July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

And the winners were?

Not that 95 percent of you care, but we had an election in Miller County and Georgia last week on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. There was a Runoff Georgia Primary Election for Republicans and Democrats. More...

One injured in semi-scooter crash

An accident occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King St. and Fourth streets Monday, July 28. Colquitt Police Department was called to the scene by Miller/Baker E911 with no injuries, but that changed. More...

Community

Church youth enjoy fun this summer

The children attending the Colquitt United Methodist Church youth service every Wednesday night this summer have had lots of fun. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Three Decatur County Sheriff’s Office officers responded to a call at a pond off Old Whigham Road Monday in reference to a drowning. More...

A Bible study on 'Left & Right'

I received this from my Indian friend. I'm sure that he doesn't speak for all Native Americans, but in my view he is a very wise man. Subject: A Bible study - this is really good and easy to follow......... *" Left" and "Right" ..... A Bible study.* More...

School & Sports

FFA Officers Attend Training

On July 13, a group of enthusiastic Miller County FFA officers attended COLT (Chapter Officer Leadership Training) at the FFA camp in Covington, GA. More...

School buses ready for the start of the new school year

As school systems across Georgia begin preparing for the new school year, officials with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division say they have completed their annual school bus inspections, and the buses are More...

Schools starting-You might meet a Kyle

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? More...

Obituaries

JOHN RICHARD RINGWOOD

John Richard Ringwood, age 72, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Miller County Hospital in Colquitt. A memorial service for Mr. Ringwood was held on Saturday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. More...

MOZELLE HICKS

Mrs. Mozelle Hicks, age 85, of Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Baker County, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Patmos Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Marve McDaniel officiating. More...

LYDIA LOURENE FAIRCLOTH

Mrs. Lydia Faircloth, age 63, of Colquitt died Friday, July 25, 2014. Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Eldorendo Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Long and Rev. Kenneth Cloud officiating. 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...

Colquitt woman killed in tragic accident at Georgia-Pacific

A tragic accident took the life of Lydia Lourene Faircloth, age 63, of Colquitt. In a news release from Peggy H. More...

School bells will ring Friday morning, August 1

Schools bells will ring once against Friday morning, August 1, as the new 2014-2015 school year begins at Miller County Schools. The new employee orientation was held Tuesday, July 29, and pre-planning for the teachers started Wednesday, July 30. More...

It's tax time

Just in case you are one of the lucky ones who don't pay taxes and didn't know, the notices went out recently from the tax assessor's office of how much your property values have gone up. More...

Religion

‘Rise Above Fear’

Inspiration

Years ago as I was looking around the barnyard of my granddaddy’s farm, I made my way through the weeds and briers to take a closer look at an old abandoned truck. More...

The birth of the hymn 'Precious Lord'

This is a beautiful story. More...

Public Safety

POLICE REPORTS

DAILYACTIVITY REPORTS July 21 More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILYACTIVITY REPORTS July 14 799I Vehicle Accident •Unruly Subject, Emergency Room •Assist Motorist •Patrol •Security Checks •Livestock in Roadway, 27 S. More...

Eight steps to avoid insect stings

We've got most of them. The fire ants, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, fleas, ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, lice, mites, and bed bugs are just a few. More...

Living & Style

Library News

Library Cards #1 Back to School Must Have! More...

Welcome, Alexia Jordan Vickers!

Matthew Jordan Vickers and Erin Roberts Vickers are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl, Alexia Jordan Vickers. She was born June 6. The family of three live in Slocomb, Alabama. Grampy and Grammy are Mike and Sarah Vickers of Dothan, AL. More...

The perfect wedding is the one everyone remembers

Four Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy Brides-to-be have long checklists for planning their big day. Dress, flowers, venue, vows, will there be a sit-down dinner or hors d’oeuvres and crudités? Who will be in the wedding party? More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

She left me, and I don't blame her.

My first wife of 58 years has gone off and left me, again. Friday was the final day before she and my favorite granddaughter, Joanna, took off for the beach. Last Tuesday, first wife asked, "Do you want to go to the beach with us? More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

DEAD TURTLES AND SHORT BRITCHES

The day was hot (of course) and my hike was otherwise uneventful until I came upon a rather strange sight. Namely, nearly two dozen terrapin skeletons scattered about between my trail and the lake bank. More...