September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Merritt brothers pay in to unseat mayor and councilman

The Merritt brothers have paid in to run for mayor and councilman in the upcoming city election.  More...

Tire thefts rampant here

For the fourth time, tires and rims have been stolen from Ford Crown Victorias inside the city limits of Colquitt. To date, no arrests have been made.  The latest theft, which is a felony offense, was in the lot behind Southwind Ford.   More...

Community

Hamp's new Birthday Book

Rev. W. Hamp Watson, Jr. released his eighth book to benefit Mission Causes of the South Georgia Conference on August 25, his 80th birthday. This one will help a cause in his chosen retirement hometown.  More...

Cancer Coalition welcomes three new board members

ALBANY, GA - The Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. More...

‘Field of Dreams’

The Miller County Lady Pirate Softball Team is in full swing for the 2011 season, but this year they are working on more than winning games. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

If I had it to do again

Willie fished the creek above the bridge, in the woods at the bend where the stream slowed to a barely discernible crawl. He sat on the bank, stoically watching a bottlestopper cork bobber float lazily on the tannic-stained water.  More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

It has been another great week here at Miller County High School.  I would like to announce that we have a champion among our FFA officers.  William Henry participated in the state cow show this past weekend in Perry. More...

Band Notes

This past Friday night, the MCHS Pirates journeyed to Early County to compete against the ECHS Bobcats.  The Miller County Pirate Pride Band supported the football team by playing stand tunes, including the theme from Rocky, Go Big Red, and seve More...

Obituaries

RUTH MILLINER

Mrs. Ruth Milliner, age 87, of Colquitt died Monday, August 29, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buren Womble officiating. More...

JUANITA BUSH SNELL

Mrs. Juanita ( Bush) Snell, age 89, of Colquitt died Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kip Boswell officiating. More...

JAY HAIRE

Jay Haire, age 47, of Colquitt died Sunday, September 4, 2011, at South East Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Dorminy officiating. More...

GBI agents have no leads in Baker County murder

GBI agents say they still have no good leads in the case concerning the murder of a man found dead in his car more than a month ago in Baker County.  More...

Jeff Adkinson Picks Up Second LODRS Victory of 2011

Concord, NC: Longtime Stock and Super Stock standout JeffAdkinson earned his second NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series “Wally” of 2011 with a Super Stock victory at the Division 2 event at Zmax Dragway near Charlotte, NC last weekend. More...

Cofty is Miller EMS Director

Doug Cofty was chosen as the new Miller County Emergency Management Service Director by the Miller County Commissioners at their meeting on August 25.  Cofty replaced Chief Craig Tully who has accepted the position of City of Bainbridge Fire Chi More...

Religion

‘The Nature of Chickens, Pigs and Dogs’

Inspiration

As Americans, we are at a time of significant remembrance as we reflect back over the 10 years since the terrorist attacks on our nation.  More...

The Catholic Heart Attack

You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate this one!  A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. More...

A good reason to speedsubmitted

A Georgia senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership.  Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.  More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 29 800G Stopping suspicious person • Unlock vehicle • Domestic, 1st St. • Brush Fire call, 4th St. 800C Investigate suspicious person • Escort, Kangaroo  More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

August 30 Willow Nook Rd., BSO, Prowler; Grassy Flats Rd., MSO, Damage to Property N. Cuthbert St., MEMS, Transport; Crawford St. at Badcock, CPD, Traffic Stop; Perry St. More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Living & Style

Jan Phillips Calhoun honored

A celebration of Jan Calhoun’s 60th birthday was held on August 20, 2011, at Helen’s Pirate Cove. More...

Nursing Home News

It is so hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday we were crowning the Valentine King and Queen. Oh, how time flies.  More...

If tomorrow never comes-

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper-wrapped package: “This,” he said, “isn't any ordinary package.”  He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.  &ld More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Friday night football- If the shoe fits-

Friday night football for the past 59 years has been fun for me as a student, as a graduate, as an alumni, as a spectator and now as a reporter/photographer for the past 35 years.  More...

Home on the range gets a makeover

Recent media offerings have been bursting with horror stories about how new federal regulations are costing businesses billions and putting the brakes on an economic recovery.  Most of us have no idea how far the lunacy goes. More...