January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Colquittan inducted into Ag Hall of Fame

Jimmy Lane is a native of Miller County. After teaching Agriculture for 35 years, it is easy to see that education has been his passion. Mr. More...

Community

Grady County Forestry Pageant held

On Saturday, January 5, 2008, seven lovely young ladies were crowned the 2008 Grady County Forestry Queens. More...

Fact to consider before voting

On February 5, we'll have the opportunity to vote in Georgia's Presidential Primary. So, it's time to consider the powerful influences behind your candidate's friendly handshake, smiling face and wonderful promises. More...

Because she chose life

Over 30 years ago, an 18-year-old single woman, whom we'll call Angela, gave birth to a baby girl. Angela had no job or home. More...

School & Sports

Local FFA Member Places in Area Job Interview CDE

The Miller County High FFA Job Interview participant recently placed second in the Area 5 FFA Job Interview Career Development Event. The event was held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

Appreciating the Nectar of the Bean

Clarkesville, January 13, 2008 - The Huddle House is crowded this morning. I had to take this tiny corner booth, hard against the street-side window, about three inches from the last stool at the counter. More...

SGA Beta students attend convention

On January 18, six SGA Senior Beta Club students traveled with a Miller County High School group to the Senior Beta Club Convention in Atlanta. This event took place at the Hyatt-Regency in Peachtree Center. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Dunn Stapleton

Carolyn Dunn Stapleton of Albany, formerly of Donalsonville, died on January 22, 2008. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. More...

Frank Gordon Conner Jr.

Frank Gordon Conner Jr., 13, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, January 24, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Faceville Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy McNair and Rev. Ken Gainous officiating. More...

Marigen Snow Hunter

Mrs. Marigen Snow Hunter, age 84, of Calvary passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Memorial Manor in Bainbridge. A private memorial services will be held at a later date at her home. Mrs. More...

Health

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins with 'Family Preparedness Day,' February 3

Governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed the week of February 3-9, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. More...

New vital records system reduces time-increases dataquality

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Officeof Vital Records has implemented a new system that will significantlyreduce the length of time it takes Georgians to obtain officialcopies of birth and death ce More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting, Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Emerald Lake RV Park - Valentine Dinner, Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m. - Call for reservations. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, January 30 Birthdays: Tammy Richardson, Heather Lovering Curles, Wynelle Cutchen, Angela Hand, Jan W. More...

Malia Phillips-Lee receives juris doctorate degree

Malia Phillips-Lee received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Florida State University College of Law during the fall commencement ceremony which was held on Saturday, December 15, 2007. More...

Advanced voting started Monday

We apologize. At these Presidential Preference Primaries in Georgia, we are possibly the only newspaper in the nation to fail to publish two of the candidate's names. More...

Six suspects arrested

In a report from the Miller County Sheriff's Office,on January 9, 2008, Miller County investigators received a report from the Decatur County Sheriff's Department in reference to irrigation span wire thefts. More...

Religion

If you want a better pastor . . .

I like the recent message on the Colquitt United Methodist Church sign: "If you want a better pastor, then pray for the one you have." If you want a better pastor, then here are just a few practical ways to involve yourself in-and-with the ministry More...

'How Are You Spending Your Time?'

Inspiration

The story is told of a counselor who asked three men what they would do with their time if they learned that they only had three weeks to live. Each gave his response. More...

A Mother's Wisdom

4 years of age: My mommy can do anything! 8 years of age: My mom knows a lot! A whole lot! 12 years of age: My mother doesn't really know quite everything. 14 years of age: Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either. 16 years of age: Mother? More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Driving Under the Influence On January 21, 2008 OfficerDan Stone was running stationary radar in the area of Crawford Street. Officer Stone heard a vehicle coming down the road with extremely loud music. More...

Bainbridge has another fire fatality

Mr. Roy Lee Akins made a final mistake Friday night, January 25, when he went back into his burning house for "something he forgot." He did not come back out. Ms. More...

Public Safety Report

January 23 800F- Report of intoxicated person, Milford and Dancer Street • Wreck, Phillips Street • E.R. More...

Living & Style

No room for Jefferson

After a long ride to Baltimore, when he was John Adams's vice president, Thomas Jefferson entered a hotel where a room had been reserved for him. The hotel owner, whose name was Boydon, had never met Jefferson. More...

Hooker, Carr to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Mikkie Lee Hooker of Evans are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hooker, to Michael Robin Carr Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Robin Carr of Donalsonville. The wedding is planned for 1:30 p.m. More...

Laughter doeth good

"I'm sorry," said the clerk in the flower shop, "we don't have potted geraniums. Could you use African violets in- stead?" Replied the customer sadly, "No, it was geraniums my wife told me to water while she was gone." More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Black Candles

For the past week or lifetime, my first wife has been in the planning mode. She is always thinking or planning on things to do and places to go. "Do you want to go to Albany or Dothan with me to get some black candles? More...

Cartoon

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My Kind of Girl

She cheated. She lied. She's going to jail. I like this woman a lot. Since I only watch track and field when the Olympics roll around every four years, Marion Jones wasn't on my radar screen until the 2000 Sydney games. More...