The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported (AJC Politics, 6/6/19) that the state’s Department of Community Health is terminating Medicaid assistance for about 17,000 poor elderly or disabled Georgians. This decision is not only morally wrong, it’s bad fiscal policy.
Those of us in Agriculture greatly appreciate all the prayers for rain recently. I think most everyone in the area has received a goodly amount in the past couple of weeks. Now, it is time to change gears and pray for abundant sunshine.
Do you live in Moultrie? Our City Council, with the Mayor and the City Manager’s support, passed a regulation that affects every home and building within the city limits. In a state that fiercely protects the Bill of Rights, it is ironic that the city of Moultrie has quietly eroded the 4th Amendment rights of its citizens who should have the highest expectation of privacy in their own homes.
This is about Gun Control. The second amendment was written by our forefathers to protect the citizens of this new nation against a government from taking control of this nation.
It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve the children of Colquitt County for what will be 35 years when I close my office on Aug. 30, 2019. It seems bittersweet to be closing at the same time as the medical school is opening, but I won’t be retiring entirely and you’ll still see me aro…
My quest today is to call attention to present zoning requirements in Colquitt County that being a 900 minimum square foot private house construction. Smaller houses, more affordable housing will do much to lessen homelessness in our community.
Coach Propst ought to know now that all the fans that shook his hand and smiled in his face didn’t like him — especially the board and superintendent. Now the PSC investigated coach Propst. Why don’t they investigate Doug Howell and see what they find?
As my tenure at Colquitt County High School comes to an end, I would be amiss if I did not take the time to thank the Moultrie community for the warmth and generosity I experienced during the last three years. I was fortunate to coach excellent cheer athletes, work with committed and involve…
Abortion in my opinion should be obsolete and antiquated. Seems to me in 1972 birth control pills were available to women. Do the math: How may years ago was that?
Shouldn’t we think about things that we don’t think about? I discovered one who does. Mr. Allan Savoy, uses “Ted” on YouTube to push his agenda, which he refers to as “Holistic Grassland Management,” along with his partner and wife have written several books on the subject — even third editions.
“Obama wanted mass shootings so he could use those as excuses to take away people’s guns...” (From Rant and Rave published May 10, 2019)
For more than 30 years, I have been on sidelines, dugouts, press boxes, and practice fields and in coaches’ offices. I have known dozens if not hundreds of coaches, from the pros all the way down to T-ball.
The last year or two has seen an unprecedented number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive floods, deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing droughts, desertification, melting glaciers, typhoons, flooding, heat waves, etc.
The Senate expelled William Blount in 1797 by a nearly unanimous vote. It had reason to believe he was involved in a conspiracy against the United States.
As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well.
The Humane Society of Moultrie-Colquitt County is right to seek more funding for spay/neuter programs, but it should abandon plans to trap, neuter, and re-abandon (TNR) cats, which is cruel and ineffective (“Hopes running high for changes at Humane Society,” 4-30-19).
Tonight while watching an interview with Mr. Robert Osborne ex-host of TCM, Mr. Osborne gave account of the 102-year-old movie co-star of “Gone with The Wind” (1938), Olivia de Havilland, whom I had met in 1957, while stationed at Camp de Baumholder, in the Eifel Mountain Ranges. Once seated…
I honestly believe that God puts us in places just at the right time to be there for others who are hurting.This weekend was such a time for me.
I would like to inform the leadership of your county and your subscribers of an event taking place in Thomasville that I feel should be the concern of all citizens.
NAMI Moultrie invites everyone to join them on the courthouse square at noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to hear Mayor William McIntosh read the proclamation to kick off Mental Health Month. NAMI members will have resources available to share, so plan to spend a few minutes with them to lear…
On Fox News Sunday Congressman Mark Desaulnier remarked, “The Democrats’ reason for pursuing Congressional hearings is to hold President Trump responsible for Russia’s interference. (Our belief) is that candidate Trump played a part in their scheme to alter the outcome of the 2016 elections.”
April 22 marks a half century of celebrating Earth Days, but do we observe it? Beyond Earth Day there is a growing national debate over the Green New Deal. We can each do our part by reducing our driving, use of electricity, and consumption of animals.
The 1957 Masters tournament requested radio operators from the communications school at Fort Gordon Army school at Augusta, Ga., to relay scores to the tote board, using PRC-9 hand held radios. I was a student in the school at this time. I was aware of this social event, but I did not volunteer - sounded kinda boring at the time.
When Obama accepted refugees from the Middle East most of these people were Muslim (who would not fight for their country). Obama selected where these refugees would be placed.
The superintendent of the Colquitt County School System has fired Rush Propst with no proof of wrong-doing. The board didn’t give Coach Propst a chance to defend himself. The board let the superintendent tell them what to do, and they are suppose to be the superintendent’s boss.
