April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hope Day Care Learning Center holds ribbon cutting

A large crowd gathered Friday, April 17th, for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Colquitt’s newest business, Hope Day Care Learning Center. The center is licensed under Bright from Start. More...

Community

Confederate History and Heritage Month Proclaimed

In recognition of Confederate History and Heritage Month WHEREAS, our country is a nation of people united by a common history of individual heritage and diverse cultures and Miller County is rich in history of the War Between the States; and More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public Safety arrested four individuals Tuesday morning after confiscating more than a pound of marijuana at an apartment on Lord Avenue. More...

Former Bainbridge Student Charged in Panama City Beach Gang Rape

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office of Florida is currently investigating a sexual assault incident on Panama City Beach involving a former Bainbridge High School student. More...

School & Sports

SGA Senior Beta Club Collects Pennies for Patients

Students across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, and dimes during the Pennies for Patients campaigns benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More...

4-H Community Awareness Project

In April the Miller County 4-Her’s participated in the “What is a Mayhaw” community awareness project in celebration of 32nd National Mayhaw festival. The contest was open to third-fifth graders at MCES. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

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Obituaries

WILLIAM WAYNE KIMBREL, SR.

William ‘Wayne’ Kimbrel, Sr, age 87, of Davenport passed away at his home on Thursday, April 9, 2015. A service commemorating his life and memory was held on Saturday, April 18, at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Haines City, Fla. More...

JOYCE CONNER

Joyce Conner, 75, of Bainbridge passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Memorial Hospital. More...

MRS. MINNIE LEE ROBERTS

Mrs. Minnie Lee Roberts, age 85, of Colquitt died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. More...

Health

Myths about skin cancers and sun exposure

New York, NY (January 29, 2013) – The suggestion that the best way to obtain vitamin D is through sun exposure is both misleading and dangerous. More...

Deal signs house bill to permit use of cannabis oil

Governor Nathan Deal signed H.B. 1, which permits the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Governor Deal, was joined by Rep. Allen Peake, Sen. Butch Miller and Dr. J. More...

Miss Polly celebrates her 100th birthday

One of Colquitt’s most beautiful and charming ladies celebrated a very special birthday last week. She has enjoyed a good life, and still does. More...

Religion

‘Unwelcome Surprise’

Inspiration

There are some things in life that are less than pleasant to me, not the least of which is paying taxes—particularly if what is demanded seems unfair or unreasonable. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT April 14 800S Traffic Stop x3 800F School Zone Detail •Assist 799D w/Traffic •Assist 800S, Pine St. •Bus Detail •Suspicious Person, Pine St. More...

SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS April 9 799F Suspicious Vehicle •Stop Suspicious Vehicle •Domestic, Hwy. 310 •Suspicious Vehicle, Hwy. 27 S. •Suspicious Vehicle, Draper Jones Rd. More...

Boston bomber guilty of all 30 counts

Jury finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing A seven-woman, fiveman federal jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial found Russian immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all charges against him, including conspiring to plan More...

Living & Style

Class of 1954 celebrates 61st reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1954 held its 61st class reunion Friday, April 17, 2015, at the American Legion Hall in Colquitt. A great time of fellowship, hugging, and reminiscing was enjoyed before the dinner was served. More...

Sex and good grammar

On his 70th birthday, a man was given a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate was for consultation with an Indian medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a simple cure for erectile dysfunction! More...

Garden Club Members Spruce Up Butterfly Garden

Four members of the Colquitt Garden Club met at the Butterfly Garden at Spring Creek Park on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. After spurcing up the garden, the members enjoyed a picnic lunch at the park. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It was a great week!

It can't get much better. Just to hit some of the high spots, we left at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning heading for Macon to take Betty Jo to the eye doctor. Now going to the doctor isn't all that uncommon for our bunch, at our ages. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

HIGH COUNTRY ALLURE

I’m in the mountains again. Year in and year out, the high country beckons, and I invariably respond. More...