Girl succumbs from crash

The driver of a one vehicle accident that occurred on SR 45 south of Colquitt, Sunday, March 28, died of head trauma, according to Coroner Danny Sheffield, on Tuesday, March 30. Lillian Savanna Smith, 19, of Iron City was severely burned and taken by ER ambulance to the helicopter pad at the Georgia State Patrol headquarters in Colquitt. The air […]

Confederate History Month in Dixie

April 2010, Confederate History and Heritage Month, is the month that marks the beginning of the War Between the States (1861) and its end (1865). In 2009, the Georgia General Assembly approved Senate Bill No. 27, signed by Governor Sonny Perdue, officially and permanently designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month. The Old South captures the imagination of people […]

Document presented to local library

Representing the estate of the late David Daniel (Monk) Grimes, Duren Williams, Wattie Hays, and Sarah Williams were on hand to present an important historical document to the Miller County Library Board recently. A book of minutes of the Miller County Road Commissioners’ meetings dating from the late 1800s was given to the library to be used for genealogical research […]

100th Anniversary of Scouting- -Calling all Eagle Scouts to the National Mayhaw Festival Parade!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America. The Scouting movement is composed of 2.8 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 and 1.1 million volunteers in more than 290 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. The Boy Scouts of America is America’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based […]

Commissioners spend over $275,000 local tax funds

In one of those Special Call Meetings, on Wednesday, March 31, the Miller County Commissioners met and spent lots of county tax monies. The Miller County Board of Commissioners met in a special session at the Courthouse Annex to discuss the EMS Building, the relocation of the emergency services and fiscal agents for The Miller County Collaborative and the Pataula […]

7th Annual Mayhaw Century Bike Ride Grrreatby

If you have ever seen an almost perfect day for a bike ride, Saturday, April 3, had to be that day. It was just warm enough, just cool enough, just breezy enough and just still enough to make it just right. The seventh annual Mayhaw Century Bike Ride is sponsored each year by the Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce. This […]

Postal box renters do not receive census forms

If you get your mail through a post office box and not at home, there is a reason. The Census Bureau does not mail questionnaires to P.O. boxes. U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said, “The census is all about counting people where they live and sleep, so we must tie each form to a physical location. P.O. boxes are […]

Bonnie Lou Helms Church Mills

Ms. Bonnie Lou Helms Church Mills, age 71 of Columbia, AL, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. in Sheffield Chapel at Colquitt Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Schiender officiating. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 91 South. Active pallbearers will be Floyd Hamm, Clay […]


Mr. Randle Stewart, age 71, of Newnan died Wednesday March 31, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Graveside services were held Friday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Colquitt City Cemetery with Dr. Joel E. Richardson and Rev. Mark Worsley officiating. Pallbearers were Victor Z. Spooner, Victor Alan Spooner, Andy Spooner, Drew Worsley, Brian Henry and Donnie Bolena. Mr. Stewart […]


Ms. Margaret Aline Sirmons, age 76, of Walton, KY, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her residence. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Cross Roads Cemetery in Damascus. She is survived by two nephews, Terry Sallee of Walton KY, and Gery Sallee of Florence, KY; one niece, Becky Petty of Verona, KY, and many geat-nieces […]