June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Don't mess with illegal drugs

Sometimes, no, all the time, it doesn't pay to get messed up with illegal drugs. It is all a down-hill road for the buyer, the seller and all of their families.  More...

Community

MCHS students attend Natural Resources Conservation Workshop

The 50th anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 4-June 9, 2011, at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. More...

Bonnie donates to ‘Locks of Love’

Bonnie Jean Houston, five-year-old daughter of Steve and Ramona Houston, has gotten her “first real hair cut” and for a good cause.  Sporting a really cute new look, Bonnie decided to donate 10 inches of her own hair to the Locks of 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...

Living & Style

Harper Grace and Hayden Elizabeth arrive!

Scott and Lauren Brinson are proud to announce the birth of their daughters, Harper Grace and Hayden Elizabeth.  The twins were born April 26, 2011, at Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. Harper arrived at 12:19 p.m. More...

Can I borrow $ 25?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.  SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”  DAD: “Yeah sure, what it is?” replied the man.  SON: “ More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Holiday Closing The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011, in celebration of Independence Day. The library will re-open regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

One Nation Under God

I've had a good week. My first wife came back home. Tammy and Kent came back home from Atlanta, and after seeing two good baseball games and helping with the cleanup, brought our youngest grandson, Mason, 8, back to stay with us awhile.  More...

Movin’ on up

After a near-record string of 90-degree days, it’s time to hit the road to cooler climates. Since my daughter lives in Wisconsin, choosing a destination is not a problem. Neither is the trip.  More...

Troopers prepare for busy holiday weekend

72-hour holiday period begins Friday at 6:00 p.m.

( ATLANTA) - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to buckle- up this coming weekend and to plan their travel activities with safety in mind. The 78-hour July Fourth holiday travel period begins Friday at 6 p.m. More...

Wizard of Oz Show the Best

I say it all the time, but if you are 3 or 103, and you missed one of the performances this past two weeks of sellout shows, you missed the best I’ve seen, to date. More...

Religion

‘Go Get the Bananas!’

Inspiration

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

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 20 800C Fight, Ron Cam • Fight, Holley St. • Bank alarm, Delores St. • Traffic stop • Verbal warning  June 21 800C Traffic stop, 2x  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

Bit-O-History, Admerial Chester Nimiz was attending a reception in Washington when a call came from the president. Mr. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Little too Smart to suit me

In Stephen King’s The Stand satanic villain Randall Flagg, when not in the guise of a man, morphed himself into a crow and appeared unexpectedly wherever he chose. More...

Same guarantee!

•Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers? More...

Obituaries

R.J. “RAY” VISTART

Mr. R. J. “Ray” Vistart, age 90 of Danascus died Monday June 20, 2011 at Wilson Hospice House in Albany.  A memorial service will be held at Andersonville National Cemetery with full Military Honors at a later date.  More...

JOY BRYAN PETTET

Joy Bryan Pettet, age 84, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home in Newnan.  Funeral services were held Friday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. More...

MARTHA JO WILLIAMS

Mrs. Martha Williams, age 71, of Colquitt died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Mother’s Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Benjamin Miller officiating. More...