May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day Service Held in Colquitt Great

Colquitt is well known for honoring those who gave their all in wars, and May 29, 2017 was no exception, or maybe it was. More...

Community

SW GA unemployment down to 5.5 in April

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region in April was 5.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in March. More...

Senior Center director speaks to Keenagers

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Duren Williams welcomed the First Baptist Church Keenagers to their monthly meeting. The blessing was presented by Mr. Marvin Boyd. Afterward, the 24 participants enjoyed a covered dish lunch. More...

Area News Around Us

Bainbridge - A crashed vehicle led to the arrest of a 25 year-old Bainbridge man Thursday morning near the Bill Reynolds Sports Park.  More...

School & Sports

MCHS Basketball & Track Banquet Held

The Miller County Track and Field, along with the Boys’ Basketball team held a delicious sit down dinner consisting of mouthwatering smoked and fried chicken, string beans, cheesy macaroni, seven layer salad, delicious dessert, and ice cold swe More...

SUMMER MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN

USDA’s Summer Food Service Program provides FREE meals to kids at park & recreation areas, summer Bible schools & other sites in local communities during the summer. Any child, 18 and under, is eligible for FREE meals. More...

Bainbridge State College graduates 20 from GED program

Bainbridge State College Adult Education is pleased to announce the graduation of 20 students from the GED Program. On Thursday, May 18, Bainbridge State College honored the graduates with a graduation ceremony that was held at the Charles H. More...

Obituaries

DARLINE STRICKLAND WEST

Darline Strickland West, 61, of Albany, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.  Funeral services wee held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Newton Cranford officiating. More...

MELTON WAYNE GIBSON

Mr. Wayne Gibson, age 78 of Easley, SC formely of Colquitt died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St Francis Hospital in Greenville SC.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chaapel.   More...

IDA WILMA CHAMBERS

Ida Wilma Chambers, age 95, died May 23rd, 2017 at Pine Shadows Manor in Sylvester.  Her celebration of life was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home in Albany.   More...

Marie Tabb Obituary - Free Access

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Shooting victim charged

Colquitt, Georgia – The GBI Thomasville Field Office was requested on May 18, 2017 about 7:31 p.m., to investigate an alleged aggravated assault against a female in Colquitt, Georgia that took place in the area of 210 Grassy Flats Road. More...

68 MCHS Graduates Look to the Future

Pirate Stadium was completely filled with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends of the 2017 Miller County High School graduates on Friday evening, May 26, 2017.  More...

Religion

‘A Few Tips for Our Graduates’

Inspiration

As is often the case on special occasions, my wife came in from school the other day with several tokens of appreciation from some of her students. More...

Pastor’s Viewpoint

If I said “squall,” you might think I was talking about a baby crying. More...

If I'm gone tomorrow

As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. More...

Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

THEFT BY TAKING  On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, around 5:22 p.m., Officer Hollis Smith went to Moby Dick to speak with Mrs. Genta Grow.  Ms. Grow stated that she had a white male Sunday afternoon, May 21, around 4: 58 p. m. More...

Recall issued for more than 25,000 car seats because of risk of injury

More than 25,000 car seats have been recalled because the webbing of the Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints can fail, which can lead to injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  More...

MC SHERIFF’S REPORTS

Driving While License Suspended   On May 22, 2017, Deputy Christopher Goff was on patrol on Hwy. 91 North traveling north bound when he observed a small four door car pass heading south bound with no visible or functioning tag light.  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

I’ve found that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies benefit from low expectations. Take the original, “Curse of the Black Pearl” from 2003. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Doc Atoms Brings Science Alive   More...

Use food thermometers to be safe

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

The way we were, and are becoming-

I'm almost as glad school is out as some of our fine students. That won't last long since we at the Liberal try to cover school news from kindergarten through college of those who excel. More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Good Nekkid/Bad Nekkid

Philosophizing on nudity, comedian Jerry Seinfeld once remarked that there are two kinds of naked, good and bad. As an outdoorsman, I’ve witnessed my share of the latter.  More...