April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Crooked Oak now owned by city & county

At a recent meeting with Mayor Jerry Chapman and County Commission Chairperson Barbie Womble, the most recent information was forthcoming concerning Crooked Oak Golf Course. More...

UGA head football coach to speak in Colquitt

The University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt will be speaking at Colquitt First Baptist Church next Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. More...

Mayhaw Festival right around corner

It's about that time! The 24th annual National Mayhaw Festival is just around the corner. The two-day event will take place on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. More...

Community

Bailey Franklin wins Baby Miss

Pageant was held Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the Miller County Elementary School Auditorium. The directors of the pageant were Tammy Grimsley and Robin Locke. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The sheriff's office has arrested a Brinson man suspected of discarding a makeshift lab as he ran from deputies who stopped his car two weeks ago. More...

Commissioner's Cut"

We had a good meeting on Tuesday! A lot of things were discussed; a lot of it was house cleaning items. The item that was most time-consuming was the Dealmakers and Crooked Oak Golf Course issue again. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

8 April 800E Disturbance, 630 North Cuthbert St. +Stand by, Inland +Stand by, Helen's +Escort, Ron-Cam +Citations: 1, Loud Music 800C Traffic stops 2x + Escort, Inland + Assist Motorist, Pine St. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

THEFT BY TAKING On April 1, 2007, Deputy Ken Kirkland, responded to 474 Cleveland Road in reference to theft. He spoke with Matthew Taylor of Dawson, who stated that he noticed a push mower and weed eater missing from his residence. More...

Georgia State Patrol report for April

State Troopers from the Donalsonville Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of March in Miller County. More...

Living & Style

Wade, Howard engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Wade of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Dianne Wade, to Daniel Heyward Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Heyward Howard of Savannah. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

It's a baby girl!

Matt and Gillian Moody of Acworth announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Mattalyn Moody. She was born on December 17, 2006. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bush, Meredith to wed

Misty and Aaron Warfield announce the engagement of her mother, Betty Bates Bush of Blakely, to Terry Eugene Meredith of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marie Bates and the late George Bates Jr. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Easter has passed, but is not over

I was so busy with our problems that I almost forgot His problems, which like over 2000 years ago were us. More...

A day in history: April 11

+ 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. + 1079 - Bishop Stanislaus of Krakow is executed by order of Bolesaw II of Poland. + 1241 - Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi. More...

Opinion and Comment

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Relay for Life this weekend

For over six months, plans have been in the works for Miller County's Relay for Life 2007. Those plans will be put into action this Friday evening, April 13, 2007, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Creek Park. More...

Miller County travel alert

Georgia DOT schedules traffic shift on U.S. 27 SR1

Georgia DOT recently announced that a traffic shift on U.S. 27 /SR 1 at M.P. 1.9 in Early County just north of Colquitt is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2007, weather permitting. More...

BOE names member, after two months

The four member Miller County Board of Education met Monday, April 9, at the Colquitt City Hall courtroom. The meeting was called to order, and the agenda was approved. The next item was to hear public participation. More...

Seven in accident

A accident occurred on SR 310 Thursday, March 29, with seven people in two vehicles involved. The incident occurred .5 miles south of Lunsford Road on SR 310. According to the accident incident report, Wayne D. Chambers Jr. 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...

The dark circle

A man had a little daughter, an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her; she was his life. More...

'The Gift of Forgiveness'

My oldest granddaughter got into another situation with Papa. As Mallory was attempting to remove one of my DVDs from the case, she used too much force, and it broke. It was one of my favorites! More...

School & Sports

MCES holds Make A Difference Night

Miller County Elementary School was host to "Make a Difference Night" held on Thursday, March 29, 2007. More...

Watch out gobblers!

J.D. Bush killed this nice gobbler in Quitman County. His turkey weighed 21 pounds, had a 1" spur and a 10" beard. More...

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Entertainment

T h e y ' l l f i n d u s

Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the captain announces, "Ladies and gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. More...

New Supermarkets

The new Supermarket near our house has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. More...

According to kids…

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (According to kids) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. More...

Obituaries

ANNIE ESTHER SPEED

Mrs. Annie Esther Speed, age 97, of Albany died March 23, 2007. Mrs. Speed was born March 22, 1910, in Miller County to the late Charlie and Bessie Surrency Jackson. She received her high school education from the Holsey Institute in Cordele. More...

EVELYN 'ALLEAN' MILLER BRASWELL

Evelyn "Allean" Miller Braswell, 79, of Brinson, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, April 6, at 3:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Grubbs and Rev. Wallace Miller. More...

ESSIE MAE CHILDS HUDSON

Mrs. Essie Mae Childs Hudson, age 87, of Albany died March 22, 2007. Mrs. Hudson was born September 26, 1919, in Early County to the late Mr. Charlie Childs and Mrs. Susie Foster Childs. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed the home school group from Bainbridge by Teresa Adkins. Residents enjoyed coloring eggs on Thursday and eating them on Friday. They always look forward to Gayle singing . More...

Driving The Effort To Eradicate Breast Cancer

(NAPSI)-Americans continue to fuel the effort to put the brakes on breast cancer and a popular program will once again get people revved up by raising funds and awareness. Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. More...