December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa visits Miller Nursing Home

Christmas is in the air at Miller Nursing Home and has been for the month of December. The residents and staff have enjoyed the visits from schools, churches and anyone else who has taken the time to visit them. More...

Early Deadlines

For the last edition of 2008, our press time has changed to Monday, December 29. We are requesting that all ads, display, classified and legals be in the office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 26. More...

Community

Dept. of Labor to help Cooper Tire employees

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has said that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide assistance to employees who are expected to lose their jobs at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Dougherty County. More...

Spring Creek Watershed Holds Annual Adopt-A-Stream Creek Clean-up Event

On October 11, 2008, a dedicated group from the Spring Creek Watershed Partnership participated in a Rivers-Alive creek clean-up event. The creek clean-up took place on Spring Creek off Highway 84 at the public boat landing near Brinson. More...

2009 Legislative preview

On Monday, January 15, the 150th session of the Georgia General Assembly will meet in Atlanta. More...

School & Sports

SGA holds athletic banquet

Football All-Region: Left to right: Austin Boyd, Danny Doster, Chandler Ray, Boone Kennedy, Keaton Smith, Miles Lee More...

Puppy size------------------

'Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this,' the mother told the volunteer. More...

MCHS FFA News

I hope everyone had a good week. On Saturday December 13, the FFA officers had their local Christmas party at Mrs. Sherry Calhoun's house. We ate and exchanged gifts. The officer team would like to thank Mrs. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Two birthdays in two weeks! Two choices!

We've/I've had two birthdays in the past few days. Our first birthday was being in the newspaper business for 111 years. That was last week's edition. More...

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Sound Advice

You never know where a good tip is going to turn up. Recently, a friend sent along some words of advice from the world of music. The author of these tips is the late, great jazz piano player Thelonious Monk. More...

One vehicle accident injures one

A one vehicle accident occurred Friday, December 19, on Highway 45 North at the intersection of Clay Brown Road. The accident happened when Kelvin Deshawn Brown of Donalsonville was traveling north on GA Highway 45 in a 1996 Ford van. More...

National lifesaver weekend begins holiday patrol period

(ATLANTA) - The Georgia State Patrol stepped up patrols for impaired drivers this past weekend as National Lifesaver Weekend began the Christmas and New Year's holiday enforcement period. More...

Pirate Mascot named 'Best of the Best'

According to a recent article in the Albany Herald's sports section, "Best of the Best," the best rivalry was The Family Feud - Miller County vs. Seminole County. More...

Religion

'A Personal and Lasting Gift'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I like to give gifts, and I enjoy receiving them as well. More...

Unexpected Places

Throughout history, we find God in some very unusual and unexpected places. Tired, weary, and fearful, Jacob discovered God's presence in an unexpected place (Gen. 28:10-22). More...

Public Safety

GA DOT suspends construction for Christmas

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 the Christmas Holid More...

Public Safety report

911 Calls 12-16 Vehicle in Ditch, 27 S. 12-17 Test, AT&T 12-17 Unlock Vehicle, Reed St. 12-17 Domestic, Transfer to Baker County 12-17 Medical, Shingler Rd. 12-18 Medical, N. Milford St. 12-18 Fire, Pond Town Ln. More...

Miller County Sheriff's Office citations issued from Nov. 19 until Dec. 19

Speeding - 49 Poss. of Marijuana - 1 Open Container - 2 Failure to Maintain Lane - 1 DUI - 1 More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH TALMADGE SANDERS

Mr. Joseph Talmadge Sanders, age 91, of Colquitt died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Sanders was born January 26, 1917, in Baker County. More...

REGINA ANN DANIELS

Regina Ann Daniels of Donalsonville died Friday, December 19, 2008, in Tifton. Ms. Daniels was a speech therapist with the Seminole County Board of Education System and was an EMT with the Seminole County Ambulance Service. More...

BOBBY BRUCE GLEATON

Mr. Bobby Bruce Gleaton, age 73, of Arlington passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Gleaton was born October 10, 1935. He was retired from the City of Albany after 28 years of service. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

What fun we have had this week. It has been jammed packed with Santa, parties, singing, and lots of fun. Sunday morning we started out with our regular Sunday School class with Mr. Charles. More...

BC Paramedic Program to Start Jan. 7

Area Health Care Facilities Donate Equipment

As southwest Georgia continues to experience the need for a variety of health care professionals, Bainbridge College (BC) now offers the Paramedic Technology Program, thanks in no small part to the generosity of area hospitals and Emergency Medical More...

Inner Peace and calm

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can get going without pep pills, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every d More...