August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

It could have been much worse

The Colquitt/Miller County Volunteer Fire Department, sheriff officers and Miller County Ambulance Service were dispatched by Miller County E911 to a potential disaster Friday afternoon, August 8, at 4:46 p.m. More...

Community

Swamp Gossip coming soon

Ten reasons to elope

Grab yourself a cup of coffee, slice off a piece of that pound cake and pull up a chair. More...

Golden Triangle RCD helping Southwest Georgia

Colquitt Lions Club president, Dr. Joe Grimsley opened the meeting Wednesday, August 6, by welcoming the newest member, MCHS Principal Robert McIntosh. The president then opened with prayer and led with Pledge to the Flag. More...

First workers at Georgia's Kia plant hired

Twenty-eight people have been hired from a pool of 43,000 applicants; by the end of the year, there will be 700 employees working at the car plant. More...

School & Sports

MCHS FFA News

Hey, everyone, it was great seeing everybody on the first day of school. On Thursday, July 31, FFA officers helped decorate bulletin boards and helped get things ready for ag classes. The ag classes are now in full swing. More...

We need to watch those headlines

Here are some newspaper headlines that were printed. How do the proofreaders have a job? •Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter •Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, More...

MCHS Graduate claims another Bodybuilding Title

Shawn Wolfe, Air Force Master Sergeant stationed at Keesler AFB assigned to the 81TRSS, recently competed in the 25th Annual NPC Southern Classic held in Jackson, MS, on June 7 and captured the title for Men's Open Middleweight Champion with an inv More...

Obituaries

Beulah Bundy McCorkle

Mrs. Beulah Bundy Mc- Corkle, age 86, of Blakely died Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. McCorkle was born August 29, 1921, in Miller County. She was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. More...

Emmitt Henderson

Mr. Emmitt Henderson, age 72, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Albany Heath Care. Mr. Henderson was the youngest of eight children born to Buster Peterson and Nora Reynolds Henderson in Colquitt. More...

Wilma Hilburn Hamilton

Mrs. Wilma Hilburn Hamilton, age 104, of Hanies City, FL, died Thursday, August 7, 2008, in Tampa, FL. Mrs. Hamilton was born December 28, 1903. She was a retired nurse. She was a graduate of Piedmont School of Nursing in Atlanta. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents at the Miller Nursing Home had a week full of activities. Mr. Charles Thorne was here for Sunday School on Sunday, and Mt. Olive came on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning Ms. More...

Kid' s meals not for kids?

In a recent article in the Macon Telegraph by Phil Dodson, "Feeding our kids slow poison," were some observations we can already see in our children. They are getting fatter. Much of this article was written by Mr. Dodson. More...

Blood donors of all types needed to end summer blood shortage

ATLANTA - As students throughout the region bid farewell to summer, the American Red Cross wants to remind donors that though school is back in session, the summer blood shortage is far from over. More...

Arrest ends three-county chase

On August 8, 2008, Miller County 911 dispatch was notified of a vehicle chase coming from Seminole County into Miller County. More...

Close race for Clerk of Court won by Johnson

The Miller County Democratic General Primary Runoff held Tuesday, August 5, was close between the two local runoff candidates. More...

Religion

'Stay Near The Source'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) While in a training session last week, I heard an interesting quote: "Being close to the source of authority usually improves our behavior. More...

God and rain

One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. More...

Public Safety

Public Safety Report

August 01 800F Accident x2 •Busy, Sheriff's Office •Stolen Property, Cuthbert St. •Reported Road Hazard, 91 and 27 800S Speak with Subject, Police Department •Speak with Subject and Juvenile, More...

Motorcycle accident injures one

On Thursday, August 7, Gregory Lee Hartzog was traveling north bound on Highway 45 South on a 2005 Suzuki GSX600F. Hartzog entered into a curve and was traveling too fast for conditions. More...

Two boys in trouble

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble, and their parents know all about it. If any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved. More...

Living & Style

Enfinger, Tucker speak vows

Anita Michelle Tucker of Donalsonville and Terry Rodger Enfinger of Slocomb were united in marriage at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville in an evening ceremony on June 7, 2008. Rev. Kirk Loyless officiated. More...

A biker story

A biker is riding by the zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. More...

It's a boy!

Lance Corporal and Mrs. Mitchell B. Gowan of Cherry Point, North Carolina, announce the arrival of their son, Brinson Kade. He was born Tuesday, August 5, 2008, and weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Take me out to the ballpark-

School started back, the local election of county officers has been decided, we took our grandson back home, so he could start the first grade, one of my co-worker has almost become a grandma and a number of our friends have died in the past severa More...

Weary of Wildlife

My wife thinks I'm crazy. Since she was raised right, she's too polite to say it out loud, but I can tell. Every now and then, I'll do or say something that makes her bite her lip or roll her eyes, and I know she's thinking, "He ain't right. More...

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