August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips' suit paid by county taxpayers

Taxes going up, up and away

It looks like the taxpayers will be footing the bill for the legal suit filed with Bobby E. Richardson Sr. against Frankie C. Phillips. More...

City election soon

Qualifying time ends Friday, August 31

According to a legal notice in this edition, the registered voters of the City of Colquitt will have the opportunity to elect a new mayor and two new councilmen in the upcoming city election or re-elect those now serving. More...

COLQUITT WEATHER GUESS

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

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Community

Swamp Gravy Celebrates 15th Season

The longest road is the one leading home. More...

85th birthday celebrated

Ruth Sheffield Smith celebrated her 85th birthday Friday, August 10, 2007 with her daughters, Karen Kimbrel, Helen Turner, and Marilyn Sowell, at Red Lobster in Dothan, AL. Pictured above are Ruth and A. W. More...

Two moons on August 27 a hoax

Last week, we published a news release about seeing two moons at 12:00 am. According to a follow-up release, it is a hoax. We put enough truth in this newspaper to make folks mad at us. More...

School & Sports

GED graduation ceremony held

The 2006-2007 GED Recognition Ceremony was held at the Bainbridge High School Coliseum on July 26, 2007. Fifty-six GED diploma recipients from Decatur County, Early County, Miller County, and Seminole County participated in the ceremony. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Noodlin'? Can't help ya

Friend and brother scribbler Tom Seegmueller called the other day seeking my assistance. He was having trouble locating a live source of information for a story he was thinking of writing. More...

MCHS Lady Pirates fast-pitch

On a very hot and humid Tuesday afternoon, August 14th, the Miller County Lady Pirates started their season at Spring Creek Park under the coaching ability of the dynamic duo of Head Coach Richard Prescott and Assistant Coach Renza Israel. More...

Obituaries

JACQUELYN PATRICIA GORDON

Mrs. Jacquelyn Patricia Gordon, 64, of Bainbridge, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2007, in Thomasville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, at Gordon Cemetery with Rev. LeLand Watson officiating. Mrs. More...

PAUL RAYMOND DICKERSON

Mr. Paul Raymond "Ray" Dickerson, age 66, of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Memorial services for Mr. Dickerson were held on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. More...

DOROTHY "DOT" DRINKWATER POLLOCK

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Drinkwater Pollock, age 84, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Poppell and Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

"The Blessed" from Albany was here on Saturday to share with us. Sunday, First Baptist Church had Sunday School; then in the afternoon Kimbrel's Chapel shared with us. Monday morning, we began our week off with a Bible study. More...

Healthy body, healthy eyes

Augusta, Ga. -- Did you know that your pediatrician can be essential in detecting eye problems in your child? Most parents don't. More...

Residents urged to stay in the cool as temperatures heat up

Heat wave may cause serious illness and respiratory problems

ATLANTA (GA) - Each year heat causes about 400 deaths across the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Grand Jury meets, but-

The Miller County Grand Jury was drawn and in session Monday, August 20, with several cases that made state and national news when the Miller County Liberal editor, Terry Toole, was attacked and two other employees and Toole's 93-year-old mothe More...

Pre-season football opens Thursday

It's that time of the year again when fall sports kick off, and the smell of grass, dirt, and sweat are combined into one. More...

BOE chair sets standards for Pre-K teachers

Even though Miller County Board of Education Chairman Leroy Bush didn't want at least part of the meeting reported in the newspaper, the public has a right to know what happens. More...

Religion

God explained

This was written by an 8-yearold named Danny Hutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to "explain God." I wonder if any of us could have done as well ? More...

'THE SELFISHNESS OF SIN'

Whether we want to admit it or not, many of the things we do can have a strong effect on others. We are told that secondhand smoke poses a potentially unhealthy threat to all those who are exposed to it. More...

The Message of a Flat Tire Part 2

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1). Nothing in the world can get to you worse than a flat tire during the "dog days" of summer. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Suspended License On August 15, 2007, OfficerDan Stone was on patrol when he observed a red in color Volkswagen bug driven by a white female he knew had suspended license. More...

Public Safety Report

8/12/07 799G - Speak with subject by phone • Cows out, Hwy. 45 S. 8/14/07 800S - Speak with subject, Hwy. 45 North • Two gas drive-off, Crawford St. • One traffic stop, Crawford St. More...

Entertainment

A Baptist Cowboy

A cowboy, who is visiting Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. More...

Grouchy

When I went to get my driver's license renewed, our local Motor Vehicle Bureau was packed. The line inched along for almost an hour until the man ahead of me finally got his license. More...

Two drops

A lady went to the bar on a cruise ship, and ordered a Scotch, with two drops of water. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Dirty Harry would be proud

This week seems to be setting up for a steam winder, but that seems to be the norm for the past weeks and months. More...

Cartoon

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In the Heat of the Night

Yeah, it's hot. Bad hot. But it's not that hot yet. The thermometer has toyed with the century mark recently, but we haven't seen the hottest day of the year yet. Not even close. Take my word for it. More...

Calendar

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, AUGUST 22 Birthdays: Paul Bridges, Carole Sue Bailey, Mickael Sanders, Todd McVey, Jean Trice, Steven Richardson, Susan Wade, Kimberly Duncan, Krystal Fountain, Sam Whittaker, Leah Newberry McMillan; Anniversaries: More...