2015-03-11

State FFA Proficiency Finalists Announced



The Georgia FFA Association has recently announced the state finalists in the Proficiency Award Program. Miller County FFA has members to qualify as finalists: Cody Chapman in the area of Diversified Agriculture Production, Ivey Pope in Poultry Production, Taylor Mock in Swine Production, Parker Brown in Turf Grass Management, and Braxton Helms in Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication. These students will […]

Georgia’s unemployment rate drops in February



ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate for January. The rate was down from a revised 6.6 percent in December and 7.3 percent in January 2014. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said […]

A misunderstanding



A guy calls his buddy, the horse rancher, and says he’s sending a friend over to look at a horse. His buddy asks, “How will I recognize him?” “That’s easy; he’s a dwarf with a speech impediment.” So, the dwarf shows up, and the guy asks him if he’s looking for a male or female horse. “A female horth.” So […]

BSC Police Chief receives 2015 Justice Award



Over the weekend, Bainbridge State College interim Executive Vice President, Shawn McGee received a phone call from South Georgia District Attorney Joe Mulholland, about one of BSC’s employees being honored with a special award. With a surprise presentation ceremony held at the Kirbo Center on Tuesday morning, BSC Police Chief James E. Spooner, Jr., was awarded the 2015 Justice Award […]

Georgia Southern University announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List



STATESBORO– Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Area students reported on were Daniel Allen Jr. and Charles Avery, both of […]

FFA Competes in Final Area Events of school year



The Miller County FFA Nursery/Landscape Team recently placed fourth in the Area 5 FFA Senior Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event. The Junior team placed third. The event was held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA on March 3, 2015. The Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in plant materials, plant disorders, cultural practices, design and […]

Young Farmers Attend Legislative Day at Capitol



On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, four members of the Miller County Young Farmers attended the Georgia Young Farmers Legislative Day at the state capitol in Atlanta. Young Farmer Advisor, Bert Bodiford was accompanied by Young Farmer members, Kitty Bodiford, Rod Bryan, and Jackson Fleet. During the program, members of the senate and congress were able to enjoy a BBQ lunch […]

SGA names Good Citizens for Month of February



Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for February. 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 February word of the […]

SGA Senior Class learns about banking



The Senior Class at Southwest Georgia Academy heard a valuable lesson on banking practices on January 27, 2015. Kim Warren and Chuck Morgan, representing the First State Bank of Blakely, came to speak to the members of Mrs. Kaylah Andrew’s Finance class. Kim Warren discussed the importance of checking accounts and how to manage them. She also discussed funds availability […]

Purple Heart runners finish race with purpose



Despite the cold, rainy weather, over 75 runners fought their way through the mud and rain towards the finish line of the 2015 Purple Heart 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Race Saturday morning at the Bainbridge State College main campus. All proceeds for the event were donated to the Red Hills Wounded Warrior Group, a nonprofit organization that was originated in […]