2012-10-24

South Georgia Boy Scouts Councils approve merger plan



In an effort to better serve youth, the Boy Scouts of America across south Georgia will undergo some major changes. A new business model, designed to better serve the youth of south Georgia, has been adopted that will offer great opportunities and resources to the volunteers and Scouts of our area. In a combined vote of 49-1 the voting members […]

Miller County FFA and Young Farmers attend expo



On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the Miller County FFA Chapter attended the 35th year of the Sunbelt Ag. Expo in Moultrie, GA with 40 members. Students were able to check out the latest in agriculture technology and equipment, visit with several colleges and universities, and explore many different careers in the agriculture industry. The Ag. Expo provided demonstrations in harvesting […]

Junior Beta Club holds meeting



On October 11, 2012, the Miller County Middle School Junior Beta Club held its first meeting for the 2012-2013 school year. Scholastic requirements for membership are a cumulative grade average of a 90 or higher in academic subjects. Students enjoyed refreshments and were congratulated for their academic success. The meeting began with the introduction of this year’s sponsors, Angela King […]

MCMS announces honor roll



Miller County Middle School Principal Robert Melton announces the following students as having met requirements for Honor Roll for the 2012-13 First Nine Weeks grading period: Principal’s List: Grade 8: Adre’ana Etheredge, Connor Vann Grade 7: Anna Horne Grade 6: Haylee Brown All A’s Grade 8: Parker Brown, Autumn Cason, Hudson Givens, Briana Kelly, Bryce McGuire, Halie McLendon, Sydney Thomas, […]

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Wee hours road music not a good idea

By nature of their jobs, most outdoor writers must travel from time to time. I’m no exception. Unlike some, I don’t often complain about it. I like “the road,” especially those trips that carry me down those “blue highways” about which William Least Heat Moon so eloquently wrote in his book of the same name. Interstate there and interstate back, […]

FFA News



Twenty members of the Miller County FFA Chapter recently attended the 2012 FFA Day at the Georgia National Fair. The event was held October 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The FFA Day at the Fair program is designed for students in grades 6-9 to learn more and get excited about FFA and agricultural education. Throughout the day’s […]

G e rman in Texas



In Texas there is a town called New Braunfels, where there is a large German speaking population. One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher’s stock pond. The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: “Sehr angenehm! Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben dahin gesheissen.” […]

Term limits only way to stop ‘high time’ spending epidemic



“Buy now, pay never.” That’s the modus operandi of government at all levels, where a “high time” spending preference continues to flood our nation with a rising tide of red ink. “High time” spending — or the ongoing accumulation of present and future deficits to fund new entitlement promises — has reached epidemic proportions, and both major parties are guilty […]

Assistant Professor Randy Williams Named Perkins Award Winner at Bainbridge College



Paramedic and emergency medical technician assistant professor Randy Williams of Colquitt has been selected as the 2013 Bainbridge College (BC) Technical Studies Division Rick Perkins Teacher of the Year.” He will compete for the regional title in Tifton, GA in February 2013”, said BC Rick Perkins Award Coordinator Tatyana Pashnyak. Williams was named this region’s EMS Instructor of the Year […]

What Your Kids Are Really Doing Online



The Internet affords children endless opportunities to get into serious trouble, downloading what they shouldn’t download, looking at what they shouldn’t be looking at, and getting ideas about what they shouldn’t be getting ideas about. But the good news is that if your kids are like mine, they may be doing some or all of those things…but there’s another use […]