February 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates Dominate Panthers in 1st Round of State Play-Offs

The Miller County Pirates hosted the first round of state play-offs this past Saturday evening, February 24, against the Chattahoochee Panthers of Cusseta which is located in the Columbus area. More...

Community

Benjamin Womble receives Eagle Scout Award

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 113 received their Eagle Scout badges during a ceremony recently at Rome's First United Methodist Church. More...

Dean Evans retires from First State

After 20 years in banking, Mrs. Dean Evans will be retiring from First State Bank on March 2, 2007. Mrs. Evans began her career with First Federal Savings Bank of Donalsonville in May 1988, working in the operations department. More...

PROUDLY THEY SERVE

Army Cpl. Cory L. McMillan has deployed to the Iraqi theater of operations to support the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

FORGETTING: THE STORY OF MY LIFE

When a person has a penchant for forgetting, age and infirmity cannot always be blamed. Forgetting things has been a mainstay of my life for as long as I can (shall I say it?)remember. More...

Checkmate: BC Students Can't Escape the Lure of Chess

The Bainbridge man won the third consecutive title at the Jan. 31 Chess Tournament sponsored by BC Student Activities. It took place in the Student Center on Main Campus. More...

Miller County Girls' Tennis

The Miller County girls' tennis team served up a win in their first game of the '07 season. On Monday, February 12, the girls traveled to Camilla to play Mitchell County. More...

Obituaries

LEONARD VARNUM

Mr. Leonard Varnum, 87, of Colquitt passed away February 22, 2007, in Miller County Hospital. Mr. Varnum was born on January 25, 1920, in Graceville, FL. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic with Dickies in Bainbridge, served in the U.S. More...

SHIRLEY LAVETTE DOUGLAS

Ms. Shirley Lavette Douglas, 32, of Colquitt died Wednesday, February 21, 2007. Ms. Douglas was born in Miller County on January 17, 1975. She was the daughter of Johnnie Mae Douglas and Fred Thomas. More...

WILMA FLATHMANN CASH

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Flathmann Cash, 87, of Bainbridge formerly of Jacksonville, FL, was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, FL. Interment followed in Riverside Memorial Gardens. Mrs. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed church by First Baptist, and Storytime with Jane Wiggins. National Pig Month is on March 1. March 2 will feature services with Rev. Johnny Roberts On March 5, we will bowl and have singing with Mt. More...

America's Moms Not Getting Enough Sleep

(NAPSI)-Today's modern mom, who often balances work, family life and household responsibilities, does not get enough sleep - a potentially chronic problem that can take a toll on the whole family. More...

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

An estimated five million children in the United States have dental problems severe enough to impair their ability to eat, talk, sleep, and learn. More...

Board of Education calls more special sessions

Round two for the Miller County Board of Education (BOE) on hiring school administrators occurred Thursday night, February 22. More...

Lt. 'Billy' Retires from SO

William "Billy" Bundy retired after more than 33 years as a law officer in two counties. Billy Bundy began his work in law enforcement when he went to work with the Early County Sheriff's Department on July 1, 1973. More...

U.S. Hwy. 27 dangerous in Colquitt

How many wrecks do we have to have to get a red lights at dangerous intersections? There has to be several deaths was the answer. Thank goodness, there were no deaths in this two vehicle accident, but one man was injured. More...

Religion

Tennessee Ten Commandments

Some people in Tennessee have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. More...

Inspiration

'Lemonade or Just Lemons?

It has been wisely suggested that when life hands you a basket of lemons just make lemonade. More...

' m e - o l o g y '

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. More...

Public Safety

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

ARRESTS Denarelle Charles Benton of Colquitt was charged with possession of marijuana, distributing, etc. THEFT BY TAKING On February 24, 2007, Deputy Dale Glover went to Floyd's Place in reference to a stolen phone. More...

public safety report

25 February 799G Speak with Deputy, Helms Rd. +Dispute, Rail Rd. +Cow Out, Hwy. 27 N. 799R Transport Prisoner for 799D, Hwy. 45 S. +Assist Motorist, Hwy. 91 N. +Unlock Vehicle, Bellview Rd. +Traffic Stop, Hwy.. 27 S. More...

The Lawnmower

A tale from a man who wishes to remain anonymous: When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. More...

Living & Style

Golden Anniversary celebrated

Saturday, February 17, 2007, was a day of rejoicing and nostalgia as friends and family met at the First Baptist Church of Colquitt to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Herman and Shirley Sheffield's marriage. More...

Brian, Cox plan April wedding

Randy and Debby Brian of Zachary, Louisiana, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli DeAnn Brian, to Isaac Joseph Cox, son of Bobby and Elaine Cox of Columbia, Tennessee (formerly of Colquitt). More...

Postage Gets Personal

(NAPSI)-The next great American to be featured on a postage stamp could be you - or a family member, friend or virtually anyone else you know. That's because people can now create their own customized, usable U.S. postage. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'Facing the giants'

Last Thursday night was the first time I was truly ashamed of being from Miller County. More...

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A Matter of Degree

Dear Respected Educators at the University of Minnesota, My name is Alex McRae, and I have a proposal of great interest to both y'all and me. More...