October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting for Nov. 3 city election underway

Early voting for the November 3 city election is now underway. The only items on the ballot are for city councilmen District One and city councilman District Four. More...

Trick-or-Treat around town

The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce invites all boys and girls up to 12 years of age, in costume, to trickor treat around town next Tuesday, October 27. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - A two-car crash on Shotwell Street at the 84 Bypass East resulted in the death of Martha Aranda, 47, at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Martha Aranda was the passenger in a car driven by her daughter Brenda Aranda. More...

Daniels wins 'Pot of Gold'

Mr. Perry Daniels, formerly of Damascus and now a resident of Moultrie, was the winner of the $20,000.00 in the annual "Pot of Gold" event sponsored by the Hasan Shriners. More...

Unemployment still at 10.2

Atlanta - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported recently that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. More...

School & Sports

MCES fall festival poster contest winners

Kindergarten winners were (L-R) first place, Harbor Wells; second place, Chloe Ard; third place, Lyric Moore; and honorable mention, Graycee McNease. More...

We need to watch those headlines

Here are some newspaper headlines that were printed. How do the proofreaders have a job? •Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter •Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

Fun was in the air as a total of about 100 students made their way to the Moultrie, GA Expo Tuesday September 20. With all its booths and exhibits, Expo is a very interesting and fun place to go. More...

Obituaries

Ometer Jones Sims

Mrs. Ometer Jones Sims, age 85, of Donalsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

MYRA HAMRICK HUTTO

Mrs. Myra Hamrick Hutto, age 69, of Bainbridge died Saturday, October 10, 200,9 at her residence. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, October 14, at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Bro. Earl Daniels and Rev. Darrell Newberry officiating. More...

EDWARD E. SWAIN

Funeral services for Mr. Edward E. Swain, age 59, of Donalsonville, were held Thursday October 15, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Cox-Ware Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron McCaskill officiating. Interment followed at FT. More...

Health

HOSA Clinical Class Begins

The purpose of the clinical class is to allow students an opportunity to explore the many different medical careers available. More...

Treatments improve for breast cancer patients

More women are surviving breast cancer as a result of improvements in early detection methods and more effective, targeted treatment, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine (www. bcm.edu). More...

Nursing Home News

Residents had their regular activities this past week and are looking forward to another full week this week. We started our Sunday morning out with Sunday School, and the afternoon was spent with members for Union Baptist Church. More...

Young photographer wins at fair

Lydia Thompson, daughter of the Reverends David and Jennifer Thompson of Colquitt, decided to take her hobby of photography to the Georgia National Fair in Perry this year. Lydia entered five original photographs in the fair. More...

Malia Phillips-Lee new attorney in Thomasville law firm

Thomasville based law firmWhitehurst, Blackburn and Warren announces the arrival of their newest associate Malia Phillips-Lee. More...

Religion

'A Little Appreciation Goes A Long Way'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Being in the spotlight of attention is not my favorite role; I can be quite content in the background with no one really being aware of my presence. More...

God is busy--------------

If you don't know God, don't make stupid remarks. A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Public Safety

Police Depart ment Reports

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS October 9 800D Assist EMS •Security Check 5x •Extra Patrol, Stores •Traffic Stop 3x •Citation 800S Traffic Stop, Hwy. 27 S. •Assist 800D 2x, Crawford St. •Assist 800D, Hwy. 27 S. More...

Sheriff Depart ment Reports

DAILY REPORTS October 14 799F School Zone Morning and Evening •Medical Jacksonville Gr ffin Sales & Service Call, Harmony Church Rd. More...

16 Tricks to Make Halloween a Treat

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for children. They get to dress up as pirates, princesses and monsters and receive an overwhelming amount of candy. More...

Living & Style

It's a boy!!!

Brian and Jenny Russell Phillips announce the birth of their son, Riley Gray Phillips, on Friday, July 10, 2009, at White River Medical Center, Batesville, Arkansas. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18" long. His grandparents are Rev. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

I t 's a Halloween Spooktacular! Join us at the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Wednesday, October 28, at 4 p.m. for a Halloween Spooktacular! More...

Tennessee Ten Commandments

Some people in Tennessee have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A going problem-

We have some interesting conversations, especially around the Liberal. Confession time, I have two older ladies living with me now. One is 95; the other is 73. They both still work. One is addicted to bingo and card games. The other is a goer. More...

Photo

Full Story

'We Know a Liar When We Hear One'

The words of an American president pack heat. President Reagan discovered this truth when, in response to economic pressures, he asked Americans to cut back on credit card use. More...