February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hope Cottage holds Grand Opening

A large crowd gathered last Friday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. for Colquitt's newest business, Hope Cottage Family Health Care. Hope Cottage is owned and operated by a Christian Family Nurse Practitioner, Jane L. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - The assistant principal, involved in the controversial spanking of a nine-year-old three times in one day, has been suspended without pay for 10 days and prohibited from ever using corporal punishment while employed by the Decatur Co More...

Senior Center crowns king and queen

The Senior Center celebrated Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 12, with games, a special meal and lots of sweet treats. The day began with everyone curious about who would be selected as our king and queen for the new year. More...

Support Behind Legislative Tax Relief Package

Leaders of the Georgia General Assembly have introduced the "Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2009," a tax relief package aimed at stimulating Georgia's economy through innovation and entrepreneurship. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On February 16, Brian Douglas Smith was traveling North on Hwy. 91 North. A dog entered into the path of Smith's vehicle. The collision could not be avoided by the driver, and the dog was hit. More...

Public Safety report

February 16 799G Escort, Joiner Dr. •Suspicious Vehicle, Whites Bridge Rd. •Cow Out, Hwy. 27 N. •Put Out Funeral Signs, Grimes Rd. •Put Out Funeral Signs, Harmony Church Rd. More...

MC Sheriff's Office January 2009

Probate/Magistrate Civil Papers Served 32 Subpoenas Served 22 Superior Court Papers Served 26 Arrest Warrants 20 Traffic Citations 30     More...

Living & Style

Smith, Suggs plan wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Smith are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Lee Smith, to Jason Paul Suggs, both of Colquitt. Jason is the son of Dorita Kirkland of Colquitt and Paul Bradford Suggs of Chattanooga, TN. More...

Don't mess with nurses

A big shot attorney had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his staff. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. More...

Matthew Godwin arrives

Lauren Godwin would like to announce the birth of her little brother, Matthew Franklin Godwin. Matthew was born at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

All the time!

I told you last week that it was different, and this week had it possibilities, well---------- We took over 800 photos of hogs and kids. It seems that some parents or grandparents couldn't understand why "their" kids didn't make the newspaper. More...

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Some Things Are Best Kept Secret

Ever since September 11, 2001, all Americans have had a heightened awareness of personal and national security. Most didn't realize until now that supertight security was already a top priority for at least one famous fast-food chain. More...

Grand Jury returns 101 true bills

The February 2009 term of the Superior Court in Miller County convened Monday morning, February 16, with Judge Ronnie Joe Lane presiding. The grand jury returned 101 true bills, one no bill, and no accusations. More...

Superintendent Phillips rehired

by MCL staff writer

In an interview with Miller County Superintendent of Schools, Robert Phillips on Monday, February 23, a number of items were addressed. More...

Religion

'God's Plans Never Fail'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) It has been an exciting time around our church in recent weeks as we have done some major improvements to our kitchen. More...

'The Sower' now eternal

Michael Guido, known affectionately around the world as "The Sower" is now in heaven rejoicing with old friends and new acquaintances whom he met for the first time as a result of his life-long ministry. More...

Temple Baptist to open doors

Less than two weeks away, and things are moving at a very fast pace. On Saturday, Feb, 28, the Temple Baptist will open its doors to the community. At 2 p.m. the public is invited to an open house. More...

School & Sports

Seminole Ramlins

Can you believe at the end of the first day fishen in the '09 Bassmaster Classic would look like this? The bottom 10 was somthing like this. 10. Shaw Grigsby 9. Tommy Horten 8. Peter Thilveros 7. Kevin Van-Dam 6. More...

Lady Pirates fall to Seminole

Last Thursday night, the Miller County girls played in the hoops tourney in Alma. Miller, (6-1) stayed close for the first 12 minutes of this one, trailing 14-12 heading into the second quarter. More...

Local student graduates from VSU - - - - - - - - - -

The following area students are Fall 2008 graduates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Kristan Barker Houston of Colquitt Education Specialist -- Instructional Technology More...

Obituaries

Mary Lou Brooks

Mrs. Mary Lou Brooks, age 83, of Donalsonville passed away at her residence on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Funeral services for Mrs. Brooks were held on Thursday, February 19, at Unity Church of God in Iron City at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. More...

LYLE ANDREW BARRINGER

Mr. Lyle Barringer, age 79, of Columbus died Friday, February 20, 2009, at Columbus Hospice House. Mr. Barringer was born February 14, 1930, to the late Andrew and Mable Barringer in Ava, IL. More...

Ruth Brown

Mrs. Ruth Brown, age 84, of Jakin, formerly of Donalsonville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Dr. More...

Health

Women: Listen To Your Heart

Augusta, Ga. -- For years heart disease was considered a man's problem, and unfortunately as Mary Jo Luta discovered, that belief still lingers among some physicians. More...

Is wetting the bed all in the head?

MADISON, Wis. - Think brain, not bladder, when it comes to your child's bed wetting problem. Don't blame it on laziness, says an assistant professor of urology at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. More...

Nursing Home News

First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with activi- ties last week while I was out. You will never know how much it means to me to have people I can count on when I need them. More...