April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Colquitt native featured in 'Professional Pilot' magazine

Established on May 1, 1997, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (VR1) operates as part of the Fleet Logistics Support Wing and the Naval Air Force Reserve. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Decatur County Sheriff's Deputies busted a gambling operation at the Zip Trip at Vada and Albany roads. Sheriff's Captain Chip Nix stated they had received numerous complaints on the video machines being operated for gambling. More...

Proudly They Serve

Private Justin Chandler of Colquitt graduated from basic training on March 26, 2009, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Private Chandler will be stationed in Fort Leonard Wood preparing and training to be a military police. More...

Ameris Bank announces new homeowner promotion plan

AMERIS BANK, Moultrie, Georgia - Ameris Bank has announced the release of their Homeowner Promotion Plan. The Ameris Bank Homeowner Promotion Plan will provide financing alternatives to prospective homeowners. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

SPRINGTIME TURKEY HUNTING NOT UP MY ALLEY

There's something scary about a springtime turkey season, something that spooks me a little. You know, one of those thisain't quite-right feelings. Maybe that's the reason I've never done a lot of turkey hunting. Now, don't get me wrong. More...

Sports news

Georgia residents who possess a valid Georgia Senior Citizen Honorary Hunting and Fishing License may hunt in Florida without Florida hunting licenses. More...

What a catch!

Larry King shows two large catfish he caught recently. He had two ice coolers full. Larry did not disclose where he caught them, but they were near his home. More...

Entertainment

"Sister Queens" Update

Allow me to catch you up to date on the progress of Sister Queens at the Olive Theatre in Donalsonville. In January, I nervously held an audition for nervous auditioners. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Fudge

Mrs. Elizabeth (Libba) Fudge, age 87, of Colquitt died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 5, at 3:00 p.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Dr. Carl Marshall officiating. More...

KITTIE MAE DAVIS

Mrs. Kittie Mae Davis, age 88, of Colquitt died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Kimbrel Chapel Church of God with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield and Rev. More...

Mary Elizabeth Smith

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith, 72, of Newton died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Smith was born August 14, 1936, in Homasassa, FL. More...

Health

FFA officers visit nursing home

Governor Sonny Perdue proclaimed March 15-21 "Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week" to honor an industry that touches every life in Georgia. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home had a week packed with excitement this past week. Sunday morning we started with Sunday School with Mr. Charles Thorne. Members from Union Baptist came to share Sunday afternoon. Monday morning Bro. More...

Medical breakthrough

A French doctor says, "Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks." A German doctor says, "That is nothing; we can take a lung out of one person, pu More...

Fire on Main Street, arson

Juvenile charged

On Wednesday, April 1, at 4:53 p.m., a 911 call was not an April Fool's joke, when a fire was reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Harper of 450 East Main Street. Fire and EMS units were dispatched to the scene. More...

Why we celebrate Easter

JESUS... In chemistry, he turned water to wine. In biology, he was born without the normal conception. In physics, he disproved the law of gravity when he ascended into heaven. More...

Religion

Why Do We Need Christ As Our Savior?'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) As we approach Easter and the remembrance of the death and resurrection of Christ, our human minds might cause us to wonder about our need for Christ as our Savior. More...

So you're getting older

The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On March 30, Jason Glen Holt advised that on his way to work he was trying to travel through a rough area in the roadway with water across the road. More...

Public Safety report

March 30 800C Domestic, Cuthbert St. •Traffic Stop x2 •Clear Parking Lot •E.O.C. Meeting •Close R.V. Park 800D Burglary, Cuthbert St. More...

Little Johnny

I love this kid.... Little Johnny's neighbors had a new baby. Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears. When the mother brought the baby home from the hospital, Little Johnny's family was invited over to see him. More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Shelby Yates

Saige, Kolby, and Ryleigh Yates would like to announce the birth of their sister, Shelby Ann Yates. Shelby was born December 8, 2008, and weighed six pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. More...

Happy Birthday, Ryleigh!

Ryleigh Marie Yates celebrated her second birthday at her PaPa Yates' house on March 14, 2009, with a Tinker Bell party. Her birthday was March 21. More...

Bear on the roof

A man wakes up one morning in Alaska to find a bear on his roof. So he looks in the yellow pages and sure enough, there's an ad for "Bear Removers." He calls the number, and the bear remover says he'll be over in 30 minutes. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We only have today! Use it wisely!

A brilliant person that knew how to start over again stated, " Today is the first day of the rest of your life." That quote by Charles Dederich has become one of my very favorites, especially as I go into the Autumn of my life. More...

Cartoon

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It's up you-------

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this. There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "up." It's easy to understand ... More...