July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Farming is tough and it could get tougher

The Colquitt Lions Club met Wednesday, July 11, at noon with President Ben Clenney presiding. After the regular business session, the program was turned over to Walter Daniels who introduced the featured speaker, Tim Moore. More...

W A R N I N G

According to a release by the Miller County Commissioners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers met with the county officials a few days ago. They stated that it is against the law to cross the basin or bed of Spring Creek on a vehicle. More...

Cocaine arrest made in city

An arrest was made Friday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m., by Chief Scott Worsley and other Colquitt Police officers. More...

Community

Fleming takes the helm at GPA

A very capable and lovely Southwest Georgia lady was elected to the highest office of the Georgia Press Association recently. More...

Kayla Calhoun receives UGA Charter Scholarship

Athens, Ga. More...

BC Continuing Ed to offer Certified Fiber Optics Networking Courses

Bainbridge College (BC) Continuing Education, in cooperation with BDI DataLynk of Austin, TX, will offer Basic and Specialist Fiber Optics Networking Technician Courses in August, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Room 416 of the BC Continuing Education Center. More...

School & Sports

HopeToole competing orTech TeachingAward

Mathematics teacher Hope Toole has been selected as Bainbridge College (BC) Technical Studies Division Rick Perkins Award Winner for 2007-08. She will vie at the regional level for the opportunity to compete for the state title. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

CLETUS AND JOHN LEE GET OFF ON WRONG FOOT

The man waiting in the truck snarled like a rabid pit bull. "What's he doin' here?" he growled as young Cletus Monroe climbed into the cab. "John Lee, this is Cletus," Clete's father replied. More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

Make plans today to join us for the 1st Annual City- County Golf Tournament to be held July 26th at 12:30. The format will be a four person scramble. You may make your own foursome or sign up individually and we will put with a team. More...

Entertainment

Weekly Book Review

'THE NEW MARS'

The exploration and development of a barren planet with little gravity could lead to endless possibilities and extreme situations. John L. Manning Jr. More...

Seeing five boyfriends daily

I am seeing five gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go to see John. Then Charlie Horse comes along, and when he is here, he takes a lot of my time and attention. More...

Comments from 10 Police Car Videos

The following 15 Police Comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country. #10. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile." #9. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Be a man or a woman people respect-

Dear Mayor Jerry, So glad to hear that you, and other City of Colquitt representatives were in Savannah representing us week before last. More...

Quiet, Please

Officials of Save Humanity from Al Gore (SHAG) have unveiled a plan to undo the environmental damage created by Gore's recent Live Earth concerts. More...

Cartoon

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Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Vacation Bible School - New Home Free Will Baptist Church - July 15 - 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Revival - Kimbrel Chapel Church of God, Highway 91 North, Wed., July 18 - Fri., July 20, 7:30 p.m. More...

Trip of a lifetime

How many young ladies, middle-aged ladies or old ladies would give anything to go to Paris or even better, all over Europe for a vacation? On June 12, Tarah Sloan and Chelsea Freeman departed for three weeks going on the trip of a lifetime! More...

Nothing settled on GSP Post 14

According to a front page article in the Donalsonville News, the fate of Georgia State Patrol Post 14 is not settled, or is it? More...

We're not slowing down, we're growing

On Friday, July 13, at the monthly Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, there was the sound of growth from many of the reports. Asst. More...

This is a must read if you have a computer

Someone is phishing for you!

Viruses, Trojans, and phishing scams work by tricking you into clicking a link in an email to visit a site on the Web. More...

Religion

A neat story

The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like that she had never missed a meal in her life. More...

Hello, God

Hello, God, I called tonight To talk a little while I need a friend who'll listen To my anxiety and trial. You see, I can't quite make it Through a day just on my own... I need your love to guide me, So I'll never feel alone. More...

Inspiration

The Baffling Ability of Ice Cream'

Every family has its own routine. Our routine includes a good bowl of ice cream on a fairly regular basis. The other night as my wife dipped the sweet treat into bowls for us, Mallory took on the job of passing out the bowls. More...

Public Safety

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Vehicle Accident On July 12, 2007, Jerry Thornton of Colquitt was parked in the Hog Heaven Country Store parking lot and was facing north. He stated that when he got ready to leave, he began backing up, and was turning toward the south. More...

Four wheeler theft solved

On June 15, 2007 Deputy Melanie Diamond took a report from Ashley Sammon on a four-wheeler that had been stolen from a residence in Miller County. This report was turned over to Investigator B.J. Josey of the Miller County Sheriff's Department. More...

Marijuana found growing

On July 12, 2007, Captain Shane Rathel advised Chief Investigator Ben Nix that he had received information that there were marijuana plants growing at the back of a residence on Hwy. 39 North in Miller County. More...

Living & Style

McLendon, Corey to wed

The families of Christy Lynn McLendon and David Marshall Corey announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marcia King of Blakely and Jerry and Lisa McLendon of Bainbridge. More...

McConnell, Young to marry

Debra and Ricky King of Donalsonville and Don and Paula McConnell of Bainbridge proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tonya Lynn McConnell, to Adam Lee Young. Adam is the son of Jackie and Geron Brimlow of Donalsonville. More...

Welcome, Brantley Lewis

John A. Lewis is pleased to announce the birth of his brother Cecil Brantley Lewis. Brantley was born on May 24, 2007, at Donalsonville Women and Children's Center. He weighed 2 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 16 inches long. More...

Obituaries

JOHN SCHWARTZ

Mr. John Schwartz, age 76, of Damascus and formerly of the Sand Hills of Hummelstown, PA, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Miller Nursing Home. Mr. Schwartz was born in Erie, PA, on June 3, 1931. More...

JOAN WIDNER

Mrs. Joan Widner, age 74, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Widner was born November 4, 1932, in Early County to the late Cordy Timothy and Ruby Clyde Houston Williams. More...

JOSEPH GUY BOYD

Joseph Guy Boyd, 67, of Tifton died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Irwin County. More...

Health

DHR encourages being active this summer

The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) wants you to remain active this summer. While it's hot outside, take the opportunity to go for a cool refreshing swim. Not a swimmer? More...

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed decorating sugar cookies for Sugar Cookie Day with canned frosting and candy sprinkles. They also enjoyed reminiscing with Miss Jane. More...

New Sign of a Stroke - Stick out Your Tongue

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.. S.T.R. My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. More...