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As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it's working properly, it's easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Sterling, GA, is for your family.

At Liberty Heating & Air, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That's just not the way we do business.

When you choose Liberty Heating & Air, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.

We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Sterling, GA.

Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Sterling, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

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Why Choose Liberty Heating & Air?

We get it - there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.

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Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Air over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

We're authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.

Fair Pricing

Fair Pricing

We understand that money doesn't just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Air, you'll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Sterling, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Year-Round Discounts

Year-Round Discounts

With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Sterling has one of Georgia's largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It's our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.

Emergency Service

Emergency Service

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Sterling, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing:

When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.

Air Conditioning Repair in Sterling, GA

Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn't just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Air is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There's no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven't seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.

We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We're authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn't matter what A/C unit brand you have - our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.

Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Sterling and the surrounding area:

  • Electrical repair
  • Compressor Repair
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Refrigerant Recharges
  • Replace Blower Motor
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Common Signs That
You Need AC Repair in
Sterling, GA

Once springtime rolls around, it's very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Air, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.

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Loud-Unusual-Noises
Loud, Unusual Noises

Don't be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night - these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won't work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.

Strong-Odors
Strong Odors

If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what's going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.

Refrigerant or Water Leaks
Refrigerant or Water Leaks

Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it's hot outside. It's common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it's time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.

Heater Repair in
Sterling, GA

South Georgia isn't known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure - wintertime in Sterling can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home's furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home's heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it's important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Air a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.

Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:

  • No Heat
  • Thermostat Malfunction
  • Heat Pump Replacement
  • Ignition and Pilot Problems
  • Noisy Heater
  • Emergency Services
  • Much More!
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Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Sterling, GA

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Today's heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Air, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don't need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.

As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:

Expensive Heating Bill

You're probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Sterling. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year's bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.

Uneven Heating
Uneven-Heating

Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.

Unhealthy Air Quality
Unhealthy Air Quality

If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn't working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven't changed your home's air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it's time to call Liberty Heating & Air.

New AC Installation
in Sterling, GA

You and your family depend on your home's A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times - like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.

As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer - two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry - we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.

Curious when it might be time for a new A/C system?

Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

Dusty Furniture

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If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn't experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.

High Humidity

 HVAC Repair Services Sterling, GA

If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there's a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner's job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth - and that's just the start.

Frequent Repairs

 HVAC Services Sterling, GA

When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.

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Coastal Georgia shores up beach conservation for shorebirds impacted by climate change

Georgia's coast draws in tourists year-round, but some of the state beaches' biggest fans are the migrating shorebirds that make Georgia their go-to rest stop each year.Scientists and advocates argue that keeping Georgia's beaches preserved and in good shape is key to maintaining shorebird populations and ensuring their health for the future in the face of climate change.Far-flung travelers visit the Hostess CityRay Chandler, an ornithologist and professor of biology at Georgia Southern University, has b...

Georgia's coast draws in tourists year-round, but some of the state beaches' biggest fans are the migrating shorebirds that make Georgia their go-to rest stop each year.

Scientists and advocates argue that keeping Georgia's beaches preserved and in good shape is key to maintaining shorebird populations and ensuring their health for the future in the face of climate change.

Far-flung travelers visit the Hostess City

Ray Chandler, an ornithologist and professor of biology at Georgia Southern University, has been researching a few of these travelers with his students on Cumberland Island. He works most closely with two types of shorebirds: the Wilson's plover and the piping plover.

The two birds show different sides of how migrating shorebirds utilize Cumberland and other beaches along the Georgia coast. Chandler said the piping plover is a winter resident hailing from the Northeast and Great Lakes region, but can be seen really from July through April, spending a large swathe of their year on the coast. On the other hand, the Wilson's plover breeds in Georgia during the summer on the less disturbed barrier islands.

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"Georgia has done a pretty good job of protecting barrier islands, so we have a lot of coastal beaches and therefore good habitat for those birds," Chandler said.

