Morning News Briefs for 2-17-16

| February 17, 2016

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Two men have been shot in separate early morning incidents in Moultrie and agents with the GBI are investigating. One of the victims has died and the other has been airlifted to a Macon hospital. As police were on the scene of the initial 7th Street incident the second report of a 4th Street shooting came in. The GBI has not determined if the shootings were related.

It has been a year and a half since the killing of Edward Ferguson in Adel. The August 2014 shooting also left Anthony Hill with multiple serious injuries. The murder and assault took place in the public housing site on Holiday Street. Now, a $4,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Persons interested in experiencing the functions of city government operations close-up have until March 18th to obtain and complete their applications for the April class of Government 101. Classes begin April 4th and it’s limited to 25 people. Applications are due by March 18th, but it is first-come, first-served. They can be filled out online or picked up from the public information office.

Thanks to a helping hand from the Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Hearts Give Challenge and the KidCents initiative the Children’s Advocacy Center has received a $5,000 donation from Rite Aid Drugs in Valdosta. The check was presented by the Rite Aid located at North Oak Street Extension and Perimeter Road. CAC officials will use the funds in therapy services provision for children and families who have suffered from abuse.

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