July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Medal of Honor awarded

PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq, giving his life to save his fellow Seals. More...

Community

Colquitt native receives Advertising Pioneer Award

Janie Hinson has been successful in everything she's done, and even in the hard times - and there were plenty-the former basketball star from Colquitt, Ga., always had a smile on her face. More...

Vote once again for ~ Victoria ~

Once again, Victoria Henley is on the internet in a new contest sponsored by Edy's ice cream. Victoria's commercial is a whimsical and downright crazy portrayal of a bunny singing a (Happy Song) about Dibs. More...

The clock of life

The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop At late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still. More...

School & Sports

Hunt graduates from GCSU

Cole Johnston Hunt graduated in Spring 2008 from The Georgia College and State University of Millegeville with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training. He is a 2002 graduate of Miller County High School. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

Striking Similarities Breed Depression and Contempt

Who came up with the idea that humankind is so far removed from the "lower" animals? Respectfully, but adamantly, I beg to differ. Did you ever observe the springtime behavior of young turkey gobblers? More...

Miller County All Stars GRPA District 3 Champs head for state

The Miller County 12 and Under Baseball Team traveled to Nashville on Tuesday evening to participate in the best 2 out of 3 District 3 play-off. Miller County had to face the East Sub-District Champions, Irwin County. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

God Bless America!

I am so glad that I experienced an age and time when the vast majority of the citizens of this nation were God-fearing, lovers of their country and their family and were willing to die for any of the three. More...

Political Cartoon

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Dog Daze

It happens every summer in the South. More...

Calendar

Birthdays and Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, July 2 Birthdays: Peggy Daniels, Jared Lovering, William McLendon, Ryan Clements, Stanley Phillips, Kelly Cowart, Jeremy Merritt, Harry Warren, Marilyn Davis Fowler; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heard, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Celebrate the 4th in Colquitt on Thursday evening, July 3

If you want to have a good time, it is just one day away. The biggest fireworks display that will be in this area will take place Thursday, July 3. It's time for the Fabulous Fourth Celebration on July 3. More...

One drug suspect arrested here Sunday afternoon

On June 29, Colquitt Police Officer Jason Wells was called by Georgia State Trooper Marc Godby about some drug information. More...

Uga VI dead at 9

Georgia's most famous dog Uga VI, the University of Georgia's beloved mascot, died in Savannah on Friday night, June 28, of congestive heart failure, just one month prior of his 10th birthday. More...

Religion

'Mallory's Declaration of Independence'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) My oldest granddaughter and I did something very American last week--we went to Wal-Mart! More...

First time Ushers

A little boy in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed around the offering plates. When they came near his pew, the boy said loudly, "Don't pay for me daddy. I'm under five." More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Vehicle Accident On June 28, Andrico Shamray Holmes was traveling south on Twilight Church Rd. A herd of deer entered into the path of Holmes' Chevrolet Caprice, and the collision could not be avoided. More...

Public Safety Report

June 23 799R Traffic Stop, Hwy. 45 N. More...

Living & Style

Blackshear, Brewer to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Bod Pauley of West Palm Beach, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara L. Blackshear to Parrish L. Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney T. Brewer of Colquitt. More...

Blonde Joke

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the Super Wal-Mart Shopping Center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador retriever pup had fresh air. More...

Caiden celebrates birthday

Caiden Sheffield turned five on June 9. He celebrated his birthday at Skatetown with all his friends from Colquitt and Donalsonville. He is the son of Erin Sheffield. His grandparents are Joe and Jan Sheffield of Iron City. More...

Obituaries

Isabell McFarlane Glenn

Mrs. Isabell McFarlane Glenn, age 94, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008, at her residence in Donalsonville. Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn were held at 7:00 p.m. More...

Ruby Barrett Austin

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Barrett Austin, 70, of Bainbridge were held Friday, June 27, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Tante Funeral Home, Buena Vista with Rev. A.R. Curlee officiating. More...

Frances P. Lane

Frances P. Lane, 81, of Colquitt died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Eric Sizemore and Rev. David Thompson officiating. More...

Health

DHR offers new tool to help residents quit smoking

ATLANTA - On July 1, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, will be launching a 12-month, pilot Nicotine Replacement Therapy program for clients of the Georgia QuitLine to decrease tobacco use among the state's res More...

Tips to help older Georgians stay cool in extreme heat

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is offering tips to help older adults stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. More...

Nursing Home News

Sunday morning the residents enjoyed having their regular Sunday School class with Mr. Charles Thorne, and during the afternoon Macedonia FWB church came to share with them. We had several exciting activities this week. Monday afternoon, Mrs. More...