2011-03-30

Hail, Rains, Winds and Twisters hit county



Miller County received several fronts of bad weather Sunday, March 27, and they came through the county with a vengeance. According to the Miller County Emergency Management Agency, only two damage reports were filed with Miller/Baker E911, which were a barn completely destroyed on Helms Road and a home on Brinson Road received damage to windows and siding due to […]

The Murders of Daisy and Maggie



Yep, the past few days have been really sad and horrific. When I returned home last Monday, the 21st, from a visit to my kids in Atlanta, I immediately noticed that my two little dogs, Maggie and Daisy, didn’t come out to greet me. I knew, right then, that something was really wrong. As I approached my house, I spotted […]

Former native excels at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy



Life at a military academy is not easy. It isn’t supposed to be. The arduous training takes promising young people and develops them into effective military officers, people like U.S. Coast Guard Academy Fourth Class Cadet John Phillip Tabb of Buffalo, WY. Tabb was placed on the Board of Trustees Honors List for the 2011 spring semester, the most prestigious […]

Neal retires after 36 years



Mrs. Mary Jean Roberts Neal of Albany retired from Dougherty County Public Library (Central Branch) after 36 years. Mrs. Neal was the circulation manager. Mrs. Neal is a native of Miller County. She attended Bethel High School, Albany Area Vocational School and Albany State College. Mary Jean is the daughter of Dollie M. Roberts, also of Albany, and the late […]

Gas prices affect us all



Don’t look for governments, city, county, state or national to come to the rescue as gasoline price continue to rise. The more it cost the consumer, the more governments make. It’s like a built-in tax increase. It pays to shop for that liquid gold going into your tanks. Some stations just a few miles or blocks apart charge up to […]

Tabatha Kelley speaks to seniors



Tammy Lowe, Miller County Hospital coordinator for the Senior Breakfast each Thursday morning, welcomed a room full of seniors. After a delicious breakfast, Ms. Lowe introduced the feature speaker, Tabatha Kelley, physical therapist at Miller County Hospital, to speak to the group. “ How do we get this beautiful site? A trimmed, clean, landscape; flowersa bloom; carpets steamed; and colorful […]

Scouts participate in derby race



The Miller County Cub Scout Pack 316 participated in the Choctaw District Pinewood Derby Race Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Choctaw District is made up of Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, Miller, and Mitchell counties. Sign-up began at 9 a.m. at the Methodist church in Blakely, where the boys had their cars inspected and checked in, with the races starting at […]

Dr. Jones muses on crisis culture



Doctor Roger Starner Jones is a seventh generation Mississippian and his extracurricular interests are golf, hunting, fishing and college football. He specializes in emergency medicine at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. This Letter to the Editor, written by Doctor Jones about health care in America, is from the August 29th edition of Jackson, Mississippi’s newspaper, the Clarion Ledger. Dear […]

Observations on Growing Older



~Your kids are becoming you…and you don’t like them…but your grandchildren are perfect! ~Going out is good.. Coming home is better! ~When people say you look “Great”… they add “for your age!” ~When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything… movies, hotels, flights, but you’re too tired to use them. ~You forget names […]

Megan Phillips accepted in School of Pharmacy at UGA



Megan Phillips, the daughter of Rosa and Jimmy Phillips and the granddaughter of Joan King has officially been accepted into the Pharmacy School at the University of Georgia. She will enter the school of pharmacy in the fall of 2011. Megan wishes to thank all of her church family for praying for her during her interview process.