Local News

Six Engine Companies respond to Structure Fire

Six Engine Companies respond to Structure Fire

VALDOSTA — A structure fire on North Forest Street resulted in no injuries. Valdosta Fire Department responded to a fire call at 2213 N. Forrest Street in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, the responding engine crew reported light smoke within the structure. The engine crew initiated a quick fire attack. A bathroom light and fan […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Thomasville begins Citywide Commercial Building Inspections

Thomasville begins Citywide Commercial Building Inspections

THOMASVILLE – Thomasville Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Tim Connell and Georgia-certified fire inspectors from both Thomasville Fire Rescue and Gold Star have begun to inspect all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. Fire Marshal Connell said that goal is to educate and empower business owners in order to help them understand how to maintain a […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Sheriff’s Office announces Flakka Arrests in Separate Incidents

Sheriff’s Office announces Flakka Arrests in Separate Incidents

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest related to the drug Flakka, or Alpha PVP. Sunday morning investigators with the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 84 West. During the course of the stop, the investigators conducted a search of the […]

| September 1, 2015 | 1 Comments
×

Regional News

Illegal Aliens file Suit demanding Driver’s Licenses

Illegal Aliens file Suit demanding Driver’s Licenses

ATLANTA — A group of immigrants who are living in Georgia without legal status filed suit against Georgia’s Department of Driver Services in federal court Monday, accusing the state agency of violating their constitutional rights by denying them driver’s licenses. The lawsuit says the plaintiffs — not named in the court papers because of “safety […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Hartsfield-Jackson still World’s Busiest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson still World’s Busiest Airport

ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is still the busiest airport in the world when it comes to the number of passengers served each year, according to a new World Airport Traffic Report. Chicago, however, regained its position as No. 1 busiest for aircraft movement, followed by Atlanta and Los Angeles. Atlanta was No. 1 […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Savannah Development Project to receive $26 million in Tax Breaks

Savannah Development Project to receive $26 million in Tax Breaks

SAVANNAH — When people complain about the $26 million in tax breaks Richard Kessler will get to rehab an old Georgia Power plant into a luxury hotel along the Savannah River, the developer points to the bevy of taxpayer-funded deals state officials have been quick to dole out for major projects across Georgia. Kessler, whose […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×

Sports

Georgia plans Indoor Athletics Facility

Georgia plans Indoor Athletics Facility

ATHENS — The continued improvements to the Georgia Athletic facilities will soon be highlighted by the addition of the much-anticipated, state-of-the-art Indoor Athletic Facility. The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced on Monday that the UGA Athletic Board approved the proposal for the facility and is sending it forward to the University System Board of […]

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Richt choses Lambert to Start at QB

Richt choses Lambert to Start at QB

ATHENS — Georgia has made somewhat of a surprising move and named former Virginia starting quarterback and graduate transfer Greyson Lambert as the team’s starting quarterback. Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt announced the move following the team’s Monday practice. “Lambert is going to start the game,” Richt said. “There may be others that get in […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Golson named Seminoles Starter

Golson named Seminoles Starter

TALLAHASSEE – For months, Jimbo Fisher has said he wouldn’t name Florida State’s next starting quarterback until he was ready. On Monday night, he was finally ready. Fisher announced after the Seminoles’ first game-week practice that Everett Golson would start Saturday’s season-opener against Texas State. Golson, a fifth-year senior who transferred to FSU from Notre […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×

Business

Handling Market Volatility Part II

Handling Market Volatility Part II

Stacy Bush, Valdosta Today Financial Contributor Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Tourism in Columbus brings 1.8 million Visitors

Tourism in Columbus brings 1.8 million Visitors

COLUMBUS — The way Clay Dickey sees it, Columbus is — hands down — the only place he and his athletes want to be. That’s a great thing, considering over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, there will be up to 8,000 people visiting Columbus to participate in Dickey’s Black Softball Circuit competition or watch the […]

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Valdosta Jobless Rate Increases

Valdosta Jobless Rate Increases

VALDOSTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.2 percent. The rate rose as the number of jobs decreased and the number of new layoffs, as measured […]

| August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments
×

Living

Renee Hannibal’s Commitment To Students Leads to National Recognition

Renee Hannibal’s Commitment To Students Leads to National Recognition

VALDOSTA — Nine years ago Dr. Ruth Renee Hannibal joined the ranks of an elite group of volunteer mentors committed to making a difference in the lives of students through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s award-winning Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) Mentoring Program. She saw the opportunity as one more chance to connect with and to […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Wealth and Proper Estate Planning Needs a Deep Bench of Talent

Wealth and Proper Estate Planning Needs a Deep Bench of Talent

Robert Lambert, Valdosta Today Legal Contributor Managing and growing wealth requires a deep bench of skilled and trusted advisors. Among millionaire investors, a third are comfortable with having two advisors, while 36 percent prefer to work with three advisors. Interesting that those prefer two advisors are mostly Baby Boomers, while half of those who prefer […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Ticket Information posted for Lowndes v. Drew on Friday

Ticket Information posted for Lowndes v. Drew on Friday

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes Vikings will host the Drew High School Titans out of Region 4-5A from Riverdale, Ga. on Friday, September 4, 2015. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM at Martin Stadium. Tickets for this game are on sale now. Reserved seat tickets purchased in advance are $8.00 each for this game. All tickets […]

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
×

Opinion

Wisenbaker:  Tell me, are you a Roman?

Wisenbaker: Tell me, are you a Roman?

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Editorial Contributor Saint Paul’s affirmative response to the Roman guard’s question as recorded in Acts is one of the earliest recorded discussions regarding citizenship in existence. Roman citizenship in the ancient world was coveted because citizenship had its benefits (in this case saving Paul’s life). And the Romans guarded it jealously. Sovereign […]

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Carter: Squeezing out the Little Guy

Carter: Squeezing out the Little Guy

Congressman Buddy Carter, U.S. House of Representatives Two thirds of all new jobs since the 1970s were created by small businesses and more than half of working Americans are employed by them today. I fight for small businesses every day because, as a small business owner myself, I have seen firsthand the opportunity they can […]

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
×
Letters: Please Help my Son

Letters: Please Help my Son

NOTICE:  THIS LETTER CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC CONTENT AND HAS NOT BEEN EDITED BY VALDOSTA TODAY.  PLEASE USE DISCRETION. To Whom This May Concern, My son is convicted of a gross and despicable crime, CHILD MOLESTATION. In October 2011, a young lady came to my house and said that her 4 year-old daughter had a crush […]

| August 28, 2015 | 11 Comments
×

Other Recent Posts

Arrests made in Home Burglaries, Arson

Arrests made in Home Burglaries, Arson

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Albany Police arrested two individuals in connection with three home burglaries where the houses were then set on fire. Marcus Solomon and Anquan Owens were both arrested and are being charged with three counts of arson and three counts of burglary. The investigation was a joint effort between APD and the Albany Fire […]

×
DeKalb County Officer Shot

DeKalb County Officer Shot

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — A DeKalb County police officer was critically injured, a homeowner injured and dog killed in a shooting Monday night. UPDATE: The GBI Tuesday morning said that DeKalb police officers killed a dog, wounded a homeowner and critically injured a fellow officer when they responded to a burglary call. Three officers were responding to […]

×
Early Qualifiers Announced in Municipal Elections

Early Qualifiers Announced in Municipal Elections

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Board of Elections has released the initial list of qualified candidates for city office in the November municipal elections. Three candidates have qualified for the mayor’s race, including incumbent John Gayle, Brooks Bivins, and J.D. Rice. Only one candidate has so far qualified for the City Council District 1 seat, […]

×