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THOMASVILLE — The question had been posed to Jack Hadley repeatedly. 

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VALDOSTA — Some Valdosta Middle School students are spending their summer vacation across the pond. 

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County Board of Commissioners approved a budget Wednesday afternoon that is slightly smaller than last year’s. While millage rates won’t be set until August, the budget is built on the same tax revenue as last year.

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TIFTON — For the fourth year in a row, SparkIT Computing Camp attendees have started learning about computers and coding while on summer break.

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VALDOSTA — Saft, a battery manufacturing company, was recognized by the city and county for being Supplier of the Year for The Boeing Company.

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VALDOSTA — With little more than some Legos and a smart phone, youngsters who participated in the Valdosta State University computing summer camp created working robots.

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TIFTON — The sound of basketballs against hardwood was ubiquitous at Tift County High School this week. Participants in the Lil’ Devils hoops camp filled the floor, taking over five of the six standard goals and another that was brought in for the littlest of hands.

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THOMASVILLE — The Thomas County Board of Education’s fiscal 2020 budget of $57.7 million reflects a 5.5 percent increase with no increase on property taxes.

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DALTON, Ga. — The damaged oversized decorative baseball at the Miracle Field has been reshaped and will be restored, refurbished and given a new surrounding after it was knocked off its pedestal, dented and scuffed over the weekend.

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DALTON, Ga. — With an increase in teacher salaries and raises for non-certified personnel, Whitfield County Schools may have to dip into its general fund reserve balance for the next fiscal year, but it would be just a little dip.

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VALDOSTA — A visiting artist who was in town for one day had about $10,000 worth of camera equipment stolen from his vehicle Sunday night.

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THOMASVILLE — A former employee of a U.S. 19 South store had been restricted from being at the business earlier in the day when he returned Monday night, according to reports.

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VALDOSTA – The 1969 Stonewall Inn riots in New York, an event chronicled as the driving force behind gay rights organizations, will be remembered at an upcoming community picnic. 

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County sheriff’s investigators have arrested a former employee in connection with a burglary at CTV Pick-A-Part two weeks ago.

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CAIRO — Young bikers are revving their engines for an upcoming event intended to promote academics among motocross athletes, but nearby residents say they're concerned about the implications.

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THOMASVILLE — Some motorists who attempted to forge flooded streets during heavy rainfall Sunday found their vehicles disabled, while a car left a city street and landed in a ditch.

DALTON, Ga. — A Whitfield County grand jury has indicted a Dalton man who is charged with murder on additional counts after the man and the district attorney were unable to reach a plea deal.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — No one was hurt when a van plowed into the rear of a house on Hillcrest Avenue Thursday around lunch time.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Sara Brinson Browne, 89, passed away Thursday at her residence. Services will be held Saturday June 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Irwinton Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Dr. Gary Horton will officiate. Ms. Browne was born in Climax, Ga. the daughter of the late Roger Hu…

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Brown Harden transition from this life on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Scenic Memorial Gardens. She was born on May 20, 1940 to the late Mr. Earnist and Arline Trawick Brown in Hancock County, Georgia. She …

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny B. Booker of Atlanta, formerly of Milledgeville, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, beginning at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church 508 Ga Highway 49 West, Milledgeville. Remains will lie in state at 1 p.m. until the service hour. The interment will foll…

Dorothy Darby Wharton, 95, of Greenville, S.C. passed away on June 9, 2019, in Milledgeville. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James Hopkins Wharton; her parents, Edward Darby and Lena Coker Darby, of Belton, S.C.; and twin sister, Anna Smith Rhodes. She is survived by her son…

Robert Melvin Langford Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday at his residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Nunn-Wheeler Cemetery. The Rev. Bobby Gale will officiate. Mr. Langford was born in Milledgeville, the son of the late Robert Melvin and Rebecca Langfo…