November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Twister-like winds damage several areas

Damaging lightning and high winds came with a storm front that also brought some much needed moisture to this area last Monday. More...

Mattie's story: a real trooper

Little Mattie Caroline Joyner was born on December 2, 2005. Like any other parents, Mattie's were no different. They were elated with the arrival of their third daughter. More...

Community

'Buyer beware' Gift cards could cost more

Gift cards are convenient and popular. Many people see them as the next best thing to cash. But before you buy or use a gift card, a University of Georgia financial expert has a warning: read the fine print. More...

Victoria Henley makes her debut

Victoria Henley of Colquitt will make her debut November 30, 2007 in Quincy, Florida, as Eliza, Interpreter, and Phr Alack in The King and I. The show will be held at the Quincy Music Theatre, which is an experience in itself. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Breakfast with Santa The annual Breakfast with Santa at the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be held Saturday, December 8. Registration for children ages 2 -5 is already underway for the two morning seatings. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

More Than Props and Trappings

Until recently, I've never consciously taken the time to just sit down and think about how much outdoors equipment I own. I purposely avoided doing so, believing I might become quite peeved with myself or, at worst, slip into a deep depression. More...

Seminole Ramlins

I hate I missed eatin' the chitlins at Swine Time this weekend. I usually eat 24 inches of hawg intestines that have been boiled and are right delicious. We have had a great week here on Seminole. More...

Pirates bow out to Patriots

The second round of the state play-offs for the Miller County Pirates was held in Rochelle as they fell to the Wilcox County Patriots, 25-0. A great crowd of Pirate fans made the trip and gave their support tremendously. More...

Obituaries

LOIS PEACE

Mrs. Lois Peace, age 95, of Colquitt died Sunday, November 25, 2007, at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Peace was born July 29, 1912, in Mitchell County. She was a homemaker and a member of Milford Methodist Church. More...

ERLENE HEARD

Mrs. Erlene Heard, 79, of Colquitt passed away Sunday, November 25, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Rollin Rathel and Rev. More...

WILLIE JAMES "PUSHUP" JOHNSON

Mr. Willie James "Pushup" Stromer Johnson, age 50, of Colquitt passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2007, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 25, at 2:00 p.m. at New Salem Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

The Nursing Home is gearing up for the holidays. We have had our Thanksgiving, and now we are ready to start celebrating Christmas. This is an exciting time for all of the residents. More...

Post-holiday dieting not a good idea

You stuff yourself during the holidays, then starve yourself to shed all the pounds you've gained. If two wrongs made a right, you'd be healthy and wise. But they don't, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Controlling cholesterol safely

Between 10 and 15 billion dollars a year is being spent in America on prescription drugs to control high cholesterol. Yet, death and disability from heart attacks continue to rise. More...

'Love Lights a Tree' Dec. 10

The Miller County Unit of the American Cancer Society's annual "Love Lights a Tree" service will be held Monday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. on the courthouse square. The Rev. More...

Emergency services purchase mobile command unit

The emergency services of Colquitt/Miller County now have a mobile command center to utilize in the event of emergencies and/or natural disasters. More...

Fatalities higher than predicted

According to a recent release by the Georgia State Patrol, there was higher-than-expected number of traffic fatalities on Georgia highways and roads over the long Thanksgiving holiday travel period. More...

Religion

Choir Anniversary to be held

Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church will be celebrating its choir anniversary on Sunday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m. We are asking all choirs, churches, and everyone in the community to come out and help us lift up the name of Jesus. More...

'Courage To Face The Discouraging'

There is no shortage of examples of the awesome nature of God in Scripture. What is absolutely amazing is the truth that He is the same today as He was when the holy pages were recorded. More...

Hezekiah's prayer-------

When Sennacherib the king of Assyria invaded Judea (2 Kings 18 & 19), he sent a letter to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem, boasting that the Assyrian army was invincible and asserting that the God of Israel was no god at all. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Larceny On November 23, 2007, OfficerGreg Richey responded to Crawford Street in reference to a gas drive-off. Upon arriving, OfficerRichey spoke to Melissa Williams, the clerk, concerning the incident. More...

Public Safety Report

November 20 800F- Suspicious person, Crawford and Brooks • Medical, Brooks Still Road • Assist motorist, Brooks Still Road • Suspicious person, Crawford and 4th Street 799R- Disturbance, Bellview Road • Traffic stop, Be More...

Living & Style

Wonderful Wedding Tips

If you want to create a wedding to remember, say "I do" to the advice of the person who created dream weddings for clients such as Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Heidi Klum and Seal, and Trista and Ryan from "The Bachelorette. More...

SW GA Cotton queens crowned

(Front row, L-R): Tiny Miss, Mollie Meredith of Whigham; Little Miss, Harley Shiver of Colquitt; Young Miss, Sawyer Hall of Bainbridge; Miss SWGA Hospitality, Natalie Eakin of Bainbridge; (back row) Jr. More...

Safety tips for decorating during the holidays

With more than 32 million homes decorating real Christmas trees this season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), there is no doubt that this holiday season will bring cheer. More...

Opinion

Just Cause----------------

Awhile back, our dog suddenly began barking almost every night around 3 a.m. Irritated and sleepy, my husband, Larry, searched the back yard for what might have disturbed this otherwise peaceful animal. For three days, he found nothing amiss. More...

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The Lord works in many wonderful ways

It was a grand Thanksgiving. As I said recently, I think back sometimes more than I look forward. That is not what we should do. For more Thanksgivings than I can remember, I was never at home for that wonderful dinner that was prepared. More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting - Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Annual Toys for Tots Gospel Sing - Flat Creek Baptist Church Saturday December 1, 7:00 p.m. More...