Miss Lydia turns 94 years old!

Mrs. Lydia Sheffield celebrated her 94th birthday on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Can you believe this? She celebrated at Miller County Hospital, where she was a patient at the time. Miss Lydia had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. She extends her many thanks to everyone who made this birthday such an unforgettable event. “We hope you have […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge -On April 29, an Old Pelham Road resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs were out and acting aggressively toward her and her grandchildren. Sheriff’s Animal Control Officer Chris Sapp arrived to investigate and found one dog acting aggressively, twice charging at the deputy. Deputy Sapp determined that the dogs belonged to Markise Jones and were only kenneled at 102 […]


Dive Right In! The Books are Fine at Your Library! Join us at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. for “Dive Right In!” This program brings magic, puppets, fun, and storytelling for young readers in our community. Tommy Johns, his sidekick Roosevelt Rat, and Claudia the Hippo will […]

Bridges to compete in Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant

Area teen, Maggie Bridges, Miss Southern Heartland’s Outstanding Teen, will begin competing in Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on Sunday, June 13, with a private interview with five judges. The program, a part of the is Miss America system for teens ages 13-17, is organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living […]

The view from where I sit …

‘Pouring oil on the waters’

The government’s decision to bring criminal charges against British Petroleum as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a characteristically American reaction to any crisis: If something goes wrong, sue. Bringing criminal charges against company executives will do absolutely nothing to add to the urgency with which BP is attempting to put things right. Almost […]

Start of summer a good time to organize family disaster plan

As summer draws near, so does the start of hurricane season. This can be a perfect opportunity for families to organize a disaster plan, says a pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine (www. bcm.edu). “Hurricane season starts June 1, right around the time schools start letting out and thoughts turn to summer activities,” said Dr. Sara Rizvi, assistant professor of […]

BC Students Participate in Worldwide Chess Tournament

Enjoying a Student Government Association sponsored competition at the end of spring semester are Bainbridge College students who participated in the worldwide Chess Tournament that started April 6 as an online event and became a campus event as victors emerged. Student Activities Director David Price plans to make it an annual event. Watching first place champion Carl Hunter of Cairo […]

Your hospital is doing well, thank you

Robin Rau, CEO of Miller County Hospital was the guest speaker at the First Friday Breakfast meeting held on June 4, 2010. Ms. Rau provided the chamber members with an overview of some of the recent history of our health care system and also provided the group with an overview of future changes. Ms. Rau provided the members with an […]

A fishing tale

I went fishing this morning, but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn’t bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket. […]

MCHS top students named

Each year, at Miller County High School, when the final grades are calculated, two students with the highest academic core grade point averages in the senior class are recognized as the valedictorian and salutatorian. This year Timothy William Martin, with a core grade point average of 98.667 was named 2010 MCHS valedictorian. LeAndra Kay Kelley, with a core grade point […]