One dies in wreck

Victim was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. A release from the Miller County Sheriff’s Department, concerned the wreck/death on July 19, around 10:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.: A chase occurred from a residence on Johnny Freeman Road relating to a drug transaction. During the chase, the driver of the car lost control of his vehicle. The driver of the […]

Miller Nursing Home resident celebrates her 101st birthday

Ms. Ida smiles as she receives a corsage for her 101st birthday. Ms. Ida Mae Slaton celebrated her 101st birthday Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Miller Nursing Home where she resides. Ms. Ida Mae is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed King of Early County. She was married to the late Mr. Julian Slaton. Ms. Ida is […]

Taxes going up,up,up

Might I suggest that you put off some of those trips that will take a lot of gas this year? You need to put back for some hard times coming, say December 20, just before Christmas, when your local taxes will be due. Just in case you missed last week’s edition, your Miller County Board of Education is going to […]

The old and the new elected to office

Leroy Bush A "fairly good turnout" was the description of voting in last Tuesday’s General Primary Election. Of the county’s 4,183 voters, only 2,060 or (49.25%) cast their ballot in the Democratic and Republican primaries. H.E. "Buddy" Glass, Miller County’s sheriff for the past 12 years, was handed another four-year term Tuesday, topping challenger Gerald Jenkins 1480 (73.74%) to 527 […]

Health experts tell what’s to come

Alica Ward, Dist.Health Nurse The program given at the 2nd Friday Breakfast of the Colquitt/ Miller Chamber of Commerce was a bit morbid. Alica Ward, District Health Nurse, and Sue Clifton, Emergency Training Officer, started off by apologizing to the COC guests. The program was about the pandemic influenza epidemic that will be coming. They told that a pandemic is […]

MCHS principal speaks to Lions Club

Robert McIntosh, the newly contracted principal at Miller County High School, was the guest speaker at the Lions Club meeting Wednesday, July 16, 2008. The new principal in the Miller County School system told of some of his past. Principal McIntosh started by saying he thinks he is home. He likes the common sense thinking of people in this area […]

The Bird Feeder

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests […]

Five Generations of Millers

With the birth of Thomas Miller, the family has experienced the precious gift of five generations in the same room.


Air Force Airman Matthew N. Powell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In […]

A trip of a lifetime

Laura Davis of Cumming, GA (formerly Colquitt) and Jeff Abernathy spent their summer vacation traveling around Europe. They took a round trip flight from Atlanta to Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 21, returning Tuesday, June 3. They decided to play most of the trip by ear and go “wherever the mood took them.” However, they had a few places they […]