April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MAY-HAW a hit, again!

These three actors are friends of mine, and they really aren't what they seem, really! The MAY-HAW show that just concluded this weekend just keeps getting better with each season. More...

Recarlo Williams named one of Southwest Georgia's '40 under 40'

Recarlo Williams, 25, of Colquitt, was named one of Southwest Georgia's "40 under 40" in the Albany Herald's Sunday edition on April 26. Carlos is employed by the Miller/Seminole County Department of Family and Children Services. More...

Community

MCHS Class of 1954 enjoys 55th reunion

The MCHS Class of 1954 held its 55th class reunion, Friday, April 18, 2009, at the American Legion Hall. A great time of fellowshipping, hugging and reminiscing was enjoyed before the dinner was served. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A wild 45 minute car chase ended with an arrest when Cpl. Aaron Brown found Mark Phillips hiding in a tree near his abandoned car. A woman in the Wal- Mart parking lot set her purse on her car to load groceries. More...

Man with one arm

A man lost one of his arms in an accident. He became very depressed because he had loved to play guitar and a lot of things that took two arms. One day he could not stand it anymore. He decided to commit suicide. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On April 21, Roger Garth Burleson was turning north onto First Street. Burleson ran down two signs with the trailer on his semi truck. Burleson was found to be at fault for improper turn. More...

Arrest/Booking Reports

• William Stanley Shedd - Cruelty to Children and Aggravated Assault • Aaron B Streety - Battery • Larry Wolfe - Habitual Violator, Improper Passing, More...

Public Safety

report

April 20 800S Fight, Main St. •Dispute, W. Pine St. April 21 800E Suspicious Vehicle, Hwy. 45 N. •Accident, College and First St. •Suspicious Vehicle, Fourth and Pine St. More...

Living & Style

Wedding Planning During the Recession: What Happens if You Get Laid Off?

Here it is in plain English: The economy sucks. But that doesn't mean your wedding has to suck too. The US recession and generally terrible state of the world's economy has many people questioning their future plans. More...

The Devil and The Duck

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. More...

Kathryn Masters christened

On Sunday, March 29, 2009, Margaret Kathryn Masters, daughter of Mitch and Margaret Mathis, was christened at the 11:15 a.m. service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. More...

Obituaries

NAVY EARNEST J. "ERNIE" SHEFFIELD

Retired Chief Navy Gunner mate, Navy Earnest J. "Ernie" Sheffield, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in a local care facility in Lake Charles, LA. A native of Georgia, Ernie had resided in Lake Charles for the last 25 years. More...

JANICE W. COOK

Mrs. Janice W. Cook of Colquitt died Wednesday, April 2, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Cook was born April 4, 1936, in Dale County, AL. She was a homemaker and a retired florist. She was a member of Cook's Union Methodist Church. More...

GLORIA ANN JOSEY TRYLOVICH

Mrs. Gloria Ann Josey Trylovich, 68, of Jackson Drive in Leesburg died Monday, March 30, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home in Albany with Rev. Chip Gresham and Mr. More...

Health

Colquitt/Miller County Fire/EMS to stage accident - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m.

Just another reminder from Colquitt/Miller County Fire/EMS. This is another reminder to make the public aware of an accident that we are in the process of planning and staging to take place at prom time this year. More...

Regular screenings encouraged for sexually transmitted infections

HOUSTON - When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, experts at Baylor College of Medicine tout the ABCs - Abstinence, Be faithful, and Condoms. But another letter is also important - 'S,' as in silent. More...

The Italian secret for a long marriage

At Saint Mary's Catholic Church they have a weekly husband's marriage seminar. More...

Former resident honored in Washington, D.C.

Sharon Justice Bull and her sister, Terri Justice Octon, daughter of the late John L. Justice, attended the "In Memory Program" Monday, April 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. "The service honoring the memory of their father, John L. More...

City of Colquitt Hosts Cleanup Day - - - - - - - - -

On Saturday April 11, the City of Colquitt hosted an annual Clean Up Day for residents of the city. Several volunteers were on hand for the event which met at the James Merritt Recreation Center on Taylor Street at 9:00 a.m. More...

Daniel Pearce earns highest score in North America

Daniel Pearce received the highest score in North America geographical region on the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination given in December 2008. More...

Religion

'Missing the Obvious'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Gale and I took a short getaway during her spring break last week and visited one of our favorite places on the planet--Epworth by the Sea. More...

Prayer can have power

Someone has said that, if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. More...

Sunday morning

The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

Here's my contribution to the Bobby Walden Hiway, "Bobby tole me that creeks and branch heads south of Cairo was so thick that when he was in hi school, 2 loggers with a cross cut saw sawed a tree down and set down for a smoke of Prince Albert. More...

MCHS Band Receives Excellent and Superior Ratings

On Thursday, March 12, the Miller County Symphonic Band under the direction of Richard Horne traveled to Cairo to perform at the GMEA District II Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). More...

• Things to beware for dogs •

Written by: Laurinda Morris, DVM This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was a 56-pound, 5-year-old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

'Sister Queens' well received!

After writing, casting, directing, preparing props, costuming, and promoting "Sister Queens," the pageant spoof musical comedy was finally ready to come to life on stage. More...

Swamp Gravy Hits the Road

Colquitt, Georgia- Colquitt's own Swamp Gravy was back in the spotlight- this time at Exploring Innovations A Conference on Community Development. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

You maybe a 'rightwing extremist' if-

According to President Barack Hussein Obama's U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, I am a "rightwing extremist." In my opinion, she is a racist, powerhungry politician. She would be a prime pick for Obama's Supreme Court. More...

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Tea and Sympathy

On April 15, 2009, a few million American citizens got together and celebrated Tax Day by throwing what were billed as "Tea Parties." Organizers were allegedly inspired by the 1773 Boston Tea Party, a festive event during which American colonists More...