Undisturbed beaches, meaning those without development or too much human and pet activities, and their adjoining mudflats are prime shorebird territory. After flying hundreds to thousands of miles, they use the beaches and mudflats to find food like small ocean invertebrates and lay their nests on the sandy shores.

To see where birds have migrated through coastal Georgia, visit the National Audubon Society's interactive Bird Migration Explorer.

Climate change squeezes habitats

Like most wildlife, the most immediate threats to shorebirds include habitat loss, beach development and habitat degradation — meaning the space is less useful or bird-friendly due to human use, pollution or dogs.

But on a larger level, Chandler said climate change is also a real threat to shorebirds in the long run. Sea-level rise and increasingly common flooding are changing the landscape of the coastal areas that shorebirds depend on, disrupting how and where they get their food as well as causing beach erosion. Beyond that, Chandler said that sea-level rise and flooding can be devastating for breeding.

It doesn't take much to wash away a shorebird nest. Many of these birds don't build the intricate woven baskets we are used to seeing in trees. Instead, Chandler's shorebirds tend to take a minimalist approach: a little indentation in the sand, and maybe a couple of sticks added that do more for vibe than they do structure.

On Cumberland, Chandler and his students looked at nesting success and found that on this high-quality beach territory, plovers were holding their own against some of the regular threats. It's not common to lose eggs: Shorebirds, like other beach-nesting creatures, are used to dangers like flooding and predators snacking on their offspring and surprisingly re-nest in the same locations despite repeated failures.

"But the key is if those floods begin to become more regular, then you lose nesting attempts more often," Chandler said. "That's when it starts to become an issue."

Keeping undisturbed beach fronts as hospitable as possible for the birds is important, Chandler said. They undertake long, energetically demanding migrations and when they arrive they have young to feed, cold winter days to endure and must rest up for the next leg of their journeys.

For him, stopping the decline is important not only ecologically, but economically for tourism: "These are amazing, fascinating creatures with incredible life cycles, mind-boggling migrations." Chandler said. "They're attractive. They're interesting. They're fun to watch. They're just valuable fellow travelers, and it just doesn't make sense to not have them around in our world."

Conservation efforts in the works

Conserving Georgia's beaches is a complex task that the coast has innumerable groups working on. But Manomet, a nonprofit finding scientific solutions to improve ecosystem health and human communities, has been focusing on shorebirds specifically since 2018 with its Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative.

Abby Sterling, the initiative's director, said that Georgia's coast supports up to 400,000 shorebirds each year, an internationally recognized landscape for its importance in the hemisphere-crossing journeys the birds make. To understand the interaction between Georgia's coasts and shorebirds, Sterling said Manomet is helping shore up cooperation with groups like the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to help with monitoring and research efforts.

One of the ways Sterling said Manomet is working to help shorebirds is by focusing its efforts on alleviating recreational disturbance. With areas that get lots of human visitors, Sterling said her organization is working on education and outreach with communities to raise awareness about what areas are important for shorebirds during different times of year depending on migration cycles and the birds' needs.

"With increased sea level, increased storm events and unprecedented high tides that we've been seeing more and more of, shorebird habitat is frequently lost or inundated," Sterling said. Given these challenges, she said reducing other obstacles is key, and since Georgia already has significant undeveloped and quality shorelines the state is positioned to tackle that challenge.

To get involved in Manomet's stewardship or outreach projects, contact Abby Sterling at asterling@manomet.org.

Marisa Mecke is an environmental journalist. She can be reached by phone at (912) 328-4411 or at mmecke@gannett.com.

EPD investigating cause of local fish kill

Brandi Renee Lane’s stomach turned last Thursday when she and her son Gunner approached the canal in Sterling they frequent for a quiet afternoon in the shade and a little fishing.Instead of the normally serene setting of softly flowing freshwater, they found a canal filled with what more closely resembled chocolate milk that contained floating, dead fish. Workers were nearby who she said appeared to be connected somehow to the situation, but they wouldn’t talk to her about their activities, she said.Lane learned la...

