Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter Featured On Cover of New Horizons

The Georgia FFA Alumni chapter was recently named best of the best because of its support to its local members. It serves as a lesson for all. In Miller County, Georgia, agriculture is far more than a profession or a pastime – it’s a way of life. As a result, it’s no surprise the county lays claim to a strong […]

One Injured in ATV rollover

Two young people were in a rollover accident Sunday, March 18 at 5:01 p.m. According to an unofficial GSP crash report, the accident occurred at the intersection of Bellview Road and Thompson Town Road when a model 800 ATV rolled over with one driver and a passenger. According to the unofficial report, the 2115 Polaris Ranger Crew ATV was travelling […]

Peanut Proud Festival

Blakely is a “Peanut Proud” community, still struggling under a dark cloud of negative publicity that resulted from the salmonella outbreak and bruised the entire peanut industry. So the “Peanut Proud” celebration is a fitting effort to restore both the industry’s image and that of the community. It will kick off in Blakely Saturday morning, March 24. Court Square will […]

True Stories Take the Stage in Colquitt, GA

Real Life and a Little Spice

It’s right there in the first song — if you’re listening: “We’ll put ‘em all together and spice ‘em all up, and we’ll have a storytelling time.” That’s been Swamp Gravy’s formula for 25 years, but it’s easy for audiences and cast members alike to forget that each story told in Swamp Gravy is based on a true story from […]

Ameris Adds New Team Members

Ameris Bank City President Tracy Pickle announces that Jessica Adams and Dusty Hobbs have joined Ameris Bank. Adams will serve as the branch manager for the Colquitt and Donalsonville locations, and Hobbs will serve as a commercial banking assistant at the Donalsonville location. Adams has been in the banking industry for more than 12 years. She most recently served as […]

Alumni football game to raise funds for Weston Lee Memorial is Friday, March 23 at SGA

As a fundraiser for the First Lt. Weston Lee Memorial Fund, a full contact football game featuring alumni from Southwest Georgia Academy (SGA) and Westwood Academy is scheduled to take place in Damascus on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. All of the proceeds from the sale of the event’s T-shirt and half of the proceeds from pre-sale ticket sales […]

The Tiny Cabin

A social worker from a big city in Massachusetts was transferred to the mountains of West Virginia. On the first tour of her new territory, she came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her life. Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door. “Anybody home?” she asked. “Yep,” came a kid’s voice through the door. “Is […]

Fatal Shooting in Alabama

Another victim dies

A Blakely man’s father was one of two people killed in a shooting in Hurtsboro, Alabama, last week. John Williams. 74, was one of four people wounded during the Wednesday shooting at the City Grill. He died from his wounds Saturday. Williams is the father of Jason Williams of Blakely, who is married to the former, Sharon Waller. The owner […]


Did you know that failure is not in the Bible? It only gives you courage. So why do we see failure when things do not go the way we plan? Failure means lack of success. What if you look at failure as achieving something even when your path takes different roads? You did not fail; you achieved what you set […]

Welcome Alden Kyle Poff

Andy and Celia Poff of Vidalia are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alden Kyle. Alden was born on February 17, 2018 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, GA. He weighed six pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Angie Roland. Paternal grandparents are Don and Kim Poff.