October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Retired teachers hold meeting

The Miller County Retired Educators Association (MCREA) held its first meeting of the 2008-2009 year on Thursday, September 19, 2008. More...

'Fireproof' reviewed by a Southern Girl

"Fireproof", a Kendrick brothers film, is the story of Captain Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron), a local Albany firefighter, and his wife, Catherine (Erin Bethea), with whom he is having serious marital problems. More...

Library News

Columbus Day On Monday, October 13, the Miller County - James W. Merritt Jr. Memorial Library will be closed for our annual library staff training day. More...

By Connie Crawley, UGA

In Georgia each year, 5,235 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common cancer among women. Sadly, 1,062 Georgia women die due to cancer each year. A high proportion of these deaths occur among lowincome or minority women. More...

Great advice for times such as these

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness. Bad days give you experiences. Both are essential to life. Keep going. Happiness keeps you sweet, Trials keep you strong. Sorrows keep you human. More...

Largest re-enlistment ceremony-ever

I'm sure you already know about this. It was shown over and over on TV, right? OK, so maybe it wasn't shown over and over, but surely it was shown on TV at least one time, wasn't it? More...

The good napkins

Ahhhhh.. The joys of having girls... My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. More...

'I guess I should quit driving'

Sometimes it just doesn't pay to leave home. On Thursday, October 2, an accident occurred on East Pine Street at approximately 12 noon. According to the accident report, Patrick T. More...

Sounds like thinking kids

A young man was visiting his brother and sister-in-law for the holidays. As he arrived at their house, he found his young nephew, Timmy, helping them bake some cupcakes. After they were done, his sister-in-law allowed Timmy to put the icing on. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - On Sunday, September 26, a man died after fighting EMS, Public Safety and Deputies trying to help him. About 11 p.m, Public Safety Officer Gary Hines was called to assist EMS at 1208 Troupe Street. More...

Kolomoki Festival to be held Oct. 11

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host the 38th annual Kolomoki Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Chloe continues to be a fighter

Chloe has completed her two weeks of severe 3F8 antibody treatments in New York and flew home September 26. All the scans looked promising; the MIBG still showed a few spots, and the bone marrow aspiration is still pending. More...

Teacher comments on report cards

These are comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All of these teachers were reprimanded... Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig. More...

Changes you can expect

Body count. In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago , 221 killed in Iraq . Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Rod Blogojevich, House leader Mike Madigan, Atty. Gen. More...

West Nile numbers down, carriers up

To date, two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Georgia this year: one in Floyd County and one in Fulton County. Dry weather now provides perfect conditions for the mosquitoes that carry it, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Georgia's drought worsens

Tropical Storm Fay brought beneficial rain to Georgia in late August. But a very dry September has led to the return of low stream flows across the state and worsened drought conditions. More...

Locals attend UGA camp

Belinda and Rebecca Bell attended the University of Georgia's third Annual 2008 Southern Spirit Cheerleading Camp. More...

Depressed!

I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline. Got a freakin' call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck. More...