Brandi Renee Lane’s stomach turned last Thursday when she and her son Gunner approached the canal in Sterling they frequent for a quiet afternoon in the shade and a little fishing.

Instead of the normally serene setting of softly flowing freshwater, they found a canal filled with what more closely resembled chocolate milk that contained floating, dead fish. Workers were nearby who she said appeared to be connected somehow to the situation, but they wouldn’t talk to her about their activities, she said.

Lane learned later, after a call to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and local environmental groups, that chemicals, specifically copper carbonate, had been released into the canal by a nearby industrial operation.

“He loves to fish,” Lane said of Gunner, 2 1/2, who sat on her knee looking down at their fishing hole, a deep spot in the canal formed by the water flowing out of a culvert that runs under train tracks. “This is our happy place. We love to come out here and fish, watch the trains, and just enjoy being outside. This is heartbreaking.”

Her call to local environmental groups prompted the response of three organizations who are working together to monitor cleanup activities and ensure the canal is restored as best as possible to its previous state.

“It still looks like a chocolate milk pool,” said Maggie VanCantfort, Watershed Specialist Confluence to Coast for Altamaha Riverkeeper.

She worked on Tuesday alongside a dammed portion of the canal that runs for a stretch along Chris Road in Sterling with Satilla Riverkeeper Chris Bertrand, Trish DuBose, Satilla Riverkeeper’s water quality coordinator, and Rachael Thompson, executive director for Glynn Environmental Coalition, to collect samples of each species of fish they could find, one dead rooster in the canal, and to sample water.

Copper carbonate is particularly harmful to fish and invertebrates, DuBose said. Lane said she counted 140 dead fish in a short stretch of the canal. VanCantfort, Bertrand, DuBose, and Thompson believe there are many more than that.

Beyond the immediate concerns held by the environmentalists of the fish kill and contaminated water, many nearby residents, like Lane, use a well for their potable water. Some of the residents have property adjacent to the canal, increasing the risk for contaminated water intrusion, they say.

The dammed portion, about 200 yards worth, was created to contain the chemicals by an environmental cleanup crew from HEPACO in Jacksonville. Pumps were used to move cleaner water from upstream of the contaminated area and move it through pump lines to below the dammed area.

Other pumps were being used to drain chemical laden water out of the area that has been dammed. Soil testing is set to commence once area is drained, workers on scene said.

The EPD did not identify in an email on Tuesday a specific industrial operation from where the chemicals came, but did say they believe a water pipe broke, pouring water over wood preserving chemicals, carrying them into the canal.

“The spill is currently being investigated with a fish kill report and lab sample results forthcoming,” said Sara Lips, director of communications and community engagement for the Georgia EPD. “Contractors have been at the site since 12/27 working on remediation and EPD Emergency Response has also been on site in that time.”

Lips confirmed the chemical release of low concentration — less than 1% solution — of copper carbonate that was reported to the division prior to the environmental response.

The investigation is ongoing, Lips said, and the EPD will consider whether punitive action is warranted when it is complete.

The Riverkeeper organizations and Glynn Environmental Coalition believe after discussions with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that the chemical release was the result of a pipe that burst at nearby Sunbelt Forest Products during the frigid holiday cold snap.

Sunbelt Forest Products did not return phone messages left by The News on Tuesday.

Georgia Tech WR transfer Ryan King commits to ECU

East Carolina has picked up a wide receiver transfer in the form of former Georgia Tech wide out Ryan King, the rising junior announced on Sunday. King officially visited ECU earlier in the week, leading to his pledge. The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder was primarily a reserve receiver and special teams contributor with the Yellow Jackets. He's appeared in 22 games the last two seasons, making five catches for 45 yards. King has two years of eligibili...

East Carolina has picked up a wide receiver transfer in the form of former Georgia Tech wide out Ryan King, the rising junior announced on Sunday. King officially visited ECU earlier in the week, leading to his pledge. The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder was primarily a reserve receiver and special teams contributor with the Yellow Jackets. He's appeared in 22 games the last two seasons, making five catches for 45 yards. King has two years of eligibility remaining.

