Tennessee Ten Commandments

Some people in Tennessee have trouble with all those “shalls” and “shall nots” in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren’t used to talking in those terms. So, some folks in middle Tennessee got together and translated the “King James” into “Jackson County” language,…. no joke, read on… The Hillbilly’s Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in […]


'Lemonade or Just Lemons?

It has been wisely suggested that when life hands you a basket of lemons just make lemonade. Lemons are not a citrus I prefer to snack on regularly, but when they are squeezed, sweetened, and diluted into lemonade they take on a new nature — those sour lemons are transformed into a refreshing treat! I suppose most of us at […]

‘ m e – o l o g y ‘

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:6) It’s unfortunate that thousands of years of pain and suffering have not taught […]

Seeds of the sower

A tramp approached a man of well-to-do appearance and asked for charity. Without a word, the man put his hand in his pocket, and the tramp said, “May the blessings of the Lord follow you.” But the man only pulled out his handkerchief and kept on walking. Whereupon the tramp yelled, “And never catch up with you.” But the blessings […]


ARRESTS Denarelle Charles Benton of Colquitt was charged with possession of marijuana, distributing, etc. THEFT BY TAKING On February 24, 2007, Deputy Dale Glover went to Floyd’s Place in reference to a stolen phone. Deputy Glover spoke with Ronnie Weaver of Colquitt, who said someone took his cell phone. Weaver said he arrived at Floyd’s and put his phone on […]

public safety report

25 February 799G Speak with Deputy, Helms Rd. +Dispute, Rail Rd. +Cow Out, Hwy. 27 N. 799R Transport Prisoner for 799D, Hwy. 45 S. +Assist Motorist, Hwy. 91 N. +Unlock Vehicle, Bellview Rd. +Traffic Stop, Hwy.. 27 S. 800C Suspicious Person, N. 4th St. +Traffic Stop 4x +Assist S.O., Jail +Domestic, Second St. 800S Traffic Stop, Phillipsburg Rd. +Escort +Assist […]

The Lawnmower

A tale from a man who wishes to remain anonymous: When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the truck, the car, the job, golf, fishing, – there was always something more important to me. Finally […]



When a person has a penchant for forgetting, age and infirmity cannot always be blamed. Forgetting things has been a mainstay of my life for as long as I can (shall I say it?)remember. From the age when my parents somehow got the weird notion that I was old enough to assume some measure of responsibility, I have sought to […]

Checkmate: BC Students Can’t Escape the Lure of Chess

The Bainbridge man won the third consecutive title at the Jan. 31 Chess Tournament sponsored by BC Student Activities. It took place in the Student Center on Main Campus. “Chess helps your creative thinking and problem-solving skills,” said Hodge, a BC early childhood education student who is pursuing a degree in mathematics. “Chess also helps your patience.” Having played since […]

Miller County Girls’ Tennis

The Miller County girls’ tennis team served up a win in their first game of the ’07 season. On Monday, February 12, the girls traveled to Camilla to play Mitchell County. Paige Godfrey played #1 singles, Kayla Calhoun played #2 singles, and Deanna O’berry played #3 singles. Brittney O’berry and Erika Rigsby played #1 doubles, and Christina Tabb and Ashley […]