Driver injured in bridge accident

A two vehicle accident occurred at approximately 7:45 PM, Monday night, September 23. Fire and rescue units, police, and sheriff units were dispatched to the crash scene. The accident happened on U.S. Highway 27, in the center of Spring Creek Bridge when the driver lost control of his vehicle while he was towing an auto behind a pickup truck. According […]

Baker Co. homicide suspect captured by local officers––

On Thursday, Sept ember 12, 2013, Colquitt Police Chief Scott Worsley and Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel received information that a homicide suspect, Ulysses Blackshear, Jr., was possibly in Colquitt. Chief Worsley and Sheriff Rathel canvased neighborhoods, north of Pine Street in Colquitt, Georgia, showing citizens a picture of Blackshear, Jr., while attempting to locate the homicide suspect. Worsley and […]

New Forever Stamp

Pay attention to what they hand you at the post office. Only buy the stamps that have the American Flag on them. Subject: 2013 Forever Stamps – Please read: Don’t buy this stamp! The United States Postal Service to remember and honor the EID Muslim holiday season with a new commemorative 46 Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp. Apparently they […]

Gas prices vary from town to town

On Tuesday, September 24, gas prices vary from corner to corner and town to town. Some citizens are wishing for a sequester of gas prices, but not when it’s at a high. In 2009 gasoline prices were at a staggering $1.79 per gallon. Nothing affects the population of this nation monetarily like the cost of gasoline. The price to move […]

Swamp Gravy to open its 21st year––

Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play has been stirring up a town’s history for over two decades, bringing with it fresh faces and community talent. The Colquitt-Miller Arts Council announces Swamp Gravy’s twenty first anniversary pro- duction, Swamp Gravy: Brothers and Sisters, written by local playwriter Debra Jones. Celebrating 21 years of “Spicing it all up” in Colquitt, the Arts Council […]

Shane Rathel is elected new sheriff of Miller County

Written by MCL Staff Writer Wesley Shane Rathel won the sheriff’s election in Miller County’s Special election held Tuesday, September 17, by a landslide! The four man race ended with the following official results obtained from the Probate Office. The special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Sheriff H.E. “Buddy” Glass of Miller County was held Tuesday, […]

Daniel Allen is awarded prestigious scholarship

The Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Daniel Allen of Colquitt, a premed biology student at Georgia Southern University. Allen is the son of Danny and Sheila Allen of Colquitt and was the Star Student and valedictorian of the Miller County High School Class of 2012. While at Georgia Southern University, Allen has maintained a […]

Alpha Omicron Donates to Local Food Bank––––

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Colquitt First Baptist Church. Jo Davis, Chapter President, called the meeting to order and introduced Joy Jinks to present the program. “We are pleased to welcome a Colquitt-Miller County lady who wears and has worn many hats! She is a dedicated community […]

Let’s get teams together and do this!

UGA Cooperative Extension, along with partner Coca Cola, is working to help Georgians promote healthy lifestyles and healthy living. Miller County citizens are invited to participate either individually or as a team of four. Let’s get some teams together and out-do everyone in Georgia! I’m in! Walk Georgia is a 12- week program that will increase your physical activity in […]


“Seek the Unknown @ Your Library Teen 48 Hour Film Contest

Join local teens from Decatur, Miller, and Seminole Counties to write, shoot, and edit your own movie in this celebration of Teen Read Week “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library” event. The action begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 5th at the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library. Teens may register teams and can form teams to help them […]