MOULTRIE — Students in Colquitt County High School’s metals technology program recently experienced virtual welding with a Lincoln Electric Virtual Welding Machine. Owned by the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Fla., the machine measures the student’s ability to stay within specific parameters needed to perform a quality weld, according to a press release from CCHS. Using this type of training, an instructor can tell if a student is ready to move on to the welding booth to begin live welding. It is an ideal piece of equipment to train students on, the CCHS release said, but it is a costly one. The cost of the machine is $70,000 and the helmet $10,000. Jacob Flanagan, Tulsa Welding representative, taught the class. Instructor of the Colquitt County High metals program is Tim Hobbs.
- Local News
Two fatal wrecks
A summer of road tragedies continued this week with a Berlin motorist dying Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision in Thomas County and a Hartsfield man killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on Wednesday morning.
- And the winner is …
Expo Field Day takes flight
Tractor-pulled trams won’t be the fastest form of transportation farmers see in the fields on Thursday during the annual field day in Moultrie as airplanes will be featured for the first time.
Study shows YMCA after-school students show improvement
Cox Elementary students who participated in the 2013-2014 Moultrie YMCA afterschool program showed significant improvement in math and reading grades, according to an evaluation submitted to the Georgia Department of Education and the Colquitt County Board of Education.
Woman argues with houseguest
A Moultrie woman’s effort last week to be a good Samaritan had an unhappy ending when a man she allowed to stay in her apartment stole her television and assaulted her.
Original jewelry for sale to help Amy Putnam battle cancer
Ava Joyner will be selling original jewelry this weekend to benefit her sister-in-law, Amy Putnam.
Putnam, a teacher at Willie J. Williams Middle School, is battling breast cancer.
Man hurt in July 4 gunplay
A Moultrie man was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand following an apparent shootout Friday night in the parking lot of a bar.
- Expo to hold Field Day on Thursday
"Jumpin' for Juliette": Church raising money for sick child
A Helen, Ga., girl with lots of Moultrie ties is struggling with three serious illnesses and needs a bone marrow transplant.
Butterflies to replace balloons at MADD event
The South Georgia Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will release butterflies Saturday in memory of the victims of drunk drivers.
- More Local News Headlines
- Two fatal wrecks