June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Former MCES principal dies

The community was saddened and shocked last Tuesday morning when news of the death of former Miller County Elementary School principal, John Hinson was heard. Mr. Hinson passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. More...

Wet roads cause accident

Who would have thought that there would be an accident in Miller County caused by wet roads with the worst drought in recent history? On Wednesday, June 13, at 6:43 p.m., a call came in that a vehicle had overturned on Harmony Church Road. More...

Gas drops under $3.00

On Monday, the gas prices in this area and the high and low in the nation were as follows: Albany $2.72 Bainbridge $2.78 Blakely $2.79 Colquitt $2.79 Cordele $2.69 Damascus $2.91 Dothan $2.77 Donalsonville $2. More...

Community

Colquitt Lions Club elects officers

The Colquitt Lions Club members and their guests met Thursday night, June 14, 2007, at Sugar Hill. Lion President Ben Clenney welcomed everyone in attendance. More...

Counterfeit bills surfacing in surrounding counties

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circulation of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the community after an individual encountered the fake bills in his day-to-day business and brought them to the Decatur County Sheriff's offic More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Raggs the Comedy Hobo Raggs the Comedy Hobo will perform his "Simply Amazing Program" at the James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 26, at 4 p.m. Also known as Randy J. More...

Public Safety

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Public Drunkenness On June 8, 2007, Officer Kenneth Kirkland was dispatched to the Kangaroo Express in reference to a drunk pedestrian walking around the store. More...

Public Safety Report

June 11, 2007 800E -Unlock car, Main St., Standby, West St. +Check out subject on Brinson Rd. More...

What a catch!

Having a baby sitter like Jordie King isn't all that bad! Monday afternoon, June 18, Jordie and her dad, Larry, promised they would take Cade Nixon fishing. Jordie is babysitting Cade this summer. More...

Living & Style

Reeves, Vincent wed in Bahamas

Beth Reeves and Jamie Vincent, both of Cumming, were united in marriage on November 21, 2006, in the Grand Bahamas. Beth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reeves, and Jamie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vincent, all of Cumming. More...

Bethany and Rosanna turn five

Double pleasure and double fun with these twins. Bethany and Rosanna Rentz celebrated their fifth birthdays on May 8, 2007. They enjoyed a party at Burger King with their family and friends. More...

Welcome Brody Alexander McVey

Stuart and Angie McVey are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brody Alexander Stuart McVey. He was born on April 26, 2007, at Gwinett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. He weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Father's Day 2007

This past Sunday was Father's Day. If my father, Joseph Earl Toole, had lived, he would have been 100 right after I attained the age of 72. He was born in the year 1907. I was checking some of my mail, and someone sent these statistics to me. More...

Opinion

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DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER

Along the sugar sand beaches of Florida's panhandle, there is always something to fear. In pre-Elvis America folks wrung their hands over hurricanes. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Retirement Reception - Honoring Dot Wainright, Sun., June 24, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Miller Nursing Home Vacation Bible School - June 24 - 29 Colquitt UMC 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. More...

Uva's a winner all the way

Uva Sanders Mason is one of the youngest 93 year-old-ladies that you will ever meet. Last Thursday evening, she came rolling in on her threewheeler (walker) smiling like she had just won Miss America. More...

Deputy Grier heading for Iraq

Miller County Deputy Sheriff Robert Grier and his family were given a going-away party at the Miller County Jail last Friday, June 15. Deputy Grier was called with his Alabama National Guard B Company into active duty with the U.S. Army. More...

Bell graduates magna cum laude

Rebecca Allison Bell graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham on May 5, with a bachelor's degree of science in biology. Rebecca completed the four-year degree program in three years and graduated magna cum laude with a 3.71 GPA. More...

Subway holds ribbon cutting

Subway Under new ownership

The official re-opening and ribbon-cutting for the new owners of Colquitt Subway was held Friday morning, June 15. The new owners of Subway/ Petro, Brad Bell and Steven Roberts, are excited to be a part of the Colquitt business community. More...

Religion

Colquitt UMC welcomes new pastors

We have a new family in Colquitt and asked them to let us know them better. They are world travelers for Jesus Christ and have increased our population here in Colquitt. Here are just a few words from David: Hello, Miller County! More...

He Trusts Me

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"Total Reliance"

It is nothing short of amazing how quickly children grow up and begin to grasp for their independence. More...

School & Sports

MCHS varsity cheerleaders host mini-cheer camp

The 2007-08 MCHS Varsity Cheerleaders hosted a mini-cheerleading camp for girls ages four - eighth grade, June 11-14 at the high school gym. The girls learned jumps, cheers, chants, a dance and stunts during the week. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

THE RIVERMAN

I met him on a sandbar on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River, somewhere between the Andrews Dam at Columbia and the big rocky bend near Gordon. It was spring, 1969. I was almost 17. More...

Amanda Woodell graduates from VSU

The following area student is a Spring 2007 graduate of Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Amanda Holt Woodell of Thomasville graduated with an Education Specialist -- Secondary Education. More...

Entertainment

List of World's Shortest Books

French War Heroes by Jacques Chirac Things I Love About My Country by Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan. Illustrated by Michael Moore My Christian Accomplishments and How I Helped After Katrina by Rev. More...

The preacher's son

An old southern country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it. More...

Thought for the Week

Iíve always been a chatterbox. I like to talk itís true, If the things I say interest me, Iím sure theyíll interest you. Hereís my advice to you -- stop worrying about tomorrow, take joy in living today. More...

Obituaries

ZORA GERTRUDE RICHARDSON

Mrs. Zora Gertrude Richardson, age 90, of Colquitt died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Miller County Hospital. She was born August 7, 1916, in Miller County. She was a homemaker and a member of New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. More...

RHUIE HAIRE HALL

Mrs. Rhuie Haire Hall, age 91 of Bainbridge died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hall was born March 1, 1916, in Miller County. More...

JOHN G. HINSON

Mr. John G. Hinson, age 34, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14, 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating. More...

Health

African-American Women Bear Unequal Burden of Colorectal Cancer

Cancer survivor Verna Cox knows first-hand that colorectal cancer (CRC) discriminates. At the age of 49, Cox never suspected that a series of tests for stomach pain and discomfort would result in a stage III colon cancer diagnosis. More...

Been putting off getting in shape?

Been putting off getting in shape? Starting Monday, February 26, 2007, Dr. Maria E. Vives will facilitate a beginners' running/walking group at the Miller County High School Track. This eight-week class will meet on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. More...