Accident at College and U. S. Hwy 27 injures two



A two vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 (Crawford Street) injured one lady who was life flighted byAir Heart to a Tallahassee, Florida hospital. The collision occurred Thursday, July 21, at 1:30 PM. when one vehicle at- tempted to cross five lanes of traffic. Ms. Robbie L. Corley, 54, of 4718 Lewis Road, Damascus, was driving a 1996 GEO Tracker […]

New Colquitt police dog ready to sniff out drugs



School will be starting in just a few days, and the policy for Miller County Schools to be drug free will have help keeping it drug free with Blitz. Blitz is the new Colquitt Police Dog that was purchased from Alabama K-9 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Blitzisa1½yearsold, Belgian Malinois Shep- herd. The Belgian Malinois is a very bright and obedient dog. […]

Youth injured in motorcycle crash



A 16 year-old was seriously injured Saturday, July 23, at around 9:00 PM, when he lost control of a motorcycle he was riding. According to the traffic crash report, Joshua Aaron Aday, 16, of 235 McLendon Road, Colquitt was travelling south on Davistown Road. He was driving a Honda Xrbor when he lost control of the bike, and was ejected […]

Kreg Freeman is Lower Southeast Peanut Profitability Award winner



Kreg Freeman insists there’s no secret to his style of growing peanuts – it’s just a matter of doing things right and doing them on time – but with 6,626 pounds per acre and the efficiency to match this past year, it’s obvious he’s hit on a successful formula. “We try to do everything in a timely manner,” says Freeman, […]

Morgan Rogers is newly elected Governor of Girls State



Georgia Girls State has been sponsored by the American Legion Auxilia- ry, Department of Georgia since 1945. It has been supported by local Auxiliary units, and interested civic and patriotic organizations. Bainbridge’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 has provided this unique opportunity to selected upcoming Senior girls for over 50 years. At Georgia Girls State, which takes place each summer […]

Damascus native assumes command of Kuwait distribution center



Kuwait, Southwest Asia – (July 19, 2011) United States Army Col. Shelia Faye J-McClaney, a native of Damascus, assumed command of DLA Distribution Kuwait, Southwest Asia, in a ceremony June 28. J-McClaney comes to the DLA organization after having served as senior national representative and assistant chief of staff for the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps in Istanbul, Turkey. This is […]

Volunteers make things better



The above photo was taken through the window of one of the offices at the Miller County Courthouse. Dr. Howard Small , a volunteer, was spraying the lantana flowers that were in the beds around the courthouse before everything was ordered cut to the ground. The reason for the scalping of all the shrubbery was due to a break in/ […]

Georgia’s jobless rate rises slightly to 9.9 percent in June



ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up onetenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago. “The unemployment rate inched up slightly because of normal seasonal factors, primarily involving the end […]

Fairly clean jokes



Life after death “Do you believe in life after death?” The boss asked one of his employees. “Yes, sir,” the new employee replied. “Well, then, that makes everything just fine,” the boss went on. “After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you!” Palm Sunday It was Palm Sunday and, because of […]

How to plant your garden



First, you come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. For the garden of your daily living, plant three rows of Peas: 1. Peace of mind2. Peace of heart3. Peace of soulPlant four rows of Squash:1. Squash gossip2. Squash indifference3. Squash grumbling4. Squash selfishnessPlant four rows of Lettuce:1. Lettuce be faithful2. Lettuce be kind3. Lettuce […]