August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School bells ring ending short summer vacation

Students in Miller County said good- bye to summer vacation on Thursday, August 4, as they put on their backpacks and headed back to the classrooms.  “ The first day is going smoothly, and we’re excited to once again start a new scho More...

U.S. Postal Service makes plans to close 3700 post offices

On July 26, 1775, before the United States of America was the United States, Ben Franklin opened a post office at what is now 316 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was operated out of Ben's old house.  More...

Community

GSU benefactor honored at 70th birthday reception

Portrait unveiled

STATESBORO, GA– Dr. Karl Peace, who endowed the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University, was honored with a reception last week at the home of GSU President Brooks Keel and First Lady Tammie Schalue.  More...

A call for personal preparedness

Severe storms, extreme heat, a crippling freeze, deadly tornadoes, terrible wildfires . . . Mother Nature has managed to throw almost everything in the book at us within six short months.  More...

A wife's questionsubmitted

Wife asks her husband, "How many women have you slept with?"  The husband proudly replies,   "Only you, darling, with all the others, I was wide awake."  Hospital visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Public Safety

Two arrested for drugs and DUI

On August 7, 2011, Dep. Julian Martin got behind a red Nissan Sentra, which was occupied by the driver, Roger Norton Fairbank III, and the passenger, Ashley Sheffield. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   July 30 800S Three traffic stops, Crawford St. • Unlock vehicle, Washington St. • Speak with subject, N.M.L.K. Jr. St. • Possible disturbance, E. Main St. • Stand by, Main St.  More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 1-2 799G Second warrant on Brinson Hwy. • Routine patrol and security checks  More...

Living & Style

Nursing Home News

August has come in with some hot, hot weather. More...

The Tanning Bed Talk:

Pediatric oncologists share tips on talking to teens about tanning bed dangers  More...

The bride, three times and planning

A woman (married three times) walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.  “ Of course, madam,” replied the sales clerk, “exactly what type and col More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Do you feel like you have been betrayed?

I guess I’ve been in business and politics too long.  The vote last week by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

One for the birds

Thank goodness our brave, bold U. S. Congress finally summoned the courage to borrow another 2 trillion bucks.  More...

Chief Craig Tully is the new City of Bainbridge Fire Chief

Bainbridge will be getting one of Colquitt’s most progessive citizens. More...

Changes coming in Miller?

We were promised change, and from what we hear from the state capitol and reputable sources, we are in for some major political changes in the next Georgia House of Representative for Miller and Seminole counties.  It's not all done in stone yet More...

Miller County Schools among those making AYP

All three schools – Miller County Elementary School, Miller County Middle School, and Miller County High School – are among the 63.2% of schools statewide to meet the requirements for AYP. More...

Religion

‘Growing, Learning, Doing’

Inspiration

We are just days away from a notable milestone in our family: Addyson, our youngest grandchild, will be celebrating her first birthday.  Does it seem like she has been in our lives that long? More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

“...why else would a middle aged grandfather be sitting in his underwear in a bare room in Lebanon, chained to a wall?” (Charles Colson, Kingdoms in Conflict, (New York: William Morrow, 1987), p. 58-61).  More...

Evening Prayer

Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless.  Did you know that during WWII there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dro More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Man Worth Remembering

When Jack Crockford died a couple of months ago at the age of 88, the passing was not widely marked. I’d venture to say even the vast majority of those whose lives he has influenced never heard of the man. That’s not too surprising. More...

Harbor takes a ‘BIG’ hunting trip

Harbor Wells and his daddy, Jason, recently took a hunting trip to the Florida Everglades as a special treat to Harbor before school started back.  On his first wild hog hunt, he killed this 150 pound wild boar hog with a 243 rifle.  His da More...

After you finish your homework

“After you finish your homework.”  More...

Obituaries

REV. THERON WYNDELL LONG

Rev. Theron Wyndell Long, age 75, of Douglas passed away Monday, August 1, 2011, at the Coffee Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.  More...

CINDY CANNON TRAWICK

Cindy Cannon Trawick, age 45, of Donalsonville, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  Funeral services for Ms. Trawick were held Tuesday, August 9, at 11: 00 a.m. More...

DR. DAVID MCCANN

Sept. 29, 1960 – Aug. 8, 2011

Dr. McCann was born at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass.  He died peacefully at the Bob Kemp Hospice surrounded by his loving family.  More...