2017-05-17

There’s a new sheriff in town



Newly elected Miller County Sheriff Scott Worsley was sworn in on Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Miller County Courtroom at 4:00 p.m. The courtroom was packed with family, friends and employees. The Miller County Probate Judge, Brenda McNease, welcomed the large crowd as she called Sheriff-elect Worsley to the front to be officially sworn in as the new sheriff […]

GBI investigates alleged sexual assault at Miller County Jail



Colquitt, Georgia – The GBI Thomasville Field Office was requested to investigate an alleged sexual assault against a female inmate at the Miller County Jail by then current Sheriff Robert Grier. Between April 5 and May 5, 2017, Miller County Jailer Stanley Shephard of Colquitt is alleged to have committed two counts of sexual assault against an Inmate or Person […]

Daniel Barnard Presented with Appreciation Plaque



The MCHS Quarterback Club and Football Team would like to give a special thank you to Daniel Barnard and Super B for their generosity in feeding the football team pre-game meal each week during the 2016-2017 football season, including the playoffs. This kind of support and generosity contributed greatly to the success the football team had this season finishing with […]

GBI investigates alleged criminal activity by former Miller County Sheriff Rathel



This news release was received from GBI agents on May 9, 2017 Colquitt, Georgia – The GBI Thomasville Field Office was originally requested to investigate criminal complaints against Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel in September 2016 by Pataula District Attorney Craig Earnest. During the investigation, it was learned that Rathel allegedly took county monies which he used for personal reasons. […]

Health officials announce TB test results for Miller Co. High



The Georgia Department of Public Health has released the latest results on tuberculosis testing currently underway at Miller County High School. Officials say, out of the 360 skin tests that were administered on Monday at the school, 335 results were reviewed on Wednesday. Of those, 12 appeared to be abnormal and were referred for further evaluation. Those individuals will be […]

Motorists warned to buckle their seat belts or be ready to get a ticket



Georgia law enforcement officers stepping up enforcement of state’s seat belt law during annual Click It or Ticket campaign Georgia drivers and their passengers are being warned to buckle their seat belts or face the consequences of being hit with a traffic ticket during this summer. State and local law officers in Georgia are increasing their enforcement of the state’s […]

Community Remembers First Lieutenant Weston C. Lee



Flags flew at half mast last week across most of southwest Georgia as the area mourned the death of First Lieutenant Weston C. Lee of Bluffton. Weston, the son of Eddie and Aldene Lee and a 25-year-old platoon leader with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, was killed Saturday, April 29, 2017, by an improvised explosive device outside Mosul, Iraq. […]

Alday Family Memorial Monument Unveiled Saturday



A large crowd of family and friends gathered at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, May 13, for the unveiling of the Ned Alday Family Memorial Monument located at 7019 River Road – 14 miles southwest of Donalsonville. The monument is in memory of Ned Alday, his sons, Jerry, Chester and Jimmy, Jerry’s wife Mary, and Ned’s brother Aubrey Alday, who were […]

••••Speedtrap danger?••••



Truth, fiction or a mixture of both? Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Highway 77, just south of Kingsville, Texas. One of the officers was using a hand-held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing. […]

Motorists warned to buckle their seatbelts or be ready to get a ticket



Georgia law enforcement officers stepping up enforcement of state’s seat belt law during annual Click It or Ticket campaign Georgia drivers and their passengers are being warned to buckle their seat belts or face the consequences of being hit with a traffic ticket during this summer. State and local law officers in Georgia are increasing their enforcement of the state’s […]