2016-06-01

Area Residents Make Dean’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University



The following local residents made the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among over 540 students recognized for scholastic achievement. Elizabeth Lucas of Jakin Jordan Newberry of Iron City Kadie Patrick of Iron City Hunter Rutledge of Colquitt Amber Suggs of Blakely Catherine Sumner of Blakely To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student […]

Consumer Q ’ s

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Q: My ‘Bartlett’ pear tree died suddenly. I have been told that pears do not perform well in Georgia. Is this true? A: We do not have commercial orchards of pears like in the Northwest due to fire blight, a bacterial disease that is prevalent in our warm, wet climate. ‘Bartlett,’ the most popular pear variety, is especially susceptible. However, […]

Harbor Incident



While strolling around the harbor this morning about 7 a.m., I noticed a character shouting, “Allah be praised” and “Death to all infidels,” and suddenly he tripped and fell into the water. He was struggling to stay afloat because of all the explosives he was carrying. If he didn’t get help, he would surely drown. Being a responsible citizen and […]

Long-Term Care Costs Can Put A Whammy On Life Savings



submitted by Ginny Grimsley Medicaid Can Help, But Is Last Resort Option, Senior Health-Care Advocate Says. Baby Boomers, retiring at a rate of roughly 10,000 per day, may have unrealistic notions about what their future long-term care needs could do to their bank accounts. When a recent Nationwide Financial consumer survey asked for an estimate of how much a year […]

Safe driving tips to save lives



The latest Georgia Department of Transportation traffic fatality statistics show some alarming information for Georgia motorists: 424, or 25 percent more, people have died in Georgia in the first three months of 2015. At that rate, 1,200 people will die this year, making 2015 the first year to see increases in nine years. 79 percent of fatalities could be the […]

Area residents graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University



The following area residents were among 247 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, May 6, in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Bradley Brooks of Donalsonville earned Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting magna cum laude. Amanda Godwin of Donalsonville earned Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource […]

Irish Gas Station



Taking a wee break from the golf course, Rory Mcllroy drives his new Mercedes into an Irish gas station. An attendant greets him in a typical Irish manner, unaware who the golf pro is, “Top o’ the mornin to ya.” As Rory gets out of the car, two tees fall out of his pocket. “What are those things, laddie?” asks […]

All of a Sudden



“All Of A Sudden” before Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America. • All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the Bible are banned in schools. • All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses. • All of a sudden […]

Miller County FFA Attends State Convention



The Miller County FFA Chapter attended the Georgia State FFA Convention April 28-30, 2016 in Macon, GA. The Miller County FFA Chapter took 30 students to be a part of this exciting experience. During this three day event students were recognized for state degrees, placing at the state level for competitions, participated in proficiency interviews and were recognized for chapter […]

Money Tips for Students



Protect yourself against identity theft Students under age 18 are often targeted for identity theft because they frequently have no reason to check their credit scores. Here are several ways to protect yourself, according to KHEAA. · Never provide personal information such as your Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers in response to a phone call, fax, […]