March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

'Eat More Peanuts'

Blakely- Thousands moved into the Blakely Square to enjoy the first annual Peanut Proud Expo Saturday, March 21. The word is out... More...

Georgia unemployment rate sets new record high of 9.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in February, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. More...

Spring sprang early

It was a beautiful spring day last Friday as spring sprang in Southwest Georgia, a day early from the traditional March 21 day. Spring arrived early this year. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sheriff's Deputies responded to a woman with a knife, threatening to hurt herself, a 14-year-old relative and her own baby on Thursday afternoon. More...

Nicholas Whitaker chosen as student of nine weeks

Jones-Wheat Elementary announced its Students of the Nine Weeks for the third nine weeks on March 17, 2009. Among them was Nicholas Whitaker of Colquitt. Nicholas is the son of Brent and Beth Whitaker of Colquitt. More...

It's Spring "Clean Up" Time in Colquitt

The City of Colquitt applied in 2008 for designation of a portion of the City as a Revitalization Area. Upon the State's award of that designation, the City continues to move forward with plans for revitalization. More...

School & Sports

SGA Literary Team wins second in state

Southwest Georgia Academy's literary team brought home the second place overall trophy in the GISA AA State Literary Competition at Valdosta State University March 19. More...

Seminole Ramlins

There was one gnat in church this morning, and he wore me out trying to keep him out of my eyes and ears, cain't stand it when they git in my ears and buzz. That's one sign of spring and another is the snakes is crawling in many places. More...

••• A short note to the president •••

Dear President Obama, Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. More...

Obituaries

SAM SUMMERLIN

Sam Summerlin, 35, of Moultrie, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1973, in Colquitt County and was the receiving manager for Lowe's of Moultrie. He was of the Baptist faith. More...

JUANITA MCKELLER

Mrs. Juanita McKeller, age 76, of Donalsonville died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Bishop Milton Pate officiating. More...

BRENDA SUE SYKES PHILLIPS

Mrs. Brenda Sue Sykes Phillips, age 59, of Bainbridge died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and attended Morningside Baptist Church. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home had another fun-packed week this past week. Sunday morning Mr. Charles Thorne came to give our Sunday School lesson, and members from Mother's Home came to share that afternoon. More...

***What is RSV?***

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a virus that causes coldlike symptoms in most people, but can cause serious illness in young infants. Most infants who suffer serious complications from RSV are under 6 months old. More...

From a Doctor: 'Laminin'

A couple of days ago I was running on my treadmill watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio, and I was blown away. I want to share what I learned, but I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want. I will share anyway. More...

Boil Water Order issued for private wells

A Boil Water Order has been issued by Southwest health District and is now in effect for private wells in the counties of Colquitt, Decatur, Miller and Seminole where water contamination has caused as a result of severe weather outbreaks on March 27 More...

Burglary suspect arrested

On Thursday, March 19, 2009, Tommy Moore, the owner of Moore's ACE Hardware and ACE Mini Storage, was in the process of checking his rental mini storage buildings. More...

Miller County Elementary Chorus receives Superior and Excellent Ratings

The Miller County Elementary School Chorus attended the large group performance evaluation in Albany on Thursday, March 12, 2009. More...

••• Gas prices up and down •••

by MCL staff writer

Nothing, not even the fickle stock market, President Obama's transfer of wealth with his bailouts and stimulus or even banks wanting their money they lent on over-priced houses, affects the American people like the price of gas, the fuel that runs More...

Religion

'Bring These to Church'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) In the traditional church world, there are some things many of us regularly bring to Sunday morning worship service: a Bible, a smile, non-noise making toys and snacks for the little o More...

Thank you, Father......

Dear God: I want to thank You for what you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards, I am thanking you right now. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

• On March 13, Christen L. Turpin was charged with one count Aggravated Stalking. • On March 14, Christopher Williams was charged with one count Simple Battery. More...

Vehicle Accidents

• On March 17, Glenda Lee Phillips was backing out of a parking place. Ralph B. Shaw was backing out of a parking place. Shaw backed into Phillips. Shaw was at fault for improper backing. More...

Public Safety report

March 16 799G Served Civil Paper x4 •Assist 799R, Three Notch Rd. •Assist 800H, First St. March 20 799R Possible Drugs, Hwy. 27 S. •Traffic Stop, Hwy. 39 •On-Star, Kelly Rd. More...

Living & Style

Nicholson, Achey to wed in April

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nicholson of Colquitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ainsley Nicholson, to Christopher Achey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Achey of Americus. More...

Adams, Moulton engaged to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Rusty) Adams of Donalsonville and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Phara celebrates birthday!

Phara Grace Fletcher celebrated her second birthday on Saturday, March 14, 2009, with a Wow Wow Wubbzy party. Helping her celebrate from Colquitt were her Grandma Allie Mae Richardson, Great-Uncle Bobby, and Great-Aunt Bev- erly Richardson. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Saturdays are my favorite, now

Someone sent me an article recently that made me think about writing this one. Since nothing is original, what we see, read, hear and live is how we think. I can write best, for me, about what I know about, and this has come with age. More...

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A Really Big Deal

When I was young I never dreamed I'd cure cancer — or even ringworm — but I hoped I'd at least make a good impression somewhere along the way. The older I get, the more I realize you don't have to change the world to make your mark. More...