In the Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rant and Rave, somebody said that Rush Propst is going to mess up USA Academy like he did CCHS. Rush Propst didn’t mess up this school — the board and superintendent and 75 percent of the fake friends that laugh in Rush Propst’s face did.

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“That was AWESOME!” That remark could have been after one of the Packer wins, following the lighting of the Square for Christmas, a great Fourth of July picnic…but it wasn’t. The comment was made by a second grade student who floated on his back, unsupported, for the first time. 

The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Southern Judicial Circuit Senior Assistant District Attorney James L. Prine II of Thomasville on his appointment by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve as a Superior Court judge for the Southern Circuit, which covers Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes and Thomas counties.

Early on in Americas defense against aggressive Eastern Asian Countries, Pres. George Washington paid the Dey of Algiers one million in gold to protect American shipping interest in the Mediterranean from Barbary Pirates, employed by the Dey of Algiers. 

I have a very important issue that I think needs to be discussed in the public arena. A lot of times, people are concerned about raising taxes. What I want to discuss here is something similar to that, but also different.

A little more than 2000 years ago, there was darkness in the world. People all over the world were searching for a light in the darkness. God saw our need and sent His son to be a light for His people. On that first Christmas morning, some people didn’t see the light because they were focused on the darkness.

All indications are showing that Boris Johnson will be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom this Thursday. The question is how big a majority will he get? If he has a comfortable majority in the House of Commons, the UK Parliament will go back to conduct its business by first getting out…

Follow the yellow brick road to see the wizard … to find your forever home … if only I had a brain … if only I had the heart … if only I had the courage not to allow so many to be killed-dumped rather than be adopted into a forever home.

Service oriented businesses and construction trades want the public “To Have A Little Patience.” They’ve got to know my patience gene has long since shriveled-up, it may even be totally dead.

This is in response to the person who questioned the legality of the school ticket sales. You should be ashamed of yourself. You never know when something this devastating could happen to your family. And, why do you care? Instead of hiding behind the rant and raves you should submit a lette…

I have been concerned for quite some time about the issue of lead-based paint in many of our older properties in the City and County.  I am thankful that the City has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code which addresses health and safety issues such as lead-based paint.

Today’s banking rules require repeated debt and a flourishing credit report. I suppose this order is required of everyone regardless of wealth, in case our Federal Congress requires propping-up for more laws and rules similar to the infamous federal housing loans “Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae or in case corporate America requires bailouts.

Some thoughts on the homeless in San Francisco, California and throughout our country. Randy Vining, has been on the road living in various modes of  transport, without bounds for forty years — he has written his story, “Forty Years A  Nomad” and posted interviews on “U” Tube.

A disturbing number of veterans take their own lives in the U.S. On average, approximately 7,300 veterans die from suicide each year. 

My visit with [an employee] at our Colquitt County Health Department gave me disturbing information on exactly how the district office in Albany dropped our septic tank licensing employees because of a single lawsuit on a bad septic survey.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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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…