which you get your diabetes testing supplies on July 1. More...