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Tifton man arrested in Omega for Taco Bell break-in in Moultrie

According to an article from The Moultrie Observer, Kelvin Russell, 46, of Tifton, broke into the Taco Bell on Veteran’s Parkway North in Moultrie at approximately 3:30 a.m. to attack his ex-girlfriend, who was working at the time.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-15 14:00:00

After Coffee, Bacon next on Fitzgerald’s menu

“It feels like a long time,” said second-year head coach Tucker Pruitt. Yet at the same time, he said, it feels like practice began just yesterday.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-15 17:00:00

3 people charged, 2 more sought in drug operation

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Since the beginning of August, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team has been working an undercover drug operation at a house located at 820 Sixth St. S.E.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 23:14:00

Ga. Peanut Commission seeks national nominee

Neil Lee of Bronwood, Ga., serves as the current alternate for the state of Georgia. The term for the current Georgia alternate expires Dec. 31, 2018.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 00:18:00

Hearings to begin Thursday in mass murder case

Attorneys defending Jeffrey Alan Peacock and prosecutors are set to argue defense motions in the case. Some 80 defense motions have been filed, and three days, including Friday and Aug. 24 if needed, have been set aside for Colquitt County Superior Court Judge James E. Hardy to hear attorneys from b

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 00:39:00

ABAC Performance Preview set for Aug. 16

This preview event will highlight the new additions and spotlight the returning series such as the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, the First Tuesday concerts, An Evening for ABAC, the Baldwin Players’ productions, and all other musical performances at the college.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-15 20:00:00

Police: Man broke into restaurant to confront ex-girlfriend

The suspect, Kelvin Russell, had argued with employee Dianna Johnson in the day, Moultrie Police Department Sgt. Vernon Nobles said.


Food scores for August 6 through August 10

The following food service establishments were inspected in Tift County between August 6 and August 10. These establishments were evaluated according to the rules and regulations set forth in the Georgia State Chapter 290-5-14.The violations for each establishment are divided into two categories, P


Plan ahead for storm safety

An average of 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic during that time, bringing with them heavy rains, powerful winds and accompanying floods and tornadoes.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Lanier man sentenced on meth charge

Wallace H. "Wally" Hendley, 55, of Lakeland was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison by senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, according to a justice department statement.

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-15 20:46:10

Congo native visits UGA through Mandella Fellowship

Greg Fonsah, left, a University of Georgia Tifton campus professor, will lead Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow visiting UGA-Tifton from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in banana research. Akonkwa is taking part in Fonsah’s research through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leade


ABAC begins fall term with highest enrollment ever

From left, ABAC freshmen Estra Batten, Madison Blansett, and Nishanti Ross led the way from ABAC Lakeside to the Freshman Convocation in Gressette Gym on Tuesday morning. (Special Photo)

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-08-15 19:09:00

Family of murdered woman seeks answers, closure

“Oh, Candy was funny,” Jewett said. “She was free-hearted, she laughed… I told her all the time that when she laughed she sounded like an old cackling hen.”


GA Forestry Commission to offer prescribed fire certification course

TIFTON, Ga. -- Georgia Forestry Commission is offering a prescribed fire certification course.Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled throughout the year where they will receive a comprehensive study manual and instruction on subjects such as fire behavior, fire weather and

WGXA.TV - 2018-08-15 09:54:32

Man, teen charged with marijuana

The driver, identified as Shanquille Walker, failed to maintain lane, leading to the traffic stop, said Sgt. Channing McDowell of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team.


ABAC begins fall term classes with highest enrollment ever

ABAC freshmen, from left, Estra Batten, Madison Blansett, and Nishanti Ross led the way from ABAC Lakeside to the Freshman Convocation in Gressette Gym on Tuesday morning. All these students hope to receive their bachelor’s degrees at the 2022 commencement ceremony. Batten is a biology major from


Songwriters to play at Playhouse

To be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the Downtown Valdosta Songwriters Showcase will feature performances from Nashville writers Greg Barnhill and Johnny Bulford and Valdosta musician Joe Smothers.


Police planning pool party for students

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County students and their parents are invited to cool down after the first days of classes during a pool party with Moultrie police.The Moultrie Police Department is partnering with the Moultrie-Colquitt County Recreation Authority for the event that runs from 3:30 p.m.-7:30


County considers zoning for industrial park expansion

“It continues out the industrial park that is there now,” said county manager Jim Carter. “It’s just an expansion of the park, growing that industrial park. I think, if everything goes well, we’ll continue to see expansion of the park.”


SRTC-Thomasville, Tifton practical nursing students pinned

On Thursday, Aug. 2, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) held a pinning ceremony where the most recent class of Practical Nursing (PN) students from the Thomasville and Tifton Campus locations were honored. The ceremony commemorates the students’ successful completion of their nursing coursew