September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator Isakson meets in Baker County

Newton- U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R) met with a large group of elected officials, farmers and citizens from the Southwest Georgia area Monday, August 31, in the Baker County Courthouse Courtroom. More...

Community

Beware of scammers

Blakely couple scammed and robbed

Blakely - Two white males posing as gove rnment employees scammed and robbed at least two elderly couples this past week in Early County according to local authorities. More...

Rebecca Bell receives white coat

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Reynolds III and Byron IV recently attended the White Coat Ceremony of their daughter, Rebecca Bell. The ceremony was held on August 6, 2009, at the Joan C. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A Decatur County woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal wreck last Friday night, August 21. The wreck happened at approximately 6 p.m. More...

School & Sports

SGA's 2009 Homecoming Court selected by student vote

The Southwest Georgia Academy homecoming court representatives will be escorted by their fathers during homecoming activities on Friday, September 11. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

Although we thought it would never come, school has officially begun. Despite all the new school year commotion, the FFA Alumni and the FFA officers had time to get together for a little fish and burgers, courtesy of our FFA chapter. More...

Warriors Open Up With Big Win Over Rival Westwood

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors traveled to Camilla Thursday night to open up their 2009 season. Beginning with the opening kickoff, the game was exciting as senior RB Nile Knapp took the kick 91 yards to the end-zone. More...

Obituaries

CAROLYN ELIZABETH HUGHES WILLIS

Mrs. Carolyn Elizabeth Hughes Willis, age 72, of Donalsonville passed away Monday, August 24, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Elder W.H. More...

ELLA (COOTER) LOUISE WYATT

Ella (Cooter) Louise Wyatt, age 72, of Colquitt died Thursday, August 20, 2009. Ms. Wyatt was born September 16, 1938, in Colquitt to the late Taylor "Bud" Wyatt and Lannie Jane Wyatt. More...

WILLIAM FRANKLIN GLASS

William Franklin (Pee- Wee) Glass, Sr. of Lakeland, FL, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at Kindreds South Hospital in Tampa, FL. He was 76 years old. He was born on July 26, 1933, in Colquitt. More...

Health

Fall is the best time to treat for fire ants

Fire ants can ruin picnics and football games yearround. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they'll steal your chips or nip at your toes. More...

Nursing Home News

It is hard to believe that August has come and gone. We have been busy around the nursing home and have many upcoming events. More...

AMA weighs in on Healthcare Reform

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new health care package. The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. More...

Widner named national finalist for FFA Award

The National FFA Organization has announced that Karen Brooke Widner of Colquitt was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Swine Production - Entrepreneurship. More...

Kennedy's death felt in South

The death of Senator Edward Kennedy has affected people of this nation and the world in different ways. More...

City elections warming up

When qualifying time opened Monday morning, August 31, three candidates have qualified to seek city council posts for districts one and four. More...

Religion

'Strength Found in Hope'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) It was four years ago that I underwent cancer surgery. While I do not allow that event to control my life, I cannot help but remember it often. More...

CARD OF THANKS

I am amazed and very thankful for all the prayers, visits, gifts, cards, calls and all expressions of love that I received during my stay in the hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Brand and the staff at Miller County Hospital. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

August 24 800E Unlock Vehicle, Hwy. 45 N. •Stolen Bicycle, N. 4th St. •Disturbance August 25 800E School Zone •Assist EMS, Assisted Living August 26 800G Damage to Property •Accident, Main St. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

911 Calls Number of Calls: 109 Report Period: 8/24 - 8/31 Incidents Motor Vehicle Theft Criminal Trespass 3x Theft by Taking 3x Continue Rape Case Continue Theft Case Burglary Calls Escort 2x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - More...

Hands across the border DUI enforcement

(GEORGIA) This Labor Day, drunk drivers who try to run from police in Georgia, will be frustrated to find even more police waiting for them at every Georgia state line -- It's Georgia's annual Hands Across The Border intra-state highway safety crac More...

Living & Style

Tomberlin, Crozier to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tomberlin of Colquitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Lea Tomberlin, to Richard Wade Crozier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crozier of Blakely. More...

Harper, Warren to wed

Stephen and Karen Harper of Carnesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jessica Kate Harper, to Mr. Joshua Alan Warren, son of the late Ginger Warren of Colquitt and Tony Warren of Bainbridge. More...

McStay,Williams to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McStay of Bainbridge are pleased to announce the engagment and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Frances McStay, to Gordon Randall Williams II of Colquitt. He is the son of Mrs. Joan Wade and the late Roy Wade and Mr. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

As I See It!

Ever so often, I have to agree with some of my friends and enemies about the "As You See It Column." There are few rules that we have, such as (1)Not having over 35 words (2) If it's about the editor, take out the dirty words and print it (3) Publ More...

CLEOTUS AND THE CHAIN SAW

I knew when my friend pulled into the yard there was some contention between him and his wife. She did not look happy at all and neither did he. They were both silent for a minute or so. I rubbed Queenie Jr.'s head and asked how was everyone . More...

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