July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

One injured in one vehicle wreck

A single accident occurred on SR 45 south early Monday morning at approximately one mile outside the Colquitt City Limits. At 7:05 a.m. More...

COLQUITT WEATHER GUESS

Our weather prognostication is about as accurate as the next since we get our information off the net each Tuesday. More...

DOTtoinstall culvert on SR91 spur inColquitt

COLQUITT - Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced that it has scheduled crews to install a culvert on State Road 91 Spur in Colquitt. More...

Scholarships encourage Baker County high school students

High school students in Baker County have a home-grown scholarship opportunity waiting for them at Georgia Southern University. More...

Community

Fifth book by Hamp Watson benefits VashtiCenter

Saying Yes and Amen to Life by W. Hamp Watson Jr. will benefit The Vashti Center at Thomasville, Georgia. Vashti is a mission of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. More...

NewLife LearningCenter kids learn about newspaper

The New Life Learning Center is raising a new generation of entrepreneurs in Miller County. Over 100 children are learning about local businesses, learning how to make wise purchases, and writing business plans. More...

Former Donalsonville parapro arrested

Police have arrested a man who has been employed as an aide at PASS Academy and charged him with two counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes. More...

School & Sports

Alligator hunting season set

Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management. Last fall, 500 permitted hunters harvested 175 alligators. The popularity of this hunt has increased since it was introduced in 2003. More...

FFA News

Hey, y'all! I'm Brooke Widner, your new Miller County FFA reporter for the 2007-08 school year. The new officers have been chosen for the upcoming year and will travel to Bagby State Park in Ft. Gaines for officer training this week. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE WHITETAIL

Just what sort of animal is the white-tailed deer? Wildlife biologist Bill Gray provides a few interesting insights. "Deer were here long before the white man," Gray explained, "and have always been admired for their appearance. More...

Entertainment

It must be settled tonight

The burly miner blinked as he left the dark interior of the coal mine. Stopping at a faucet near the mine entrance, he washed the worst of the grime from his face and hands, then headed towards his home on the outskirts of the village. More...

Joseand Carlos

Jose and Carlos are panhandling at the freeway off ramp. Jose drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house and has a lot of money to spend. Carlos only brings in 2 to 3 dollars a day. More...

Listen to Ben Stein

Ben Stein was born to American Jewish parents and grew up in the neighborhood Woodside Forest in Silver Spring, Maryland. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A time to stand up -

In the past few days, I received news that not only have we got problems with thousands of illegal Mexicans crossing the border into the U.S.A., but it has become much more lucrative for the smuggling ring to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern i More...

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Scary Movie

Hollywood insiders have dubbed it the "Summer of the Sequel," with "Spider-Man 3," "Shrek 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," and the latest Harry Potter flick among 2007's favorite retreads. But not all movie buffs are happy. More...

Miller School ground-breaking held

Friday, July 29, 2007, the members of the Miller County Board of Education, along with Supt. More...

School starts next week

We hope that the students, teachers and all employees of most of the local and area schools have had a wonderful summer vacation. It's almost over for this year. More...

New artist in town

Most teachers go to the mountains or the beach for their summer vacations, but Jimmy "Tennessee" Phillips spends his "free" time painting a mural on the side of one of his buildings just off of U.S. Highway 27 south of Colquitt. More...

Fire extinguished fast

A house fire was called in to the Miller County dispatchers at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at 656 Old Airport Road, just off of Bellview Road. Firemen, tankers and fire trucks were sent along with law officers and EMS vehicles. More...

Photo

It's still HOT! More...

Religion

A Closer Look

July is a special month, not because of the heat or the gnats, or even because school resumes this month. It is special because of the birthday of a very special person in my life. More...

Under his wings

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God's wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. More...

Public Safety

Man charged in drive-by shooting

A Bainbridge man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting and injuring a passenger in a semi-trailer truck, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. Tchiavosky Williams, 20, of 446 W. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Dog Complaint On July 16, 2007, Deputy Brad Cox was dispatched to Highway 45 South in reference to a dog complaint. More...

Public Safety Report

July 16, 2007 799R - Pick up paperwork, courthouse •Speak with subject, Wallace Newberry Rd. •Unlock vehicle, Cuthbert St. •Dog complaint, Hwy. 45 S.•Assist GSP, Hwy. 27 •Drunk driver, Draper Jones Rd. More...

Living & Style

Calhoun, Boyett to wed

Hunter and Lisa Calhoun of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Stephen Lyle Boyett of Bainbridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Zack and Helen Calhoun of Bainbridge and Hollis and Mildred Chason of Whigham. More...

Skippers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Carlton and Fay (Widner) Skipper celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19, 2007. The couple were married on July 19,1957, in Donalsonville. More...

Jones, Yates complete wedding plans for Saturday

Wedding plans have been completed for the wedding of Hanna Jones and W.C. Yates III. The wedding will take place Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church on Grow Street. More...

Obituaries

JUANITA HUNT HARPER

Mrs. Juanita Hunt Harper, age 93, passed away Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Miller County Nursing Home. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Blakely Cemetery with Elder W.H. Phillips officiating. Mrs. More...

GERALDINE WILLIAMS JACKSON

Mrs. Geraldine Williams Jackson, 103 years old, of St. Marys, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, at SE Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick. Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. More...

DOROTHY DEKLE FIX

Mrs. Dorothy Dekle Fix, age 91, of Naples, FL, passed away May 12, 2007, at Chateau of Moorings Park in Naples, FL. Graveside services were held Sunday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Oak City Cemetery with Rev. Paul Medley officiating. More...

Health

Drink water on empty stomach

It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. More...

Tips for olderadults managing diabetes

ATLANTA (GA) ^ Diabetes is a serious disease that doesn't have a cure yet, but it can be managed by individuals taking an active role in their own health. There are over 170,000 adults over the age of 65 in Georgia with diagnosed diabetes. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

City/County Golf Tournament - Crooked Oak Golf Course, Thursday, July 26, 12:30 p.m. May-Haw - Cotton Hall, Friday & Saturday, July 27-28 County Line Baptist Church Sing- Sunday , July 29- 5:00 p.m. More...

BIRTHDAYS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Birthdays: Florida Bell Clark, Erik Zipperer, Kevin Middleton, Daryl Miller, Katholene Rowe, Teresa Henry; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Troy Mock, Mr. and Mrs. David Ebersole, Mr. and Mrs. More...