The Cross is still covered, but up

WASHINGTON – The national commander of The American Legion hailed the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court reversing a lower court decision that could have required the removal of a cross that has stood in the Mojave National Preserve for more than 75 years. “I commend the court for its decision that finally restores common sense that will enable this […]

Merritt removed from City Council

Ethics violation the charge

The Colquitt City Council removed Councilman Algin Merritt from his seat on the council due to ethics violations at a special meeting Tuesday, April 27, 2010. This is the first councilman in recent history if ever that was removed from the city council of Colquitt due to ethics violations. Colquitt is a “Certified City of Ethics.” The meeting was opened […]

Fishing is fun for all!

The annual Miller County Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Haywood Pond. There were approximately 85 people attending, with 36 children enjoying the beautiful day, free fishing and food. It was perfect weather for fishing with a continuous breeze, no rain, children’s laughter, and plenty of fish! This year, there were four age groups which were: Up […]


Mrs. Martha Brunell (“Nellie”) Kelley Cook, 91, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Lee County Health Care in Leesburg. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 5, at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Floral Memory Gardens in Albany. The Rev. Nancy J. Scarbrough, the Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor, and the Rev William […]


Beatrice White Johnson, age 88, of Princeton, IN, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, at Deaconess Hospice Care Unit in Evansville, IN. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson were held on Monday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with burial in Friendship Memorial Gardens in Donalsonville with Dr. Calvin Arnold officiating. Mrs. Johnson was born […]


Ralph Powell Sr., 95, of Brinson, passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, at his residence. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Marty Brock and Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Chris Jackson, Lanier Lane, Reggie Dean, Otis Dean, Michael […]

A fish story

A redneck was stopped by a game warden in Central Mississippi recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leaving a cove wellknown for its fishing. The game warden asked the man, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?” “Naw, sir,” replied the redneck. “I ain’t got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these […]

As You See It

•Thanks to those that make the Hospital Senior breakfast possible. The food is great. The programs are very informative. •Be sure you ask “how much” before getting your truck washed. I was shocked at a $50 wash job. •Just because you don’t agree with an elected official, you don’t “boo” them at a parade. To the ones that did this…you […]

Why I Will Not Take Medicare Money

My reason for not accepting government money is a letter dated Feb. 4, 1974, the year I graduated from medical school. My father, who owned a small contracting business, thumbtacked it over his desk, to remind him not to bid on government jobs. The letter from Russ Plumbing Company, one of his best subcontractors, reads as follows: “According to your […]

Just Jakin

Just Jakin is back, and I would like to start off by sending out a big thanks from our library and board members to The Surplus Outlet Store in Donalsonville and Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Arnold for the donation of the table we now have in our museum. It will be enjoyed by students, history buffs, and others for many […]