• 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 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 the Rev. Charles “Buddy” Whatley

Years ago, I’d been invited to preach one of the Holy Week sermons in Brunswick, and after the message, a man walked up to me. He told me he’d been listening to sermons for over eighty years and mine was the best one he’d ever heard.

  • By the Rev. Charles “Buddy” Whatley

We’re, Mary Ella and I, reading through the Bible this year with our two churches using the Daily Walk Bible. Right now, we’re in Joshua and Judges and we’ll soon be in Ruth. The theme of Joshua is victory and the theme of Judges is failure; ESPN would call it “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”

  • By Bill Ketter CNHI News Service

Three excited young women appear strategically for TV shots behind President Donald Trump at the podium as he addresses a fervid campaign rally in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh Saturday.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

I get some 300 to 350 emails each day. They come from all over the world and run the gamut of finding Bigfoot to cures for herpes. I get sermons, political advice, scandal defenses and occasionally something that pertains to my business.

  • By Eddie Seagle, Ed.D. csi_seagle@yahoo.com

“May you have gloves to warm your hands and boots to warm your feet. And the love and laughter of your family and friends to warm your heart.” Charity M. Richey-Bentley.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

MOULTRIE, Ga. — So here we are in the midst of the holiday season, and it’s a long season marked by very rich foods and overeating.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

Many years back there was a movie in which motorized vehicles took on human characteristics and began attacking people.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

MOULTRIE — Through my many years of writing news and observing the human species, I’ve been entertained, enlightened and even amazed at some of the comments and actions of my fellow earthlings. And a few times I was downright scared.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

Recently I watched an old movie set around a Thanksgiving theme. The folks lived in the mountains of Appalachia, and it was their tradition to go out and kill a wild turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Now if this was left up to me, we would be having ham or roast. The movie would have been real…

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

MOULTRIE — Several years ago I was seated on a bench in a mall watching a wide variety of humanity walk past — some of them very wide. My wife was shopping, and I was staying in touch via my cell phone .. what a concept! It’s right up there with remote controls and trolling motors.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

Several years ago I was at a truck stop in East Tennessee and struck up a conversation with a fellow traveler who said he was going back to “God’s country.”

  • By Ashlee Parrish Colquitt County Arts Center

As curator a lot of what I do here at the Arts Center involves transforming our gallery spaces, and giving you, the viewer, an entirely unique experience.  “Wingspans,” an exhibit featuring a selection of works in cut paper, takes that transformation to an entirely new level with an installation involving over 220 pieces.

  • By Lennie Flowers Colquitt County Arts Center

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Lennie Flowers I’m currently 6 days shy of 23, and I am a Colquitt County girl at heart. I was born here in CC, and I’ve lived here most of my life. I spent the last 4 years in Charleston, South Carolina attending Charleston Southern University…

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

I used to be an avid gardener. It was a rite of spring. And my wife would often ask me why I planted a garden when I could buy the produce much cheaper? Well, then why play the guitar when I can just turn on the radio?

  • By Ashlee Parrish Colquitt County Arts Center

In light of the recent storm, and the subsequent couple of days I spent in the dark due to the mass power outages, I have had a bit of a reality check.

  • By Eddie Seagle, Ed.D. csi_seagle@yahoo.com

What a week to remember as Irma created havoc throughout her path of destruction. However, “Irmageddon” wasn’t as bad to our area as predicted. With the weather encouraging us to get prepared and football season providing some fantastic games, let’s take time to review how effective landscapes happen.

  • By Connie Fritz Colquitt County Arts Center

Each week the Arts Center Staff meets to go over the calendar, look at class and workshop registration and upcoming rentals, and talk about events that we need to be working on. It is such a joy to work with staff that brings so much energy, creativity and commitment to the Arts Center’s mission.

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