2008-01-02

Colombian hostage break-through closer



A CNN report Wednesday, December 26, indicated that a number of hostages now held by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) have a good chance of being released if negotiations continue as they are going. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez threatened to sever trade relations with Columbia last month to the tune of $5 billion in trade, due to disagreements with […]

The first “Spirit of Christmas” Queens



The first annual “Miss Spirit of Christmas” Pageant was held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Miller County High School Auditorium. This was a fundraiser pageant for the Secret Santa Program through Miller County DFCS. Thank you to all contestants, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to the successful event. Because of the pageant and other generous donations from community […]

Colquitt makes the BingeBucks list



With the Atlanta Journal- Constitution not being available in Colquitt anymore except by mail, this newspaper had over 10 copies of the December 23 edition of the Constitution to show the front page. According to the article by Andrea Jones and Megan Clarke, BINGEBUCKS, was an analysis of more than four million transactions on government purchasing cards in the past […]

New city councilman and mayor sworn in



The City of Colquitt held the swearing in of its mayor and city councilman on Thursday, December 20th at the annual Christmas dinner for the city employees. City attorney Ronnie Rentz gave the oath of officeto mayor elect Jerry Chapman and newly elected city councilman, Carlos Williams. These two elected officials will serve the citizens of the City of Colquitt […]

A look back at 2007



As the year 2008 begins, the news of 2007 is now history. To recap last year, here is summary of the articles found in the Miller County Liberal. This final glimpse of 2007 will appear in four installments, covering three months in each segment. APRIL The City of Colquitt in conjunction with the Georgia Municipal Association recently sponsored an essay […]

New Year’s Resolution

Is this a better time to commit to change than any other?

I love lists. All kinds of lists. Lists of the best movies of all time, lists of the top college quarterbacks in history, lists of Olympic record holders, you name it. From a variety of Internet sources, I’ve gleaned the following list of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions, and I wanted to share it with you. Really, there are […]

Colquitt Garden Club names Christmas decoration winners



Each year the Colquitt Garden Club sponsors the Christmas decoration contests. If you live inside the city limits of Colquitt or own a business in the city limits, your home or business can be judged. This is the only criteria you have to have to be able to qualify to win one of these awards. Each year the judges and […]

Eighty year old woman marries for the 4th time



The local news station was interviewing an 80 year old lady because she had just gotten married again for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation. ‘He’s a funeral director,’ she answered. ‘Interesting,’ the newsman thought. He then […]

Donations made to the Spring Creek Watershed Partnership



The Spring Creek Watershed Partnership promotes water quality protection and improvement through education and the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs). The program is supported through both federal grant funds and non-federal matching funds. The federal funds come from a 319(h) grant through the EPA and are administered by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Federal funding makes up 60% […]

Nursing Home residents welcome Garden Club members



On December 19, the Miller Nursing Home residents and staff warmly received the Colquitt Garden Club Nursing Home Christmas Home Project, chaired by Laura Bryan. Handcrafted Christmas flavors with sugarfree candy canes were delivered to each resident’s room by Jane Merritt, Dorothy Milliner, Iva Tabb, Linda Atterson, and Linda’s granddaughter, Katie Mosko of Ocalo, Florida. Other Garden Club members assisting […]