July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local youth found dead

A 15-year-old Miller County white male was found dead Monday, July 6, at approximately 3:00 p.m. More...

Change the bulbs

NEW YORK STATE -- Our state comptroller has found a bright and simple way to save New York State taxpayers millions. Thomas DiNapoli says changing the light bulbs used in traffic lights from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs saves money. More...

Community

MARTHA GRIFFIN WINN

Mrs. Martha Griffin Winn, age 72, of Colquitt died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced. More...

Pilgrim's Rest Church homecoming held

The Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church held its annual Homecoming Meeting June 13 and 14, 2009, on White's Bridge Road located south of Colquitt in Miller County, Ga. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sheriff's Investigator Victor Strickland has announced two arrests in the June 8th armed robbery of Mr. Pips on Colquitt Highway. More...

School & Sports

MCES first graders honored

Receiving A Honor Roll awards were (first row, L-R): Camryn Vann, Aden Strickland, Trey Guy, Titus Butler, Adam Bunch; (back row): Wil Walton, Michelle Wguyen, Emilee McRae, Steven Crankfield, Kelly Smith, Sven Richardson, and Conner Pickle. More...

SGA softball team finishes season

Southwest Georgia Academy's Lady Warrior softball team recently finished its summer season with a 17-1 record after winning the all-night Midnight Madness tournament hosted by Baconton Charter School. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

ALONE IN SPOOKY BOTTOM

Everywhere there are spooky places; locales where "things" have happened or are said to have happened. A certain blackwater creek bottom I know is one of these spots. More...

Obituaries

JANICE ELAINE BOYD

Mrs. Janice Elaine Boyd, age 62, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at 6:00 p.m. at Colquitt City Cemetery with eulogies given by her co-workers. More...

SIDNEY W. BUSH

Mr. Sidney Bush, age 79, of Colquitt died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Al Murkerson officiating. More...

ROBIN DIANE ROLAND

Mrs. Robin Diane Roland, age 49, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Damien Salazar officiating. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

It is hard to believe that it is already July; this year is passing so fast. We had fun this past week and are looking forward to another good time this week. More...

Good Old Frank

A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just as it was going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank." Passenger: "Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. More...

Five ways to increase your brain power

If you can't remember where you left your keys or the name of a new colleague, it's probably not stupidity or dementia. More likely, your brain has gotten caught in ruts and information overload. But you can help your brain learn and remember. More...

Free watermelons

Nowhere else in the world will you find people giving away icebox, seedless watermelons and tomatoes on Main Street the day before the Fourth of July. More...

Miller County Schools to open on time, if-

The new K-12 Miller County School is a stateof the-art facility that will provide a wonderful place for our students to learn for many years to come. More...

Georgia is 14th fattest state in nation

The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released a report on the nation's obesity rate, and 27.9 percent of Georgia's adult population fell into the obese range. More...

You want health care reform? Lose some weight, people!

"The cost of health care is heavy in the news right now, and the only solution being talked about is yet another government-run program (straight from the bureaucrats that brought you the Social Security Administration, which a recent report says h More...

Religion

'Don't Just Go Through the Motions'

As I was using the vacuum cleaner at home the other day, I noticed that it was not picking up all the dirt on the floor. I was doing everything in the usual way, but not with the desired result. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

Vehicle Accident On July 1, an accident occurred when Meri Elizabeth Evans failed to yield at the stop sign at Main Street and First Street coming in contact with Thomas Wayne Chambless who was traveling north on First Street. More...

Farm kid in Marines

West Virginia farm kid in Marines (Now at San Diego Marine Corps recruit training) Dear Ma and Pa, I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. More...

Living & Style

Beta Sigma Phi celebrates Legacy Day

The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Legacy Day at the Moby Dick Restaurant Thursday, June 4. More...

Robinson, Jacobs exchange wedding vows

Kelly Jacobs and Ricky Robinson exchanged wedding vows on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Judge Brenda McNease performed the ceremony in the presence of family and friends at the Miller County Courthouse. More...

Little Bruce

Mohammed entered his classroom. "What is your name?" asked the teacher. "Mohammed,"answered the kid. "We are in Australia, and there is no Mohammed. From now on your name will be Bruce," replied the teacher. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'I won't do that no more-'

Have you ever said, "I won't do that anymore"? I have, and most of the time I've eaten my words when found doing it again. More...

Cartoon

The U.S. economy isn't the only government swimming in red ink. The State of Georgia, Miller County and others have almost sunk our boats. More...

Armed and Nuts

Ernest Hemingway would have sold everything he had to go on this hunting trip. During his lifetime, the famous author was a noted "outdoorsman" who loved to shoot wild animals and haul big fish out of the Gulf Stream. More...