February 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dr. T.I. would have approved

Dr. T. I. “Buddy” Brooks was not only my dentist for over 50 years, he was my friend and a fishing and hunting buddy. More...

Local bill passes House to remove elections from Probate Office

For the past 154 years, elections have been the responsibility of the Ordinary of each county, now the Probate Judge.   More...

Community

Uninsured woman in need of surgery to save her life

Wife of Miller County BOE employee Tom Bingaman

An uninsured Bainbridge woman, in need of a surgical procedure that could potentially save her life, is reaching out to her community for donations to help cover the cost of the procedure.   More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Sheriff’s Investigators made a traffic stop on Wednesday evening, and after speaking with CJ Hamilton for a moment, he sped off in an attempt to get away. More...

State Representative Gerald Greene Encourages Citizens to fill out Census Forms

State Representative Gerald Greene, District 149, encourages all citizens to fill out the census forms being mailed out to them. Greene stated, “It is critical that we count everyone in this 2010 Census. More...

School & Sports

MC Band Members participate in honor band

Four Miller County High School band students were selected to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy University in Troy, AL. This prestigious event was held February 4, 5, and 6. More...

BC’s Dr. Tonya Strickland Receives State Commendation

Customer Service Champion Dr. Tonya Strickland received a Governor’s Commendation for Customer Service for her work at Bainbridge College (BC), where she chairs the Arts and Sciences and the Learning Support divisions. More...

Things aren't always what they seem

Two nuns are ordered to paint a room in the convent, and the last instruction of the Mother Superior is that they must not get even a drop of paint on their habits. More...

Obituaries

Doris Elaine Grant - Free Access

Mrs. Doris Elaine Grant of Colquitt died Monday, February 1, 2010, at Colquitt Alternative Care in Colquitt. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 2:00 PM at Bellview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Kimbrel, Rev. More...

Lucille O'Neal - Free Access

Mrs. Lucille O'Neal of Colquitt died Monday, February 8, 2010 at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ed Sells officiating. More...

BETTY THORNE

Mrs. Betty Thorne, age 66, of Colquitt, died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 10, at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Mark Worsley and Dr. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

We have started February off with a bang here at Miller Nursing Home.   Sunday morning we had Sunday School and Sunday afternoon members from Mt. Olive were with us.   More...

One of our heroes injured in Afghanistan

Editor's note: The following is a note from the father of one of our many heroes who are in "harm’s way." We have requested letters from our service people, photos and parental reports from these men and women.   More...

Recognition Night for 2010 Seniors

Last Friday night was so bitter sweet as Pirate fans watched 13 seniors walk out during half-time of the boys and girls’ games. Each senior, along with their parents, walked midcourt to be recognized and honored. More...

Local cattle and market hog show to be held

Miller County 4-H and FFA members are busy preparing their cows and hogs for the shows to be held this coming Saturday, February 13, and Monday, February 15.   More...

Georgia Democrats raise debt ceiling

Atlanta—The Georgia Democratic Congressional delegation voted today to increase the United States debt ceiling by $1.9 trillion, bringing the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion. The new ceiling amounts to $46,000 in debt for every U.S. resident. More...

Religion

The Sea of Tranquility

Psalms 91:4   More...

‘The Joy of Contentment’

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) I have heard it said that insanity is doing the same things repeatedly, yet expecting to get a different result. If that is right, there are many insane people in our world! More...

Public Safety

Chief Scott Worsley attends Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2010 Annual Winter Training Conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Worsley of the Colquitt Police Department recently attended the 2010 Annual Winter Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of More...

POLICE DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 1 800C Fight •Traffic Stop 2x   February 2 800C Domestic •Traffic Stop •Unlock Vehicle 800G Theft Case, Pine St. •Assist Fire Truck   More...

SHERIFF DEpARTMENT REpORTS

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY • Arrest Warrants Served - 83 • Civil Papers Served - 36 • Subpoenas Served - 11 • Citations Issued - 12 CITATIONS FOR MONTH • Speeding - 9 • Too Fa More...

Living & Style

Welcome, Thomas Ray Taylor Jr.

Cooper and Lila Grace would like to announce the birth of their brother, Thomas Ray Taylor Jr.   Ray was born at Donalsonville Women’s Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 8:08 p.m. More...

Parker celebrates birthday!

Parker Tyson Godfrey turned one year old on December 14. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse birthday party on December 12 at the Godfrey farmhouse.   More...

It’s a boy!

Tracy and Krissy Bush are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Milton Bush. Ethan was born on December 21, 2009, at Seaton Northwest Hospital in Austin, TX. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

My favorite day of the year-

Everyone knows what last Sunday was - You got it, Super Bowl Sunday. We had a little more interest in that game since our Colquitt football star almost got to play in a Super Bowl. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Under the Gold Dome

The week started with an announcement by Governor Perdue on his comprehensive proposal that will encourage water conservation, reduce wasteful loss and incentive innovation in both increasing water supply and lessening demand. More...