August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia Ag Meat Tour visits Colquitt

A Georgia Department of Agriculture Meat Tour was held Thursday, July 25 - 27, in southwest Georgia.  More...

They’re Back!

I don’t believe the weather could be improved on, if we had permission. More...

Community

Seminole County Resident wins Booth Award

(TUCKER, Ga., July 26)— Cindy Meadows of Seminole County was recently awarded the Southwest District William H. Booth Award which recognizes Extension agents for exemplary work with youth in the 4-H program.  More...

A Texan's view of welfare

Put me in charge . . .

Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. More...

Burns----

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors inflamed and engulfed him. More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Payback

Looking back, it’s hard to believe I was ever attracted to the sport of waterfowling. Long before I shouldered a shotgun and sat in a blind, I had troubles innumerable with ducks, geese and swans. More...

MCHS Pirate Pride Band completes band camp

The members of the Miller County High School Pirate Pride Band participated in a two week long band camp during the month of July. More...

SGA begins 2 0 11 - 2012 school year

Southwest Georgia Academy begins its 42nd year on August 5. The new year begins with a new headmaster and seven new faculty members; there will also be a K-3 class this year. More...

Obituaries

JOSIE C. SHEFFIELD

Mrs. Josie C. Sheffield, age 97, of Colquitt died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield and Rev. More...

KENNETH D. NEWBERRY

Kenneth D. Newberry, 80, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Bainbridge Healthcare.  The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Max Bryant officiating. More...

L.B. GRAY

Mr. L. B. Gray, 82, of Donalsonville, (formerly of Bainbridge), passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at his residence.  The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Ray Brown, Rev. More...

Health

Colon cleansing has no health benefit, may harm

(HealthDay News) -- Despite the popularity of colon cleansing, there’s no evidence that the procedure -- which can be done at home or in day spas -- offers any health benefits, a new study finds.  However, colon cleansing can cause serious More...

Precautions against West Nile

West Nile virus typically peaks in August; take precautions against mosquitoes.  So far, no cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Southwest Health District this season, and public health officials would like to keep it that way.  More...

Boudreaux and the Band-aids

Boudreaux staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Thibodeaux. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Clotile. More...

Welcome Back!

If you are a teacher, school employee or student, we hope that you are going to have a great new school year because it is here. More...

Road to nowhere paving completed

Last Friday morning, July 29, at around 7:30 a.m., as we were coming out of prayer meeting, a road crew started closing Third Street that we were parked on. More...

Baker Co. man found dead in pond

Newton- Baker County Coroner Andy Belinc identified the body of a man found floating in a pond.  Garfield Freeman Jr., 58, was found in a rural pond near Highway 37, Friday morning, July 29.  This is the second body found in that area of th More...

Religion

‘Don’t Stop Singing!’

Inspiration

The story of Chippie, the parakeet, is told by author and preacher, Chuck Swindoll.  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...

The forgotten man

" They are always under the dominion of the superstition of government, and forgetting that a government produces nothing at all, they leave out of sight the first fact to be remembered in all social discussion -- that the state cannot get a cent for More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER-BAKER E 911 CALLS

July 29 Hwy. 91 at Police Department; NPD, Traffic Stop; Clear Lake Rd., NPD, Assist Motorist; Whites Bridge Rd. at Hwy. 310, MSO, Traffic Stop; Hwy. 91 at Hwy. 37, NPD, Suspicious Activity; Good- man Rd., BEMS, Medical; Crawford St. More...

Living & Style

"Salt" review

“Salt” is an action packed thriller that follows a strong-willed and determined CIA agent, Evelyn Salt (portrayed by Angelina Jolie), and the many obstacles that her demanding career poses. More...

Good Housekeeping two

Healthy Potato Salad  Our healthy take on potato salad is now our favorite recipe. This slimmed-down salad (minus 50 calories and 7 fat grams per serving) has just the right level of tangy flavor and no gloppiness. More...

An old country preacher

An old country preacher...... had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I've got good news and bad news

The bad news is, the big "C" is back. For you who have never read this column, my first born was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. More...

TALK TO THE MAYOR

One thing I’ve been fighting for since I first took office is to remind everyone, especially the County Commission and Board of Education that the city is in the county, and that we all pay county taxes.  More...