2015-02-04

4-H-er’s participate in ‘MilkMake’ contest



On Tuesday, January 27, the Miller County fifth grade 4-H students had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 “MilkMake” contest sponsored by the Southeastern United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) and Miller County 4-H. The “MilkMake” contest encourages students to make and present a recipe, original or their existing favorite, which contains milk or milk based products. The students, one […]

Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate unchanged at 7.3 percent in December



The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region in December was 7.3 percent, unchanged from November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.8 percent. While the rate was unchanged in December, 2,284 new claims for unemployment insurance were filed, an increase of 1,411, or 161.6 percent, from 873 in November. Most of the […]

Is Romance Dead?



A middle-aged couple had finally learned how to send and receive texts on their cell phones. The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she’d send her husband a text while she was out of the house having coffee with a friend. She texted: If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send […]

VSU Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2014



Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from Fall 2014 who have earned the academic status of Dean’s List. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine (9) or more semester hours with an institutional (VSU) GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean’s List. Developmental Studies, transients, and […]

SGA honors Good Citizens for January



Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for January. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of our character education program led by our counselor, Leslie Godwin. Each month a word is chosen as the character education word of the month. The January word of the […]

Callan awarded a ‘Brown Belt’



Once again the Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy has the special honor to be able to award a “Brown Belt.” This is done after that person has studied and worked for about two years. Once a student of Karate obtains this Brown Belt level he, or she, is placed on a one year track that will eventually lead to taking […]

VSU Announces Fall 2014 Graduates



Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from Fall 2014 who have met all qualifications for graduation. More than 750 have been recognized for receiving their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Area students include DeVante’ Graham of Blakely, GA Lauren Whittaker of Donalsonville Taylor Kennedy of Donalsonville Zachary Redding of Blakely.

Stand up!



Isn’t life strange? I never met one veteran who enlisted to fight for socialism! If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, and the subway areas in Toronto, why are Christians banned from praying in public and from erecting religious displays on their holy days? What happened to our National Day of Prayer? Muslims are allowed to block off Madison Ave., […]

SGA 4th graders tour Colquitt



On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the SGA fourth graders enjoyed a field trip to Colquitt. They started the day with a tour of the Tarrer Inn where they learned about the history of the inn, along with a few ghost stories. We were treated with muffins, cookies, juice and milk before we left. The next stop was Cotton Hall. Each […]

Harrell named ‘One Matters’ reward recipient for January



Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce the “One Matters” reward recipient for January. On January 26, Jessica Harrell, the Health Science and Professional Studies Success and Retention Specialist, was named the “One Matters” reward recipient. She was nominated by her colleague, Kathy Marshall, who has observed Harrell’s dedication and support to BSC and its students even through difficult times. […]