July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County Schools to start Friday

Miller County school bells will ring once again as the 2008-2009 school year begins Friday, August 1, 2008. More...

Youmans sworn in as Georgia attorney

Laura Youmans of Tallahassee, FL, was sworn in as a Georgia attorney on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Judge Ronnie Joe Lane presided over the swearing in at the Miller County Courthouse. More...

Community

Georgia Resource Conservation and Development Councils Recognized

All twelve of Georgia's Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils, including the Golden Triangle, recently received recognition for being the first state to submit all of their five year area plans and annual plans to the United States More...

Sales tax holiday starts Thursday

Georgia's 2008 "back to school" sales tax holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 31, through midnight next Sunday, August 3. More...

Hot tips to beat the heat

Newswise — The temperature is rising, and so is the risk for heat stroke. "Heat-related injuries can range from a relatively minor problem like heat cramps to a more serious condition like heat stroke, which can be fatal," says Dr. More...

School & Sports

MCHS FFA News

Hi, everyone. My name is Morgan Jackson, and I was recently elected as your 2008-2009 Miller County High School FFA reporter. FFA officer election was held Wednesday, July 9, 2008. More...

Lisa Reynolds receives GED

Lisa Renee' Reynolds was one of the many students from Colquitt to attend the GED Graduation in Bainbridge, on July 17. Lisa is currently enrolled at Bainbridge College, working towards a degree in computer information systems. More...

Weird Things You Would Never Know!

A shrimp's heart is in its head. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. More...

Obituaries

GORDON THOMAS TOOLE

Mr. Gordon Thomas Toole, age 89, of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Mr. Toole was born June 7, 1919, in Miller County. He was a retired farmer and was of the Protestant faith. More...

BENJA MIN HEATH SCHNITKER

Benjamin Heath Schnitker went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 21, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ben, age 19, was a lifelong resident of Panama City Beach, Florida. More...

Jeannine Brooks Wester Davis

Jeannine Brooks Wester Davis, 79, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008, at her residence. The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Bainbridge First United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen L. Webb and Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents enjoyed their regular activities for this past week along with some unexpected extras. On Sunday afternoon Mother's Home came to share with the residents. More...

Preserving food at home can be rewarding, costly

Make your summer garden bounty last into the winter

Many Americans are trying to beat rising food prices by growing and preserving food at home. Food preservation may save money for some, but not for everyone, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food preservation expert. More...

Points to live by

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. THREE. More...

UMC Mission Team returns home

Forty-five people from all over Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida formed a mission team led by Rev. David Thompson of Colquitt United Methodist Church. More...

Grant to face charges August 15

In a news article by Mike Triplet on July 22, 2008 in the The Time-Picayne, he reporeted of the arraignment hearing of Saints' defensive end Charles Grant in an involuntary manslaughter case. The case has been scheduled for Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. More...

Run-off Primary is August 5th

The Run-off primary will be held at the Colquitt polling place on Tuesday, August 5, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There are two races on the Democratic Primary Run-off ballot. The first is a state race for United States Senate. More...

Seven men charged in 57 count indictment

A news release was issued on July 24, by Florida Fish and Wildlife concerning a two-year investigation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service (NOAA), More...

Religion

'The Weed Problem'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I have been enjoying some of the produce of the land lately; fresh peas, tomatoes, okra, and peppers have been fairly frequent items on our menu at home. More...

Christians - by Maya Angelou

When I say..."I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I'm clean livin'." I'm whispering, "I was lost, now I'm found and forgiven." When I say..."I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

July 21 799G Served 2 Subpoenas, Draper Jones Rd. •Speak with Subject, Kyles Dr. •Serve Civil Paper, Harmony Church Rd. •Serve Subpoena, Enterprise Rd. •Serve Civil Paper, Bush Dairy Rd. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Vehicle Accident On July 21, Andrea Hopson was traveling on Geer Street and came to the intersection of North 2nd Street when she seemed to have had a seizure which caused her to cross over N. More...

Living & Style

Massee, Brooks to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harper Massee of Fitzgerald announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Joyce, of Fitzgerald, to Charles Paschal Brooks Jr., of Arlington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. More...

Welcome, Nate Michael Shepard

Mr. and Mrs. Dane Shepard announce the birth of their son, Nate Michael Shepard. Nate was born July 2, 2008, at Baptist East in Montgomery, AL. He weighed five pounds, two ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Singletary, West to wed

Tina Singletary and Tommy West would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. Tina is the daughter of Ferrell Tatum and Lyvonne Cox. She is the granddaughter of Louis Richardson. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Life is a beach!

I went to the beach last week. Now the beach is not one of my favorite places to stay. However, it is "the" favorite place for my first wife and her daughter, Tammy. More...

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A Penny Untaxed

A year ago, when every politician in the U.S. was running for president, all they wanted to talk about was how to (a) get out of Iraq and (b) stop global warming. More...