Feed the Hungry event Saturday

MOULTRIE — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 421 Sixth Ave. N.W., will have its “Feed the Hungry” event on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fellowship, which is held the second Saturday of every month, is an open invitation to anyone and the meal is free. This Saturday, WSB AM 1400 radio station will broadcast from the church from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

For transportation, please call 891-2955 or 985-3722.

The Rev. Alfred Jones is pastor.

Commodity distribution set for Sept. 18

MOULTRIE — USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be held at the Colquitt County Ag Building on Veterans Parkway behind the sheriff’s office on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last.

All recipients must certify their eligibility. Those who wish to qualify need to bring some form of identification and know their total household income.

If you send someone to pick up the commodities for you, they must have a written note signed by you listing your address, the number of people in your house and total household income.

Please bring bags and/or boxes to place items in. Each issue will weigh about 25 lbs.

Items scheduled for distribution include carrots, kernel corn, cream corn, peas, tomatoes, grapefruit juice, apple juice, peaches, pears, plums, tuna, grits, peanut butter and corn flakes cereal.

If you have questions please call the community service center at Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, 616-3132, 616-3126, 616-3131 or 985-3610.

Cherokee group to meet at Chehaw

ALBANY — The American Cherokee Confederacy will hold a special Chiefs of Councl meeting during the Chehaw Annual Meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Chehaw Park in Albany.

Anyone with 1/16 or more of Indian heritage is welcome to attend, and there will be applications for membership.

GSP investigates 12 traffic crashes

THOMASVILLE — State troopers from the Thomasville post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 12 traffic crashes during August in Colquitt County. Sgt. 1st Class R.D. Warren said the crashes resulted in 10 injuries and no deaths.

Warren said troopers from Post 12 issued 374 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes seven arrests for driving under the influence, 67 citations for speeding, 109 seat belt violations and 16 child restraint violations. Troopers also issued 289 warnings.

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