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Manchester Centennial Play

Manchester is celebrating its Centennial this year and one of its main events will be a production of a play entitled "Tales of a Magic City." The town held story-telling nights once a month during 2008 in order to gather memories from the citizens More...

Community

Randolph County BOE Chairman and Superintendent goes to jail

Randolph County Board of Education Chairman Henry Cook and Superintendent Bobby Jenkins will serve jail time. More...

Harveys executive named to National Board of Muscular Dystropy Association

SALISBURY, N.C. — Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, has been named a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More...

Under pressure

During a commercial airline flight an Air Force pilot was seated next to a young mother with a babe in arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible. More...

School & Sports

'No excuses, only solutions' words to live by

Patti Moore Barwick says that her first two years as principal of Ben Hill Middle School have taught her some important lessons. "I've learned to not to micromanage, to delegate and trust people. It takes every single one of us to run this school. More...

Community Development Corporation Holds Classes for Future Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

The Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Southwest Georgia held its third class for CDC Scholars. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

ODE TO THE 'POSSUM

I have a deep and abiding respect, even love, for our native wildlife species. More...

Obituaries

Angela Michelle Stone

Mrs. Angela Michelle Stone, age 40, of Bainbridge died Sunday, August 9, 2009, at South East Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. More...

William Ray Midleton

Mr. William Ray Middleton, age 82, of Colquitt died Sunday August 9, 2009 at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Swafford officiating. Mr. More...

CHERRY ELAINE MALCOM

Mrs. Cherry Elaine Malcom, age 61 of Colquitt died Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. at Altman Cemetery in Alma with Rev. Steve Altman officiating. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

It is hard to believe that August is here already, seems like time is just flying by. We enjoyed our week this past week with all of its activities. Sunday morning we enjoyed having Mr. More...

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors

ALBANY, GA. —The American Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood as soon as possible. The current blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast. More...

BCM expert offers the skinny on lettuce

HOUSTON - A Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) expert offers up the skinny on lettuce - eat lots of it, but try to choose the most nutritious variety and watch what you put on it. More...

New Orleans Saint's Grant seeks suit against studio

New Orleans Saints defensive end and Miller County and UGA star football star, Charles Grant, and tight end Jeremy Shockey claim they are owed $510,000 by a movie studio at the center of an investment dispute involving current and former teammates. More...

Bishop to hold town hall meetings on health care

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that he will hold a series of town hall meetings to discuss the very important issue of health care reform. More...

2009 pre-season scrimmage soon

There is a lot of excitement floating in the air about our new school beginning and a lot of excitement about the Mighty Pirates of MCHS. Yes, it's that time of the year when true Pirate fans live and breathe Pirate Football. More...

Religion

"Gnats, Butterflies and Heaven"

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Do you have any purple bedroom furniture? Do you have a pink bedroom to put purple furniture in? We have both at our house and our two granddaughters think it is fantastic! More...

Part of the choir--------------

When I was a boy our church didn't have a choir so everyone was expected to sing. That didn't bother me since I was an enthusiastic singer to say the least. Still, my talent didn't quite match my zest for singing. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

July 31 800D Disorderly Conduct Arrest, Wallace Dr. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

Investigations • Burglary • Case Files • Court x3 • Continue Rape Case • Continue Burglary Case • Theft x2 Calls • Tresspassing x2 • Harrassing Phone Calls x2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - More...

Arrest/Booking Reports

• Edward Douglas - MCSO - Probation Violation • Justin Michael Collins - MCSO - Theft by Receiving Stolen Property • Christhoper Spence Cook - MCSO - Theft by Receiving Stolen Property More...

Living & Style

Look who's arrived!

Wayne and Jessica Melton of Bainbridge are proud to announce the birth of their son, William Deen Melton. Will was born Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital at 4:00 p.m.. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long. More...

Morin, Wright exchange wedding vows

Stacey Allyson Wright and Joseph Chad Morin were united in marriage July 11, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lake Park. The Reverend Robert Dawson performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

43rd Annual Tabb Reunion

Descendants of Samuel Langley, Troup, and Thomas M. Tabb came from several states to hold their annual reunion at the American Legion (Gerald Grow Post 165) on 148 West Street in Colquitt on July 11th and July 12th. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

From little ACORNS grows theives and crooks

When is someone going to stop this madness? The Obama people talk trillions like others talked millions. 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

Full Story

Good Times Gone

For now, the tax-funded party is over for federal employees accustomed to living it up at lavish locations while pretending to hone their job skills. More...