July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kreg Freeman is Lower Southeast Peanut Profitability Award winner

Kreg Freeman insists there’s no secret to his style of growing peanuts – it’s just a matter of doing things right and doing them on time – but with 6,626 pounds per acre and the efficiency to match this past year, it’s o More...

Community

Damascus native assumes command of Kuwait distribution center

Kuwait, Southwest Asia – (July 19, 2011) United States Army Col. Shelia Faye J-McClaney, a native of Damascus, assumed command of DLA Distribution Kuwait, Southwest Asia, in a ceremony June 28.  More...

Volunteers make things better

The above photo was taken through the window of one of the offices at the Miller County Courthouse. Dr. More...

Georgia’s jobless rate rises slightly to 9.9 percent in June

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up onetenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Don’t Judge Us All

It offends me that many people think of outdoor types as slovenly, lazy louts, especially considering the time and effort some hunters and fishermen exert in pursuit of a quarry. More...

Seminole Ramlins

A Quincy boat reported a big mess of Bream on Crickets, a Valdosta boat reported 32 on Wednesday and 25 on Thursday on Red Wigglers.  Alan Carter has found 30 Shellcracker and 48 Bream beds, some as deep as 12 feet and some as shallow as 2 feet. More...

Bainbridge College Financial Aid Sessions Open to Public

July 27 at Kirbo Regional Center

Bainbridge College (BC) Financial Aid Office will present information sessions July 27 in the large meeting room (Rooms 111 and 112) of the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the main campus.  More...

Obituaries

LAMAR COLLIE “SAM” LANE

Mr. Lamar Collie “Sam” Lane, age 75, of Donalsonville, passed away July 21, 2011, at his residence.  Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville with Rev. More...

CURTIS GOREE HICKS

Mr. Curtis Goree Hicks, age 70, of Colquitt died July 22, 2011, at his residence .  Funeral services were held Monday, July 25, at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick and Dr. More...

BELINDA MULLIS NICHOLS

Belinda Mullis Nichols, 61, of Donalsonville passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Poitevint and Rev. More...

Health

Experimental drug might help fight Alzheimer’s after all

An experimental drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease that previously showed troubling side effects may actually be safe in the long run, researchers report.  More...

Stay Focused and Drive

Current statistics show that 81% of the population has admitted to texting while driving. Many drivers admit that they are aware of the risks of this driving distraction but continue to do it anyway. More...

New Colquitt police dog ready to sniff out drugs

School will be starting in just a few days, and the policy for Miller County Schools to be drug free will have help keeping it drug free with Blitz.  More...

Youth injured in motorcycle crash

A 16 year-old was seriously injured Saturday, July 23, at around 9:00 PM, when he lost control of a motorcycle he was riding.  More...

Morgan Rogers is newly elected Governor of Girls State

Georgia Girls State has been sponsored by the American Legion Auxilia- ry, Department of Georgia since 1945. It has been supported by local Auxiliary units, and interested civic and patriotic organizations. More...

Religion

‘I Didn’t Know That!’

Inspiration

I find it fulfilling to learn new things. Granted, most of the time I have to work rather hard to gain new knowledge and insights, but there are occasions when a new piece of knowledge finds its way to me; it did so not long ago.  More...

Tiptoeing through the 60s

Now that I have safely escaped the infamous 50-something stage of life, I am carefully testing the waters before me. They look calm, but you never can be sure. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 13 800E Escort, Food Mart • Accident, Food Mart • Escort, Hardee’s • Escort, Helen’s  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 14 799O Accident, Grady Cobb Road • Brush Fire • Brush Fire Alarm, Womble Road • 911 Hang-Up call, Dunlap Road • Standby, Hwy. More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

July 21 Old Donalsonville Hwy. at Hwy 91, MSO, Traffic Stop; Hwy. 27 at Family Dollar, CPD, Traffic Stop; N. Cuthbert St., CPD, Prowler Report; Milford Church Rd. at Hwy. 216, BSO, Stolen Property; Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Miss Tennille, Mr. Powell to speak vows

Mr. and Mrs. George Tennille of Baker County would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Tennille, to William Cameron Powell, both of Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Powell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Nursing Home News

We have had an extra special week this past week at Miller Nursing Home. We started our week off with Bible study on Monday morning. The afternoon was spent moving to the music. Monday evening Mt. Zion Fellowship came to visit with us.  More...

Retired husband in trouble

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.  Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The lines have been drawnsubmitted

The lines have been drawn. We are a nation divided. We are all reaping the whirlwind from our choices of leadership in our executive and legislative offices. They select our judges for life, which is one of the faults of our U.S. Constitution. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

New Reality Show

Titans of the television industry never quit looking for a show that will deliver the biggest audience for the lowest cost. Simple equation, really. More...