2013-04-17

Big weekend coming in Colquitt



Colquitt is the place you will want to be Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, as we celebrate the 30th National Mayhaw Festival and the now the fun, famous and hilarious May-Haw production. Plans have been in the making for the National Mayhaw Festival and Parade since last year’s event finished up. Veryl Garland Cockey, Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of […]

Mt. Harmony Church goes down



The above photo was taken Friday, April 12. From the History of Miller County 1856-1980, information by Mary Sheffield Jones, “It is impossible to set the exact date Mt. Harmony was first constituted and a house of worship built.” The first Harmony church was Coleman Hill Methodist on Phillipsburg Road. The history reports that Harmony Church originated about 1900. Carrie […]

The Studio holds ribbon cutting



Colquitt’s newest business, The Studio, held its ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. The Studio: Cheer, Dance & Tumbling is owned by Jody Draper Hodges and Sam Draper Ard and is located at 206 W. College Street (formerly Blooming Business.) Veryl Garland Cockey, Chamber president, welcomed everyone to the ribbon cutting and thanked the owners for […]

The return of MAY-HAW!



Starting on April 19th, the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council will present a brand new edition of MAY-HAW, Colquitt’s Own Variety Show. This season May-Haw returns to its “Hee-Haw” inspired roots, keeping the rustic country feel while packing the show with more country and gospel music than ever before. This year’s show boasts the largest cast in the last five years, performing […]

Miller County BOE begins Superintendent search



The Miller County Board of Education received a total of 16 applications for the position of superintendent of schools by the application deadline of March 29, 2013. The position was advertised across Georgia and on a number of websites that are routinely viewed by educators from across the Southeast and the nation. The board is pleased with the quality of […]

News Around Us



Ashburn – Ashburn homeowner Johnny Hillmon was upset when he spoke to the City Council last week. Mr. Hillmon was the victim of a burglary. “If I catch them in my house, I’m going to shoot the—out of them,” he said. He repeated the phrase a moment later. “I mean just what I said,” he added. An old video game […]

Crush Cancer Run held



Beta Sigma Phi hosted the third annual Crush Cancer Run on Saturday, March 16, to raise money for its Relay for Life team. This year’s race was dedicated to Hannah Eubanks from Arlington who is currently battling leukemia. Approximately 45 5K and one mile fun runners gathered early Saturday morning to participate in this event. Awards were presented to the […]

They’re gone!



St. Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys wearing dark hoodies and sagging pants arrive. St. Peter looked out the Pearly Gates and said, “Wait here. I’ll be right back.” St. Peter goes over to God’s chambers and tells Him who is waiting for entrance. God says to St. Peter: “How many times do I have to […]

A birthday wish



A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. “I’d love to be eight again,” she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her off to the local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the […]

Walt receives yellow senior belt



Walt Dancer just received his Yellow Senior Belt in TaeKwonDo on Friday, April 12th. Walt studies this form of marital arts under the instruction of Dan Kucera in Bainbrige. Walt is in kindergarten at MCES. He enjoys baseball and playing video games. He is the son of Jeff and Shea Dancer and the brother of Joy Dancer. He is the […]