Two youth returned in two day search



Miller County authorities were seeking information concerning the disappearance and whereabouts of a 16-year-old female, of Colquitt. She was reported missing at approximately 7:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5. She was last seen at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 4, 2016. It is thought, the girl walked away from her residence at 66 Peace Valley Lane. Authorities believed she was […]

Crickets beware, Sunfish are bitin’



Two years ago, bait shops were quiet…eerily quiet. Why? Because the cricket bins were empty. That year marked one of the best fishing seasons ever on South Georgia creeks and rivers. 2016 looks to rival that year for anglers seeking sunfish, so start stocking up on crickets now. South Georgia rivers are poised to provide large catches of pan fish […]

Wet, windy weather has corn up, down and up again



Farmers are a very special breed of folks, and we in South Georgia are fortunate to have our share. Farmers learn soon that they can do all they can to prepare the soil, get the best seed, plant them with great equipment, and even water the crops just when they need it. They can put the right chemicals on the […]

National Day of Prayer Observed Here



On Thursday, May 4, at 12:00 p.m., the Miller County Ministerial Fellowship held a National Day of Prayer service on the lawn of the Miller County Courthouse in Colquitt. There were approximately 60 members of the community in attendance at the prayer service. There were several on the program that prayed for different aspects of our nation, state and our […]

Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine

Third Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Saturday

The guest of honor is dead, and it’s up to you to figure out “whodunit!” Was it Eleanor the wealthy socialite, her secretary Maggie, or maybe Hadley and Desmond, her greedy niece and nephew? Or perhaps the love-struck grand daughter? The high-strung director of the whole affair? The detective? The chef? That’s up to you to figure out at the […]

Graduation dates set



Miller County High School will graduate 65 seniors at 8:00 p.m. at Pirate Stadium on Friday, May 20. Southwest Georgia Academy will graduate 34 seniors at 8:00 p.m. at Wayne Profitt Jr. Gymnasium on Thursday, May 19.

Kim Rent z Re- Elected Chairman of the Board



The Board of Directors of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit re-elected Kim Rentz as chairman of the board, at its April Board meeting. Mr. Rentz is a farmer from the Eldorendo Community in Decatur County and has served on the Board since 2013. Mr. Robert B. Moss, an outside director from Plains, was re-elected to serve as vice chairman. Mr. Rentz, […]

Miller County Retired Educators Association distribute Teacher Appreciation Tokens



The week of May 1-May 7 was Teacher Appreciation Week. Specifically, May 2, was Teacher Appreciation Day. The Miller County Retired Educators Association honored the Miller County School System’s educators and staff members by presenting them with Snicker bars and personalized Miller County Retired Educators pens. A total of 152 tokens of appreciation was distributed Tuesday morning. This included the […]

God was not pleased



One day God was looking down at earth and saw all of the rascally retirees’ behavior that was going on. So He called His angels and sent one to earth for a time. When the angel returned, he told God,”Yes, it is bad on earth; 95% of retirees are misbehaving and only 5% are not.” God thought for a moment […]

Alert warning charities of fake check scam



Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp issues a heightened alert to all Georgia charities to ignore and report any suspicious email solicitations from “Ken McFarlane” or “Kenneth McFarlane” offering large charitable donations. In early March, the office alerted charities and opened an investigation into the scam, which continues to target charitable groups in Georgia and other states. “Do not be […]