September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Farming is #1 industry in Georgia

This is National Farm Safety Week, and Miller County and surrounding counties are right in the middle of peanut picking and gathering. Much of the corn has already been harvested and cotton will be next after the peanut gathering. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A man wielding a gun attempted to rob a Bainbridge convenience store Saturday night, threatening the store's employees before leaving empty-handed. More...

Miller County Retired Educators hold meeting

The Miller County Retired Educators Association (MCREA) met at Helen's Pirate's Cove Restaurant on Thursday, September 17, 2009. More...

Sisters celebrate birthdays

Ms. Lillian Bryan and Ms. Mamie Williams, sisters, celebrated their birthdays together on Tuesday, September 15. Ms. Lillian celebrated her 91st birthday while her sister, Ms. Mamie celebrated her 100th birthday. Ms. More...

School & Sports

MCHS FFA NEWS

First things first, I would like to congratulate Colt Calhoun for taking home $30 and the first place spot in our local tractor driving contest. Second place, winning $20, was Trey Perryman, and third, winning $10, was Cody Miller. More...

Miller County Pre-K News

The 2009-2010 Miller County Pre-K opened its doors on August 24 with a lot of energy and excitement with the Pre-K theme being "All about Me." The teachers, along with their paraprofessionals, have enjoyed the first three weeks getting to know eac More...

MCHS JV loses to Bobcats

The Junior Varsity Early Bobcats came to Pirate Stadium to face the Junior Varsity Pirates in a more defensive game than offensive game. More...

Obituaries

WALTER GARY MCCALVIN

Mr. Walter Gary McCalvin of Tallahassee, Florida, died Tuesday September 15, 2009, at Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee, FL. Mr. McCalvin was born December 31, 1953, in Miller County. More...

GUSSIE MILLER

Mrs. Gussie Miller, age 95, of Jakin passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital in Blakely. Funeral services for Mrs. Miller were held Friday, September 18, at 3:00 p.m. More...

NIKKI ROGERS GRIFFIN

Ms. Nikki Rogers Griffin, age 22, of Bainbridge, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Ms. Griffin was born in Decatur County to Donnie Rogers and the late Marilee Moore Griffin. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

We have had lots of exciting activities around the nursing home this past week. We started with Sunday School Sunday morning, and members from Macedonia FWB Church were here that afternoon. On Monday morning Ms. Linnie Gibson led our Bible study. More...

Know the difference between a cold and Swine Flu symptons

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Dangerous Food

A doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa. "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. More...

Miss Mamie is 100

It was a very exciting day around Miller Nursing Home this past Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Ms. Mamie Widner Daniels of Colquitt, eased gracefully into the 100 years old catagory. More...

'Feed My Sheep'

There are some words in the Holy Bible where Jesus Christ tells his disciples to "Feed My Sheep." The people of Colquitt United Methodist Church, with lots of help from others, are taking that command literally. The Food Bank of S.W. More...

Religion

'The Hidden Camera'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I guess it is a male thing that keeps us men from seeing the obvious at times. More...

Little Johnny strikes again

Little Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. "Why do you do that, Mommy?" he asked. "To make myself beautiful," said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

Citations September 15 Tiketa N. Early: Driving Without License, Failure to Dim Head Lights September 17 Shykeith Trimone Anderson: Possession of Marijuana Less One Ounce, Suspended/Revoked License (2nd), More...

Sheriff Reports

Calls 110 Calls from September 13 to September 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - September 14 799G Serve Civil Paper, Geer St. •Court •Accident, Hwy. 27 S. •Criminal Trespass, Drew Floyd Rd. More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Ella Marie Womble

Blake and Mallory Womble announce the arrival of their daughter, Ella Marie. Ella was born August 24, 2009, at Donalsonville Women's and Children's Center. She weighed five pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Bridges reunion held at family barn

The annual reunion of Bridges' family members was held recently at the Bridges Barn on the John Bridges farm on Spring Creek near Brinson. More...

It's a girl!

Jerome and Elaina proudly announce the birth of their sister, Alexis Jaye Brannen. Alexis was born Thursday, July 2, 2009, at 6:04 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We just don't know what we've got-

It's kind of like living in South Georgia, you don't know how blessed you are until you go for a visit. As most of you know, I don't travel too much. When I do, it is like many things I do, it just happens. More...

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I Spy. Or Not

You never know how things are going to turn out. When I was 6 years old, I wanted to be a soldier. Mostly because my friends and I spent most of our spare time playing war. More...

Agriculture

Farm Bill Update Seminar Planned at the 2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, along with AgGeorgia Farm Credit and AgSouth Farm Credit, will sponsor a Farm Bill Update Seminar on Wednesday, October 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

The Indian and his buffalo

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter: "Want coffee." The waiter says, "Sure, Chief. Coming right up." He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee. More...

Farm Safety Walkabout

The following checklist is a guide. For a more comprehensive checklist, obtain the Farm Safety Audit from IAREH at the University of Saskatchewan. More...