2016-05-18

2016 Kentucky Derby enjoyed by several locals



It has been said, that the Kentucky Derby held in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-weeklong Kentucky Derby Festival, is the most exciting two minutes in sports. The race is one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. The famous race is exciting, but watching the ladies and gentlemen in their hats and […]

Funny money being passed around town!



On Friday, April 29, Colquitt Police officer, Natalie McDaniel was dispatched to Peoples South Bank, 203 E. Crawford St., Colquitt, in reference to counterfeit bills. An employee of the bank stated that she was counting a deposit through the bank counter, and a $20 bill popped out as counterfeit. The employee then called law enforcement to investigate the $20 bill […]

Miller County Hospital CEO Presents Community with an Update of Facility Improvements



At the May 1 Friday Breakfast Ms. Robin Rau, CEO of Miller County Hospital and Miller Nursing Home, provided chamber members with an update of the organization’s future plans for growth. Ms. Rau reminded the group of the history of the organization and struggles that are facing many rural hospitals in Georgia. “Of the 36 rural hospitals in Georgia, 24 […]

Bainbridge State College cuts ribbon to Donalsonville Education Center



Recently, Bainbridge State College cut the ribbon to the Donalsonville Education Center, its newest educational satellite facility. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Bainbridge State College Office of Admissions held an open house to distribute information regarding enrollment, financial aid and other opportunities at the College. Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Lauren Harrell, was pleased with the Donalsonville’s support as the […]

Time to Vote



If you want to have a say in what is going on politically in your county, state, or nation, Tuesday, May 24, is your time to have as much say as anyone else. It is primary election day. Some do not like having to choose Democrats or Republicans, but that is the way it is for these primary elections and […]

Ameris Bank Helps Community



National Nurses’ Week: Suanne Chapman and Susan Turner of Ameris Bank, Colquitt, are shown delivering a donation check to Suzanne Griffin, Activities Director for Miller Nursing Home. Ameris Bank made this donation in honor of National Nurses’ Week which is May 6 – 12. Miller Nursing Home is planning a “cook out” event for the staff and residents of the […]

Mayday, Mayday!



This is the story of a young college student flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot who has a heart attack and dies. She, frantic, grabs the mike and calls out a May Day. “May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! The pilot had a heart attack and is dead, and I don’t know how to fly. […]

LIBRARY NEWS



ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME Readers of all ages will explore all things sports, fitness, and gaming this summer as the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer library program. Activities will include an interactive balloon show, animal show, art program, an […]

Alpha Omicron Initiates New Members



The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Psi State (Georgia) Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the initiation of four new members: Brenda Hutchins Bell, Joanna Cook Lane, Paige Godfrey Miller and Debbie Eye Sloan. Brenda Bell, of Donalsonville, is retired from the Miller County School System and currently teaches first grade at Southwest Georgia […]

Mental exercise for the aging



Great mental exercise for us aging folks. Take it! Which of the following names are you familiar with? 1. Monica Lewinski 2. Bill Clinton 3. Hillary Clinton 4. Adolph Hitler 5. Jorge Bergoglio 6. Winnie Mandela 7. Vladimir Putin 8. Linda Lovelace 9. Saddam Hussein 10. Tiger Woods You say you had trouble with #5? You know all the criminals, […]