April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two wreck victims injured

Two injured victims were brought to Miller County Hospital emergency room after a single vehicle accident occurred Saturday, March 29, at approximately 12 noon. More...

Paint the Town Spring Fling

Don't miss out on one of the most entertaining evenings of the year in Colquitt on Saturday evening, April 12. You will not only have a great time, but will be helping raise funds to paint our 12th mural. Buy your $30.00 ticket now. More...

Community

American Cancer Society hard at work in Miller County

The American Cancer Society is hard at work in Miller County helping cancer patients survive through improved detection and treatment, improving the quality of their lives with services and programs, and providing support and assistance to their fa More...

Former Colquittan promoted to VP

CARROLLTON, Rocky Lipham, chief executive officerof First National Bank of Georgia, announced the promotion of William R. (Randy) Whitaker to executive vice president. More...

Senate Approves Chambliss Legislation to Restore Critical Law Enforcement Funding

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday approved by unanimous consent an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

March 22 800E DUI Suspended License •Suspicious Person/ Vehicle x2 •Assault, Top Rd. •Crowd Control March 23 800C Dog Problem, Thompson Town Rd. •Domestic, Milford St. •Domestic, 2nd St. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Larceny On March 22, OfficerKenneth Kirkland was contacted by Winstone Trively who stated that gas was stolen from the maintenance building. More...

Initial unemployment insurance claims continue over the year increase in February

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that 40,963 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in February, an increase of 37.7 percent from February of 2007, when 29,738 were filed. More...

Living & Style

Delk, Whitaker to wed

Jennifer Leah Delk and Terry Alan Whitaker happily announce their engagement. Jenny is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Powell of Dothan, Alabama, and the late Roy Delk of Donalsonville. Terry is the son of Ms. More...

Talking USMC dog

A guy is driving around the back woods of Tennessee, and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell, and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. More...

Avant, Kimbrel to wed

Arthur W. Jr. and Pamela L. Avant of Hahira announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Ellen Avant, to Bryan Alan Kimbrel, also of Hahira. More...

Health

What pollen does to the body

Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These particles, known as pollen, hitch rides on currents of air. More...

Nursing Home News

The Miller Nursing Home had their regular scheduled programs with a few extras. On Easter we enjoyed Sunday School that morning, and the members from Mother's Home were with us for the afternoon. More...

New Hospital policy now in effect

The Hospital Authority of Miller County at its regular March meeting adopted a new emergency room triage policy for non-emergent care provided in the ER setting. More...

Agriculture

Repot pot-bound plants

When spring gardening, don't forget potted-plant care.

Spring is here. After months of being cooped up indoors, it's finally time for gardeners to go dig in the dirt. But they shouldn't pass by their pot-bound plants on the way, says a Georgia Master Gardener. More...

SW GA avoids drought declaration

No severe drought declaration will be made this year for farmers in Georgia's Flint River Basin, according to a recent announcement by officials with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). More...

'Be a cancer free state in 2008'

Miller County's Relay for Life theme for 2008 is "Be A Cancer Free State in 2008." Sights around are showing evidence that Relay for Life is coming soon. Pretty purple and pink bows are on doors and around the lamp posts. More...

Top national driver has Southern ties

Josh Davis is an avid racer at 11 years old and aspires to be a NASCAR driver when he is old enough. More...

Flimflam crooks in town

All people, especially the elderly who live alone, are urged to be on the look-out for people coming to their homes wanting to help them or give them something. More...

Correction

In the article last week concerning a local man killed in an accident, the reports indicated that the victim, Harold Cook, had left Floyd's Place on SR 91 north prior to the accident that took his life. More...

Religion

'Lessons of Life'

Inspiration

It seems a bit strange that April has just arrived, and Easter 2008 was observed over a week ago. More...

'Wheat & Tares'

Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn" (Matthew 13:30). More...

The Dark Candle

A man had a little daughter -- an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her -- she was his life. More...

School & Sports

SGA Warriors run rule Randolph Southern

The SGA Warriors got region play underway Tuesday in Damascus against the Randolph Southern Patriots. The Warriors pounded the Patriots, 10-0, in a 5 inning run rule win. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

OLD FRIEND BLANCHES AT KORNEGAY 'LEGALESE'

John Lewis, a boyhood friend I had not seen since 1972, recently paid me a visit. Over coffee, we rekindled as many remember-when recollections as an hour or so allowed. More...

Bainbridge College opens its doors to high school seniors, parents

Annual Visitation Day Set for April 12

The annual High School Visitation Day for area seniors and their parents will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12 on Bainbridge College Main Campus at 2500 East Shotwell St., Bainbridge. More...

Obituaries

JOSHIE MAE CHOICE

Mrs. Joshie Mae Harris Choice, age 82, of Colquitt died Friday, March 21, 2008. Mrs. Choice was born November 11, 1925, in Bainbridge to the late Josh Harris Sr. and Clara Maude Sheffield Harris. More...

EDWARD ANDRE W MILLER SR.

Mr. Edward Andrew Miller Sr., age 77, of Colquitt died March 30, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Miller was born August 11, 1930, in Miller County. More...

Harold Oliver Cook

Harold Oliver Cook of Colquitt passed away Sunday March 23, 2008, in Miller County. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. at SheffieldFuneral Chapel with the Rev. Fletcher Sheffieldofficiating. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Mosquitoes can and do kill us

Did you enjoy those cool mornings last week? It won't be long before we will wish they were back as the sweltering heat and 80 plus temperatures will seem cool. More...

Cartoon

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'Blame It On The Bossa Nova'

For those of you too young to remember, the title of this column is also the title of a 1963 pop song that hit #7 on the Billboard charts. More...

Calendar

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. More...