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'Chat N' Chew' Listening Session Set For January 29

City of Douglas elected officials announced earlier this week that the first of 2018's listening sessions with constituents will be held later this month on Monday, January 29, 2018. Community members of the City of Douglas Ward 1 are invited to attend a "Chat N' Chew" Listening Session with electe

DOUGLASENTERPRISE.NET - 2018-01-19 17:31:08

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Hawkinsville man

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the GBI have filed a murder charge in the weekend death of a Hawkinsville man. Dolton Harper, 36, was formally charged after he had been in custody since the shooting as the prime suspect in the killing of Vernard Porter, 28, Saturday afternoon. Porter was pro


Judge Robert W. Chasteen Jr. to receive award

ATLANTA - Cordele Judicial District Superior Court Chief Judge Robert W. Chasteen Jr. of Fitzgerald has been selected as a recipient of the 19th annual Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service, presented by the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice's Commission on


Tift County celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

After starting from the corner of 17th Street and Central Ave and marching to the downtown courthouse in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, marchers broke out in song. "Oh freedom, Oh freedom, Oh freedom over me; Before I'll be a slave, I'll be buried in my grave; And go home to the Lord a


Padgett places 3rd in National 4-H fashion revue competition

Savannah Padgett recently represented Georgia 4-H in the fashion revue competition at the Western National Roundup January 4-7 in Denver, Colorado, where she placed 3rd. Padgett is currently enrolled at ABAC in Tifton, where is she working on completing her core studies before transferring to UGA to


Buddy Pittman is elected Eastman council chairman

The Eastman City Council held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 9 at the Eastman City Hall Council Chambers and elected officers for the new year. The council elected Buddy Pittman as the new city council chairperson. Previously, Raymond Mullis had held that position for many years.


Prince Automotive Makes $200K+ Donation To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Prince Automotive Group has made a donation of $214,248.66 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's automotive program. The group donated parts and equipment from all dealerships including Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, and Douglas to the college. The donated parts and equipment are for Honda, Mazda, For


Dr. Angela Battle's MLK Day Celebration Speech

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Angela Battle of Hazlehurst Pediatrics was the featured speaker Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She gave a stirring presentation, the text of which follows.] Good Morning everyone! I am so thrilled that you could come to t


Restaurant hosts Public Service Day

MOULTRIE, Ga - Cam Ford of the Moultrie Fire Department shows children and their parents the equipment carried on a fire truck Saturday at the Public Service Day sponsored by Sho'Boat's restaurant. Toby Wilkes - who, along with his wife, owns the restaurant - said they held the event to show 'gratit

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-21 00:21:00

Elton Baldy honored at Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Attendees were able to visit with a variety of vendors at the farm show. TIFTON, Ga. - A Norman Park grower was named the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer at last week's Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton. Elton Baldy received the annual award, which is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commiss

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-20 21:18:00

'American Pickers' coming through Ga.

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia. They plan to film episodes of the hit series "American Pickers" throughout the region this winter. "American Pickers" is a documentary series on History that explores the fascinating world of antique "picking."


City of Valdosta Coordinates 2018 Georgia Homeless Count Locally

The City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development Division is coordinating the 2018 Georgia Homeless Count for Valdosta and Lowndes County, part of a statewide effort through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to determine the number of homeless families and individuals in Georgia. The da

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

Hahira Elementary to hold fundraiser

HAHIRA - Hahira Elementary School will hold a fundraiser to encourage positive student behavior. The event is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 at the Hahira Huddle House. Jennifer Lukens, a teacher at Hahira Elementary, spoke of the purpose of the fundraiser. She said the money will fund Posit

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-20 14:30:00

How federal shutdown would affect Valdosta area

Derrek Vaughn | The Valdosta Daily TimesValdosta resident Lynn Chaney visits the post office. In the event of a government shutdown, the mail will still be delivered because the postal service gets its revenue from sales, not tax dollars, according to a spokesperson. VALDOSTA - With a shutdown of th

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-19 20:07:00

Column: Okay, I've got some explaining to do

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Occasionally I find it necessary to explain some words and phrasings I use in my columns. Not everyone was fortunate enough to be raised on a two-horse farm, to run barefooted in a freshly plowed field and to listen to WCKY in Cincinnati at night on an old RCA radio where the tubes w

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-19 14:47:00

Calhoun produce competes for $30,000 grant

A 1947 International truck, complete with giant strawberry, welcomes visitors to Calhoun Produce in Ashburn. (Staff Photo: Jon Gosa) Sheila Rice, Calhoun Produce's vice president, shows off this year's recently sprouted strawberry crop. (Staff Photo: Jon Gosa) An Ankole-Watusi bull, a show-stopper i

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-01-20 22:01:00

Man shot during dice game in Beaumont

Beaumont police are searching for a 26-year-old man who fired several shots at a 23-year-old man in disturbance stemming from a dice game at about 1:30 am Saturday, at 5080 Helbig Road, Plymouth Village. The victim was shot several times in the legs. The suspect left. The victim is expected to be

KFDM-TV - 2018-01-20 09:30:57

Two Beaumont high schools to merge to create 6-A school

BEAUMONT - The number of public high schools went from three to two overnight. The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers voted at their regular meeting on Thursday to merge Central High School with Ozen High School, creating a 6-A school. West Brook is the other 6-A public high scho

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2018-01-20 22:37:00

Were you 'Seen' at the Women's March?

Kim Brent Published 8:32 pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 Were you 'Seen' at the Women's March? 1 / 77 Marchers chanted as they made their way up Calder Avenue during the Women's March hosted by Golden Triangle Indivisible in Beaumont Saturday. The event is one of many taking place throughout the nat

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-21 02:30:37

Two People Arrested for Endangering a Child

Haven Iglesias, a 22 year old Beaumont woman, was located inside of the vehicle, holding her 4 month old baby. Due to Sanders' reckless actions during the pursuit, as well as Iglesias holding the baby during the pursuit, they were both charged with Endangering a Child. Sanders and Iglesias were tran

KFDM-TV - 2018-01-20 14:34:15