SOWEGA Roundup: Moultrie woman believed killed

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie woman found dead Friday night was apparently murdered, police officials say.

The Moultrie Observer reports that Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock said the body of 57-year-old Trejo Dominga was found in a driveway along the back of Regency Village, a mobile home park off Quitman Highway.

Brock said the body will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for autopsy either Monday or Tuesday, depending on the lab’s holiday schedule, but that initial indications are that her death is a homicide.

If ruled so, it would be the fifth murder of the year in Colquitt County, the paper reports.


Climax residents upset with post office closure.

CLIMAX, Ga. — Residents in the Southwest Georgia town of Climax voiced their displeasure with the U.S. Postal Service's decision to close their post office last week.

According to the Bainbridge Post Searchlight, about 30 citizens of Climax attended a public hearing outside the Climax Post Office building Thursday afternoon, voicing their frustrations with the way the town’s post office was recently closed.

Angela Collier, the manager of Post Office operations for the North Florida district, told the Climax residents that the post office had to move quickly out of the building because its lease had expired and could not be renewed. She said that the United States Postal Service (USPS) had initially planned to keep the Climax Post Office open with a reduced six-hour day, but that plan had to be changed when the lease expired on Oct. 31, the newspaper reports.

“We came to the point where we couldn’t reach an agreement,” Collier said. “So we said we’re going to have to take the P.O. boxes out of this office and try to do what we call an ‘emergency suspension.’ And that’s what we did, we put the boxes right down the street at Ware’s and they agreed to become a Village Post Office.”

Officials say that there were negotiations, but that neither party could reach an agreement.

“The information that we received was that the Postal Service broke off the negotiations,” Mayor Charles Hadsock said. “The guy who owns the building did not. He was still willing, and is still willing to negotiate.”