2021-08-18

2021-08-18 E-Edition

One injured in vehicle roll-over

A one-vehicle accident occurred on Friday, August 13, 2021 at approximately 12:40 p.m. Miller County EMS, Miller County Fire & Rescue, Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident on Three Notch Road and Camilla Lane in Miller County. The report states that Aaliyah Monfia Hayes of a Blakely address was traveling […]

Miller County Board of Commissioners meet

The Miller County Commissioners met for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the courthouse courtroom. Members present were Chairman Kreg Freeman, Vice-Chairman Ladon Calhoun, Commissioner Allen Worsley, and Commissioner Niki Nixon. Others present were Sherrie Stewart, Faye Whittaker, Doug Cofty, Heather Trejo, Terry Toole, Leroy Bush, Sheriff Rick Morgan, and Andy Moore Chairman […]

South GA is COVID hotspot

To describe the current COVID surge, hospital leaders in south Georgia are using strong words, such as ‘‘scary,’’ ‘‘fear’’ and “overwhelmed.’’ The state’s COVID-19 map shows most of the hottest spots for the latest case surge are in the southern part of Georgia. And some hospital officials in the region say the impact is worse than the previous three COVID […]

Qualifying underway for City Council Seats 1 & 4

The qualifying period for the Municipal General Election to be held on November 2, 2021 for the election to City Council District One and City Council District Four has begun. District 1 is now held by KaCee Holt and District four is held by David Varnadoe. The qualifying period opened on Monday morning, August 16, 2021 and will end on […]

MC Middle School Lady Pirates win season opener 15-2 against Deerfield-Windsor


The Miller County Middle School Lady Piof rates Softball team hosted Deerfield-Windsor on Monday, August 3, 2021 for the season opener. The Lady Pirates came out on top with a final score of 15-2. Emma Grace Donley was in control of the mound striking out nine batters and allowing no hits or runs in the four innings she pitched. Sophie […]

If you’re reading this, Fred didn’t get us. Grace is coming.

We should be getting use to having bad weather in this part of the county. At the time of this writing at 12:00 noon, Monday, August 16, tropical storm Fred has Miller County under a tornado watch until 8:00 p.m. tonight. Tropical depression Fred changes back and forth. It is still in the the Gulf of Mexico, and the weather […]

Floyd James Harris arrested for murder in Donalsonville

On Monday, August 9, around 8:15 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office to assist in an aggravated assault and homicide investigation that took place in the 3000 block of Old Jakin Road in Donalsonville. Seminole County Sheriff deputies responded to a domestic situation at the above address and learned a female […]

News Around Us

Blakely – Dr. Garrett Bennett has been sworn in to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce by Governor Brian Kemp. The purpose of the 15 member board is to see that Georgia communities, especially in medically under served areas, have improved access to needed physicians and other health care practitioners. A native of central Florida, Dr. Bennett is a […]

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CRIMINAL TRESPASS/ DAMAGE TO PROPERTY On August 9, 2021, at 8:12 a.m., Deputy David Ford responded to 1842 Highway 91 North in reference to damage to property. Upon arrival, Deputy Ford made contact with Jerome Daniels. Daniels advised Deputy Ford that someone had cut the net on his basketball goal that is located in his backyard. Deputy Ford visually saw […]