2019-10-09 E-Edition

Two charged in car theft

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m., Colquitt Police officers, along with, Miller County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the area of Phillipsburg Road and Cooktown Road in reference to a single vehicle accident. Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a silver, Ford Edge against a tree with damage. The officers did not observe […]

Miss Colquitt to Compete in National Peanut Festival Pageant

The reigning Miss Colquitt, Bridget Peterson, will represent her hometown of Colquitt in the National Peanut Festival Pageant to be held in Dothan, AL. The pageant is set for Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, at the Dothan Civic Center. There are 38 contestants from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama vying for the prestigious title of Miss National Peanut Festival. […]

Homecoming Queen Crowned


Last Friday night the Miller County Pirate Stadium was rocking with former MCHS students tailgating all around the school. It was great to see so many former students come out and show their support for our school system and students. During half time of the game between Chattahoochee and Miller County, nine lovely young ladies were chosen to represent their […]

You never know


We had just finished getting last week’s Liberals in the stands when the phone rang, “Toole, there is a grown gopher coming right for the front door of the Liberal,” Tony Everson said. We checked the front of the office, the alley, and back of the office, but still did not see the gopher. One fast, big gopher had made […]

Ameris Bank sets to break records to help fight hunger

Ameris Bank aims to donate more than 2 million nonperishable food items to food banks across all of their operating communities throughout the Southeast during its Helping Fight Hunger campaign this October. This milestone would mark nearly 9 million goods collected and donated in total since Ameris started the food drive in 2010, breaking all records set to date. This […]

Dorothy McLendon celebrates 95th birthday

Dorothy McLendon celebrated her 95th birthday with a host of family and friends at Moby Dick Restaurant Thursday, September 26, 2019. Dorothy was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1924. Her sweetness and beauty attracted the attention of a Georgia boy, Cecil McLendon, who was stationed in Wisconsin during WWII. After their marriage, they were blessed with five children, […]

Greene named to Rural Development Council

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has announced two additional members of the House Rural Development Council (RDC). State Representative Gerald Greene (RCuthbert) is appointed as a member, and State Representative Greg Morris (R-Vidalia) is appointed as an ex-officio member. “ Chairman Greene and Chairman Morris are respected leaders in our House who have a deep commitment to the […]

Mature news briefs

•The Akron, Ohio Alliance Fellowship Church hardly had an occasion to use its brand new $3,500 air conditioning unit when it was stolen, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The police were called in to find the perpetrators, but Pastor Gus Brown may be hoping that the thieves will repent and return it, and he posted a notice […]

News Around Us

Blakely – The Blakely Police Department arrested four people including a juvenile with entering an auto this week. Arrested was Ant’wun J. Wade, 17, of Blakely, charged with entering an auto, criminal attempted 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree burglary. Derius K. Echols, 17, of Blakely, was charged with entering an auto, criminal attempted 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree […]