January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New city councilman and mayor sworn in

The City of Colquitt held the swearing in of its mayor and city councilman on Thursday, December 20th at the annual Christmas dinner for the city employees. More...

Community

New Year's Resolution

Is this a better time to commit to change than any other?

I love lists. All kinds of lists. Lists of the best movies of all time, lists of the top college quarterbacks in history, lists of Olympic record holders, you name it. More...

Colquitt Garden Club names Christmas decoration winners

Each year the Colquitt Garden Club sponsors the Christmas decoration contests. If you live inside the city limits of Colquitt or own a business in the city limits, your home or business can be judged. More...

Eighty year old woman marries for the 4th time

The local news station was interviewing an 80 year old lady because she had just gotten married again for the fourth time. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Accident On December 23, 2007 Timothy Jermaine Hale of Iron City was traveling southbound on Three Notch Road when a deer ran out into the roadway. Mr. More...

Living & Style

Johnson, Miller speak vows

Jackie Miller and Dustin Johnson announce their marriage on September 1, 2007, at historic Kimball Hall in Roswell. The bride and groom celebrated the event with family and friends. The bride is the daughter of Jeanne and Chuck Miller of Atlanta. More...

Lemons

This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true. 1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for. 2. More...

"The Baby in a Manager" presented at New Salem

Five beautiful angels presented "The Baby in a Manager" on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. The congregation thoroughly enjoyed the angels' singing and the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Goodbye 2007, Hello 2008!

Would you believe it, I've made it to 2008, I hope, since I'm writing this three days before the New Year comes in. With all things considered, and all that's happened, that is quite an accomplishment after the year 2007. More...

Cartoon

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Backroads and Bobtails

Here In the Reel World

Seconds after the cast, a big bass raised a veritable geyser of water as it viciously struck at and missed my topwater lure. More...

The first "Spirit of Christmas" Queens

The first annual "Miss Spirit of Christmas" Pageant was held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Miller County High School Auditorium. This was a fundraiser pageant for the Secret Santa Program through Miller County DFCS. More...

Colquitt makes the BingeBucks list

With the Atlanta Journal- Constitution not being available in Colquitt anymore except by mail, this newspaper had over 10 copies of the December 23 edition of the Constitution to show the front page. More...

A look back at 2007

As the year 2008 begins, the news of 2007 is now history. To recap last year, here is summary of the articles found in the Miller County Liberal. This final glimpse of 2007 will appear in four installments, covering three months in each segment. More...

Religion

"Let's Hear From God this Year!"

Inspiration

God wants to speak to each of us: to those who are outside of Christ and in sin, He speaks the message of salvation that can be received by faith in Christ; to those who have received Christ and have been born again, He speaks words of comfort and More...

Orchids and daffodils

The flower of the Orchid sits in the field alone. Perfect in its tiny dress of white and purple, yet unnoticed by many amongst the grass and other wild flowers. Yet she is precious and rare -- a perfect embodiment of the light of her Creator. More...

The God of new beginnings

I still recall watching an episode of the old black & white classic: Leave It To Beaver. In one particular scene Beaver, Wally, and two of their friends were in the front yard, flaton their backs, looking straight into the sky. More...

School & Sports

Four-year degrees coming to ABAC January 7

TIFTON - For the first time ever, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will offer four-year degrees in diversified agriculture and turfgrass and golf course management when the spring semester begins on January 7. More...

MCMS Sixth grade competes in St. Jude's Math-A-Thon

The Sixth Grade Class of Miller County Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude's Math-A-Thon. The drive began on November 16th and ended on December 14. The students actually worked the math problems in class on December 17 and 18. More...

Highway safety grant being put to good use at BC

Bainbridge College (BC) has received notice that it is again the recipient of a Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant. More...

Obituaries

Billye Galina Dykes

Mrs.Billye Galina Dykes, age 85, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Graveside services were held Sunday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. More...

LES TER GIPSON

Mr. Lester Gipson, age 73 of Marianna, FL, formerly of Iron City died Saturday, December 22, 2007. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Evans Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. Teresa Taylor officiating. More...

Joyce Elaine Williams

Mrs. Joyce Elaine Williams, 83, of Colquitt died December 20, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22 at Cooks Union Methodist Church with interment in Colquitt City Cemetery. The Rev. More...

Agriculture

Drought lingers despite recent rainfall

New year will bring same old drought.

Athens - If Georgia doesn't receive adequate rainfall over the next three to four months, drought conditions in summer and fall next year will likely be worse than those in 2007. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS _____________________________

Community Prayer Meeting Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Christmas Tree Recycling Event Saturday, January 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Landfill,Willis Cook Rd. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, January 2 Birthdays: Curt Hobbs, Felix Grimsley, Jeff Powell, Tommy Wade, Beulah Grimsley, Sharon Daniels, Gail Newsome, Ann Vann, Shawn Roberts, Cathy Colwell; Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. More...