MACON, Ga. – Georgia Farm Bureau honored Colquitt County’s Preston and Kendall Jimmerson for their service on the GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee during the organization’s annual convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 8-10.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — On Monday, Bobby Ellerson was transferred to the Colquitt County Jail on arrest warrants obtained by GBI agents on Jan. 3, 2020, charging Ellerson in the murder and aggravated assault of Otis Lamar Anderson.  

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a burglary that occurred at China Café in Moultrie on Jan. 11. 

ADEL — Three people were indicted Monday by a Cook County grand jury in a 2018 shooting in Lenox.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — There will be a series of events prepared for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in the city of Moultrie, from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Children’s Cheer and Toy Shop served 1,828 children with new and used toys in 2019. During the first workday of the year, staff began looking at its needs for the upcoming year. 

LAKELAND – People dressed as World War II American and German soldiers present a scaled-down version of the Battle of the Bulge during a re-enactment this weekend in Lanier County.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie man was charged Monday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in 2018.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt EMC is currently accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. This scholarship program is a statewide program in which many of Georgia’s electric cooperatives participate. The Walter Harrison Scholarship Program was created in 1985 by the Georgia EMC Board of Directors to honor the late, Walter Harrison, a pioneer in bringing electricity to the rural areas of Georgia. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The American Cancer Society (ACS) is asking community members to be part of the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer by participating in the Relay For Life of Colquitt County on Friday, April 24, at Colquitt County Agricultural Complex. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 110th Annual Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Community Awards Presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council Event Center. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Members of the Moultrie Service League met recently at the Colquitt County Arts Center and painted bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Members of the John Benning chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are participating in a national public awareness push for the American public to wear red on Fridays to support deployed troops.

ALBANY, Ga. – The ring-leader of an illicit drug operation that reached into communities across middle and south Georgia was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Monday, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. 

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ATLANTA — Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and the Senate Majority Caucus both told the press Monday gambling is not on their priority list this year.

ATLANTA — On the first day of the 2020 legislative session, House Speaker David Ralston honored former Rep. Jay Powell.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Aiming to answer the question “How do you recognize gang involvement?” Moultrie Police Department Sgt. Choice Barnes is inviting everyone to a class that’ll answer just that.

NORMAN PARK, Ga. — Norman Park students recently learned about animals from officials of Chehaw Animal Park in Albany. During the visit the students were able to pet hedgehogs, snakes and alligators.

MACON, Ga. — The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, formerly the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is committed to investing in students pursuing careers in agriculture or a related field.  

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to loan the Moultrie-Colquitt County Airport Authority $625,000 for upgrades at the Moultrie Municipal Airport.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — The leaders of Victory Fellowship Church had no idea how far their church’s money could really go. The non-denominational church in Thomasville paid off over $1.1 million of medical debt in seven nearby counties, including Colquitt County.

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Colquitt County athletic director Greg Tillery announced Friday that the Region 1-7A basketball doubleheader between the Packers and Tift County High Saturday in the Packer gym will begin at 3 p.m. due to the severe weather forecast. There will be no junior varsity games.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Angie Kling, Children’s Cheer and Toy Shop director led the Onpoint Riders of Moultrie, a motorcycle club, to three homes across Colquitt County to spread cheer on Christmas Eve. As a part of their philosophy, they’re always looking to help out the community in any way possible. Christmas was no exception.

DOUGLAS, Ga. — For almost two decades, a rape he didn’t commit hung over the head of Kerry Robinson. But no longer. DNA evidence, processed using a tool that wasn’t available when he was convicted, has cleared him, finally allowing him into the arms of his family.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — It was out with the old and in with the new as the city adjourned its 2019 staff and reformed into its 2020 incarnation — most notably welcoming Cole Posey into his District 2 Post 3 seat. 

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — I ask myself all the time what it’s like to be a hero. The thought has fascinated me ever since I saw Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” in 2002. Now, I’m not going to say the superheroes in comic books will never exist in our world — words have power after all — but hero has a different connotation in our world. It could be someone who fights for their country, someone who stands up to a bully or someone who puts their life on the line for the sake of others.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Two thousand and seven hundred gallons of sewage spilled into the wetlands near 31st Avenue Southeast Jan. 2, leaving the City of Moultrie to clean it. City Manager Pete Dillard said it could’ve been worse.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Bishop Gladis Hall, center, of First Moultrie Holiness Deliverance Church, poses with Moultrie Mayor William McIntosh, left, and Moultrie City Councilwoman Wilma Hadley, right, during the church’s 2019 Christmas Give-Away Dec. 21.

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt County Schools’ pre-k registration will be held the week of Feb. 18 at the Colquitt County Board of Education Boardroom (1800 Park Ave.) with the exact registration date dependent on which school the child is being enrolled in.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Shortly after announcing a steady increase in the number of influenza cases, Colquitt Regional Medical Center has enacted stricter visitation measures to limit the spread of the disease.

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HARTSFIELD [mdash]Gloria Simpson, 68, of Hartsfield, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Archbold Medical Center. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

CUMMING [mdash] Sandra Raines Plant age 84 of Moultrie, Georgia passed away January 15, 2020. She was presently living in Cumming, Georgia and had been an active member of the Moultrie 1st Presbyterian Church for 52 years. Also, she was the owner of Everything Special in downtown Moultrie fo…