July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Grow Drug has drive-in

A call came in to the 911 office that there was an accident with injuries at Grow Drug Company. The accident occurred at 3:00 p.m. July 23. The Miller County Ambulance Service and the Colquitt Police Department were called to the scene. More...

Miller County Schools AYP reports are in

MCHS falls short on AYP

The 2008-2009 AYP reports for the three Miller County Schools have been received. The Miller County Elementary School and Miller County Middle School both met AYP. However, the high school fell short this year. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Chattahoochee, FL, police officer is facing charges of sexual assault after being taken into custody Saturday afternoon by the Decatur County Sheriff's Special Response Team. According to Maj. More...

Blakely DNR Ranger Finally Honored

Forty-two years after being killed, Blakely DNR Ranger William Hobbs has finally been added to the rolls of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. More...

MCHS Class Reunion

There will be a reunion the weekend of September 25, 2009, for the Class of 1979 and the classes surrounding that class. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

July 20 800G Juvenile Complaint x2 •Suspicious Person/Vehicle 800H Juvenile Runaway •Stolen Bike •Speak with Subject, Hospital •Break-in July 21 800G Burglary •Suspicious Person/ Vehicle x2 •Fight More...

Sheriff Department Reports

Incidents • Three Burglaries • Rape • Theft • ID Theft • Search Warrant • Fight • Two Parole and Felony Pick-ups • Theft by Deception • Two Burglary Recoveries More...

A Post Turtle- A great analogy!

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old rancher, whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama as our president. More...

Living & Style

Lily Kate and Duncan Holt celebrate birthdays

Duncan Joe Holt, son of Joe and Kerry Holt of Lynn Haven, FL, celebrated his first birthday on June 28. He had fun with his friends in Florida on Friday. More...

Welcome, Noah Luke Bellflower!

Trent and Julie Bellflower of Bainbridge would like to announce the birth of their son, Noah Luke Bellflower. Noah was born Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. More...

It's a girl!

Nolan and Nicholas Whitaker would like to announce the birth of their new baby sister, Annalee Elizabeth Whitaker. Annalee was born July 7, 2009, at 10:35 a.m. at Donalsonville Women and Children's Center. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents enjoyed this past week's activities. We also enjoyed everyone who came to visit with us. Sunday morning we started our week off with Sunday School, and the afternoon was shared with Mt. Olive. Monday morning Mrs. More...

Pandemic H1N1 confirmed in Dougherty County - - - - - - - - -

ALBANY-A 16-year-old Dougherty County male has been added to the list of Southwest Health District's patients confirmed with Pandemic H1N1, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. More...

Single mosquito bite can cause infection

Although most people bitten by Southwest Georgia's ever-present mosquitoes don't become sick, each year some residents aren't so lucky. More...

School delayed until August 21, 2009

School will begin for students on August 21, 2009. The school calendar will be updated to reflect this change and will be advertised as soon as possible. More...

Sweden comes to Colquitt

It's always good to come back home, if only for a few days. Last Monday morning, Brian Worsley, his wife, Susanna, and their three children, Anna, 5, Mark, 3, and Cristina, 6 months, were in Colquitt visiting and came by the office. More...

Spring Creek can't be beat

It was about 6:00 p.m. Saturday, when Mason Toole, seven, of Canton, was asked by his Papa, Terry Toole, if he would like to go fishing. That's like asking him if he would like to go hit a few balls. More...

Georgia tax free days start Thursday

Georgia's tax free holidays are July 30 through Aug. 2, and thousands of parents will no doubt take advantage of the tax savings. More...

Religion

'Following Dependable Patterns'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I grew up in a home with three sisters. More...

Reasons and Seasons

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime...When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do. When someone is in your life for a Reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. More...

Seeds of the sower

An old lady attended an exhibition of modern art. She gazed upon an abstract painting that puzzled her. Finally, she stopped an artist and asked, "What's that supposed to represent?" "That's supposed to be a mother and child," he answered. More...

School & Sports

The Shellcracker are bedding up

If you haven't been fishing lately, it looks like it might be time. The large shellcracker are going on the beds. Sam and Cathy Gardner of Colquitt went to Lake Seminole last Tuesday, July 21, and caught a fine mess of shellcracker and bream. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

COLD-BLOODED TIME MACHINE

I've always been a noticer, a taker-inner of sorts. That's natural, I suppose. More...

Cows - Constitution - 10 Commandments

Think about this: 1. Cows 2. The Constitution 3. More...

Obituaries

MARY ELLEN THURSBY

Mrs. Mary Ellen Thursby, age 82, of Donalsonville passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Johnny Shepard, Rev. More...

JERRY DOUGLAS TEMPLES

Mr. Larry Brack De- Bary, age 56, of Baker County died Monday, July 20, 2009, at his residence. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. at Live Oak Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Bill Sheffield officiating. More...

GARY DEAN BRIDGES

Mr. Gary Dean Bridges, age 57, of Donalsonville died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. A memorial service was held Monday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Reynoldsville Church of God in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It could be better, but I'm not too sure how-

With all the mess that is going on in our city, county, state, nation and world, I really feel guilty. Granted, things could be better, but I'm not sure that I know where to go to make them better. More...

Cartoon

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Mowing Down the Lawless

I'll never forget my first time. For years I'd dreamed how good it would be, imagined myself throbbing with sensual delight as the two of us rolled to unexplored heights of joy in pursuit of a pleasure that can't be described but has to be felt. More...