November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ameris Bank helps with area and local food banks

Ameris Bank launched its 2nd Annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October, and bank-wide, 152,843 nonperishable food items and $8,986 in donations was collected. More...

Veteran’s Day 2011 celebrated here

The weather was near perfect, a little cool, but clear and crispy for a Veteran's Day celebration on 11-11-11 at 11 a.m. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - On Sunday at about noon, a 41-yearold man reported an armed robbery in which he was stabbed the previous night.  More...

Colquitt Garden Club holds November meeting

The November meeting of the Colquitt Garden Club was held on the first day of the month at the Chamber of Commerce, with Tina Grimsley, Peggy LaGuardia and Susie Wilkin as hostesses. More...

Surviving the holiday heart attack season

The 5 Simple Doctor Recommendations for Surviving The Holiday Heart Attack Season  Temperatures are dropping, and the holidays are around the corner.  Danger – We are now entering what is often referred to as “The Heart Attack S More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

COLQUITT SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY  REPORTS 799O Theft on Phillipsburg Road • Speak with subject via phone 799G Suspicious person, Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Class of 1970 holds annual birthday bash

The Miller County High School class of 1970, held its ninth annual Birthday Bash on Saturday November 12, 2011. The day began with a luncheon at Helen’s Pirate’s Cove Restaurant. Several classmates met for lunch and fellowship time. More...

Williams/Bush plans complete

April Williams and Isaac Bush have completed the plans for their wedding. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 2:00 in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Colquitt. More...

Tate turns one

Tate Frazier Hosmer, son of Rich and Brandi Hosmer, celebrated his first birthday on October 25, 2011. Family celebrated with Tate at a dump truck theme birthday party at his home on Saturday, October 22. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

One Nation Under God - Heaven or Hell

I'll tell you the truth, as I see it, politics is one big mess at this time. The only way that it can be changed is for people to change it by better folks running and voting for better folks.  More...

Turnover time

The best Christmas present of the 2012 political season was just delivered to voters. But it wasn’t dropped off by Santa Claus.  More...

AirHeart II visits MCES

Students and teachers had a very special visit to the campus of Miller County Elementary School (MCES) by Colquitt/Miller Fire and EMS and the AirHeart II Helicopter on November 8.  After a special presentation about how emergency vehicles and w More...

City Election results

Unofficial election results for city

A municipal election took place Tuesday, November 8, in Colquitt.  According to the election results given Tuesday night at the courtroom, for Mayor - Jerry M. Chapman, (incumbent) received a total of 322 votes. Algin R. More...

Grady County youth killed in skateboard accident

A tragic accident occurred Sunday, November 13, in Grady County when a 14-year-old youth on skateboards was struck by a car.  “We got a call about six minutes after noon Sunday that a 14-year-old juvenile had been hit by a vehicle,” More...

Religion

‘Be Patient’

Inspiration

( Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God)  It seems that when I am in a hurry things move at a snail’s pace. That proved to be so last week when we made last minute plans to invite several people to the house for supper. More...

Bible vs. Cell Phone

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?  What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?  What if we flipped through it several times a day?  What if we turned back to go get it if we More...

Thought for today

"Isn't it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a Congressman lying to you is another two years in office."   More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

A Waterfowler’s Preseason training guide

As duck season approaches this year, it is impossible not to harken back to the last one.  More...

Colquitt Boy Scout Troop 316 enjoy Aviation Campout

Colquitt Boy Scout Troop 316 completed Aviation Merit badges with the help of the EAA Young Eagles chapter 445 at the Decatur County Airport on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. More...

MCHS FFA NEWS

The Miller County FFA is proud to announce that two of our FFA officers did an outstanding job at the National Peanut Festival Cattle Show. More...

Obituaries

DARLENE COX

Mrs. Darlene Cox, age 61, of Colquitt, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield and Rev. Ronnie Black officiating. More...

WENDELL DARREN BULLINGTON

Mr. Wendell Darren Bullington passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011, at his residence.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, at Greenwood Cemetery in Cairo with the Rev. Dr. Paul Jones and Rev. More...

LOIS HOLT

Mrs. Lois Holt, age 78, of Colquitt died Friday, November 11, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Monday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronald Roberts officiating. More...

Health

Onions- Mayonnaise

In 1919, when the flu killed 40 million people there was this doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.  Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.  More...

Hand- washing best defense against Shigella infections

Disease investigators and other officials from Southwest Health District are working together to control an outbreak of Shigella, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps.  More...

•••Health briefs•••

Allergies: Know your treatment options

HOUSTON – Allergies got you down? Dr. Madhu Narra, assistant professor of medicine in the section of allergy, immunology and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine offers some tips to help manage.  More...