2012-04-25

It was a Mayhaw weekend



If you missed this 29th National Mayhaw Festival weekend, you may have missed the biggest and the best ever. The Good Lord looked down on us, as He usually does, especially on National Mayhaw weekend. The weather reports were dismal starting at 80% rain storms, downgraded to 70%, downgraded to 60%, downgraded to 40% and 30%. It started with a […]

MC BOE extends Superintendent’s contract to three more years

Could be their final vote

Under the recommendation of the Georgia Board of Education to suspend the entire Miller County Board of Education, the local BOE called a special session on April 16, 2012. The agenda of the called meeting was approved by a 4-0 vote. Mr. Pickle was not present at the time. There was a fair crowd of public citizens, school employees and […]

Another accident on U. S. Highway 27



Yet another accident occurred Thursday, April 19, 2012 at approximately 3:58 PM, on U.S. Highway 27 and Fourth Street, one of the busiest intersections in the area. The crash is one of many, and certainly will not be the last, but a traffic light would certainly help move the large trucks and traffic as they enter U.S. Highway 27 from […]

Operation Pill Drop Saturday



Operation Pill Drop will be held at the Miller County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 28, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Operation Pill Drop is a campaign that is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies across the state. Drop boxes were sent to participating law enforcement agencies across the state by […]

Election time is even closer



Last week we named most of the candidates that have announced that they intend to run for one of the many local offices that will be opened for election in the General Primary/Non- Partisan election to be held on July 31, 2012. If you noticed we said most of the candidates. We did not include that Stacy Sheffield had advertised […]

Gas Prices vary



After a jump last week as Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast oil refineries, area gas prices have started coming down. Prices had been generally going up, down, up this month. August began with prices averaging about $3.76 a gallon. Statewide, the lowest price reported was $3.47 at Donalsonville. It pays to shop for that liquid gold going into your […]

Class of 1954 holds 58th reunion



The Miller County High School Class of 1954 held its 58th class reunion Saturday, April 20, 2012, at the American Legion Hall. A great time of fellowship, hugging, and reminiscing was enjoyed before the dinner was served. Marjorie Reeves welcomed everyone, and the Rev. Talmadge Worsley gave the blessing. After a delicious meal, the classmates and their guests were entertained […]

News Around Us



Bainbridge – A local man has been charged with murder, after his twomonth old daughter died at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital over the past weekend, according to Bainbridge Public Safety officials. Deonte Tvaris Smith, 21, of 6060 Hebrew Road, Donalsonville, Ga., is charged with murder and cruelty to children. BPS Chief Investigator Frank Green said that Smith was arrested Tuesday […]

Senior Center attends Golden Olympic Competition



The Senior Center of Colquitt attended the Golden Olymic Competition in Blakely on Saturday, April 14. We were competing with Blakely, Donalsonville, Baker County, Arlington and Bainbridge Senior Centers in horseshoe toss, football throw, softball throw, basketball free throw, frisbee throw, clock golf and the 1/2 mile walk. Seven people competed, winning 14 ribbons: 9-first place, 2-second place and 3- […]

Southern dignity



There’s intrinsic dignity in the South, but it’s cool and serene. A very genteel Southern lady was driving across the Savannah River Bridge in Georgia one day. As she neared the top of the bridge, she noticed a young man fixing (ready) to jump. She stopped her car, rolled down the window and said, “Please don’t jump, think of your […]