2020-08-19

2020-08-19 E-Edition

Vehicle rear ends semi

A two vehicle accident occurred Friday, August 14, 2020 at approximately 11:45 a.m. Miller County EMS, Miller County Fire and Rescue, Colquitt Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. The report states that Kasey Michelle Carter of 1469 Whites Bridge Road was traveling northbound on SR 1 in the right lane behind Arthur […]

Cody Cleveland wins BOE District 5 Seat

Miller County voters in District 5 went to the polls on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to cast their ballot in the primary run-off election. There was only one local race on the ballot, that for Miller County School Board District Five. According to Brenda McNease, supervisor of Miller County Board of Elections, the unofficial and incomplete returns showed Cody Cleveland […]

COVID-19 liability protections take effect for Georgia hospitals, businesses

Georgia hospitals and businesses are set to gain new liability protections amid the COVID-19 pandemic through legislation Gov. Brian Kemp signed this week. A bill Kemp signed into law Wednesday aims to shield businesses and health-care facilities in Georgia from lawsuits brought by people who contract coronavirus in all but the worst negligence or recklessness cases. The liability protections take […]

MC Middle School Lady Pirates Defeat Seminole Indians, 11-10


Not only was the weather hot last Thursday afternoon, August 13, but the Miller County Middle School Lady Pirates’ Softball Team was, too. The game got underway shortly before 4:00 p.m. as the Lady Pirates played host to the Seminole County Indians. Emma Grace Donley had control of the mound for the entire game for the Lady Pirates. Brooklyn Bryan […]

Colquitt’s newest business holds ribbon cutting

Colquitt’s newest business, Dom’s Mobile Home Hut, held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Monday morning, August 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Mandy Roland, Chamber of Commerce President welcomed everyone to the ribbon cutting and blessed the business with a prayer. Dom’s Mobile Hut is owned and operated by Dominic Garcia, a Jackson County, Florida local, who started from humble […]

Blair donates to Food Bank

Blair Kirkland, the 16-month-old daughter of Bryan and Brittany Kirkland, is the reigning Baby Miss Angel 2020 and plays an active role in giving back to her community. Blair’s platform is based on sisterhood and service and has provided opportunities for her whole family to be able to participate in service acts for their hometown. She is pictured here with […]

Pandemic of Scams


A new study shows, as of this morning, coronavirus scammers broke the $105 million mark today, and the surge in online shopping during the pandemic has led to the unprecedented rise. More than 24,477 online shopping scams have been reported nationally, and 572 have been reported in Georgia. This makes online shopping the No. 1 most reported type of coronavirus […]

News Around Us

Bainbridge – Bainbridge Public Safety officers responded to Family Dollar on Sunday in reference to shoplifting, which led to the arrests of William Ezell and Keri Dollar for the possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute among other charges. Officer Lakatie Reels and Sgt. Jamie Marshburn arrived on scene and met with manager, Jefferson Miller, who informed Reels the […]

LIBRARY NEWS


Grab a Book or Movie from the Library The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library is offering curbside service while the library is closed. You can place holds online or contact the library at 229- 758- 3131 to request materials. If you have items you need to return to the library, please use the book drop. All […]