Jon Mason Calhoun turns one!

Jon Mason Calhoun celebrated his first birthday Saturday, July 25. There were many friends and family present for this special occasion. The swimming party, with a frog theme, was held at Emerald Lake R.V. Park. There was a kiddie pool with a slide as well as the big pool for everyone’s enjoyment. Bright multi-colored balloons and banners decorated the area. […]


Master Devan Demond Patterson, 8, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Devan was born March 27, 2001, in Bainbridge to Demetrice and Gracie Patterson. He was a third grade student at Miller County Elementary School. He was a member of Cypress Pond Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member and served […]


Mrs. Glenda “Gingee” Hall Winslett, age 64 of Blakely died Monday, September 7, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Winslett was born November 16, 1944 in Early County. She was a retired LPN and nurse for the Early County School System. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Blakely. She was also a member of the Sonshine Circle […]


Mr. Mainous Whittaker, age 74, of Donalsonville, died Sunday, August 30, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Whittaker were held on Wednesday, September 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Bell officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Memorial Gardens in Donalsonville. Pallbearers were Ted Newberry, Craig Pierce, E.C. Bridges, Craig Earnest, Alex […]


Mr. Raburn Lamar Brooks, age 79, of Colquitt died Friday September 4, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Brooks was born September 10, 1929, in Etowah County, AL. He was married in 1948 to Gwendolyn Clenney of Colquitt. He was a member of Bellview Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was […]

63 and pregnant

A woman went to the emergency room, where she was seen by a young, new doctor. After about three minutes in the examination room, the doctor told her she was pregnant. She burst out of the room and ran down the corridor screaming. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was. After listening to her story, he […]

Nursing Home News

Residents at Miller Nursing Home have started September off with a bang. Sunday morning we had our Sunday School class led by Mr. Charles Thorne. Sunday afternoon we enjoyed having members from Colquitt United Methodist Church coming and sharing with us. Monday morning Mrs. Jane Wiggins led our Bible study, and we enjoyed a movie Monday afternoon. Tuesday and Thursday […]

The Burden Bearer

A long-ago legend has it that, there once lived a man of towering strength, a giant of a man. He was a pagan whose strength perhaps led him to believe that he needed no higher power. He made his living by carrying travelers across a broad river. One day a beautiful child came to the bank of the river. As […]

Southern Style Football

There were thrills aplenty across the Land of Cotton last weekend. Some of Dixie’s best teams flexed their muscles while others disappointed the loyal fans and alumni. As for the South’s two major Conferences, the ACC was embarrassed for the most part while the SEC pretty much held its own. There are some key contests on the docket in Week […]

Welcome, William Hayes Crowell

Meredith and John Crowell of Evans would like to announce the birth of their son, William Hayes Crowell. Hayes was born Monday, July 13, 2009, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He weighed six pounds, six ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are George and Melanie Williams of Colquitt and Otis and Linda Crowell of Martinez. His great-grandparents are […]