2022-02-23

2022-02-23 E-Edition

Miller County man leads GSP on chase through streets of Bainbridge

What started out as a carjacking in Miller County led to Georgia State Patrol Troopers searching for Frank Kimble, Jr., of 588 Twilight Church Road, Colquitt, after he led them on a chase and later escaped Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Sgt. Gary Richard of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office said the call began with Kimble arriving at his family’s home. Kimble […]

Two vehicle accident causes injuries

On Tuesday afternoon, February 15, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Miller/Baker 911 dispatch received a call stating that a two vehicle accident had occurred at the intersection of Whites Bridge Road and Highway 45. At the time of the call, it was unknown if there were injuries. Miller County Fire and Rescue, Miller County Sheriff’s Department, and Miller County EMS […]

Candidate for Governor of Georgia to visit Colquitt

Dr. Kandiss Taylor, candidate for the Governor of Georgia, will make a stop in Colquitt on Saturday morning, February 26. She will be on the courthouse lawn from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Kandiss, who is from Baxley, Georgia, says she is running for governor on the platform of “morality over money.” She has been employed as an educator for […]

Miller County Jr. Heifer Show held

The 2022 Miller County Cattleman’s Association Jr. Heifer Show was held this past Saturday, February 19, at the Miller County Agricultural Center Show Barn. This year’s exhibitors were Camille Davis, Lily Sheffield, Colton Richardson, Calhoun Richardson, and Cohen Richardson. The judge for the show was David Young, Young Farmer Advisor at Thomas County Central High School in Thomasville. The show […]

Miller County Gin Company Wins 2021 Cotton Gin Safety Initiative

AgriTrust of Georgia has announced Miller County Gin Company of Colquitt, Georgia, as the winner of the 2021 Cotton Gin Safety Initiative. Cotton has a long history in Georgia. In 1733, Georgia became the first colony to produce cotton commercially, and we have not stopped growing it since. In the beginning, the cotton lint had to be separated from the […]

Welcome, Rivi Grimsley

Billy and Jessica Grimsley are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Riviera Banks “Rivi” Grimsley. Rivi was born on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Her proud grandparents are Buz and SueAnne Grimsley and Robert and Lyn Strickland of Colquitt, and Jerry and Tina Swafford of Decatur, TN. Great-grandparents are the late Billy and Maxine Grimsley and Felix and Maxine […]

There’s a new flag flying

A new flag is flying high on the flagpole at the home of the Sons of Confederate Veterans camp in Iron City. As with most flags it has a name, “The First National Flag.” It was selected to be the flag of the Confederate States in 1861 and was first flown over the capital in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 4, […]

Signs For the Kitchen


•So this isn’t Home Sweet Home … Adjust! •Ring bell for maid service. If no answer, do it yourself! •I clean house every other day. Today is the other day. •If you write in the dust, please don’t date it! •I would cook dinner, but I can’t find the can opener! •A clean kitchen is the sign of a wasted […]

LORAINE PHILLIPS BLACKMON

Loraine Phillips Blackmon passed away peacefully at her home early Monday morning, January 17, 2022, at the age of 94. She was a native of Colquitt, GA, and graduated from Miller County High School in 1945. Mrs. Blackmon is survived by her three daughters: Carolyn Kimes of Mobile, AL, Pamela Rather of Chickasaw, AL; and Debra Bosarge ( Kenny) of […]