January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New Year's weekend deadly on Georgia roads

(ATLANTA) - The New Year's holiday travel period ended at midnight Sunday with 20 traffic deaths reported to the Georgia State Patrol over the 102-hour period. The traffic deaths were recorded in 17 fatal crashes that occurred between 6 p.m. More...

Baby doll outrages parents

It's not everyday that someone walks in the office with a plastic garbage bag in his hand. Last Friday morning, Bert Williams walked into the Liberal office with a plastic garbage bag. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge -On Wednesday night about 3 a.m., the Money Tree at the corner of Shotwell and West Streets was burglarized. Public Safety responded to an alarm within one minute of the call and found a rock thrown through the front window. More...

Georgia gas tax dropped January 1

Something good happened in Georgia on January 1, 2009. The Georgia Department of Revenue announced starting Thursday, January 1, the state tax on gas will go down by four cents per gallon to 14.6 cents per gallon. More...

Olive Theatre Audition

The Olive Theatre, in partnership with Victoria Henley, invites you to audition for the musical, "Sister Queens" on January 16 and 17. More...

School & Sports

Backroads and Bobtails

FRIENDLY FLAGMAN PUTS THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

It was a long hot summer that year, and nowhere was it hotter than in Mississippi. Headed east out of Leland, I passed a bank thermometer in Greenwood. The reading was 102 degrees. I stopped for a cold soda. More...

Seminole Ramlins

For the very first time in two years, I got to go fishen with my friend, Bill Allen. He took me to his best Jack Fish hole and gave me his best Jack Fish bait. I like to have froze to death. More...

HOSA Club staying busy

The MCHS HOSA organization has been very busy the last few weeks. National HOSA week was Nov. 3-7. The students and their advisor, Mrs. Georgia Ann Israel, had an activity planned for each day. Monday, Nov. More...

Obituaries

ROWLAND P. BOLTON

Mr. Rowland P. Bolton, 93, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gerald A. Little officiating. More...

SARA BUSH CORLEY

Mrs. Sarah Bush Corley of Cumming passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009. A memorial service was held Monday, January 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cumming with Dr. Robert Jolly officiating. Mrs. More...

HELEN LANE SHRADER

Mrs. Helen Lane Shrader, 87, of Bainbridge passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Burrell and Rev. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

We have started the new year off right. On December 31, we had a wine and cheese party in order for us to ring out the old year and bring in the new. More...

Sub gives helicopter piggyback lift home in 1956

The sleek silhouette of the Submarine USS Corporal (SS-346) coming to the rescue was a welcome sight to four Navy airmen aboard a disabled helicopter off Key West. More...

New law targets Internet use of sex offenders

Beginning Thursday, Georgia law will require sex offenders to reveal their Internet passwords, screen names and e-mail addresses. More...

Four injured in overturned vehicle

Last Tuesday, December 30th, the call came in to E911 that there had been an overturned vehicle accident on SR 45 south with injuries. The Colquitt Police and Miller County Sheriff units were dispatched to the scene. More...

2008 A Look Back

As the year 2009 begins, the news of 2008 is now history. To recap last year, here is summary of the articles found in the Miller County Liberal. More...

Religion

'Facing Fear'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) In 1933, during one of the most bleak times of the Great Depression, newly elected President Franklin Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Fear has plagued More...

Public Safety

Public Safety Report

December 20 800E Freezer Arcing •Harassing Communication •Assist 800S December 21 800G Prowler, Phillips St. •Dispute, 4th St. December 22 800C Escort, Crawford St. More...

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On December 25, Gary Bernard Shephard was backing out the driveway at 309 East Dancer Street. Shephard backed into Stephanie Nicole Smith's vehicle. Shephard was found to be at fault for striking a parked car. More...

Answer to 'A Piece of History'

Thought you knew the answer, didn't you? The answer is O.J. Simpson. More...

Living & Style

Newberry, Fry exchange vows

Alice Patrice Fry and Randall Wayne Newberry were married December 20, 2008, at the Shorter Mansion in Eufaula, Alabama. The Rev. Gregory Nowell performed the ceremony. More...

McLendon-Phillips to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle McLendon Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Day McLendon, to Joshua Allen Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allen Phillips, of Colquitt. More...

Bull and Brilliance

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

What a trip!

There is an old saying, "Whatever you do on January 1, you will be doing the entire year." If that is true, you're going to miss me. More...

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Sometimes, It's Better Not To Receive

Now that the post-Christmas afterglow has faded, it's time to start the new year by giving thanks for what Santa did not bring us. This wasn't always a problem. When I was a kid, I didn't care what I got. More...