Christening held aboard ship

Lt. Commander Chris Wells and his wife Ann gathered with family and friends to take part in a historic ceremony on the bridge of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) December 17. Presided over by Captain John H. Lea III, force chaplain, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Japan, the christening ceremony for Ysabel Suzanne Wells was conducted in the ship’s bell, originally […]


'Do You Really Love Me?'

As I write, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away; by the time most of you read this, it will have passed. So, men, how did you do? Did you seize Valentine’s Day 2007 as an opportunity to appear as prince charming because of your thoughtfulness to your wife, or did you make the mortal mistake of forgetting to […]

Miller County Ministerial Article

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1) The Apostle John does not waste any time in getting his main point across. He clearly equates the Word of God with God. There are no points to argue, no wrinkles to iron out, and no questions to settle in his […]

Public Safety Report

Sheriff Department Month of January 2007: Served 22 Subpoenas Served 30 Magistrate Papers Served 32 Civil Papers Served 3 Felony Warrants Served 10 Misdemeanor Warrants Issued 1 Traffic Citation 11 February 799G Accident, Hwy. 27 S. 799R Assist P.D., Bush St. +Wreck, Twilight Church Rd. +Assist Motorist, Cooktown Rd. +Traffic Stop, Kirk St. +Report of Possible Assault, Hospital +Speak with […]

Missing Juvenile

Kenyetta Denis Register DOB: 1992 5’3″ 130 lbs Black hair, Brown Eyes Call Dep. Shane Rathel at Miller Co. S.O. 229-758-3421 w/ any information.


ACCIDENT Garrett Wade Powell of Colquitt was traveling north on Highway 310/Brinson Road in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. Powell fell asleep and crossed over the south bound lane of traffic and ran into the ditch. Powell awoke and tried to pull back onto the road, but over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle. He crossed over both lanes and […]

Joan Simpson Leads Bainbridge College at its Early County Site

Named Interim Director Simpson Leads Bainbridge

Accounting instructor Joan Simpson, who has taught full-time since 2001 at what is now the Bainbridge College Early County Site (BCEC) in Blakely, has succeeded Acting Director Dr. Bob Coker to head BCEC. BC President Dr. Tom Wilkerson appointed Mrs. Simpson as interim director in December at which time she worked with Dr. Coker on the leadership transition until he […]

MCHS FFA Team places second at Area Welding Career Development Event

The Miller County High School FFA Welding Team recently placed second at the Area V FFA Welding Career Development Event. The event was held at ABAC in Tifton, on Tuesday, February 6. Seventeen teams competed in this competition. Team members, Zack Griffin (MIG welding), Guy Heard (brazing), Cody Philyaw (cutting), and Zac Taylor (stick welding) participated. They were graded on […]

Food Drive at MCES

by Crystal A. Holt- The fifth graders (approximately 90 students) at MCES have been collecting cans and other non-perishable goods this week for a Colquitt family that is in need due to a sudden, almost fatal family illness. When I told my classes about the project on Monday, I never thought we would end on Friday with 753 items- 9 […]

Commencement ceremony expands at VSU

With the steady increase in enrollment at Valdosta State University, the need to expand commencement is evident. An average of 950 students apply for graduation each fall and spring semester. Beginning spring semester 2007, commencement will be extended to six ceremonies within two days to accommodate the growing number of graduates and visitors who want to attend. “The change from […]