March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ground-breaking at First Baptist

On Sunday, March 7, First Baptist Church broke ground for their new Worship Center, which is the second phase of a long range plan adopted on November 19, 2006. More...

Kelsea Grimes, 2010 MCHS Star Student

Kelsea Grimes has been named 2010 PAGE STAR Student for Miller County High School. The announcement was made by Tracy Pickle, representative of Ameris Bank in Colquitt, local sponsor of the Miller County STAR program. More...

Miss Colquitt Pageant Saturday

The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold the annual Miss Colquitt pageant this Saturday, March 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The pageant will be held at the old Miller County Middle/High School on Perry Drive. More...

Community

Lynn, STAR Teacher at CHS

We enjoy "bragging" about our home folks, and since Lynn Clearman Johnson is formerly of Colquitt and the daughter of Luther and Barbara Clearman of Colquitt, let the bragging begin.   More...

LIBRARY NEWS

GHSGT   More...

Southern plants, pests on ‘Gardening In Georgia'

Kudzu is common throughout the South and seems unstoppable. But it has an Achilles heel: The soft crown where it emerges from the ground. More...

School & Sports

MCES News

Honor Roll Second Nine Weeks

Third grade principal’s honor roll (front row, L-R)): Paige Williams, Harley Shiver, Macee Palmer, Analeigh Cook, Abby Cleveland; (back row): Holden Sheffield, Hayle Brown, Camron Ritter More...

SCHOOL MENUs

All menus are subject to change!

MARCH 10 - WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Cinnamon Toast, Sausage, Fruit Lunch - Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Green Beans, Fresh Veggies/Dip; Corndog, Baked Potato Wedges, Fruit, Cookie   More...

Fifth graders learn about Vietnam War

The Miller County Elementary School fifth graders have been learning about the Vietnam War.   Sydney Thomas, a MCES 5th grader, invited her grandfather to share with the class his story of Vietnam.   More...

Obituaries

ROSA MAE WEST BRUNSON

Mrs. Rosa Mae West Brunson of Damascus died Wednesday March 3, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Dr. Carl Marshall and Rev. Robert Pullen officiating. More...

LYNWOOD HOUSTON

Mr. Lynwood Houston of Colquitt died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

LAVERNE WHITAKER COLLINS

Mrs. Laverne Whitaker Collins, age 84, of Bainbridge died Thursday, March 4, 2009. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Shepard and Pastor Stanley Phillips officiating. More...

Grant released from the New Orleans Saints

In multiple sports articles Thursday, March 4, and especially excerpts by Mike Triplett of the Times Picayune in New Orleans, defensive end Charles Grant, the longest-tenured player on the New Orleans Saints' roster, saw his eight-year roller coa More...

Two arrested in burglaries

On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Sheriff H.E. Glass contacted Chief Investigator Ben Nix and advised him that K-9 Deputy Dale Mitchell and K-9 Lt. Dale Glover were given a call to a subject trying to sell long guns.   More...

Miller County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Miller County Hospital in Colquitt has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. More...

Highspeed is coming

The Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce met for its monthly First Friday Breakfast, March 5. Special guests were introduced, and PeopleSouth Bank was thanked for hosting the breakfast. More...

Religion

‘So Much To Tempt Us’

Inspiration

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

Thought for the day:

Lest we forget! Thought for the day:   In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair’s words during a recent interview. More...

Public Safety

POLICE DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS March 1 800C Traffic Stops 2x 800G Escort •Accident, Main @ Phillips St. •Suspicious Person/ Vehicle   800H Funeral Detail •Bus Detail •Spoke with Subject   More...

SHERIFF DEpARTMENT REpORTS

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY • Arrest warrants served: 39 • Citations Issued: 9 • Civil Papers Served: 59 • Subpoenas Served: 33 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY • Failure to stop for school bus unloading: 1 &bul More...

Living & Style

Rory Cannon Attaberry arrives!

Griffin and Kimberly Attaberry are excited to announce the birth of their son, Rory Cannon Attaberry. Rory was born January 22, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia. He weighed 5 pounds and 12 ounces and measured 18 inches long. More...

Shirley, Smith to speak vows

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stovall of Colquitt and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shirley of Albany are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Shirley, to Evan Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Wildwood, FL.   More...

Welcome, Bella Grace Stinson!

Justin and Breana Stinson are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Bella Grace.   Bella was born January 19, 2010, and weighed six pounds, 15 ounces. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

And then came Easter!

We received some more good news and bad news last week. My daughter, Tammy, returned to her doctor/surgeon to see what he found from the reports that came back concerning her ovarian cancer. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Couch potatoes, beware

Famous people have one thing in common. They are not boring.   From military geniuses like Alexander the Great to film legends like Bogart and Gable, the high-profile people knew how to get your attention and keep it.   They still do. More...