December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

MCHS graduate killed in two vehicle accident

Newton - A two-vehicle collision in Baker County claimed the life of a 20-year-old Miller County High School graduate Sunday night, December 7. More...

Community

Local leaders graduate from GA Academy for Economic Development

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2008 Region 10 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

The Western Caribbean

First of all, there was no sleep on Saturday night, too much excitement. Mr. and Mrs. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Two masked men robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night. At 10 p.m., E911 received a security alarm from the Quick Buys Convenience Store on Whigham Dairy Road. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

"Hallyluia" what a great week we've had. O.J. More...

Ray, Lee play in All-Star Game

Chandler Ray, left, and Miles Lee, right, were recently selected to play in the GISA All-Star Football Game in Macon on Saturday, December 6. The All-Star Red Team, which they were both on won 42-3. More...

SGA selects All-Region players

SGA recently named the All Region Football Players for 2008. They are (L-R) Austin Boyd, Danny Doster, Chandler Ray, Boone Kennedy, Keaton Smith, and Miles Lee. More...

Obituaries

J.W. GAINES

Mr. J.W. Gaines, age 76, of Baker County died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Gaines was born October 10, 1932, in Colquitt County. He was the son of the late Thurman Cary and Della Giles Gaines. More...

SUSAN AMANDA MULLIFORD

Susan Amanda Mulliford, age 20, of Newton died Sunday, December 7, 2008, in Baker County. Ms. Mulliford was born June 20, 1988, in Dougherty County. She was a graduate of Miller County High School where she was very active in the FFA. More...

LINDA GRACIE SIRMONS

Ms. Linda "Gracie" Sirmons of Moultrie died December 5, 2008, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta due to surgical complications. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

The residents at Miller Nursing Home have been getting ready for the holidays. The trees are up, and the lights are on. Residents enjoyed making ornaments to go on the tree in the dining room. More...

Have a bad cold-try this

VICKS VAPOR RUB During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it. More...

Stop the spread of colds and flu by washing your hands

According to the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, proper hand washing is the simplest and most effective preventive measure individuals can take to reduce the spread of colds, flu, skin infections and diarrhea. More...

Miller County High School Makes Gold

Miller County High School was honored as a winner of the 2008 Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) Awards. "We received a gold award for making great gains in student achievement," stated Principal Robert McIntosh. More...

Damage in park not reported

As I was picking up reports at the jail Monday, I noticed the park bench given in memory of former Miller County High School Principal David Richardson had been damaged. More...

Ms. Ruther celebrates 100 years

More people are reaching the age of 100, but very few reach the age of a centenarian with the wonderful attitude that this lady has. For the past few years, she has been one of the bright spots as a resident at Miller Nursing Home. More...

Religion

'The Power of A Dead Mouse'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I had a couple of capable young men doing some repair work for the church last week. More...

Grace: the Heart of Christmas

Although I've never traced my family tree, I know some folks who have invested a lot of time and money in tracing their genealogies. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On December 3, Ardella Perry Wyatt was traveling west on Dancer Street when Ralph Warren was turning right off Fudge Street, causing the accident between the two vehicles. More...

Public Safety report

911 Calls 12-01 Fall, S. Cuthbert St. 12-01 Domestic, Grow St. 12-03 Medical, Millerville Rd. 12-03 Domestic, N. Milford St. 12-03 Medical, Grady Cobb Rd. 12-03 Medical, N. Milford St. 12-03 Medical, E. College St. More...

Georgia Peanut Commission sets nomination meetings

MACON, GA -December 4, 2008 Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15 in Swainsboro and at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 in Colquitt. More...

Living & Style

Watering down baby formula to stretch dollars poses serious danger to infants

Financially strapped parents who add extra water to baby formula to hold down expenses put their infants at risk of malnutrition and water intoxication, warns Southwest Health District Public Health Director Jacqueline Grant. More...

Poinsettia, the Christmas plant

Poinsettia, the Christmas plant, is popular in many American homes. With the introduction of long-lasting cultivars, the popularity of the poinsettia has increased significantly. More...

Great Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Atlanta, GA- The holidays are a fun and exciting time of year, but they are also a time when you can end up spending more than you expected. Keep in mind that you don't have to bust your budget in order to show how much you care. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Good times in bad times

So you think we're having it bad- At a recent Christmas party, other than swapping gifts and eating too much, the talk was on the economy, the recession and a possible depression. What a dreary topic for a Christmas party. More...

Political Cartoon

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Ups and Downs

Bad times can bring out the best in people. And the worst. Especially during the holidays. More...