The Colquitt County Commissioners have expressed concern that, even with the recently approved one-cent sales tax devoted to road repair and construction, they will not be able to repair the roads which need repair, let alone pave additional dirt roads.
My name is Jeffrey Rowser, band director at Morgan County High School in Madison, Ga. I had the pleasure of recently serving the Georgia Music Educators Association as a chief adjudicator for the District 2 Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). This event is the statewide assessment for music ensembles and serves as the primary assessment for gauging teacher effectiveness and student growth and development.
Say what you want. I applaud Rush Propst. The Colquitt County I have seen in the last 11 years he was there had a different type of energy! Parents caring about their kids, 1st generation college students/graduates, some 1st generation high school students/graduates.
Adverse effects of Cannabis use boils down to abstract reasoning — research proves Cannabis has its downsides. Will legalizing increase usage — probably not. Conclusions cannot be reached by any data proving any hypothetical theories.
Can you imagine the horror? Trapped while the building you’re in burns, you can only watch as the flames inch closer. By the time two chicken houses near Berlin burned to the ground, more than 20,000 birds, according to some reports , were dead.
People who inquire about my take on our school board handling of Coach Propst on (3/14/19): “Well, what did you expect of their reaction to the people giving their opinions?” If the board engaged with the speakers, pandemonium would result.
As a retired teacher and coach, I can tell you that any comparison between what teachers do and what football coaches do is absurd. Let’s look at only the most obvious differences.
Today (March 12), Governor Kemp signed the Georgia FY19 Supplemental Budget which includes a $350,000 line item in the Georgia Department of Public Health Budget for a state-wide Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign.
The (not) Kevin Sumner has a point: Secretive boards can be frustrating. Withholding information on issues is not entirely helpful when it comes to peaceful community relations.
No, I am not the person identified in Friday’s paper who seconded a motion to fire Coach Rush Propst. Never have been or wanted to be associated in any shape, form, or fashion with any secret, dictatorial organization.
Haven’t found the time to visit our newly redecorated library? The circular-revolving uplift of walls with circular glass isn’t old school design, the design is worthy of the founders efforts, circa 1906. (Source material by Ellen Payne Odom, “History of the Public Library of Moultrie, Ga.” 1906- 1965).
The 2019 Annual Campaign is upon us and this year the Moultrie YMCA is raising $175,000 for the children, teens, seniors and families that rely on the Y for Fitness, Family and Fun for All.
When Obama was in office everything that went bad, he blamed it on Bush. Now that we have President Trump in office, according to the Libs and democrats everything he does is wrong.
Must Venezuela’s future parallel that of Cuba and Romania’s? Nicolie Ceausescu, Secretary General of the Romanian Communist party, 1965 to 1989, his reign ended abruptly with riots in Bucharest on December 21, 1989, resulting in the death of both he and his wife on Christmas eve 1989 by firing squad. The socialist style of government offers too many challenges for immediate recovery once initiated, the effects linger in Romania now for thirty years.
March 6th marks the beginning of Lent, the period before Easter, when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.
In recognition of the incredibly professional and caring hospital we have here in Colquitt County, we would like to have this “thank you” letter printed so the community will also know what a wonderful community partner we have in Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
To build a wall or not? What is your opinion? Do you agree with the Democrats that anybody and everybody should be allowed to come into our country? Or with the Republicans that immigration should be selective and well controlled?
The Certificate of Need Law (CON) is designed for one purpose only which is to protect local hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and skilled nursing facilities from competition. The law was sold under the guise of providing quality healthcare at lower costs. Nothing could be further from the truth. The CON was designed to monopolize the local healthcare industry.
Imagine if your child or loved one had pneumonia or tuberculosis and the antibiotics used to treat those diseases were legal to possess in Georgia, but ILLEGAL to manufacture and transport across state lines.
I have enjoyed spending my professional life serving the orthopedic needs of Moultrie and Southwest Georgia. I am so proud to see how our hospital has progressed over the past forty-five years.
I urge the people of Colquitt County to become aware of impending state legislation that could impact the healthcare services provided to our county by Colquitt Regional Medical Center. It is important that citizens contact our state representatives and ask questions about House Bill 198 and Senate Bill 74.
This Week's Circulars
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.
- 4 face armed robbery charges
- Bystander helps officer struggling with suspect
- Packers win at Corky Kell 17-6
- Crime reports for August 17, 2019
- Crime reports for August 22, 2019
- Colquitt, North Gwinnett series finally gets inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz
- Georgia farmers “collateral damage” in NAFTA replacement
- Two teens killed in I-75 accident
- Crime reports for Aug. 13, 2019
- Teen charged with having Taser at high school