February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Kayla Calhoun of Miller County High School Is Named 2007 Page STAR Student

Kayla Calhoun, a senior, has been named 2007 PAGE STAR Student for Miller County High School. The announcement was made by Tracy Pickle, representing Ameris Bank in Colquitt, local sponsor of the Miller County STAR program. More...

It just slid off

It sounded bad, and it could have been Friday, February 9, at approximately 4:00 p.m., when the call came into the 911 dispatcher that a large backhoe had fallen off of the tractor-trailer that was transporting it. More...

Community

She's coming back, again

Louise B. Guest of Lampe, MO, will be at the Miller County Library on Tuesday, February 20, during regular library hours to work with descendants of the county's founding families and their relatives. More...

Garden Club installs new officers

The Colquitt Garden Club met February 6, at the Chamber of Commerce with 26 members and one visitor present. Of this number, nine are new members. More...

Sen. Chambliss Applauds Plan To Build Georgia's First Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), ranking Republican member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, applauded plans to build Georgia's first wood-based ethanol plant in Treutlen County. More...

School & Sports

Joan Simpson Leads Bainbridge College at its Early County Site

Named Interim Director Simpson Leads Bainbridge

Accounting instructor Joan Simpson, who has taught full-time since 2001 at what is now the Bainbridge College Early County Site (BCEC) in Blakely, has succeeded Acting Director Dr. Bob Coker to head BCEC. BC President Dr. More...

MCHS FFA Team places second at Area Welding Career Development Event

The Miller County High School FFA Welding Team recently placed second at the Area V FFA Welding Career Development Event. The event was held at ABAC in Tifton, on Tuesday, February 6. Seventeen teams competed in this competition. More...

Food Drive at MCES

The fifth graders (approximately 90 students) at MCES have been collecting cans and other non-perishable goods this week for a Colquitt family that is in need due to a sudden, almost fatal family illness. More...

Obituaries

GENE FAIRCLOTH

Gene Faircloth, 45, died suddenly Thursday, February 8, 2007. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, at North Jacksonville Church of God, I-95 and Edgewood Avenue with Pastor James A. Hull officiating. More...

VICKIE WARD DAVIS

Mrs. Vickie Ward Davis, age 51, of Tallahassee, FL, and formerly of Attapulgus, died Friday, February 2, 2007. Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Rickenbacker officiating. More...

PATTIE PARKER BULLOCK

Pattie Parker Bullock, age 90, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, February 8, 2007, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Baker County Mama

to a fish fry. I tried to explain women in the world come + The last marble + Valentine Day is a day we should all love one another. That should be every day. More...

Opinion a nd Comment

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NOT MY FAULT

Conner, who went the rehab Lindsay Lohan blamed booze What credibility gap? You've gotta hand it to Jimmy Swaggart. When the former super-preacher got caught committing adultery, he didn't blame his problems on something or somebody else. More...

Four in two vehicle accident

On Monday, February 12, a call came into the dispatcher's office that an accident had occurred on State Highway 91 north, with injuries. It was not known at the time if it was inside or outside the Colquitt City limits. More...

Miller County Market Hog and Heifer Show to be held

The Miller County Junior Market Hog Show and Heifer Show will be held Monday, February 19, 2007 at the Miller County Agricultural Center Show Barn. More...

BOE policy stops students from being expelled

The Miller County Board of Education met in record time, 13 minutes, Monday night to take care of school business. It was the executive session to discuss personnel afterward that could last for awhile. More...

Religion

Christening held aboard ship

Lt. Commander Chris Wells and his wife Ann gathered with family and friends to take part in a historic ceremony on the bridge of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) December 17. Presided over by Captain John H. Lea III, force chaplain, Commander U.S. More...

Inspiration

'Do You Really Love Me?'

As I write, Valentine's Day is just a few days away; by the time most of you read this, it will have passed. So, men, how did you do? More...

Miller County Ministerial Article

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1) The Apostle John does not waste any time in getting his main point across. He clearly equates the Word of God with God. More...

Public Safety

Public Safety Report

Sheriff Department Month of January 2007: Served 22 Subpoenas Served 30 Magistrate Papers Served 32 Civil Papers Served 3 Felony Warrants Served 10 Misdemeanor Warrants Issued 1 Traffic Citation 11 February 799G Accident, Hwy. 27 S. More...

Missing Juvenile

Kenyetta Denis Register DOB: 1992 5'3" 130 lbs Black hair, Brown Eyes Call Dep. Shane Rathel at Miller Co. S.O. 229-758-3421 w/ any information. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

ACCIDENT Garrett Wade Powell of Colquitt was traveling north on Highway 310/Brinson Road in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. Powell fell asleep and crossed over the south bound lane of traffic and ran into the ditch. More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

Graduation Tests Study Guides Is your child preparing for the upcoming high school graduation tests? The James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library has study guides that may help your child improve their scores. More...

Thomas, Nelson plan wedding

Mike and Beverly Thomas of Colquitt would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Thomas, to David Lee Nelson, son of Russell L. Nelson of Hahira and the late Joanne Fiveash. The wedding is planned for 4:00 p.m. More...

It's a baby boy!

It's a baby boy! Gavin proudly announces the arrival of his "little" brother Harrison James East December 17, 2006. Harrison weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His parents are Jason and Melissa East of Douglasville. More...

Health

When heartburn is more than just something you ate

than just something Your Burning Questions Answered

GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a backflow of stomach acid into the swallowing tube or esophagus that afflicts 7 million Americans. More...

On the road for seniors

The Hinkle Family was in Colquitt Friday, February 9, performing for the Miller County Senior Center and then to the Miller Nursing Home residents. From all reports, they just keep getting better each time they come. More...

Been putting off getting in shape?

Been putting off getting in shape? Starting Monday, February 26th, 2007 Dr. Maria E. Vives will facilitate a beginners running/ walking group at the Miller County High School Track. This eight-week class will meet on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. More...

Calendar

BIRTHDAYS & CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Valentine's Day Birthdays: Cory Brown, Vanessa Moore, Wendell Powell, Betty Jo Toole, Stephanie Phillips, Louise Thomas, Troupe Tabb, Madison Posey, Kim Poff; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Josey, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. More...