National Mayhaw Festival queens chosen here

The Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce held its 20th annual Mayhaw Pageant Saturday night, September 10, 2011, at the old Miller County Middle/ High School Lunchroom. The theme for this year’s pageant was “Miss Mayhaw Goes to Vegas.” The theme was carried out using slot machines and playing cards. The pageant got underway with the singing of the “National […]

Press photographer, BOE member ejected from game, again

This is the second week in succession that the Miller County Superintendent of Schools has gone onto a field in another county or state to have a press photographer ejected from the sideline. For all of this season and all of last season of Miller County High School Pirate football, Bob Eldridge and Toby Spence have volunteered to take photos […]

City of Colquitt calls election to be open for candidacy

In last week’s edition it was thought that a city election was coming up, but no notice of the city election could be found. A notice was published concerning the amount for qualifying fees back in January 2011. No other city election notices have been published as to what offices were to become open, dates, times or when the qualifying […]

Driver leaves scene of accident

On September 7, 2011, Rachel Maxine McMillan of Brinson, driving a 2001 Mazda 626, was travelling in a turn lane facing south on Hwy. 91, when she pulled her vehicle into the south bound lane in front of Jennifer Lynn Hodges of Donalsonville. Ms. Hodges was driving a 2006 Acura TL. Ms. Hodges swerved over to the right to miss […]

Tire thieves strike again in Damascus

Damascus- Reports came in early Monday morning that Damascus Police Department police car was sitting on block when the officer came to work Monday morning. The thieves had taken the tires and rims from the police vehicle just as had been done in Colquitt on four previous incidents. According to unofficial reports, this is the second time that Damascus P. […]

Gas prices high, rising, here

It’s good that Labor Day is over. Gas prices seemed to go down, until a holiday for some. Already high gas prices got higher as motorists hit the roads for a long weekend. In the MSN gas report, the following prices were given Tuesday, September 13: City Colquitt $3.59 Columbus 3.32 D’ville 3.36 Dothan 3.29 Albany 3.42 Blakely 3.58 Bainbridge […]

Officers share tips with Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members

What do I do if an unmarked car tries to stop me? Do I need a permit to keep a gun in my car? Where is the best place to park at the mall? Does pepper spray really work? These and many other questions were answered at the Thursday, September 9 meeting of the Xi Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta […]


Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month! What is the most important card in a person’s wallet? It’s not a credit card. It’s not even an identification card or a driver’s license. The most important card in a person’s wallet is his/her library card! Celebrate Library Card Sign- Up Month at the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System by signing up to put […]

State trooper checking

A Georgia State Trooper is patrolling late at night off the main highway. He sees a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing. He carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. He immediately notices a young woman in the rear seat, filing […]

You might be from Miller County if…

you’ve ever spent all night on the Square talking with friends. RA you spent just a little bit of time at The Hilltop in the early 90s. DMS the town knows more about you than you know about yourself. KC where Cooktown Road is often turned into a drag strip. RB your first job was at Wilkin’s IGA. EL you […]