S.W.A.T. will have its second annual Spiritual Awards at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Willie J. Williams Middle School. This is a formal affair.
The NAACP will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Ryce Center.
Team Lean 2013
Team Lean 2013, a ten-week weight loss competition, wil start Jan. 3 and end March 14, 2013. Registration will be open from Dec. 3 to Jan. 10. Participants may compete as a team of three or as an individual. For more information, call Felicia Richardson or Trey Duncan at 985-1154.
Serenity House Fundraiser
The Moultrie Police Department is hosting a fundraiser for Serenity House. Christmas portraits will be taken at the Barber-Tucker Bed and Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kim Young at 319-3755, Donna Wilson at 319-3969 or Cindy Weeks at 890-5500.
The Colquitt County Arts Center will be presenting ‘A Crazy Christmas Showcase’ on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
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Thomasville mental hospital to close
One of Thomas County largest employers — at more than 700 — and a longtime regional state mental hospital will close Dec. 31.
More than 700 jobs to be eliminated when hospital closes
Effects of the closing of one Thomas County’s biggest employers, a state mental hospital established in the 1960s, are rippling through the community.
How will 'Obamacare' affect Moultrians?
With Georgia electing not to participate in Medicaid expansion, Colquitt Regional Medical Center and other hospitals in the area likely will rack up more expenses related to treating the uninsured.
While hundreds of thousands of Georgians not covered by Medicaid now will remain in that category, existing health insurance customers will see some benefits.
Suspect charged in ATV theft
A man accused in the theft of a four-wheeler taken from Roundtree Bridge Road could face an additional charge related to a phony $20 bill.
Passing speeder damages truck door
A tractor driver had the door of his ride sucked open and smashed by a fast-moving SUV whose driver did not stop.
Suspects charged in separate shootings
Law enforcement brought murder charges this week against a Moultrie man who was interviewed in the days following the fatal shooting of Norman Park resident Dusty Carroll. A suspect has also been charged in an unrelated, non-fatal shooting March 10.
Moultrie woman named Tift County Teacher of the Year
A Moultrie woman who teaches at Omega Elementary School has been named the 2013-14 Tift County Teacher of the Year.
Woman flees from kidnapper
A woman reported a former boyfriend forced her into the back of her car, took her out while he bought drugs, and then she jumped out when the car slowed.
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