July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Godfrey tells tales about UGA

The Colquitt Lions Club was royalty entertained at their bimonthly meeting on July 15. Lion Luke Clearman opened the meeting by asking Tail twister Billy Kimbrel to offer a prayer. Clearman then led with the Pledge to the Flag. More...

School section next week!

Information galore will be in next week's edition on what will be happening at the new schools when they open, hopefully Friday, August 7. More...

Community

News Around Us

Blakely - Authorities are looking for a suspect who held a Quick Buys cashier at gunpoint Sunday night about 10 p.m. while taking an undisclosed amount of the store's money from the cash register. More...

Suspect arrested for child molestation

Blakely- On July 14, 2009, investigators with the Early County Sheriff 's Office arrested Shawn Darnell Sheffield Jr., 19 years of age, of 7225 Pullen Road, Damascus. More...

Interesting Information on Iraq!

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq. 2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization! 3. Noah built the ark in Iraq. 4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq. 5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq. 6. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

'Tis sed summers, if the Wall Street Journal sed it, it's good as gold. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

I'VE NEVER FORGOTTEN THOSE OLD WOODEN BOATS

The fishing camps all had names. I remember Dunn's Camp on the lower Chattahoochee and Idlewild on Lake Talquin, from where fishermen embarked to catch mammoth shellcrackers from a stretch of water christened "Rice Patch" (God knows why). More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course

The Mayhaw Classic 4 person scramble is this Thursday at 12:30. This is the rescheduled event from the spring that was postponed due to the flooding in our area. This is the Chamber of Commerce's golf tournament. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents had a full week with Bible studies, exercise, music, parties, and lots of fun. Sunday morning we started with Sunday School; Sunday afternoon New Salem came to share. Monday morning Miss Linnie Gibson gave our Bible study. More...

Georgia Department of Community Health reminds Georgia parents, never leave a child unsupervised in a car

ATLANTA (GA) - As temperatures increase and family schedules change, parents and caregivers should avoid leaving children unsupervised in or near vehicles. More...

Surgery is different

Subject: Two little kids Pre Surgery talk: Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room. More...

Chloe's doing good

Anyone who has been following Chloe Shiver's journey in her battle to win the fight against cancer knows it has been a long, tough three years. Chloe is now six years old and has known nothing but this battle for half of her life. More...

One of the most unique pastimes ever

Those who know Felix Tabb Jr. possibly think that this unique pastime might be about him. It could be, but it is more about one of his many acquaintances that he has brought to this part of the world. More...

Georgia June jobless rate hits 10.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 10.1 percent in June, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. More...

Religion

'The Consequences of Disobedience'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) We had some dear friends at our house for supper a few days ago, and as always, we had a great time together enjoying good food and each other's company. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

July 13 800D Disturbance, 2nd St. •Disturbance, Dancer St. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

None Submitted More...

Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day Talks of Torture....

The prelude to the "response" below, from Colonel Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient - prisoner of war survivor - reads, "I didn't expect to be reminded of my treatment some 36 years ago on this holiday weekend, but our politicians find it worthy to More...

Obituaries

JERRY DOUGLAS TEMPLES

Mr. Jerry Douglas Temples, Sr., age 57, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Temples were held on Saturday, July 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Oakview Church of God in Donalsonville. More...

LEWIS MARCUS CARTER

Mr. Lewis Marcus Carter, age 86, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at his home. The son of Henry Marcus and Ruby Jordan Carter, Mr. Carter was born May 8, 1923, in Pike County, Alabama. In his professional life, Mr. More...

LARRY MAYNARD KIRKSEY

Mr. Larry Maynard Kirksey, age 57, of Colquitt passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Kirksey was born in Colquitt on December 18, 1951, to Charlie and Bonnie West Kirksey. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

From little ACORNS Marxists grow-

When is someone going to stop this madness? The Obama people talk trillions like others talked millions, which is too much. Just in case you haven't quite got a grasp of what a trillion dollars is, it's more than most of us can even imagine. More...

Cartoon

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All the way home

It really was a dark and stormy night. And I was ... home alone. (Except for the cat, Mr. Rogers). I was listening to the Braves on the patio radio when the announcer broke in to say heavy weather was approaching. More...