July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

And the winners are

Here it is Wednesday, and there are no General Primary results in this newspaper. Back several years ago, the Miller County Liberal changed the publication dates from Thursday, to Wednesday. More...

Colquitt PD's newest police interceptor

Sgt. Lonnie Wade was grinning from ear to ear when we asked him about the new police car he was driving last week. Sgt. More...

Community

Colquitt United Methodist help host Mission team

A church bus load of 15 missionaries and two drivers from Colquitt headed for the Atlanta Airport on Friday, July 11. This local group joined with 34 more members of the mission team. More...

Class of '53 holds reunion

The Miller County High School Class of 1953 held its 55th class reunion at the American Legion Post in Colquitt on June 28. Saturday morning members and their spouses or guests attended a coffee at 10 a.m. More...

Sports news

RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: Georgia residents who possess a valid Georgia Senior Citizen Honorary Hunting and Fishing License may hunt in Florida without Florida hunting licenses. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Larceny - Bicycle On July 9, Officer Greg Richey responded to South Third Street in reference to a stolen bicycle. Upon arrival, Officer Richey spoke with Coya Sharrod Miller concerning the incident. More...

Public Safety Report

July 7 799R Secure Scene, Henry Miller Rd. •Put Out Funeral Signs, Bremond St. •Transport, Albany Crisis •Dog Complaint, Ard Rd. •Suspicious Person, Hwy. 45 S. 800F Unlock Vehicle, 4th St. More...

Living & Style

Cooke, Franklin speak wedding vows

Laura Tiffany Franklin of New York City, New York, formerly of Statesboro, Georgia and David Charles Cooke, also of New York City, formerly of Staten Island, New York, were married on June 7, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. The bride's parents are Ms. More...

Varnum, Gibson complete plans

Jennifer Varnum and Brian Gibson have completed plans for their wedding. The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Beverly Varnum. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Rose Gibson. More...

Continue to vote for Victoria

Thank you for voting on Victoria Henley's "Dumb Bunny" commercial on www.DibsFilmFest.com. Please continue to vote for Victoria by going to the website listed above; click on the word "theatre," and look for a picture of a bunny in a basket. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

We need to fix the broke and leave the rest alone

Since this was written Friday, July 11, three days prior to the General Primary, I have a few observations about this primary not knowing how it will turn out. Since this is an opinion column, most of what I say is just that, my opinion. More...

Political Cartoon

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What A Country

It was fun watching America celebrate its birthday, but July 4 was extra special during this presidential election year. More...

Calendar

birthdays and calendar of events

WEDNESDAY, July 16 Birthdays: Jack Mercer Hall, Donna Houston, Juanita Houston, Dylan Cox, Brandon Fulford, Roger Atkinson Jr. More...

New look on Main Street

The landscape is really changing at the old peanut plant next to Cotton Hall. Just as you turn off the Colquitt Square onto Main Street heading west, you would think you are back on the farm. More...

West Nile Virus is here

Keep your guard up against disease-carrying mosquitoes, urges the Public Health director. With the peak season for West Nile Virus coming up, Southwest Georgia Public Health District Health Director Dr. More...

Commissioners vote to hire taxing firm and find some help

The Miller County Commissioners (BOC) met jointly with the Miller County Board of Assessors (BOA) and the tax commissioner. They all questioned Jim Norman, a certified appraiser, with the firm Norman & Associates, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN. More...

Religion

'You're Getting Old When . . .'

Inspiration

As I was out in the community visiting the other day, I turned off of Highway 91 South on my way to see Mrs. Mims. As I continued on my journey, I suddenly realized that I was driving down the road with my turn signal blinking away. More...

Flat Creek welcomes pastor and his wife

Flat Creek Baptist Church is honored to welcome Dan Fender as its new pastor. He and his wife Cindy moved from Jacksonville, Florida, with their two daughters, Heather and Danielle. More...

The Funeral

A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral. A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. More...

School & Sports

Higher Ground Softball holds clinic

Higher Ground Softball, an international leader in softball instruction, provided a girls' clinic for approximately 60 young softball enthusiasts from the area recently at Spring Creek Park. More...

Backroads and Bobtails

NO TRAVELING MUSIC AFTER SUNDOWN

By nature of their jobs, most outdoor writers must travel from time to time. I'm no exception. Unlike some, I don't often complain about it. More...

Seminole Ramlins

We have all been treated to the Water War News for the past 20 years, and we have found out basically that Atlanta's thirst for water and it's not willing to spend the money to fix its problem is one answer to the Appalachicola River's problems. More...

Obituaries

PATRICIA ANN ROLAND

Mrs. Patricia Ann Simonton Roland, 70, of Colquitt died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Roland was born February 23, 1938, in Thomaston, the daughter of Essie Kate Darby and Garland Gray Simonton. More...

BILLY WILLIAMS

Mr. Billy Williams, age 78, of Colquitt died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Miller Nursing Home. Mr. Williams was born November 23, 1929, in Miller County. More...

James Hamilton Hilburn

Mr. James Hamilton Hilburn, age 71, of Colquitt died Thursday, July 10, 2008. at Palmyra Medical Center. Mr. Hilburn was born March 8, 1937, in Miller County. He was a labor relations specialist with the federal government. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

Residents started their week off with Sunday School on Sunday morning, and members of Union Baptist Church were with us on Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning we enjoyed Bible Study with Ms. More...

Peer Pressure and Alcohol: A Difficult Combination for Many Teens

(NAPSI)-For most young people, the teenage years are a fun and exciting time, filled with first-time experiences: a new school, a part-time job, getting a driver's license, maybe a first romance. More...

Rosemary Protects Brain From Dementia and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is currently the world's leading cause of dementia, decreasing the quality of life for millions of older people, worldwide. More...