2021-08-11 E-Edition

7500 miles with me and my kids

When I was a kid, traveling far consisted of being tossed in the back of a Chevette driving through Death Valley during the summer. We would travel from California to Utah. I was the youngest of five and had four older brothers, so I had no choice in the matter of where I sit. I remember sweating to death laying […]

Public can choose which vaccine they want to take

As Covid cases continue to soar, Southwest Public Health District 8-2 reminds the public that all three Covid vaccines are available through county health departments in the 14-county district. Currently, health departments across the district are administering the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as well as the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those 12 and older are eligible to receive […]

Georgia Squirrel Season Opens Soon

Who would have thought about going hunting with temperatures last week close to 100 degrees last week? Well, right after that heat wave and lots of rain showers, the temperature dropped down to the 70s. You would have thought it was Fall. It was almost too hot to go fishing, but this time of the year we South Georgia folks […]

It’s a family affair

It was a hot morning for a run on Saturday morning, July 31, 2021, as the thermometer showed a sweltering 90 degrees as the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run in Blakely got underway. Rodney Bryan and his daughter, Stephanie Odom, along with her husband, Tracy, all three entered the run/walk. Stephanie won the overall masters female while Tracy placed second […]

MCES teacher Kittie Bradshaw authors second childrens’ book

Miller County Elementary is proud to recognize one of our teachers, Kittie Houston Bradshaw, as the author of her second children’s book. The book, “If I Have a Secret,” explains the difference between a good and bad secret, who to tell, and how to get help. Kittie Houston Bradshaw is a former 1992 graduate of Miller County. She is an […]

Donalsonville News receives awards

Friday, July 30, 2021 was a historic day for the Donalsonville News in the Better Newspaper Editorial and Advertising Contests held during the 134th Convention of the Georgia Press Association on Jekyll Island. Winner of thirty-one editorial and advertising awards, the Donalsonville News was judged the second best small weekly newspaper in the state of Georgia, placing second in the […]


Need a Laptop? The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library has Chromebooks available for checkout for seven days! The devices are first come, first served and are non-renewable. With a Chromebook, you can search the Internet, research jobs, and finish homework. Patrons will need to provide their own Internet connection. Devices can be checked out Monday – […]

It’s a man thing – Bagpipes and Funerals

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service […]

News Around Us

Blakely – Superintendent Ragan-Martin has announced the delay of the return of students to Early County Schools until Monday, August 9, 2021. All athletic practices also have been suspended until the same date. The rising number of covid cases in the community caused by the rapid spread of the Delta Variant was cited as the reason. Wearing masks is encouraged, […]