2020-05-27 E-Edition

MCHS names valedictorians and salutatorian

Miller County School System is proud to announce the top honor graduates of the Class of 2020. After an unprecedented ending to the school year, the top students’ grades have been calculated to reveal a pleasant surprise. For the first time in 34 years, there is a tie for valedictorian. The two students to earn this honor are Urvi Patel […]

Two vehicle accident leaves one injured

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, a call came into E-911 at approximately 1:00 p.m. that an accident with injuries had occurred at the intersection of GA Highway 27 and Highway 91. Miller County EMS, Colquitt/Miller County Fire & Rescue, Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Colquitt Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. The report […]

Sample ballots in this edition

The sample ballots for the Primary Election to be held on June 9, can be seen in this edition on page 11 and 12. In the primary election, voters (electors) must indicate to the poll officer which Primary they wish to vote in. There will be a Republican Primary, a Democratic Primary and a Non-Partisan Election being voted on early […]

Memorial Day observed

Due to the pandemic, the Memorial Day service that is always held on the square was cancelled this year. However, a few of the veterans and other citizens felt it appropriate to honor those who gave all for our nation. Ben Johnson played TAPS as the veterans placed the Memoral Day wreath on the Veterans Monument on the courthouse square […]

Samantha Whitaker graduates with honors from Chipley High School

Samantha Whitaker graduated summa cum laude’ from Chipley High School, May 21, 2020. Graduation exercises were held at the Chipley High School Football Field. She addressed the audience to include, family, friends, teachers and her classmates during her motivational welcome speech. Samantha also thanked the Washington County School System for its efforts and contributions toward her educational career and their […]


Summer Reading Program Online The Summer Reading Program at the Southwest Georgia Regional Library has begun online! The program is for all ages including adults, and our library will be doing reading logs online through Beanstack. You can register now on the Beanstack app on your device or on the website at swgrl.beanstack.org. For each log you complete, you get […]

VSU announces fall 2019 graduates

Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating class of Fall 2019. This includes the following area residents: Jonathan Kenyon of Donalsonville, who earned the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Leo Alphonsus Malinao of Colquitt, who earned the Bachelor of Arts in Biology Gregory Whittaker of Donalsonville, who earned the Bachelor of Science in Criminal […]

Advice to anyone moving to Georgia

1. Save all bacon grease. You will be instructed later how to use it. 2. If you do run your car into a ditch, don’t panic. Four men in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don’t try to help them. Just stay out of their way. […]

Which one?

An old woman was asked, ” At your ripe age, what would you prefer to get: Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s?” The wise one answered, ” Definitely Parkinson’s – Better to spill half my wine than to forget where I keep the bottle.”