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Medics Honored for Saving 116 Lives

Medics Honored for Saving 116 Lives

VALDOSTA – Forty-eight employees of South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services were recently presented Life Saver award medals by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council, accounting for 116 live saves. Life Saver medals are awarded to paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who successfully revive a patient who is found not breathing and […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes man barricades himself in home, deputies break down door to make arrest

Lowndes man barricades himself in home, deputies break down door to make arrest

DASHER – A Dasher man is in custody after barricading himself inside a home in an apparent attempt to resist deputies who were executing a warrant for his arrest. On Tuesday afternoon, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed an arrest warrant for a man at a residence in the 4000 block of Highway 41 after recovering stolen […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes deputies seize 18 pounds of pot possibly flown from Colorado

Lowndes deputies seize 18 pounds of pot possibly flown from Colorado

LOWNDES Co. – Two Florida men are behind bars after Lowndes deputies seized 18 pounds of various marijuana products during an Interstate 75 traffic stop last week, and investigators believe the drugs were flown from Colorado to Atlanta. On Tuesday, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk released information about the incident which occurred at 9:38 a.m. on March […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Five arrested, two at large in FBI gang and drug trafficking case

Five arrested, two at large in FBI gang and drug trafficking case

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, in conjunction with Everette Ragan, Commander, Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, and Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin, Sr., Chief of Police, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan P.D., announces the following arrests as part of a major joint federal/state narcotics based operation. On March 22, 2017, the Federal […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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State Agencies Utilize New App to Help Prevent and Report Child Deaths

State Agencies Utilize New App to Help Prevent and Report Child Deaths

DECATUR, Ga. – More than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented. That is the finding of the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program (GCFR) which evaluates all injury, sleep-related, and unexpected/suspicious deaths involving children who are less than 18 years old. In an effort to prevent and reduce incidents of child abuse and […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 3-29-17

Morning News Briefs for 3-29-17

New job opportunities will come to Tifton with the completion of construction on a new Piedmont National Corporation distribution Center. 30 workers will be employed at the facility which is expected to go online in the summer. April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and across the nation advocates will work to heighten awareness of […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Georgia football opens second week of spring practice

Georgia football opens second week of spring practice

ATHENS, Ga. – With temperatures hovering near 80 degrees at the beginning, Georgia practiced for two and a half hours and now has only 11 more practices this spring. The spring finale will be the annual G-Day intrasquad game on Saturday, April 22. Following Tuesday’s session, Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart was left looking for […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Justice, Samone’ Dixon Highlight List of GSC Academic Honorees

Justice, Samone’ Dixon Highlight List of GSC Academic Honorees

VALDOSTA – In an announcement made by the league office Thursday, Beau Justice and Kenya Samone’ Dixon were voted on as two of 11 Gulf South Conference student-athletes to earn a spot on the 2015-16 GSC Fireseeds Winter All-Academic Team. In addition, the pair hoops standouts joined three other men’s basketball players and three other […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Men’s Tennis Tops UWA for Their Fifth Straight Victory

VSU Men’s Tennis Tops UWA for Their Fifth Straight Victory

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7 nationally ranked Valdosta State men’s tennis team captured their fifth consecutive victory after defeating the Tigers of West Alabama with a 5-1 win in singles competition during a Gulf South Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon in Pensacola, Fla. Due to predicted bad weather, the two teams only faced off in singles competition. […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Investing for Major Financial Goals

Investing for Major Financial Goals

Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what investing without setting clear-cut goals is like. If you’re […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Mega Load Machine Rotor to Travel through Middle and South Georgia

Mega Load Machine Rotor to Travel through Middle and South Georgia

TIFTON – A mega load machine rotor will be passing through middle and south Georgia this week as it travels from Interstate 95 at the Georgia/South Carolina state line to the Florida state line on I-75. The 19-axle rig will be traveling overnight beginning Tuesday evening and is expected to reach its destination shortly after midnight […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

VALDOSTA – The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center recently received the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high quality cancer care. Pearlman is one of only two hospitals in […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

VHS debate team visits Sallas Mahone

VHS debate team visits Sallas Mahone

VALDOSTA – Pam Childress, and her award winning Valdosta High School Debate Team, engaged 5th grade CATalyst students at Sallas Mahone Elementary. Students learned all about the official debate procedures and were given a topic, formed teams, researched, and participated in a simulated debate. What a phenomenal opportunity for fifth graders to be exposed to […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta city employees participate in Pinevale Elementary career day

Valdosta city employees participate in Pinevale Elementary career day

VALDOSTA – Fourteen City of Valdosta employees participated in the Pinevale Elementary School Career Day on March 24 to inspire students to stay in school and to prepare them for future success. The visit also exposed the youth to a variety of careers in local government. Several city employees and departments were involved including Larry Ogden, Julious Holloway and Danny Rickman from […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County School Nutrition Program Participates in Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day

Lowndes County School Nutrition Program Participates in Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day

LOWNDES Co. – Pine Grove Middle School participated in ‘Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day’ on Friday, March 24 in the celebration of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Awareness Week, March 20-24, 2017. Students were served a nutritional lunch meal created by the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program and the Georgia Department […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: In Spite of All the Evidence to the Contrary, a Study Finds Cats Are Actually Nice

In Other News: In Spite of All the Evidence to the Contrary, a Study Finds Cats Are Actually Nice

  Cats have a reputation for being . . . um . . . totally indifferent to whether you live or die.  But according to a new study, they actually DO care . . . they just don’t express it like a drooling, licking, tail-wagging dog. Researchers at Oregon State University found that cats like […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: The Five Most Common White Lies Parents Tell

In Other News: The Five Most Common White Lies Parents Tell

A new survey found the five most common white lies parents tell.  Check ’em out . . . 1.  Telling your kids that an annoying toy is lost . . . when you really got rid of it. 2.  Lying to your friends about your parenting style.  “Oh yeah, we totally limit screen time too […]

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: Police Have to Intervene After a Taco Bell Runs Out of Mild Sauce

In Other News: Police Have to Intervene After a Taco Bell Runs Out of Mild Sauce

Earlier this month, a woman went through the Taco Bell drive-thru in South Euclid, Ohio and asked for some mild sauce. Unfortunately, the store was totally out and only had the FIRE sauce left. And the woman was so angry that she wouldn’t move out of the drive-thru line until they either gave her a […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lady Blazer Tennis Wins Fourth Straight; Defeats UWA 5-2

Lady Blazer Tennis Wins Fourth Straight; Defeats UWA 5-2

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 10 ranked Valdosta State women’s tennis team won their fourth straight match with a 5-2 win over No. 22 West Alabama on Saturday afternoon in Pensacola, Fla. Due to the fear of poor incoming weather, the two teams elected to start the match with singles play, and No. 26 ranked […]

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Resurfacing Projects Scheduled to Begin Wednesday in Berrien and Lanier

Resurfacing Projects Scheduled to Begin Wednesday in Berrien and Lanier

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

LANIER C0. – Resurfacing projects on state routes in Berrien and Lanier counties are scheduled to begin Wednesday as the Georgia Department of Transportation continues to tackle deferred road maintenance. The contractor will work on the two projects simultaneously because the routes join in Ray City. They are: Eight miles on state Route 37 from […]

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Valdosta police searching for two men in stolen car “hit and run”

Valdosta police searching for two men in stolen car “hit and run”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Investigators with the Valdosta Police Department are searching for two suspects who reportedly fled from officers Sunday morning in a stolen car, crashed and managed to avoid apprehension on foot. At approximately 10:16 a.m., VPD units attempted to stop a reported stolen vehicle in the 600 block of Force Street, according to VPD […]

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