2011-05-11

You never know what you may see on the way through Colquitt



When you drive by the Miller County Liberal, you never know what you might see. It could be a large rattler, a trophy deer, a wild hog or a log. In this case, last Monday, May 2, 2011, Steve Cross stopped by the Liberal offices to show the editor a piece of history, the ax-cut butt section of an 800+ […]

Ex-con kills three in Iron City



Iron City – From several news reports, it was disclosed that a gunman shot and killed three people in Iron City, Saturday evening, May 7. The shootings occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Seminole County Sheriff Heath Elliott has confirmed three people died in the triple shooting. The sheriff stated a store video showed that the three victims were in their […]

Semi burns in resident’s front yard



A large semi tractor-trailer overturned on the Phillipsburg Road, just past the intersection of Cox Road, Saturday night, May 7, at approximately 11:15 p.m. The Miller/Baker E911 dispatched law enforcement, fire and rescue and ambulance service when a report of an overturned truck came in on Phillipsburg Road with the tractor burning. The accident occurred when the driver, Kenneth Jerom […]

New Mayor in town



When you were a little kid, did your parents ever ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? You probably wanted to be an engineer or a rock star, but in my case it’s a mayor. A mayor is the official head of a city’s government. As mayor, I would sign a proclamation to honor specific citizens, […]

National Day of Prayer observed here



With prayer and song, more than three dozen people gathered at noon Thursday, May 5, on the northwest corner of the Colquitt square outside the Miller County Courthouse to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The people prayed for the churches, schools, families, the military, businesses and even the media, bowing their heads and closing their eyes, sharing their prayers […]

More Fun at Colquitt’s Second Saturday Market Days



It’s always fun to be in Colquitt, but this coming Saturday will be fun for all ages. This is the third Second Saturday Market Days event, and they just keep getting better. The event started two months ago and continues to grow. Everyone is looking for a bargain and a good time. May Market Days will be Kids’ Day. There […]

Delta Kappa Gamma Phi members attend convention



The Delta Kappa Gamma Psi State Georgia Convention was held at Lake Blackshear recently. During a beautiful banquet ceremony, Jo Davis, 2009-2011 Psi State President, turned the president’s gavel over to Peggy Mc- Call. Also attending from Alpha Omicron were chapter president, Jo Mock, and members, Debra Jones, Janie Smallwood, Dot Nickoley, Jo Davis, Sandra East, Suzanne Wells, Dottie Chandler, […]

GA State Patrol report



State troopers from the Colquitt Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated three traffic crashes during the month of April in Miller County. Sergeant Marc Godby said the traffic crashes resulted in one traffic death. Sgt. Godby said troopers from Post 14 also issued 26 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes no arrests for driving […]

According to how you look at itme



•Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and family values. Bill said, “I didn’t sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?” Larry replied, “I’m not sure, what was her maiden name?” •A little boy went up to his father and asked: “Dad, where did my intelligence come from?” The father replied. “Well, son, you […]

Smoke from Okefenokee in Southwest GA



Residents in the southwestern portion of the state can expect to continue seeing smoke from the Honey Prairie Fire burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Shifting winds are pushing smoke into the southwestern quadrant of the state. Motorists traveling through the area to the east, south and west of the refuge are cautioned to be extra vigilant due to […]