Mrs. Lucille Whitehead Smith, age 92, of Colquitt died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Miller Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born July 6, 1917, in Houston County, Alabama, to the late Jefferson Thomas Whitehead and Arkie Stewart Whitehead. She was a member of Gateway Worship Center. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Vincent Cemetery with […]

Ebony Dots & Dashes

Mrs. Georgia Jay called last Sunday afternoon to report that her mother is doing fine. She is in Albany at Palmyra Hospital where she is receiving therapy. Her father, Mr. Willie C. Bush, is still in Tallahassee. Hopefully he will be able to come home soon. His condition is worse than his wife’s. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church held Woman’s Day […]

The Class Reunion

Every ten years, as summertime nears, An announcement arrives in the mail, A reunion is planned; it’ll be really grand; Make plans to attend without fail. I’ll never forget the first time we met; We tried so hard to impress. We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars, And wore our most elegant dress. It was quite an affair; the whole […]


I knew they were both angry, frustrated and upset. Both had a look that I rarely see in either one. About the only time I have ever seen Cleotus Alligood or Muley Wilson this upset was when Bobby Earl was fishing with them and turned over the can of fish bait. Worms were going in every direction. “It ain’t right, […]

Pigging Out

It’s probably still too early to gloat, but as of this writing, I count myself extremely fortunate not to be among those who have perished from the insensitively-named swine flu. Some naysayers who failed seventhgrade science claim swine flu is a fable created by government health “professionals” whose main goal is generating a tsunami of horror stories guaranteed to generate […]


Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Not one of us are perfect, or our children!

Times change, in some ways. In some ways they stay the same. This is graduation week for many of our schools. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past, what is happening now and what the future may hold. I’ve said it before, it all depends on our choices, and we have many. Lord, bless […]

Davis elected Psi State President

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce that Mrs. Jo S. Davis of Colquitt, Miller County, has been elected Psi State (Georgia) president for the 2009-2011 biennium and will assume her official duties on July 1, 2009. Mrs. Dot Nickoley of Donalsonville was also elected to the position of Psi State District […]

‘Coach of the Year’

Coach Renza Israel says, "Never quit!" Educator/coach and friend to our youth, Renza Israel, was recently named region baseball Coach of the Year. Coach Israel said, "Anytime you are presented with an award such as this it is an honor. I assure you that I am very honored because this was voted on by my fellow coaches, only. This also […]

School building damaged

It has been reported that at least 17 Miller County High School seniors chalked and glued school property Tuesday night, May 12. The incident was handled by school personnel and was not turned over to police or other law enforcement agencies. According to reports by officials, the students chalked the sidewalks in front of the building and outside walls and […]