2016-04-27

‘Sound of Music’ was a Success at Cotton Hall



When the lights went down on the Colquitt Miller Arts Council’s production of “The Sound of Music” this past Sunday, it had become one of the most successful non-Swamp Gravy productions in CMAC’s 27- year history and cemented a new era of programming for the organization. “Our rock and our foundation has always been Swamp Gravy, and it will always […]

‘There’s bears in them thar woods’



What you need to know about bears in the spring time. As the weather warms, sightings of multiple types of wildlife potentially increase. This could include black bears that might be seen in or around your neighborhood this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’Wildlife Resources Division. If left alone, bears typically will return to established […]

Miller County FFA Named Best Chapter in Georgia



The Miller County FFA Chapter was recently announced as the state winner of the National Chapter Achievement Award. The purpose of the National Chapter Achievement Award is to recognize chapters for their work and achievement in their Program of Activities (POA). The Chapter Achievement Award recognizes the chapter with the best FFA program in the state. The Miller County FFA […]

Dr. Stuart Rayfield Named Interim President of Bainbridge State College



University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Stuart Rayfield interim president of Bainbridge State College in Georgia. Rayfield currently serves as the Frank D. Brown Distinguished Chair in Servant Leadership, associate professor and director of the Servant Leadership Program at Columbus State University in Georgia. She will assume her post at Bainbridge State on June 1, 2016, […]

Victoria Henley Featured in Magazines



Victoria Henley, daughter of Lynn and Russ Henley of Colquitt and granddaughter of Gene and Ramona Boatright of Sylvester and Ray and Ethel Henley of Colquitt, recently signed on as an entertainment contributor and correspondent for Runway Magazine and Runway TV Channel in Los Angeles, CA. Runway Magazine (the publication which served as inspiration for the film starring Academy Award […]

Bainbridge State College Opens Donalsonville Education Center



Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce the opening of the Donalsonville Education Center, located at 217 Cherry Street in Donalsonville on Monday, April 25. During the open house event, Bainbridge State College student services were on site to answer questions related to enrollment, registration, and financial aid. Giveaways were included in the event. Currently, classes are being offered for […]

It’s tough to get old



Two medical students were walking along the street when they saw an old man walking with his legs spread apart. He was stiff-legged and walking slowly. One student said to his friend: “I’m sure that poor old man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that.” The other student says: “No, I don’t think so. The old man surely […]

The definition of old



#1 I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, “Are you having it catered?” And that, my friend, is the sad definition of “OLD”! #2 Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, “How old was your husband?” “98,” she […]

Area News Around Us



Bainbridge – Following a string of arrests for contraband found on inmates at the Decatur County Correctional Facility last month, officers with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and the Pataula Drug Task Force arrested a civilian distributor on Sunday. “We’ve been working on this for about two weeks now,” Warden Gordon Screen said. “We had received information that a female […]

Vic McNease speaks to retired teachers



The Miller County Unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association met on April 23, 2016. The 13 members and 4 guests enjoyed a delicious buffet meal at the Moby Dick Restaurant. After the meal, President Allen conducted the meeting. The introduction of the Star Teacher for 2015-16, Ms. Leigh Ann Walton, was the first order of business. Ms. Walton was […]