2019-04-24

It Was a Grand Parade and Festival

The Colquitt/ Miller County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 36th annual Mayhaw Festival weekend on Thursday, April 18, with the annual golf tournament held at Crooked Oak Golf Course. Then on Friday, April 19, Shape-Up Miller County sponsored a street dance along with bouncy houses for the kids. Even though, it was a chilly night, lots of fun was […]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

If you’ve heard the sound of ABBA music on the square in Colquitt lately, chances are it is emanating from inside of Cotton Hall Theater. For the past several weeks, local performers have been learning music, practicing dance steps, and running lines for what’s sure to be one of Cotton Hall Theater’s most exciting spring musicals, Mamma Mia! Set on […]

Hurricane Center Upgrades Michael to Category 5, the First SinceAndrew in 1992

Six months after Hurricane Michael ripped through Colquitt and southwest Georgia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last Friday that it has been upgraded to a Category 5. The storm came ashore on the afternoon of October 10, 2018, near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base, with winds of 140 knots, or 160 mph, the Hurricane Center determined. […]

MCHS Senior Chosen to Join Troy University’s Sound of the South

One of our community’s own, Karsyn Blanchard, was recently chosen to join Troy University’s Sound of the South majorette line for the 2019-20 school year. For the last 10 years, Karsyn has been an active twirler at Persnickety Studios where she now teaches baton. She attended Seminole County High School and was a member of the Green Machine majorette line […]

MCHS Class of 1954 Celebrates 65th Reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1954 held its 65th class reunion Friday, April 19, 2019, at Moby Dick Restaurant in Colquitt. A great time of fellowship, hugging, and reminiscing was enjoyed before the dinner was served. Donald Kirksey welcomed everyone and asked Terry Toole to bless the food. After a delicious meal, the classmates and their guests enjoyed […]

The Magic Bank Account…


Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The author is unknown. It was found in the billfold of Coach Paul Bear Bryant, Alabama, after he died in 1982. The Magic Bank Account Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 into your private account for your use. This […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – Monday morning, Georgia State Patrol and Bainbridge Public Safety responded to a single car accident at the intersection of Shotwell Street and Spring Creek Road, which left the driver with multiple serious injuries. According to Trooper Darren Heard, Aaron Clements was traveling south, when he came to the West Shotwell/Shotwell Street exit. When he approached the curb of […]

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! Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey, The Conspiracy by Kat Martin, and The Better Sister by Alafair Burke are just a few of the new books that have just arrived. Come get […]

Colquitt Garden Club Meets


The Colquitt Garden Club met in the First Baptist Church parking lot on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. We embarked on our adventure of the day to Leary, Georgia. We traveled in three vehicles following Lola Godfrey to the Deer Run Plantation in Leary Georgia, where we were in awe of the pristine landscape of the area (what Michael, the hurricane […]

Miller County Retired Educators HoldApril Meeting


The Miller County Unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association met on April 18, 2019. The 20 members and 10 guests enjoyed a delicious meal at the Moby Dick Restaurant. After the meal, Suzanne Wells conducted the meeting. At this month’s meeting three Miller County High School seniors were recognized for their academic efforts. Analeigh Cook and Macee Palmer, Miller […]