2014-12-10

Miller County FFATeam Competes in Region Livestock Judging



The Miller County FFA Livestock Team recently competed in the Region FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event. The event was held at Irwin County High School in Ocilla, GA on November 18, 2014. The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity to make accurate observations of livestock, determine the desirable traits in animals, make logical decisions […]

From 93 years ago



H.L. Mencken (born 1880-died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition. “As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of […]

Powerhouse Pirates Rock Albany Civic Center



On Saturday, December 6, the PowerHouse Pirate Allstar cheerleaders competed in the Albany Diamond Championship hosted by Diamond Cheer & Dance. Taking the floor first was Rhianna Smith, competing in the 8&U individual division. Rhianna walked away with 1st place in her division. Next, the PowerHouse Pirate Jr. Red 14&U Level 1 squad took the floor. After a near flawless […]

Students receive belt promotions



The Southwest Martial Arts Academy, here in Colquitt, announces several recent belt promotions. In the Jr. Karate division five students were promoted. Julia Cross, Stephen Cross and Clay Herring earned their purple belts. All of these students recently competed in a major Karate Tournament in Dothan and all earned trophies. Julia and Stephen Cross are the children of Steve and Stephanie Cross. […]

Uncle Dud Doolittle and the rickety ladder––––



My great Uncle Dud Doolittle was an entrepreneur extraordinaire who operated the little general store at Flintville Crossroads. Now Uncle Dud was as swift as could be. He stood about five-footfive and was wiry as a well-strung bed frame. His circular Ben Franklin spectacles offset his gray hair, and he was seldom seen outside his wool, dark green-striped suit and […]

MCS FFA NEWS



The Miller County FFA is pleased to announce Thomas Mitchell as FFA member of the week. A sophomore at Miller County High School, Thomas is the son of Dale and Sharon Mitchell of Colquitt. His FFA activities include being a part of the Farm Business Management team, participating in the annual Beast Feast cookout, attending the FFA awards banquet, the […]

Salaries (unclassified)



They aren’t worth this when they’re “working,” let alone retired. Salary of retired US Presidents ………….$180,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate …………………..$174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid Salary of Speaker of the House ………….$223,500 FOR LIFE! This is really stupid Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ……. $193,400 FOR LIFE! Ditto last line average salary of a teacher ……. $40,065 Average Salary […]

An 82 year young woman loves Obama



She’s correct. Perhaps, we should be thanking him!! One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream! She gives us an entirely new slant on the “amazing” job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading […]

Cultivating Americans’ Farming Knowledge



Know the difference between a Holstein and a Hereford? You’re in rare company. According to a new survey, nearly three in four Americans admit that they know “very little or nothing” about farming. It’s a solid bet they know even less about different breeds of cattle — or the difference between the sweet corn we eat and the field corn […]

Secretary of State Advises Georgians on Donating to Charitable Organizations



Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. Secretary Kemp said, “At this time of year, let’s make the most of our contributions to individuals and families in need. Many wish to give back to those less fortunate through charitable organizations and I ask that donors […]