November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Good works are good even on Sunday

"Isn't it wrong to work on Sunday?" Now I've been asked that question many times, since I am guilty. The First Baptist Church in Colquitt brought the question back up last Sunday as they covered the town from 8 a.m. More...

Community

Old theatre getting a face-lift

At a recent meeting of the Colquitt Lions Club, Lion Billy Kimbrel stated that he brought in the "big guns" for the program. He introduced his wife, Karen. "You may have notice some renovation activity around the old downtown theatre. More...

It's a boy!

A new arrival came to the Lanes Monday morning. Riley Lane came into this world at 1:30 A.M., Monday, November 24, 2008, in Tallahassee, FL. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces, was 21 inches long and had a head full of hair. More...

Georgia DOT suspends major lane closures

In Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday…

TIFTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects in Southwest and South Central Georgia - suspending related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways - through Sunday to ease Th More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

JUST HAD TO BITE, DIDN'T YOU?

A little over a month ago I took a fishing trip to Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park near Blakely, Ga. There are two small lakes there that are pretty special to me. In one of them, my son caught his first all-byhimself fish nearly 18 years ago. More...

Bodreys' place in Peanut Festival

Becky Bodrey showed the Champion Spot Pig at the Peanut Festival in Dothan More...

A people's history of thanks

My family at Thanksgiving has a tradition of holding hands in a circle and naming what we're thankful for. More...

Obituaries

WARREN A. HERRING

Mr. Warren A. Herring, age 55 of Donalsonville died Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. Mr. Herring was born in Seminole County on September 9, 1952 to Mamie Burke Herring and the late Melvin Harmon Herring. More...

WILLIAM GLENN GLISSON

Mr. William Glenn Glisson, age 45 of Brinson died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Mr. Glisson was born July 17, 1963 in Quincy, FL. More...

MARION I. "JIM" GUEST

Marion I. "Jim" Guest, 87, died Nov. 1, 2008, in Branson, Mo. He was born Jan. 6, 1921, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., the first son of Marion Ashby Guest and Hattie Viola Rawls Guest, both from southwest Georgia pioneer families. More...

Health

Health Fair held at Miller County Hospital

Despite the misty rain, last Thursday morning, on November 13th, approximately 200 citizens of Colquitt turned out for the Health fair of Miller County Hospital and Nursing Home. Participants were welcomed at the Specialty Clinic at 7:00 a.m. More...

Nursing Home News

We had a week packed full of activities. We started the week off with Sunday School on Sunday morning and New Salem came to share that afternoon. Mr. Bob Roberts came to give the Bible Study on Monday morning. More...

The windows we look through

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. More...

Hometown Holidays opened Christmas season Sunday

Colquitt Coupon winners are...

The official holiday season opened this past weekend in Colquitt as Hometown Holidays got underway Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. More...

Gas price dropping- Let us give thanks

Just a few weeks ago, gas prices were tipping $4.00 per gallon. As of Monday evening, the lowest posted gas price in the nation was $1.12 per gallon at Ellensburg, WA. More...

Religion

"Give Thanks--Always?"

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Recorded in the midst of many other instructions in the Bible, we find these words: "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for yo More...

A Call to Prayer

I must share something with you as a pastor in our community. God has laid it upon my heart, and I truly believe that He is calling His people back to faithful prayer. More...

Liars in the church

A preacher finished the service one morning by saying, 'Next Sunday, I am going to preach on the subject of liars. As a preparation for my sermon, I would like you all to read Mark 17.' On the following Sunday, the preacher rose to begin. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Hit and Run On November 19th, Officer Scott Cleveland was dispatched to the Police Department in reference to taking a report. Burnell Grant stated that while his car (2003 Infiniti G35) had been damaged in the rear of the vehicle. More...

Public Safety report

911 Calls 11-16 Medical, Whites Bridge Rd. 11-17 Medical, W. Main St. 11-17 Unwanted Person, Cellphone 11-17 Suspicious Vehicle, Cellphone 11-18 Medical, Grow St. 11-19 Suspicious Vehicle, Phillips St. More...

Traffic Report from Oct 19 - Nov 19

• 94 - Speeding Tickets • 1 - Driving on Revoked Licences • 1 - Taillight Requirement • 1 - Passing in No Passing Zone • 1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign • 2 - Fugitive Arrest • 1 - Possession of More...

Living & Style

Letter from God to women

If you ever look at yourself and feel that you don't measure up, read this and your outlook will change before you finish reading it! This is good to keep, not just to read from time to time, but to also keep stored in your heart! More...

Holiday season more than meat

Side dishes take center stage on many holiday tables.

There won't be any meat on Robin Pratt's holiday table. Without a turkey or ham to fuss over, the Winterville, Ga., Web designer spends her extra time "focused on friends and family instead of the food," she said. More...

Thanksgiving Divorce

A man in Jacksonville calls his son in San Diego the day before Thanksgiving and says, 'I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

You could be a turkey!

As I was looking at the stock market tumble, along with much of our retirement income that we have saved over the past 52 years, I was going to join the pity-party that so many of us are going to these days. Times are tough. More...

Chief warns of flimflam artists

I received a new flim-flam e-mail today and thought it would be a good time to alert the citizens of Colquitt and Miller County of the crime of identity theft. More...

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