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Valdosta > Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle

Valdosta > Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle

VALDOSTA — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle around 5:08 a.m. this morning. The Valdosta Police Department responded to reports of a pedestrian getting hit by a Ford Ranger. The pedestrian, Lance Bernard Russell was hit while walking on the block of 400 Gil Harbin Industrial Boulevard. Police believe Russell was walking too close to the road […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > Previous Tenant Breaks Into Home

Valdosta > Previous Tenant Breaks Into Home

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police Department officials responded to reports of a burglary in progress on Wednesday.   Around 3:05 p.m. officers found Elphonso Moore inside of a home on 2512 Muscogee Drive. The owner of the home, Patreace Brinson reported that Moore was the previous homeowner and did not have permission to be inside of […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Americus > Car Shop Burglarized Twice

Americus > Car Shop Burglarized Twice

AMERICUS — Ten cars were broken into at Americus Auto Care on U.S. 19. This was the second time the car shop was burglarized in one week. The suspects went through the vehicles’ glove boxes looking for valuables. The owner of the shop, Robert Klein told WALB that the robbers didn’t steal much but did take […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Atlanta > Missing Student Found in Illinois

Atlanta > Missing Student Found in Illinois

ATLANTA — The Clark Atlanta University student who disappeared on her way to graduation Monday was found in Illinois, officials said. DeKalb County police spokesman Capt. S.R. Fore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday afternoon that Alexis Jones-Rhodes had been located in Illinois and was safe. Fore also said no criminal activity was involved. No […]

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tampa > Trial over DUI Setup Wraps Up

Tampa > Trial over DUI Setup Wraps Up

CLEARWATER — Attorneys for three lawyers accused by the Florida Bar of tricking a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail a defamation case have rested and a judge could decide the case soon. The legal ethics trial before Judge W. Douglas Baird pits the Florida Bar, which supports the version […]

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ft. Benning > Army Sergeant Sentenced for taking Bribes in Afghanistan

Ft. Benning > Army Sergeant Sentenced for taking Bribes in Afghanistan

FT. BENNING — After six tours of duty in the Middle East, an Army veteran will serve more than four years in federal prison for accepting bribes from Afghans he let divert fuel from a forward operating base. Sgt. 1st Class James Edward Norris admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court that he shipped some of […]

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Hawks > Carroll Injury Not Serious

Hawks > Carroll Injury Not Serious

ATLANTA — An MRI on DeMarre Carroll’s left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night’s Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Carroll’s agent said Thursday. Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press that Carroll has only a knee sprain and “maybe a little” bone bruise. […]

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hawks > Atlanta Wilts Under LeBron Spotlight

Hawks > Atlanta Wilts Under LeBron Spotlight

ATLANTA — J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew on his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering a pistol. Yep, Smith was that hot. While LeBron James led Cleveland with 31 points, it was Smith who […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Braves > Braves Split Series With Rays in Perez’s Debut

Braves > Braves Split Series With Rays in Perez’s Debut

Kyle Taylor, Valdosta Today Sports ATLANTA – All season long the Braves have been experimenting with this new look roster. This experimenting has mostly come with the starting lineup, but in recent weeks the focus has been on the final two spots in the starting rotation. On Wednesday night, right-handed native out of Venezuela, Williams […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Fayetteville > Pinewood Studios May House Georgia Film Academy

Fayetteville > Pinewood Studios May House Georgia Film Academy

FAYETTEVILLE — Gov. Nathan Deal’s planned Georgia Film Academy has likely found a home at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, according to thecitizen.com. Last week, Pinewood Atlanta Studios architect Bill Foley told the Fayetteville City Council the academy would be located in the Pinewood Production Centre, across the street from the 288-acre studio complex where […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Savannah > Port Achieves 25.8% Growth in April

Savannah > Port Achieves 25.8% Growth in April

SAVANNAH — Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 twenty-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain. “Across the logistics industry, focus has […]

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business School > 18 Things to Stop Doing to be Successful

Business School > 18 Things to Stop Doing to be Successful

Lolly Daskal, Inc. Magazine Too often we act as if time is infinitely available. There’s always another day, right? But that’s a huge mistake. Whether you’re working or having fun, being mindful about how you spend your time is one of the best things you can do for your life. Here are 18 time-wasters to start […]

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

Valdosta > SGMC Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

Valdosta > SGMC Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

VALDOSTA — South Georgia Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of adult […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta > VSU Offers Dozens of Summer Camps for School-Age Children

Valdosta > VSU Offers Dozens of Summer Camps for School-Age Children

  VALDOSTA — During the 2015 summer, Valdosta State University is offering more than 60 fun and educational camps, covering everything from athletics and the arts to science and computers, for boys and girls ages 4 to 18. CAMP DISCOVERY Let’s Act When: 9 a.m. to noon June 1-5 Where: Center for Continuing Education Target […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Plat du Jour > Greek Chicken Kababs with Tzatziki Sauce

Plat du Jour > Greek Chicken Kababs with Tzatziki Sauce

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor I know this time of years is crazy for everyone and I have a great recipe for a graduation party or Memorial Day. This is the time of year when I start craving those summer vegetables and seafood and this recipe is perfect for both. The recipe calls for […]

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Rudnik > The Fight for Fair Housing

Rudnik > The Fight for Fair Housing

A Half-Century Removed, the Struggle for Equal Housing—and Communities—Rages Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor: The twentieth century American civil rights movement, principally, spanned a mere fourteen years—from 1954 until 1968. In 1954, the Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education, unanimously held that school segregation was unconstitutional. Following Brown, a slew of civil […]

| May 20, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Religion > New Study Deepens Understanding of Pew Research Concerning Church Decline

Religion > New Study Deepens Understanding of Pew Research Concerning Church Decline

Dr. Josh Packard & Ashleigh Hope A recent Pew Research Center survey showing a significant drop in the Christian population in America left unanswered why the exodus from the church is underway. A study just released by sociologists Dr. Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope answers that question. In their new book, Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why […]

| May 16, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Wisenbaker > Civil Asset Forfeiture: Government Sponsored Extortion

Wisenbaker > Civil Asset Forfeiture: Government Sponsored Extortion

Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director “I didn’t serve three combat missions in Iraq only to come home and be extorted,” Navy veteran and gun store owner Andrew Clyde told a House Ways and Means subcommittee last February. “Are you telling me you took my money? I can’t believe that y’all guys can walk in […]

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Albany > Man Found Guilty of Injuring Officer

Albany > Man Found Guilty of Injuring Officer

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — A man was found guilty of slamming an officer’s hand in a door at Dougherty County Jail. On August 23, Cody Kalawaia shut a shower stall door on Officer Melvin Downs’ hand. One of his fingers was broken during the incident. Kalawaia was found guilty of aggravated battery and obstruction of an officer. The superior […]

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Bainbridge > Contractor Makes Meth on Job Site

Bainbridge > Contractor Makes Meth on Job Site

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

BAINBRIDGE – A tip lead police to a contractor operating a meth lab at a home construction site. Steven Morrison, 46 of Climax, was arrested in Decatur County after charges he was operating a meth lab in the carport of a new home. At the site on Breedlove Lane, investigators found a 5-gallon bucket with the […]

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Savannah > ConAgra Settles Peanut Butter Case for $11.2 million

Savannah > ConAgra Settles Peanut Butter Case for $11.2 million

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH – ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago. Documents outlining a plea deal with federal prosecutors were filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Georgia. ConAgra […]

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