July 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

American Legion donates to hospital

Members of the American Legion, post #165 gathered at Miller County Hospital on Friday to meet with CFO/CEO Tom Meadows to officially dedicate the large flagpole and American flag to the honor and memory of those who have served in the U.S. More...

Community

American Legion Post 165 swear in new officers

The American Legion Post 165 met recently and swore in the new officers for the upcoming year. More...

"Commissioner's Cut"

We have had several Special Sessions in the last couple of weeks. The main topic has been our new fiscal year's budget, and still is. Adjustments are still being made in all our departments, and we will be adopting the new budget very soon. More...

Rural Development reorganizes in Georgia

USDA Rural Development in Georgia is reorganizing with most changes to be in effect by September 30, 2007. The new plan was recently approved in Washington, D.C. "The changes we're making are being made across the nation in other states," said F. More...

Public Safety

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Lost Cell Phone On June 25, 2007, Samantha Mims Wilkin reported that her cell phone had been lost or stolen. The phone is described as a grey, Motorola razor and is valued at $219.00. More...

Public Safety Report

$June 22, 2007 800K - Speak with subject, Main St. + Vehicle stop, Main St. +Vehicle stop, N. Milford St. June 23, 2007 800E-Intoxicated pedestrian, Bush St. +Assist EMS, North First St. +Unwanted person, N. Milford St. More...

Two charged with possession of crack

On June 23, 2007, Sheriff Buddy Glass along with Captain Shane Rathel, Deputy Brad Cox, and Melanie Diamond was conducting a road check in Miller County. More...

Living & Style

Croziers celebrated 50 years of wedding bliss

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crozier of Colquitt celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 28, 2007. Amy Elizabeth Grimsley and Paul Crozier were married on this day in 1957. The couple has one daughter, Lisa, who is married to Chris Powell. More...

It's a boy!

Amanda Glass and Josh Byrd of Colquitt are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Jordan Phillip Byrd. Jordan was born on April 11, 2007 at Donalsonville Women and Children's Center. More...

Jones, Yates complete plans

Hanna Lynn Jones and W.C. Yates III have completed plans for their wedding. The wedding will take place Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

HENRY CLIFTON DANIELS

Mr. Henry Clifton Daniels, age 86 of Colquitt died Sunday, July 1, 2007. Mr. Daniels was born October 22, 1920 in Miller County. He was a retired farmer and member of New Home Free Will Baptist Church. More...

DOROTHY LOUISE WELLS

Mrs. Dorothy Lousie Wells, age 63, of Colquitt, passed away Tuesday, June 26, at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29 at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Shultz officiating. More...

ADDIS WACASER CROWE

Mrs. Addis W. Crowe, 88, of Valdosta died Wednesday, June 27, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman after a short illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 29, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Mason, Dr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed music from the Mt. Zion Fellowship Temple Baptist Praise Band and the children from the New Life- Learning Center. Residents enjoyed reminiscing with Miss Jane. More...

How many physicians should a hospitalboardhave?

A hospital or health system board benefits from having physician members who help the board understand clinically related issues and the perspectives of practicing physicians and their patients. More...

Tips for aging well

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Wrinkles, gray hair and bifocals. Past a certain age, evidence of aging is all too obvious. But so far, no single theory explains how or why aging occurs. More...

Save the mussels, damn the people

Just in case you haven't noticed, Spring Creek and most of the ponds in this area are dry. We are in the worst drought in this area since 1954, possibly ever. More...

Suit filed to remove commissioner

A civil lawsuit has been filed in Miller County Superior Court seeking to remove a county commissioner from office. The court filing alleges that a property transaction involving Frankie Phillips, Union Investment Company, Inc. More...

Doctor AnnAddison Appointed CEO of PCSG

Ann R. Addison, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, Inc. (PCSG) in Blakely. Dr. More...

Religion

Will you take care of our dog?

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. More...

Pilgrims Rest Church celebrates homecoming

Pilgrims Rest Church had its first homecoming in many years on June 9th and 10th. A small crowd gathered in fellowship and love. Several visiting Elders were in attendance including Elder Donald E. Martin Sr. More...

Inspiration

"Standing Together to Stay Free"

We enjoy so much freedom in our great nation, often without giving much thought to the price that continues to be paid for it. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

231 years ago a group of colonists in North America declared themselves to be independent of their mother country. It was a messy sitiation. 1/3 of the people were for independence, 1/3 were opposed and 1/3 didn't care one way or the other. More...

What a catch!

Robert Eldridge Jr., (left) and Colt Calhoun, show off their catch of the day. The two boys enjoyed a day at Port St. Joe, Florida on Saturday, June 24. Jeremiah Thomas took the boys out for the day. More...

Volunteers MakeADifference

(NAPSI)-For extraordinary efforts in serving others through volunteerism, 10 middle and high school students from across the country were named America's top 10 youth volunteers for 2006. More...

Entertainment

Fun for the elderly

A very elderly gentleman, (mid nineties) very well dressed, hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel smelling slightly of a good after shave, presenting a well looked-after image, walks into an upscale cocktail lounge. More...

Goes to show you....

For all of us that love and trust the Government! A Montana cowboy was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. More...

One very last wish

The inmate on death row was scheduled to be put to death by firing squad the following morning. Throughout the day, the prison guards were being very nice to him. More...

Opinion

Urine and taxes

Like alot of people,Ihave a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the governmentdistributes my ta xe s as t he y see f it. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Happy Birthday Americans

If I used my good judgement, I would think long and hard about writing about the state of our nation and our leadership, and especially the War in Iraq. As usual, I tread where angels fear to tread. More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Miller County BOE meeting - July 3, 3:00 p.m. BOE office Tabb Reunion - July 7 & 8 at American Legion Calhoun Reunion - July 7, at VFW Building - 12 noon Homecoming - Thompson Town Free Will Baptist Church - July 8, 10:30 a.m. More...

BIRTHDAYS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, July 4 Independence Day Birthdays: Melissa Heard, Ranes Carter, Judy Johnson-Bean, Betty Mae Warren, R.H. More...