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How sweet it is---Colquitt's Brandon Miller makes first sack in Sugar Bowl game

It was a sweet night in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tuesday, January 1, 2008. That is -- if you were a Georgia fan. The Bulldogs of the University of Georgia defeated the Warriors of Hawaii University by a score of 41-10. More...

Community

Seventy years of married bliss

Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Middleton celebrated 70 years of married bliss on January 1, 2008. Mr. Bruton and Ms. Eva married on January 1, 1938, in Colquitt at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Middleton. The Rev. More...

Police investigating counterfeit $100s

Colquitt isn't the only town where counterfeit bills have shown up over the holidays. More...

The Inheritance

When Dan found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a woman to enjoy it with. So one evening he went to a singles' bar where he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. More...

School & Sports

2007 Middle School Basketball Highlights

Girls' Highlights The Miller County Middle School boys and girls played some hard ball during their season of basketball. In their first game, our young teams traveled over to Donalsonville to play against the young braves and squaws. More...

The Hydrilla Gnats take second at Bass Club World Championship Qualifier

With a second place finish at the Bass Club World Championship qualifying event held on Lake Russell December 15 and 16, Team Captain Chris Neely and his band of misfit Hydrilla Gnats are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

Late-Season Deer Stand Reveries

(Author's note: I dedicate this column, with apologies, to my friend and noted sporting literature critic George Petrey, who informs me that I have spent entirely too much time lately writing about deer stands. More...

Obituaries

Susan Elizabeth Shingler Roland

Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Shingler Roland, age 64, of Colquitt, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2007, at her residence. Memorial services were held at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville, Sunday, December 30, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Donald Edward "Don" Miller

Mr. Donald Edward "Don" Miller, age 88, of Brinson passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at his residence. No memorial service was held. Mr. Miller was born in St. More...

VERONICA HAIR E

Mrs. Veronica Haire, age 51, of Colquitt died Sunday, January 6, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Cotton Hall in Colquitt. More...

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Prayer Meeting Colquitt United Methodist Church Library each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Dinner Party at Emerald Lake Saturday, January 12, 5:30 p.m. Mike Speck Trio - Sunday, January 13, 6:00 p.m. More...

birthdays and calendar of events

Wednesday, January 9 Birthdays: Haley Heard, Charity Widner, Kristi Womble, Linda Knight Warren, Mick McMillan, Jane Moye, Jewel Gammage, Taylor Wallace, Sloane Wiggins, Richard Nixon (1913) Thursday, January 10 Birthdays: More...

Meth bust nets three suspects and contraband

Cooperation and help between counties in a vehicle theft netted Miller County three drug suspects and the vehicle being found. More...

'Gatorman' called for back-up

Working the switchboard at 911, you never know what to expect. All kinds of calls come in to the dispatcher with anything from belly aches, goats in the road to dogs fighting. This was no exception on Friday evening, December 28. 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

'Hopeful Future'

Inspiration

Predictions always abound this time of year. Some are voicing their predictions concerning what will take place in 2008 politically, economically and otherwise, More...

How to keep the newness in the new year

Just a few weeks ago my wife and I purchased our first new car since 1988. Just like anyone else, I enjoy the ride of a new car and love that new car smell. More...

Seeds of the sower

One day a friend baked me a cherry cake. While enjoying the second piece, my teeth came down on something that wasn't cake. It was a cherry stone. When I reached for it, I also found a broken tooth. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Accident On December 23, 2007, Mr. Jason Houston of Colquitt was parked in a parking space at Subway, and Mr. Felipe Jesus Vega of Iron City was parked beside the fence in the parking lot at Petro. Mr. More...

Public Safety Report

December 28 799G- Wreck, Casey Carter Road • Assist motorist, Grady Cobb Road • Wreck, Bush Dairy Road • Paper served, Avenue Road • Paper served, Thompson Town Road December 29 799G- Prowler, Hwy. More...

Living & Style

Wright, Waller announce engagement

The families of Kay Lynn Wright and Ted Bates Waller III announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandra Murkerson Wright of Jakin. Miss Wright is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Firefighting

Sitting at the kitchen table after dinner one night, my son-in-law was telling us that he'd finished his training for volunteer firefightingand was showing us his beeper. As he spoke, the beeper let out a shrill "there's a fire" message. More...

Welcome, Adalynn Carr!

Abbie Elizabeth Carr would like to announce the arrival of her little sister, Adalynn Reese Carr. She was born October 8, 2007, at 2:09 p.m. at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

I got the best end of this marriage

This is one edition, I don't usually have to wonder what to write about. By the time most of you read this, I will have been married and lived with the same woman for over 52 years. More...

Father-Daughter Talk

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat. More...

Paying Respects

A hunter and his friend were sitting in a tall tower stand near Highway 481 in Maverick Co., TX, early one cold December morning. Suddenly, a huge buck walked out over the corn they had spread in the shrub with a tailgate feeder. More...