August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates squeeze by Knights, 28-27, in OT

Pirate fans if you didn’t come to the game this past Friday night at the Pirates’ field then you missed a nail biter. It was one of the best scrimmage football games played in a long time here in Miller County. More...

Community

Return of Iconic Eagle License Plate Aimed at Helping Wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Aug. 18, 2016) – If birds are singing in your yard and frogs are leaping in the local pond, it could be because one of Georgia’s most popular wildlife license plates is making a comeback. More...

Coach Brent Miller Speaks to Lions Club Members

Head Football Coach for the Miller County Pirates, Brent Miller, was the guest speaker at the Colquitt Lions Club meeting last Wednesday, August 17. More...

Body found in Decatur County identified as missing man

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the identity of the body found last Thursday in a wooded area in the 2100 block of Dothan Road, near Bainbridge. More...

School & Sports

BSC partnership offers options in bachelor's degrees

BSC partnership offers options in bachelor’s degrees. A partnership between two Georgia institutions will offer a range of bachelor's degrees. More...

SGA Selects Homecoming Court

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected their representatives for the 2016-2017 Homecoming Court. Presentation of the Court will take place at 6:30 p.m. , September 23, 2016, prior to the start of the game. More...

What's next? Next step in hunter education

So, you completed the Hunter Education course - now what? Take your knowledge to the next level by attending a Hunter Education Field Day. More...

Obituaries

JIMMY LAMAR COOK

Mr. Jimmy Lamar Cook, age 74, of Colquitt died Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jerry Oswalt officiating. Mr. More...

MILDRED “MILLIE” HUNTER

Mildred “Millie” Hunter, 78, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Bethany Baptist Cemetery. More...

SIDNEY W. FOX

Sidney W. Fox, age 81, of Donalsonville passed away Saturday morning, August 13, 2016, at his residence. More...

Miller County Grand Jury Returns 43 True Bills and 8 No Bills

The August term of the Miller County Grand Jury met Monday, August 15, 2016, with the Honorable Thomas H. Baxley presiding. Forty-three true bills were returned as well as 8 no bills. More...

New drive-in at Spring Creek Villas Apartments

A call came into E911 at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016, that an accident had occurred at the Spring Creek Villa apartments at 603 Martin Luther King Jr. St., Apt. 6, in Colquitt. More...

Colquitt to Host First Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival

Calling all local artists! In conjunction with Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play, Swamp Gravy, the Colquitt Miller Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival. More...

Religion

‘Are You Adequately Supplied?’

Inspiration

Last Saturday included a variety of activities that I hoped to accomplish. Among them was changing the oil in my car. It is a do-it-yourself task that I have performed for 40 years, so the process is not one unfamiliar to me. More...

Two coffees in Heaven!

Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barrack Obama meets a man with a beard. “Are you Mohamed?” he asks. “ No, my son, I am St. Peter; Mohamed is higher up.” Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds. 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...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS VEHICLE ACCIDENT On Monday, August 15, 2016, Beverly Richardson of 1256 Mayhaw Road, Blakely, was backing up in her 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. She failed to see Robert Taylor Henry’s 2016 Honda Civic and struck the vehicle. More...

Living & Style

The Bottle of Wine

For all of you who are married, were married, wish you were married or wish you were not married, this is something to smile about the next time you see a bottle of wine. More...

Let's go to the Movies

“War Dogs”

“War Dogs” tells the story of two guys who use underhanded tactics to achieve the American Dream, live large, and destroy themselves. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

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Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

One wish-

If you had one wish- If I had one wish, I would want more. I've already had my one wish answered, many times. As I write some of what I think, the bottom line is that our choices help determine our time, longevity, and wishes answered. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Beware the Wrath of Outdoor Deities

I realize, of course, that mythology is just what the name denotes. It is a collection of fanciful legends and of little value other than as a source of song and story. More...