April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt to celebrate 25 years of 'Mayhaws'

Out in the swamps of Miller County, the mayhaws are ripening on schedule -- just in time for the 25th annual Mayhaw Festival to be held Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19,. More...

A good Citizen/Samaritan

The call came in at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday April 1, that someone had driven into the curb on the southwestern corner of the square in Colquitt. More...

Community

Last Chance - this week!

April 12 is creeping closer and will shortly be upon us. Have you yet bought your ticket to all the interesting and fun things that will be taking place on this date? "Paint the Town Spring Fling" will be giving super-charged entertainment! More...

Small yard, big yield

Charlotte couple grow an abundance of veggies with three raised beds, containers...and The List

Charlotte, NC- Spring has clearly arrived in the garden of Chip and Elizabeth Cannon. Herbs look perky, and garlic, onions, cabbage and spinach are growing rapidly. More...

Let the ride begin

The rains the day and night before the 2008 Mayhaw Century Bike Rides reduced some of the numbers that participated normally, but there were plenty of quality riders on hand. Dr. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

According to the History Channel, the American people eat 1 million tons of hot dogs a year, that is a lot of hot dogs. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

Pelzer, Pork, and Mr. Monroe

Pelzer Easley (you can't make up a name like that) walked out onto his front porch as I drove into his yard. It was February 14, 1988, 6:30 a.m. More...

Fishing for spawning bass

Among anglers, there is perhaps no more controversial topic than whether or not, as conservationists, we ought to fish for bass while they are spawning. More...

Obituaries

WALTER LEE 'BUD' BROWN

Mr. Walter Lee "Bud" Brown, age 72, of Tallahassee, FL, formerly of Colquitt, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. Mr. Brown was born June 8, 1935, to Lula A. Callaway and Walter Brown Sr. in Colquitt. More...

CHARLES RAYMOND BURKE SR.

Mr. Charles Raymond Burke Sr., age 80, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Mr. Burke was born in Donalsonville on September 30, 1927, to the late William H. and Susie Mae Brown Burke. More...

Thomas Sanders

Mr. Thomas Jefferson Sanders, age 80, of Powder Springs died Thursday, March 27, 2008. Mr. Sanders was a native of Colquitt and had lived in the metro Atlanta area for over 50 years. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Are we raising killers?

I hate it happened anywhere, but I really hate it happened in Georgia. Last week three thirdgrade students were charged with participating in a plot to allegedly kill their teacher in Waycross. More...

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Write On

Once upon a time, a wise man, I forget if it was Socrates or Dr. Phil, said, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Oh, I just remembered... it must have been Socrates. Dr. Phil said, "Don't judge a bimbo by the New York governor she dates. 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...

'Is there a big race here today?'

You never know what will be flying over Colquitt. If you don't have a landing area such as Colquitt International, with a cow-paddy landing strip, you had better have a helicopter or something with feathers on your wings. More...

Relay for Life set for this Friday

For over six months, plans have been in the works for Miller County's Relay for Life 2008. Those plans will be put into action this Friday evening, April 11, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Creek Park. More...

Thanks for being there

April 13-19 is National Telecommunication Week. To us in this area, it honors our E911 dispatchers. These fine people are on duty at the Miller County Jail complex 24 hours each day, seven days a week. More...

Religion

'A Fishing We Will Go!'

Inspiration

Of the many reasons that our part of the state is a wonderful place to live, the abundance of places to fish is near the top of the list. While I rarely take advantage of this sport myself anymore, I know lots of people who do. More...

'Reap the Whirlwind'

They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind" (Hosea 8:7a)

"America's chickens are coming home to roost." Jeremiah Wright's rants against the United States have become a topic of conversation for many of us during the past few months. More...

Seeds of the sower

A preacher headed west with a wagon train. One day he volunteered to search for water. He came onto a bubbling spring, dipped in his bucket and discovered that the water was boiling hot. "Let's get out of here," he yelled. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Simple Battery On March 30, OfficerDale Glover received a call from dispatch about a domestic on Three Notch Road. Upon arrival, OfficerGlover saw Danielle Barber in the driveway, and James Maxell Johnson standing by the road. More...

public safety report

March 31 799R Possible Theft, Old Steerhole Rd. •Open Door, Hwy. 45 S. •Suspicious Vehicle, Main St. •Burglary in Progress, Thompsontown Rd. 800C Traffic Stops x3 •Accident •Assist EMS, Dancer St. More...

The saving thought of the day

No matter who eventually becomes president of our nation, he or she will not be our Savior. He or she will not solve all our national problems. More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Jackson Horne!

Dr. and Mrs. Hinton Merritt of Colquitt are pleased to announce the birth of their greatgrandson, Jackson Edward Horne. Jackson was born at 1:49 p.m. on March 27, 2008, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. More...

The senior pastor

Many years ago, while watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. More...

Mackenzie turns six!

The Pickle Pond House was full of activity on Sunday, April 6, as over 80 family and friends gathered to celebrate Mackenzie Pickle's sixth birthday! More...

Health

Coping with the summer cold

An unexpected summer cold can be just as miserable as the more predictable winter illness. More...

Nursing Home News

Sunday morning the residents enjoyed having Sunday School with Mr. Charles Thorne, and that afternoon members of Flat Creek Baptist Church were with us. We started Monday with Bible study, and that afternoon we enjoyed a movie and popcorn. More...

Peer Pressure and Alcohol: A Difficult Combination for Many Teens

(NAPSI)-For most young people, the teenage years are a fun and exciting time, filled with first-time experiences: a new school, a part-time job, getting a driver's license, maybe a first romance. More...

Agriculture

Gardening in Georgia returns to the air

Big Boy tomato farm

"Gardening in Georgia" kicks off the 2008 season with tomatoes, bluebirds, seed germination and raised beds. "Gardening in Georgia," with show host Walter Reeves premieres April 9. More...