December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Daryl's Place holds Grand Opening

A large group of family, friends, businesses and financial institutions were on hand Thursday, December 13, 2007, to welcome Daryl's Place to Colquitt and Miller County. More...

HOLIDAY DEADLINE

Due to the Holidays, the deadline for December 26th edition is Thursday, December 20th at 5 o'clock. More...

Community

'Shadow' awarded praise plaque

You might remember a couple of weeks ago about an article that we printed in our paper entitled "Joy to the World." The article told about a group from Niceville, Florida, that had come to see the Christmas play. More...

Christmas Village at Emerald Lake

Christmas 1996: A quaint Camp-Fire Village is assembled on top of a folding card table in a bait store at a local Lake Seminole campground and marina. More...

A child's point of view

After a Christmas break, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holidays. One small boy wrote the following: We always used to spend Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

Feeding Squirrels is for the Birds

Among my favorite and most rewarding outdoor pastimes is the attracting and feeding of wildlife, especially birds. More...

Seminole Ramlins

The speckled perch have gone crazy this past week. Carl Keim of Bass Island Campground here at Wingate's caught 263 this past week alone on Jigs in deep water. He said it was the best fishin' he's ever had. More...

Lady Pirates tame the Cougars

It has been a long time since the Lady Pirates have beaten the Lady Cougars of Edison, but it happened right here at the Pirates' Gymnasium last Tuesday night. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The Reason for the Season

Another year has almost slipped by. With this very special edition, it's been 110 years since my Grandma Zula Brown Cook Toole founded the Miller County Liberal. When Grandma started this newspaper, the type was set one letter at a time. More...

As You See It

Once again the county commissioners have proven they don't care about the ordinary citizens on a fixed income by going back on their original plan to allow the public to buy meals at the new kitchen. More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Georgia Girls' Choir Concert - Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m., First Baptist Church Community Prayer Meeting - Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. More...

Holidays

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, My name is Jake Warren. I am in the first grade. I go to SGA my teacher. Name is mrs. Phillips.I woodliokea Ipod. And a Ds and playstation 4. and video games. I will leve cookies and milk. Love santa. More...

The meaning of Christmas

Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed when I heard a noise in the front of the house. More...

The candy cane story

A candy maker in Ind i - ana wante d to make a candy that would be a witness, so he created the Christmas candy cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. More...

Special Grand Jury hands down 13 true bills

A special Grand Jury was called into session, Friday, December 14, as evidence was given to the jurors presented by Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith of the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Charges were made against Mark Merritt Jr. More...

Fire and Ambulance services to merge

Change can be good

The Colquitt/Miller County Volunteer Fire Department and the Miller County Emergency Medical Services met together for the first time making plans to combine the two emergency ganizations at the 24th ann ual Christmas and Awards More...

We've been good Santa!

Christmas is just around the corner, and Santa is preparing to head back to the North Pole. He and his elves, along with Mrs. Claus, will be getting all of the toys and gifts ready for that long, fast ride early next Tuesday morning. More...

Religion

The Reason for the Season

Eric Barker was a missionary from Great Britain who had spent over 50 years in Portugal preaching the gospel of Christ, often under adverse conditions. More...

'Filled With His Goodness'

As we draw closer to Christmas, I cannot help but notice the continual stream of goodies that make their way into our house. I have also noted how we favor some goodies more than others. More...

Public Safety

Police Reports

Accident On December 12, 2007, Terry Toole was backing out from the west parking lot at the Methodist Church while Mrs. Brittany Clarke was traveling North on S. Third Street. Mr. Toole backed into the side of Mrs. More...

911 Calls

December 12 799R- Escort, Cooktown Road • Unwanted person, N. Cuthbert Street • Traffic Stop, Hwy. 45S. More...

Living & Style

Merry Christmas from the Kenneys

Andrew Kenney, age 10, is the son of the late Chris Kenney. He and his mom, Janet, live in Grantville where he enjoys sports. More...

Gifts that Make a Difference

Giving charitable gifts can be an inspiring way to feel the spirit of the holidays. More...

Tradition of Poinsettias

Poinsettias are believed to have originated in Central and South America and were recorded, described, and revered by the ancient Aztec peoples. More...

Obituaries

James Robert (Bob) Smith

Mr. James Robert Smith, age 79, of Pell City and formerly of Colquitt, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007. Graveside services were held Monday, December 10, at Branchville Presbyterian Church. Mr. More...

Keaton Henry Grubbs

Mr. Keaton Henry Grubbs, age 70, of Donalsonville passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Grubbs was born in Miller County on July 10, 1938, to the late Harry and Eddie Lou King Grubbs. More...

Hugh Emmett Carr

Mr. Hugh Emmett Carr, age 78, of Donalsonville passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Health

Tuberculosis remains Public Health Concern in Southwest Georgia

During 2007, Southwest Georgia Public Health officials identified 25 adults and four children with tuberculosis, including one patient with a strain of TB resistant to the primary drugs used for treatment. More...

Nursing Home News

The countdown is on for Santa. Santa will be here December 17, to see our residents. All the gifts are wrapped, and the Christmas lights are on with anticipation for Santa. More...