June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant speaks out

In an article in The Albany Herald last week, Charles Grant, New Orleans Saints defensive end, broke his silence about the charges and incident that left him with a stab wound in his neck and a young pregnant women dead. More...

Stolen vehicle recovered

On Saturday, June 21, 2008, Deputy Thomas Mitchell was dispatched to 2076 Bellview Road. When Deputy Mitchell arrived at the residence, he spoke to Ryan Sheffieldwho stated that David Jones Jr. had taken his truck. More...

DOT deeper into debt

"He didn't quite wave a magic wand over the agency's books, or sprinkle a handful of fairy dust over them or just wish really, really hard that the numbers would work out, but what state Department of Transportation board member David Doss did Wedn More...

Community

Entertainment Mural to be Painted

The Wiregrass Festival of Murals, in cooperation with The Downtown Group and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, will soon begin work on an "entertainment mural" in downtown Dothan, Alabama. More...

Georgia's unemployment rate rises to its highest May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 5.8 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from 5.3 percent in April. More...

Zero tolerance means no warnings and no excuses

As Georgians begin making their vacation plans for the upcoming July Fourth festivities, please remember there are two activities that never mix well on our holiday social calendar: Drinking and Driving. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Vehicle Accident On June 23, Elmer Gene Chambliss was driving his log truck into the field for work and didn't notice that the irrigation system had been moved hitting the system at the pivot, causing damage to the first section from pivot to More...

Georgia's tough new DUI law takes effect July 1

Cracking Down on Repeat Offenders The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins with MADD to announce this landmark DUI legislation. More...

Public Safety Report

June 13 799F Criminal Trespass, Grimsley Bridge Rd. More...

Living & Style

2008 Pine Seedling Queens crowned

The 2008 Miller-Seminole Pine Seedling Queens were crowned on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Miller County Elementary School Auditorium. More...

Asbell, Tiner plan wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Sutton Asbell of Moultrie are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Melissa Asbell, to Robert (Ret) Eugene Tiner, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Tiner, Sr. of Damascus. More...

Gracie is first runner-up

Little Miss Gracie Pepper recently participated in the Pine Seedling Pageant held in Colquitt. Gracie was awarded first runner-up in her age division. She is the daughter of Mike and Stephanie Pepper of Colquitt. Congratulations, Gracie! More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Freedom isn't free....

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, More...

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Cautious About This Cure

I don't care who you are. If you're older than MTV, you have a medical horror story about an incident when the cure was worse than the ailment. This isn't new. More...

Fabulous Fourth on the Third

The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce has gone to extensive planning to make this one of the best Fourth of July celebrations ever on Thursday, July 3, at Spring Creek Recreation Park. The entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

Nonpartisan qualifing opened

Grant speaks Monday, June 23, was the first day that an independent, political body, or nonpartisan candidate to file notice of candidacy to have their name place on the General Election Ballot on November 4. More...

Fight and cutting incident occurs in store

It wasn't a good day to start working for one young girl at a local super market in town. More...

Burglary suspects arrested

Two suspects have been arrested, and cash was recovered from a burglary at Red's Liquors Monday morning. A burglary alarm was reported by E911, and a Colquitt Police officerwas dispatched to the scene Monday, June 23, at 3:00 a.m. More...

Race close

Neck and neck: New poll shows Obama, McCain close in Georgia An InsiderAdvantage poll has Senator McCain at 44 percent and Senator Obama at 43 percent. More...

Religion

'Persistence Pays Off'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Things have changed a great deal for Gale and me since our oldest granddaughter no longer lives with us. More...

•Amazing•

A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife and buried her with their infant baby and 8-year-old daughter. The girls were buried alive! He reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids; 15 days later, another family member died. More...

God is busy

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks. A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

School & Sports

Lady Pirates hold basketball camp

Several of the Lady Pirate basketball members attended camp last week. The six-day camp consisted of skill development, basic fundamentals, and competitive championships. More...

Seminole Ramlins

The Big Rental Co. Tournament out of the boat basin in Bainbridge had a big turn-out - 68 boats and 3 huge catches of fish. A 20 lbs., another 20 lbs., but the winning catch was a whopping big 25lbs. More...

Miller County High School chooses Prom King and Queen

Mindi Merritt and Matthew Tully were selected recently as Miller County High School Prom King and Queen for 2008. The two were presented at the prom held recently at LAPD. More...

Obituaries

ERNEST T. ELLIOTT

Ernest T. Elliott, 84, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Bainbridge Church of God with Rev. Daniel Tomberlin and Rev. More...

SARAH HARRELL

Sarah Harrell, 85, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at West Street Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Allan and Rev. Al Wilbourn officiating. More...

ADA LEE ROLAND

Mrs. Ada Lee Roland, 88, of Colquitt died Wednesday June 11, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley and Rev. Phillip Kirkland officiating. More...

Health

For anyone who has had a colonoscopy

This is from newshound Dave Barry's colonoscopy journal: ... I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. More...

Nursing Home News

As always, we have been very busy at the Nursing Home. On Father's Day we honored our fathers by having a Coke Float Party. Every one enjoyed the coke floats as well as the time they spent with their families. More...

Calendar

birthdays and calendar of events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Birthdays: Ashley Vonier, Joni Cook Williams, Henry Gibson, Lynn Musgrove Holley, Joanne G. Holland, Crawford Musgrove, Heather Heath, Crawford Sheffield,Winson Broxton, Ritchie Parker, Voncile H. More...