July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Erin East graduates with high honors from Emory School of Law

On May 10, 2010, Erin East graduated with high honors from Emory University School of Law. East served as the Student Marshal for the School of Law in the commencement ceremonies. More...

Unemployment rate declines

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down 1/10 of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. More...

Sharp curves demand low speed

A call came to E911 Wednesday, July 14, at approximately 3:00 p.m., that a vehicle had overturned with a driver and four passengers. Sheriff’s units, EMS service and Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene. More...

Community

Five Generations gather

Mrs. Ruthie Jernigan had a very special day at the Miller Nursing Home on Saturday, June 26, 2010, when some of her family gathered to visit with her, including five generations.   More...

Not just a man's best friend-

Man's best friend, the dog, can be a good friend to women and patients as well.   More...

GA not to host sales tax holiday

The state of Georgia will not be hosting a sales tax holiday in 2010. Three bills (HB 951, 952, and 953) were proposed, but none of them were passed during the legislative session. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BObTAILS

SKEETERS AND GNATS: WHOSE IDEA WAS THAT?

I’m fully aware that every living thing has its naturally appointed role in life, but if I met Mother Nature face to face I’d simply have to ask her flat out, “What in heck were you thinking when you dreamed up gnats and mosquitoes More...

Baseball State Tournament

The 14 and Under Region Champion Baseball Team traveled across the state on July 7 to Baxley to participate in the state championship tournament.   More...

Seminole Ramlins

Georgia Gator season has been set by Georgia D.N.R., 140 permits for Baker, Miller, Decatur, Mitchell and Grady counties. It will begin September 4 and go out on October 3. More...

Obituaries

RALPH CASHWELL

Mr. Ralph Cashwell, age 63, of Blakely died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Colomokee Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Odom and Rev. More...

MATTHEW LOWELL JUSTICE

Matthew Lowell (Matt) Justice, 37, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely with Rev. Richard Newton officiating. More...

Robert Edwin Tully

Mr. Robert Edwin Tully, age 74, of Colquitt died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 18, at 3:00 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick and Rev. More...

Area citizens make national news in Colquittt - Free Access

Helping cost her job

by Terry Toole  You never know who you will run into when you go to Emerald Lake RV Resort just out of Colquitt.  More...

Miller County General Primary Results - Free Access

This is unofficial

County Commission Candidates Tie More...

Irrigation systems and wells catching eye of taxes and laws

Thank goodness for the scattered showers we have had recently. The expense for farmers to wet their crops with irrigation is staggering.   More...

Double killing, suicide and shooting in Early County

Blakely- The tragic deaths of three Blakely residents and one girl shot, occurred Friday night, July 16, at approximately 11:51 p.m. on Kolomoki Road, in Early County.   More...

Gas prices differ

The heat is rising, and gas prices seem to be following. Gas prices affect everyone who has a way to go.   Many local citizens are still wondering why gas can be $2.37 per gallon in one town and $2.54 just down the road. More...

GDOT Commissioner Smith announces $53 million for road improvements

None listed for Southwest Georgia

ATLANTA – Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. announced on July 6, that $53 million was awarded in June for safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects throughout Georgia.   More...

Religion

‘Just Replace It’

Inspiration

There is no end to the things that my wife hears from the children that she works with! She told me about a conversation that she had with one of the little girls at daycare. More...

God's amazing accuracy

How lovely to think about the way our Creator God planned everything so carefully and perfectly, everything with a plan. As His highest creation, “we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”   More...

Public Safety

POLICE DEpARTMENT REpORTS Puzzles

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 12 800D Traffic Stop 4x •Citation 2x •Security Check 4x   More...

SHERIFF DEpARTMENT REpORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 12 799F Assist Jail •Security Checks •Medical Call, 27 South •Civil Papers Served •Stand-by, Hwy. 39   More...

What's Their Handicap?

A doctor, a priest and an engineer were trying to enjoy a morning of golf, but they were stuck behind an extremely slow group; those men missed every putt, had a hard time lining up shots, and occasionally even teed off in the wrong direction. More...

Living & Style

Ms. Brett Harris to wed Mr. Stuart Brooks

Caren Harris is proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Brett Harris of Blakely, to Stuart Brooks of Colquitt. More...

Annalee celebrates first birthday

Annalee Elizabeth Whitaker celebrated her first birthday on July 7, 2010. The celebrations began while vacationing at Panama City Beach. She enjoyed cupcakes and gifts with her Mama, Daddy, No-No, Nic-Nic, K-K, Memaw and Granddaddy.   More...

The clock of life

The clock of life is wound but once,   And no man has the power   To tell just when the hands will stop   At late or early hour.   Now is the only time you own.   Live, love, toil with a will. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Victory or Death!

Looks like they have finally capped the oil at the bottom of the Gulf. They keep saying it might not hold, but as of right now, they are working on a cuff that will be as tight as a politician using his or her own money.   More...

What’s in a name?

Adding a new family member is a pure joy, no two ways about it. And I’m thrilled my baby girl and her husband will be gaining a muchneeded tax deduction in October. Can’t wait.   More...

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