April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Silver Lake to open in August to public

Governor Sonny Perdue joined conservation leaders, other state leaders and Decatur County elected officials, for his third stop of the day to highlight Conserve Georgia, on the banks of Silver Lake in Decatur County. More...

Colquitt Mission team returns from Russia

We were happy to hear that one of the Miller County ministers, the Rev. Mike Mounts of Bellview Freewill Baptist Church, and his crew who went to Russia on a mission trip are on their way home. Hopefully, they are home by the time you read this. More...

Community

Leah Middleton speaks to citizens

Every 30 minutes a child in Georgia is the victim of confirmed abuse or neglect (www.preventchildabusega. org.). Statistics prove that 88% of children who are sexually abused never disclose their abuse when they are still children. More...

Colquitt Residents Tone Up and Slim Down with the Spinning® Program

A new fitness studio, Focus @ the Avenues, now offers the world's original and most popular indoor cycling class. More...

Donna Kay Lovering chosen as the 2008 Secretary of the Year.

Since Donna Kay Lovering began working at Donalsonville Hospital six years ago, she has become a shining star and an example for other employees. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

OLDER'S GOOD, BUT SOMETIMES I'D LIKE TO BE A KID AGAIN

My contemporaries (folks in their fifties) often sigh and wistfully say how nice it would be if they were once again children. Truth be known, I've occasionally expressed the same wishful thought myself. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Sitting here reading Governor Sonny Perdue's speech he gave at Silver Lake on how the Silver Lake Property was to be acquired and when, I let my mind wonder back to a time when I was around 10 years old. More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The SGA Golf Tournament is this Thursday, May 1. Sign up individually at the Golf Shop by 12:00 Thursday. It will be a 2:00 shotgun start. No Thursday dogfightthis week. The weekly summer dogfightshave begun. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Baseball and politics

I thought I'd have something to tell you about going to a very special baseball game this past weekend, but it didn't happen. We were to leave last Friday, heading for Canton, having to go through Atlanta. More...

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Food Fight

You can't open a paper or tune in a newscast today without seeing another report screaming: "Global Food Crisis!" It seems that the world's food markets are undergoing a grain shortage. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting, Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Election Pay-In - Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, at noon Gospel Meeting - Hentown Church of Christ - Sunday, May 4, through Wednesday, More...

Correction:

In the 'Candidates Start Qualifying' article, there have been no candidates to pay in for Board of Education District 5. This error has already been corrected on the online edition. More...

Domestic violence ends in much damage and arrest

On Sunday, April 26, at around 6 p.m., Sergeant Lonnie Wade responded to an accident at 609 N. Fourth Street and 611 N. Fourth street. Upon arrival, Sergeant Wade observed that someone had damaged the residence at 609 N. More...

Atlanta Falcons sign Brandon Miller

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons Monday signed seven undrafted rookie free agents -- one day following the conclusion of the 2008 NFLDraft. More...

Two arrested in drug bust

On Thursday, April 24, 2008, the Pataula Drug Task Force, Colquitt Police Department, and Miller County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 301 Moore Street in Colquitt. During the search, cocaine and marijuana were seized. More...

Religion

'Make the Best of It!'

Inspiration

The ability to wait for change is not a natural attribute for most of us. I am reminded of this when I pay attention to advertisements about weightloss. Many of them make claims of significantresults with little time and effort. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Car vs. Deer On April 24, George Hallman came into the Sheriff's Office and reported an accident that occurred on April 22. Hallman advised that the accident took place in Early County but did not know the name of the road. More...

Local turkey caller speaks

Local turkey caller, Wallace Phillips, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of "Legacy Outfitters" in Fort Mitchell near Columbus on Monday, April 21, 2008. More...

public safety report

April 21 799O Cow Out, Mayhaw Rd. •Served Paper x4 •911 Hang-up, Wacaser Corner Rd. •Returned Paper, Court House 800F Disturbing Cell, Park •Domestic, 1st St. •Loud Music, 2nd St. More...

Living & Style

A little perspective

I recently turned 62 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my health care insurance. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. More...

Sheffield,Stavely speak vows

Kendall Rebecca Stavely and Ernie Michael Sheffield exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Grace Church in Bainbridge. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Lynn Stavely of Bainbridge. 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, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. More...

Obituaries

HENRY ALVIN TABB

Mr. Henry Alvin Tabb, 85, of Albany, formerly of Colquitt, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his son's residence. Mr. Tabb served four years in the US Army, joining at the age of 17. More...

FRANKLIN DELANO PETERSON

Mr. Franklin Delano Peterson, age 74, of Colquitt died April 8, 2008, at Archbald Memorial Hospital. Mr. Peterson was born March 27, 1934, to the late Cecil and May Loy Peterson. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. More...

RYAN MICHAEL EAKIN

Ryan Michael Eakin, age five weeks, of Bainbridge died Sunday, April 20, 2008. Ryan was born in Decatur County on March 13, 2008, to Kerry Eakin. Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Health

The truth about tanning in beds

Recent studies link tanning beds to skin cancer

New York, NY (April 21, 2008) - Nearly 2.3 million American teenagers visit tanning salons every year, and with summer right around the corner, the temptation to tan is even greater. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents started their week with Sunday School with Mr. Charles Thorne on Sunday morning, and Mt. Olive came to share with us that afternoon. Monday began with Bible study, and as a special treat for the afternoon, Mrs. More...