Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some Pirate football? Well, it is here, and everyone is getting excited! In an interview with Coach Jason Houston, he stated, “We lost a lot of players last year, and we don’t have that many, so therefore all of the players will have to step up this year in the games. I see at each prac- […]

Lesley Maples chosen Rural PA of the Year

The Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA) presented the 2011 GAPA awards for leadership and outstanding service at the organization’s 36th Annual Summer CME Conference and Exhibition. The event was held last week on Hilton Head Island, SC. The organization bestowed its top awards to physician assistants (PAs) as well as to two Georgia physicians, and granted a scholarship award […]

Grand jury returns 36 true bills, 6 no bills

In the 2011 August term of the Miller County Grand Jury calendar, the following true bills were made as well as the no bills: Tony Richardson- sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, true billed. Eric Lee Aday, no proof of insurance, true billed. Martha O’Hearn, theft by taking, no billed. Cliff O’Hearn- theft by taking, no […]

Purvis speaks at First Friday Breakfast COC meeting

The First Friday breakfast was held Friday, August 5, at Moby Dick Restaurant. The sponsor for the August breakfast was Georgia Power. Robert McIntosh, president of the Colquitt/Miller Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to the monthly breakfast, followed by prayer by Rev. Jay Roberson, pastor of Colquitt United Methodist Church. After hearing comments from City Manager Cory Thomas, County Commissioner […]

Gas prices tend to follow economy

If you’ve got some in your tank, you might want to wait before filling up the tank. According to some econ- omists, gas prices have been increasing when the economy seemed to be doing better and falling when there are new concerns about economic weakness. If this is true, prices will be dropping in the next few weeks. Some prognosticators […]

SCLC protests cemetery flags

According to a recent news article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a group of black protesters are calling for the removal of Confederate flags flying over monuments to Civil War soldiers at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. It seems the flags were flying during the recent burial at the Westview Cemetery of Rev. Howard Creecy, 57, the head of the Southern […]

Dylan Maples Memorial Scholarship Award established

The Dylan Maples Memorial Scholarship Award was established this year in memory of Dylan Maples, who was two years old when he passed away when he drowned in his family’s pool five years ago. The child was the son of Lesley Maples, a GAPA Member and the 2011 Rural PA of the Year. “ The fact that people remember him […]


Game Day! Join us at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 4 p.m. for Game Day! Enjoy an afternoon of video games on the Nintendo Wii and the Play- Station 2. Play our games or bring your own! Games must be rated E or E+. This program is designed for […]

The bus & the zipper

In a crowded city at a busy bus stop, a woman who was waiting for a bus was wearing a tight leather skirt. As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the […]

Kathryn Bell graduates from School of Medicine

Kathryn Bell graduated on May 4, 2011, from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Kathryn received a doctor of medicine degree. She is currently in her first year in the Marshall Family Medicine Residency Program in Huntington. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Reynolds III of Roanoke, AL […]