August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Russ Ragan killed in crash

Dothan-area residents have been listening to Russ Ragan and his father, Gene, report on agricultural news for the last 53 years, but "The Ragan Report" as they know it ended Thursday with Russ's death in a plane crash. Radio station 99. 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...

Community

Oldtimers' baseball game

On Tuesday, July 24,2007, a group of former Pirate baseball players and Seminole County Indians baseball players came together at Everett Field and played a great five innings game. More...

Shivers say thank you

Friends, thank you. Our most sincere and gracious thanks go to our many dear friends, God's angels on earth, who have been with us and helped us go through the valleys and the victories of the last 15 months of Chloe's treatments. More...

City of Colquitt Happenings

The Milford Street Sidewalk Project is presently on hold due to federal government additional requirements. We had bid the project and were well within budget to have the sidewalks completed. More...

School & Sports

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The City/ County Golf Tournament was a tremendous success. Twenty- five teams participated in the first annual event. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event successful. More...

Lewis receives degree from Valdosta State

Jenna Laine Lewis, a 2004 honor graduate of Miller County High School, received her bachelor of business administration degree in management from Valdosta State University in the summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 28. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Talk about a fish being out of his water, just below Jim Woodruff Dam while fishen for Catfish with worms, a man caught an eight pound Sheephead, moved downstream a bit and took another 5 pound Sheephead, 98 miles from saltwater. More...

Entertainment

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. More...

Dirt roads

What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many dirt roads have been paved. More...

Getting Into Heaven

After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

This was one Wild week-

I know some of you will be disappointed, but this has been a good week even though, as my first wife said, "You are a workaholic all the way." I guess she is right. I do enjoy working at what I do. More...

Sorry Crop of Scoundrels

Once upon a time we elected people to get something done. Our current batch of public servants don't do anything but whine, moan, point fingers and investigate everything from the weather to whether or not gas companies are gouging at the pump. More...

Agriculture

House approves 2007 Farm Bill

The House of Representatives recently approved the 2007 Farm Bill by a vote, 231 to 191. The bill extends the direct payment, counter-cyclical payment, and marketing loan peanut programs contained in the 2002 farm bill. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Grand Opening, Mayhaw Launderomat - Wednesday, August 1; open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Miller County Schools Open House - Thursday, August 2; MCES, 12:30 p.m.; MCMS & MCHS, 1:30 p.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, AUGUST 1 Birthdays: Terri C. Cunningham, Marjorie Holmes, Edna Newberry, Evelyn Newberry, Glen Tully, Michael Widner, T.J. Gay, Danny Moore, Wendy R. Potter, Mitchell Blake Gowan, Jack Holland, Jessica L. More...

A different world

"It was a trip that I will remember for the rest of my life," said Steve Yelvington of Colquitt. On Saturday, July 7, a party of nine from Southwest Georgia left Atlanta for Cancun, Mexico. More...

GSP Station wilbe in Colquitt

In the past several editions of the Donalsonville News there has been considerable controversy concerning the location and moving of Post 14 of the Georgia State Patrol station. More...

Philippine Therapists leave Miller County

On July 24, 2007, the Rehab Department at Miller County Hospital had to say good-bye to two of the best therapists that Colquitt had. More...

Vehicle accident claims Damascus man

There is a reason that drag racing is illegal on public roads -- it's deadly! More...

Religion

Life Is A Great Gift

"Show me, O Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life" (Psalm 39:4, NIV). Wow! What a powerful request made to the Lord by David!! More...

FirstBaptistChurch to begin Capital Fund Program:

On July 15 First Baptist Church elected a leadership team for the "Sowing Seeds of Hope" financial program. More...

Public Safety

Dukes promoted to GSP Corporal

State Trooper Kyle R. Duke of the Georgia State Patrol's Donalsonville post was promoted to the rank of corporal on July 16, 2007. With his new rank, Cpl. Duke serves as assistant post commander under the leadership of Sgt. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Burglary On July 23, 2007, Cynthia Morton and her roommate, Britteny O'Berry, made contact with Deputy Brad Cox at the sheriff's officein reference to a burglary. More...

Public Safety Report

July 25, 2007 799R- Speak with subject at SO • Unsafe bicyclist Hwy. 45 S. • Assist motorist, Johnny Freeman Rd. • Assist P.D. Crawford St. • Pick up paperwork, courthouse 800S- Traffic stop, Hwy. 27 S. More...

Living & Style

McBroom, Pickle to marry

Phillip and Lynn McBroom and Robert and Susan Chapman of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Michelle, to Tracy Dwain Pickle of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of J.W. More...

Kimball, Barber plan wedding

Ms. Joyce Roland is pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Ashley Marie Kimball, to Kenneth David Barber, son of Reverend and Mrs. Kenneth and Debbie Barber, all of Marianna, Florida. More...

Spooner, Holt to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Heard Jr. of Baker County and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Spooner of Colquitt would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooklyn Reese Spooner, to Jon Cameron Holt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Holt of Colquitt. More...

Obituaries

LUCILLE BUSH CREEL

Mrs. Lucille Bush Creel, age 89, of Auburndale FL, passed away July 25, 2007, at Integrated Health Services in Auburndale, FL. Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m. July 28, at Roberts Cemetery with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. More...

JAMES ROLAND LOWERY

Mr. James Roland Lowery, age 77, of Edison died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lowery was born October 16, 1929, in Crisp County. More...

FAYE CHAMBERS INGRAM

Mrs. Faye Chambers Ingram, 65, of Brinson passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, GA. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randal Hawk officiating. More...

Health

Shortage of varicella vaccine prompts call for waivers

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Cleaning Rainwater

From motor oil to bird droppings, pollutants have to go somewhere when it rains. Usually it's a quick trip to a nearby stream, river or lake. But it doesn't have to be. More...

Risk of rabies goes up

Risk of rabies exposure goes up with summertime's increased outdoor activities When outdoor activities increase during the summer months, so do the chances that people will come into contact with stray and wild animals that may be infected with ra More...