March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

MCES chorus receives all superiors

The Miller County Elementary School Chorus attended the large group performance evaluation in Moultrie on March 23, 2007. More...

Community

Family members meet to share memories of old times together

The children of Rufus and Lannie Phillips and their spouses, Frances Lane, Hiram (Jean) Phillips, Ruth (Lamar) Miller, Nell (James) Aycock, Virginia Warren and Jerry (Mavis) Phillips, gathered at the home of Jerry and Mavis Phillips on Friday aftern More...

PROUDLY THEY SERVE

Air Force Airman Hannah E. Taylor has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Local contestant brings home international music awards

On March 5-11, the North American Country Music Association International hosted its 10th annual country music competition in Pigeon Forge, TN. More...

School & Sports

MCES students participate in Market Hog Show showmanship

Bo Mock, Briar Johnson and Ty Stovall, students at Miller County Elementary School, participated recently in the local market hog show held in February. These young boys did an outstanding job exhibiting their livestock and are to be commended. More...

Bainbridge College Opens its Doors to High School Seniors

In-State Rates for Alabama & Florida

The annual High School Visitation Days for area seniors and their parents was held at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 on Bainbridge College Main Campus and will be held on March 31 at the Early County Site (BCEC), Blakely. More...

Some public schools still include biblical courses

Many people are still unaware that elective classes in public school can include courses on the Old Testament and the New Testament, taught as history and literature. This has long been recognized by the U.S. More...

Entertainment

Grandparents are a lady and man

Submitted by: Toonell

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people's. Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. More...

S e n i o r s

Now that they are retired, my mother and father are discussing all aspects of their future. "What will you do if I die before you do?" Dad asked Mom. More...

Best break up letter ever

A Marine stationed in Afghanistan recently received a "Dear John" letter from his girlfriend back home. It read as follows: Dear Ricky, I can no longer continue our relationship. The distance between us is just too great. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's not over until the fat woman leaves

My column last week could have the same title this week, "What goes around, comes around." I am not one to ask the courts to solve my problems, but last week, one of the supposed leaders of our community signed an application for a criminal warrant More...

Things you don't hear about the president

There is a man at Ridgecrest who is an ABI officer. He got up last night and told us about having the honor of being paired with one of the secret service men who were with President Bush Saturday in Enterprise. More...

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE

Mother's Day will be here before you know it, and children everywhere are looking for the best way to honor Mom for her love, sacrifice and support. Clarence Johnson doesn't have that problem. More...

Calendar

BIRTHDAYS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Birthdays: Jeannie Lee, Walt Hays, Nell Bean, Reba Elrod, Meagan Sheffield, Becky Joiner Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Ted A. Bryan Sr., Mr. and Mrs. More...

State Superintendent Cox visits Miller County Schools

It was quite a pleasant surprise when Georgia State School Superintendent not only flew into Colquitt, but her helicopter landed right in the center of Pirate Stadium at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. More...

Bush drops criminal hearing against editor

To the disappointment of a large crowd of Miller County citizens, and especially the editor of the Miller County Liberal, the criminal warrant application hearing Wednesday, March 21, was called off by the one who made the application under oath at More...

First Baptist Wild Game Banquet a huge success

The folks at First Baptist Church keep getting bigger and better each year with their Wild Game Banquet, which was held on Tuesday evening, March 20, under the big top. More...

Religion

Inspiration

'Washed Clean'

I had an experience recently that I think is worth sharing. Gale was scheduled to attend a conference in the Atlanta area, so I came up with the idea of taking her and then going on to my parents' home for the night. More...

Seeds of the sower

Psychology students in North Carolina took two rats and put them in different containers that were half full of water. One was sealed. Escape was impossible. The rat gave up and died in less than three minutes. The other was partially sealed. More...

Public Safety

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A northern Decatur County home was destroyed by fire on Saturday, according to Decatur County Fire and Rescue. County and volunteer firefighters responded to 2309 Colquitt Highway at about 11:30 p.m. More...

Court kills child protection act

Millions of children and teens will continue to have unabated access to pornography on the Internet due to a federal district court judge in Philadelphia invalidating the Child Online Protection Act on the grounds that parents should police their ch More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Drug offenders POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY FELON On March 16, Officer Kenneth Kirkland was contacted by phone by Cpl.. Lonnie Wade about an accident at the Petro store. Cpl.. More...

Living & Style

Group speaks at United Methodist Church

Special guests speaking during the morning worship service at Colquitt United Methodist Church on Sunday morning were Dr. Anele Heigess, Ms. Mary Lou Head and Mrs. Agnes Ndetei. Dr. More...

It's a baby girl!

Colby Isaiah Griffin and Autumn Skyi Harper would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Samantha Michele Nix. Sam was born on March 12, 2007, at the Donalsonville Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Find Joy in the Ordinary

We played every game we knew. We ran up and down the hall. We played "find me" behind the couch. We bounced the beach ball off each other's heads. We wrestled, played tag, and danced. It was a big evening for Mom, Dad, and little Jenna. More...

Obituaries

BENTON CARL DAVIS SR.

Benton Carl Davis Sr., 85, of Lincoln, AL, formerly of Bainbridge, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at his residence in Lincoln, AL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at 11:00 a.m. More...

MARY JANE HERRING

Mary Jane Herring, 75, of Phenix City, AL, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at her residence in Phenix City, AL. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Blakely City Cemetery with Rev. Wilbur Holmes officiating. Mrs. More...

APRIL YVETTE BURNS

Ms. April Yvette Burns, age 27, of Colquitt died Wedesday, March 21, 2007. Ms. Burns was born February 15, 1980, in Miller County. More...

Health

Health Department warns new parents against dangers of unintentional poisonings

Colquitt, (GA) - New parents should make sure that citrus-scented household cleaner, sweet-smelling candles and other innocent-appearing products commonly found in homes are out-of-sight and out-of-reach of their toddlers. More...

Kids Making a Change in the Battle against Cancer

Students at Miller County collect spare change

COLQUITT - In a campaign to help find cures for cancer and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families, more than 550 students at Miller County Middle and High School have collected $1037.70 worth of spare change through The More...

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed sitting on the front porch looking at the birds singing and the flowers blooming. Thanks to Flat Creek Baptist Church for the birthday party. This weekend residents will be celebrating April Fool's Day. More...