King has played 212 offensive snaps during his Georgia Tech career, including a career-high 150 this past season. He was targeted 12 times this past season, making four catches with no dropped passes. He posted a solid 66.2 run blocking grade. His best offensive performance came in the win over Duke when he caught three passes for 25 yards. King played 154 special teams snaps for the Yellow Jackets in 2021, and 22 more in 2022 as his role increased on offense.

A native of Loganville, Ga., King is a product of powerhouse Grayson High School. King was tabbed as the No. 73-ranked wide receiver in the nation and the No. 43-ranked player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports. He averaged 17.3 yards per reception and caught nine touchdown passes while helping lead Grayson to a 21-5 record over final two prep seasons. King was rated .8830 by the 247Sports Composite. He was offered by Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt out of high school.

Once he hit the portal, King heard from UNLV, NC State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and Arkansas State. He visited NC State in December.

The Pirates were expected to land at least one outside receiver in the portal, and preferably two, after the loss of 1,000-yard wide receivers C.J. Johnson (declared for NFL Draft and Isaiah Winstead (graduation). King certainly has much to prove as he arrives at ECU, but with a wide open depth chart at receiver, the tall wide receiver will certainly have his chance to make an impact immediately.

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In addition to hosting King for a visit this past week, ECU also welcomed North Carolina A&T transfer Sterling Berkhalter. Berkhalter also visited Cincinnati and Nebraska this weekend.

King was a computer science major at Georgia Tech. He's expected to enroll at East Carolina this spring.

10 Iconic Disney Roles Voiced By Sterling Holloway

Sterling Price Holloway Jr. was one of the most prolific actors of the early 20th century. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before moving to Hollywood in 1926. There, he jumped between bit roles, before finding a long and prosperous career at the Walt Disney Corporation.Holloway's soft, childlike, and friendly voice is one of Disney'...

Sterling Price Holloway Jr. was one of the most prolific actors of the early 20th century. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before moving to Hollywood in 1926. There, he jumped between bit roles, before finding a long and prosperous career at the Walt Disney Corporation.

Holloway's soft, childlike, and friendly voice is one of Disney's most recognizable. His range and talent as a performer allowed him to fit into many different roles from silly to sinister. In 1991, he became the first voice actor to be recognized as a Disney Legend for his many contributions to the company.

The Stork - 'Dumbo' (1941)

Walt Disney considered Holloway as the voice Sleepy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but gave the role to Pinto Colvig. Holloway's first appearance in Disney would come four years later when Disney needed extra money to fund Bambi. He would bring to life the stork who delivered to the circus elephant, Miss Jumbo, her baby.

Though a small role in the film, Holloway didn't disappoint. His soothing and compassionate voice fits perfectly with someone whose job it is to deliver joy to new mothers. It also offers moments of comedy when he politely insists on fulfilling all of his required duties before Miss Jumbo can unwrap her new son.

Flower - 'Bambi' (1942)

When a young Bambi (Bobby Stewart) and Thumper (Peter Behn) are playing in a field of flowers, they happen upon a young skunk who quickly becomes their friend. Bambi, still learning to talk, calls him a pretty flower, and the name sticks. He would be the heart of the trio, blushing and swooning after a single compliment.

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Holloway voices the adult version of Flower, while his younger selves were voiced by Stan Alexander and Tim Davis. His voice is a perfect fit for the bashful skunk and makes it sound like age has only made him kinder. This culminates at the end of the film when it's revealed he named his son Bambi after his friend.

Professor Holloway - 'The Three Caballeros' (1944)

To improve relationships with Mexico and Latin America, Disney was commissioned by the American Government to create cartoons showcasing their culture. After Saludos Amigos detailed a trip by the Disney animators to South America, The Three Caballeros saw Donald Duck (Clarence Nash) opening a series of birthday presents that educate him. One of these is a film projector that plays a short about a penguin, Pablo, who is desperate to keep warm.

