• 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • By Peter F. Dillard Moultrie city manager

We recently finished the coldest winter Moultrie has experienced in several decades. December was 11% colder than normal and January was 26% colder.

  • Maureen A. Yearta 2018 YMCA Campaign Chair

Dear Editor:

Since 1995 The YMCA has provided quality care for students in the PRIMETIME after-school program. Working parents, faculty and staff with children, have access to quality care for their children when the school day ends and even receive free homework help. All 2nd grade students participate in the SPLASH program ensuring that all children will be drown-proof. In addition, many students participate in activities provided by the YMCA to develop physical skills and a healthy lifestyle. The YMCA also provides health and wellness programs for children and adults. Many families and individuals have been positively influenced by the programs and services offered by our YMCA. All these services are conducted while not forgetting that the C is for Christian.

  • By Donald Moskowitz Londonderry, NH

President Trump’s character flaws are overwhelming his administration and placing our country in jeopardy. Former CIA Director John Brennan  referred to Trump as “unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical.” I add divisive, chaotic, and terrible judgment.

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

Miss Bair, Administrators who choose bullying tactics while interacting with the student population — “sit down and shut-up” — should be reminded: It’s never OK to be unfriendly.

  • By Gene Zebley Moultrie

“What is T-Splost?” you might ask. So did I. I called the county tax office. They said, “Call the commissioners up stairs.” No one answered any of the phones I dialed there mid afternoon on a Tuesday. The city is not collecting the tax and no one there seems to know anything about it either. It’s probably not their job.

  • By Mark Olsteen Moultrie

With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20th, first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom.

  • By J. Page Lassiter Moultrie

Seventeen children in Parkland, Florida got up on Valentines Day, went to school and were never seen alive by their parents again.

  • By Marie Mont-Rosiers Ilardi

My name is Marie Mont-Rosiers Ilardi. I recently was a patient on the 2nd floor of Colquitt Regional Medical Center on February 25th-27th.

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

1972 — the year of “the great grain robbery” — Russians purchased from unknown companies $1 billion worth of grain. Who were the sellers? Where were they?

  • By Paul Everett Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

The Catholic church has gone purple! Not really, but if you drove down 2nd Street S.E. at night lately, you would see the color purple all over the front of the church!

  • By Richard Alderman Jacksonville, Fla.

There has been much talk about arming teachers with hand guns lately. People, that scares the bejeebies out of me.

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

Each person involved in providing safe environments for Colquitt County School children should pay attention to leftist gun control efforts.

  • By Tom Rogers Moultrie

Knowing your subject before writing helps. Having worked with O’Neal Ind. a steel co. for seven years - a company currently the largest steel supplier in the U. S. with affiliates in several foreign countries.

  • By Kim Yarbrough Program and education director Colquitt County Arts Center

In honor of Arts Advocacy Day on March 12, 2018, The Colquitt County Arts Center invites you to get involved. Contact your legislators and government officials and let them know that communities across America have a stake in the arts, including our own.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

MOULTRIE, GA.  — Via the internet, I routinely get advice aimed at converting me to becoming a vegetarian. So far it hasn’t worked. Not that it has fallen on deaf ears, because I find it interesting to read the logic.

  • By Dwain Walden dwain.walden@gaflnews.com

MOULTRIE. Ga., — 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 wou…

  • 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 Connie Fritz Executive director Colquitt County Arts Center

The Colquitt County Arts Center is the first to recognize the bounty of talent we have in our community. Through our classes in art, pottery, music and dance and our theater program we see young and old discover their gifts and talents and have watched many enter into careers in their artistic field.

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