May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School building damaged

It has been reported that at least 17 Miller County High School seniors chalked and glued school property Tuesday night, May 12. The incident was handled by school personnel and was not turned over to police or other law enforcement agencies. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Bainbridge woman was killed after her vehicle overturned in a vehicle accident that occurred Monday afternoon, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. More...

Proudly They Serve

David Kent Barwick was just promoted to Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and finished "A School" at NAS Pensacola on May 1, 2009, after five months of training. More...

Georgia Disaster Aid approaches $2 million

ATLANTA - A week after a federal disaster declaration due to storms and flooding in southern Georgia, more than $1.9 million in assistance has been approved to help individuals and households with disaster losses. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

GREAT (?) MINDS THINK ALIKE

Several years ago, my friend Barnes and I were fishing Wildcat Creek in Rabun County, Ga. It was a tough morning. The trout were simply not cooperating. "Let's go to the Tallulah," said Barnes. "No, let's give it awhile longer here," I replied. More...

Seminole Ramlins

Gen. George Washington arranged for the forerunner of the Purple Heart to be made to give to soldiers who distinguished themselves above and beyond the call of duty, only three were given in the Revolutionary War. The first was Sgt. More...

Annual Honors Program held

The annual honors and awards program was held Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Miller County High School Cafeteria. Courtney Brownlee, president of the Senior Beta Club, gave the welcome, followed by Kelly Lane giving the invocation. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS E. BUSH

Mr. Thomas E. Bush Jr., age 82, of Hattiesburg, MS, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Bush was a retired sales representative and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, MS. More...

MARGARET HOUSTON JARRETT

Mrs. Margaret Houston Jarrett, age 73, of Rome passed away on Sunday morning, May 10, 2009, after a long and inspirational battle with cancer. She was born Margaret Alice Houston in Miller County, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Carlton R. More...

LUCILLE WHITEHEAD SMITH

Mrs. Lucille Whitehead Smith, age 92, of Colquitt died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Miller Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born July 6, 1917, in Houston County, Alabama, to the late Jefferson Thomas Whitehead and Arkie Stewart Whitehead. More...

Health

Asparagus/cancer

Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article, entitled, "Asparagus for cancer" printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents had a packed full week this past week in celebration of our National Nursing Home Week. We kicked the week off Monday morning with a balloon release. The Posie Patch and Bride and Gift gave balloons for our residents to release. More...

Inspect your watersubmitted

A Department of Water Resources representative stops at a Texas ranch and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation. The old rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there. More...

Davis elected Psi State President

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce that Mrs. Jo S. More...

'Coach of the Year'

Educator/coach and friend to our youth, Renza Israel, was recently named region baseball Coach of the Year. Coach Israel said, "Anytime you are presented with an award such as this it is an honor. More...

Religion

'Think Twice--Speak Once!'

Inspiration

The longer I live, there is one lesson I am really learning. That lesson is, I still have a lot to learn! More...

Irritants'_____

Irritants. I can say with deepest conviction that I do not like irritants, and I also can say with deepest conviction that I am thankful for irritants. I do not appreciate being annoyed. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On May 11, Tommy Lee Williams was traveling north on Hwy. 27 South when the vehicle struck a deer. On May 15, Christopher Moates was backing up. More...

Public Safety report

May 4 800E Speak with Unruly Juvenile •Hit and Run •Escort May 5 800E Domestic, Grow St. •Domestic, Martin Luther King, Jr. St. •Intoxicated Driver, Hwy. 91 N. More...

Employee of the Month

A young guy from Minnesota moves to Florida and goes to a big everything-underone roof department store looking for a job. More...

Living & Style

Rosten, Fetner engaged to marry

Jane Rosten of Canton proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Wesley Wyatt Fetner of Kennesaw, son of Charles and Suzanne Fetner of Blakely and Dolly and Danny McLaughlin of Tunnel Hill. More...

Brock celebrates second birthday!

Brock Roberts Donley turned two on Monday, April 20, but he celebrated a day earlier with a John Deere party at his home in Lee County. He and his guests enjoyed a John Deere cake, ice cream, and other delicious refreshments. More...

Welcome, Benjamin Brayden Horn

Ben and Nicole Horn announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Brayden Horn. Brayden was born on March 17, 2009, at 5:19 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 1/4 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Not one of us are perfect, or our children!

Times change, in some ways. In some ways they stay the same. This is graduation week for many of our schools. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past, what is happening now and what the future may hold. More...

Cartoon

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Pigging Out

It's probably still too early to gloat, but as of this writing, I count myself extremely fortunate not to be among those who have perished from the insensitively-named swine flu. More...