Adkinson’s Hot Streak Continues with Super Stock Victory

Jeff Adkinson’s strong 2015 campaign added another chapter in early June when he drove his ‘05 Sunfire to the victory at the Montgomery WCHRA Lucas Oil Series event in Montgomery, Alabama. The win moved the Damascus, GA based peanut farmer into second place in the NHRA Southeast Division Super Stock standings, where he trails leader Robbie Shaw by just 30 […]

U.S. and SC Courts take one down

The U. S. Supreme Court and the S.C. Supreme Court ruled that the Confederate Flag that has flown over the state capitol for the past 54 years be removed. The flag action was taken after a 21-year-old white male killed nine people in a black Charleston, SC church after going to prayer meeting with them for over one hour Wednesday, […]

MC Young Farmers Named Georgia’s Most Outstanding Program

On Monday, July 5, 2015, at the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association annual summer conference, Mr. Bert Bodiford accepted an award naming the Miller County Young Farmers the Most OutstandingAdultAgriculture Education Program in the state. This award was sponsored by the Georgia Young Farmers and recognizes well rounded programs that focus on education, community service, and support to local FFA. […]

Here today and gone tomorrow

A few weeks ago, someone called to tell me that they were going to tear down Helen’s Pirate Cove at 411 East Bush St. The former operator of the restaurant, the late Helen Griffin, had run the fine country restaurant since her son, Carol Middleton, built it. The setting was rustic in the large pine trees with a bridge crossing […]

Taking care of business?

State gas tax hike hits local governments hardest?

It pays to shop for gas. While checking prices here and in other nearby towns, the same distributors or same named stations could vary from 15¢ to 25¢ per gallon in cost of regular gas. Some stations were blocks apart. Some were several miles apart. Many Georgia drivers were shocked last Wednesday to what was hoped to be a gradual […]

Man arrested for shooting cop 31 years ago

After 31 years, police have finally made an arrest in the shooting of Sgt. Jimmy Jackson, with the Early County Sheriff’s Office. Jackson, who was with the Arlington Police Department in southwest Georgia, said he was walking out of the police department on Feb. 21, 1984, when bullets started flying. Jackson was hit in the arm, and now, the man […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – A Bainbridge man was arrested last week after allegedly shaking his six-month-old baby, causing internal and external injuries, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. BPS Investigator Chip Nix said that 21-year-old D’Marco Dontray Murphy admitted to shaking the baby when interviewed after the mother reported the incident June 24. Murphy was charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children, […]

The Truth, Nothing but the Truth

In a trial, a southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked: “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?” She responded: “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you […]

The Irish Prostitute

An Irish daughter had not been home for over five years. Upon her return, her father cursed her heavily. “Where have ye been all this time, child? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn’t ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old mother through?’ The girl, crying, replied, “Sniff, sniff, Dad […]


National Parks and Recreation Month July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and with summer still in full swing, it’s a great time to get out and explore all that Southwest Georgia has to offer. Visit Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library to check out a Georgia State Park Pass or a Historic Site Pass with a […]