Holloway voices the unseen professor that narrates Pablo's journey to the Galápagos Island and all the South American landmarks he passes. Despite having no on-screen presence, his voice sells the professor as an intelligent and friendly fellow. There are a number of quips and jokes about Pablo's situation, which makes the educational segments more fun for young audiences.

Narrator: Peter and the Wolf - 'Make Mine Music' (1946)

In 1940, Disney released Fantasia, an ambitious project that involved taking classical music and mixing it with masterful animation. Unfortunately, the overseas market was closed due to the Second World War, so the film didn't make enough money to justify its cost. Disney would revisit the concept with contemporary music and segments with voice acting and narration in Make Mine Music and Melody Time.

For their segment on Peter and the Wolf, Disney chose Holloway to serve as the narrator and voice of all the characters. His delivery is perfect for every emotional beat and matches what the characters are feeling. It's as integral to the short as the animation and helps it stand out against the other segments of Make Mine Music.

The Cheshire Cat - 'Alice in Wonderland' (1951)

Holloway first appeared in an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's abstract classic in Paramount Picture's 1933 film directed by Norman Z. McLeod. There, he played the frog footman who stands outside the door to the Duchess' abode. When Disney did their animated adaptation, the Duchess was cut, so he instead got to play the chaotic Cheshire Cat.

Holloway's normally innocent voice takes on a more unsettling tone with the Cheshire Cat, especially when he laughs. This helps to sell him as an impossible-to-predict trickster who seems to care about what makes him happiest at the moment. Combined with his stellar animation and ability to phase in and out of reality, you have easily one of cinema's most memorable felines.

Amos - 'Ben and Me' (1953)

Born to a poor family of church mice in 18th century America, Amos decides to set out on his own to provide for them. His quest for work brings him in contact with Benjamin Franklin, and the two work together to get Franklin's newspaper off the ground. As Franklin becomes more distinguished, Amos works hard behind the scenes to come up with the keys to his success.

Amos offers a chance for Holloway to expand his emotional range from friendly to frustration and even anger. When he gets frustrated over Franklin's treatment of him, it feels genuine, especially because Holloway is so well-known for his kindness. It helps make the character feel more human despite being a cartoon mouse and sells his relationship with Franklin as a believable one.

Kaa - 'The Jungle Book' (1967)

As the panther, Bagheera (Sebastian Cabot), tries to lead Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman) to the nearby Man Village, he warns the man cub to be wary of the jungle's dangers. One of these is Kaa, a python of incredible length and in possession of hypnotic eyes. Always on the lookout for his next meal, he decides that Mowgli fits the bill.

Holloway's voice is perfect for a snake. By speaking softly, he plays Kaa as sinister and manipulative, especially when he tricks Mowgli into thinking they could be friends through his hypnotic song, "Trust in Me". He also capitalizes on subtle noises, such as drawing out his hisses or smacking his lips, which make the character feel more alive.

Roquefort - 'The Aristocats' (1970)

While mice are normally timid creatures, that isn't the case for the one who lives in the mansion of Madame Bonfamille (Hermione Baddeley). Called Roquefort, he is a kind and affectionate soul who happily breaks bread with cats and horses. When he learns that Bonfamille's cats have been kidnaped by her butler, Edgar (Roddy Maude-Roxby), Roquefort does what he can to see them saved.

Despite his size, Roquefort's kindness and willingness to put himself in harm's way for his friends make him one of Holloway's most endearing performances. He's also able to get a few moments of comedy, such as momentarily silences everyone in the film's climax. Holloway's delivery during the moment is of special note, as it's probably the angriest he's sounded in any Disney performance.

Nessie - 'Man, Monsters, and Mysteries' (1974)

Sebastian Cabot narrates a documentary exploring how monsters captivate human imagination. He takes audiences to Loch Ness in Scottland to get an interview with one of the most famous monsters, Nessie. Though Cabot tries to get a scientific explanation, Nessie is perfectly content with vaguely explaining his origins.

Holloway's voice had changed by now, but his deeper, slightly more raspy sound fits the character well. He sounds tired, but still full of life and able to find fun in the smallest of things, which is perfect for a monster intentionally keeping its mystery alive and well. It also compliments Nessie's design, which is intentionally cartoonish to capture how a child might view a monster.

