Local News

Clay Road Closing Temporarily to Relocate Railroad Crossing

Clay Road Closing Temporarily to Relocate Railroad Crossing

VALDOSTA – Clay Road at the intersection of East Hill Avenue is scheduled to close temporarily beginning April 10 to relocate the railroad crossing. The crossing must be moved as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation project to improve the intersection of U.S. 84/state Route 38/East Hill Avenue at Clay Road/Hollywood Street. The road […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes woman in stable condition after serious crash

Lowndes woman in stable condition after serious crash

On Friday at approximately 3:18 p.m., TFC Patrick Orr #249 was dispatched to a crash on Shiloh Road approximately 100 feet south of Miller Bridge Road in Lowndes County. A white Toyota Corolla, driven by 23 year old Rebekah Anne North of Hahira was traveling north on Shiloh Road attempting to negotiate a curve. A […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Seats available for Valdosta Citizen’s Police Academy

Seats available for Valdosta Citizen’s Police Academy

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department would like to announce the 25th Session of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 13, 2017 and will last for 10 weeks. The goal of the CPA is to give citizens a better understanding of the internal workings of a modern day […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

FEMA deadline is today for Georgia storm survivors

FEMA deadline is today for Georgia storm survivors

ALBANY, Ga. (WCTV) – People who suffered damage in January’s southwest Georgia tornadoes have only a few days left to register with FEMA for help. The deadline is Monday, March 27. Register by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at DisasterAssistance.gov. FEMA reports that so far, more than $11 million in federal assistance has been provided. FEMA […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Judge modifies gag order in case of slain Georgia teacher

Judge modifies gag order in case of slain Georgia teacher

OCILLA, Ga. (WCTV) – A judge has agreed to modify a gag order barring attorneys, investigators and others from publicly discussing the case of a slain Georgia high school teacher who went missing nearly 12 years ago. Attorneys for several media organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked Superior Court Judge Melanie B. Cross to […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 3-27-17

Morning News Briefs for 3-27-17

Rebekah Anne North age 21 of Hahira was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with injuries sustained in a Lowndes County vehicular crash on Shiloh Road over the weekend. According to Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol her Toyota reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Wesley Griffin age […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Jeremiah Hill Named NABC All-American

Jeremiah Hill Named NABC All-American

VALDOSTA – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced this week the 2017 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America team, and Jeremiah Hill capped off his memorable senior season by making his way onto the list. The honor for Hill adds to his growing list of accolades this season, which include First Team All-South Region, Gulf South […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Baseball and Softball Schedule Changes for Weekend Lee Series

Baseball and Softball Schedule Changes for Weekend Lee Series

VALDOSTA – Due to the expectation of poor weather conditions on Sunday in Cleveland, Tenn., the pair of upcoming three-game series for both baseball and softball against the Lee Flames have been rescheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday. Each team will play a Friday doubleheader, with both scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Madi Mitchell Earns Honorable Mention All-America Recognition

Madi Mitchell Earns Honorable Mention All-America Recognition

VALDOSTA – The incredible efforts of the 2016-17 Valdosta State women’s basketball team in its most recent season continued to be recognized this week, as forward Madi Mitchell was named 2017 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) honorable mention in an announcement on Tuesday. Mitchell, a junior out of Warwick, Ga., performed as one of the top […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

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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Bush Wealth Management: Still Time to Contribute to IRA

Bush Wealth Management: Still Time to Contribute to IRA

If you have yet to contribute to a Traditional or Roth IRA, don’t worry there’s still time. You will have until April 15th to contribute for the 2016 year. You can contribute up to $5,500, or $6,500 if you’re over the age of fifty. However, there are stipulations depending on your income. Please give Bush […]

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Continuance of Poultry Assembly Suspension in Georgia

Continuance of Poultry Assembly Suspension in Georgia

ATLANTA — In an effort to minimize the risk of Avian Influenza entering our Georgia poultry flocks, the state veterinarian for Georgia has suspended all poultry exhibitions, swaps and meets, shows or sales at festivals, flea markets or auctions in the State of Georgia until further notice. This temporary suspension is in response to the […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour 

Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour 

VALDOSTA – Approximately 1.1 million people in Georgia, or 14.2 percent of the adult population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, an estimated 60,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with diabetes, and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center seeks to help those diagnosed live a healthier lifestyle. “Because diabetes increases a person’s risk […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Social Issues in Film Series Presents ‘Audrie and Daisy’ April 3 

Social Issues in Film Series Presents ‘Audrie and Daisy’ April 3 

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s 2016-2017 Social Issues in Film Series will present “Audrie and Daisy” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Nevins Hall Room 1061. Admission to the screening is free of charge and open to the public. “Audrie and Daisy” documents the effects of sexual assault on the victims, families, and […]

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Saturday BBQ competition to benefit family of Lowndes Deputy killed in the line of duty

Saturday BBQ competition to benefit family of Lowndes Deputy killed in the line of duty

VALDOSTA – Competition teams will be putting their best foot forward this Saturday as local law enforcement officers judge a BBQ competition to benefit the family of a Lowndes County deputy who was killed in the line of duty last month. The benefit will be hosted by Langdale Ford Supercenter at 215 West Magnolia Street and […]

| March 24, 2017 | 1 Comments
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In Other News

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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In Other News: A dog swallowed the dog Monopoly piece

In Other News: A dog swallowed the dog Monopoly piece

Apparently this dog heard that Monopoly is getting rid of some of its classic tokens and he was DETERMINED to protect the Scottie dog piece. Someone on Reddit just posted an X-ray of their dog’s stomach that shows he swallowed the Monopoly dog token.  Or, as one person joked, maybe it just shows the dog […]

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Guy Broke His Leg Robbing an Apartment, Called 911 For Help . . . and Got Arrested

In Other News: A Guy Broke His Leg Robbing an Apartment, Called 911 For Help . . . and Got Arrested

A 21-year-old guy named Leoul Yosef broke into an apartment in Alexandria, Virginia last week, and jumped off the second-story balcony to get away. But when he landed, he broke his leg.  Then he crawled away from the scene and called 911 for help. Some cops were investigating the robbery and trying to follow his […]

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Banker’s Roundtable to Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities

Banker’s Roundtable to Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities will host a Banker’s Roundtable on March 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to brainstorm the financial accessibility issues faced by individuals with disabilities and to seek solutions for improved services. This event will be held in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room and is co-sponsored […]

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Miss Valdosta High School crowned

Miss Valdosta High School crowned

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  VALDOSTA – On Saturday, March 18 Valdosta High School held the annual Miss Valdosta High School Pageant in the performing arts center at VHS. Fourteen young ladies competed for the 2017 crown for Miss VHS. Contestants began preparing for the competition in the fall semester by obtaining sponsors and doing community appearances in various […]

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Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

MOULTRIE – A woman has been charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient at a Moultrie senior living facility. Carolyn Edwards has reportedly been charged with two counts of simple battery and two counts of exploitation of an elderly person. Officials have released few details about the arrest, but it came after an […]

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