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Joan Simpson Appointed Director of Bainbridge College Early County Site

Colquitt native appointed to post

Joan Simpson of Colquitt has been appointed director of the Bainbridge College Early County Site (BCEC) in Blakely effective July 1, 2008, BC President Dr. Tom Wilkerson announced to the college community May 28. Mrs. More...

It's the law: removal of signs on right-of-way

Tifton - The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rightsof way. Signs that are found on rights-of-way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. More...

Community

Three honor graduates in one family

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Inlow of Colquitt have something to brag about. They recently had three granddaughters to graduate from area high schools this year -- all of them with honors. More...

Stanley celebrates 80 years

Stanley Tyner Sr. celebrated his 80th birthday with a surprise fishfry at the Miller County Senior Center Tuesday, May 27. Each table was decorated with balloons and various fishing tackle. More...

Georgia Board of Pardons commute death sentence

According to reports from Atlanta, convicted killer, Samuel David Crowe had his death sentence commuted by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Thursday, May 22, just hours before his scheduled execution. More...

School & Sports

MCES first graders hold honors day

First Grade Principals's Honor Roll - (back row, L-R) Hayle Brown, Analeigh Cook, Alyssa Pearce, Madison Bradley, Makenzie Brown, Aubrey Gaughn; (front row) Abby Cleveland, Harley Shiver, Nolan Whitaker, Paige Williams More...

SGA Honors Day

The SGA 8th grade Departmental Award for Health and Technology was given to Kayla Tate. More...

GA certificates of merit awarded

Five Miller County High School juniors were recently notified that they have been awarded the 2008 Georgia Certificateof Merits. They are Megan Phillips, Kendra Pickren, Shelby Standifer, Syltoya Bush and Amber Espinoza. More...

Obituaries

BRONNIE PHILLIPS ROBERTS

Mrs. Bronnie Phillips Roberts, age 87, of Blakely died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Miller Nursing Home. Mrs. Roberts was born March 10, 1921, in Early County to the late Zema Lee Phillips and Mattie Lou Adams Phillips. More...

MICHAEL DAN (MICKEY) LEWIS

Mr. Michael Dan (Mickey) Lewis, age 52, of Damascus died Saturday, May 31, 2008. Mr. Lewis was born August 8, 1955, in Early County. He was a supervisor at Flint River Mills and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. More...

STEVEN WILFORD HODGE

Mr. Steven Wilford Hodge, age 58, of Donalsonville died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Mr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

by Suzanne Griffin

It is hard to believe that the month of May has come and gone. May has been a busy month for us. We had our regular services along with many extras. We celebrated "National Nursing Home and Hospital Week" with many different activities. More...

Public Health lists four strategies to help older adults avoid fall-related injuries

Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older falls - and as many as 30 percent suffer injuries that can threaten their ability to live independent, healthy lives. More...

Best comeback response of the year

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman's credibility... More...

Outback back in Colquitt

"The children are in school, so I had to come to Smiley's 89th birthday alone," Robert McBride of Australia stated. "He is just like my second father." Robert has a "little" place down under called Tolarno Station. More...

The Post-Searchlight changes ownership

The June 7, 2008 edition of The Post-Searchlight will be published under the new ownership of Bainbridge Media LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Natchez, Miss. More...

Senior Breakfast Programs at Miller Nursing Home ends till Fall

The very popular Senior Breakfast each Thursday morning at Miller Nursing Home ended May 29, with a great breakfast and great entertainment. More...

CDC of Southwest Georgia Receives Grant to assist with Start-up of Small Businesses

The Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Southwest Georgia has received funds through the Rural Housing and Economic Development Grant process to assist with the start-up and development of small businesses The funds will assist with the se More...

Religion

'Follow Their Example; Become an Example'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) We are urged with these words in Hebrews 12:1 to continue on the journey of faith: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything t More...

Public Safety

public safety report

May 19 799G Speak with Deputy, Sheriff's Office •Speak with Subject x2 •Escort, Grow St. •Accident, Hwy. 45 N. May 20 799R Funeral Escort, Hwy. 91 S. •Missing Cow, Hwy. 45 S. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Criminal Trespass On May 28, Officer Scott Cleveland was dispatched to the Horse Shoe Apartments in reference to criminal trespass. The offender was Linda Davis who had already been served with papers to not be on the property. More...

Hypertension hazardous, but controllable

Heart, kidneys, eyes and more affected by high blood pressure

Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in the U.S. and is becoming a major health concern for Americans of all ages, says a University of Georgia specialist. More...

Living & Style

Mayor has new grandbaby!

Harley Marie Cantrell was born May 15, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Harley is the daughter of Tiffany and Jeremy Cantrell and sister of two-year-old Shelby. More...

Hillbilly Mirror

After living in the remote wilderness of Tennessee all his life, an old hillbilly decided it was time to visit the big city. In one of the stores he picks up a mirror and looks in it. More...

It's a boy!

Russell Thomas "Russ" Marshall was born December 13, 2007. He weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Wesley and Christy Marshall of Valdosta. He has a proud sister, Reese. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The real graduation-

I don't know if I ought to leave town anytime soon. Last week, in a weak moment, my first wife, my oldest daughter and my favorite mother-inlaw talked me into going to Canton to my youngest grandchild's graduation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Terry Toole, As usual, I agreed with your editorial and its conclusions. We basically think alike on most all subjects. Unfortunately, our opinions are rapidly becoming the minority. More...

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