June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New Georgia Press president takes over leadership

The 2008 Georgia Press Association annual meeting was one of the best. It was held this year at the Marriott Bay Point Resort at Panama City, Florida. More...

Community

Local MCREA Members attend State Convention

The Georgia Retired Educators Association celebrated their 50th anniversary during the state convention held May 6-8, 2008, at the Athens Classic Center in Athens. More...

Means Appointed Chair of Miller County Collaborative Committee

The board of the Miller County Collaborative Committee Family Connection is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Means as its new Family Connection Chair. More...

Using debit cards at the gas pump

This may be helpful to all! Jim just told me about something that happened to one of his coworkers. She used her credit/debit card to purchase gas at the pump (like most of us do). She received her receipt like normal. More...

School & Sports

MCES Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks & Yearly Honor Roll

1st Grade, Principal's Honor Roll Marley Bailey, Madison Bradley, Hayle Brown, Makenzie Brown, J.M. More...

MCES participates in Math-a-thon

Each year thousands of schools participate in Matha thon to help raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

DUCKS DOWN IN THE DUMP

I reside in a place that will never go down in history as a waterfowl Mecca. More...

Obituaries

Ellis E. Moore

Ellis E. Moore, 74, of Baker County, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at his residence. The graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Notchaway MBC Cemetery with Rev. More...

Belle Regan Herring

Mrs. Belle Regan Herring, age 93, of Donalsonville passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Herring was born in Early County on November 5, 1914. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Audrey Miller Yearta

Audrey Miller Yearta, age 97, passed away on Thursday May 29, 2008, at Wesley Manor Nursing Home in Dothan, AL. Funeral services for Mrs. Yearta were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents enjoyed a fun-filled week this past week. We started with Sunday School on Sunday morning, and members from Bellview Free Will Baptist were with us that afternoon. Bible Study was led by Bob Roberts on Monday morning. More...

Mrs. Georgia warns about lung cancer

Tiffany Hudak wears the crown because she is Mrs. Georgia 2008. She wears the bracelet on her wrist because she wants to bring awareness to lung cancer. Five years ago, Hudak's mother was diagnosed with lung cancer at a routine doctor's visit. More...

STROKE: Remember The first three letters - S.T.R.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall. She assured everyone that she was fine. They offered to call the paramedics. She said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. More...

The choice is ours, maybe

According to national, state and local news reports, the voting citizens of these United States of America now have at least two nominees from two major political parties to choose one in the July 15, General Election. More...

It's getting hotter and drier

According to news reports from all over the state, many areas are sinking deeper into drought conditions, and the outlook for this year is expected to be a repeat from last year. More...

Religion

'Fathers, Lead Your House Wisely'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) That all important holiday is upon us again--Father's Day! More...

Public Safety

public safety report

June 01 799G Assist Decatur Co., Whites Bridge Rd. •Assist EMS, Hwy. 91 N. June 05 799G Assist Colquitt Police Department, Dancer St. •Horses Out, Bush Dairy Rd. June 04 799R Unlock Vehicle, Lott Rd. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Shoplifting On June 4, officers received a call to Grow Street in reference to a unwanted guest. More...

Famous Last Words

"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." -- Dr. Lee DeForest, father of radio and grandfather of television "The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. More...

Living & Style

birthdays and calendar of events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Birthdays: Matt Bracewell, Steve Bryan, Karen Tabb, Donell Wolfe, Wynell Williams, Scott Spooner, Aleyna Rentz; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Harbin, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Henning, Mr. and Mrs. Raymon McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Hayes, Anderson to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Sheffield of Damascus announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Lynn Hayes, to Wesley Daniel Anderson, son of Bobby and Joy Anderson of Jonesboro and Sally Anderson and Denny Fackler of Valdosta. More...

Genesis of humor...

A new pastor moved into a town, and he went out one Saturday to visit his parishioners. All went well until he came to one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's not the time, it's what we do while we're here

I wish I had known my father better, but I knew him pretty good. All my life, I have felt a bit cheated because I lost my dad when I was 13. My dad was accidentally killed by a shotgun blast to the abdomen when he was cleaning his shotgun. More...

Cartoon

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Things I have learned in Georgia.......

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road. 2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Georgia 3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. More...