MOULTRIE, Ga. — In a dedication ceremony in February for 2,000 unmarked graves found at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 1, the cemetery’s co-owner, Luke Strong III, announced that details on a new historical society would be forthcoming.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Overlooked but plentiful. For John Strong Jr., this is what the handicapped, disabled and military veteran citizens are to society. Because of this he and two colleagues created the Build A Ramp Foundation to bridge, or rather ramp, them to society.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Property tax bills are made up of several different elements. A vote by Colquitt County Commission Tuesday will take some of the elements up and others down, but the most notable change will be a big increase in one of the smallest taxes.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The cities of Doerun and Funston have been awarded loans to improve their water systems, according to a press release from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — On Saturday, Aug. 24, Moultrie Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during its annual Out Here with Animals celebration – a monthlong event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a relocation ribbon cutting for Brainstorm Marketing, which is now located at 911 First St. S.E. in Moultrie.

MACON, Ga. – As Georgia children begin a new school year and some take on new social media habits, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles “Charlie” Peeler, and the Special Agent in Charge of Georgia’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Debbie Garner, are warning parents and educators about sextortion, a growing cyber-crime against children.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — In mid-July, a town hall meeting in Northwest Moultrie focused on children and youth issues — and several residents voiced concern about the contributions of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority.

ATLANTA — Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan appointed Senator Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge) to serve as a member of the Senate Study Committee on Portable Benefits for Independent Workers.

TIFTON, Ga. — Two Tifton teenagers were killed early Sunday morning when the dirt bike they were riding on was struck from behind.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A passenger struggled with a Moultrie police officer during a traffic stop Friday. A bystander helped take him into custody, but the driver of the car ran away.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Moultrie and Colquitt County law enforcement arrested four people on armed robbery charges Wednesday and Thursday, but it isn’t clear whether any of the arrests are related to each other. Two involve home invasions.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A 17-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after a Taser was found in her bookbag at Colquitt County High School, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Serenity House, Colquitt County’s domestic violence women and children’s shelter, announced last week that it has received state certification effective July 1.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Sam Watson will likely have fewer eggplants, cucumbers, squash and bell peppers growing on his south Georgia farm next spring after struggling through the last three seasons.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — An inmate accused of walking off a work detail in Doerun May 2 was indicted last week by the Colquitt County Grand Jury.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The cities of Doerun and Moultrie welcomed an Economic Development Bus Tour this week to display the great opportunity the cities provide potential businesses interested in locating in Georgia.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Recently, the Southern Regional Technical College Foundation recognized the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winners during the annual Dueling Pianos event in Moultrie.  Tommie Beth Willis was one of honorees that evening.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — On Aug. 5, Southern Regional Technical College held a pinning ceremony for 15 Associate of Science in Nursing students from the LPN-RN Bridge program who were honored by receiving their nursing pins.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Jay Desselle, left, presents Dwain Walden, right, former publisher and editor of The Moultrie Observer, an award recognizing his support for the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Moultrie held the kickoff for its NAMIWalk fundraiser Friday.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Moultrie residents seeking jobs can look forward to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Career Fair on Aug. 21.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a man accused of stealing a boat.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The John Benning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colquitt County Arts Center sponsored a tribute show in honor of Vietnam veterans Aug. 9-11.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County Grand Jury handed down indictments in multiple drug cases last week, and the district attorney’s office produced several accusations in drug cases at the same time.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Statewide races are behind us and a presidential election is coming next year, but 2019 has its own election season for five of Colquitt County’s six municipalities.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County School System announced Thursday that the county board of education has once again been named an Exemplary School Board by the Georgia School Boards Association.

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Chase Willis of the Colquitt County High FFA and Carolyne Turner of the CA Gray 8th Grade FFA chapters recently attended Area Officer Training. This conference is for a select 48 students who were chosen to serve as Area FFA Officers.

ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr wants to raise awareness about a scam that is now being reported in many parts of Georgia. The scheme involves offers of “free” genetic testing and exploits people’s healthcare concerns.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Caroline Horne, executive director of United Way of Colquitt County, is pictured with Debra Turner, ELA instructional coach, and Nick Chastain, early learning director, representing Colquitt County Schools. United Way of Colquitt County was awarded a grant for over 1,200 free…

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The suspect in a police chase that ended in Thomasville Thursday has been charged in connection with two separate incidents of shoplifting, both of them misdemeanors.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — On July 31, Southern Regional Technical College held a pinning ceremony honoring the most recent class of Practical Nursing students from SRTC-Thomasville and SRTC-Tifton. The ceremony commemorates the students’ successful completion of their nursing coursework and clinica…

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TALLAHASSEE [mdash]Marium Clark Whisnant, 79, passed away peacefully at Big Bend Hospice House August 22, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. Marium was a native of Moultrie, Georgia and had lived in Tallahassee since 1988. At age 19 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she …

MOULTRIE [mdash]Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell (73) passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Golden apple retirement home. Arrangements will be announced by Luke Strong And Son Mortuary, Ltd.

OXFORD [mdash] Charles Edward Cross, age 72, of Oxford, died Friday, August 16, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hi Roc Baptist Church located at 2315 Hi Roc Rd NE, Conyers, GA 30012. Born on November 10, 1946, in Millen, Georgia, he was the…

Betty Eugene Williams Jackson Neff, 82, of Moultrie, died Monday, August 20, 2019 at PruittHealth Sunrise. No formal service will be held. Born on June 30,1937 in Brooks County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Grady Williams and Idene Weaver Williams. She was a retired caregiver an…

MOULTRIE [mdash]Mr. Toan Chung age 57 of Moultrie, died Wednesday August 21, 2019 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.