March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

American Legion donates to Cancer Society

(L-R) Tammy Richardson, treasurer of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, accepts a check in the amount of $200.00 from Benjamin Johnson, vice commander of the American Legion Post 165, while Amos George, Commander looks on. More...

Emerald Lake RV Park holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

A large crowd of friends, family, politicians, and business people gathered Friday morning, March 16, 2007, for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Emerald Lake RV Park. More...

City and county meet on Crooked Oak Golf Course

In a joint meeting of the Colquitt Mayor and Council and the Miller County Commissioners, Tuesday, March 19, a decision was made on the Crooked Oak Golf Course. More...

Community

Pierce: an officer and a gentleman

When Walter Eugene Pierce III cruised a stand of timber, it was certain that the land owner would receive a fair tally and a fair price. His word and integrity was everything to him. A handshake was all he needed to close the deal. More...

Darton professor receives award

Dr. Lyndasu Crowe, assistant professor of biology at Darton College, was presented with the Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for two-year and state colleges at the recent Regents' Awards for Excellence in Education Celebration. Dr. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - An Alabama woman is expected to recover after she suffered serious injuries when her car rammed a guard rail and fell off the U.S. 27/84 bypass early Saturday, March 10, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

7 March 799R Served warrants 2x +Transport subject to crisis center, Albany 12 March 799F State Court Detail +Security Patrol through all zones +Unlocked vehicle on Three Notch Rd. + Funeral detail +Brush fire, Bellview Rd. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

ACCIDENT Holly Bass Thomas of Colquitt was backing up in a 2006 Toyota Avalon and didn't see Otis L. Bass, of Colquitt in a 1996 Chevrolet C1500. Thomas struck Bass' vehicle on the passenger side rear corner panel, causing slight damage. More...

Living & Style

Whittaker, Ash Wed

The Reverend and Mrs. Robert L. Whittaker of Colquitt are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sally Whittaker, of Tallahassee, Florida, to Mr. Christopher Ian Ash, also of Tallahassee. Mrs. Sally W. More...

Glover, Bridges to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Glover of Donalsonville would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marcy Eugenia of Macon, to Matthew William Bridges of Gainesville. More...

Welcome, John Morgan Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Griffin would like to introduce the newest addition to their family, their great-grandson, to their relatives and friends in Colquitt. John Morgan Peters was born October 8, 2006, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. More...

Obituaries

JILEY MAX "J.M." CROSS

Mr. Jily Max "J.M." Cross, age 54, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Cross was born in Seminole County on December 7, 1952, to the late Jiley Mack and Christine Smith Cross. More...

LESTER WEAVER

Lester Weaver, 98, who retired as a grounds keeper, died Sunday, March 11, 2007. The service was at 9 a.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion AME Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

IDUS JAMES CROSS SR.

Mr. Idus James Cross Sr., age 85, of Brandon, FL, died Monday, March 12, 2007. Mr. Cross was born September 11, 1921, in Miller County. He was a carpenter, minister and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. More...

Health

Care-giver tips for elderly

(NAPSI)-According to government statistics collected by the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million people in the U.S. care for an elderly, disabled or chronically ill family member or friend. More...

Governor Declares March as Eye Donor Month in Georgia

Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed March 2007 as Eye Donor Month in Georgia. The proclamation urges all Georgians to give the Gift of Sight by making the decision to become an eye donor and discussing their wishes with their families. More...

Allergy Symptoms May Disguise Something More Serious

(NAPSI)-Asthma-like symptoms, shortness of breath and chronic bronchitis can be signs of an allergy. Or they can be signs of a much more serious condition. More...

Calendar

BIRTHDAYS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Birthdays: Joe Sheffield, R.L. More...

BOE chairman files criminal warrant application for 'Threat' against editor

On March 12, a warrant application was filed in the Miller County Magistrate Court by Leroy Bush of 15 Burr Road, Colquitt. Bush's application for the warrant indicated that he is a truck driver for Southern Ag/ Board of Education Chairman. More...

National Ag Week observed

National Agriculture Week, celebrated each year on or around the first day of spring, March 20, is a time to celebrate American agriculture and to honor the people who work to meet our everyday needs of food and clothing. More...

State Superintendent of Schools flies in to Colquitt

It was learned Monday, that Kathy Cox, Georgia's State School Superintendent, would be flying in to Colquitt by helicopter Wednesday, March 21. More...

Five injured in two-vehicle crash on N. First Street

An accident involving two vehicles occurred Thursday, March 15, 2007, at First Street and Cuthbert Street at 11:06 a.m., according to the 911 operator. More...

Religion

'Moving On'

Our society is amazingly mobile. Journeys that used to take days can now be completed in hours. We are no longer content to spend our entire lives within a ten mile radius of where we were born. Modern people like to stay on the move. More...

The church the Bible built

Many years ago the Rev. Robert Burris, now 92 years of age, worked for four and one-half years as a missionary in South China. As part of his ministry, he journeyed into the mountains carrying copies of the Scriptures in Chinese for distribution. More...

Friendly Preachers

For many years, two preachers had argued over various theological issues. Although they were members of different denominations, they had remained good friends. More...

School & Sports

Girls Basketball All-Region Team

Coaches Robert and Marianne Melton congratulate Shannon Crankfield on making the second All Region Team. Shannon averaged 12 points per game with eight rebounds for the Lady Pirates. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A LEGEND OF THE FALL

If there existed an Outdoorsman's Olympics, freestyle falling would no doubt be considered a major event. More...

Seminole Ramlins

In my early days, late 30's, I had a job at my neighbor's house, to help Mrs. Consello Bradly move the neighbor's flowers in and out of the dug hot house, after which I was paid with a glass of milk and ginger cake. More...

Entertainment

Wisdom in every line

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. More...

Feel like a woman

A plane passed through a severe storm. The turbulence was awful, and things went from bad to worse when one wing was struck by lightning. One woman lost it completely. More...

Christian Women Drivers

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'What goes around, comes around'

I don't know who made up that saying, "What goes around, comes around," but there is a lot of truth to it. Back on Monday, January 9, 1956, the day after my first wife and I were married in Colquitt, we were in an Atlanta traffic court. More...

Opinion

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A CATTY QUESTION

Ms. Angelina Jolie Citizen of the World Planet Earth Dear Angie, Pardon the familiarity, but I've known (about) you so long, first names seem appropriate. You can call me Alex. And please call me soon. More...

Agriculture

Newberry Williams Farm Inc. Joins Membership of American Angus Association

Newberry Williams Farm Inc, Colquitt, Georgia, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Missouri. More...

Think safety, efficiency when spraying pesticides

Consider many things before using handheld sprayer

When this year's pests invade your yard, keep safety in mind before you start spraying pesticides. More...

Chambliss co-sponsors Bipartisan measure to protect animal agriculture

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), ranking Republican Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation with U.S. Sens. Blanche Lincoln (DArk.) and Pete Domenici (RN. More...