1. The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a Sale City man who was last seen Friday morning.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Investigator Capt. Hal Suber said Joshua Morey, 27, of 1686 Mallard Road in Sale City, reportedly left his home about 8 a.m. Friday heading to Moultrie. He arrived at a house on Edmondson Road to pick up a junk vehicle, but he has not been seen since arriving there.

A Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy found his Dodge 2500 truck on Edmondson Road, but Suber said it was unoccupied. He was reported missing by his mother after he did not call, and his truck was returned to his family about 3 p.m. Friday. Read more about this missing person in Tuesday's Moultrie Observer.



2.  The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Fla., and the Colquitt County Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to continue to watch the weather this week, following three days of rain that dumped anywhere from eight to 10 inches on most of the county.

Meteorologist Kelly Godsey with the National Weather Service (NWS) said a storm system is predicted to come into Colquitt County this evening into Wednesday afternoon. The greatest threats in terms of thunderstorms will be to Florida, but Colquitt County will still face dangers just from the amount of rain predicted.

The biggest concern for here is flooding, as Godsey said the first storm coming through could drop an additional four to six inches of rain if not more. This system is one of three rain producers predicted to hit Colquitt County this week.

“Now’s the time to make preparations,” Godsey said. “Our greatest concern is the flooding potential.” Read more about what's ahead in weather news in

Tuesday's Moultrie Observer.



3.Despite flooding that required evacuation of homes by boat and a tornado the county escaped the weekend without storm-related injuries to people.

But fixing the washed-out roadways, which included 38 roads closed on Monday morning, will take some time, especially with more heavy rainfall predicted later in the week.

As of Monday afternoon, portions of about 16 roads remained closed, said Wanda Purvis, administrative clerk at the Colquitt County Roads and Bridges Department.

Although much of the work on Monday went into marking the closed roadways, some grading was done to reopen dirt roads. Falling water levels also allowed the reopening of other roads.

In some instances motorists were disregarding road closed signs, making it necessary for workers to place more substantial barriers.

On Annie McGee road, for example, drivers were disregarding the signs to drive around a washed-out culvert. Although the pavement was intact, an examination revealed that the dirt had washed away underneath the pavement, which was not supported in any way.

“If there are barricades up, there’s a reason for it,” Purvis said. “The pavement may look pretty but there may not be anything under it.”

Drivers who ignore the warnings “are endangering themselves,” she said. “It’s important to pay attention to the roads that are closed.”

Roadways will be reopened as soon as they are determined to be safe, Purvis said. Read more about county flooding in Tuesday's Moultrie Observer.



4. An an award-winning gospel artist will perform at Union Grove Church of God in Christ in Moultrie on Sunday, April 5.

Lashun Pace has a career that has spanned three decades, beginning in the mid-seventies. She started singing with her sisters and they formed the gospel group, “The Anointed Pace Sisters.” Their career began to take off in the 1980’s and by the 1990’s, they seemed to be one of Gospel’s most popular acts. Join us in Tuesday's Moultrie Observer for more information on this gospel singer.



5.  A 15-year-old Meigs boy was apprehended after he allegedly fought with his sister, damaged a television and stabbed a door multiple times Sunday night.

The 15-year-old boy was charge with simple assault (family violence), criminal damage to property (second degree) and disorderly conduct.

A Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy was called to a house on Lower Meigs Road in Meigs about 10:30 p.m. Sunday about a domestic dispute. When the deputy entered the house, he saw blood on the front glass door and garbage all over the living room before speaking with the boy.

The boy stated he and his sister got into an argument over telephone use, so he allegedly tied the phone around her door. When she opened the door, the phone line broke, and the two got into a fight, and he allegedly slammed her onto the floor, hurting her leg, investigators said.

The boy stated his father came into the room to break up the fight and threw him to the ground. The boy allegedly began to fight back, hitting his father in the face, causing a scratch to his left cheek and a nose bleed. Read more about criminal investigations in Tuesday's Moultrie Observer.



6. The following county roads were still closed as of Monday afternoon due to flood damage:



• Annie McGee Road near the intersection of Old Adel Road

• Baypole School Road at the box culvert

• Baypole School Road between Morris Road and Lower Meigs Road

• Holland Road at the county line bridge

• Myron Hart Road at the county line

• Willingham Road at the 90-degree curve back to Lloyd Road

• Hagin Still Road, closed at both ends of the Ochlockonee River bridge

• Hurst Road west of Thigpen Trail

• Old Albany Road beginning at the dirt portion

• Tony Brothers Road at the pond

• Jim Clark Road at the bridge

• Larry Dunn Road

• Lonnie Brookard Road

• Murray McCranie Road

• Sangster Road

• Vickers Bridge Road

• R.L. Norman Road

• Mt. Olive Church Road



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