June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Christy Cook doing great in the city

Christy Cook, formerly of Colquitt, grew up living on the family farm in rural southwest Georgia. They raised cows and hogs, along with growing their own vegetables that were canned or frozen until the next harvest season. More...

Community

PeoplesSouth Bank celebrates 35 years

In March 1973, Dr. Hinton Merritt, Alvin Newton, Lamar Brooks, Jerry Grimsley, Sonny Grow, and others started a new bank in Colquitt called The Peoples Bank. These men were the original directors and have served for the past 35 years. More...

Georgia DOT Announces US 27/SR 1 Project Completed

Colquitt - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the US 27/SR 1 widening project in Early and Miller counties has been completed fivemonths ahead of schedule. More...

'Officer, we're just fishing'

No, sir, Officer,we've been fishing... in this 2,000 HP outboard inflatable. Here's the latest drug runner toy from Europe. More...

Living & Style

Stacie Adams, Todd Thornton speak vows

Miss Stacie Patricia Adams and Mr. Jerry Todd Thornton, both of Valdosta, exchanged wedding vows on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 2:00 in the afternoon in Westmoreland, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Guy Adams and Mrs. Belinda Copeland. More...

My kind of doctor

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it.. don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. More...

Proud to be American

submitted by Patti Dozier

- A recent study conducted by Harvard University found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. - Another study by the American Medical Association found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Just a few suggestions

You would never think that we are going to have a primary election in less than four weeks. This July 15 primary will decide who will be the candidates to run in the November 4 General Election. More...

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'It just won't be the same'

If you've turned on the TV in the past week, you have heard that Tim Russert died at 58 doing what he loved and was best at in the business. Tim Russert loved his God, his family and his profession of journalism. More...

Colquittans to vie for crown in State Forestry Pageant

The 69th annual Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant will be held Saturday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Tifton. More...

Middleton speaks on child abuse

On June 12, 2008, Leah Middleton, director of the Pataula Center for Children, was the guest speaker for the Methodist Men. She presented information about the Pataula Center for Children and the prevalence of child abuse in our community. More...

Chief Tax appraiser fired

Chairman Barbie Womble was asked to comment in reference to the recent termination of the Chief Appraiser, Tom Leanza from the officeof tax assessors. More...

Religion

'The Cost of the Big Barn'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) While visiting with a couple the other day, we got on the subject of eating; actually, our topic for the moment was over-eating. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Marijuana Possession On May 30, while OfficerDaniel John Stone was on patrol in the area of Dancer and 4th St., he noticed a dark colored pick-up truck sitting in the middle of the road. More...

public safety report

June 09 799G Assist EMS, Twilight Church Rd. 799R Courtroom Detail, Courthouse •Tree Across Roadway, Griggs Lucille Rd. •Tree Across Roadway, Newberry Chambers Rd. •Powerline Down, Hwy. 45 S. More...

School & Sports

Bridges makes 2008 All State Team

SGA senior Drew Bridges is congratulated by head baseball coach Tommy Manry for being selected to the 2008 All State Baseball Team. More...

GSU Dean's List Spring 2008

Seth K.Cannonof Colquitt made the Dean's List at Georgia Southern University. His major is construction management. More...

Local GSW students graduate and make honors List

Star L. Brown and Matthew J. More...

Obituaries

FRANK DeWAYNE "WAYNE" MCDANIEL

Mr. Frank DeWayne "Wayne" McDaniel, age 71, of Arlington died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was born October 7, 1936, in Baker County. He was a member of Patmos Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. More...

WILLIE JAMES (HUDDIE) ROBERTS

Mr. Willie James (Huddie) Roberts, age 72 of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died May 21, 2008. Mr. Roberts was born April 9, 1936, in Newton. He was the son of the late Cleve and Ethel Roberts. More...

Annie Pearl Stephens Patterson

Annie Pearl Stephens Patterson, 86, of Macon, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away June 8, 2008, in Macon. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home are trying to beat the heat with our inside activities. We enjoyed our Sunday School class on Sunday morning and New Home during the afternoon. More...

Teach Your Children to be Sun Safe at Camp This Summer

Long Hours Outdoors Increase Risk for Skin Cancer

Sports and other outdoor activities are daily events for children attending camp. If children are not properly protected, the time they spend outdoors can lead to painful sunburns, premature aging and skin cancer. More...

Water bottle safety a concern

The safety of plastic water bottles continues to rise as an issue of concern to consumers. A University of Georgia expert says the key lies in using the right plastics the right way and keeping your water bottles sanitized. More...