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Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sheriff's Captain Chip Nix received information that several suspects would be in possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and traveling to 2632 Thomasville Highway, Campus Colony. At about 3 p.m. More...

Food bank gets help

A number of young people of the Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church participated in a food drive to help gather items for the Colquitt Food Bank which is sponsored by the Colquitt United Methodist Church. More...

Bill passed to prepay Georgia Power debt

ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 31 by a 107 to 66 margin. More...

School & Sports

The strangers in our home

This is very interesting and not the ending I had expected. A few years after I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town. More...

Griffin named to Samford Dean's List

Mary Elizabeth Griffin was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4. More...

Church organizes basketball league

The Colquitt First Baptist Church began the new year by organizing a basketball league for children in the community. Fifty-five children, ages 7-12, participated in this league. More...

Entertainment

"Sister Queens" Review

It all started with a one man show for the Red Hat Ladies society. On December thirteenth, 2008, I performed a variety show of classic Christmas songs at the Olive Theatre in Donalsonville. More...

Bran Muffins-

The couple was 85 years old, and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Things will get better, or worse!

I've got my bride home. If you are thinking about having foot surgery, I would suggest that you come and visit her. She will be at home for the next six to eight weeks hobbling around on one leg. More...

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Dog Days

Dear President Obama, Hope you and the family are finally getting settled at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Moving is bad in the best of times, and with all that's on your plate, it's probably even tougher. More...

Woman arrested for school bus incident

On Tuesday, February 24, a 49-year-old black female of 1730 Highway 91 north was arrested for allegedly going onto a Miller County school bus as an unauthorized person and interfered with the operation of a public school bus. More...

BOE holds called/closed meeting

A li ttle Th e Mille r County Board of Education held a called meeting Monday night at the board office on First Street. More...

Grant to host sixth 'Kids Day Out' - - - - -

On March 14, 2009, New Orleans Saints Star Charles Grant and the Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation will host Kids Day Out in Grant's hometown of Colquitt. More...

Religion

'When The Doctor Gets Sick'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) It is that dreaded time of year for me again--time for the annual physical examination! More...

The Road to Ruin

But if they confess their iniquity… if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt— then I will remember My covenant with Jacob. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On February 23, Lois Denise Jones was parked in a parking place. Nicole Thompson was turning into a parking place and struck Jones' vehicle. Thompson was found to be at fault for striking a parked car. More...

Public Safety report

February 23 800E Unlock Vehicle •Assist 800S with Harassing Communications •Direct Traffic x3 •Accident 800S Traffic Stop x2, Phillipsburg Rd. •Speak to Subject x2, Police Department •Dispute, E. College St. More...

Avoiding a Tax Audit

Atlanta, GA- All taxpayers dread the prospect of facing an Internal Revenue Service audit. More...

Living & Style

It's a girl!

Adrian Peterson Jr. would like to announce the birth of his sister, Avia Lashion Peterson. Avia was born Friday December 5, 2008, at 8:12 a.m. at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches. More...

Encouraging Words

God has shown us His great love by sending His Son Jesus to be born and to live among us setting the example of a sinless life. He died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin and to give us eternal life. More...

** A big celebration **

My wife and I were sitting in a fine restaurant. She looks over at a nearby table and sees a man in a drunken stupor; she kept glancing over at him throughout the meal. Finally, I said, "I notice you've been watching that man for some time now. More...

Obituaries

Joe Claude Griffin

Mr. Joe Claude Griffin, age 83, of Colquitt died Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Griffin was born December 28, 1925, in Miller County to the late Vaughn Jerome (Bud) Griffin and Eula Collins Griffin. More...

Justine Easom McKenzie

Mrs. Justine Easom McKenzie, age 93, of Melrose, FL, passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Services for Mrs. McKenzie were held on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. More...

JULIA ANN PICKLE

Mrs. Julia Ann Pickle of Donalsonville, formerly of Colquitt, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Pickle was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. More...

Health

Easy lifestyle changes for reducing cancer

In a startling reverse of a two-year downward trend, cancer-related deaths rose by more than 5,000 in 2005, as recently announced by the American Cancer Society. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home enjoyed their regular activities this past week along with a few extras. Sunday morning, Mr. Charles Thorne was here to give our Sunday School lesson, and members from Kimbrel's Chapel came to share that afternoon. More...

Tips for Minimizing 'Behind the Wheel' Stress

The Counseling Corner

There are plenty of things today that can leave us feeling anxious and stressed - the economy, job security, energy prices, terrorism alerts. It's a long list, and if you have children, especially teens, it gets even longer. More...