• By James F. Burns

Sorrow so deep it can be seen but not said. “Strong men grasped each other’s hand, none able to express their sympathy to the bereft except by look.” A tide of sorrow swept over the small village, a silence of sadness breached only by the occasional “outburst of anguish from some broken-hearted mother, wife, or friend.”

  • By Mark Olsteen Moultrie

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?

  • By the Rev. Charles "Buddy" Whatley

What salary level do you think puts you in the top 1% of American incomes? After guessing something in the range of a million dollars, I discovered it’s a modest $250,000!

  • By the Rev. Charles “Buddy” Whatley

It caught my attention while I was reading the book of Esther in the Bible; the story unfolds in the summer palace of King Xerxes at Susa. It’s one of the oldest cities in the world, going back as far as 4200 B.C. and sits in a fertile valley west of Mesopotamia.

  • By Jessica Stone Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce

As tears came to his eyes, there was no doubt that Bob Montgomery, our 2017 Man of the Year, was surprised by the honor and, even more so, by his family rounding the corner of the Mulkey-Ndawula Event Center doorway at our Chamber Annual Banquet in February. Just as shocked was our 2017 Woma…

  • By Helen Baker, Priscilla Hall and Jennifer Vanderlaan Atlanta

Georgia is facing a pregnancy care crisis – we currently have the highest rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. Georgia received a D in the March of Dimes 2017 Premature Birth Report Card and ranks fifth highest for infant mortality rates according to the CDC.

  • By Michael Otis Moultrie

As I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, who never get to see or nurture their own babies.

  • By Angel Dennis Moultrie

I am deeply concerned to hear the 6th grade basketball program here in Colquitt County is over. Boys and girls looked forward to this program every year. It laid the foundation for the rest of our Packer basketball programs.

  • By the Rev. Charles “Buddy” Whatley

One of my favorite poets is Robert Frost and two of my favorite poems are “Two Roads” and “Mending Wall.” Two lines in “Mending Wall” caught my attention. Two neighbors are repairing the stone wall that separates their properties and one says, in the first and thirty-fifth lines, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” The neighbor replies in the twenty-seventh and forty-fifth lines, “Good fences make good neighbors.”

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

On Scouting clubs acceptance of gender - Female. On a T V interview tonight Gov. Huckabee points out a 50 percent decline in the Boy Scouts Clubs membership before the name change to “BSA Scouts” acceptance of gender female in their general membership.

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” Also, much is to be learned from octogenarians.

  • Our Opinion

On April 26, The Observer received a comment criticizing us for running a series of negative rants about the school system. It’s the third one down in today's Rant and Rave column if you haven’t seen it yet.

  • By Mark Olsteen Moultrie

April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals. That’s right!

  • By Manuel Ybarra Jr. Coalgate, OK

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey said, President Trump was “not fit to be president because of his moral values,” and that they did “not reflect the values of this country.”

  • By Donald Moskowitz Londonderry, NH

Vladimir Putin denies Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but U.S. intelligence agencies have conclusive evidence of the meddling.

  • By Lesa Moser and Katie Jenkins Moultrie

On Saturday April 28th the Moultrie Federated Guild and the Junior Woman’s Club will be out at Wal-Mart parking lot collecting items for The Serenity House, our local domestic violence shelter.

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