2008-02-27

2008 STAR Students and Teachers named



Tracy Pickle, representative of Ameris Bank in Colquitt, local sponsor of the Miller County STAR program, is pleased to announce that Miller County High School has two STAR Students this year. Deanna Mason and Ashley Spooner achieved the honor of joint recognition for STAR Student. Deanna is the daughter of James G. Mason and Angie Mason. Ashley is the daughter […]

Accident causes one injury



A two vehicle acccident occurred Monday afternoon around 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Fourth and Bush St. The accident occurred when Melissa Perez of Colquitt, driving a 1997 Ford Explorer, was traveling south on Fourth St. Michael Givens, also of Colquitt was traveling north on Fourth St. in a 2000 Mack DM690X concrete truck owned by Yates Concrete of […]

Local politics warming …



In the February 13, edition of the Miller County Liberal, one office holder announced that she would not offer for re-election. Carolyn Worsley, Miller County tax commissioner, stated that she would not offer for another term in the office that she has been elected to for four terms (16 years). Mrs. Worsley stated that after working in public office for […]

Water high and rising



The old saying, “water’s high and rising,” will be heard over much of Miller County and the surrounding area as blessed rains came through Thursday and Friday last week. The above photo of Spring Creek was taken Saturday evening, February 23, 2008. The water was almost up to the parking lot in Spring Creek Park. That is the highest the […]

Grand Jury returns 169 true bills



The February 2008 term of the Superior Court in Miller County convened Monday morning, February 18, with Judge Ronnie Joe Lane presiding. The grand jury returned 169 true bills, nine no bills, and two accusations. A true bill returned in a case by the grand jury does not imply guilt or innocence in a case, but a true bill shows […]

Teen reflects beauty, inside and out



Macy Moulder For at least one young lady in Warner Robins, pretty is as pretty does. Sure, she’s a beauty queen; but Macy Moulder on the inside is just as pretty as what you see on the outside. The 14-year-old daughter of Guy and Rhonda (Wilkin) Moulder was recently crowned Miss Feagin Mill Middle School where she is an eighth […]

District-wide farm credit associations support youth organizations with donations of more than $425,000



BAINBRIDGE, GA- Southwest Georgia Farm Credit supports a variety of youth programs, especially those with agricultural ties, like Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has announced that, along with the 22 other agricultural credit associations (ACAs) in the 15 eastern states which comprise the AgFirst Farm Credit district, they have donated more than $425,000 to […]

Housing survey set for March 1

Volunteers needed

Colquitt, GA – Housing is by far the most important single asset on the household budget”, says Barbara Reddick, a planner at the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center (RDC) and Director of the Southwest Georgia Housing Task Force. “Housing creates jobs and generates tax revenues, something counties in this region desperately need.” Housing is important to families, it’s important to […]

City seeks revitalization



The City of Colquitt is applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to designate an area of the City as a Revitalization Area. The area currently has a number of vacant, dilapidated houses and much overgrowth. Consequently, trash dumps have accumulated here and there, adding to the dilapidation of the area. The City will be applying also for funds […]

Where did we go wrong?



Chief ‘Two Eagles’ was asked by a white government official, “You have observed the white man for 90 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. You’ve seen his progress, and the damage he’s done.” The Chief nodded in agree- ment. The official continued, “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?” The […]