September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Public Servants Invited

The Colquitt United Methodist Church will host a Public Servants Recognition Sunday. It will be held Sunday, September 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Gator in the bank!

The call came in Friday, "Get down here to Ameris Bank with your camera. There is a gator in the bank." There are not many banks in this area, or the world, who can say that a giant alligator is in the lobby. More...

Community

Miss Southwest Georgia Peach Crowned

The third annual Miss Southwest Georgia Peach Pageant was held August 25, 200,7 at the Whigham School in Whigham, Georgia. Thirty-one ladies competed for the title of Baby, Teeny, Tiny, Little, Pre-Teen, Teen and Miss Southwest Georgia Peach. More...

"A Veteran"

"A veteran -- whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life. More...

Migratory bird hunting set

Early hunting seasons for some species of waterfowl will open soon announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). More...

Living & Style

Kirklands hold Family Reunion

For 46 years, the descendants of William and Callie Spooner Kirkland have met to reminisce, look at old picture albums, and welcome the new babies to the family. This year there were five additions to the family. More...

Lucy Hornsby turns 85

Lucy Lane Hornsby is a life-long resident of Seminole and Miller County. Mrs. Hornsby has lived on a farm all these years. Lucy's birthday was August 20.She was the wife of the late Plug Hornsby for 54 years. More...

Five generations

Mrs. Clemmie Williams, formerly of Colquitt, now residing in Dothan, Alabama, recently had the privilege of meeting her great-great-granddaughter Violet Herring of Crestview, Florida: (seated, L-R) Leslie Herring (mother of Violet), Mrs. More...

Obituaries

A. W. SMITH

Mr. A. W. Smith, age 87, of Donalsonville passed away at his residence on Friday, August 31, 2007. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 2, 2007, at 3:30 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Jakin with Rev. Fred Odom officiating. More...

PATRICIA LAWSON RICHARDSON

Mrs. Patrica Jean Richardson, 46, of Colquitt, passed away September 3, 2007 at her residence. The visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, 2007, from 7:00-9:00 PM, at Colquitt Funeral Home. More...

JAMES B. GRAHAM

Mr. James B. Graham, age 61, died Monday, August 24, 2007. Mr. Graham was born October 6, 1945, in Covington County, Alabama, to the late Millie Duncan and the late John D. Graham. He was a member of Faith Holiness. More...

Health

To avoid missing out, fuel up on breakfast

Bacon, eggs, biscuits, fruit, omelets, pancakes, turkeyand cheese sandwich -- one of those items doesn't make the typical breakfast list. More...

Test to ensure prostate health

Augusta, Ga. -- Two simple tests can help detect prostate cancer early, and may even save your life. 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...

Agriculture

Drought conditions worsen

Drought conditions across the state have drastically reduced diseases on landscape plants. But in their efforts to save parched and withering shrubs and trees, many Georgia homeowners have caused their plants' roots to rot. More...

SOWEGA Acadamy Awards

Celebrating Film Southern Style was really the headliner this Labor Day weekend as the second annual Jokara- Micheaux Film Festival got underway here in Southwest Georgia August 31-September 2. More...

UGA's Brandon Miller does good

Brandon Miller, a Miller County High School graduate and star football player, made Colquitt fans of the University of Georgia proud at the Bulldog first scheduled game of the season last Saturday. 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

'ENEMY IN DISGRACE'

When disaster pursued King Hezekiah of Judah, he responded much as we would - he went to work preparing to face the threat. More...

Public Safety

Public Safety Report

August 28 800S - Damage to property, Milford Street • Dispute, Bush Street 800F - 911 Hang-up, Wallace Drive • Disturbance, Milford Street August 29 800H - Unlock vehicle • Bus detail • Traffic stop • One arre More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Suspended License On August 29, 2007, OfficerHollis Smith was on patrol on Crawford St. when he observed a small child leaned up in the back seat of a Lincoln Town Car. More...

School & Sports

Warriors tame Wildcats

The SGA Warriors traveled over to Camilla Thursday, August 30, to kick off the 2007 football season. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

With age, the outlook changes

Regardless of how one feels about evolution, there's no denying its reality when it comes to certain stages of a man's existence. Outdoorsmen, for instance, are constantly evolving. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

BREAKFAST (Elementary) (Middle/High) Thursday September 6 Friday September 7 Monday September 10 Tuesday September 11 Wednesday September 12 LUNCH (Elementary) Thursday September 6 Friday September More...

Entertainment

Sounds like thinking kids

A young man was visiting his brother and sister-in-law for the holidays. As he arrived at their house, he found his young nephew, Timmy, helping them bake some cupcakes. After they were done, his sister-in-law allowed Timmy to put the icing on. More...

A real golf fanatic

Ed and Dorothy met while on vacation, and Ed fell head over heels in love with her. On the last night of his vacation, the two of them went to dinner and had a serious talk about how they would continue the relationship. More...

The atheist and the marine

An United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A few days in the sun, and a surprise homecoming

I told you about my first wife leaving me last week. She left me to go to the beach, her favorite place to be in this world. She is absolutely sure there will be beaches and oceans in Heaven. More...

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Sympathy For A Southern Sister State

Honorable Haley Barbour Governor of Mississippi Dear Governor Barbour, I can only imagine the horror you felt when you opened the papers recently to see the most scandalous piece of Mississippi news since Dec. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Savvy Senior Breakfast - Miller County Hospital, Thursday, September 6, 8:30 a.m. MCHS Pirate Football Game, Friday, September 7, 8:00 p.m. in Early County, Miller County vs. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, September 5 Birthdays: Hannah Bass, Terry McVey, Troy Mock, Stanley Daniels, Josh Phillips, Valerie Dykes Thursday, September 6 Birthdays: Clay Bell, Rodney Gretewell, Summer Williams, Jennifer Fudge Player, Merlene Grow, Tommy He More...