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Pebble Hill Plantation continues effort to preserve slave graves

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) - Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville is continuing its efforts to preserve the history of former plantation workers. In a partnership with Thomas University, Pebble Hill had a survey completed in 2013, to verify the condition of over 100 graves in the workers cemetery. With the help of the university’s Geospatial Analysis Planning and Preservation Center, the students were able to collect valuable information including names, dates of birth and locations of some of the graves.
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July show at the Jefferson Arts Gallery

For those who love supporting the artistic endeavors of the creative people in their communities, or for those who merely wish to appreciate art itself, mark your calendars! “The Sweetest Smiles of Summer” members exhibit at the Jefferson Arts Gallery is almost here!. On Saturday, July 2, the...
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City of Thomasville celebrates its parks for Parks and Recreation Month

The City of Thomasville is celebrating its parks for Parks and Recreation Month throughout the month of July. Parks and Recreation Month has been celebrated in the U.S. since 1985. The City of Thomasville will use this opportunity to celebrate and highlight city-owned parks and recreation activities throughout the community.

What’s In Store?

Lillie & Co is owned and operated by women who love to style your littles. The Thomasville, Georgia, store specializes in clothing, accessories, toys and gifts from local and nationally recognized brands. For summer, the store is loving the styles of Beaufort Bonnet Company. The little ladies in your life can step out in pastel summer styles in the Annie Apron Dress with Wand Appliqué and Laney’s Little Set with Rainbow Stripe. A day at the beach isn’t complete without a new suit. The Brookhaven Bathing Suit and Wave Spotter Swim Set come in a Caicos Canopy print featuring vibrant colors and whimsical foliage. Bows and ruffles make for dainty details. Set sail with the Sanibel Board Shorts in the Smooth Sailing print dotted with sherbet sailboats.

Colquitt County Sheriff's Office searching for missing man

The Colquitt County Sheriff's Office needs help locating a missing person. Christopher Jackson Merritt, also known as C.J. Merritt, was last seen near the Moultrie YMCA. Merritt is a 53 -year-old white male. He stands at 5'09" and weighs 165 lbs. Police say he has a barbwire tattoo on his...

Fish Fry at JSCC!

On Friday, July 15, the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center will be hosting a Drive-Thru Fish Fry, starting at 11 a.m. Delicious fish lunches will be served for just $10 a plate, and include a drink. The Jefferson Senior Citizens Center is located at 1155 N. Jefferson St., in Monticello. For more information, contact the center at (850) 342-0242.

Three local elections already decided

The qualification period for candidates for public offices ended recently, with the result of three presumptive winners in local races. The three candidates who stand unopposed are incumbent Monticello Councilman George Evans, of Group 1; incumbent Monticello Councilwoman Gloria Cox, of Group 2; and Willie Ann Dickey, the sole candidate for the School Board, District 2, seat presently occupied by longtime School Board Member Sandra Saunders.

South Georgia career fair hopes to combat worker shortage

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) - While the unemployment rate is slowly creeping down in Georgia, job seekers say it’s sometimes hard to find good, quality paying jobs. Several people looking for work stopped by the mega career fair at the Department of Labor with their resumes in hand, hoping to find just that.

7v7 notebook: Maclay takes on Aucilla Christian nearing mid-summer point

We are in the thick of summer right now. It feels hotter and hotter every day, everyone is in full relaxation mode and it's grind time for football teams around the Big Bend. With the Fourth of July break right around the corner, two smaller school squads fit in some 7v7 action before some time off.  Aucilla Christian made the short trip down from Monticello to north Tallahassee to take on Maclay. This is the first time...

High schoolers get learning opportunities through PCOM

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - Some high school students considering a career in medicine got a first-hand look at what it might be like. PCOM South Georgia offers a unique experience for high school students. This will expose them to medical careers. Students are getting a chance to experience what it...

Depot Day planned for July 2

The Gulf Wind Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is hosting their annual open house event called Depot Day at the Historical Lloyd Train Depot on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Gulf Wind Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society owns the historical building,...

Fourth of July fireworks back on

After a skipped year, the Fourth of July fireworks show is back on schedule once again. Ken Faircloth, commander of the Otto Walker Post 49 of the American Legion, told the Monticello News last week that his group plans on holding the popular event on Monday evening, July 4. Faircloth...

Lillie Mae Feacher Williams

Lillie Mae Feacher Williams was born on June 2, 1940, in Monticello, Fla. She was the fifth born of 10 children to the late Anthony Feacher, Sr. and the late Ellen Cuyler Feacher. Lillie was formerly educated in Madison, Fla., where she attended Madison County Training School, graduating with honors...

Triple L group meets for lunch

Triple L (LLL) a senior group sponsored by the Monticello First Baptist Church (MFBC) met in May for its monthly meeting of fellowship with friends. The gathering was well-attended. MFBC Pastor Sean opened the meeting with prayer, followed by Acting President Maggie Shofner introducing Sue Getch to share the invocation.

This Guy Won $2 Million Dollars And He Owes It All To His Dog

We've discovered one of the cutest and most surprising lottery stories ever!. Leonard Linton, a 42-year-old man from Pinetta, Florida has recently won the Florida Lottery from using a '100x The Cash' scratch-off game. Leonard does have a special someone to thank for his big winnings - his little dachshund named Ivy!

Catherine (Cathy) Jane Weaver

Catherine (Cathy) Jane Weaver, age 76, of Hahira, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Cathy was born in Patterson, New Jersey on April 26, 1946, to the late George Frank and Almeda Alberta Washburn Schaffer. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church serving in the Ladies auxiliary and was an active member of the choir. She had worked as an accountant/bookkeeper for several business in Valdosta beginning with ITT Thompson, and retiring with Stewart, Fowler, Holley.

Thomasville Dental hosting donation drive for Halcyon Home

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Thomasville Dental is hosting a drive for Halcyon Home, which is a non-profit organization to help support battered women. They are asking the community to donate things from beauty products to clothing. Halcyon Home began in 1994 in Thomasville. Since it's beginning, they have been...