August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DUI training tests taught in Colquitt

Local law enforcement officers have a new tool for detecting DUI drivers. More...

Community

Debra Jones Honored at Retirement Celebration

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,” writes the poet, Robert Browning, and Dr. Debra Calhoun Jones hopes he is right as she retires after 45 years of employment. Twenty-five of those years have been in the field of education. More...

You never know!

You never know what you might see as you ride the beautiful green roads of Miller County, especially on Cooktown Road. The corn, cotton and peanuts are in full bloom. Much of the corn has already been gathered. More...

Big Fine Arts show planned for Big Fish Festival

Calling all local artists! In conjunction with Georgia’s Big Fish Festival to be held in Donalsonville on Saturday, October 15, the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Big Fish Fine Arts Show and Sale. More...

School & Sports

MC Middle School wins over Baconton Charter, 34-28

Coach Eric Thomas and Coach Mike Sauls led the Miller County Middle School football team to victory in Camilla this past Thursday. They beat Baconton Charter, 34-28, in a back and forth action-packed game. More...

MCS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Sydney Thomas as FFA Member of the Week. Sydney is the daughter of Cory and Holly Thomas of Colquitt. She is a senior at Miller County High School. More...

MCAE Student of the Month

The Miller County Adult Education Student of the Month is Rebecca Craig, who is 17 years old. Even though Rebecca had to withdraw from school, she did not want her education to end. More...

Obituaries

BRADLEY DEWAYNE CHAMBLESS

Mr. Bradley Dewayne Chambless, age 36, of Donalsonville died Thursday, August 25, 2016. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Hatchett and Rev. More...

OLLIE HOLT

Mrs. Ollie Holt, age 83, of Colquitt died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Donley and Rev. Jimmy Walden officiating. Mrs. More...

JEANETTE DUPRIEST FIVEASH

Mrs. Jeanette DuPriest Fiveash, age 85, of Donalsonville passed away on Friday morning, August 19, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. More...

It’s the bear truth!

As I was sitting in the dental office of Dr. Robert Lane, of Colquitt, I heard them talking about a recent hunting trip to the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. More...

UGA Legend Teams Up With Two Maids & A Mop

University of Georgia coaching legend Vince Dooley is teaming up with a group of University of Georgia graduates to tackle a new kind of game. More...

Pirates Win Over Terrell, 29-20

Talk is talk when it comes to any sports: Who is the Big Hoss of the game, who will dominate, who will lose? Not taking anything away from Terrell County, they had a strong team, especially with their quarterback Bishop. More...

Religion

‘Removing Obstacles’

Inspiration

Years ago a lady dug up some small crape myrtle trees from her yard and gave them to me. They were just little whips at the time, but I transplanted them to our front yard and eventually they started to grow. 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...

Seeds from the Sower

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: “When I grow up, I want to do what you do. Please do it better!” Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/ REVOKED On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Officer Christopher Prindle was on patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling east on Taylor Street. More...

Truck Lands in Pond

At approximately 11:19 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2016, Miller/ Baker E911 was called to a vehicle accident with unknown injuries on Georgia Highway 273. The caller stated the vehicle was towing a trailer, and it had separated from the truck. More...

Living & Style

Local Retired Teachers Attend Area I and II Meeting

The Georgia Retired Educators Association held its semi- annual Area I and II meeting in Dawson, Georgia. Terrell County hosted the event at the Terrell County Government Room, Tuesday, August 23. More...

Comfort for Alex

We are looking for some help from our local community. After months of tests, doctors’ appointments, weight loss, and a battery of medical tests in 2015, we discovered Alex had Type 1 Diabetes. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Closed for Labor Day More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What’s your advice?

If you could give some advice to young people today, then advice to older codgers like me, what would it be? If you've got a husband, a wife, children, friends or none of the above, most of us are right free with our advice. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

The One That Got Sway

“Do you remember Jo Nell, Hoss?” Cletus Monroe asked. “Of course I do,” I replied. “She’s that girl you were sweet on way back when, isn’t she?” “Yep, that’s her. More...