Michael Ray Sanders, 60, of Colquitt, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. in Iron City Baptist Church with Rev. Luther Hasty and Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating. Internment followed in Corinth Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Middleton, Mike Middleton, Shawn Sanders, Jeff Hatcher, Larry Holzknecht and […]


I’m not a Buddhist. I still don’t hesitate to swat a fly or send a fire ant to meet its maker. I’ve even created a piece or two of road kill. That said, I love animals about as well as the next normal person. I’ve birthed, buried, cuddled, coddled, punished and praised more pets than I can remember. I think […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, If you think your children are safe at Miller County High School, you better think again. On May 8, my 15-year-old son was viciously attacked by a much larger, older student for no personal reason. Other students in the classroom bet this student $5 that he would not do it. This attack took place at approximately 2:00. I […]

Could you pass this FBI test?

The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews, and testing were done, there were three finalists, two men and a woman. For the final test, the FBI agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. “We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter […]


Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'OOPS, another good man gone!'

And the git’um goes on and on and on. Last week the county commissioners agreed to accept the resignation of a proven leader of one of our important and mandatory departments of government. This time, the reason given was money. The Emergency Management Service is/has been/ and will cost too much tax money to operate. I/we can all agree that […]


Frances K. (Cindy) Whitfield of Miller County died Friday, April 20, 2007, in Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Colquitt with Bishop Smith, pastor, and Bishop James Wooten officiating. Interment followed in Rocky Cemetery in Colquitt. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Whitfield was born in […]


Collie Mae Nix, 89, of Colquitt, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. Interment followed in New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Nix was born February 15, 1918, in Miller County. She was a member of New […]


Charlie A. (Jack) Whatley, 64, of Colquitt, former employee of Walker Pest Control in Daytona Beach, FL, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Whatley was born in Arlington and moved to Holly Hill, FL, in 1968 from Colquitt. He enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Josey Whatley, and two […]


Nannie Sue “Punk” Hines, 85, of Colquitt died Monday, May 14, 2007 at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Whittaker and Rev. Walter Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Thompson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Hamilton, Eric Hamilton, Mike Phillips, Al Manry, Rusty McDaniel and […]