December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Water High and Risin'

Have you ever heard the old saying, "Water's high and risin?" Well, that was absolutely true last Wednesday and Thursday in this area of the state as rain storms and tornado watches blanketed the region. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - An early Thursday morning wreck on U.S. 27 North and Bethel Road caused one car to flip and sent four people to the hospital. More...

Phillips' reunion held Dec. 5

Descendants of Rufus and Lannie Phillips met at Helen's Friday, December 5. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and reminisced about the good old days. More...

Welcome, Emma LeAnn Atkinson

Roger and Tiffany Atkinson of Colquitt proudly announce the birth of their baby daughter, Emma LeAnn. Emma was born October 23, 2008, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. She weighed three pounds, four ounces and was 17 inches long. More...

Public Safety

Deer hits truck, both lose

You've always heard that it's a news story when man bites dog. It's not news in Southwest Georgia when a vehicle hits a deer. That is about as common as it gets, especially this time of year. More...

Public Safety report

911 Calls 12-08 Brush Fire, Brinson Rd. 12-09 Medical, Main St. 12-09 Fire, Mayhaw Rd. 12-10 Medical, Main St. 12-10 Phone Trouble x20, Main St. 12-10 Hang-Up, Dancer St. 12-10 Hang-Up, Dunlap Rd. More...

Report made on park bench damage

On December 8, Eddie Whitaker made a complaint with the Colquitt Police Department in reference to someone had taken apart the memorial park bench. The report stated that Mr. Whitaker advised that no damage was done. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Andrew J. Godfrey, Jr.

Mr. Andrew J. Godfrey, Jr., age 81, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donalsonville. Funeral services was held Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Dr. More...

Virginia Ann "ginger" boyd houston

Memorial Services for Ms. Virginia Ann "Ginger" Boyd Houston, 63, of Bainbridge was held Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 3:00 PM EST at Cox-Ware Funeral Home Chapel with her family presiding. Ms. More...

Vinie Ruth McCalvin

Mrs. Vinie Ruth McCalvin, age 56, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services was held Thursday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Oakview Church of God with Rev. Milton Pate officiating. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents and staff are gearing up for our Christmas party which will be Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. We have had a full week this past week. Sunday morning we enjoyed our regular Sunday School class with Mr. More...

Keep your ingredients fresh

As you start to prepare for the holidays, are you afraid to open your cupboard and look for those baking ingredients? Do you wonder if they are okay or should be thrown out? Do these items ever get too old? More...

Better than a flu shot

Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her, and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. More...

I've been good, Santa!

Christmas is just around the corner, and Santa is preparing to head back to the North Pole. He and his elves, along with Mrs. Claus, will be getting all of the toys and gifts ready for that long, fast ride early Thursday morning, December 25. More...

Two vehicle accident injures seven on U.S. Highway 27

On Saturday, December 13, a two vehicle accident occurred on U.S. Highway 27, just east of Spring Creek Bridge. More...

Gas prices are fickled!

Thank goodness gas prices are down. When we go to the pumps, we wonder is there a mistake when we fill up. The prices are down from last month a good bit. As the price of fuel goes down, the consumers are going back on the road. More...

Religion

"The Life Transforming Light"

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I hope all the bright decorative lights of this Christmas season will do more than fascinate and entertain us--I trust they will be a reminder of the Great Light, Jesus Christ, Who was More...

Priceless

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid, And bring so much happiness... just as they did. I want to pay back all the joy they've provided. Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited! More...

The easiest way to learn

A true story points to a universal truth about human beings: we learn best by watching how others behave. President Calvin Coolidge once invited friends from his hometown to dine with him at the White House. More...

School & Sports

Dressed for the big one

Philip Warren took this 8 point, 230 pound buck at one of his favorite hunting spots. The large deer was killed Friday morning, December 12, as the hunter was on his way to work. Check out his hunting clothes in the photo. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Bumper Sticker seen in Florida: "Tebow & Palin 2012". Chris Neely and Andy Koundourakis placed 6th and 8th places in the Georgia Top 12 on Lake Oconee in November and will go to Lake Gaston April 1st thru 4th, 2009. More...

Beat by the best

Wesleyan upsets ECI for Class A crown

The Miller County Pirates were knocked out of a trip to the Georgia Dome this year in a crushing 17-0 defeat to Wesleyan. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Happy Birthday to Us!

This is our largest edition of the year. It's our Christmas Edition. I notice several things in this very special edition that make me proud and a bit sad. More...

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Ebony Dots & Dashes

Mr. Clinton Murell was glad to have his sister, Eliza, and her husband visit with him for a few days last week. They are from Miami, FL. She and her husband come often to check on her brother. It's good to see such closeness with them. More...

Holidays

Uses for Christmas Trees

Dead trees lining the roads after Christmas are usually the last lonely reminders of the holiday season. This year, don't ditch that tree. Reuse it, says a University of Georgia expert Christmas tree saver. More...

The Best Christmas/Santa Story Ever Told

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at The Mayfair Mall. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of A little girl. "Who is this?" asked Santa, smiling. "Your friend? More...

The Small White Envelope

It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so. More...