August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Alyssa Pearce crowned Jr. Miss GA Southlands

VALDOSTA - T h e third annual Miss Georgia Southlands Scholarship Pageant was held on July 13 and 14 in Valdosta where 91 young ladies from all over Georgia competed.  The weekend began on Thursday evening with a social for all the contestants More...

Criminal trespass case investigated

According to an incident report by the Miller County Sheriff's Department, on Friday, August 17, 2012, Cpl. Thomas Mitchell was dispatched to a barn on Three Notch Road about a criminal trespass incident.  More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - An Enterprise, Ala., man was arrested early Sunday morning during a traffic stop conducted by a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy and a Georgia state trooper.  Nafaro Erik Hazzard, 33, of Enterprise, Ala., is charged with posses More...

Ms. Lucy celebrates 90th birthday

Five generations of the Hornsby/Lane clan came together Saturday to honor Lucy Lane Hornsby, the family matriarch. The festivities took place at Anthony and Janna Hornsby Cobb’s (grandchildren) home in Colquitt. More...

Scarecrow project moving forward

The Scarecrow Committee would appreciate donations of clothing that could include pants, overalls, panty house, shirts, hats, scarves, safety pins, dresses, etc. If you are willing to contribute items, you may leave them at the Market on the Square. More...

School & Sports

New agriculture teachers dine with Governor Deal

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Miller County High School agriculture teachers, Bert and Kitty Bodiford, traveled to Atlanta on behalf of the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association to have dinner with Governor Nathan Deal at the Governor&rsqu More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Judging book by its cover never a good idea

I knew I was in trouble when the imported brandy came. It was spend-therent money stuff, the sort only a Frenchman can pronounce. The servant frowned when I poured mine into my coffee. More...

Colquitt/ Blakely Physical Therapy donates equipment to EC athletics

Deon Foster and Walter Daniels, of Colquitt and Blakely Physical Therapy, presented the Early County Athletic Department with a misting fan system to assist in decreasing heat-related injuries.  Blakely Physical Therapy is located at 61 Perry Av More...

Obituaries

LIL NIX KIMBREL MARTIN

Mrs. Lil Nix Kimbrel Martin, age 91, died Friday, August 17, 2012, at Miller County Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Recovery United Methodist Church in Decatur County.  More...

MADGE WHITEHEAD PICKRON

Madge Whitehead Pickron, age 92, formerly of Colquitt died August 10, 2012.  She is survived by her son, Samuel L. More...

ESTHER MAE HOUSTON EVERSON

Mrs. Esther Mae Houston Everson, age 83, of Colquitt died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at her residence after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Recalling childhood summers in Colquitt

THOMASVILLE —Tracy Tabb grew up doing things about which most little boys can only dream.  Tabb, commander of Thomasville Post 12 Georgia State Patrol (GSP), spent childhood summers with his grandparents in Colquitt, where his paternal gra More...

Pirates dominate scrimmage game, 30-13

The Miller County Pirates squared off against the Clinch County Panthers this past Friday evening in a five quarter game. In the first 12 minutes, the Pirates’ B-Team took to the field. More...

Miller County Grand Jury hands down 83 true bills

In the 2012 August term of the Miller County Grand Jury, the following 83 true bills were returned as well as seven no bills:  When the Grand Jury presents a true bill for a case, this does not convey guilt or innocence. More...

Runoff Primary results areby

The August 21 Runoff Primary results will be in next week’s edition since the election was not over when this edition was published.  The unofficial results will be published on the Miller County Liberal website <millercountyliberal.com More...

Religion

Need a fresh start!

Inspiration

“Disappointment results from unfulfilled expectations.” Those are some words of writer Jeff Iorg that many of us can identify with. Perhaps the big question regarding expectations unfulfilled is, How do we overcome and rise above them? More...

Seeds of the sower

An old lady attended an exhibition of modern art. More...

Public Safety

Dove Season Opens Sept. 1

The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. More...

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   More...

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS   August 13 799G • Patrol security check, 2 times • Disturbance • Traffic stop, 2x • Total mileage, 215   More...

Living & Style

Odom, Burke to wed

Lavon and Stacey Odom of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan Odom to Ashley Burke, son of Gene and Jolene Burke, all of Colquitt. More...

Pass the butter...Please

BUTTER!!...Very interesting  Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. More...

Miss Love, Mr. Burnett to speak wedding vows

Mr. David Love and Ms. Gloria Love of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Malanie Rachel Love, to Joel Guerry Burnett, Jr., son of Mr. Joel Burnett and Ms. Charlena Burnett of Cuthbert.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A Frog Story -

Who's in charge? What is happening? Is it too late to make a change?  What is going to happen in just 75 days?  Just in case over 50 percent of you might not know what that day is, or even worse, don't care, it's election day USA.  More...

Thoughts from the Sandhills

Alimitedgovernment,sure; but a hamstrung government? More...