December 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

There's a New Judge in Pataula

Judge Henry L. Balkcom IV Investiture held

On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at a special session of the Superior Court of Quitman County, Judge Henry L. Balkcom IV was sworn in in an investiture as Judge of the Superior Court of the Pataula Judicial Circuit. More...

Community

The Glory of Christmas Presented by Combined Choirs

The choirs of Colquitt United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Donalsonville and Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville presented “The Glory of Christmas, Celebrating Christ’s Birth” by Lloyd Larson on Sun More...

Georgia Christmas 1864 Not Merry

Christmas 1864 was not a Merry Christmas for the citizens of Georgia. Union General William T. Sherman is a controversial figure in American history based upon his Nov. More...

Area News Around Us

Cairo - On December 3, the Grady County December Trial Term was commenced. Chief Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason presided over the trial of the State v. Nicholas Lopez. Lopez was indicted for Murder, Poss. More...

School & Sports

Middle School Basketball Team Goes Undefeated In Season

Due to the havoc of Hurricane Michael, the Miller County Middle School boys’ basketball team missed out on some games, but it did not stop this group of young athletes. More...

Italian Fire Department

One dark night in the small town of Berlin, New Jersey, a fire started inside the local sausage factory. In a blink the building was engulfed in flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.  More...

Pondering the Problems of the World

Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that, at my age I don't really care anymore. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, and drinks water, but is still fat. Maybe I should try saltwater. More...

Obituaries

JAMES W. MATTHEWS

James W. Matthews, age 89, of Bainbridge passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018.  More...

MARVIN DILLARD BLEVINS

Marvin Dillard Blevins, 80, of Brinson passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  More...

GRIER HADDOCK TINER

Mrs. Grier Haddock Tiner, age 76, of Damascus died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her residence.  More...

The Big Bucks Are Moving

The big bucks are moving! Cindy Williams, of Colquitt recently killed this 19 point buck. The huge buck would make any hunter go “buck crazy,” and I’m sure Cindy was not an execption. More...

Christmas Parade, Movie, and Street Dance Friday

On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Colquitt/Miller Chamber of Commerce along with the Colquitt- Miller Arts Council and Two Georgia’s Health Initiative and Shape- Up Miller will sponsor a Christmas Parade, a movie and a street dance.  More...

Religion

‘Hot Potatoes Don’t Come From a Cold Oven!’

Inspiration

My wife stays busy doing lots of good things for others — especially for our family. Even though she has plenty on her plate, she always finds time to cook up a wonderful lunch for us almost every Sunday. More...

When your reason for the season isn't Jesus

For years, December 26 was one of my least favorite days of the year.  My feelings had less to do with saying goodbye to the most wonderful season of all and more to do with how I’d lived the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.  More...

Public Safety

MILLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS

SUSPENDED LICENSE  On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Deputy Cobb arrested Bradley Phillips of Colquitt, GA, for driving while his license was suspended/ revoked, and for driving without insurance.  ACCIDENT  More...

Living & Style

Let's go to the Movies

“Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse”

This past Thursday, I was all set to type up a B- review of the fourth weekend of “Instant Family” (a little gaggy at times, otherwise fine) when I stumbled across tickets to a next-day screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Vers More...

The Robot

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.  He decides to test it out at dinner one night.  The father asks his son what he did that afternoon.  The son says, "I did some schoolwork."  The robot slaps the More...

The Catholic School

A father who is very much concerned about his son's bad grades in math decides to register him at a Catholic school.  After his first term there, the son brings home his report card: He's getting "A"s in math. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

'As You See It' column to start, maybe!

OK, so we've had it before and had to pull it.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Remembering the Old Days: Nothing Stays the Same

Sitting here at my computer, I can’t believe that it’s been two years since my first column was printed in the good old Miller County Liberal. My, time has flown by. So has the age of the body parts doing the writing.  More...