July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices high, low, but dropping

Prices dropped at the pumps this week, but not like they were suppose to.  Those who make predictions for gasoline to go up, down or stay the same, did not take into consideration that there would be lots of cars on the roads for the Fourth of J More...

Community

Ame Carol Davis honored at Mercer University

Mercer University recently honored graduating senior Amelia Carol Davis of Colquitt at the 2011 Honors Convocation.  More...

GED Graduation Scheduled

The GED Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College on Thursday, July 14, at 7: 00 pm. The ceremony honors students from Decatur, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties.  More...

Rachel Grimsley attends Leadership Conference

Rachel Grimsley of the Miller County FFA Chapter attended the 2011 Washington Leadership Conference June 20-26, 2011 in the nation’s capital. The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization in cooperation with the U. S. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   June 27 800F Medical Call, 604 MLK • Unruly Juvenile, 40 Perry St. • Damage to Property, Hotdog Shack, Main St. • Assist Motorist,   Main St. • Domestic Problem, Babcock Road  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

June 26 4th St. at MLK, CPD, Traffic Stop; Crawford St. at Jenkins Mechanical, CPD, Traffic Stop; ElmodelHwy.BEMS, BSO, Medical; Crawford St., CPD, Traffic Stop; 4th St. at Holt’s Garage,CPD, Traffic Stop; 4th St. More...

Living & Style

Faith donates to Locks of Love again

Faith Hobbs, daughter of Carl and Sheila Hobbs of Ashburn and granddaughter of Ennis Pat Peace of Leary, donated nine inches of her hair to Locks of Love a few weeks ago. More...

Summer weddings: Do’s and don’ts

Do provide heat relief. No matter how much you love the sun, your guests will probably want a few ways to escape the heat. More...

English ‘ain't’ all that easy

You think English is easy?  1) The bandage was wound around the wound.  2) The farm was used to produce produce.  3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.  4) We must polish the Polish furniture.  5) He coul More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Oh Lord It's Easy To Be Humble-

There is an old country song that became very popular back in 1980, " Oh Lord It's Hard To Be Humble."  I'm not sure why this song came to mind, other than I can now write the sequel " Oh Lord It's Easy To Be Humble."  More...

Happy Birthday, America

Over the years Americans have used everything from foot races to fireworks to commemorate the day when representatives of a fledgling nation officially approved and signed the Declaration of Independence.  History shows that birthing a nation wa More...

Storms bring rain, damage and major roads closed

The rains came in certain areas of the city and county. Some got one inch, some got more, some got no rain at all. More...

New principal selected, and no tax hikes for schools

On Thursday, June 30, 2011, the Miller County Board of Education met in a called session. More...

Religion

‘The All Seeing Eye!’

Inspiration

I am grateful for the recent rain showers we have had. It is amazing how quickly moisture deprived vegetation comes to life when much needed and refreshing rain descends upon the thirsty earth.  More...

First Church of Nazarene welcomes new pastor

The First Church of the Nazarene in Donalsonville has a new pastor. More...

The Kiss

There was a married couple who were in a terrible accident. The woman's face was burned severely. The doctor told the husband they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was so skinny. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Take it from me; It’s still an adventure

I’m a little angry today. I don’t like writing when I’m mad, but my dander’s up, and I have a deadline. Y’all just bear with me if you will.  More...

Seminole Ramlins

I have heard of some of the most unusual Catfish bait, but Friday, a man from Ohio had one I had never before heard of. He had never been on the lake before and caught 17 Catfish! More...

MCAE Achievement Recognized

Students who have completed the requirements for receiving a GED diploma for 2010- 2011 are Damon Gardner, Bridget Neuman, Allison Richardson, Gabe Richardson, Michael Roberts, Madison Stegall, Tommy Winn, and Donell Wolfe. More...

Obituaries

MERLE MERRITT

Mrs. Merle Merritt, age 83, of Colquitt died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Dr. Carl Marshall officiating. More...

WILMA THOMAS

Mrs. Wilma Thomas, 96, of Colquitt died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5 at 11:00 am at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel Dean officiating. More...

ROBERT CRAIG KNIGHTON SR.

Robert Craig Knighton, Sr., 49, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. The family had visitation Tuesday evening, July 5, 2011 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 21802 Lucile Rd., in Blakely.  More...