June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Five arrested in busts

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, agents of the Pataula Drug Task Force, Miller County Sheriff’s Office and Decatur County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barrett Anderson, 34, of Bainbridge, for posses- sion of cocaine with intent to distribute in Mi More...

Miller County student places third in state

Max Gowan, a fifth grader at Miller County Elementary School, recently participated in the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute's Public Safety Announcement Contest where each student had to create a DVD showing the importance of wearing seat More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge -At about 1:00 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, 56-year-old Linda L. Harrison of Harrison Road in Climax was killed when her SUV struck a semi truck trailer. Linda Harrison was employed at Dr. More...

Colquitt native is Cook County’s new school superintendent

Lance Heard, a native of Colquitt, was recently named the new superintendent of Cook County Schools in Adel.   Lance graduated from Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus in 1984. More...

Drowning victim recovered Monday

According to news reports, a 33 year old man visiting from New Jersey drowned in Spring Creek at about 1 p.m. on Monday, June 14. More...

School & Sports

Colquitt Students Make Dean’s/ Merit List at Darton College

ALBANY — Amber M. Espinoza, Jordan L. Kirkland and Brenda K. Wallace of Colquitt made the Dean’s List at Darton College for the Spring 2010 semester. More...

Kikel graduates from Kennesaw State University

Charlotte Perry and Robert Kikel, DDS, are excited to announce the graduation of their daughter, Shelly Kikel, from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw on May 13, 2010.   More...

Southwest Georgia Academy Fourth Nine Weeks’ Honor Roll

Students in grades 5-12 will be named on the Nine Weeks or Semester Honor Roll if all grading marks are 87 or above, and all conduct grades are satisfactory.   Fifth Grade   More...

Obituaries

LENA RUTH NEASE

Lena Ruth Nease, age 87, of Sundown Drive, Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A private interment was held in the Memorial Park Cemetery. More...

MONCILE WILLIAMS MCLEN DON

Mrs. Moncile Williams McLendon, age 86, of Colquitt passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at Early County Nursing Home in Blakely.   Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 13, at 4:00 p.m, at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home. More...

WALLACE CLARKE SHIVER SR.

Mr. Wallace Clarke Shiver Sr., age 64, of Donalsonville passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.   Funeral services for Mr. Shiver were held on Thursday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. at South Mt. More...

Victoria Henley to compete in Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant

Miss University of Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Victoria Henley, will be competing in the 2010 Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant this week in Columbus.   More...

It ’s Hot

The above photo was taken at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010. The large bank thermometer changed from 107º to 108º as the photo was being made, so it was getting hotter. More...

A good Sunday at church

Last Sunday was a good day for showing love and appreciation at Colquitt United Methodist Church.   More...

Religion

‘The Power of Practice’

Inspiration

Participating in sports has never been one of my priorities in life. If all sports events were banned from television, my life would not be impacted in the least. More...

Bible Boot Camp

Do you want to better learn how to study the Bible?   During the month of July on Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30 a.m., there will be a Bible Boot Camp at the Jenkins’ barn. More...

Public Safety

Tennessee Free Will Baptists Affected by Flood Waters

Editor's note: Former Miller County pastor, Roger Russell Sr. sent this article and photo of the flood in Nashville, TN, the first of May.   More...

POLICE DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 7 800G Suspicious Person/Vehicle •Stand-by, E. Pine St.   June 8 800G Suspicious Vehicle •Assist Motorist, Thompsontown Rd. •Entering Auto   More...

SHERIFF DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY REPORTS   June 7 799D Suspicious Vehicle, Hwy. 27 S. •Traffic Stop, Avenue Rd. •Suspicious Vehicle, Three Notch Rd.   799G Pick-up papers, Courthouse •VIN Inspection, Hwy. 91 N. •Suspicious Person, Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Emma Smith celebrates 90th birthday

Mrs. Emma Lou Smith celebrated her 90th birthday on May 14, 2010, at the VFW in Colquitt.   Approximately 65 family members helped her celebrate on May 16 with a luncheon, a birthday cake and lots and lots of gifts.   More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Experience the Magic of Arthur Atsma!   More...

Colquitt Garden Club goes to Back of the Moon

Back of The Moon was the setting for the Colquitt Garden Club’s meeting finale before summer vacation. Members met on the afternoon of May 11 at Dan and Joanne Minix’s Bloomsbury Library and Nature Preserve.   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It doesn't get any easier as government gets bigger

Several people have called about having to choose being Democrat, Republican, or whatever in the primaries coming up.   First, this isn't new at all. More...

Cartoon

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Taking grilling to a higher level

The nation's birthday bash is just around the corner, and millions of Americans can't wait to fire up the grill and cook up some mouth-watering delights.   Some backyard chefs will settle for burgers and dogs. More...