November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller County woman wins lottery

The Georgia Lottery presented two area winner's their checks in the Gazebo in Willis Park on Friday afternoon. A multi-million dollar lottery win can help one Colquitt woman get back into school. More...

Car vs. Heifer, both lose

It must be Friday 13. On Friday, November 13, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a call came into E911 of a wreck near Lane Road on SR91 south of Colquitt. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The 10th armed robbery at a Decatur County business since June happened on Monday night, when two masked men robbed the Zip Trip convenience store located at 1006 E. River Road in Bainbridge. More...

'Freedom must be fought for'

Veterans' Day Service in Colquitt was well attended and very meaningful in spite of the rains. The November 11, 2009, Veterans Day services were held at the Gerald Grow Post 165 American Legion Building. More...

Unemployment over 10 percent, and rising

At a time when most businesses are fully employed, unemployment rate has hit a 25-year high. This is the highest it has been since 1983, and prognosticators say that it is going higher. More...

School & Sports

Fifth graders receive dictionaries

The Miller County Collaborative and the Retired Teachers recently took part in a literacy project at the Miller County Elementary School. More...

Henderson wins Grand Champion

Colt Henderson won Grand Champion Yorkshire at the Georgia National Fair held in Perry in October. This is the largest market hog show in the state of Georgia. Colt purchased his February Yorkshire gilt from Alton Andrews of Cairo. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

Just a little bit that's going on in November is our monthly meeting which was held Monday, November 16, in the Miller County Lunch Room. Games and food were enjoyed by all who attended. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY ANN EVANS

Mrs. Shirley Ann Evans, age 60, of Blakely died Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. A memorial service was held Monday, November 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Carl Marshall officiating. More...

ANNE M. GAUSE

Anne M. Gause, age 70, of Bainbridge passed away Monday, November 16, 2009, at Memorial Hospital. The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, at Oak City Cemetery with Dr. Danny Shepard officiating. More...

MARTY O'HEARN

Mr. Marty O'Hearn, age 44, of Jakin passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

The residents had a packed week this past week. Sunday morning we started with Sunday School, and Sunday afternoon South Mt. Zion Church came to share with us. Monday through Friday mornings we had Fit and Fun. More...

34th Great American Smokeout

As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society marks the 34th Great American Smokeout on November 19 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. More...

State public safety officers join 2009 toys for tots campaign

(ATLANTA) - The Georgia State Patrol and officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Capitol Police Services Unit are teaming with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the 2009 Toys for Tots pr More...

Kidnap suspect arrested twice

A Miller County man, who law enforcement officers say attempted to kidnap his ex-wife and escaped from a patrol car, was back under arrest Saturday, November 14. More...

Hometown Holidays-Sunday *** Colquitt Coupons-Now ***

Do you have something to do this weekend? Will it make you money or save you money? Many of the Colquitt merchants, businesses and institutions will be observing Hometown Holidays. More...

Gerald Grow Post 165 honors WWII veterans

The American Legion, Gerald Grow Post 165, held its family night event Tuesday, November 10, 2009. More...

Religion

'Thankful For Pain'

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I took measures last week that should make me very popular in the sight of the ladies at church--I renovated the ladies' restroom. More...

Public Safety

911 MC SO/EMS/FD CaLLS

November 10 • Hang-up call - N. 2nd St. • Unlock Honda 09 Sedan - 1st St. • Assist Motorist - Crawford @ West St. • Suspicious Person/Vehicle - 4th St. More...

POLICE DEpar TMENT REpOrTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS November 8 800D Traffic Stop 2x •Citation 2x •Warning •Security Check 3x •Disturbance, MLK Jr. St. •Suspicious License November 9 800C Unlock Vehicle 4x •Threats, Bellview Rd. More...

SHErIFF DEpar TMENT REpOrTS

DAILY REPORTS November 12 799F Transport Inmate, Thomasville to Miller County Court •Court Duty •Unlock Vehicle, Smith Rd. More...

Living & Style

SWGA Southern Pageant held Saturday

The SWGA Southern Miss Pageant was held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at the old Miller County Middle/High School Auditorium. More...

Enoch nuptials announced

Ms. Oliveria Y. Kyles of Colquitt and Mr. Harry F. Walters of Tallahassee, FL, would like to announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Ms. Krystal H. Walters Enoch of Honolulu, Hawaii, to Mr. Penny R. Enoch of Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

Dealing with the burdens of life

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life: Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I almost had a stinking 'pity party'

I was going to a party last week. I think you might call it a stinking "pity party." For a couple of months, me and my "first wife" have had this hacking, nagging cough. She got it first and gave it to me. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Tapped out

I never thought I'd be noticed for my dancing, but these days, my tapping is drawing comments from far and wide. Or at least as far away as the back corner of the newsroom. Unfortunately, none of the comments are good. More...