2007-09-26

Ms. Pauline is 90 years young



Over 125 family members and friends gathered last Sunday, September 16, 2007, at the VFW on the Brinson Road Ms. Pauline was born September 15, 1917, to Rufus and Missouri McDowell. She married Sam Gardner, and to the couple were born 11 children, nothing under eight pounds. Mr. Sam worked at the fire department at the air base in Bainbridge. […]

Swamp Gravy beyond the stage



Submitted by Adrienne Betts Sally Whittaker Ash, a veteran Swamper, has quite a story to tell. Her story began in Cotton Hall, but has yet to end. She joined the Swamp Gravy cast in 1994. In 1998, the Swamp Gravy Institute sent her to El Paso, Texas, as “Colquitt’s Ambassador” to replicate oral history and theater projects with Project VIDA. […]

MCHS Class of 1939 reunion held



The 68th reunion of the Miller County High School Class of 1939 was held on Saturday, September 15, 2007. The class met and had lunch at Helen’s Pirates Cove Restaurant. The group met at 11:00 a.m. for a time of fellowship. Everyone enjoyed visiting with each other and catching up on things that have happened over the past year. A […]

One for the ladies



submitted by Garland Mears One day my houseworkchallenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?” “It depends,” I replied. “What does it say on your shirt?” He yelled back, “University of Georgia.” And they say blondes are dumb.

UPCOMING EVENTS



UPCOMING EVENTS Community Prayer Meeting – Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting – Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 p.m., Pine Woods Apartment Pirate Palooza – Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m., MCHS Football Field Womble Family Reunion – Saturday, October 6, Flat Creek Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m. fellowship; 12:30 p.m. lunch Carter-Dunn Family Reunion – Sunday, […]

Million dollar winner from Colquitt

City of Colquitt Happenings

by Terry Toole What do you do if you win a $1,000,000.00? Tony and Allison Richardson of Colquitt answered that when they won $1 million dollars with a $10 scratch-off ticket purchased in Statesboro last week. The winning ticket was a $300 Million Dollar Gold Rush scratch off. Tony said they dissolved that they had won on Saturday, September 23. […]

Merle Merritt celebrates 80th birthday



An 80th birthday celebration for Merle Tabb Merritt, hosted by her children, Dr. Gayle Merritt Manning and Marsha Merritt Mock, and her son-in-law, Dr. Michael S. Manning, was held at the Merry Acres Restaurant in Albany on August 10, 2007. The honoree was born in the home of her maternal great-grandparents, John Taylor McLendon and Vashi Calhoun Harrison McLendon, located […]

Rivers-Alive clean-up event held on Spring Creek



On September 15, 2007, the Spring Creek Watershed Partnership hosted a Rivers-Alive clean-up event on Spring Creek. The clean-up was held at the Highway 84 bridge near Brinson, GA. Volunteers picked up seven large trash bags full of litter. The litter that was picked up included glass bottles, aluminum cans, potato chip bags, candy wrappers, cigarette packages and other items. […]

News Around Us



Blakely – Joseph Clifton Bush Jr. of Blakely died this past weekend in an auto accident near Statesboro. Friends and Joseph’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bush of Blakely, became worried after he did not show up at his apartment Thursday after work. Friday a missing person alert was sent out by Statesboro law enforcement. His truck was spotted by […]

Picture of the Past



Last week’s picture of the past was Andrew and Wayne Dunn. Those guessing correctly were Georgia Kimbrel, Myrtle Smith, and Jo Davis.