March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Milford St. gone, Martin Luther King Jr. St. in

The Colquitt mayor and council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10. Several very important items were discussed, and some were voted on. All of the issues will affect taxes in Colquitt. More...

Peanut Proud EXPO coming to Blakely

Blakely will host a special event Saturday, March 21, to educate consumers that peanuts and peanut butter are safe, nutritious and trustworthy. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The corner of Stinson and Columbia Streets is known as a hot spot for one of our local gangs and an area where shots fired is not uncommon. More...

Colquitt Garden Club holds work day

The Butterfly Garden at Spring Creek Park has a new fresh look. The Colquitt Garden Club held its annual work day last Tuesday, March 10, refurbishing, replanting and doing general maintenance. More...

Ceremonies to be held for Civil War headstones

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 11 a.m, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be holding a Civil War headstone ceremony at the Old and New Sardis Cemeteries, Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church and a priv More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Suspended License On March 11, Terrica L. Backey was charged with Loud Music and Driving While License Suspended. More...

Please show up for jury duty

Hold on to your seats and get your head scratchers ready. It's time again for the annual Stella Awards! More...

Public Safety report

March 7 800C Fair Detail •Traffic Stop x2 •Ran Intox •Domestic, Hwy. 45 North •Suspicious Person, Hwy. 45 N. More...

Living & Style

Prince, O'Brien to Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lane of Iron City and James L. Prince of Decatur, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Lynn Prince, to John Bernard O'Brien III of Douglas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bernard O'Brien of Douglas. More...

Married humor

Wife: "What are you doing?" Husband : Nothing. Wife: "Nothing? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an hour." Husband: "I was looking for the expiration date." *** Wife: "Do you want dinner?" Husband: "Sure! What are my choices? More...

Maxwell, Bell to exchange wedding vows

Buck and Martha Maxwell of Whigham are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ashley Turner of Bainbridge, to Hayes Williams Bell, also of Bainbridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents enjoyed having Mr. Charles Thorne giving their Sunday School lesson Sunday morning, and members from Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church came to share Sunday afternoon. More...

'I hope you dance'

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. The last line says it all. Dear Bertha, I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. More...

Male Involvement helps local church

On Thursday, March 5, 2009, a few of Miller County Head Start's Fatherhood/ Male Involvement Committee volunteered their time and services to Pleasant Hill Church. The men cleaned the church cemetery to save the church money and hard work. More...

Agriculture

Useful information about crop rotation

Growing the same crop repeatedly in the same place eventually depletes the soil of various nutrients. More...

Agriculture: it's more than cows and plows

From oxen and horses drawing equipment down a field to tractors with onboard computers and the power of up to 300 horses, American farmers have increased their production capacity to keep up with the ever expanding population. More...

Agriculture Education: Building our Future

Agriculture is the foundation on which Georgia's history was built. But, it is also the key to our state's future. More...

Kids' Day Out just keeps getting better

It was a nearly perfect day for having a good time. Kids, from infants to 95, were out in full force at the annual Charles Grant Kids' Day Out right here in Colquitt. More...

Finally a photography studio in Colquitt!!!

Looking for the Kodak moment of your life? You can find it at the new photography studio in Colquitt, GA. Twilight Photography has arrived with Lorri Tennant behind the camera. More...

Religion

'Vital Communication'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Gale and I completed one of our required annual tasks a few days ago--we gave an accounting to the government of our earnings last year. More...

Getting things done

Every now and then God gently taps you on the shoulder and reminds you of what life is all about. I got just such a tap the other day. 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...

School & Sports

Miller County FFA Alumni meet

The Miller County FFA Alumni met on March 12, 2009, at the high school cafeteria. Bill Spooner welcomed the members. Harry Davis gave the invocation after which a delicious meal was enjoyed. More...

• Things you should believe •

A birth certificate shows we were born. A death certificate shows we died. Pictures show we lived! Have a seat...Relax. ..And read this slowly. I Believe...Just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other. More...

You don't want to catch fish like this

Timmy Corley went down to his private pond next to his home in the edge of Early County. What he found was not what a fisherman wants to find. He found fish, hundreds of fish dying. It's called pond turnover. More...

Obituaries

Laverne Mims

Funeral services for Mrs. Laverne Mims, age 71, of Ragland, AL, (formerly of Bainbridge) was held Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Cox - Ware Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

RONALD WALKER SR.

Mr. Ronald Walker Sr., age 52, of Colquitt died Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Mr. Walker was born June 10, 1956, in Colquitt to Frances Walker and the late Willie James Walker. More...

Vada Chance Spooner

Ms. Vada Chance Spooner, age 96, of Iron City, passed away Monday, March 16, 2009, at Bainbridge Memorial Manor in Bainbridge. Funeral services for Ms. Spooner were held on Wednesday, March 18, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We're doing just fine!

One of the most asked questions that I have heard for the past two weeks is, "How is Betty Jo?" Another occasionally asked question is, "How are you doing with your new jobs?" The most asked question is where is "As You See It"? More...

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Death and Discovery

It wasn't my first funeral. But it was the first when I'd been considered enough of a "grown-up" to wander around unsupervised before the service started. More...