December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Marijuana seized from traffic stop

On December 8, 2009, Chief Investigator Ben Nix and Chief Deputy Shane Rathel were investigating a theft involving a four wheeler that has been reported stolen in Miller County. More...

Ms. Mary celebrates 100 years

Saturday, December 12, 2009, was a very special day for one Colquitt lady.   Mrs. Mary Ann Bush Moody celebrated her 100th birthday with a celebration at the First Baptist Church. More...

Community

Fosters host annual Santa Party

Each Christmas season Paige and Chad Foster host a Santa Party at their home in Madison for their neighbors, friends and relatives to benefit the Toys for Tots program. More...

Crowns for Christmas

Courtney Brownlee, Turtle Grove Southern Miss 2010, hosted the first annual Crowns for Christmas on Thursday, December 17, at the New Life Learning Center. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge -A Fleming Street resident saved his neighbor from losing over $3,000 of items being stolen from his home on Tuesday night.   The good neighbor heard something at about 1 a.m. and looked out his window. More...

School & Sports

Athletes honored at SGA Fall Sports Banquet

Softball All Region Honorable Mention (L-R): Morgan Hilton, Abby Tedder and Heather Grebel; not pictured: Haley Chappell and Charity Lewis More...

Seminole Ramlins

We were at the Ice Plant near Panacia, Florida, in the mid 1930’s, as the ice man folded 2 – 25 lb. blocks of ice in 2 crocker bags, folded them up and set them on the rear bumper of our Model-A Ford. More...

Plant Poster Project

Miss Brenda Bell’s and Miss Melissa Whitley’s Science Class have been learning a Unit on Plant Life and its Features for the past few weeks. The students completed a poster project of a flower labeling the parts of a flower. More...

Obituaries

JAMES R. BENTON

Mr. James R. Benton, age 65, a native of Donalsonville and a resident of Vonore, TN, died Friday, December 4, 2009, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. More...

ADA MAE CONYERS

Mrs. Ada Mae Conyers, age 80, of Donalsonville, died Friday, December 18, 2009, at her residence.   Funeral services were held on Monday, December 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds Chapel United Methodist Church in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

VIVIA N C. LEVATTE

Mrs. Vivian C. Levatte, age 87, of Colquitt died Sunday, December 6, 2009. Mrs. Levatte was born on October 2, 1922, in Damascus to the late Lon and Leeona Cratic. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents and staff are gearing up for Christmas. The presents are wrapped; the lights are hung, and we are waiting on Santa.   We have had a good time over the past few weeks getting ready for Christmas. More...

Earl Whiteley, CEO of Calhoun Memorial Hospital, Receives Award for Meritorious Service from HomeTown Health

HomeTown Health, an association of 54 rural Georgia hospitals, selected Earl Whiteley as the recipient of the 2009 Meritorious Service Award at the HomeTown Health 10th Annual Conference held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, on Novembe More...

Think of Fire Safety This Holiday Season

For most of us, the holidays represent a treasured time of year, and we work hard to make it special for the people we care about most. More...

Chloe is looking to have a Merry Christmas!

Counting our blessings! During Thanksgiving Wallace and Nina Shiver were blessed to have their entire family with them - some from Colquitt and the rest from Columbus.   More...

Miller County District Schools Ranked with 100% Highly Qualified Faculty

The Georgia Department of Education announced that once again Miller County schools have achieved 100% of the faculty, including teachers and paraprofessional teacher assistants, from all three schools as highly qualified to teach the subject and ar More...

Josh Johnston inducted into Athletic Wall of Fame

The Harborfields High School in Huntington Long Island, New York, held its Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony recently. More...

Religion

‘The Unchanging Message of Christmas’

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God)   More...

I’ll open your heart tomorrow

“Tomorrow morning,” the surgeon began, “I'll open up your heart.”   “You'll find Jesus there,” the boy interrupted the surgeon who looked up, annoyed. More...

Public Safety

POLICE DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS December 11 800G Domestic, Dancer St. More...

SHERIFF DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY REPORTS   December 11 799O Accident, Hwy. 39 S. •Served Three Warrants •Domestic, Martin Ln. More...

Georgia DPS announces month-long DUI crackdown

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety has announced a month-long enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads.  More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Kayden Jade Spann

Chad and Tamara Spann are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayden Jade. Kayden was born on November 16, 2009, at 1:20 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

Look who's arrived!

Justin and Dea Durden are proud to announce the birth of their son, Creek Brantley Durden. Creek was born at 4:19 p.m., November 23, 2009, at Donalsonville Women and Children Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 2.6 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches long. More...

12 days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas refer to the twelve day period that starts with Christmas day and ends on Epiphany (6th January). The song begins, On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What A Gift!

As I start to write this in a hospital room in Albany, a week before Christmas, there is still hope that Betty Jo might get to go home for the big day.   More...

Photo

Can you imagine why a government would be afraid of a Nativity Scene being on public property? Can you imagine a government that would legalize killing babies? I can. The Christ Child is Born! More...

Down the drain. Again.

As the Christmas season swells with Joy to the World, it's nice to remember that just over a year ago, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson stunned the civilized world when he screamed that the U.S. More...