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Offense leads Cairo to win against Shaw

CAIRO - Cairo's offense bounced back after a rough night against Hardaway last week to beat the Shaw Raiders 30-7 at West Thomas Stadium Friday night. Cairo quarterback Matthew Peters threw for 176 yards and cashed in with two touchdown passes on the night. Shaw scored their only touchdown in the fo


The Glass Ceiling: Women work hard to shatter barriers

VALDOSTA - A Thomasville business executive, who also happens to be a Georgia legislator and a woman, knows what to do with high-heeled shoes and a glass ceiling. "Wear stilettos and break it," Darlene Taylor said. In her fourth term as the Georgia House District 173 representative, Taylor is also t

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

City targets June for comp plan finish

THOMASVILLE - The City of Thomasville's comprehensive plan process is far from over, but there also isn't much time to finish it, City Manager Steve Sykes said. Blueprint: Thomasville 2028, the comprehensive plan for the city, is designed to be a 20-to-30-year plan for Thomasville's future. Working


Flower show winner Mary Phillips

MOULTRIE, Ga. - The Magnolia Garden Club recently recognized its member, Mary Phillips, who won the top sweepstakes award at the 2016 Annual Perry Flower Show in Perry, Ga. She won many ribbons and a plaque for entries in the categories of Horticulture, many different varieties of Flowers, Vegetable

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 18:29:00

Wondering about a lot of stuff

For many years now, I've made a living with words. And through these many years I've wondered a lot about the English language and pondered words and phrases that we might use routinely.... sometimes without much thought. My friend, The Earl of Stumpworth by the Ochlocknee, and I discussed this rece

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 13:29:00

Grateful for kindness in Thomasville

Dear Editor, My husband and I stopped in Thomasville for lunch on Friday of last week as we were evacuating from Hurricane Irma. We struck up a conversation with the people at the next table in the restaurant, who were very friendly and concerned about everyone fleeing the storm. We were quite surpr


Midtown Reader hosting events for Banned Books Week

Subscribed, but don't have a login? The Midtown Reader will be hosting a Read-A-Thon in store to support national Banned Books Week on Monday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store at 1123 Thomasville Road will host local authors, community leaders and concerned citizens who will each read f

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 19:07:48

Residents weigh in on Roses' property uses

THOMASVILLE - It was admittedly an unscientific sample, but a few dozen Thomasville residents said what they wanted - or didn't want - to happen with the old Roses property Thursday night. In a final vote during the Blueprint: Thomasville 2028 design charette open house, 39 percent of the respondent


Fletcherville improvements to get underway

THOMASVILLE - Thomasville City Council has taken the first step toward putting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in motion in an old neighborhood. The council awarded a design and construction administration contract for a Fletcherville project funded by a $750,000 CDBG grant. The cit


UPDATE: Police: Surveillance video shows boy taking dog

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Colquitt County woman's surveillance showed a boy taking her dog on Wednesday after he had been there recently asking about the puppy. Kelsey Lane, of the 100 block of Brandi Drive, told police that the video showed the boy enter her yard and take her 6-month-old female, tan Chihua

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 14:54:00

Second time not the charm for loud music complaint

MOULTRIE, Ga. -- A Norman Park man who turned his music down when police asked him to decided to rock out after the officer left, resulting in two officers returning and arresting him. At about 3:36 a.m. on Sept. 17, a Colquitt County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of loud music in th

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 00:15:00

City predicts 6-8 weeks for storm clean-up

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A City of Moultrie work crew picks up debris piled beside Fourth Avenue Northeast late Friday morning, Sept. 22. The limbs and other yard waste were mostly debris blown down by Tropical Storm Irma on Sept. 11. City Manager Pete Dillard said at Tuesday's City Council meeting that he e

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 22:58:00

'Selfie war' paramedic sentenced to 6 months

Christopher Wimmer and another EMS paramedic, Kayla Dubois, were investigated and charged last year after allegations surfaced the pair had compromising photos on their phones of patients inside ambulances who were under their care as part of an ongoing "selfie war." .embed-container { position: rel

NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-24 00:19:00

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

Cuba hasn't unearthed any information so far about who or what caused a mysterious series of health problems that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday. UNITED NATIONS - Cuba hasn't unearthed any information so far about who or what caused a mysterious ser

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 00:31:55

The Latest: Russia urges talks to calm North Korean crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 3:51 p.m. Russia's top diplomat says "we have to calm down the hotheads" in the North Korean nuclear dispute and work to promote contacts between the Trump administration and Kim Jong Un's government. Foreign Minister S

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 19:52:54

Officer pleading guilty to lying to fly armed with weapon

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police detective is pleading guilty to lying to federal officials so he could fly armed on personal trips and allow a friend to avoid going through airport security. The U.S. attorney's office in Boston on Friday said Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith has agreed to resign from the po

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-23 00:21:06

Aaron Hernandez was suffering from advanced form of CTE; family files suit against NFL

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

BOSTON (AP) - A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. "Stronger" captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman's then-gir

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 04:18:24

Local church's Judgment House to impart lessons on making decisions, faith

With scenarios ranging from bullying to abduction, Judgement House has become a phenomenon across the U.S. that hopes to prove even in the wake of tragedy, faith triumphs over all. Morningside Baptist Church of Bainbridge will be putting on a Judgement House for Decatur County to experience. Pastor

POST-SEARCHLIGHT - 2017-09-22 23:18:00

Bainbridge holds Sarasota scoreless as offense puts on a show

Bainbridge scored on every drive in the first half and played through a running clock for most of the second as the Bearcats (4-1) beat Sarasota 51-0 at Centennial Field. The win marks the second shutout for the Bearcats in as many weeks. Turnovers plagued the Sailors (3-3) from the beginning, and B

POST-SEARCHLIGHT - 2017-09-22 23:59:59