August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

One injured in U.S. Hwy. 27 crash

The call came into the E911 office, Friday, August 14, that there had been a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 27 south. The accident occurred near Brooks Street, and there were injuries. More...

Bishop to hold Town Hall Meetings

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) will host four public town hall meetings this week in the Second Congressional District to discuss health care. More...

Community

Local girls win at Georgia Agriculture State Pageant

On August 1, 2009, Jaden Hodges, Harley Shiver and Lauren Arnold traveled to Macon to compete in the Miss Georgia Agriculture State Pageant. More...

Tales of a Magic City'

Manchester play written by local author

Local playwright, Debra Jones, accompanied by her daughters, Christy Gray of Tallahassee, FL, and Joy Jones of Albany, traveled to Manchester Saturday to attend opening night of Tales of a Magic City, a play she wrote in celebration of the co More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A cyclist was killed in a crash with a moving trailer on Scott Street Saturday afternoon. The cyclist was identified as 62-year-old Thomas Rozycki of 1103 E. Evans Street. More...

School & Sports

New School Traffic Pattern Guide for Parents and Students

It is important for parents and students to be aware of the traffic flow pattern for the new school. The building is designed with two separate street entrances, More...

Squirrel season is in

Pursuing bushytails is a fall tradition for hunters of all ages Whether still, stalk or squirrel dog hunting is your preference, the beginning of squirrel season is just around the corner. More...

Painting the church

There was a Cajun painter named Boudreaux who was very interested in making a penny wherever he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go just a wee bit further. More...

Obituaries

HAZEL GERTRUDE VARNUM

Mrs. Hazel Gertrude Varnum, age 88, of Colquitt died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold Burrell officiating. More...

BARBARA JEAN KING MORGAN

Mrs. Barbara Jean King Morgan, age 56, of Colquitt died Thursday, August 6, 2009. Ms. Morgan was born December 28, 1952, to the late Dovert Perkins and the late Dorothy King. More...

ALLEN DEAN CHANCEY

Mr. Allen Dean Chancey, age 48, of Donalsonville passed away Monday, August 10, 2009, at his residence. A memorial service was held on Friday, August 14, at 3:00 P.M. at Friendship Cemetery with Dr. Dudley H. Chancey Jr. officiating. More...

Health

Miller County flu update and home care prevention tips

The influenza-like illnesses affecting students and staff in Southwest Georgia schools are being treated as a pandemic H1N1 flu clusters, even though not all of those who are sick have received positive test results for the infection, Southwest Hea More...

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home had a week packed with activities. Sunday morning we had our regular Sunday School lesson, and Sunday afternoon Christ Holiness came to share with us. Monday morning Ms. Linnie Gibson gave our Bible Study. More...

Wiregrass Hospice Receives 100% Score

Wiregrass Hospice recently received 100% rating on their customer satisfaction surveys. The surveys are distributed and tabulated by outside firm Press-Gainey. More...

New E911 director named by county commission

The Miller County Board of Commissioners has appointed Craig Tully as the Miller/Baker E911 director. This appointment according to Chairperson Barbie Womble, became effective Monday, August 17, 2009. Mr. More...

Two city council positions open

Two Colquitt City Council positions will be open at the end of this year, but the citizens of Colquitt who are registered to vote must elect them. Before that, candidates must qualify for District #1 and District #4. More...

Beth Moore coming live to First Baptist Church via satellite

Beth Moore is coming to First Baptist Church, located at 351 East Pine Street in Colquitt, via satellite on Friday, August 28 (8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.), and Saturday, August 29 (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.). More...

Religion

'Avoiding Contamination'

Inspiration

A lady told me that years ago, her husband tried to help her with the laundry. It sounded like a good and helpful idea until she saw him stuffing everything into the washing machine together without separating colors or clothing types. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

August 7 800G Suspicious Person/ Vehicle •Unlock Vehicle 2x August 9 800G Theft by Taking August 10 800D Disorderly Conduct Arrest •Traffic Stop 4x •Citation 3x •Assist EMS •Assist with Lost Pet More...

Sheriff Department Reports

911 Calls Number of Calls: 120 Report Period: 8/10 - 8/16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - August 7 799D Served Papers August 10 799F Dog Problem, Three Notch Rd. More...

Arrest/Booking Reports

• Joe Nathan Wallace, Jr. - MCSO - Probation Violation • Jason Lee Brown - MCSO - Probation Violation More...

Living & Style

Rusgrove, Hardwick speak vows

Emily Cerice Hardwick of Kingsland, formerly of Fayetteville, and Mr. Michael Rusgrove, also of Kingsland, formerly of Seminole County, were married July 17, 2009, at Kingsland Wedding Chapel. More...

He's a Blonde

On their anniversary night, the husband and his wife sat down in the den with her favorite magazine, turned on the soft reading lamp, slipped off her shoes, patted and propped her feet and announced that he was preparing dinner all by himself. More...

Miss Royal to wed Mr. Battles

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Royal of Smithville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Jo Royal, to Matthew Brooks Battles of Colquitt. Mr. Battles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Battles and Ms. Georgia Battles of Bainbridge. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Big Government wants to help you

I have always prayed for knowledge and the wisdom to use knowledge for right. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Time to move on?

I've lived in the South all my life and can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be. You won't find a better place or better people anywhere on Earth. I've seen other parts of the world and visited well over half of the lower 48 states. More...