February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Today marks five year anniversary of missing Stansell

February 13 marks the fiveyear anniversary of the disappearance of three Americans, Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsolves, who were captured by the Farc, "the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia," when their single engine Cessna force More...

Community

Proudly They Serve

Sergeant First Class Hugh Griffin, son of Charles and Debi Griffin of Bainbridge, volunteered for Army service as an infantryman in 1999. More...

Proudly They Serve

Army Pvt. Victoria W. Weaver has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Beta Sigma Phi names queen

Beta The Xi Omicron Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is proud to announce that Veryl Cockey has been named the 2008 Valentine Queen. More...

School & Sports

Miller County Basketball Highlights

On Tuesday, February 5, our neighbors from the South (Seminole County) came to visit Pirates' Gym. It was two hard losses for our Pirate teams, but they went four quarters. In the girls' game the first quarter's score was tied 10-10. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Last Friday at Boyd's Marine's 75th Anniversary Open House in Dothan, these awards were given, "Eufala Bass Club" 36 years of Children's Fishing Contest, 300 plus each year, "Sowega Bass Club" for putting on a tournement for St. More...

Valentine deliveries to MCES

In an effort to avoid interruption of instruction and to ensure the delivery of Valentine gifts, Miller County Elementary School has developed the following guidelines for Valentine deliveries to their school on February 14, 2008. More...

Obituaries

Franklin Lafayette Starr

Mr. Franklin Lafayette Starr, age 67, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. Mr. Starr was born in Akron, Ohio, on April 20, 1940, to the late Bill Starr and Frieda O'Madden. More...

Marcus Amos Richardson

Marcus Amos Richardson, age 52, of Lexington, died Sunday, February 3, 2008. Marc was born September 6, 1955, in Donalsonville. He was the son of the late Billie C. and Gloria J. Richardson. More...

Billy "Felton" Greene Hightower

Mr. Billy "Felton" Greene Hightower, age 63, of Colquitt died Monday, January 28, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Greene was born June 29, 1934, to the late Pitt Hightower and Essie Mae Person of Macon. More...

Health

Specialty Clinic Opening

Miller County Hospital will soon be bringing another new service to residents of Colquitt and the surrounding areas. It's a rather simple service, but one CEO, Tom Meadows, felt could bring much convenience to many of the local citizens. More...

Women: Listen To Your Heart

Augusta, Ga. -- For years heart disease was considered a man's problem, and unfortunately as Mary Jo Luta discovered, that belief still lingers among some physicians. More...

Nursing Home News

Looks are changing every day around Miller Nursing Home. For those of you that attended the Thursday Morning Breakfast, you saw our newly remodeled dining room, and to the men who worked so hard on it you did a great job. More...

Calendar

birthdays and calendar of events

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 Birthdays: Holly Thomas, Paula Jones, Jule Powell, Betrice Widner, Carroll Middleton, Blake Cason, Joey George, Estelle Henley, Nelle Tabb, Rita Kelly THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 Valentine's Day Birthdays: More...

UPCOMING EVENTS _____________________________

Community Prayer Meeting, Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. General Merchandise Auction - Every Thursday at Sugar Hill Restaurant & Antique Shop, 7:00 p.m. Valentine Banquet - Wednesday, Feb. More...

Johnson retires after 32 years of service

Leaving United States Postal Service

Sarah Henry Johnson of Colquitt recently retired from the Damascus Post Office after 32 years of dedicated service as a rural letter carrier. Sarah started her career in the post office in Damascus in February, 1975, as a substitute carrier. More...

A true Pirate fan

He may be the biggest Pirate fan ever. While at one of the recent Miller County Pirate basketball games, I was taking photos near the Pirate stands, and C. T. "Buddy Boo" Cullers was there as he usually is. More...

Miller County Market Hog and Heifer Show

The Miller County Junior Market Hog Show and Heifer Show will be held Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Miller County Agricultural Center Show Barn. More...

Religion

'The Gift of Perfect Love'

Inspiration

If you have been in any stores since Christmas, you have probably seen a wide array of gifts designed to be given as expressions of love. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

February 4 799G Transport Blood to Albany •Serve Two Papers •Speak with Deputy, Twilight Church Rd. •Speak with Deputy, Hwy. 91 S. February 5 799G Accident, Hwy. 27 N. •Escort, Grady Cobb Rd. More...

Mistletoe in February

It's smooching time in February. If you're riding down Main St. located in Colquitt, take a glance up to the heavens and you may just see some mistletoe. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

On February 10 at approximately 3:08 p.m., Dale Glover was dispatched to S. Fourth St. in reference to an open door. Upon arrival, Glover made entry into the business and found nothing disturbed. More...

Living & Style

Pecans in the cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. More...

Betts, Harrison plan wedding

LTC. (Ret.) and Mrs. Ronnie W. Betts of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Ruth, to Jarrett Lee Harrison of Cairo. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ausmus and Ruth Betts of Climax and the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Thank Heaven for little girls

Katlyn, Ivey, Charlie, and Kate would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Ansley Caroline West. Ansley was born on January 15, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Valentine's Day is Special

As long as I can remember, she has been my "main squeeze." I really can't remember when Betty Jo Mason, later to become Betty Jo Toole, wasn't my Valentine. More...

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Dog Gone

Their names were Bum and Trouble. And as far as my Aunt Sallie and Uncle Roy were concerned, they weren't just a pair of liverspotted bird dogs. They were family. They were something else, too. They were fishing buddies. More...

Agriculture

UGA experts predict volatile farming year

2008 promises to be an up and down year for Georgia growers.

The perfect storm may hit Georgia agriculture this year. But it doesn't promise to bring rain. Drought, high energy costs and a shaky U.S. economy could make for a trifecta of trouble. More...

So you hate your job-

When you have an 'I Hate My Job' day, try this: On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand. More...

New chaplain named at Miller County Sheriff's Department

A new chaplain for the Miller County Sheriff's Department has been appointed recently. Dr. Carl Marshall was asked to serve as chaplain by Sheriff H.E. "Buddy" Glass. A cookout was given for Dr. More...