2011-05-04

Osama bin Laden killed



Just prior to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the USA World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the world’s most wanted man was reported to have been killed in a US-led operation in Pakistan, according to the CIA chief. It is thought the al Qaeda leader, blamed for the 9/11 attacks on America in 2001, had been living […]

‘When called, we respond’



The second most deadly storm on record crossed seven southern states, killing 337 people thus far. The most deadly storm was on March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Alabama has been hit the hardest with deaths and massive destruction. Saturday, 250 deaths were confirmed in Alabama. The search is still on […]

James Ard retires after 30 years



A host of friends, family and co-workers met beneath the large oak trees in front of the Miller County Department of Family and Children Service building on Thursday, April 21, 2011 to celebrate the retirement of James Ard. It was a festive South Georgia barbecue with all the trimmings and speeches about his long career with DFCS. The temperature was […]

Baker County man killed in ATV accident



A Baker County man was killed Saturday night, April 30, when the ATV he was riding struck a wire cable. The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. in the Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Preserve Area where finding the victim proved difficult for search crews. The problem in finding the victim was the size of this land. The property stretches 19,000 acres through Dougherty, […]

Hall of Fame awarded Taylor



Thursday, April 28, India Taylor was added as the 2011 Miller County High School Band Hall of Fame nominee at the MCHS Spring Band Concert and Awards event. The prestigious award was presented by Band Booster Selena Warren. India Taylor was a member of the original 1950 Miller County High School Band under the direction of Mr. Lewis Friedman. She […]

‘ Michele’s Dream’



On April 1, “Michele’s Dream” came true. Nearly one year earlier, Michele Fiala of St. Louis, MO, a Stage IV melanoma survivor, embarked on her dream of transforming Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, formerly The Wellness Community, into an even more uplifting place for individuals impacted by cancer. Eighty guests joined Michele at Cancer Support Community’s 1058 Old […]

AG Icon mural celebrated



On Tuesday, April 26, a number of high ranking state and federal officials were on hand to celebrate the completion of the giant ag mural in Colquitt. Rep. Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development and other officials met with members and employees of the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council and many members of the community to celebrate the recent […]

Another dog killing report



A press release was obtained from the Miller County Sheriff’s Department. On the 26th of April 2011 at approximately 2000 hrs., Deputy Dale Mitchell was dispatched to 1885 Whites Bridge Road in reference to a dog call that had been called in by the complainant, Mark Clinton. Mr. Clinton stated that Chad Teague’s bulldog had tried to attack his dog, […]

Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter Celebrates Founder’s Day



Colquitt’s Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, April 28, at Moby Dick Restaurant. The following members were in attendance: Pat Bush, Mary Nell Cox, Jo Davis, Linda Gisondi, Jan Grimsley, Tina Grimsley, Hilda Grow, Linda Helms, Shirley Holt, Pat Holzknecht, Jo Mock, Barbara Stafford, Ann Stewart, Iva Tabb, Betty Jo […]

Brock and Kara celebrate birthdays



Brock and Kara Donley recently celebrated their first and fourth birthdays. Kara turned one on March 28. She enjoyed a cupcake party at Meme and Poppy’s cookhouse in Colquitt. Brock celebrated his fourth birthday on April 20 with two parties. He had a Buzz Lightyear party at Wilder’s World in Albany with his friends and then enjoyed a family party […]