August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

COC meeting tells what's going on and what to look for in future

At a recent First Friday Breakfast Miller County Chamber of Commerce meeting, Veryl Cockey welcomed a large crowd and asked Dr. Carl Marshal to lead in a prayer to bless the meeting and the food. Announcements were made, and Georgia Power Co. 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

41st Annual Tabb Reunion held

The Tabb Reunion was held July 7-8, 2007, at the American Legion Gerald Grow Post #165 at 148 West Street in Colquitt. The families of Samuel Langley Tabb, Troupe Tabb, and Thomas M. Tabb attended. Reunion president, Mike Tabb Sr. presided. More...

New Life holds personality pageant

The first through third grade girls at The New Life Learning Center held their first annual Personality Pageant on Friday, July 27, 2007. More...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Now Open, Mayhaw Laundromat - Wednesday, August 1; open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Summer Nights of August - Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church, August 19, 6:00 p.m. Revival - Flat Creek Baptist Church, beginning August 19, 7:00 p.m. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Missing Tag On August 6, 2007, Amy Stovall called and advised that she had a missing tag on a 2004 Intl. The tag appeared to have fallen off. OfficerHollis Smith was the reporting officer. More...

Public Safety Report

August 6 799 F - Adkinson Rd, Unlock vehicle • Avenue Rd, Serve papers • Brinson Rd., Serve papers August 8 800 F - Suspicious vehicle 800 K - College Street, Items in road August 9 800 F - Grow St., Investigate suspicious More...

Living & Style

Burke, George to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Burke of Donalsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Marie Burke, to Douglas A. George II, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barfield of Ft. Gaines, Douglas A. George I and Sylvia Grimsley of Colquitt. More...

Happy 40th Anniversary

Ronnie and Mabel Shiver celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, August 12, 2007. The couple was married on August 12, 1967, at South Mt. Zion Church. They have two children, Les and Carla, and three grandchildren. More...

"Every good and perfect gift is from above..." (James 1:17)

Eric and Heather Hall of Colquitt are proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Jack Mercer Hall. Jack Mercer was born Monday, July 16, 2007, at John D. Archbold Hospital in Thomasville. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM THOMAS CLAYTON 'CLAY' NIX JR.

Mr. William Thomas Clayton "Clay" Nix Jr., age 49, of Crawfordville, FL, died Saturday, August 4, 2007, in Bristol, FL. Mr. Nix was born October 29, 1957, in Decatur County. He was an auto parts salesman and was of the Baptist faith. More...

MINNIE PEARL DYKES

Mrs. Minnie Pearl Dykes, 73, of Dawson passed away August 7, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Notchaway Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

MRS. HATTIE RUTH WILLIAMS CLEMMONS

Mrs. Hattie Clemmons of Atlanta passed away July 30, 2007, at Crawford Long Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services were held Friday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Health

Tick related disease potential problem

When outdoors this summer or fall, it is important to be on the look out for ticks, those small pests that continue to cause disease around the world. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents were happy to have Rev. Richard Wright with us on Saturday afternoon. Sunday School was given on Sunday morning by the First Baptist Church, also in the afternoon Colquitt UMC provided a service. More...

STROKE...Think Fast!

It's a myth that strokes only hit the elderly: 25% occur in people younger than 65. If you think you or someone you are with might be having a stroke, use this checklist, fast. FACE: Is it numb? Does the smile suddenly sag or droop on one side? More...

Raines chosen MVP of World Series

Will Raines, son of Caroline Raines of Colquitt and Bill Raines of Smithville, was recently named the Most Valuable Player of The USSSA 17-U World Series. Will is also the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. More...

Soybean seed recovered

On August 9, Chief Investigator Ben Nix of the Miller County Sheriff's office received information that one of Greg Calhoun's employees who goes by the name of Donice was planning to steal some of Mr. More...

Home Invasion

On July 27, 2007, the Miller County Sheriff's office received a call that a home invasion had occurred at 6 Shepard Hall Road in Miller County. Deputy Brad Cox responded to the call and arrived within minutes of the call being made. More...

Large corn spill

Eldorendo - A call came into the Miller County Liberal officeconcerning a large corn spill Wednesday, August 8. More...

Religion

Be strong

"Be men (and women) of courage; be strong. " (1 Corinthians 16:13) Never pray for an easier life- --pray to be a stronger person! Never pray for tasks equal to our power---pray for power equal to your tasks. More...

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?

The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. More...

CHOICES THAT MATTER

I had the privilege of going to college with people who are now serving in various ministries all over the world. I rarely hear from any of them anymore, but I spoke with two of them in recent weeks. More...

School & Sports

Pre-K class 'rocks' at MCES

Miss Melissa Whitley and Miss Melva Perkin's pre-kindergarten class was "Rockin into Pre-K" Friday, August 10, as the class enjoyed their sock hop. More...

Grimsley gives speech on scoliosis at New Life Learning Center

Rachel Grimsley gave a speech on scoliosis awareness to Miss Lesley and Miss Lillie's first grade class at the New Life Learning Center. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. More...

Seminole Ramlins

DNR out of Waycross say they have shocked up and removed over 12,000 flathead catfish; that relates to over 36,000 pounds of catfish meat. This is being done on the Satilla River; they say they were illegally put there in '96. More...

Entertainment

Gifts from your husband

A husband walks into Victoria's Secret to purchase a sheer negligee for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price. More...

Two moons on August 27!

The Whole World is waiting for August 27. Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. More...

Just bethankful

I am thankful: For the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight because she is home with me, and not out with someone else. For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What a week -

It has been an interesting week as well as being one of the hottest recorded since records have been kept. Along with some wonderful showers in spots, we saw temperatures in the triple digits most of last week. More...

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A little explaining is due

In a front page article in the Albany Herald last Saturday, J.D. Sumner wrote his findings on cases going to the Miller County Grand Jury next Monday. The writer told about two cases going to the Grand Jury. More...

Agriculture

Chambliss-Isakson-Kingston announce disaster declaration

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Ranking Republican Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-01) announced that U.S. More...