August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sawyer Brown Band to highlightfilm festival

Blakely - The Court Square in Blakely will be the place to be Saturday, September 1, when performances by the Sawyer Brown country band and Ronnie Robinson and the Legend Band will highlight a day full of entertainment and fun activities. More...

A full curl makes it better

Leigh Henn and her guide and boyfriend, Jason Stanton, were hiking in the Chugach Mountain Range in Alaska and had been hiking for about six hours, some of the time crawling on their stomachs when Leigh spotted this full curl Dall Sheep, More...

Community

Whitley named lead mentor teacher

Melissa K. Whitley has been nominated lead mentor teacher for Miller County Elementary School for the year 2007-2008. She will begin her training in January at Georgia State University in Atlanta. More...

Health Department's new open appointment system offers patients a choice

Beginning Tuesday, September 4, patients can call the health department between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to get an appointment that day, said Miller County Health Department Director Alida Ward. More...

City of Colquitt Happenings

This week I will discuss the water meter change-out program occurring throughout the City. During the last three months, the City of Colquitt's contractor has been performing a complete meter change-out of all water meters within the City. More...

School & Sports

MCHS Pirates win pre-season game

Miller County Pirates' Head Football Coach Frank Killingsworth, Assistant Coaches Jason Houston, Nate George, and Dick Griffin have been working diligently with our Mighty Pirates. The numbers are small, but their hearts are big. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

'Dead deer show' not very productive

I spent a couple days last weekend manning a booth at one of those big outdoor expos, the kind my buddy George calls a "Dead Deer Show." I'd been invited free of charge, along with some other outdoor writers, to sit and schmooze with the paid atten More...

Bainbridge College Announces Summer '07 Deans' & Honors Lists

Miller Area Students Earn Academic Recognition

Miller County area students at Bainbridge College (BC) were among those who earned the distinction of being named to the Dean's List and those named to the Honors List for Summer Semester 2007, according to Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. More...

Entertainment

A Fairy Tale

One day, long, long ago, there was this woman who surprisingly, did not whine, nag or grip........ But then this was a long time ago..... More...

Ethnic joke

A Mexican family crosses the border to the Land of Milk and Honey where the streets are paved with gold. But the husband can findno work. More...

What color are you?

This was written by a black gentleman in Texas : When I was born, I was black, When I grew up, I was black, When I went in the sun, I stayed black, When I got cold, I was black, When I was scared, I was black, When I was sick, I was black More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Now is the time

A citizen came into the office last week to check to see if I remembered something back in 1998. I was quick to admit that I didn't, but if I went to the incident, I would probably have some record of it. More...

Grand Jury on embracery

Editor's note: The following laws concerning tampering with a grand jury member was furnished by Chief Judge of Pataula Circuit when he furnished me with a list of the names chosen that may be selected for the More...

An Open Letter to the Arab-American Community - Part 1

The newspaper stated the other day that some Muslim doctor is complaining we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane. I've been trying to say this since 9-11, but truly, you worry me. More...

Agriculture

Ways to utilize abandoned crops

Cotton and peanut crops that may be abandoned can be utilized by beef cattle producers in several ways. More...

USDA announces sign-up for livestock and disaster programs

Three new ad hoc disaster programs will soon be available to assist farmers and ranchers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters in recent years, announced Susan Dykes Holmes, State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

MCHS Pirate Football Game, Friday, August 31, 8:00 p.m. Pirate Stadium, Miller County vs. Irwin County Community Prayer Meeting - Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, AUGUST 29 Birthdays: Hannah Cox, Becky Bodrey, Jennifer Bodrey, Josh Whitaker, Mandy Worsley, Ricky Carpenter, Erick Whitaker, Harry Davis, Steve Cross, Nicky Clarke, Rhonda Wilkin Moulder, Jill Brown, Les Shiver, Callie Mae Maddox, More...

Indian gets a facelift

Back in the early 1970s, a young man pulled into Colquitt on his van with a question about a large red oak tree standing on the corner of College and Milford streets, just off of U.S. Highway 27. More...

Grand Jury finds 110 True Bills

In the 2007 August term of the Miller County Grand Jury calendar, the following charges were made: Demetrius Q. 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...

Richardson receives Key award

Lion President Ben Clenney asked Lion Bobby Richardson Sr. to come before the Colquitt Lions Club at the last regular meeting on Wednesday, August 15. More...

Religion

'SHALLOW QUESTION, DEEP ANSWER'

There might be a shortage of some things around our house, but questions are not on that list. With two granddaughters growing rapidly and observing their surroundings carefully, Papa has countless opportunities to share his wisdom. More...

Donation

Father O'Malley answers the phone. "Hello, is this Father O'Malley?" "It is." "This is the IRS. More...

The Message of a Flat Tire, Part 3

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) How quickly our lives come to a screeching halt when we have a flat tire! More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Disorderly Conduct On August 25, 2007, Chris Medina responded to 4th Street in reference to a disorderly person. Eddie Lee Grant, 62, of Colquitt was charged with disorderly conduct. On August 21, 2007, Chris Medina was dispatched to N. More...

Public Safety Report

August 22 800 F- Suspicious Person, College and Cuthbert St. August 24 800 E- Suspicious Person • Open door at old theatre • Escort 800 C - Traffic Stops x 4 • Escort • Speak with officer• Found keys More...

Living & Style

Smith, Coggins to wed

The families of Laura Elizabeth Smith and Jason Robert Coggins proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda K. Smith and the late David W. Smith of Blakely. More...

Hudson, Roberts to marry

Latesa Monique Hudson and Tavis Tacree Roberts are very happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. More...

Welcome, Landon Trace Ogletree

Mr. and Mrs. Carey Moye proudly announce the birth of their second grandson, Landon Trace Ogletree. Trace was born Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Donalsonville Women's Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Obituaries

KENNETH LEE EIDSON

Kenneth Lee Eidson, 25, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2007, in Bainbridge. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 27, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Harden officiating. Interment was private. Mr. More...

WANDA SUE MASIAS

Wanda Sue Masias, 54, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2007, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating. More...

J. FRANK STEADHAM

Mr. J. Frank Steadham, 98, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, August 24, 2007, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 27, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Edmond Long and Dr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Saturday the residents enjoyed spending time with their families for Family Day. Also on Saturday the Spirit Filled Temple came to share with them. More...

Treatable, Little Known Condition Often Confused With Alzheimer's

(NAPSI)-Over a period of nine years, Bob Fowler, 75, a former chairman of a Dallas oil company, went from being a man who could run a multimillion-dollar company to someone who couldn't think clearly or walk without falling. More...

Number one Killer in Georgia

ATLANTA (GA) - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Georgia, accounting for onethird of deaths in the state. More...