2022-06-01 E-Edition

Colquitt now has a Burger King

The opening of Colquitt’s newest business, Burger King, officially opened its doors last Tuesday morning, May 24th, 2022. A large crowd of friends and supporters gathered for the ribbon cutting and grand opening which took place at 11:00 a.m. Mandy Cleveland Roland, president of the Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce welcomed everyone to the celebration and thanked the ones representing […]

Memorial Day observed in Colquitt

The annual Memorial Day Service was held Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. on the Miller County Courthouse lawn. American Legion Commander David Powell gave the official welcome to the crowd attending. Glen Sheffield gave the invocation. Commander Powell lead in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by Bridget Peterson singing the National Anthem. Walter Snodgrass presented […]

49 MCHS Graduates Look to the Future

Pirate Stadium was completely filled with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends of the 2022 Miller County High School graduates on Friday evening, May 27 2022. This year ’s class chose the motto by Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” […]

MCHS Class of 1961 holds class reunion

MCHS class of 1961 held their class reunion 61 years since graduating high school. They met at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington on Saturday, May 21, 2022. After an hour of reminiscing a delicious meal was served to 28 classmates and 18 spouses and guest. A table was set up by John Blair and Jackie Fry with pictures of 21 […]

Spring Creek Health Cooperative Awarded Grant from Albany State

In 2020, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) awarded Albany State University (ASU) a Tier 2 Innovation and Impact Network Grant: Achieving Optimal Health and Preventing Teen Pregnancy. The purpose of this grant is to establish, support, fund, and coordinate a multidisciplinary network of partners to develop, test, and evaluate innovative interventions designed to support expectant and parenting youth and […]

Strange But True

* President William McKinley always wore a red carnation for good luck, but sometimes gave it away as a memento. When greeting a crowd in 1901, he handed a 12-year-old girl named Myrtle the bloom off his lapel, saying, “I must give this flower to another little flower.” While it’s not known if the gesture proved lucky for Myrtle, just […]

Senior Newsline

A Trip to the Museum A local art museum, lacking many patrons because people are still avoiding crowds due to COVID, came up with a great idea: open the place to seniors. Those of us who’ve been locked down for too long, turning up our noses at proposed activities at the senior center, thought this was a swell idea. We […]

The cowboy from Texas

A plane passed through a severe storm. The turbulence was awful, and things went from bad to worse when one wing was struck by lightning. One woman lost it completely. She stood up in the front of the plane and screamed, “ I’m too young to die!” Then she yelled, “If I’m going to die, I want my last minutes […]

News Around Us

Cairo – The Cairo Police Department is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2022 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization now through June 5. “We will be out in full force, issuing citations to anyone caught traveling without a buckled seat belt or transporting unrestrained children, Our law enforcement officers are working to spread the message that […]