April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MC Health Dept. issues info

Water Wells: Wells that have been completely surrounded or covered by recent flood water should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and then tested for bacterial contamination, prior to being used for drinking and cooking purposes. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A 17-yearold male was shot at Hutto McIver Homes on MLK Jr Dr. at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The youth was identified as Charles Smith. Witnesses have reported to Public Safety that he was shot by a white male with a rifle. More...

MC Health Department donates picnic table to Spring Creek Park

The Miller County Health Department recently received funds from the Southwest Georgia Health District Health Promotion budget for enhancing recreation parks and services. More...

Vice President Biden Announces $250 Recovery Payments to go to Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries in May

Payments will inject more than $13 Billion into Economy

Vice President Joe Biden and Michael J. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On March 27, Earnest Thompson said that he was traveling North on Highway 27, when a red pick-up truck pulled out in front of his vehicle and in order to miss colliding with the red truck, steered off the road way and into the More...

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Public Safety report

March 23 800S Suspicious Person/Vehicle x2 •Suspicious Person, Middle School •Escort 800S Traffic Stop, Martin Luther King Jr. St. •Assist 800H, Grow St. More...

Living & Style

Ms. Harrell, Mr. Fowler to wed

Ms. Trina Helms and Mr. Lamar Harrell, both of Bainbridge, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Harrell, to Tim Fowler Jr., both of Leesburg. Tim is the son of Mr. Tim Fowler Sr. and Ms. Debbie Taylor of Leesburg. More...

Why we are called grandparents

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls. More...

Godwin honored for service to international organization

Ronnie Godwin of Godwin Jewelers in Bainbridge was honored for his commendable service to the Board of Directors of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) at their recent semi-annual conference held in Tampa, Florida. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Cheap isn't always cheap!

You never know who you're going to run into. I know that this is old news to many of you in Colquitt, Donalsonville and especially Bainbridge. I was in a wreck last Tuesday. More...

Yes, I am a bad American

If only more people had the guts to say what this fellow said. Yes, I'm a bad American. I am the Liberal-Progressives worst nightmare. I am an American. I am a Master Mason and believe in God. More...

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Motorcycle, plow line, brought Gene Ragan to ABAC Tifton

In September of 1941, Gene Ragan rolled to a stop on his 1932 Harley Davidson motorcycle in front of the administration building at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. All his possessions were tied to the back of the Harley with a plow line. More...

Swamp Gravy ends season by thanking cast members

Swamp Gravy ended its spring season on Saturday evening, March 28. More...

Religion

Dealing With the Snake Problem'

Inspiration

Snake! Just hearing the word is enough to send waves of fear down the spines of some. Though not quite that extreme, I have no use for snakes. More...

Saved by the Grace of God

I was talking to a preacher the other day and got around to talking about our times and what's to come. The preacher said, "If we weren't living under His grace, we would really be in a mess. More...

Some broccoli

When we bought our first house, I rototilled a plot and planted a garden. Saturday morning at the farmers' market, I bought various vegetable sets including broccoli, which we really like. More...

School & Sports

Southwest Georgia Academy Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Students in grades 5-12 will be named on the Nine Weeks or Semester Honor Roll if all grading marks are 87 or above, and all conduct grades are satisfactory. More...

BC Student bicycling his way to France

Creativity and determination are two keys Bainbridge College foreign language major Anthony Yates is using to open the door to international education for himself and others. More...

Miller County High School Junior Marshals named

Junior Marshals named Miller County High School recently named the eight junior marshals that will lead the Class of 2009 at the high school graduation to be held in May. More...

Entertainment

Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story receives rave reviews

We have not seen much of Ralph Wilcox lately, the Southwest Georgia Film Commission Director. More...

Obituaries

BETTY ANN CHAMBLESS

Mrs. Betty Ann Chambless, age 70, of Colquitt died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mrs. Chambless was born May 10, 1938, in Miller County. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. More...

CALVIN E. DOLLAR

Calvin E. Dollar, 83, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating. More...

FRANK N. JONES SR.

Frank N. Jones, Sr., 75, of the Oak Grove Community, formerly of Cordova, AK and Franklinton, LA, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2009, at his residence. A memorial service was held at 12:00 p.m. More...

Health

Organ Transplant Crisis: A New Approach

April is National Donate Life Month, and 100,000 people in the U.S. are racing the clock for their survival. They need an organ transplant, and over half of these individuals will die before getting their life-saving operation. More...

Infant immunizations protect against diseases 'only a plane ride away'

During the 1950s, nearly every child developed measles, an easily spread virus known for causing a rash, fever, cough and watery eyes, and feared because it can also cause pneumonia, seizures, brain damage or death. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents have been staying busy over the past week. We had Sunday School with Mr. Charles Thorne Sunday morning, and members from Flat Creek Baptist Church came to share Sunday afternoon. Ms. More...