May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

GBI investigates alleged criminal activity by former Miller County Sheriff Rathel

This news release was received from GBI agents on May 9, 2017  Colquitt, Georgia – The GBI Thomasville Field Office was originally requested to investigate criminal complaints against Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel in September 2016 by More...

Health officials announce TB test results for Miller Co. High

The Georgia Department of Public Health has released the latest results on tuberculosis testing currently underway at Miller County High School.  Officials say, out of the 360 skin tests that were administered on Monday at the school, 335 result More...

Community Remembers First Lieutenant Weston C. Lee

Flags flew at half mast last week across most of southwest Georgia as the area mourned the death of First Lieutenant Weston C. Lee of Bluffton. Weston, the son of Eddie and Aldene Lee and a 25-year-old platoon leader with the U.S. More...

Community

Alday Family Memorial Monument Unveiled Saturday

A large crowd of family and friends gathered at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, May 13, for the unveiling of the Ned Alday Family Memorial Monument located at 7019 River Road - 14 miles southwest of Donalsonville. More...

••••Speedtrap danger?••••

Truth, fiction or a mixture of both? Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Highway 77, just south of Kingsville, Texas. More...

Motorists warned to buckle their seatbelts or be ready to get a ticket

Georgia law enforcement officers stepping up enforcement of state’s seat belt law during annual Click It or Ticket campaign Georgia drivers and their passengers are being warned to buckle their seat belts or face the consequences of being hit More...

Living & Style

Miller County Garden Club Spring Luncheon

The Miller County Garden Club held its annual Spring Salad Luncheon on May 9 at Karen and Owen Tabb’s Pond House “Lilypad.”  More...

LIBRARY NEWS

BUILD A BETTER  WORLD  2017 Summer Reading Program  More...

Why we love children

1. A kindergarten pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead. "How do you know that the cat was dead?" she asked her pupil. "Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move," answered the child innocently. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A short beach trip?

You’ll never guess where I’ve been the last part of this week. What, you didn’t even miss me? Well, I missed you all. Anytime I cross the Miller County line, I get to missing it, and y’all.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

All Aboard an Old Wooden Boat

The fishing camps all had names. More...

GBI investigates alleged sexual assault at Miller County Jail

Colquitt, Georgia – The GBI Thomasville Field Office was requested to investigate an alleged sexual assault against a female inmate at the Miller County Jail by then current Sheriff Robert Grier.  Between April 5 and May 5, 2017, Miller Co More...

Daniel Barnard Presented with Appreciation Plaque

The MCHS Quarterback Club and Football Team would like to give a special thank you to Daniel Barnard and Super B for their generosity in feeding the football team pre-game meal each week during the 2016-2017 football season, including the playoffs.&n More...

Motorists warned to buckle their seat belts or be ready to get a ticket

Georgia law enforcement officers stepping up enforcement of state's seat belt law during annual Click It or Ticket campaign Georgia drivers and their passengers are being warned to buckle their seat belts or face the consequences of being hit with a More...

Religion

‘Mothers — So Precious, So Valuable’

Inspiration

Some things in life come and go, but the role of motherhood endures. If anyone believes that motherhood ends when her child reaches 18, she has not yet come to fully understand the lasting position that mothers surrender their lives to.  More...

School & Sports

SGA Announces Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for April and May. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Roaming the Halls at MCHS

Last Thursday night, the Miller County High School concert band held an outstanding performance. For their end-of-the-year show, they played many different selections, one being the popular song "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy. More...

MCES Fifth Graders Celebrate “Age of Peace”

In Miss Angie Roland's fifth grade social Studies class, the students have been studying the "Age of Peace - the 1960's."  They learned that "Peace, Love, and Flower Power" was the theme of the 60's era.  Back on Earth Day, which was first More...

Obituaries

RONALD EDWIN BOTTS

Mr. Ronald Edwin Botts, age 74, of Recovery died Monday, May 8, 2017, at Archbold Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 3: 00 p. m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. More...

PEGGY WHITAKER

Mrs. Peggy Whitaker of Damascus died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, May 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jason McLeod, Rev. Ben McLeod, and Rev. More...

JAMES LEE SHULTS

James Lee Shults, age 78, of Donalsonville passed away Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at his residence.  A memorial service was held on Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Health

Diet soda habit as bad for teeth as meth addiction

Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends. More...