February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Escapee arrested in Miller County,GA; escaped from Miller County, AR

On February 14, 2007, the Miller County Sheriff's Office received a tip from the Arkansas State Police that an escapee from Miller County, Arkansas, was reported to have been in Miller County, Georgia, staying at the Star Motel. Joe H. More...

National FFA Week celebrated here

Miller County has two of the finest FFA Chapters in the entire United States of America. The Miller County High School Chapter is led by Mr. Bill Spooner, and the Miller County Middle School FFA is headed by Mr. Wes Pace. More...

Drugs found in Star Motel

On February 16, 2007, Investigator Ben Nix received information that there was a woman named Joy at the Star Motel, Room 27 in Colquitt and that there was crack cocaine and marijuana being sold out of that room. More...

Community

Jerry Leslie Widner Memorial Scholarship to be awarded

The Jerry Leslie Widner Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory in February of 2007. Jerry was a crane operator at Georgia Pacific in Cedar Springs at the time of his tragic death on Monday, April 10, 2006. More...

Gerald Grow Post #165 donates flag

Members of Gerald Grow Post #165 of the American Legion seize every opportunity they can to show pride and respect for our national flag. More...

Georgia State Patrol Operation Precious Cargo

+According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. More...

Public Safety

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY On February 5, 2007, Officer Kenneth Kirkland was contacted by Sarah Johnson of Colquitt in reference to her husband's car. More...

Coffee Cups

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. More...

public safety report

18 February 799F Assist Motorist, Pine St. +Assist E.M.S., N. Early County Rd. +Security Patrol, Through all zones +Suspicious Vehicle, Hwy. 45 N. +Cows back in pasture, Wilkins Rd. +Assist E.M.S., Draper Jones Rd. More...

Living & Style

Williams, Tuten engaged to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Williams of Pelham announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tara Dee, of Albany to Dr. Chad Tuten of Bainbridge. Dr. Tuten is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gene Tuten, also of Bainbridge. More...

Weekly Book Review

HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT

Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet, by Norma Lehmeier Hartie, is an indispensable reference book for anyone who cares about their health and well being and for the future of the planet. More...

HOO-RAY for George!

Last Tuesday, as President Bush got off the helicopter in front of the White House, he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'Just do the right thing'

This is way too long, but if you don't read it, it could be too late when you find out what's going on in your county. You could be next if you don't bow before the power, or help put it down. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Winston, old chap, where are you? Part Four

Last week's editorial concluded with, "That's what the new Democrat majority in Congress is about to do. That's what the next Democrat president will do. World without end, amen. More...

Calendar

BIRTHDAYS & CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Birthdays: Pearlee Drake, Robert Kitchens, Julie Varnadoe Warren, Gwen Bush, Donny Roland, Margie J. More...

Miller County BOE meeting void - No Principals hired

In late-breaking news about the Miller County School System, it was reported Monday evening, February 19, that board of education attorney, Ronnie Rentz, ruled that the called meeting of Thursday, February 15, illegal. More...

Two vehicle accident injures 3

An accident occurred Thursday, February 15, 2007, on Highway 91 North of Colquitt, just south of Henry Miller Road at 4:27 p.m. Wanda Jo Daniels of Colquitt was traveling north on Highway 91 North in a 1997 Toyota Corolla. More...

State Rep. Gerald Greene honored

State Representative Gerald Greene received the Young Farmers' highest award by making him a lifetime honorary member of the organization. More...

Georgia DOT Reminds Drivers They Must Use Marked Crossovers on Divided Highways

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to remind the traveling public it is illegal to drive across the median on a divided highway, except at those specific locations where the GDOT provides a crossover. More...

Religion

Inspiration

'Love in Action'

Last week I shared some thoughts on our love relationship with Christ from John 21. More...

'Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!'

FROM AND CAN IT BE? BY CHARLES WESLEY

Have you ever really thought about the "folly" of the plan of salvation: victory through defeat, life through death, power in submission? More...

Seeds of the sower

After church one night a man asked a stranger, "Are you a Christian?" "I'm trying to be," he answered hopefully. "Ever try to be an elephant?" he wondered. Just as you can't make yourself an elephant, so you can't make yourself a Christian. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

Talk about cold, on February 13, 1899 the temp in Tallahassee was -2°. At the church steak supper Saterday nite, I stood outside 'bout 15 minutes and shook so bad I lost 3 lbs. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

WOODLAND MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR TURKEYS

According to wildlife biologist Steven Barnett, many people tend to "manage" their wild turkey populations based only on food plots. More...

Miller County Pirates Region 1-A Runner-up

Coach Tim Martin and his Miller County Pirates knew it would be a hard game to play against the Calhoun County Cougars in the first round of Region 1-A play-offs up in Pearson, Georgia, but our boys pulled out a win. More...

Obituaries

CHOICE WILLIAM HOUSTON

Mr. Choice William Houston, age 75, of Colquitt died Saturday, January 17, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Houston was born June 28, 1931, in Miller County. He was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, a member of the U.S. More...

LUANN HOBBY SWOFFORD

Funeral services for Lu- Ann Hobby Swofford, 64, of Livingston, Texas, was held Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Harmony Baptist Church. The burial followed in the Harmony Cemetery. Mrs. More...

LOU ELLEN WADE WALTON

Mrs. Lou Ellen Wade Walton, age 81, of Colquitt died Sunday, February 18, 2007, at South East Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Mrs. Walton was born June 15, 1925, in Miller County. More...

Health

BANS Group Attends Columbus Conference at the Georgia Association of Nursing Students Conference in Columbus are (L-R, front row) Katie Moran, Shawn Collins and Jana Donalson of Bainbridge, Brittany Turner and Wanda Sadler of Cairo and Melissa Henry More...

BC Nursing Students Return with Awards from First Conference

Bainbridge Association of Nursing Students (BANS) members at Bainbridge College made a big impact quickly both locally and statewide during its first 10 months of existence. More...

Making It Easier To Quit Smoking

(NAPSI)-Cigarettes kill an estimated 440,000 Americans each year and are a major cause of lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema and stroke. While kicking the habit can be difficult, more than 3 million Americans do quit every year. More...