Winnie the Pooh - 'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' (1977)

Disney's adaptation of A. A. Milne's classic stories began in 1966 with Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Its success saw two more shorts would be produced in 1968 and 1974, and all three combined into a feature film with new animation in 1977. Here, Holloway would bring to life a bear with very little brains.

While modern voice acting legend Jim Cummings has voiced Pooh longer than Holloway, beginning in 1988, the original performance is hard to top. Holloway perfectly captures Pooh's innocence through child-like honesty and excitement at the most minute things. Yet when the film gets more emotional, such as the ending with Christopher Robin talking to Pooh about the future, Holloway doesn't shy away from the appropriate amount of seriousness.

ESPN gives Georgia football high praise for how it handled the transfer portal

The first transfer portal window officially closed on Wednesday, as it was the final day for players to enter the transfer portal until it reopens on May 1.Georgia saw plenty of action in the transfer portal, with 10 players departing the program. The most notable departure was wide receiver AD Mitchell, who entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.But unlike the last offseason, Georgia didn’t hesitate to use the portal to address some of its issues. Georgia signed three players out of the transfer portal. It brought in w...

The first transfer portal window officially closed on Wednesday, as it was the final day for players to enter the transfer portal until it reopens on May 1.

Georgia saw plenty of action in the transfer portal, with 10 players departing the program. The most notable departure was wide receiver AD Mitchell, who entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.

But unlike the last offseason, Georgia didn’t hesitate to use the portal to address some of its issues. Georgia signed three players out of the transfer portal. It brought in wide receivers Dominic Lovett and RaRa Thoms, along with defensive back Smoke Bouie.

ESPN raved about the additions of Lovett and Thomas, helping bolster an already strong wide receiver room.

“The Dawgs stayed within the SEC confines to get two of the best receivers in the portal: Mississippi State’s Rara Thomas and Missouri’s Dominic Lovett,” ESPN’s Chris Low wrote. “Between them, they combined for 100 catches, 1,472 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season. With Ladd McConkey electing to return for another season, Georgia should be stacked at receiver.”

ESPN’s Craig Haubert echoed those sentiments in a separate ESPN article that praised Georgia for how it went about addressing its needs in the transfer portal.

“The Bulldogs have been an excellent example of recruiting at a high level,” Haubert wrote. “With a second straight national title under their belt, they have added just a few key pieces to further strengthen and deepen their roster at the receiver position. “Those two, with the return of the highly productive Ladd McConkey and TE Brock Bowers, will make the transition from Stetson Bennett to a new QB a little easier.”

ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren gave Georgia a B+ grade for its usage of the transfer portal this offseason. That is higher than fellow elites Ohio State and Alabama, though not quite the sterling A grades Michigan and Florida State received.

Georgia is very bullish on what Thomas and Lovett can bring to the wide receiver room. Georgia did also see Dominick Blaylock enter the transfer portal, while Kearis Jackson declared for the NFL draft.

With all three incoming players having SEC experience — Thomas comes from Mississippi State, Lovett from Missouri and Bouie played at Texas A&M — there’s a great confidence in what Georgia is bringing in.

Georgia players and coaches are fond of saying that Georgia isn’t for everybody, so having some SEC experience should help give the incoming players some idea of what comes next.

“You really like the people that they are. They’re phenomenal people,” Georgia wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon said of Lovett and Thomas. “They’ve done well and made plays and everything else in our conference playing against the same competition that we’re playing against. You know you can always judge what they’re doing vs. the level of competition that they’re going up against.”

In addition to the three transfers, Georgia currently has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class. The Bulldogs have signed 25 recruits to this point and still have the ability to add to the class with National Signing Day taking place on Feb. 1. Many of those recruits have already enrolled at Georgia, with several helping the team during its bowl prep.

Georgia did have double-digit players leave for the NFL, so the Bulldogs will have plenty of holes to fill as they aim to win their third consecutive national championship.

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