2018-03-14

Three Injured in Two Vehicle Accident



A two vehicle accident, involving an auto and a fertilizer spreader truck, occurred Friday, March 9, 2018, at approximately 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of Cooktown Road and Griffin Sheffield Road. Miller County Fire and Rescue, Miller County EMS, Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. The 911 call stated that […]

Fire Destroys Home



A call came in to Miller- Baker 911 last Thursday morning, March 7, 2018, at approximately 12:06 a.m. of a structure fire at 1899 Brinson Road in Colquitt. The caller stated that the structure was not fully involved at that time. Miller County Fire & Rescue, Miller County EMS and the Miller County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. Upon […]

One Killed, Three Injured In Shooting



As I was drinking coffee with the boys at Hardee’s last week, a phone call came in from a friend, Pat Bush, from another state, “Have you seen CBS News about the shooting/killing in Hurtsboro, AL?” I had to admit, “I don’t watch CBS News. What happened?” Pat reminded me that artist, Cheryl Harden painted two of the Colquitt murals […]

These Candidates Have Qualified to Run in the May 22, Primary



Qualifying ended Friday, March 9, 2018, at noon for citizens wanting to run in the May 22, 2018, General Primary. Those qualified and the offices they are running for are as follows: •Miller County Commissioner, District 2 – Jayme Smith, Republican Kreg Freeman, Republican Miller County Board of Commissioners, District 4 – Clyde Jinks, Republican Matt Chase, Republican Niki Master […]

MC BOE Meets in Regular Session



The Miller County Board of Education met in a regular session meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present: James Phillips, Superintendent, Vic Fleet, Sheila Allen, Leroy Bush, Rick Little and Jarrott Mock. Chairman Vic Fleet called the meeting to order by Sheila Allen leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The agenda was amended to […]

Clay Wells Named GCA and Decatur County STAR Student



Clay Wells, a senior at Grace Christian Academy, was recently named GCA’s Star Student and Star Student System Winner for Decatur County. Clay has attended GCA since K-3 and plans to study Finance at either the University of Georgia or Florida State University. While at Grace, Clay has served as Student Body President for the past two years, and Student […]

The America We Live In



It is impossible for one person to make everyone else happy. It’s been snowing all night. So the morning goes like this: 8:00 I made a snowman. 8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman’s […]

Golden Triangle speaks to Lions



The Colquitt Lions Club met Wednesday, March 7, at Moby Dick Restaurant at their regular luncheon meeting. After a delicious meal, Lion President Terry Taylor welcomed the guests to an overflow crowd of members and their guests, and asked Lion Rick Little to provide the invocation. After the members recited the Flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Joe Grimsley, […]

Taxes Are Going Down



Gov. Deal signed a bill into law that’s going to allow Georgians to keep more of their hard-earned money. This law will decrease the tax rate for individuals and businesses and will double the standard deduction. Those tax cuts will equal $5.2 billion over just five years! Not only are the rates going down, but the Georgia government took a […]

LIBRARY NEWS



New Books at the Library Come check out the new books we have for you at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library! Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White, Jesus Calling: 50 Devotions for Comfort by Sarah Young, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide by Roberta Larson Duyff are just a few […]