July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Community

A word from the candidates

To better acquaint the citizens of Colquitt and Miller County with the candidates, the Miller County Liberal offered all candidates the opportunity to answer two questions pertaining to the office they are seeking. The following candidates participated in

Rodney Bryan Board of Education District 1 Q. Why did you decide to run for Board of Education? A. It was not an easy decision to make. I have been thinking about running for some time. More...

Library News

Catch the Reading Bug at Your Library! Beat the heat! Join us as the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System presents stories, fun, and more at your library! Ms. Taryn and Ms. More...

Blankenships celebrate 30 years of marriage

Kenn and Barbara Blankenship celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at Emerald Lake last week. On June 29, 1978, they were married in their home with friends and family attending. More...

Two new murals to be painted

Colquitt is known for its talented people who tell stories, sing and act. It is also known for its murals, "public art." In October 2010, Colquitt will be hosting the Global Mural Arts and Cultural Tourism Conference. More...

- Signs of the times -

On a Restroom Door TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT In a London department store: More...

Janisse Ray on Nature

When I start to bake a cake, I no longer ignore the recipes that call for half a dozen eggs. Eggs are a dime a dozen in our household because we have - joy of joys - our own chickens. In fact, we have 45 of them. More...

Drafting guys over 65

I'm over 65, and the Armed Forces say I'm too old to track down terrorists. (You can't be older than 35 to join the military.) They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. More...

School telephone answering machine

This is hilarious - no wonder some people were offended! This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School California staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine. More...

We celebrate the Fourth by-

We celebrate the Fourth by… Organizing festivals and concerts and cookoffs Creating crowds by the hundreds and thousands Holding hot-dog eating contests Spitting watermelon seeds the fartherest Shooting off fireworks (and our mouths) i More...

Proctor pulls fiscal rabbit out of hat

FAIRMONT, NC - Town Manager Blake Proctor pulled a fiscal rabbit out of the hat Tuesday, telling board members that, despite soaring energy costs, he is proposing a balanced budget with no tax or fee hikes while giving town employees a cost-of-liv More...

One injured in one vehicle accident

A one vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Lindsey M. Stephens of Cooktown Road was traveling east on Bellview Road in a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup. More...

Miss SWGA Peanut Pageant held

The Miss SWGA Peanut Pageant was held on April 26 at the Whigham School Auditorium. Winners were (front row) Elaina Phillips, Tiny Miss; Annaleigh Cook, Little Miss; (middle row) Sydney Lee, Jr. More...

Illegals deported from the South

More than 14,000 illegal immigrants have been deported from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina in the last eight months, according to records of the federal immigration office. More...

Dark and best kept secrets about our Social Security

Many years ago in Seattle, two wonderful neighbors, Elliott and Patty Roosevelt came to my home to swim on a regular basis. They were a great couple, full of laughter and stories that today I continue to marvel at. More...

Free Watermelons given away

Last Thursday morning if you were coming through Colquitt by way of the courthouse square, you may have just gotten a free watermelon. - Signs Over 300 were given away. More...

***Eagle Story***

Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998, with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery; it was broken in four places. She's my baby. More...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye.. And yes, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes. A toma- to has four chambers and is red. More...

Early County Traffic Alert: Georgia DOT Announces Detour on U.S. 27 SR 1

BLAKELY - Georgia DOT announces that a traffic shift and detour on US27/SR- 1Business and a traffic shift on US27/SR1 bypass just south of Blakely is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, weather permitting. More...

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Wednesday night, shortly before 8 p.m., GSP was led on a short chase through Bainbridge that ended with a crash. Trooper 1st Class J.F. More...

Wild Adventure ticket winner

The Miller County Liberal and Wild Adventures ticket winner for the month of June is Kelly Smith (center front). Shown with Kelly are her sisters (back row, L-R), Kayla, Kristen, and Kimberly Smith. You could be a winner, too. More...

What happened to the 56 men?

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence ? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. More...

Back to School section next week - - - - - - - - - -

With school starting back in less than three weeks, we will be printing our annual back to school section in next week's edition of the Miller County Liberal. More...