August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Heavy rains cause vehicle accident

A Bainbridge man, John Cody Lord, 19, was injured when he lost control of his 2005 Toyota Tacoma truck. An unknown passenger was also in the vehicle. The accident occurred when the driver was traveling south on U.S. More...

New Clerk of Court elected

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Community

Miller County schools welcome new personnel

These are the new teachers and paraprofessionals given at the Miller County School System this year: Robert McIntosh Robert McIntosh is the new principal at Miller County High School. More...

Columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson tells tale of her love for Cajun Louisiana

For more than a decade, nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson spent several months a year in southwest Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun Country. More...

CW2 Mann returns from military mission

CW2 Jason Mann, formerly of Colquitt, has just returned from a three week military mission in Comayagua, Honduras. The 143rd Medical Company (Dental Service) provided much needed dental care to hundreds of local Honduran school children. More...

School & Sports

Follow the law when following school buses

As summer ends and the new school year approaches, I'd like to remind motorists they are sharing the road with precious cargo. And carrying that precious cargo are convoys of big, yellow school buses. More...

GED Graduation Ceremony Held

The 2007-2008 GED Recognition Ceremony was held at the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum on July 17, 2008. Seventy-three GED diploma recipients from Decatur County, Early County, Miller County, and Seminole County participated in the ceremony. More...

BBC News Interviews BC's Wynton Hall for TV Documentary

Best-selling author Wynton Hall, assistant professor of speech communication at Bainbridge College, flew to Washington, DC, to film an interview July 10 for an upcoming documentary that will air across Europe on the British Broadcasting Corp. More...

Obituaries

JULIA TASSIE GRIMSLEY

Mrs. Julia Tassie Grimsley, age 92, of Colquitt died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Miller Nursing Home. Ms. Grimlsey was born May 13, 1916, in Miller County. She was a homemaker and a member of Primitive Union Baptist Church. More...

MICHAEL TULLY

Mr. Michael "Frog" Tully, age 47, of Samson, AL, died Tuesday, July 29, at his home as a result of a massive heart attack. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Providence Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. More...

GINGER MCNEASE WARREN

Ms. Ginger McNease Warren, age 57, of Colquitt died Friday, August 1, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Ms. Warren was born April 3, 1951, in Miller County. More...

Health

What every teen girl needs to know about cervical cancer

15-Year-Old Alexandra Spitzer Reveals her Unique Perspective, Offers Some Little-Known Facts about this Growing Issue Affecting More Teen Girls Every Year

Today's world is a demanding place for teenagers of the digital generation. More...

Nursing Home News

by Suzanne Griffin

Residents at the Miller Nursing Home are trying to beat the heat and staying cool by having ice cold lemonade and watermelon. We also enjoyed playing horse shoes and, of course, bingo. Our monthly Residents Council was also held this past week. More...

How do you treat a heat stroke victim?

Victims of heat stroke must receive immediate treatment to avoid permanent organ damage. First and foremost, cool the victim. More...

Students head back to the classrooms

Students in Miller County said good-bye to summer vacation on Friday, August 1, as they put on their backpacks and headed back to the classrooms. More...

City breaks ground for new wastewater treatment plant

On Friday August 1, officials from the City of Colquitt held ground-breaking ceremonies on the new $3 million wastewater treatment plant that is to be constructed in the city. More...

August 5 local primary results on website

Again, the General Primary Run-off results will not be in this edition, since it is printed and published before the election results will be known at approximately 8 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. This edition is printed Tuesday at around noon. More...

Religion

'The Weed Problem'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I heard a tale about a salesman who went to the door of a potential client. He knocked on the door and a nine-year-old boy answered. More...

Dealing with the burdens of life

submitted by Garland Mears

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life: Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. More...

Public Safety

Public Safety Report

July 28 799F Security Checks •Lights Off, City and County •Assist 800E July 29 799F Security Checks •Domestic, Hwy. 27 S. July 30 799G Serve Civil Paper, Crawford St. •Serve Civil Paper, Old Damascus Rd. More...

Law Enforcement Reports

Theft by Taking On Tuesday, July, 29 Deputy Mitchell was dispatched to Highway 27 South Apartments. More...

Living & Style

Marshall, McDonald to speak vows

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Marshall of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate E. Marshall of Athens, to Daniel P. McDonald of Milledgeville, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Mc- Donald Jr. of Chamblee. More...

You better slow down

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. It was sent by a medical doctor. SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? More...

Miss Teen Cairo crowned

Brooke Kelley was crowned Teen Miss Cairo on June 28, 2008. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

If it looks like a duck....it might just be a duck!

To those four county commissioners who signed the letter in last week's Liberal that dealt with what I write, and how I report the news, I guess you deserve my answer. More...

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Old Longing Still Lingers

This is shaping up to be the first time in years I haven't made it to the beach between Memorial and Labor Days. More...