2014-09-03

BSC bell tolls to remember the 10th anniversary of tragic accident



The echo of the Cyrene Institute bell could be heard throughout the Bainbridge State College main campus on Wednesday at noon as students, faculty, and staff gathered and paused to remember three students and their instructor who lost their lives in a tragic truck accident 10 years ago. On August 30, 2004, students, Michael Elton Raley of Colquitt, Jamie Carlton […]

Med Cards still required in vehicles



Since January, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) has been collecting information from Georgia commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders due to upcoming changes in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The new DDS process requires all CDL holders licensed in Georgia to certify their type of commerce with DDS. This is done by completing a Commercial Self-Certification Form (DDS Form […]

Lady Pirate highlights



In last week’s article it was mentioned about our Lady Pirates participating in the tourney over in Baconton. Well, with two losses coming out of that tourney, our Lady Pirates bounced back with a big win over Calhoun County, 14-3. Tori Green was the winning pitcher in the game, and BethAnne Hall, Makayla Kirkland and Abi Cunningham all combined to […]

•••••Bob and Jim•••••



Bob: “Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?” Jim: “You mean about the setting up of Seal Team 6?” Bob: “No, the other one. Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?” Bob: “No, the other one.” Jim: “The State Dept. lying about Benghazi?” Bob: “No, the other one.” Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?” Bob: “ No, the other one.” […]

Students recognized for belt promotions



Martial Arts Academy, here in Colquitt, announces several recent belt promotions. In the Lil’ Dragon program Madden Gorman has earned his Purple Belt. He is a kindergarten student at Miller County Elementary School and is the son of Deanna O’Berry. His cousin, Autumn Chapman, daughter of Britney Chapman, is also a kindergarten student at MCES. Autumn has earned her Yellow […]

Scores begin to soar at Baker County Schools



Reading 87% Pass Rate English 84% Pass Rate Math 73% Pass Rate Baker County Schools tested higher in all areas across grade levels in the last Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) than ever before in the school’s history. Baker County is up seven percent over last year’s score in reading, three percent in English, and 13% in math. Superintendent of Schools/ […]

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SEPTEMBER 3 – WEDNESDAYBreakfast – Pancakes, Syrup, FruitLunch -Baked Ham, WG CornbreadFish Nuggets/WG Cornbread, Black-eyed Peas, SweetPotato Bites, Fresh Veggies, Fruit SEPTEMBER 4 – THURSDAYBreakfast – Breakfast Bun, FruitLunch – Beef Roast/WW RollChicken Tenders, WW Roll, Creamed Potatoes, GreenBeans, Tossed Salad, Fruit SEPTEMBER 5 – FRIDAYBreakfast – Scrambled Eggs, Toast, FruitLunch – Mini Burgers, WG BunsChicken Nuggets/WW Rolls, Oven Fries, […]

Guns in different areas



You may have heard on the news about a southern California man put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel. My favorite quote from the dimwit television reporter: “Wow! He has about a […]

The Fix



There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg, FL Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I think this guy nailed it! Dear Mr. President, Please find below my suggestion for fixing America’s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and […]

Pirates lose opener



The first season game was a tough one, but the Pirate fans were proud of our 2014 Football Team. Our Head Coach Jeremy Rayburn and his staff have been working hard with our young Pirates, and it showed last Friday night here at the Pirates’ Stadium. The crowd was awesome as our Pirates came onto the field with the explosion […]