August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Land-Timber Agency Opens in Colquitt

South Georgia Land and Timber held its grand opening of its Colquitt office, Friday, August 3, 2007, with a great crowd of friends in attendance. Broker for the agency is Julian Morgan of Coleman, Georgia, and the local agent is Billy Kimbrel. More...

Community

Crying With Cockroaches

Argentina to New York with Two Horses

Author and ABC Person of the Week Marianne Du Toit will be touring the United States from the end of September to the first week in November 2007 to promote her travel/adventure book, More...

Camille and Celeste donate to Locks of Love

Camille and Celeste Roland, daughters of Angie and Stevie Roland, recently cut their hair and donated it to the Locks of Love for the Cancer Society. More...

Library News

Homework Resources Not sure where to findthe answer to that difficulthomework question? Come by the James W. Merritt, Jr. Memo- rial Library and take a look at our helpful resources. More...

School & Sports

Miller County welcomes new teachers

Sherry Calhoun of Colquitt is the media specialist. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a master's in education -IT. She previously worked as the media specialist at Calhoun County Elementary. More...

Miller County Elementary School

Beth Mithen, Principal

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Miller County High/Middle School

Ginger Webster, High School Principal Frank Killingsworth, Middle School Principal

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Entertainment

WEE JOKE

Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on beds next to each other, outside the operating room. The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out, and I'm a little nervous. More...

So who is doing the work?

The population of this country is 300 million. 160 million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school, which leaves 55 million to do the work. More...

Apples and Wine

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

How to live longer and better

At times like this, I try to read everything that I might do to try and live longer especially since I've already gotten in my three score and 10 written in the Bible, and we've gone back to the Old West in Colquitt. More...

Political Cartoon

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TAKING UP THE SLACK

Summer's almost over. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Now Open, Mayhaw Laundromat - Wednesday, August 1; open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, AUGUST 8 Birthdays: Sandra Brownlee, Grace Moore, Diane Jackson, Mickey Lewis, Jana Donalson, Agnes Duncan, Roy McKinstry Jr., Georgia McMillan; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George E. Joiner, Mr. More...

Falkland Islander visits Colquitt

Have you ever heard of the Falkland Islands? Neither have I. But last Thursday, August 2, 2007, I had the opportunity to find out where they are and even meet someone who lives there. More...

Southwind holds Grand Opening

Although Southwind Ford has been in business for almost a year, the Grand Opening and official ribbon cutting was held Saturday, August 4, 2007, to celebrate with a host of loyal family, friends and customers. 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...

Religion

A Lesson From A Goat

The other day someone told me that he came home and found that his goat had gotten out of the pasture and into the yard. More...

Are you ready for the thief

A horrible thing happened to me today.....a thief broke into my house. It happened shortly after I awoke this morning. I got up and began rushing about. I had a thousand things on my list and was already running behind. More...

Public Safety

GBI does investigate shootings

Hiawassee, GA -According to a recent news release on July 31, 2007, bail has been set at $250,000 for Towns County Sheriff Rudy Eller, facing a long list of charges in connection with a July 9 shooting in Hiawassee. More...

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

Larceny On July 31, Officer Lonnie Wade responded to the hospital parking lot in reference to a lost or stolen tag. Upon arrival, he met with the complainant, Loria Drake of Climax. Ms. More...

Public Safety Report

August 1 800C- Alarm, Hwy 91 N. • Alarm Main Street •Recovered cell phone August 2 800C- Traffic Stop x2 • Alarm, Main Street August 3 800 C- Traffic Stop x3, • Assist Trooper, 27 S. • Assist S.O., 91 N. More...

Living & Style

Miss Skeen, Mr. Hodges speak wedding vows

Amanda Leah Skeen and David Philip Hodges Jr. were united in marriage on July 14, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. at Rocky Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Williams officiating the ceremony. More...

McBroom, Pickle to marry

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

Kelly, Kale plan wedding

Stuart and Cindy Kelley of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Suzanne, to William Alfred Kale Jr., also of Bainbridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn W. Kelley of Bainbridge, the late Dempsey H. More...

Obituaries

EMMA CAROLYN SMITH TULLY

Mrs. Emma Carolyn Smith Tully, 75, went to be with her Savior on Friday, August 3, 2007, at the home where she had lived for 58 years. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 5, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. More...

JERALDINE JOHNSON ALLENDER

Mrs. Jeraldine Johnson Allender, age 74, of Donalsonville died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Allender was born August 19, 1932, in Philip, SD, to the late Jerrold and Hannah Bly Johnson. Mrs. More...

LORAY HERRING PERKINS

Mrs. Loray Herring Perkins, age 76, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, August 2, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Oakview Church of God with the Rev. M. Thomas Propes and Rev. Matthew T. More...

Health

Rabies exposure alert exposure to the rabies virus

Public health authorities are investigating possible human and animal exposures to a Hereford calf (red color with white head, brisket, and switch; see photo) diagnosed with rabies that participated in the 2007 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity Show fro More...

Nursing Home News

The Miller Nursing Home residents were happy to have the Holiness for Christ sharing with them on Saturday. Sunday we started off the morning with Sunday School, and the afternoon Bellview Free Will Baptist came to be with us. More...

Your health, your responsibility

Gaining and losing weight to become healthier depends, at the most basic level, on what and how much we eat, and how often we are physically active. More...