October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

I've got angels watching over me'

One of Miller County's former residents has made People magazine's October issue. Brad Grimsley M.D., formally a resident of Colquitt, made the news recently. More...

Community

NFPA suggests Halloween safety tips to avoid fires

Halloween is one of the top fivedays for candle fires. More...

Courtney Potter wins first place in Reading Contest

The local PBS stations sponsors the Reading Rainbow contest each year in Courtney's hometown of Springfield, MO. In March 2007, Courtney entered her story, The Princess and the Pie, in the kindergarten division of the contest. More...

Proudly They Serve

Air Force Airman Quenteris O. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

School & Sports

BACK ROADS AND BOBTAILS

Inspired By The Youth Of Old Age

I recently read a little quip in a small volume of inspirational witticisms which stated that one's forties are the old age of youth while one's fifties constitute the youth of old age. If there's any truth in that, at 55, I'm a teenager again. More...

Harvey's Golf Classic to be held Thursday

The Eleventh Annual Harvey's Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Stone Creek Country Club located in Valdosta, GA. The partnership between the J. H. More...

First State Bank celebrates Peanut Bank Week

During the week of October 15-19, First State Bank celebrated Georgia Peanut Bank Week with several special activities. Georgia is one of the states leading our nation in peanut production. More...

Opinion

Why men do not write advice columns

Dear Walter: I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Ya'll Come!

Since most of us in the officewill be going to court this week, I'll possibly have something more interesting to write about next week, but not as important. More...

Has illegal been redefined

"Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. More...

Local teen chosen to represent GA at Miss Jr. Teen Pageant

Rachel Elizabeth Grimsley, daughter of Felix and Tammy Grimsley of Colquitt has been selected to represent the state of Georgia at Miss Jr. More...

TASER classes held in Colquitt

Approximately 30 police and sheriff officers received basic and recertification TASER training at the Miller County Courtroom Monday morning, October 22. More...

MCHS announces homecoming court

The following girls have been chosen to represent Miller County High School on the 2007-2008 homecoming court. These girls will be presented at half time of the Miller County/ Pelham football game on Friday, October 26th. More...

Religion

Inspiration

"Jaleah Challenges Anna Beth"

As though two grandchildren are not enough at our house, we carried a couple of the church kids home with us the other day- a five year old boy and a two year old girl. We had one lively scene! More...

Public Safety

•••Water running out•••

State of Emergency Declared in Georgia - Water Running Out - Georgia Governor attacks Fed Bureaucracy - Climatic Factors and Delayed Government Reaction to Blame - Katrina Redux Governor's Declaration Risk Assessment: More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Shoplifting On October 16, 2007 OfficerKenneth Kirkland responded to Crawford Street in reference to possible shoplifting. More...

Public Safety Report

October 18 799R - Wreck, Phillipsburg Rd. • Assist motorist, Hwy 27N. • Assist Police Department • Traffic control, Phillipsburg Rd. • Assist EMS, Hwy 91N • Accident, Babcock Rd. 800F - Medical, Dancer St. More...

Living & Style

Beyond the applause, the rest of the story

This is an open Thank You Letter to the great people of Colquitt. And all over the world who have encouraged me every step of the way during my long journey since enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. More...

Obituaries

BROTHER BILLY B. MOTEN

Mr. Billy B. Moten, age 53, of Colquitt passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Beulah A.M.E. More...

LORENE WALDEN VONIER

Mrs. Lorene Walden Vonier, 81, of Bainbridge, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2007 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Herriman officiating. More...

JAMES S. "BUCK SHOT" HARRISON JR.

Mr. James S. "Buck Shot Harrison Jr., age 59, of Climax, passed away Friday, October 12, 2007. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Thad Marshall and Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

This past week the residents enjoyed the birthday party given by the Colquitt United Methodist Church. They also celebrated National Popcorn Month. The residents enjoyed Brother James Judkins on Friday. More...

Mammograms in women under forty

The American College of Physicians has recommended women in their 40s consult with their doctors before undergoing routine annual mammography screening. More...

Take Steps Now To Prevent High Blood Pressure

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Normal blood pressure now doesn't mean you won't have a problem later. In fact, even a healthy person with a normal blood pressure at age 55 has a 90 percent lifetime risk of developing hypertension. More...