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Moultrie police ask for help to find missing woman
MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman. Tracie Gleason, 53, was last seen Nov. 30 at Somesh Package Store, according to a post on the City of Moultrie’s Facebook page.
2 South GA teenagers in custody after attempted armed robbery
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - The remaining suspects wanted in connection to an attempted armed robbery that happened at Susie Q in Moultrie are now in police custody. Joshua Sims, 18, Kelvin Howard, 19, are each being charged with felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault.
Colquitt County seeking redemption in state championship
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - The Colquitt County Packers have been anxious to make it back to the state championship after their disappointing upset last year. Now, the Packers are 14-0 and looking for payback.
National rankings: Colquitt County stands alone as top Georgia team
Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week's rankings; the numbers in parentheses are last week's rankings. Produced by Georgia High School Football Daily, a free e-mail newsletter. To join the mailing list, click here.
Chief proposes changes to disorderly conduct rule
MOULTRIE, Ga. — Section 74.8 of the Moultrie City Code of Ordinances defines disorderly conduct as “with intent to cause physical inconvenience, annoyance or alarm by or to a member or members of the public, or recklessly creating a risk.” Followed by that description are 29 subsections that categor
Two robberies, three people shot, one teen is dead
MOULTRIE, Ga. — Law enforcement officers are investigating two robberies that left three people with gunshot wounds since Monday. One person died. A Moultrie teen-ager dropped off at the hospital early Tuesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds died about an hour later.
Sheriff’s Office looking for missing Mitchell County girl
MITCHELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 15-year old girl named Joy Riggins. She was last seen on Saturday (12/8) around 7: 30 p.m in Camilla.
ASU students present research in Berlin
ALBANY — Three Albany Statue University students traveled to Berlin in October for a symposium sponsored by the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt University to present research related to W.E.B. DuBois and historically black colleges and universities.
Colquitt County Ready To Avenge Last Year's Title Game Loss
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - State Championship games for high school football teams in Georgia kick off next week, with Colquitt County playing Wednesday night in the Benz for the AAAAAAA crown.
UPDATE: 2 teens charged in deadly robbery
MOULTRIE, Ga. — Two teenage suspects were in custody Wednesday in connection with a Tuesday morning armed robbery in which a third teen was killed in a shootout with a store clerk.
Program provides personal items for foster kids
TIFTON — The annual Suitcases for Kids drive, hosted by Ruth’s Cottage and The Patticake House in Tifton, is in full swing. Ruth’s Cottage and The Patticake House is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2002, whose aim is to end domestic and sexual violence, as well as child sexual and physical abus
One man dead after attempted robbery
One man is dead after an attempted robbery in Moultrie on Tuesday morning. Nineteen year old Jaelon Powell died from multiple gunshot wounds on Tuesday morning. Moultrie police responded to the Suzy Q Convenience Store on Veterans Parkway.
United Way reaches $555,000 goal
MOULTRIE, Ga. — The United Way of Colquitt County sets a huge goal each year for its fundraising campaign. This year was the largest in the organization’s history —$555,000 — but the men and women of Colquitt County rose to the challenge.
Colquitt County coroner identifies shooting victim
MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie teenager dropped off at the hospital early Tuesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds died about an hour later. Jealon Powell, 19, was pronounced dead at 3:31 a.m. at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock said.
One injured in Moultrie attempted armed robbery
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A store employee was injured during a Tuesday predawn armed robbery attempt, according to officials. Around 1 a.m., an armed robbery attempt happened at Susie Q on Highway 319.
Colquitt County schools to close for championship game; superintendent cites lack of bus drivers
MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County School System has announced the closing of schools Dec. 12 and 13 due to the 7A State Championship Football Game. In a message posted to the system’s Facebook page about 11 a.m. Monday, School Superintendent Doug Howell said the decision is based on the availabili
School system cancels school for state championship
Four southwest Georgia teams are heading to the football state championships in Atlanta next week. Colquitt county packers are going to the state championship. The school system decided to close school next Wednesday and Thursday.
Historic group names Colquitt County Arts Center building to Places in Peril list
MOULTRIE, Ga. — You probably missed it — no one made a big deal about it — but the building that houses the Colquitt County Arts Center marked its 90th birthday this year.
Check-Mate Industries to create 230 jobs, invest $16 million in Thomasville
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - A handgun magazine company is relocating its headquarters to Thomasville, bringing in hundreds of new jobs with million dollar investments. Check-Mate Industries is a family-owned New York company that specializes in producing handgun and rifle magazines and life-saving sur
3 people rescued from Ochlocknee River
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Three people were rescued from Ochlocknee River Tuesday night after getting stuck about a mile from a boat ramp near Highway 19 and Boat Ramp Road, across from Egg and Butter Road in Thomas County.