June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fabulous Fourth on the Third

The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce has had extensive planning to make this one of the best Fourth of July celebrations ever on Friday, July 3, at Spring Creek Recreation Park. The entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

Community

Tea Party planned to be held at lake

The Donalsonville Tea Party committee met on June 15 in order to plan for the upcoming Tea Party that is scheduled for Seminole County and is being held on July 3 at 7:00 P.M. at Seminole State Park. More...

Georgia out of three-year drought

Thanks to one of the wettest springs in Georgia's history, the drought that has gripped the state for three years has ended. March through May was the second wettest spring out of the past 115 in Georgia. More...

Georgia Could Add Almost 42,000 New Jobs at No Cost to Taxpayers

Atlanta - Georgia could add almost 42,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers if the federal estate tax were repealed, according to an analysis released by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. More...

School & Sports

FFA students attend summer leadership camp

Sixteen students from the Miller County FFA Chapter were part of more than 1600 students who attended FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2009 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center. More...

Colquitt resident awarded scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON— Nicholas Rawlings from Colquitt has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2009-10 academic year. Rawlings is an engineering major. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

THEY HAUNT ME, TOO, MR. McLEAN

Norman McLean, of "A River Runs Through It" fame, once wrote the simple, but fetching line, "I am haunted by waters." Thinking on that, doesn't that pretty much say it? It does for me, especially as a fisherman. Who among us can't relate? More...

Obituaries

HERBERT WILLIAMS

Mr. Herbert "Hub" Williams, age 80, of Tallahassee, FL ,passed away Tuesday, Jun e 16, 2009, at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Crawfordville, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Donalsonville. More...

ALTON LLOYD LANE

Mr. Alton Lloyd Lane, 76, of 1822 W. Lakeridge Drive, Albany, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Lane was born in Miller County to the late William Shingler Lane and Jewell Thomas Lane. More...

RUBY ALEEN COWART

Mrs. Ruby Aleen Cowart of Brooks, formerly of Colquitt, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Hospice of SouthWest Christian Care in Union City. Funeral services were held Monday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Health

Miracle gardening products most likely aren't

Know the facts before you buy garden chemicals

From diet pills to wrinkle cream, if a product sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. Cable television and the Internet are filled with advertisements for wonder products. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home have been trying to beat the heat with the many different activities we have had going on. Sunday morning we started with Sunday School with Mr. More...

Always wash hands and metal cans well

A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of Coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday. More...

Rachel Grimsley to vie for Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen

Miss Rachel Grimsley, the 14-year-old daughter of Tammy and Felix Grimsley of Colquitt and the current Miss Irish Capital Outstanding Teen, will be vying for the title of Georgia's Outstanding Teen this week in Columbus. More...

Colquitt citizen shot at ranch in Venezuela

Farming can be dangerous anywhere, but landowner, Stacy Heard of Colquitt can attest that it is more dangerous at his ranch near Ciudad Bolivar, in Venezuela. More...

Dee's holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

Another business in Colquitt officially opened last Friday, June 19. A large crowd of wellwishers gathered at 116 West Main Street for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Dee's, a gifts and home accent shop. More...

Religion

'Counting the Cost'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Gale and I have been wanting (and planning) to redo our kitchen for a long time. More...

15 minutes

A friend wrote me the other day and told me that I sure do seem to have a lot of good days in my life. This friend wanted to know what is the difference between having a good day and having a bad day. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Missing On June 20, Gerald Tripp stated that his pit bull dog left the residence and never returned. The statements were taken, and the case is still ongoing. More...

100 Days of Summer HEAT + Operation Zero Tolerance =

STATEWIDE SPEED & DUI CRACKDOWN ON GEORGIA SUMMER HOLIDAY DRIVERS

( ATLANTA) More...

Public Safety report

June 15 800E Unlock Vehicle, Washington St. •Assist Motorist, Pine @ First St. More...

Living & Style

Class of 1950 has reunion

Excitement and glad feelings were in the air as the Class of 1950 gathered for their 59th class reunion on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The reunion was held at Helen's Pirates Cove in Colquitt beginning at 6:00 p.m. More...

Barber Shop

A man enters a barber shop for a shave. While the barber is foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around the cheeks. "I have just the thing," says the barber taking a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer. More...

Welcome, Jaxon David Fletcher!

Phara Grace Fletcher proudly announces the birth of her new baby brother, Jaxon David Fletcher. Jaxon was born on March 31, 2009, at Coffee Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Life can be a beach!

It was time for our annual family vacation. First wife had made all the plans almost a year in advance. That's what you have to do if you are on the timeshare plan. If you don't know what timeshare is, you are most fortunate. More...

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New/old Bill of Rights

The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day. More...