2008-03-05

BOE meets again, to hire administrators



The Miller County Board of Education met in a special called meeting Monday, February 25, 2008, at City Hall in Colquitt with all board members present. Two board members had previously met in the regular meeting of the month on Monday, February 18, but failed to have a quorum of three, resulting in no official meeting. Board members David Lovering […]

One arrested in sting operation



Stolen bike recovered in sting operation On Friday, February 29, 2008, Captain Shane Rathel of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office met with Chief Investigator Ben Nix and advised him of information he had received about a stolen motorcycle being hidden at a residence in Miller County. Captain Rathel gave Investigator Nix the number to contact his informant. Investigator Nix made […]

State Flag here Thursday



The USS Georgia Return to Service (RTS) Committee and Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center are proud to announce an ambitious project which will involve the entire state of Georgia in helping to welcome home the state’s namesake submarine to Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay on March 28, 2008. Capt. Don Giles (U.S. Navy Ret.), RTS Committee member and a national […]

‘Ain’t’ love grand!



That age-old question is asked in style by Officer Lonnie Wade. Asking that special someone to marry you is a highlight in any couple’s courtship. In this particular case, it’s the way that it was done that made this engagement so special. Leap Year has always been the traditional time that women can propose marriage to men. In many of […]

Swamp Gravy opens 15th season



The longest road is the one leading home. Take the road home to Cotton Hall as Swamp Gravy celebrates its 15th season with Swamp Gravy: Reunion. Join a local family at their family reunion as they share food, stories and even a little competition. See who earns the prize for biggest reunion coordinator, who takes home the trophy in the […]

Politics warming up here



It is becoming more and more obvious that the people of this county are getting interested in the offices that make Miller County what it is. As one officeholder stated, "Each office comes up for election. At the end of each term of office,it becomes vacant. Anyone who qualifies to run can run. Each officebelongs to the voters of this […]

Senior Center crowns king and queen



The Senior Center held a banquet on February 14 to commemorate Valentine’s Day. The dining area was decorated with hearts, cupids, and red roses to suit the occasion. Each table was adorned with ivy and red roses on white tablecloths. The special occasion was met with lots of anticipation about who would become the king and queen for 2008. Each […]

Rentz Irrigation earns award



Jimmy Rentz (L) receives award from Len Adams, Valmont Irrigation’s president. VALLEY, Neb. – Valmont Irrigation recently announced that Rentz Irrigation, Inc. in Brinson earned a Valley Performance Plus Dealer designation for outstanding sales performance by delivering the highest standards of service and product support to its mechanized irrigation customers. The Performance Plus Program focuses on the recognition of dealers […]

Colquitt Garden Club meets



“How to make Valentine’s Day Special” was the theme for the Colquitt Garden Club program when they met in February. Jan Rentz was the member in charge of the program. Swamp Gravy cast members Pat Bush, Gayle Grimsley, Kelvin Hollman, and Charlotte Phillips delighted the club with vignettes from “Love and Marriage.” Special tokens were presented to the guests. President […]

Revitalization sparks interest



Local citizens have shown an interest in the revitalization project the City has undertaken. After last week’s newspaper article, several citizens have called or stopped by the City for more information. The City appreciates this interest and encourages others to seek out additional information. The revitalization project is for the purpose of improving the living conditions and quality of life […]