January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia General Assembly back in session

Tough issues face lawmakers

The legislators from all over Georgia returned to the State Capitol in Atlanta last Monday to begin the 2008 session of the Georgia General Assembly. More...

Community

Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce announces Annual Meeting

At the January 14 meeting of the Board of Directors, Dr. More...

The Georgia Girls' Choir holds first Christmas concert

The Georgia Girls' Choir is pictured at the Tarrer Inn prior to their first Christmas concert which was held December 20 at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church. More...

Ingram Named Offensive Line Coach at Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. Naval Academy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced Friday that Ashley Ingram has joined the coaching staff as an offensive line coach and will be responsible for coaching the center and guards. More...

School & Sports

Winter Pig Classic Jackpot show

This past Friday, 17 Miller County hog show exhibitors tried their luck with 36 hog entries in the largest Winter Pig Classic Jackpot Show ever held in Perry. More...

FFA News

Howdy, FFA member! Hope everyone has had a great holiday break these past few weeks. We are selling beef sticks again for $1.00. More...

MC Football team wins second place

The Miller County Pirates 11-12-year-old football team came in second place in the North Division and third place overall in the Tri-State Youth Football League held recently in Cottondale, FL. More...

Obituaries

Milton Wiley Dean

Mr. Milton Wiley Dean, 59, of Douglas, formerly of Colquitt, died January 7, 2008, in Douglas. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at SheffieldFuneral Chapel with interment in Harmony Church cemetery. Rev. Rollin Rathel officiated. More...

Joan Douglas

Ms. Joan Douglas, age 52, of Colquitt passed away Monday, January 7, 2008. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church with interment at Flynn Cemetery. Rev. Willie Boatman, Sr. and Rev. More...

Veronica Toni Haire

Mrs. Veronica Toni Haire, 51, of Colquitt passed away Sunday, January 6, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Cotton Hall Theatre with the Rev. James Wooten officiating, along with Rev. A. More...

Health

Pap test important tool for detecting cervical cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Miller County Health Department is observing it by reminding women of the importance of having a Pap test, which can detect changes in the cervix that can be treated before they become cancer. More...

Healthy Nutrition for Older People

As you grow older, getting a nutritionally rich diet becomes even more important. A healthy eating plan can never be outgrown. No matter at what stage of life you may be in, healthy nutrition is vitally important. More...

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR BLOOD!

Type O and Type B donors urged to donate

ALBANY- Less than two weeks into the new year, the American Red Cross has a severe shortage of several blood types. More...

$2 billion coal power plant gets approval, maybe

The members and guests of the Colquitt/Miller Co. More...

Water, water everywhere

Who would have believed that this scene, just above the Spring Creek Bridge inside the Colquitt city limits would look like this on Tuesday, January 15, 2008? More...

CPD promotes officers

Chief of Police Scott Worsley recently announced the Colquitt Police Department promotions. The promotions were effective December 27, 2007. Lonnie Wade was promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. More...

Religion

'Carry These With You'

Inspiration

In our travels over the years, Gale and I have found that there are a few things that we should carry along to make conditions away from home more convenient. More...

Making the most of your time

"To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven" (Eccl. 3:1). Those words still ring loudly and clearly three millennia later. More...

Seeds of the sower

An artist had an etching of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in his New York Studio. Even though he straightened it every morning, it was always crooked. One day he mentioned it to the janitress. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Accident On January 8, 2008, Ms. Cheryl I. Ison of Tallahassee, FL, was traveling west on Pine Street. Ms. Ison stated that she stopped at the stop sign at Pine Street and First Street but thought it was a four-way stop. More...

Public Safety Report

January 8 800H - Unlock vehicle • Speak with subject 800C - Break-in, Grow Street • Wreck, First Street and Pine Street • Traffic stops • Speak with officer, Taylor Street • Unwanted person, More...

Living & Style

Stavely, Sheffield engaged to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Stavely of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Rebecca Stavely of Bainbridge, to Ernie Michael Sheffield of Colquitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Sheffieldof Colquitt. More...

Library News

Holiday Closing The Miller County James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, at 11:30 am. More...

Cobb, Durel to speak vows

Mr. James William Cobb of Colquitt and Ms. DaAnne Blanchard Watson of Gainesville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anne Elizabeth, to Anthony Richard Durel, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The states of North Georgia and South Georgia

I read a column recently that really makes a lot of sense in some areas. It was written by a former columnist in the Liberal for a long time. We seldom agreed on everything, but he got too Atlanta-oriented, so I dropped him. More...

Cartoon

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New Year off to a Strange Start

It didn't take long for 2008 to take a turn for the wacky. Before the first full moon arrived, strange things and strange people were popping up like prom-night zits. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting - Yesterday's Diner, Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. Baptist Men's Day - Flat Creek Baptist Church, Sun., Jan. 27, 11:00 a.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, January 16 Birthdays: Tim Ray, Janice Smith, Sonia Stafford Holt, Jeremy Peterson, Faye Bush, Bonnie Houston, Calista Turner, Martha Widner, Amber Sheffield,Martha Cobb, Melvin Herring, Eloise Holt George, More...