January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber banquet keeps getting better

Each year the Colquitt- Miller County Chamber of Commerce banquets just keep getting better and more fun for all those who participate.  The 24th annual banquet was held at the old Miller County High School Cafeteria on Thursday, January 20, wit More...

Community

Georgia man awarded $400,000 for Libelous Postings on Topix

A Georgia man has been awarded $400,000 in damages from a Blairsville woman because of libelous postings on Topix, an internet forum. More...

Senator John Bulloch named among ‘Trends’ most influential

Senator John Bulloch was included in Georgia Trend’s “Power List” in the January issue of the magazine.  “These are people who affect the course of events in Georgia, who influence what you think and how you live.”& More...

Georgia’s unemployment rate up

Newly elected State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

Canned

As a toddler, I wasn’t treated to an undue number of store-bought toys. That’s not to say I didn’t have plenty of playthings. It’s not like I was deprived or anything. More...

Lady Pirates chosen to All-Region Team

Recently Region 1-A Coaches came together and selected the 2010-2011 All Region Softball Team. More...

MCH S announces semester honor roll

Miller County High School Principal Frank Killingsworth announces the following students as having met requirements for Honor Roll for the 2010-11 First Semester grading period:  More...

Obituaries

JIMMY MCCONNELL

Jimmy J. McConnell, age 64, of Bainbridge died Thursday, January 20, 2011, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, at Morningside Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Tomberlin, Rev. Lindsay Gay and Rev. More...

EARL “BILLY” CREWS

Mr. Earl “Billy” Crews, age 45, of Colquitt died Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence.  Graveside services were held Sunday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. at White Plains Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. More...

RUTHA NEDZE WOLFE

A memorial service for Rutha Nedze Wolfe, age 63, will be held Saturday, January 29, at 12:00 noon at Merritt Funeral Home Chapel.  Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Driving Miss Betty Jo, Tammy and Uva

How has your new year been going so far?  The transfer from 2010 to 2011 was about as roll and tumble as the stock market has been.  I was taught to share, so to teach my folks the same, we share one restroom, bathroom (no bath) between the More...

Cartoon

Full Story

A truly scary plot

September 11, 2001, was a brutal reminder that there are people out there dedicated to our nation’s destruction.  Americans are fun-loving and energetic, but we don’t run from those who threaten us. More...

Coach Bobby Dews speaks to Lions’ Club

Atlanta Braves Coach Bobby Dews was the guest speaker at the Colquitt Lions Club luncheon on Wednesday, January 19.  Dews is a former infielder in Minor League Baseball and coach in Major League Baseball.  More...

City to vote for liquor by the drink

For the first time in recent history, the voters of the city of Colquitt will approve or disapprove of a referendum for the purpose of authorizing sale of alcohol by the drink. This took place on December 17, 2010.  More...

Religion

‘Patience Pays’

Inspiration

Those who know me well might agree that patience is not my most well refined attribute.  More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

Pastor’s Viewpoint by Charles ‘Buddy’ Whatley ( cbwhatley@hotmail.com), a retired pastor living in Ochlocknee, Georgia, and working with the Navajo Mission Team.  Here’s a trivia question for you, “ Who is Ron Wayne More...

Good thoughts

1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.  2. Do you know why a car's windshield is so large and the rear view mirror is so small? More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Sheriff Department Reports

INCIDENT REPORTS  Accident  On January 20, 2011, Dehaviland Hayes Haire of Blakely, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, struck two deer and damaged his vehicle. Mr. More...

miller-baker E 911 calls

January 20 Brinson Road, MEMS, MSO, Medical; Hwy. 27 S at just outside the city, MSO, Accident; Patmos Milford Hwy., BSO, Reckless Driver; Grow St., CPD, Alarm; Crawford St. at Pic N Save; CPD, Road Hazard; N. More...

Living & Style

Miss Trice to wed Mr. Brannan

Jean and Joey Trice of Donalsonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie, to Jeff Brannan, son of Sherida Brannan and the late Mike Brannan of Columbus.  The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 6:00 p. More...

Sutton Larissa Tiner arrives

Robert E. “Ret” and Haley Tiner of Blakely announce the birth of their daughter, Sutton Larissa Tiner.  Sutton arrived at 10:48 a.m. More...

Welcome, Alexander Wilson Pickle!

Tracy and Michelle Pickle proudly announce the birth of their son, Alexander Wilson Pickle.  Alex was born on November 2, 2010, at 11:37 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 ¾ inches long.  More...