January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Home lost to fire

The home of Terry and Pam Williams at 1598 Mayhaw Road was gutted by fire Monday night, January 19th. Miller County Fire and Rescue, Miller-Baker EMS and Miller County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched at 7:35 p.m. More...

Lady Pirates sign with Lady Govs

On Wednesday, January 21, in Dothan, AL, two Miller County High School Lady Pirates signed softball scholarships with Wallace College of Dothan, Alabama. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Decatur County Prison inmate has been captured in Bainbridge after escaping from a work detail just after noon on Thursday, Jan. 22. More...

Powerhouse Twirlers Attend Competition

On Saturday, January 17, 2015, the Powerhouse Twirlers from The Studio in Colquitt, along with their baton coach, Nicole Payne Collins, attended their first baton twirling competition. More...

The Benefits of Flour!

Interesting. Hope I need it never. Some time ago, I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water! More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS January 15 800L School Zone •Unlock Vehicle •Domestic •Speak with an Officer x2 January 16 More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS January 10 799F Stopping Suspicious Person/Vehicle, 91 N./City Limits •Patrol •Security Checks •Domestic, S. Third St. •Dog Obedience January 11 More...

Living & Style

Five reasons kids should play organized sports

Entrepreneurs & Former Pro Athlete Explain Life-long Lessons Learned in Youth Competition

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More...

Holman, Clenney to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kevin Gaines of Stephenville, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Holman of Jakin, proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lorie Bethea, to Beau Ladon Clenney, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

First Tuesday Book Club More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

My, your, our choices-

I really, almost, got my feelings hurt the other day. I was working hard to get out another edition of the Liberal, and a call came in. The call was from one of our Baker County former subscribers who wanted to drop her subscription. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

NO FAN OF SPRINGTIME TURKEY HUNTING

Okay, I know it’s the middle of winter, but this springlike weather has me thinking about turkey hunting. Not in the way one might suspect, either. More...

Miller County Hospital and nursing home doing well

The Colquitt Lions Club members and guests enjoyed a great meal Wednesday, January 21, and an even better report on one of the biggest businesses in the city and county. More...

Vehicle overturns with four youth

On Friday, January 16, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m. E911 dispatched Miller County Sheriff’s units, EMS ambulance service and Colquitt/Miller Fire and Rescue to the scene. The Georgia State Patrol was called to investigate the incident. More...

Veryl Garland Cockey retires from COC

Veryl Garland-Cockey received congratulations during a retirement reception, Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015. It was hosted by The Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. More...

Religion

‘Take Time to Better Understand Each Other’

Inspiration

I received a call the other night from a little girl who had the sound of urgency in her voice, but I could not decipher her words. More...

'It Is Well With My Soul'

The song "It Is Well With My Soul" was written by a successful Christian lawyer. He had two girls and a wife and the family planned a summer trip to go overseas. Since he had a lot of work to do, he sent his family and decided to follow them later. More...

Just be calm-no time to panic

A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands. More...

School & Sports

SGA Beta Clubs induct new members

The Southwest Georgia Academy Junior and Senior Beta Clubs held their Induction ceremony on Wednesday morning, January 21, in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. Mrs. Jan Calhoun, sponsor of the Senior Club, welcomed the guests to the program. More...

Cooper and Chapman win spelling bee

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Scripps National Middle School Spelling Bee competition on Wednesday, January 14. Merry Mac Cooper, daughter of Leigh and Stacy Cooper of Blakely, won first place. She is in the fifth grade. More...

Obit for Doughboy

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday in Minneapolis of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. More...

Obituaries

AMY ASHLEY EVERSON

Ms. Amy Ashley Everson, age 44, of Colquitt died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at her residence. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Cemetery with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

VERONICA ANNELLE ANTIS

Mrs. Veronica Annelle Antis, age 69, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at West Bainbridge United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

HAZEL HILL MARTIN

Mrs. Hazel Hill Martin, age 99, of Forest City, NC, and formerly of Donalsonville, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Oakland Living Center in Forest City, where she was a resident. More...

Health

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...

Peanut allergy recalls extended

Consumers with peanut allergy advised due to avoid ground cumin due to expanding list of recalled products Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Commissioner Gary W. More...