October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt electrician wins a million

Tony Richardson, a Colquitt electrician, is wired over winning the lottery. Richardson, 34, won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game $300 Million Gold Rush. More...

Pine Wood Apartments holds ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held Wednesday, September 26, for Colquitt's newest multifamily rental complex - Pine Woods Apartments by the Community Development and support. More...

Community

COC partners with Georgia Tech to enhance the entrepreneurial friendly culture

A recent project to further entrepreneurship in Colquitt- Miller County, already a state designated "entrepreneurfriendly community," has produced several key action steps for local leaders seeking to grow the county's economic base. More...

110 years with experience to spare

At the risk of being accused of working my help too long, we show that "experience is the best teacher." This is truly a family newspaper, one of the few that is left in this nation. More...

Albany State University Info Session Set at Bainbridge College

Albany State University (ASU) representatives will be at Bainbridge College (BC) Main Campus 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9 for anyone interested in the ASU Criminal Justice or the Early Childhood Education programs. More...

Public Safety

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sheriff's deputies search for a suspect in a burglary investigation early Sunday led them to uncover a meth lab hidden inside a bedroom closet, an investigator said. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Accident On September 25, 2007 Mr. Donald Middleton of Colquitt was traveling east on Cooktown Road when a deer ran into the roadway, striking the front of the vehicle. There was moderate damage to the vehicle. More...

Public Safety Report

September 24 799R - Speak with subject, Shepard Hall Rd. • Domestic, Kelly Rd. • Reckless driver, Hwy. 45 S. • Goats in road, Hwy. 45 S. • Traffic stop, Hwy. 91 N. • Assist EMS, Tower Rd. More...

Living & Style

LIBRARY NEWS

Free Computer Classes Do you want to learn how to use a computer? The James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be offering free introductory computer classes October 16- 18. More...

Brown, Vinson wed

On September 25, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. Amy Vinson and Chad Brown exchanged wedding vows with friends and family at the Willows in Donalsonville, with the reception following the ceremony. After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Panama City, FL. More...

It's a boy!

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Nunnery would like to announce the birth of their son, William Reid Nunnery. Will was born on July 19, 2007, at the Donalsonville Hospital Women and Children's Center. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

TheMiller Nursing Home had a week full of activities. The residents enjoyed Grandma's Attic by Mrs. Jane Wiggins and also enjoyed David Bracewell on Thursday. On Friday the residents talked about the good old day. More...

STROKE: Remember the Three Letters Plus the Tongue

STROKE IDENTIFICATION: My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word, I agreed. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously. More...

How to survive a heart attack

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m., and you're driving home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS ______________________________

Community Prayer Meeting - Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Womble Family Reunion - Saturday, October 6, Flat Creek Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m. fellowship; 12:30 p.m. More...

Pirates scalp Indians, 16-13

There was a beautiful harvest moon up in the sky before game time. Could that have been a sign for the Indians that the Pirates was on their way? More...

Meth lab found, arrests made

On September 25, 2007, at 1:30 a.m., the Miller County Sheriff's Office seized a meth lab located at 68 Clyde Cook Road in Miller County. More...

Swamp Gravy opens 15th season

The longest road is the one leading home. Take the road home to Cotton Hall as Swamp Gravy celebrates its 15th season with Swamp Gravy: Reunion. More...

Religion

Bible vs. cell phone

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What if we flipped through it several times a day? More...

'Mallory's Quarter'

Little girls like gifts. The price tag is not a factor - they get interested in that a few years down the road. The delight in their little eyes when given the most simple and inexpensive gift is priceless. More...

Are you hiding from God?

I remember the hot summer when we discovered ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of the cooler at the corner store. They were 10 cents apiece, a lot of money back then. More...

School & Sports

Bainbridge College Students Help Save a Life: Lessons Put to the Test

What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend evening at a south Georgia restaurant turned into a practical application of classwork when two Bainbridge College (BC) students responded after their friend said he felt faint and then lost consciousness. More...

Marching Pirates Perform at Troy

On Saturday, September 29, the Miller County Marching Pirates traveled to Troy State University to participate in TSU's annual "Trojan Band/Spirit Day. More...

HOSA elects officers

The Miller County HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter held elections for officers on Wednesday, September 12. More...

Obituaries

JULIA B. GAY

Mrs. Julia B. Gay, 93, of Colquitt, passed away September 24, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Mills officiating. More...

BARBARA FRAZIER

Mrs. Barbara Frazier, age 75, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007, at the Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Bentley Baptist Church in Dry Prong, LA, with Rev. More...

NETTIE RUTH AVERY PARISH

Mrs. Nettie Ruth Avery Parish, age 78, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Funeral services were held Friday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Vada with Rev. Bennie Cumbie officiating. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I'm still here, and haven't given up -

I've been asked if I've given up on arrests for shooting up the newspaper office and the classroom next door. The answer is unequivocally, no! More...

Political Cartoon

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Almost Up In Smoke

As jewelry goes, it wasn't much. As a status symbol, it was priceless. For me and a few hundred close friends, the Tuesday after Labor Day marked the beginning of our last year of high school. More...