May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Postal rates increase May 14

The United States Postal Service has announced yet another rate increase. This increase will become effective May 14, 2007. The new rate for first class stamps will be .41 cents per letter. Priority mail will increase from $4.05 to $4.60. More...

Community

News Around Us

Blakely - A Blakely woman was charged with robbery last week in Dothan, along with two Blakely men, after robbing a man who had given the woman a ride. More...

Colquitt Garden Club holds meeting

The Colquitt Garden Club held its last meeting of the season on Wednesday, May 2, at the beautiful home of Wanda and John Martin, located on the golf course. More...

"Commissioner's Cut"

Hey, everyone. We had a productive meeting last Tuesday. Our Road Department has been going through a lot of changes in the past few weeks, so it was no surprise that they were on the Agenda. The hours of operation have changed to 7:30 a.m. More...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Chapters Recognized at Convention

The Miller County Middle School FFA and Miller County High School FFA Chapters were both recognized for having 100% FFA membership during the 79th Georgia FFA Convention held April 26-28 at the Macon Centreplex. More...

Forestry Field Day held recently

The Blakely Area Forestry Field Day was held on April 17 at Kolomokee Mounds State Park. The Miller County High School Chapter placed second. More...

Warrior's Word wins five awards

The Warriors' Word staff of Southwest Georgia Academy recently brought home five awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's Spring Awards Ceremony at the University of Georgia in Athens. Over 50 schools competed for various awards. More...

Entertainment

- "They" walk among us- - - - - - - -

I walked into a Blimpie's with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a sandwich. I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little chalkboard that said "buy one-get one free". More...

Two lanes or four?

A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The genie said "OK, OK. You released me from the lamp, ... blah blah blah. More...

Can you believe it

1. I was in a car dealership a while ago, when a large motor home was towed into the garage. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Talkin' about good lookin'

Some good things are happening in Colquitt. Last week, there were lots of strangers in town to attend the first ever Building Creative Communities Conference. More...

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I love Colquitt, but

When I went to Cape Cod for the summer to work, I was treated graciously, but I knew I was an outsider. An outsider on Cape Cod is called "a wash ashore." Well, I have washed ashore the enchanted city of Colquitt. More...

Agriculture

Extreme drought in Georgia

Half of the state's counties are now in extreme or severe drought. With record to near-record high temperatures and little to no rain, northwest and south Georgia enter May in extreme drought conditions. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Special Mother's Day Service Sunday, May 13th, 10:45 - First Baptist Church in Colquitt FFA Banquet Thursday, May 10th - 7:00 p.m. MCHS Lunchroom Honor's Night Tuesday, May 15th - 6:30 p.m. More...

BIRTHDAYS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Birthdays: Hilda Grow, Stephen Atkinson, Don Cofty, Eric Cofty, Suzette Little, John Wilson, Malia Phillips THURSDAY, MAY 17 Birthdays: Scott Houston, Kate Bell Maugeri, Terry L. Butts, Demetrius Galvin, Sheila A. More...

New fires start in South Georgia

The weather continues to work against firefighters as they attempt to put the forest fires out. Three new fires were started by lightning strikes, and winds up to 30 miles per hour threatened to spread the fires. More...

EMS Director resigns

Late Monday evening it was told that Miller County's Emergency Medical Director and Emergency Management Agency Director, Billy Rathel has given his resignation to the Miller County Commissioners. His resignation will be effective Monday, May 21. More...

Dr. T.W. Rentz recognized by MCG

Dr. Turner W. Rentz Sr., a general practitioner who practiced in Colquitt from 1947 until he retired in 1989, was recognized by the Medical College of Georgia for outstanding contributions to the university. More...

Religion

'Thank You, Mother!'

Proverbs 1:8-9 gives a powerful bit of instruction: "Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck" (NIV). More...

Ice cream is good for the soul

Last week, I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. More...

Public Safety

Georgia State Patrol report

State troopers from the Donalsonville post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of April in Miller County. Sergeant First Class Johnson said the traffic crashes resulted in one injury and one traffic death. More...

public safety report

26 April 799G Assist DFACS, Brinson Road 30 April 799G Civil matter, Helms Road +Harassing Phone Calls/Terroristic Threats, Highway 39 1 May 799G Unlock vehicle, Main Street +Traffic stop, Main St. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

(LOST CELL PHONE) On May 2, 2007, Joann Kimbel of Colquitt came to the Sheriff's Office and reported that she lost her cell phone. More...

Living & Style

Don't mess with old people

An older, white-haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young gal at his side. He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. More...

Swanner, Cannon to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Swanner of Iron City and Ms. Marilyn Craft of Donalsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Lyn, to Matthew Alan Cannon, son of Carey and Terrie Cannon of Jakin. More...

It's a Baby Boy!

Bobby and Kendall Donley joyfully announce the birth of their son, Brock Roberts Donley. He was born at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 20, at 10:46 a.m. Brock weighed seven pounds and two ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Obituaries

TOM WATSON HAIRE

Mr. Tom Watson Haire, age 80, of Colquitt died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Haire was born October 23, 1926, in Miller County. He was retired from the City of Colquitt Sanitation Department and was of the Baptist faith. More...

HAZEL RUTH RICHARDSON

Mrs. Hazel Ruth Richardson, 90, of Colquitt died Friday, May 4, 2007, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Sheffield and Rev. Bobby Whittaker officiating. More...

RAYMOND LEE SIMMONS

Mr. Raymond Lee Simmons, age 84, of Iron City died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Donalsonville Hospital. Mr. Simmons was born in Marion, NC, on June 7, 1922, to the late Fletcher Lee and Ora Louise Hensley Simmons. More...

Health

Healthy, Wealthy And Wise To Choose Figs

(NAPSI)-Lentils and figs make a wonderfully warm and hearty dish that's quick to prepare and nutrient dense. More...

Water, Ground Water and Wells: America's Lifeline

(NAPSI)-If you have a household water well, you depend on ground water. If you don't have a water well, you still depend on ground water in many ways. More...

A More Affordable Approach To Pet Health Care

There's good news for those who want their pets to be healthy and happy. Research suggests that pet owners will spend just over $38 billion on their pets this year, up from $21 billion just 10 years ago. More...