December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Angels were watching over her

It was announced in church Sunday that Kendra C. Pickren, of Colquitt had been in a bad wreck Thursday, December 1, at around 8:00 p.m., and she was in church walking with a cane. The congregation gave an applause for her safety. More...

Community

Pataula Center for Children Receives Donation

Taylor Realty Associates recently donated over $10,000.00 from the company’s charity fund, Taylor Realty Children’s Charities, to the Pataula Center for Children, the judicial circuit’s child advocacy center. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Complete Your Holiday Shopping at the Library Are you having trouble figuring out what to buy that person on your shopping list this holiday season? You know the one, that person who seems to have everything? More...

An Ode of English Plural

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.  One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese.  You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, More...

School & Sports

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Time now to enjoy the ride

As I grow older, my longtime affection for moving water grows deeper. Water that flows of its own accord – be it creek, river, babbling brook, or tidal stream – does something to me that still water cannot. More...

Needs assessment concludes region needs baccalaureate program

Needs assessment concludes region needs baccalaureate program  The long-burning question of whether there is a need for Bainbridge College to offer a baccalaureate program was recently answered, President Richard Carvajal announced to the colleg More...

Harbor kills first deer of season

Harbor Wells killed his first deer of the season on Monday afternoon, October 24th while hunting in Baker County. He was sitting in the stand with his father, Jason, studying for a science test when three doe walked out of the woods. More...

Obituaries

LEANN KIRBY

Miss Leann Kirby, age 23 of Colquitt died Saturday, December 3, 2011, at South East Alabama Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 6, at 5:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating.  More...

ROSBY LEE MULKEY

Rosby Lee Mulkey, 79, of Fitzgerald, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Paulk Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Keith Goodlett and the Rev. B.J. Funk officiating. More...

BILLY BROOKS HALL

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Billy Brooks Hall, age 76, of Tallahassee, FL and formerly of Iron City, who passed away, Friday morning December 2, 2011 at his residence.  More...

Health

Why get your flu shot?

Only 40.5% of Georgians were vaccinated against seasonal influenza in 2010- 2011, according to a survey by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That puts the state at No. More...

What’s the difference between cold and flu?

How many times have you dismissed sniffles as “just a cold,” and carried on with a stuffed nose and sinuses assuming that the symptoms would eventually run their course, perhaps a bit more quickly with a few doses of Mom’s homemade More...

Georgia leads nation in flu activity

Southwest Georgia leads the nation in flu activity, so don’t wait any longer to get vaccinated.  Southwest Health District’s disease trackers say the unusual amount of influenza activity in Georgia so early in the season is worrisom More...

Cloud malice murder charges upheld in 2005 shooting

ATLANTA -The Georgia Supreme Court has recently upheld a murder conviction in a Miller County, Southwest Georgia case, the high court announced.  More...

Christmas tree trimming the old and new way

This project really is a community project that is continuously growing. More...

Religion

‘Direct Access’

Inspiration

Upon recently purchasing a new computer, I have once again come face- to- face with the reality of dealing with technical support to get assistance with my computer questions. More...

Jewish boy at Christmas

The teacher asked young Patrick Murphy: " What do you do at Christmas time?  Patrick addressed the class: "Well Ms. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   November 28 800F Escort, PeoplesSouth • Escort, Hardee’s • Escort, Kangaroo • Total mileage, 80 800P Escort, Food Mart • Escort, Hardee’s  More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

Living & Style

Miss Floyd to wed Mr. Drake

Greg and Regina Floyd and Carol Day of Blakely proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Carol Floyd of Blakely to Joey Alan Drake of Colquitt. More...

Maeleigh celebrates first birthday party

Maeleigh Wells celebrated her first birthday on August 14th. She celebrated with a cupcake party at Emerald Lake RV Resort. All the guests enjoyed swimming, putt- putt, and fishing.  Her parents are Jason and Michelle Wells. More...

Olivia celebrates birthday

Olivia Dawn Taylor celebratedg her first birthday. recently.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Opinion

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Fair and Equal Taxes-Humbug!

At the business/tax meeting, that was suppose to be among the business people who were "chosen" to get their taxes increased, again, the consensus was that another gutting is about to occur.  More...

The Changing Season

It’s not true that old dogs— or people—can’t learn new tricks. They can. They just prefer time-tested traditions to fads as fickle as an Al Gore weather forecast.  More...