2020-04-01 E-Edition

Colquitt United Methodist Church unites together in a“ParkandPray”

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit” (Jeremiah […]

It’s Spring, and they’re moving!

Sam Phillips of Phillipsburg Road, Colquitt, is a big man, and he found this big snake going through his yard last week. Sam raises chickens that lay eggs. He doesn’t like anything that messes with his chickens or eggs, and this snake seemed to be after both. In fact, it is mighty big and fat. This huge snake was killed […]

What is happening with our world news as well as news here in Miller County?

At a time when we should be able to get the news immediately, and we do, we just don’t know if we should believe it. Back in the good old days when Grandma Zula started this newspaper 122 years ago, if it was printed, you could believe it to be the truth. Lots of water has run under the bridge […]

Donalsonville Mayor Dan Ponder resigns

On Tuesday, March 24, in a called meeting of the City Council, Donalsonville’s two-term Mayor Dan Ponder submitted his resignation from the office he has occupied in service to the citizens of Donalsonville for the past 2,274 days. Ponder said his decision to vacate the office was a painful and difficult one to make, but with the coronavirus crisis impacting […]

City/County continue to deal with Covid- 19

This begins week three of the local government’s parts in combatting the current Coronavirus Pandemic. The President has lengthened the timeline to at least April 30th before any restrictions are possibly lifted. As of date, there are four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Miller County. These are numbers of residents who have been tested and confirmed as positive for the […]

Harveys Supermarkets to take additional safety measures

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket, Fresco y Más and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced measures to protect customers and employees amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company said on Thursday it will install Plexiglas partitions at all store registers, customer service desks and pharmacies. Installation in all stores, including the Harvey’s in Blakely, is currently underway and will […]

How about you?

Sometimes I enjoy watching “Call the Midwife” on Netflix. Tonight the show ended with a voice over. Here is what was said: “There are ties that endure for a lifetime no matter how frayed by fate. We can walk away and pretend we forget them; the pain passes in the end. Or, we can step into the future, blessed and […]


Library Closed After discussions with the Georgia Public Library Service, local government agencies and the Southwest Georgia Regional Library Executive Board, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our communities to close all branches of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library system (Decatur, Miller, Seminole Counties, and the Regional Bookmobile) to the public, due to the COVID-19 […]

Public Health observes National Public Health Week, April 1-7

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. For over 25 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association […]