Area News

Honoring Local Black Educators!

George Boston Rhynes (229) 251-8645 5004 Oak Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31605-1144 TO:  The Quitman Free Press (Letter To The Editor) Its been fifty (50) years since graduating from Washington Street High School Class of 1970 in Quitman-Brooks County Georgia School System.  This was an all-black segregated school with all black educators and I say thanks to…

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February is Library Lovers Month!

Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning and so much more. February is Library Lovers Month! There are many reasons to love your local public library. Show some love by telling us why you love your library on Twitter using #LoveYourLibrary and #GeorgiaLibraries. Whether you’re working on a school assignment, looking…

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Nature Photography Workshop with John Reed Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

  FOLKSTON, Georgia – Local award winning and widely published nature photographer, John Reed, will conduct a Spring Nature Photography Workshop at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, March 6 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.). “March is a wonderful time to photograph at Okefenokee. Winter is on the wane and…

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News from Congressman Austin Scott

HOME MEET AUSTIN HELP CENTER ISSUES CONTACT Dear Friend, This past week, House Democrats again chose partisan politics and took the unprecedented step to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) from her Congressional Committee assignments based off of remarks she made prior to being elected to Congress. The majority party has never attempted to remove…

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New State Record Hickory Shad Caught on Ogeechee River

GEORGIA – A day of fishing is good, but you know what makes it even better? A day you catch a new state record! Christian Blake Jones of Swainsboro, GA was out targeting crappie when he reeled in this new state record hickory shad. His catch, caught on the Ogeechee River (Emanuel County), weighed 2…

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State Election Board Meeting (Webinar) Wednesday, February 10, 9am

GEORGIA – The Secretary of State Elections Division reminds Georgians, “Please see the attached UPDATED agenda for the State Election Board meeting (Webinar) that will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.” As a reminder to all interested parties, there will be no public comments at tomorrow’s scheduled State Election Board meeting due…

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