August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirates clip Blue Herons 27-6

The Miller County Pirates' scrimmage game started off a little on the nervous side for the Pirate fans, but as soon as they got their groove on, it was all down hill for the Blue Herons of Brantley County. More...

Community

Maggie Bridges places second in Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Columbus

Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bridges of Brinson recently competed in the Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Columbus, as Miss Southern Rivers Outstanding Teen, and was named second runner-up. More...

Dr. Helms practicing in Headland

John Alec Helms graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry on June 6, 2009. The ceremony was held at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center in Birmingham, AL. Dr. More...

Grand Jury returns 84 true bills and 10 no bills

The Superior Court of Miller County convened Monday morning, August 17, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. with Judge Ronnie Joe Lane presiding. There were 84 true bills and 10 no bills. The no bills were Joyce Douglas, sex. aslt. More...

School & Sports

BC announces Dean's & Honors Lists for Summer 2009

Miller County Students Earn Academic Recognition

Bainbridge College (BC) Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Mariam Dittmann has announced the students who earned the distinction of being named to the BC Dean's List and those named to the Honors List for Summer 2009. More...

Students in EMT & Medical Programs Honored at BC

Summer Ceremonies Mark Milestone Events

Sharing the spotlight at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, Bainbridge College (BC) students were honored for completing their studies this summer in the Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program and in the Medical Assisting (MAST) Program. More...

School Menus

All menus are subject to change!

AUGUST 26 - WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Grits, Toast, Fruit Lunch - Cheesy Chicken w/Roll, Baked Corndog, Steamed Rice, Butter Peas, Oven Fries, Baby Carrots/ Dip, Fruit AUGUST 27 - THURSDAY Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza, More...

Obituaries

MARGARET LUNSFORD THOMPSON

Mrs. Margaret Lunsford Thompson, age 76, passed away August 18, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 21, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips and Rev. Bill Jennings officiating. More...

MAYOLA BURNEY ROBERTS

Mrs. Mayola Burney Roberts, age 70, died August 16, 2009. Mrs. Roberts was born April 27, 1939, to the late Emma D. and John Henry Burney in Miller County. More...

SHANNON MICHELLE MADDOX STOKES

Mrs. Shannon Michelle Maddox Stokes, age 34, of Iron City passed away Friday, August 21, 2009, at her residence. Shannon was born in Pensacola, FL, on April 26, 1975, to the late William Robert Maddox and Sharon Bryant Maddox. She was a homemaker. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

If you don't fight for what you have, you lose it.

Some weeks, there is nothing to write about, as some of you can attest, and some weeks there is too much. This is one of those too much weeks. First wife and I attended one of Congressman Bishop's Town Hall meetings. Unlike Ms. More...

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Full Story

Time for a Timeout?

Vacation season is pretty much over for Americans who had enough cash left over to travel farther than the nearest unemployment office. More...

Miller's Rachel Grimsley crowned Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen 2010

Rachel Grimsley, the daughter of Tammy and Felix Grimsley, was crowned Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen 2010, on August 22, 2009. She will compete in June 2010 for the title of Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen in Columbus. More...

'We're from the government, and we're here to help'

Congressman Sanford Bishop held several town hall meetings last week to discuss the controversial Health Care Reform Act with constituents. The nearest meeting to Colquitt was held at the Kirbo Center in Bainbridge. More...

SGA Tailgate Supper Great

Last Thursday night, the SGA Booster Club hosted its annual tailgate supper on Warrior Field. The supper was catered. After the meal, all of the fall sports athletes were introduced by their coaches. More...

Religion

'Reflecting God's Light'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) As I was painting one of the rooms of our house, I noticed that the room was getting darker. The light was still on, and nothing had occurred to reduce the lighting. More...

A Mama Test

I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter. She picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her, and I asked her not to do that. "Why?" my daughter asked. More...

A good sea story

There's an old sea story in the Navy about a ship's captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the Chief Boson's Mate that his men smelled bad. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

August 17 800G Disturbance August 18 800G Accident •Suspicious Person/Vehicle August 19 800E Suspicious Person/ Vehicle 2x •Unlock Vehicle 2x 800S Assist 800E with Domestic, Bush St. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

911 Calls Number of Calls: 94 Report Period: 8/17 - 8/24 Tickets: 2 Incidents Burglary 2x Theft by Taking Theft of Motor Vehicle Criminal Damage to Property 2x Entering Auto Rape Case Continued Burglary Continued More...

Arrest/Booking Reports

• Deena Karen Riley - MCSO - Driving Under Influence, Failure to Drive Within Single Lane • Steven Arless Mills - MCSO - Theft by Taking 3x • Jonathan Wayne Simmons - MCSO - Criminal Damage to Property in the S More...

Living & Style

Miss Bailey to wed Mr. Josey

Mr. and Mrs. Chas Lednicky of Arlington and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Braswell of Colquitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Allison Lednicky Bailey to Brandon Josey. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. More...

Nursing Home News

Residents had another packed week this past week. We enjoyed having Thompson FWB with us on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning we had Bible study with Kip Boswell and Mrs. Jane Wiggins, and we had craft day on Monday afternoon. More...

Emma Grace Donley celebrates first birthday!

Emma Grace Donley celebrated her first birthday Saturday, August 15. The cupcake theme party was held in the backyard at her home on Privett Store Road. Tables with multi-colored cloths were set up under two white tents. More...