June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks in the Park

If you want to have a good time, it is just two days away. The biggest fireworks display that will be in this area will take place Friday, July 2. It’s time for Colquitt’s Fabulous Fourth Celebration on July 2. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Seven dogs held by heavy chains with less than a foot of lead, so thin and weak that they couldn’t stand to eat and left to fend for themselves for months were rescued Monday evening in what one official said was the second wors More...

Class of 1948 Reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd reunion on June 4 and 5.   On Friday afternoon everyone met at Moby Dick Restaurant for a time of fellowship and reminiscing before dinner was served. More...

Marijuana filled firewood

“Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?”   “Yes. What can I do for you?”   “I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Virgil Smith. He's hidin' marijuana inside his firewood! More...

School & Sports

Abby Cloud recognized in Calendar Art Contest

Abby Cloud and other Leon County School Students were recognized on Thursday, May 13, at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science for their contributions to the “What Makes Tallahassee Leon County Beautiful” 2011 Art Contest. More...

BACKROADS AND BObTAILS

ONE EMPTY CHAIR

The time for gathering in the mountains is upon us. We are here, amidst ageless Appalachian majesty and the inexorable unceasing flow of cold, crystal waters. Brother trout is here, too, awaiting our challenge. More...

Seminole Ramlins

T’was sed yesterday by an ex-city official of Colquit that his wife had triplets and he kept two and gave the doctor the pick of the litter.   More...

Obituaries

Richard Luther "Dick" Spancake

Mr. Richard “Dick” Spancake, age 88, of Americus, formerly of Colquitt, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus. More...

Senella Rogers

Mrs. Senella Rogers died Saturday, June 27, 2010.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3, at 12 noon at Shiloh M.B. Church in Colquitt.   Visitation will be held Friday, July 2, at Merritt Chapel from 6 - 8 p.m. More...

Lucius "Luke" Johnson

Lucius “Luke” Johnson, 78, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, June 18, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.   Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

It is hard to believe that June is almost gone and that July is just around the corner.   We have had a week packed with activities.   More...

Skin cancer prevention

Tips to Use All Summer Long

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. More...

Eliminating tumor suppressor C/EBP alpha explains cancer in aging liver

HOUSTON - (June 1, 2010) – Understanding how the tumor suppressor protein C/EBP alpha is eliminated in aging livers gives important clues to the mechanism by which cancer occurs in that organ and could point the way to new therapies and preven More...

Former Colquittan Named Paramedic of the Year

Courtney Long Coppage, formerly of Colquitt, was recently named Paramedic of the Year for Lowndes County. More...

Drug bust nets two arrests

On June 18, 2010, at approximately 8:00 p.m., agents from the Pataula Drug Task Force and deputies with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 244 Mayhaw Road, Colquitt. More...

Religion

Some patriotic reflections for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is upon us, and nobody enjoys a party more than Yours Truly. I will offer any excuse to break into some kind of a party mode. More...

‘What Can We Do for America?’

Inspiration

There is a story about a man who visited a remote village. He came upon a gentleman who had lived there all his life. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 18 800D Traffic Stop 6x •Citation 4x •Security Check 4x •Alarm 3x •Unlock Vehicle •Stand-by for Opening   More...

Sherif Department Reports

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 21 799G Theft Reported, Walk-in •Speak with Subject, Via Phone •Served Subpoena 2x, Mayhaw Rd. •Served Subpoena, Twilight Church Rd. •Domestic, Collins Farm Rd. More...

Heat related illness and death

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable, says Southwest District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, adding that now is the time for people to become aware of who is at risk and how to protect them.   More...

Living & Style

Bailey, Chesnut to wed

Priscilla Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. H.D. More...

Cannon, McMickle speak wedding vows

Alicia Beth McMickle and Seth Kirksey Cannon were united in marriage on May 22, 2010, at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Colquitt. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McMickle of Donalsonville. Her grandparents are Mrs. More...

A real man

A real man is a woman's best friend.   He will never stand her up and never let her down. He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day.   More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It sure is getting dry-

Don't know if you've noticed it, but it sure is getting dry in places.   More...

Things I learned in the South

A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.   There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.   There are 10,000 types of spiders. More...

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