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Five generations of a Colquitt County family recently got together. Front from left are Lacey Holton, Sharon Holton, holding Olivia Holton, and Carl Bledsoe; and, in back, Timothy Holton.

Wow! What a week at your Colquitt County Arts Center. We had 3 very entertaining performances of Jays Jam Session Live and if you missed it you missed a real treat! I am constantly amazed at the talent within our community.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Legacy Village at Park Regency has earned first place in a photography contest highlighting active residents cultivating hydroponic tower gardens at 13 senior living facilities across the Southeast operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Children learn science through Tinker Thinkers, a program held in June at the Moultrie library.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Toddler Story Time with Ms. Erin and Friends at the Moultrie Library. Erin Hunnicutt is the children’s librarian.

TIFTON, Ga. — Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the summer term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the President’s List, the Dean’s List, and the Distinguished Achievement List.

Trees are an integral part of the landscape as they form the walls and ceilings of our sites. They offer psychological, social, environmental, and economic benefits throughout their lifetime. However, trees are not all equally compatible in each planting site or in every climate, thus rubber-stamped projects are not recommended. Tree selection and placement are two very critical points in landscaping.

Here’s a snapshot of classes, workshops and theater productions coming up at your Colquitt County Arts Center.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The final week of United Way Summer Fine Art Camp ended with a bang in an energetic display of cartwheels and dance. The students performed several of their favorite songs from the movie “The Greatest Showman” in an original routine created by their camp leaders, Randi Tapsco…

MOULTRIE, Ga. — New Covenant Church, 776 Highway 319 North, will hold revival at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System presented “Mouseterpiece Theater” at Moultrie’s Main Street Park on July 25. The event was made possible by a grant from the United Way.

ADEL, Ga. — Blaine King and Jason Broker Jr., background, prepare to douse Alexis Bishop and Hailey Broker during Canoe Battleship, held July 28 at Reed Bingham State Park.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Elvis impersonator Jordan Poole prepares for Jay’s Jam Session with a band rehearsal along with other singers. On lead guitar is Stevie Hancock and on keyboard is Gordan Poole.

The genus Magnolia includes about 120 species with many hybrids and cultivated varieties (cultivars) whose flowers are often large with fleshy petals with ovoid-shaped leaves (some are glossy).

Today is the last day of summer vacation, and tomorrow students will return to school. I for one love summertime, but am oh so excited for one of the best seasons of the year: FALL!

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie Service League is well into its annual Charleston Wrap fundraiser to support its mission of bringing art to the children of Colquitt County.

If you missed “Jekyll and Hyde” this weekend you have one last chance today at 2 PM. This is a beautiful show with wonderful music and thanks to a loan of body mics and a sound board from the Withers Auditorium – every cast member can be clearly heard!

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Incoming President Jim Rehberg brings a wealth of business experience as a retired businessman from Florida, and he was president of the Lions Club in Lakeland, Fla., from 2008 to 2010. Under his guidance the Moultrie Lions Club are partnering with the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council and others to raise awareness for diabetes by having a Diabetes Awareness Stride dance at the CAC on Nov 10.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — “Murder! Murder!” DJ Baines, Mimi Bair, Christopher Blanton, Kelsee Brady and Riley Viohl cry out during rehearsals for “Jekyll & Hyde,” which premieres this weekend.

ALBANY, GA. — The Albany Area Arts Council held its opening reception for the annual “Southwest Georgia Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale” on June 7.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Seedtime and Harvest Church will hold a Back to School Outreach at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the church, 1155 Sixth St. S.E.

Auditions will be held for “Dreamgirls” 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 23, and are open to all college age students and up. Come with a prepared song — max 2 minutes — and be prepared for a cold reading. Auditions will be held in the dance studio near the office entrance of the building.

“The trees are God’s great alphabet: with them He writes in shining green across the world His thoughts serene.” Leonora Speyer.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — During the months of May and June, Stone’s Home Center had a raffle for a Stone’s- built dog house with the proceeds going to the local Humane Society. The winner of the the raffle was Bobby Ferguson, left, shown with Moultrie store manager Bill Jarvis and John Croft, a repre…

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