Library News

Parks Pass This year, Georgia’s public libraries are teaming up with Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites to make it easier to get outdoors. Each public library now offers a “Get Outdoors Georgia” folder that includes a Georgia State Parks “Parks Pass” and a Historic Sites pass. By using your library card, you can use these passes for free parking […]

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

They could teach us some needed lessons

I know many of you are tired of the 2008 Olympic Games in China, especially if they have taken some of your TV air space. Well, I’m tired of it too. I get home from 9-12 at night, sit down to watch TV, which usually puts me to sleep in 10-15 minutes, and first wife comes in about 1ish to […]


Sara Batson Willingham, 77, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Memorial Hospital. A private graveside funeral service was held Sunday, August 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Mrs. Willingham was born July 21, 1931 in Lanett, AL, the daughter of Clyde Batson and Annie Lee Thrower Batson. She was a graduate of Handley High School […]


Mrs. Jane Clarke Wisham, age 77 of Donalsonville died Friday, August 15, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Wisham was born in Hazelhurst on May 17, 1931 to the late Evelyn Barnes and H.B. Hurley Sr. She was a 1948 graduate of Moultrie High School and majored in insurance at the University of Georgia. She was an insurance broker by profession, […]


Mr. Bill Shingler, age 61 of Donalsonville died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Shingler was born October 4, 1946 to the late Morrison P. and Marveen Hall Shingler. He graduated from Marion Military Institute in 1964 and went on to attend Middle Georgia College. He then attended the University of Georgia, where […]

Sunday morning

A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he was going down the aisle, he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd. While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar. So it went, step ROAR step, ROAR, step,, ROAR, all the way down the aisle. As you can imagine, the […]

Green, Brackin complete plans

Kaylyn Green and Kyle Brackin have finalized their wedding plans for Saturday, August 23. The wedding ceremony will take place at Flat Creek Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the service at the home of Mike and Renee Pullen.

Backroads and Bobtails

NEVER AGAIN. I MEAN IT by Bob Kornegay

NEVER AGAIN. I MEAN IT by Bob Kornegay During a walk a few weeks ago, I wandered off the hiking trail and into the “thick stuff.” I have a since-childhood habit of exiting beaten paths. Sometimes, what I want to see or touch is “over there” and over there is only accessible via terrain where, as the old song says, […]

Seminole Ramlins

“Lord a mercy!” This day “Saterday” woke up with a fine drizzle and bout 10am a heavy thunderstorm come up the river, emptying the lake and a tornado was sited twix the Creek and Silver Lake Run, weathermen is gitten as hard to believe as the national polititions. The Gray Memorial YMCA Tournement will be held out of Big Jims, […]

Class of 1948 has reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1948 held its 60th reunion on June 27th and June 28th, 2008. A banner “Welcome Class of 1948” was placed outside the worship center at the First Baptist Church in Colquitt to welcome everyone. Classmates and guests began arriving at 4:00 p.m. each evening for a time of fellowship and reminiscing. Dr. Leon […]