2008-06-25

Fabulous Fourth on the Third



The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce has gone to extensive planning to make this one of the best Fourth of July celebrations ever on Thursday, July 3, at Spring Creek Recreation Park. The entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. with country singing star, Shane Owens. He will be performing several times during the evening with some of his hits and a […]

Nonpartisan qualifing opened



Grant speaks Monday, June 23, was the first day that an independent, political body, or nonpartisan candidate to file notice of candidacy to have their name place on the General Election Ballot on November 4. The qualifing time will end four days later on Friday, June 27 at 12 noon. Offices that are not under the political party, or nonpartisan […]

Miller County 12 and Under All Stars win Sub-District tournament



Blakely- The Miller County 12 and Under All Stars baseball team competed in the Sub-District All-Stars Tournament in Blakely last week. It was a double-elimination tournament involving five district teams. Miller County’s first game was against Terrell County. Miller took a 2 run lead at the top of the first inning. Terrell scored 3 runs in the fourth and later […]

Grant speaks out



In an article in The Albany Herald last week, Charles Grant, New Orleans Saints defensive end, broke his silence about the charges and incident that left him with a stab wound in his neck and a young pregnant women dead. Charles Grant, a former Miller County High School and University of Georgia football star, spoke out Friday, June 20, about […]

Fight and cutting incident occurs in store



It wasn’t a good day to start working for one young girl at a local super market in town. Colquitt Police Department and Miller County Ambulance Service were alerted by a E911 dispatcher that there had been a fight and cutting incident at Pic N Sav Market at 301 E. Crawford St. on Saturday, June 21, at approximately 2:30 p.m. […]

Stolen vehicle recovered



On Saturday, June 21, 2008, Deputy Thomas Mitchell was dispatched to 2076 Bellview Road. When Deputy Mitchell arrived at the residence, he spoke to Ryan Sheffieldwho stated that David Jones Jr. had taken his truck. Sheffieldlater stated he was mowing the yard and when he came around to the front yard to get the truck to move some trash, he […]

Burglary suspects arrested



Two suspects have been arrested, and cash was recovered from a burglary at Red’s Liquors Monday morning. A burglary alarm was reported by E911, and a Colquitt Police officerwas dispatched to the scene Monday, June 23, at 3:00 a.m. Police OfficerChristopher M. Medina arrived on the scene at Red’s Liquors at 170 E. Main St. and saw Tonya Cox walking […]

DOT deeper into debt



“He didn’t quite wave a magic wand over the agency’s books, or sprinkle a handful of fairy dust over them or just wish really, really hard that the numbers would work out, but what state Department of Transportation board member David Doss did Wednesday when confronted with some painful news about DOT finances was just as out of touch with […]

Race close



Neck and neck: New poll shows Obama, McCain close in Georgia An InsiderAdvantage poll has Senator McCain at 44 percent and Senator Obama at 43 percent. Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr has six percent and seven percent of Georgia voters are undecided. Matt Tower, CEO of InsiderAdvantage, explained the tie this way: “One, Georgia has a very high African-American voter […]

Entertainment Mural to be Painted



The Wiregrass Festival of Murals, in cooperation with The Downtown Group and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, will soon begin work on an “entertainment mural” in downtown Dothan, Alabama. The Wiregrass Festival of Murals, a division of The Downtown Group, was formed to encourage, promote and assist in the revitalization of downtown Dothan through skillfully executed exterior wall murals which depict […]