Cost of Democrats’ Minimum- Wage Hike: Up to 768,000 Jobs

The Democratic Party’s 2012 platform calls for raising the minimum wage and pegging it to inflation — and a wage bill already introduced by congressional Democrats could cost at least 256,000 jobs, according to a new report. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut have proposed raising the federal minimum wage in three stages to $9.80 […]

FFA News

This year’s theme for the National FFA Organization is “GROW,” and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. FFA members are the innovators of tomorrow. Miller County agriculture students recently kicked off their fall plant projects in the greenhouse. Before students went in action, students learned necessary skills in the classroom that […]

Pirates fall to Bobcats, 21-6

The Miller Pirates were coming off of an over-time win against Schley county as they hosted their first game of the season against the Early County Bobcats here last Friday at Pirates’ Stadium. A great crowd of fans was on hand to watch both teams. Captains for the Bobcats were Ladonis Bryant, Brakari Isom, Kenderis Willams, and Shaq Powell. Pirate […]


Some folks just don’t get it

In the North Georgia mountains, near Helen, there’s a popular public campground on Low Gap Creek. I passed through there one day and encountered a conservation officer who asked to see my fishing license and the contents of my creel. The warden was a friendly sort and we made cordial conversation. As we parted company, the officer met another man, […]


DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS August 29 799F • School zone • Accident, Hwy. 27 South • Accident, Haywood Road • Civil papers served • Security checks• Harassing phone calls • August 30 799R • Burglary, Whites Bridge Road • Assist Motorist, Brinson Road • Transport, Albany • Car vs. cow, Grady Cobb Road • Disturbance, hospital • Total mileage, 119 799F […]


DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS August 29 800S • Traffic stop 800L • EMS call • Escort, 2x • Hurt owl • Patrol • Total mileage, 80 August 30 800L • Alarm, 2x • Domestic • Escort, 2x • Patrol • Total mileage, 88 800S • Asst. 800L with traffic stop • Unwanted subject on Grow St. • Escort, 2x, 1 black […]

Aging ain’t for sissies

ROMANCE An older couple were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep, but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk. She said: “You used to hold my hand when we were courting..” Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep. A few moments later […]

Harveys offers $ 1000 donation to football teams

NASHVILLE, Ga. – Harveys has launched its Pigskin Pride Contest, where South Carolina, Georgia and Florida customers can vote for their favorite high school football team and compete for a chance to win $1,000. To participate, customers can text their designated keyword or high school name to 467467. Every text will represent one vote for their school of choice. There […]

Choose to live a life that matters

Some day it will all come to an end – whether you are ready or not. All our wealth, fame and power will disintegrate. All that we own will be lost. That which isn’t lost will be passed on to those who will ultimately lose it too. All our frustrations, likes, dislikes, grudges and rejoicings will vanish. There will be […]

Consumer Q’s

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Q: Is it possible for mosquitoes to breed inside my house? I seem to have a lot of them. A: Yes. Houseplants such as “lucky bamboo” grown in pebbles and water can serve as a place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Unused toilets in guest bedrooms can become mosquito-breeding sites. Flush them at least once a week. You could […]