2022-03-30 E-Edition

Three charged with burglary

On February 21, 2022, Miller County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 2097 Highway 91 North in reference to a break-in that had occurred on a prior date. Deputy Britt Floyd and Sergeant Codey Vaughn initially responded to the scene. On March 17, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., investigators with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 75 […]

Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce hosts Annual Chamber Dinner

On Thursday, March 24, the Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 34th Annual Chamber Dinner and Awards at Birdsong Event Center. There was an outstanding turn out of 180 guests for the dinner, consisting of Chamber members, community members and elected government officials. The dinner was catered by Chamber members Jerry’s Meats & Catering from Arlington and served by […]

Claude Newsome honored at New Salem FWB Church

On March 20, 2022, the New Salem Freewill Baptist Church congregation honored Claude Newsome for 50 years of service as a deacon. Claude was presented with a plaque, and a fellowship meal followed the worship service. Claude served as deacon chairman for 45 of those years and has taught Sunday School and served on various committees throughout those years. Not […]

Gov. Kemp signs bill to suspend Georgia gas tax

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law into effect Friday afternoon, March 18, which will temporarily suspend Georgia’s gas tax. In theory, it could knock about 29 cents off per gallon at the pump. The bill, which passed the Georgia House earlier this week and the state Senate on Thursday, will eliminate the state gas tax for two months, through the […]

State Representative Gerald Greene Presented LegislatoroftheYearAward

Atlanta- State Representative Gerald Greene was honored as Legislator of the Year. David Bullard, president of the State Firefighters Association, congratulated Rep. Greene on his work for the state, the district and local members of the Georgia firefighters. President Ballard thanked the recipient for his service. Greene stated that it was an honor to receive the award as Legislator of […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – Saturday March 19, 2022, around 12:07 p.m., the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division was notified of a fatal boating incident that occurred on the Flint River in the area of the Boat Basin Park in Bainbridge. Upon arrival, it was learned that a 2022 Xpress Center console boat and a 2001 Stratos bass boat had […]

I was robbed today

First off I am OK. I was a little shaken up this afternoon as I was robbed at the Shell station here in my hometown. After my hands stopped trembling, not so much as from fear as madness, I managed to call the police. They were quick to respond and calmed me down. My money is all gone. The police […]

Why did Jesus fold the napkin?

This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating so; if this touches you, you may want to forward it. Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this…. The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown […]

Kemp signs bill giving income tax refund from Georgia surplus

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed legislation to use more than $1 billion in state surplus funds to provide an income tax refund this year. Under House Bill 1302, which received final passage from the Georgia Senate a week ago, single Georgians would be able to receive a $250 refund when they file their taxes, joint filers $500. The refunds […]