March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Swamp Gravy Searches Out Solid Ground

For the past few weeks, the cast of Georgia’s Official Folk-Life Play, Swamp Gravy, has been trying to find sure footing in their roles on stage. More...

Sign of the Cross

Colquitt - The Men for Jesus decided that it is time to show their faith by showing the cross. They have made several hundred crosses to sell to those who might want to show their faith by placing the cross in their yards or businesses.  More...

Community

Miller County Middle School recognized as Title I Distinguished School

“ Twenty- four Southwest GA RESA Schools were recently notified for being named “FY12 Title I Distinguished Schools,” stated State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the Department of Education. More...

Relay for Life Benefit Happenings

Pork Chop Dinner, Sunday, March 25, noon to 1:00 p.m., Colquitt United Methodist Church. Dine in or carry out. More...

What the fire chief saidto

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.  For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.  Not fair to make judgment of this, until you see what the fire chief says!  In South Los Angeles, a four-plex home was d More...

School & Sports

Read Across America Plans Finalized

Friday, March 2, the students at Miller County Elementary School continued to get ready for Read Across America Night to be held Tuesday, March 6, at 6:00. More...

A nun grading papers

Can you imagine the nun sitting at her desk grading these papers, all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure!  Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

All menus are subject to change!

MARCH 7 - WEDNESDAY Breakfast - Waffles, Syrup, Sausage, Fruit Lunch - Nachos/Chili/Cheese, Saltines, Salsa, Sour Cream, Seasoned Corn, Deli Turkey/Cheese/Bun, Potato Wedges, Lettuce a  More...

Obituaries

WENDY ELLEN CAULLEY

Mrs. Wendy Ellen Caulley, age 64, of Thomasville died Friday, March 2, 2012.  A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 5, at New Covenant Church, where she was a member. Rev. David Allen officiated.  More...

MAMIE W. DANIELS

Mrs. Mamie Daniels,102, of Colquitt, died Monday morning, March 5, 2012, at Miller County Hospital.  Colquitt Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Services will be announced in next edition.   More...

WILLIAM CHAD ROBINSON

Mr. William Chad Robinson, age 38, of Iron City passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Monday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Donalsonville with Rev. James Scarborough, Rev. More...

Health

Statin drug use warns of memory loss, and diabetes

In numerous news releases, health regulators are adding warnings to the labels of widely used cholesterol lowering drugs to say they may raise levels of blood sugar and could cause memory loss.  More...

To your good health

Heat and the Elderly  DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is 92 and lives by herself. She's quite independent and does well. A neighbor takes her grocery shopping, and we take her to other places she has to go. She is extremely set in her ways.  More...

Heart attack and water

Interesting, and it even makes sense!  Something I didn't know either!  I asked my doctor why do I and other people urinate so much at night time.  More...

Colquitt armed robbery suspect apprehended

Friday, February 17, Bainbridge Public Service officer, Frank Green, chief investigator had robbery suspect, Ershell Barber, in custody. More...

Just inches away from a tragedy

At approximately 3:20 p.m. Saturday, March 3, during a heavy rain and lightning storm. Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Miller County EMS, Colquitt Fire and Rescue Department and Georgia State Patrol were dis- patched to Hwy. More...

Local teacher earns doctorate degree

Local science teacher Julie Varnadoe Bellflower, recently received her doctorate of education degree in teacher leadership from Walden University. Dr. More...

Ordination ceremony held for the Reverend Cory J. Thomas

A solemn but joyous ordination ceremony was held Sunday, March 4, 2012, for the Reverend Cory J. Thomas.  The ceremony began at 4:00 p.m. More...

Religion

Simple, Strong, Secure

Inspiration

March 3, 1978-- I remember the day well. It was a Friday that started out with ice hanging in the pines of north Georgia. I was nineteen years old, Gale was seventeen, and on that day we entered into a lifelong covenant of marriage.  More...

God doesn't make mistakes

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances, said: “My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes!”  One day they went hunting, and along the way a wi More...

Men's Helpline

Hi, Bob, I really need your advice on a serious problem:  I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs: if the phone rings and I answer, the caller hangs up; she goes out with the girls a lot. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 26 800G Escort, Buses, 3x • Code 7, Geer St. • Domestic, Grace St. • Total mileage, 99  More...

Accident on Hwy. 91

On March 3, 2012, Bradley Grant, of Colquitt, driving a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4S, was traveling northbound on GA 91. Mr. Grant had two passengers, Bradley Grant Sr. and Tobias Grant. Mr. More...

MILLER CO. SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   February 27 799O Cows out, 91S • Semi truck in ditch, Helms Road • Total mileage, 96 799G Patrol security check • Paper served, 2x • Call by telephone • Traffic stop • Total mileage, 121&nbs More...

Living & Style

Secrets to a long and happy marriage

Some might say a long celebrity marriage is one that endures the duration of the newly betrothed's trip down the aisle. We've seen Britney Spears dissolve a marriage after 55 hours and Kim Kardashian call it quits after 72 days. More...

The hotel bill

An elderly lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant birthday by staying overnight in one of London's most expensive hotels.  When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00.  More...

Look who's 1 year old!

Abbie Michelle Newberry turned one year old on February 7. She celebrated her birthday on Saturday, February 4, with a Dora the Explorer birthday party and cookout at her home in Brinson.  More...

Opinion

Cartoons

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

It's better to learn from the wise

As some of you realize, this page, and page five are people's opinions. Sometimes they are good, sometimes bad, but still opinions.  More...

Priorities

No one likes to make tough choices. But tough times require us all to do just that. More...