April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Athletes recognized at Everett Field

On Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 15 seniors were recognized in baseball, golf, tennis, track, and weight lifting for their contribution to the MCHS athletic program and to our school. More...

Community

Taste of Life in the South

Jacques and Caroline Detiger from the Netherlands recently wanted a taste of "Life in the South," and that is just what they got when they visited Colquitt recently. Jacques and Caroline are friends of Larry and Dolores Miller Gozzola of Conyers. More...

American Legion donates

American Legion Post 165 of Colquitt recently donated a check to Eddie Whitaker, Spring Creek Park director. The American Legion donates each year to the park to help in the expenses of running the park. More...

DOT Schedules Traffic Shift on U.S. 27 SR 1

EARLY COUNTY- Georgia DOT recently announced that a traffic shift on US27/SR1, south of Blakely, is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, weather permitting. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Car vs. Deer On April 15, Heather Leanne Sheffield and Rod Haire made contact with Officer Brad Cox at the Miller County Sheriff's Office. More...

Two-vehicle accident causes injury

A two-vehicle accident occurred Monday afternoon, April 14, at the intersection of Whites Bridge Road and Highway 27 South. More...

public safety report

April 14 799G Escort, Grimsley Bridge Rd. •Accident, Whites Bridge and Hwy. 27 •Illegal Dumping, Kelly Rd. 800C Traffic Stop •Drug Activity 800D Damage to Property, Dancer St. April 15 799G Alarm, Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Married for 25 years

When I was married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25-year-old More...

Gardner, Ganas plan wedding

Ms. Rita Gardner of Colquitt and Mr. and Mrs. Burl Gardner of Sylvester announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Hope Gardner of Valdosta, to Jordan Christopher Ganas of Waycross. More...

Happy Birthday, Ryleigh

Ryleigh Marie Yates celebrated her first birthday on March 15 at LAPD. She turned one on March 21. Ryleigh is the daughter of W.C. and Hanna Yates. She is the granddaughter of Benjie and Paula Jones, W.C. Yates Jr. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I might wear out, but I won't rust out!

Too many weeks like this, and it will make an old man, older before his time. My feet were hurting just thinking about what I had to do. On Thursday morning around eight, I took individual and group photos of the MCHS graduating class. More...

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Working Man's (or Woman's) Blues

An already jittery Wall Street really had a spell recently when new unemployment figures came out. The numbers seemed to confirm what some had whispered for weeks. That we're in a recession. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS _____________________________

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

Youth killed in accident

A Miller County youth was killed Friday, April 18, and one other youth was injured in a freak accident. Miller County law enforcement officers, EMS and Colquitt/Miller County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene. More...

Mayhaw Festival was grand

If you missed any or all of the 25th National Mayhaw Festival last Friday and Saturday, you missed one great time and one great festival! More...

Politics coming to a boil

This is the last week before candidates, other than nonpartisan candidates, are to officially register at the probate officeand declare if they are Democrat or Republican and which primary they will run in on July 15. More...

Religion

"Hope"

Inspiration

We are bombarded everyday with reports that promote hopelessness - scenes of ongoing war, destruction and death. If we focus on these alone, we lose sight of the many good things that God is doing in our world. More...

Friendship test

A dog is truly a man's best friend. If you don't believe it, just try this experiment. Put your dog and your wife in the trunk of the car for an hour. When you open the trunk, which one is really happy to see you? More...

Boykin Church of God welcomes new pastor

Boykin Church of God welcomes their new pastor and his wife, Bishop Pastor Thomas Lanier and Claudie. The Laniers come to Colquitt from the Bay Harbour Church of God in Brunswick. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

"I thought I was good at doing some things, til I found out that I wasn't good at doing anything." The Baker County Bassmasters' Weekend totals were like this. Third place went to Steve Holman and John Orberg with 20.11 lbs. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

WITH MALICE TOWARD HENRY

As a rule, I am a man of good will. Other people's successes generally make me happy. I enjoy seeing my friends do well at any endeavor and am thrilled by any good fortune that befalls them. More...

MCHS Track Team Running Strong!

It has been seven years since Miller County has had a track team, but guess what? Coach Nate George and Coach Melanie Williams have been working together with a team that consists of 16 girls and 19 boys. More...

Obituaries

Karen D. Webb Weeks

Funeral services for Mrs. Karen Weeks, 48, of Brinson were held Saturday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Dewitt Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Winston Memorial Cemetery in Haleyville, AL. More...

GLORIA PATRICIA "PAT" BOYD

Mrs. Gloria Patricia "Pat" Boyd, age 73, of Colquitt died Monday, April 14, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Boyd was born August 11, 1934, in Miller County. More...

VIVIAN P. WOMACK

Mrs Vivian P. Womack of El- dorendo died Thursday April 17, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Eldorendo Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Health

Type O Negative blood donors urged to donate

ATLANTA - The American Red Cross urges all type O negative donors to donate blood within the next few days as its supply of this muchneeded blood type currently stands at less than a day's supply. More...

Nursing Home News

The Nursing Home had our regular scheduled services this past week along with some other special events. This week was our monthly birthday party which was hosted by Bellview FWB Ladies Auxiliary. More...

The lawyer and the duck

A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural North Wairarapa. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. More...

Agriculture

Right variety, timing key to backyard pecans

Georgia climate favors disease called pecan scab.

Many people fail to realize the potential problems facing the successful production of pecans in home or backyard orchards. They think that all pecan trees are alike. The backbone of any backyard orchard should be the selection of varieties. More...