November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior Center Honors Veterans

The Miller County Senior Center was excited to honor our veterans for their devotion and service to our country on Friday, November 10, 2017. More...

Community

Miller County School System Honors First Responders

The Miller County School System honored members of local law enforcement agencies and first responders at the school’s annual Thanksgiving meal on November 9. More...

State Rep. Gerald Greene Speaks to Retired Educators

By: Dr. Gail Lovering, Secretary, MCREA  On Thursday November 9, 2017, the Miller County Unit of the Retired Teachers Association held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon at the Miller County Pre-K Cafeteria. More...

German POWs in Colquitt during World War II

Jason Wetzel sent this article for our use. If you aree old enough, like "ye scribe" you might remember that there were German prisoners housed in our Miller County prison camp. More...

Living & Style

Ms. Ramona Turns 89

Ms. Ramona Gordon of Donalsonville turned 89 years old on October 31, 2017. She has been a friend to everyone she meets in life. She always has a smile to share and you would never know she has a care! Happy Birthday, Ms. Ramona.   More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Medicare Assistance   Do you need information or help with Medicare? The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library is sponsoring free Medicare assistance provided by Georgia Cares on November 20 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. More...

Henry, Brooks to wed

Mr. Jim Henry of Eufaula, Alabama, and Ms. Ginger Henry of Cumming announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Lynn Henry, to Lucas Hartley Brooks of Colquitt. Mr. Brooks is the son of Mr. Perry Alan Brooks and Mrs. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A tough old bird -

One of my friends sent me this quote that I wish I could live by: “My goal is to be better than I was yesterday. To improve myself. To enrich my life. I am running my own race. I compete with no one but myself. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Never judge a book (or fisherman) by the cover

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

I knew I was in trouble when the imported brandy came. It was spend-the-rent money stuff, the sort only a Frenchman can pronounce. The servant frowned when I poured mine into my coffee. More...

Hometown Holidays This Weekend

Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s that time of the year again.As part of this year’s Hometown Holidays, Santa will be making his first visit to Colquitt on Sunday, November 19. He will arrive by fire truck around 2 p.m. More...

Veteran's Day Service Celebrated in Colquitt

A large crowd remembered and came to the northwest corner of the Miller County Courthouse square to celebrate and honor the veterans on Veterans’ Day, November 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. More...

‘You Don’t Know Doody’

Written by local author, Jimmy Phillips

Part of a quote by The Dalai Lama is that man “lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” This can be said of many people we encounter in life, but it cannot be said about all of them.  More...

Religion

‘Beautifully Clothed’

I have heard it said that the things that you pack away in case you need them later are probably not really needed if you have not found a reason to use them for a year. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE   On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Colquitt Police officer Raymond Day was traveling south on First Street near it’s intersection with Dancer Street when a red Chevrolet truck pulled out in More...

School & Sports

2017 Fall Sports Senior Recognition

The MCHS Fall Sports Seniors were recognized at the last home football game for all their hard work and accomplishments. These 24 seniors have participated in football, cheerleading and band over a period of four years of high school. More...

Miller County Pre-K Students Entertain the Miller County Retired Educators

The Miller County Retired Educators look forward to their annual Thanksgiving Day celebration. One of the special treats for this group is the entertainment provided by the Miller County Pre-K students.  More...

Beta Club Members Serve Retired Educators at Luncheon

By Dr. Gail H. Lovering, Secretary MCREA Miller County High School Senior Beta Club members served lunch to retired educators, Representative Gerald Greene and guests on November 9. More...

Obituaries

EARLY PEACE JOHNSON

Early Peace (Earl P.) Johnson, 74, of Blakely, died at his residence Wednesday evening, November 8, 2017.  More...

MARY ELLEN GRIFFIN

Mrs. Mary Ellen Griffin, age 79 of Colquitt died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at her residence.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bellview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Horne, Rev. More...

MAURICE SWANNER

Mr. Maurice Swanner, age 90, of Donalsonville died Friday, November 10, 2017, at his residence.  Funeral services wee held Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiating. More...