2008-07-30

Miller County Middle School excels on CRCT

Merritt and Class #1 in State in Language Arts

The final data on the 2007- 2008 Georgia CRCT has been compiled, and Miller County Middle School students have excelled. Hard work by teachers and students paid huge dividends. Miller County students did very well in all areas, but there are a few highlights that are most impressive. First, Mrs. Helga Merritt’s eighth grade language arts students scored the highest […]

UMC Mission Team returns home



Forty-five people from all over Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida formed a mission team led by Rev. David Thompson of Colquitt United Methodist Church. The team was based in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui in the rainforest in the north central part of Costa Rica. They worked on two different church facilities doing construction to help build a new sanctuary for […]

Grant to face charges August 15



In a news article by Mike Triplet on July 22, 2008 in the The Time-Picayne, he reporeted of the arraignment hearing of Saints’ defensive end Charles Grant in an involuntary manslaughter case. The case has been scheduled for Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. in Early County, at the Early County Courthouse, according to the county clerk’s office. Grant will enter […]

Miller County Schools to start Friday



Miller County school bells will ring once again as the 2008-2009 school year begins Friday, August 1, 2008. We hope that everyone, students, teachers, and administrators have had a wonderful summer and are ready to begin a new and exciting school year. The back-to-school edition was printed a couple of weeks ago giving parents and students information needed for the […]

Youmans sworn in as Georgia attorney



Laura Youmans of Tallahassee, FL, was sworn in as a Georgia attorney on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Judge Ronnie Joe Lane presided over the swearing in at the Miller County Courthouse. “I chose Colquitt to be sworn in because of close knit family being from here. My mother, Lisa Calhoun Youmans, was reared in Colquitt, and my father, Gus Youmans […]

Run-off Primary is August 5th



The Run-off primary will be held at the Colquitt polling place on Tuesday, August 5, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There are two races on the Democratic Primary Run-off ballot. The first is a state race for United States Senate. The winner of that race will face the Republican, an incumbent candidate, for the U. S. Senate in the November 4, […]

Seven men charged in 57 count indictment



A news release was issued on July 24, by Florida Fish and Wildlife concerning a two-year investigation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service (NOAA), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the United States Attorney’s Office involving marine species illegally caught in Florida and shipped out of state has resulted in a 57-count federal indictment […]

Georgia Resource Conservation and Development Councils Recognized



All twelve of Georgia’s Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils, including the Golden Triangle, recently received recognition for being the first state to submit all of their five year area plans and annual plans to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/ Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) headquarters in Washington DC. The area plans and annual plans are compiled using […]

Sales tax holiday starts Thursday



Georgia’s 2008 “back to school” sales tax holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 31, through midnight next Sunday, August 3. Clothing, shoes, school sup- plies and personal computers will be exempt from state and local sales taxes during the four-day tax holiday, which is approved annually by the state legislature. It works like this: The state waives sales taxes […]

Hot tips to beat the heat



Newswise — The temperature is rising, and so is the risk for heat stroke. “Heat-related injuries can range from a relatively minor problem like heat cramps to a more serious condition like heat stroke, which can be fatal,” says Dr. Neal Flomenbaum, chief of emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. Heat stroke occurs when a person […]