July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Piggly Wiggly opening grand

Blakely- Piggly Wiggly of Blakely officially held its grand opening ceremony Monday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. The new business, located at 113 North Main Street, is owned by Keith Howell of Geneva, AL, and Ricky Treadwell of Chipley, FL. More...

Community

U.S. Navy 'Marine 200' lands at Southwest GA Regional Airport

On June 22 at 6 p.m. a U. S. Navy Gulfstream jet, call sign "Marine 200," landed at Southwest GA Regional airport in Albany. The VIP onboard, The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. More...

Killdeer is a strange bird

While at a men's prayer group at Yates Concrete last Thursday evening, I learned something about one of God's creatures that was interesting. More...

A golfer smile

A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play one hole at Pebble Beach, California, the way the pros do it. The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the green that is on a spit of land that juts out off the coast. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

LUTHER'S LAST RITES

On a very hot but very fine summer's day quite a long time ago, Cletus Monroe and I, as we are wont to do, went fishing. We strolled the banks of a pretty South Alabama creek, casting tiny spinners to fat, willing panfish. More...

Seminole Ramlins

It is 11-14-1965 in Drang Valley, Vietnam. More...

2009 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity

On June 18-20, the GA Jr. Beef Futurity was held at the GA National Agricenter in Perry. There were over 400 beef cattle entries in the Jr. event, and among those entered was Will Henry. More...

Entertainment

Meeting Michael Crawford (The Phantom of the Opera)

Lisa Reynolds, the daughter of Sidney and Debra Reynolds, is a huge fan of Michael Crawford, the original Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. More...

Super fan video on HGTV

Victoria Henley is back again, this time in a video for www.hgtv.com! HGTV is currently holding a search for the next home and garden Super Fan, and Henley has been officially named one of the five Top Rated videos by the producers. More...

When I say I'm broke-

A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. "Good morning," said the young man. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

One Nation Under God- In God We Trust

I agree with our President on at least one thing he said in part, "This is the best nation in the history of the world." We have been blessed by the One in whom we have trusted. More...

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Fighting Back!

When I was a kid and got sick, my sister Marilyn usually dashed on off to school while mother attacked a fever, runny nose, cough or cold with her two favorite remedies ... aspirin and enemas. This time was different. I didn't have a cold. More...

Fireworks in the Park

If you want to have a good time, it is just two days away. The biggest fireworks display that will be in this area will take place Friday, July 3. It's time for Colquitt's Fabulous Fourth Celebration on July 3. More...

Commissioners and Department Heads clash on changes

At a meeting of the Miller County Board of Commissioners of Roads and Revenue on Thursday, June 25, the sparks did fly. More...

Miller County Schools to open when and if

The Miller County Board of Education met with CGM, SRJ Architects, City of Colquitt, SOWEGA Engineering, Georgia Automatic Engineering and the State Fire Marshal's representative Friday, June 19, concerning when the teachers could start moving into More...

Religion

'What Is His Way?'

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 is presented to God's people, not as a suggestion, but as a command, "train your children." The Bible makes no excuses about the obligations placed upon those who are gifted with children. More...

'Pay Attention to America's Needs'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) As Gale and I were wrapping up a recent renovation project at our house, there was one small item that we wanted, and we figured it was something that we could obtain easily at a loc More...

God's Accuracy

How lovely to think about the way our Creator God planned everything so carefully and perfectly, everything with a plan. As His highest creation, "we are fearfully and wonderfully made." God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. More...

Public Safety

Police Department Reports

June 19 800D Traffic Stop x4 •Citations x2 •Security Check x4 •Disturbance x2, 2nd St. June 20 800D Disturbance, MLK Jr. St. More...

Sometimes, luck is better than skill

It was a hot, hot evening Monday, June 22, when two firemen, A. J. Rollins and Dustin Wilson, an EMT, Kristen Maddox and a nurse, Courtney Collins, from Juliette, near Forsyth, were traveling on SR 91, north of Colquitt. More...

Sheriff Department Reports

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Living & Style

Suggs, Smith united in marriage

In the presence of God, and witness of family and friends, Olivia Lee Smith and Jason Paul Suggs exchanged their wedding vows on Saturday, May 30, 2009, on Princess Beach, Okaloosa Island, Florida. Reverend Kent Barwick officiated the ceremony. More...

Katlyn donates to Locks of Love

Katlyn Grace West celebrated her 11th birthday on June 8, 2009. Katlyn decided to mark this day by making a big change. She received her first real haircut in eight years! She donated 14 inches of her beautiful, blonde hair to Locks of Love. More...

Swamp Gravy goes to Leesburg

Thank you and all the Swamp Gravy cast who came to Leesburg last Saturday night. You did a wonderful job, and I appreciate it so much. I think Swamp Gravy and all that it involves is such a great thing for everyone...... More...

Obituaries

JOYCE RUTH JINKS HERDRICH

Mrs. Joyce Ruth Jinks Herdrich, age 87, of Connersville, IN, died June 22, 2009. Mrs. Herdrich was born October 31, 1921 and lived most of her young life in Colquitt until she married James R. Herdrich of Connersville, IN, on May 23, 1943. More...

CHRISTINE WILLIAMS KING

Mrs. Christine Williams King, age 92, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at Miller County Nursing Home. Mrs. King was born in Eufaula, AL, on November 6, 1916, to the late Benjamin and Martha Lord Williams. More...

CHRISTINE THURSBY KING

Mrs. Christine Thursby King, age 72, of Donalsonville died Saturday, June 20, 2009. Memorial services for Mrs. King were held Saturday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Walden and Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents had a very exciting week this past week. We had our regular morning services along with some special afternoon activities. Sunday afternoon members from Mother's Home came to give our service. More...

Hot weather kills people and animals

Find a cool place and drink plenty of water.

A Georgia summer can have periods of consecutive days with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. These abnormally hot conditions, or heat waves, are dangerous. Besides being uncomfortable, hot weather is a killer. More...

Rockodile Rock VHS at Colquitt FWB Church

Colquitt Free Will Baptist would like to send a special "Thank You" to our alligator control, Mr. Benny West. On Thursday night, the Vacation Bible School kids enjoyed seeing a small live alligator and a 12 1/2 foot alligator skin. More...