Did you know? You should!

Something positive and uplifting to start your day.… DID YOU KNOW As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court, you can see near the top of the building a row of the world’s law givers, and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view […]

FFA Member of the Week

The Miller County FFA Chapter is proud to announce Chelsea Whittaker as FFA member of the week. Chelsea is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Whittaker. As a 12th grader, Chelsea has participated in the Horse Judging Career Development Event. Last year she served as Student Advisor on the FFA officer team. Chelsea currently holds the office of second vice […]


Georgia Young Farmer Livestock Show Results

On Friday, August 9, 2013, five members of the Miller County Livestock Show Team traveled to Perry, GA, for the Georgia Young Farmer Livestock Show. Despite the record heat, these students represented Miller County with excellence and made our community proud. The results of the show are as follows: Preston Clenney placed fourth with his Percent Semmental heifer; Yuri Dunlap […]

‘Thunderstruck’ in Damascus last Friday

When you open SGA’s new football website at ballcharts.com/sgafootball, you immediately hear “Thunderstruck” by AC/ DC. This was much like the scene Friday night in Damascus for the new and improved Warriors of SGA under new head coach Brent Miller. In heavy rain and mucky conditions, the Ashford Academy Falcons were thunder-struck from the opening drive. The Falcons had no […]


Otters in the woods? Who knew?

Imagine enjoying an afternoon at your favorite fishing hole when you catch a glimpse of an unidentified animal swimming near the bank on the other side. Trying to determine the beast’s identity, most of us in this part of the country would probably guess alligator, beaver, or maybe an otter. These possibilities make perfect sense to us because these are […]

First Day at SGA begins with prayer

Southwest Georgia Academy began its first school day with “prayer at the pole.” Approximately 60 faculty, students, and parents gathered around the flag pole on Thursday morning at 8:30 for a special prayer service to begin the new school year. Dr. Garrett Bennett and his wife Dana, an alumnus of SGA, proposed and coordinated this event. The Bennetts, parents of […]

Brock receives scholarship

Miller County High School is proud to announce the recent signing of one its finest athletes. Dylan Brock, Class of 2013, has received a tennis scholarship from LaGrange College. Dylan is the son of Robert and Chastity Young. Dylan has played on the Pirate tennis team for four years. This past season, Dylan played # 1 singles. He had a […]


Wayne’s World

Life is a matter of perspective. It’s enlightening to glance at the other side. Here’s a snapshot of Wayne’s World. ***** I have a friend. His name is Wayne. He’s a country boy. He spends eight hours underneath a train locomotive. It’s his job. It’s not his chosen profession, or his talent… photography is. He does what he has to […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Our national security could be in jeopardy if the $500 billion in sequestration defense cuts are implemented. Our military had to absorb $80 billion in prior cuts and is now cutting $487 billion over 10 years to comply with the Budget Control Act. The $ 487 billion in cuts translates into the Army reducing its forces by 80,000 […]

Problems with retirement

One day a man decided to retire… He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank. He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts. After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when […]