One killed in three vehicle accident

A crash on SR91 and Johnny Freeman Road was called in Saturday, August 15, at 2:02 a.m. According to the traffic crash report, Wiley Gene Smith, 61, of 4677 Depot St., Leary, was travelling north on Johnny Freeman Road, in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck. William Henry Rainey, 46, of 3150 Town & County Rd., Donalsonville, was travelling east on […]

South GA Jam Coming to Colquitt October 31

Fireworks will light the sky after concert

Since 1989, the Colquitt Miller Arts Council has been creating ways to put Colquitt on the map as a cultural destination, while strengthening our local community. With programs such as Swamp Gravy, New Life Learning Center, Market on the Square, and the Millennium Mural Project, they have been largely successful, helping to create a community and economic model that has […]

Gayle will really be missed

Lost another friend last week. She was a tough, sweet one. Gayle Grimsley was one of the original Swampers at Cotton Hall in most of the plays performed there. As well as being a star performer, she would go anywhere to tell people about the Colquitt Arts Council, Cotton Hall, Swamp Gravy and anything that was going on in Colquitt. […]

Emerald Lake RV Resort and Restaurant holds ribbon-cutting

A large crowd gathered Friday morning, August 14, 2015, for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting at Emerald Lake RV Resort and Restaurant. Ben Clenney, Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce Chairman, welcomed the crowd and told how excited he was for the new owners to have chosen Colquitt to continue their restaurant business. Howard Small, representing the Downtown Development Authority, […]

Local Retired Teachers Attend Area I Meeting

The Georgia Retired Educators Association held its semi-annual Area 1 meeting in Donalsonville, Georgia. Seminole County hosted the event at The First Presbyterian Church community room this past Tuesday (August 11). The meeting began with fellowship at 9:00 followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by the Bushel and A Peck CafĂ© and Bakery located in downtown Donalsonville. Goodie bags containing […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – A Moultrie woman was arrested Sunday after Bainbridge Public Safety received word she would attempt to smuggle drugs into the Decatur County Correctional Institute. Keyuana Quinton Bethea, 31, of Moultrie, is charged with criminal attempt to cross guard lines with contraband and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. “We received information that she would be coming into […]

Miller County resident’s nephew killed in Florida

The Lake Alfred Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office have unleashed a force of 40 to find the killer of a Lake Alfred man who was shot Tuesday morning before getting into his car for work. According to reports, neighbors heard gunshots at about 5:50 a.m. When they went outside to see what happened, they found the body of […]

Great Patience

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved grandson. He has his hands full with the child screaming for candy, cookies, all sorts of things. The grandpa is saying in a controlled voice: “Easy, William, we won’t be long, easy boy.” The boy has another outburst, and the woman hears the grandpa calmly say: “It’s […]

Fifty Years of Wedding Bliss Celebrated

Jerry and Nan Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Cook’s Union United Methodist Church. The couple was married at the home of Rev. and Mrs. S.T. Shutes on August 14, 1965. Wayne and Betty Varnum, along with Preacher Shute’s family, witnessed the joyful occasion. The beautiful anniversary affair was hosted by friends of the couple. […]


Future Engineers For those who are plugged into the Facebook and Twitter Universe, you may have seen a new initiative taking the internet by storm: #ILookLikeAnEngineer. Engineers from all over the world are sharing photographs of themselves in an effort to dispel stereotypes of what an engineer is supposed to look like. The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. […]