VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Exchange Club recently presented its 'Proudly We Hail' Award to RegionsBank in memory of the late Jeffrey Smith. Smith, a Colquitt County native, died July 12, 2011. The award was received by, from left, Smith's sister, Dawn Smith Blanton of Moultrie; his mother, Carolyn Voyles of Moultrie; his former co-worker and Exchange Club member Brittny Hammock; and RegionsBank employees Donna Daugherty and Sarah Wickstrom. It was presented by Exchange Club President Donnie Smith, right.
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3-year-old left in hot van while mom in labor
Two women were arrested Tuesday after hospital security personnel rescued a profusely sweating 3-year-old girl from a van in which she had been left late that morning while the toddler’s mother was in labor.
Colquitt County Schools receiving 2 literacy grants
Colquitt County’s earliest learners will soon benefit from additional funding awarded to the Colquitt County School System.
Debit card information stolen
Law enforcement agencies received reports Tuesday of three instances of unauthorized use of debit card information, with victims reporting thefts totaling more than $375.
Runoff likely in school superintendent race
Could a South Georgian be the next state school superintendent?
We still don’t know.
Pamela Simmons to speak at Women's Day
The Lewis Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 900 Ninth Ave. N.W., under the leadership of Superintendent J. S. Lewis, will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m. The theme is “Women Who Will Praise God in the Midst of Trouble.”
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Anderson, Nagy win District 5 races
In the only contested local races on Colquitt County’s ballot on Tuesday incumbent Colquitt County School Board member Patricia Anderson pulled out a narrow win and ROTC instructor Paul Nagy took the Republican nomination in the Colquitt County Commission race.
Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
Beadles wrapping up $2.6M upgrade this week
A $2.6 million project at Beadles Lumber Company in Moultrie has taken the least modern part of its process and brought it in line with 21st-century operations, Chairman and CEO Victor Beadles said Monday.
2 hurt in accident; their conditions are unknown
A man and woman were hospitalized Saturday after their car hit a sign in front of a Colquitt County elementary school.
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