May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks

We have some interesting, strange, darling people come through our city/town/community of Colquitt, but this might be one in a million. Charlotte Boston called from the Tarrer Inn to tell me of a possible story of a person staying there. More...

Community

MCHS Class of 1949 celebrates 60th reunion

The MCHS Class of 1949 held its 60th class reunion, Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, 2009. On Friday, April 17, the class met at the Moby Dick Restaurant for dinner. Charles Bevis, the planner of the reunion, welcomed everyone. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge -When a man walked into the Donalsonville emergency room with a knife stuck out of his back; it was not a Halloween gag. Edward Earl Chambers viciously plunged to the hilt a 6" knife into the back of 47-year-old Joseph Curls. More...

Phillips' family reunion enjoyed by all

The fourth annual Daniel E. Phillips Family Reunion was held on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the American Legion Home in Colquitt. More...

School & Sports

Miller FFA Junior Natural Resources Team places first in area

The Miller County FFA Junior Natural Resources Team placed first from a field of seven teams at the Area 5 competition at Reed Bingham State Park near Adel, GA, on Tuesday, April 28. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

I'LL GRILL AS GOD INTENDED, THANK YOU

I don't watch much television, and when I do I'm usually disappointed. More...

A lesson from bees

I was surprised when our friend Charlie joined our prayer group. Charlie wasn't a joiner. So the next time I saw him I asked him about it. More...

Entertainment

Library News

Food for Fines at Your Library Looking for a different way to pay for overdue fines? The Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will accept nonperishable food donations to pay for overdue fines. More...

Fifty Years of Math 1957 - 2007 (in the USA )

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2, and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. More...

•Maybe•

Maybe...God wanted us to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I miss Ma every day-

Here it is Mother's Day again, and at my age, I still miss my ma. I was looking for something the other day, as I am always doing, and came across Ma's original writings of her remembrances of her life. More...

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Geek Week

Spring break is finally over for most school kids. I'm glad I'm not one of them. From what I see and hear, I couldn't hack the current sun-and-suds scene. More...

Widner is 2009 State Star Farmer

Miller County FFA member, Brooke Widner, was named the 2009 State Star Farmer of the Georgia FFA Association on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the 81st Georgia FFA Convention. More...

New big guy in town

St. Augustine Alligator Farm gets biggest gator yet

Benny West is not usually an alligator's best friend. West, a Georgia trapper, typically kills alligators for a living. More...

Moby Dick Restaurant holds grand opening

A large group of friends, family and business constituents gathered last Friday, May 1, for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Colquitt's newest restaurant, The Moby Dick. More...

Religion

'When You Don't Know What To Do'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) While traveling the other day in another part of the state, I came upon a sign stating that the road was closed to through traffic. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On April 27, Tori Lamira Worthy was traveling east on Harmony Church Road when a deer came into the roadway striking the front passenger side of the vehicle. There was slight damage to the vehicle. More...

Public Safety report

April 27 800G Suspicious Person, Bird St. •Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Crawford and College St. •Escort April 28 800E Unlock Vehicle •Loud Music, Grow St. More...

Arrest/ Booking Reports

• Earnest Thompson - Peeping Tom • Christian Elijah Foster - Driving Under Influence, Child Endangerment, Adult Restraint Law Seat Belt, Child Restraint Law, and Stop Sign Violation More...

Living & Style

Kayla celebrates 21st birthday

Kayla Fountain celebrated her 21st birthday on April 28 at The Captain's Cup on the square in Colquitt. Her birthday was actually on April 30, but she enjoyed an early celebration with her friends and family. More...

McLendon-Phillips Act II - May 16, 2009

One year ago this May, Joshua Allen Philips proposed to Alexandria Day McLendon at the conclusion of a Swamp Gravy production in the Albany Municipal Auditorium. More...

Two ladies in Heaven

Two ladies talking in Heaven-- First woman: Hi! My name is Wanda. Second woman: Hi! I'm Sylvia. How'd you die? First woman: I froze to death. Second woman: How horrible! First woman: It wasn't so bad. More...

Obituaries

Eunice Jewell Buckhalter

Mrs. Eunice Jewell Buckhalter of Jakin died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Odom officiating. More...

Wanda Lynn Wester Veteto

Wanda Lynn Wester Veteto, age 57, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. The memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, on the grounds of Curry Hill Plantation near Climax with visitation immediately following. More...

H.C. Cook

H. C. Cook, age 91, of Haines City, FL, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, FL, from heart failure. Mr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents and staff have been very busy with our regular scheduled activities. We are all excited about our upcoming week. May 11-15, 2009, we will be observing National Nursing Home Week. More...

Red Hills Gerontology Symposium held

The Red Hills Gerontology Symposium was held March 19, 2009, at Thomas University. More...