September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners close another meeting to public

Last week, the newspaper received a fax from the Miller County Board of Commissioners concerning a meeting.   More...

Lady Pirates win/lose/win at tournament

On Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21, our Lady Pirates participated in a tournament over in Baconton, Georgia. In the first game, our girls faced Albany High. The game went four innings as our Lady Pirates dominated with a win, 14-0. More...

Community

Kayla Calhoun awarded ag scholarship at UGA

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

ATHENS, Ga. – Kayla Calhoun has been selected to receive the Harold and Celestia Loden Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year. More...

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Jobs and labor force continue to deteriorate

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in June. More...

Public Safety

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTs

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 23 800D Domestic violence/ battery • Security check • Traffic stop • Disturbance, Grow St. More...

SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTs

August 22 799G Welfare check, Shingler Rd.   August 23 799R Courtroom security, courthouse • Assist motorist, Bellview Rd. • Direct traffic, school zone • Serve probation warrant, jail   More...

Obituaries

MEALIE EARL MASON WEBB

Mealie Earl Mason Webb, age 76, of Morrow, formerly of Colquitt, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale. More...

CHARLES BENJAMIN ROUSE, SR.

Charles Benjamin Rouse Sr., 79, of Houston, Texas and Colquitt, passed away peacefully at home in Houston surrounded by his family on August 21, 2010, after a courageous eight year battle with lung cancer.   More...

ADDIE LOUISE NEWBERRY

Mrs. Addie Louise Newberry, 86, of Colquitt, died Thursday, August 26, 2010, at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. More...

HIP permit required for dove

The Migratory Bird Hunting license (or HIP permit) requires all hunters pursuing doves, ducks, geese, rails and other migratory bird species to complete an annual harvest survey. More...

Pirates swamped by Patriots

The first football game of the Pirate season was a heartbreaker, but overall our boys played a great game. Pirate captains were Caleb Cunningham, Shaq Edwards, and Juwan Jones and for the Patriots, Marshall, Denmark, and Jackson.   More...

Troopers prepare for holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel impaired during the upcoming Labor Day holiday travel period. More...

Religion

Out To Pastor

During my high school career, I was no thespian; however, I could act the fool when called upon. More...

‘Broken Lives are Fixable’

Last year the people of my church gave me a most useful gift for which I was very thankful—a new laptop computer. I had never owned one before, but had wanted one for a long time. More...

The Shoe Box Confession

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

‘Tis a shame that our leaders seem to never learn from their own mistakes. WWII was the last war we entered where we entered it to win. Korea’s Police Action took thousands of lives, Vietnam was sickening in the end, Iran ever so much. More...

How to get a hairdryer through customs

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her, “Father, may I ask a favor?”   “Of course, child, what may I do for you?”   More...

News from Crooked Oak Golf Course by

Starting after Labor Day, the Thursday dogfights start at 5:00 p.m. The last dogfight will be September 30.   Crooked Oak held its annual Member-Guest Tournament on August 21 and 22. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I almost did it again

Many of you may not believe this, but I once lived in Atlanta. That is something that I try to forget. More...

Cartoon

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Lot of truth in aphorisms

Aphorism: a short, pointed sentence expressing a wise or clever observation or a general truth.   1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.   2. More...