January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Stolen property cases solved

According to reports by the Miller County Sheriff's Department, on January 15, 2008, Tommy Widner reported that someone had stolen scrap iron, tractor parts, and a trailer from his property on White's Bridge Road. Sheriff's Investigator, B. J. More...

Community

Three Notch EMC wins in Shingler case

Civil Action case 06-0284, in which Leon Ted Shingler and Paula Shingler were suing Three Notch EMC for damages they claim Ted suffered as a result of a fishing trip in Drakes Lake near Lake Seminole on July 23, 2005, ended just before 3 p.m. More...

Gas spill at Kangaroo could have been bad

On Wednesday, January 16, the 911 dispatcher received a call of a gas spill at the Kangaroo store on Highway 27 South. The Miller County EMS, firedepartment, police and sheriff's unit responded to the call. More...

New pecan offers big nuts, disease resistance

Backyard pecan growers can't effectively use fungicides to fight diseases in their trees. They must grow varieties with disease resistance. A new one provides protection and a big nut, too. More...

School & Sports

Miller County Basketball Highlights

The Miller County Lady Pirates and Pirates have been on the road this past week playing some hard ball against some very tough teams. On the first road trip of January 14-20, our girls and boys faced Terrell County. More...

MCESnine weeks'honor roll

First Grade Principal's Honor Roll: Madison Bradley, Haley Brown, Makenzie Brown, Abby Cleveland, AnaLeigh Cook, Talvin Daniels, Hayden Gardner, Aubrey Gaughan, Hank Harden, Makenzie Henry, Macee Palmer, Alyssa Pearce, Kate Pope, Nicholas Porter, More...

MCHS honor roll announced

Miller County High School Principal Ginger Webster announces the following students as having met requirements for Honor Roll for the 2007-08 Second Nine Weeks grading period: Principal's List Grade 12: Kayla Cook, Deanna Mason, Kaitlyn Phillips More...

Obituaries

Decima McLendon Glass

Mrs. Decima McLendon Glass, age 88, of Donalsonville, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Evans- Skipper Funeral Home with the Rev. More...

Keneth Wayne Johnson

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 52, of Bainbridge passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Conrad Salter officiating. More...

Ruby Lindsey Tilman

Ruby Lindsey Tillman, 89, of Tifton, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Tift Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Leila Methodist Church with the Rev. Grant Abernathy officiating, assisted by the Rev. More...

Health

Stroke identification:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine(they offered to call paramedics), but she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. More...

Health insurance reform will hold rate increases and add protection for small businesses

Atlanta- Insurance Commissioner John W. More...

Local citizens findjoy in volunteering

Do you have a love for people, and some free time on your hands? Maybe you would like to play some games or just read a story or write a letter for someone. Would you like to visit someone who would just love to see you? More...

Agriculture

Livestock, crop disaster program 2007 eligibility date extended

Change includes livestock losses prior to Dec. More...

Steak and bacon Tournedos

Steak and Bacon Tournedos "Great on the grill!" Original recipe yield: 8 steaks. Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes Servings: 8 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, More...

Injuries in two vehicle accident

A two vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, January 15, at the intersection of N. First Street and Pine Street. The accident occurred when Mrs. Linnie Gibson of Colquitt, driving a 2007 Lincoln Town Car, was traveling east on Pine Street. More...

Yesterday's Diner officially opened

Yesterday's Diner held its officialribbon-cutting Wednesday, January 16, inside the newest restaurant in Colquitt. More...

Senior Breakfast saves pocketbooks and lives

The Miller County Hospital and Nursing Home-sponsored Senior Breakfast held twice a month on Thursdays is one of the best bargains in the county. They offer a delicious break- fast and educational program, all for $1.50. More...

Religion

'Why is Human Life such a Big Deal?'

Inspiration

It was 35 years ago that abortion became legal in the United States. More...

The Wisdom of Forgetting

M. R. de Haan related the following story: "Recently I read about a young husband who forgot he was married. According to the newspaper account, his bride became very upset and burned their dinner the night after their honeymoon. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

VEHICLE ACCIDENT On Wednesday, January 16, Harlie Halstead Jr. of Cottonwood, AL, was attempting to turn left into Helen's parking lot when Jamie C. McLendon of Colquitt tried to pass. More...

Public Safety Report

January 7 799G - Transport to Albany Crisis January 8 799G - Paper served, New Salem Church Rd. •Paper served, Grace St.• Paper served, Bremond St.• Paper served, Old Airport Rd. • Paper served, Dancer St. More...

Logan bags first eight point deer

Logan Hornsby killed this eight point, 180 lb. buck recently while hunting with his cousin, Judson Hornsby, in Seminole County. Logan is the 10-year-old son of Bill and Lora Hornsby of Iron City. More...

Living & Style

Bush, Childs to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Bush of Ponte Vedra, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Callie Lane Bush, to James Donald Childs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Childs of Raleigh, North Carolina. More...

Gentle thoughts for today

Birds of a feather flock together and unload on your car. When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself. A penny saved is a government oversight. More...

Library News

Wireless Internet Access The Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library now offers wireless internet access. If your internet service at home is slow, you can bring your laptop to the library and connect to the internet. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Enjoying your work?

Most of the time, I enjoy doing what I do. Believe it or not, I had much rather put the good things that are happening in our community than the bad things, especially when it's about me. More...

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High Priest

The 2008 religious news got off to a flying start when a priest was busted in Holland for trying to sneak some dope through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. I'd like to say, "Holy smoke, Batman." But that wouldn't be accurate. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting, Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, January 23 Birthdays: Rodney Brown, Cile Phillips Lucas, Markesha Freeman, Craig Gordon, Arvis Smith Jr., Gina Heard, John Hancock (1737); Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. More...