2021-01-06 E-Edition

New Officers Sworn In

All of the local officers who were elected in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and in the November 3, 2020 General Election were invited to the Miller County Courtroom last week to be officially sworn in to begin their duties on January 1, 2021. Those officials who were sworn in by Judge Brenda McNease on December 29, […]

MC BOE grants School Superintendent Shane Miller two-year contract

During a called board meeting on Friday, December 18, 2020, Miller County Schools Superintendent Shane Miller was unanimously granted a new two year contract for employment by the school board. Miller’s current contract is set to expire in June of 2021. The new two year deal will carry the superintendent through June 30th of 2023. “I am super excited the […]

New Georgia Laws in Effect January 1

Legislation the General Assembly passed this year covering a wide range of subjects from health care to law enforcement to Georgia’s foster care system will take effect with the new year. Here is a summary of key bills that will take effect Jan. 1: House Bill 888 takes aim at the practice of “surprise billing” by requiring health insurance companies […]

One Last Look


APRIL “The New Year Brings Anticipation.” Ponder and his brother, Ernest, sold their company in 2018 and retired. Dan and his wife Mary Lou had always planned to move to Auburn in their retirement years, and when they sold their Donalsonville home last year, that dream became a reality and they are now Alabama residents. “Only by resigning, can I […]

Southwest Georgia’s Labor Force Increases in November

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Southwest Georgia’s labor force increased in November. Additionally, Southwest Georgia saw a monthly increase in employed residents, and a monthly decrease for initial claims in November. “In November, almost all regions and counties saw over-the-month growth in every key indicator,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “Although the unemployment rate increased across the […]

A poem that we can relate to

I remember the corned beef of my childhood, And the bread that we cut with a knife, When the children helped with the housework, And the men went to work, not the wife. The cheese never needed a fridge, And the bread was so crusty and hot, The children were seldom unhappy, And the wife was content with her lot, […]


Virtual Storytime Every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., the Southwest Georgia Regional Library offers a virtual storytime with Ms. Wendy. This is a great time to sing songs and hear some wonderful stories. A craft is available for pickup after the program. This program does require a registration so please email librarian@swgrl.org to receive the link. New Year’s Resolutions As we […]

History you won’t be taught

The history is so very important. The photo above was taken on Friday, June 18, 1920, in Lexington, VA at the grave of General Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson. The officer photographed in front, is U.S. General John J. Pershing, who was the highest ranking individual in the US Armed Forces during World War I. Behind him is Major George C. […]

News Around Us

Blakely – Perry Lee was named City of Blakely’s Employee of the Year during a Christmas luncheon honoring all City of Blakely employees. Mayor Wimbush and Chris McClendon who serves as superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department where Perry works, described Perry as “happy, helpful, willing to go above and beyond, eager and positive.” Mayor Wimbush said it was […]