March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The Bus Station holds grand opening & ribbon cutting

A dream became reality Friday, March 6, when the old bus station on the square was once again bubbling with activity. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Phillip Anderson was stabbed at Dowdells on Friday night at about 1 am. Dowdells is a club located on Highway 309, south of Fowlstown. Witnesses told the trouble began with Phillip Anderson began harassing an ex-girlfriend. More...

The road back starts here

Blakely being the "Peanut Proud" community struggling most under a dark cloud of negative publicity resulting from the salmonella outbreak which has bruised the entire peanut industry, it's fitting the effort to restore both the industry's image an More...

Another Democratic first

You can't make up stuff better than this! Ain't politics grand? HURRAH FOR THE DEMOCRATS! Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. More...

School & Sports

SGA Takes two in Season Opener

SGA opened its 2009 baseball season with a double-header against Northside Methodist of Dothan, AL. After falling behind 7-0 in the fourth, the Warriors came back to win 9-8. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

OLD MEN, MOUNTAINS, AND UNEXPECTED PLEASURE

It seemed like the last day of our heretofore successful fishing trip was going to be a washout. My trout-fishing partner and I left our Blairsville, Ga. motel at 6 a.m. More...

Bainbridge College to Test 4-Day Work Week This Summer

Bainbridge College President Dr. Tom Wilkerson announced to the college community today (March 4) that the college will move to a four-day week for the summer session. This includes the Early County Site in Blakely. More...

Entertainment

Out of Captivity

Out of Captivity is a book written by former Colquitt native, Keith Stansell, along with Marc Gonsalves and Tom Howe, who were held captive for five and 1/2 years. The following is a excerpt of the book. More...

Obituaries

EARLENE HEAR D REN TZ

Mrs. Earlene Heard Rentz, age 83, of Colquitt died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mrs. Rentz was a homemaker and was a member of Notchaway Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. More...

COLLEEN HOUSTON CHAN DLER

Colleen Houston Chandler of Dawson died at her residence on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Mrs. Chandler was born July 10, 1934, to the late Collie Houston and Natalie Cowart Houston. More...

Jerry Lewis savage

Mr. Jerry Lewis Savage, age 74, of Griffin passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Mr. Savage was born on September 3, 1934, in Piedmont, Alabama, to the late Lewis Francis Savage and the late Lila Monteel Woods Savage. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents at the Miller Nursing Home enjoyed their regular activities this past week. We started our week Sunday morning with Mr. Charles Thorne leading Sunday School. On Monday morning Ms. More...

Cancel your credit card before you die

Now some people are really stupid!!!! Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die. This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today. More...

The Counseling Corner

Tips for Minimizing 'Behind the Wheel' Stress

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...

MCHS names STAR Student and Teacher

Megan Phillips has been named 2009 PAGE STAR Student for Miller County High School. The announcement was made by Tracy Pickle, representative of Ameris Bank in Colquitt, local sponsor of the Miller County STAR program. More...

City/County probation department created

For years, Colquitt and Miller County have made efforts to consolidate services, which in most cases has been a good thing. More...

Religion

You Can Make A Difference'

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) There is a story told about a man who, as he walked the seashore, noticed that far ahead of him was another man who would make a few steps, then stop, stoop over, and toss something in More...

So how was your life?

He was a most remarkable man. A man of years clearly mapped out upon his face. Clean, well kept, but not pretentious in his style or dress. I shook his hand and felt a mix of gentle wear and hardened, callus, leather-like skin. More...

Public Safety

public safety report

February 22 799G Unlock Vehicle, Kelly Rd. February 25 799G Unlock Vehicle, Hornsby Rd. •Served Subpoena x2, Perry St. •Served Civil Paper, Michael St. •Served Civil Paper, Whites Bridge Rd. More...

Law Enforcement Report

• On March 2, Otis T. Thornton was charged with Public Drunkenness. • On March 4, Kewanda Houston was charged with Leaving Motor Vehicle Unattended. More...

Georgia State Patrol Report

Post 14 - Colquitt, GA

State Troopers from the Colquitt Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of February in Miller County. More...

Living & Style

Dupuis, Everson speak wedding vows

Megan Leigh Everson and Stephen Marc Dupuis were united in marriage during a January 10, 2009, ceremony at First Baptist Church in Blakely. Rev. More...

Addison, Grant to wed

Mr. Toby and Dr. Ann Addison are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Lori Addison, to Dr. Timothy Grant, both of Orlando, Florida. Dr. Grant is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dale Grant of Sanford, Florida. More...

It's a boy!

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Garney of Colquitt are proud to announce the birth of their son, Preston Davis, born Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at 10:19 p.m. He weighed nine pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We reap what we sow, every time!

Change came last Sunday night. If the truth were known, I'll bet some lily-livered liberal thought this up. Daylight Savings Time came in at 2:00 a.m. last Sunday morning. More...

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What's in a Name?

It's a poorly kept "secret" that just about anyone who has ever written for a newspaper hopes to one day write a best-selling book. Or at least a well-distributed gospel tract. Me, too. Hopefully, before newspapers are extinct. More...