July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County's Jordan Kirkland signs with Andrew College

Miller County High School graduate Jordan Kirkland signed a baseball scholarship with Andrew College in Cuthbert on Tuesday, July 7. Jordan will be playing for Coach Phillip Krum's Tigers beginning this fall. More...

Elective officers meet on COC "New" Policy

The Miller County Board of Commissioners have given all officers and departments in the county the ultimatum to sign on to the "New Personnel Policies and Procedures, or lose benefits. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Bainbridge Public Safety arrested a man suspected of attempting to forge a check at a local business, according to an investigator. At around 12:30 p.m. More...

Another wall hanger

The big ones hit better at night, or just before. Bryan Cloninger of Colquitt recently caught this 9 lb., 5 oz. largemouth bass while night fishing on Lake Seminole. This isn't his first wall hanger, and hopefully isn't his last one. 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Atlanta - Georgia could add almost 42,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers if the federal estate tax were repealed, according to an analysis released by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.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

Seminole Ramlins

I'm not sure whether it's luck or skill when a man flangs out a deep diving crank bait, pulls it to the bottom and a 21.5 lbs. Flathead Catfish takes holt of it, and it's a 12 lbs. test line, and after 30 minutes he sees it for the first time. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

MOUNTAIN MEN? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

As children, most of my buddies longed to be Superman, Mickey Mantle, or the man who serviced the gumball machine in front of the Rexall drugstore. Not me. More...

MCAE has 14 graduates

Fourteen Miller County Adult Education students have completed the requirements necessary to receive their GED diplomas. More...

Obituaries

CLEVELAND DERRICK SHEFFIELD "BOO" DUNCAN

Cleveland Derrick Sheffield "Boo" Duncan, age 15, of Colquitt died Monday, July 6, 2009. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Dr. Carl Marshall and Bryan Kretschman officiating. More...

MARTHA ANN GRIFFIN WINN

Mrs. Martha Ann Griffin Winn of Colquitt died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Roger Worsley officiating. Interment followed at Donley Cemetery. More...

PAT Keaton DOUGLAS

Pat Keaton Douglas, age 83, of Colquitt passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Williams' Mortuary. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents stayed busy again this week with their activities. Sunday morning the residents enjoyed Sunday School, and Union Baptist Church visited Sunday afternoon. More...

Agriculture

Georgia blueberry crop ripe, ready and robust

A late spring freeze followed by heavy rains were a blessing for some Georgia blueberry growers. But they brought more hard work to others, according to University of Georgia experts. More...

Old roosters are tough

A farmer went out one day and bought a brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop. More...

Pilot killed in crash off SR310

The pilot of a crop duster plane was killed Tuesday afternoon when the plane crashed in a peanut field off of Yates Spring Road in Decatur County. Sgt. More...

Jackson chosen as a CNN Hero of the Week

Former Miller County student honored

ALBANY, GA--July 6, 2009—A local non-profit organization's founder has caught the attention of a global media outlet. More...

Colquitt P.D. receives drug seizure money

Chief Scott Worsley stated that the Colquitt Police Department received drug seizure money in the amount of $6,051.25 as the city's portion. More...

Religion

'Identify with One Another'

Inspiration

'Identify With One Another' (Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) In his book, How Your Church Family Works, Peter Steinke writes, "The church is a gathering of dissimilar parts. More...

God and Rain

One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads were wet and slick. Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

July 3 800E Speeding Vehicle, 4th St. @ MLK Jr. St. •Intoxicated Pedestrian •Escort •Assist EMS, Ruth St. More...

Why you should never question a drunk:

I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected: A half-gallon of 2% milk, A carton of eggs, A quart of orange juice, A head of romaine lettuce, A 2 lb. can of coffee, and A 1 lb. package of bacon. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

Theft by Taking On July 10, Walter Wayne Powell advised he observed a trailer and mowing equipment at his residence was missing. More...

Living & Style

Ms. Herring, Mr. Wells engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie M. Herring, Sr. of Dothan proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Belinda Michelle, to Jason Edward Wells of Colquitt, son of Charles Wells of Lake Seminole and Delora Wells of Tallahassee, Florida. More...

A big celebration

My wife and I were sitting in a fine restaurant. She looks over at a nearby table and sees a man in a drunken stupor; she kept glancing over at him throughout the meal. More...

Ray, Hammock to speak vows

Robbie and Penny Whatley of Arlington and Tim and Nancy Ray of Winder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Christine Ray, to Roger Kyle Hammock. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Found- nice tire tool!

Found- one 36 inch tire tool. I will be happy to return it to the rightful owner for only $169.00. Normally, when something is found, even money, if the owner can prove ownership, it is returned at no cost. More...

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Dear President Obama

This is an editorial that appeared in the Griffin, newspaper, written by Pastor Herb Flanders of the United Methodist Church. More...