Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
September 9, 2004
Like many other south Georgia towns, Colquitt is built on a square with the courthouse at the center. This is the town's fourth courthouse, the other three burned in 1873, 1902 and 1904.
On one corner of this square, sits the beautiful Tarrer Inn and restaurant. The Tarrer Inn was built in 1905 and restored just ten years ago. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colquitt was established in 1860 and named for W. T. Colquitt of Halifax, Virginia. Colquitt is the county seat of Miller County, Georgia. The city has a population of about two thousand, the county about 6,500.
This is the site of the National Mayhaw Festival. In case you don't know, the mayhaw is a berry used to make jelly, wine, and desserts.
Every spring, Colquitt's Mayhaw Festival features a parade, crafts and antiques, a tennis tournament, civil war re-enactments and more. There's even a Mayhaw Queen, who, by the way will be crowned this weekend during the Mayhaw pageant.
When you drive through Colquitt, you can't miss all the beautiful murals painted on the sides of buildings. But these are more than just pretty paintings. They tell stories of how life used to be in the old South, and they portray stories collected for the play Swamp Gravy.
There are nine of them all over town and once the 10th mural is finished, "It will make us Georgia's first mural city and part of an international promotion for public art through the Global Mural Society."
The 10th mural is being painted at the New Life Learning Cent It's here in Colquitt, Georgia where you can see Georgia's official Native American Monument. This beautiful 27 foot tall scuplture pays tribute to Native Americans, who first inhabitated this land.
Artist Peter Toth carved the monument from a red cedar log. He's created these monuments he calls "Whispering Giants" in all 50 states. The one in Georgia stands just outside the Welcome Center on Highway 27 in Colquitt.