2017-09-20

Pirates Win 37-7 Over Baconton Charter School



The weather was dry and clear for a good game of Pirate football over in Mitchell County as Coach Brent Miller and his band of Pirates rolled in to put out a Blaze in Baconton! Captains for the game were GJ Douglas, Kendra Rainey, Kohler Tabb, and Chris Stovall, and for Baconton Charter were Zeke Deen, Aaron Pollock, Darian Johnson, […]

West Nile Virus Case Investigated in Miller County



COLQUITT, GA – A suspected human case of West Nile virus is being investigated in Miller County, say disease investigators with Southwest Health District, while a horse has been confirmed with the mosquito-borne infection. “Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the patient,” said Miller County Health Department Manager Darleen Cox. She emphasized that the HIPAA Privacy […]

Hurricane Irma Weakens Before Hitting Miller County



Miller County braced for the worst as Hurricane Irma headed this way Sunday night and Monday, Sept. 10-11. While most of Florida was evacuated because of the potential damage from the storm, most people in this part of Georgia expected the hurricane to move east toward the coastal areas. Fears began to rise Sunday as Hurricane Irma seemed to linger […]

Farm Safety Week Observed



This is Farm Safety Week, and our farmers are doing their best to gather their crops and get them to market. It’s gotten better and faster. The large equipment gathers and loads the crops in the fields, many on large semi-trucks to take to market, but the equipment has to get to the fields and then to market. The only […]

Alpha Omicron Chapter Initiates Stephanie Mims



The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Georgia (Psi) State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the initiation of new member Stephanie Mims of Donalsonville. Stephanie is a fourth grade teacher at Seminole County Elementary School. The impressive initiation ceremony was held during the regular chapter meeting on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the PeoplesSouth […]

Area News Around Us



Albany – The body of a missing boater was found after a nearly week long search on Lake Chehaw. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed that the Albany Fire Department Dive Team found the body of Bernard Lofton, 45, Wednesday evening at Nabs Landing. The search began on Saturday when a boat capsized near the Cromartie Beach boat ramp. Three […]

Twinkies and Root Beer



A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons. The […]

Deputy Commissioner: 50K Storm Claims, Number Expected to Grow



Thousands of homeowners across the state have filed insurance claims post- Tropical Storm Irma. The Georgia Department of Insurance is closely monitoring insurance companies. The department staff even issued a directive Friday encouraging those companies to show leniency for people affected by Irma. Irma left her imprint on much of the Peach State. Powerful wind gusts twisted power lines, and […]

Karate Students Awarded Belts



Recently students were tested and awarded their upper belts in Karate by the Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Association. Erin and John Lanier from Patmos, and Gaige Poitevient from Colquitt, all received a first-degree Brown Belt. Their next test will be for their Black Belt. Matthew Cox from Colquitt and James Rambeau from Donalsonville were promoted to the 3rd Kyu Brown […]

New Florida grocery store



A while ago a new supermarket opened near me. It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. ————- Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and there is the scent of freshly mowed hay. In the […]