2012-01-18

Miller County Heifer Exhibitors Win at Wiregrass Winter Classic



The Wiregrass Winter Classic Cattle Show was held in Nicholls on December 9-11. The show was a Jackpot Show that featured two rings with two different judges, so heifers shown by participating exhibitors were judged twice. There were four Miller County exhibitors who competed in the event which hosted over 250 entries. Exhibitors included Yuri Dunlap, Will Henry, Judson Thomas, […]

New laws take effect in 2012



A law taking effect Sunday creates a classification for some golf carts called “personal transportation vehicles” — which must weigh less than 1,375 pounds and not top speeds of 20 mph. The law requires the carts to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, even though most golf carts don’t come with titles, which are required for registration, said […]

Columbine father- 12 years later !



Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he […]

Notice- Important



The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This […]

GSW announces president ’ s l ist



Brenda Wallace, a resident of Colquitt, made the Fall 2011 President’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 550 students recognized for scholastic achievement. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 15 credit hours. Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, is a public, […]

Financial Aid tip of the month, January 2012



Time for collegebound seniors to fill out the FAFSA High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible, according to KHEAA. The information on the FAFSA determines if students qualify for federal and state grants and for federal student […]

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Sportsmen Come In All Ages

It was not, by most shark standards, a really big fish. On modified bass tackle, however, the 4- foot, 20- plus pound shovelnose was gracious plenty for the young angler to handle. The battle between kid and fish lasted a full 12 minutes before the shark called it quits and allowed itself to be led alongside the boat. A satisfied […]

Climbing Trees



Almost to the top… just one more limb, Roy Junior thought. The allure of the Titan of all oak trees tempted him. He overstretched his reach, ignoring the risk. His hand grasped a brittle branch, and his footing slipped on the green mossy limb. He swung out into the empty air and dangled there. His feet kicked, treading the nothingness […]

The View From Where I Sit

Sundry political thoughts

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators could best be evaluated by Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s remark, “God bless them for their spontaneity.” She said a mouthful! First, in one sentence, she revealed the movement – which basically calls for America to evolve from capitalism to socialism – is supported and endorsed by the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party. And, considering […]

Hooray for Florida!



I-95 will be jammed for the next month or so…….. Druggies and deadbeats heading North out of Florida. Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare! Hooray for Florida! In signing the new law, Republican Gov. Rick Scott said, “If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free. Applicants who test positive for illicit substances […]