Local News

GSP: 141 crashes, 95 injuries and one fatality in April

GSP: 141 crashes, 95 injuries and one fatality in April

VALDOSTA – According to Sergeant First Class Jeromy Roberts, Georgia State PatrolPost #31 Valdosta Troopers investigated 141 traffic crashes, resulting in 95 injuries and one fatality during the month of April 2016. SFC Roberts also said during the month of April, Post #31 Troopers had the following activity: 555 citations, 27 D.U.I. arrests, 38 Seatbelt […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County Animal Shelter celebrates empty dog kennels

Lowndes County Animal Shelter celebrates empty dog kennels

VALDOSTA  – May is National Pet Adoption Month, but the Lowndes County Animal Shelter is currently in the happy position of not having any dogs to adopt. Over the weekend, all dogs available for adoption at the shelter were either rescued or adopted, said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Clerk, on Monday. “Today is a direct […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Moody airman pleads guilty to child sex and pornography charges

Moody airman pleads guilty to child sex and pornography charges

MOODY AFB – A Moody Air Force Baseman has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse and child pornography. SSgt. Troy Ecklund, 29, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was arrested August 1 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a child pornography video. The video contained identifying information which prompted investigators to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators […]

| May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Regional News

Judge grants change of venue motion for Ross Harris

Judge grants change of venue motion for Ross Harris

ATLANTA – A judge has agreed to defense attorneys’ plea to move the trial of Ross Harris, according to media reports out of Atlanta. Harris has been charged with the murder of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. Harris has been in jail since the child died in a out car in June 2014. Harris’ attorneys said they […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Nighttime I-75 detours at Exit 13 this week

Nighttime I-75 detours at Exit 13 this week

VALDOSTA – A detour for Interstate 75 South traffic at Exit 13/Old Clyattville Road is scheduled on two separate nights, May 2, 3, and 4 (only if needed) for removal of a portion of the overpass. Southern Concrete Construction Co., a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation, is planning to remove a section of the bridge […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Grand jury hands down murder indictment in fatal shooting

Grand jury hands down murder indictment in fatal shooting

VALDOSTA – A Superior Court of Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a Valdosta man for malice murder. Timothy Jerome Wiggins Jr., was indicted Friday for malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to court documents. The charges stem from the August 17 shooting death of Anthony Barber, 25, […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sports

VSU hosts 2016 NCAA Division II Softball South 2 Regional Tournament

VSU hosts 2016 NCAA Division II Softball South 2 Regional Tournament

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State softball’s 40-12-2 overall record assured the Blazers hosting rights for the 2016 NCAA Division II Softball South 2 Regional Tournament, which will feature four of the top eight finishers in the South Region. The tournament is scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 5th through Saturday, May 7th and will be held at […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Blazers Fall to UNA 19-9 in GSC Championship

Blazers Fall to UNA 19-9 in GSC Championship

FLORENCE, Ala. – The top-seeded North Alabama Lions went through their lineup twice and scored 18 runs on 13 hits in a disastrous fourth inning that fueled a 19-9 victory in the Gulf South Conference Championship game against the Valdosta State Blazers at the UNA Softball Complex on Sunday in Florence, Ala. Valdosta State (40-12-2) […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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VSU Baseball Closes Season With Pair of Victories

VSU Baseball Closes Season With Pair of Victories

FLORENCE, Ala. – Valdosta State baseball wrapped up an unfinished contest on Saturday for a 5-3 victory before closing out their 2016 season with a 5-0 victory over the North Alabama Lions at Mike Lane Field in Florence, Ala. The Blazers, who went into extra innings on Friday against the Lions and took a 5-2 lead […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

Chicken nuggets, cakes and cookies on current food recall list

Chicken nuggets, cakes and cookies on current food recall list

Here’s a summary of food recalls that have impacted Georgia in the past week. For specific product identifiers (lot codes, expiration dates, etc.) and additional info, please click the manufacturers name below (in bold, blue font), which will redirect you to the official recall notice: Pilgrim’s Pride – Expanded recall of various products due to […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business Spotlight: thrIVe Hydration

Business Spotlight: thrIVe Hydration

VALDOSTA – Recently, several on-air personalities from Hot 102.7 and Star 105.3 visited ThrIVe Hydration to experience a therapy designed to rejuvenate and minimize illnesses. ThrIVe Hydration offers IV therapy to quickly and safely rehydrate your body in a safe, soothing environment. Hydration therapy utilizes a common, minimally invasive procedure to deliver fluids, medications, vitamins, […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Stock Markets and Election Years

Stock Markets and Election Years

Stacy Bush | Valdosta Today Financial Contributor The Bush Wealth Advantage Our column, “The Bush Wealth Advantage” is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. Stock Markets and Election Years Super Bowl winners, the length of hemlines, and Sports Illustrated covers – […]

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Wiregrass Police Chief Timothy Allmond Attends Training for Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies

Wiregrass Police Chief Timothy Allmond Attends Training for Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies

DOUGLAS – Wiregrass Technical College Campus Police Chief Timothy Allmond attended the Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies at the Dr. Curtis E. McClung Training Center in Duluth, GA., from April 4th through April 13th, 2015. This training allows Chief Allmond with the knowledge and skills […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Spring 2016 Graduates Give Back to VSU

Spring 2016 Graduates Give Back to VSU

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University is proud to welcome more than 12 percent of its Class of Spring 2016 into the 1906 Society. The 1906 Society is a student giving organization that is dedicated to the continued growth and development of VSU through individual gifts from graduating seniors and graduate students who want to protect […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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VSU Celebrates 221st Commencement Saturday

VSU Celebrates 221st Commencement Saturday

VALDOSTA — More than 1,500 students will be recognized during Valdosta State University’s 221st commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. “It has always intrigued me that graduation exercises are referred to as a ‘commencement,’” said Dr. Cecil P. Staton, interim president of VSU. “If you think about it, however, it is the commencement of the […]

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

OPINION: Trump’s unreal foreign policy

OPINION: Trump’s unreal foreign policy

In a much-awaited foreign policy speech delivered Wednesday in Washington, presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined an incoherent approach to addressing global issues. Inexplicably, Trump declared that “America First” would be the overarching theme of his administration. A non-interventionist approach might have its merits in certain situations. But the America First movement got its name espousing an isolationist approach at exactly the wrong […]

| April 28, 2016 | 2 Comments
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OPINION: Trailing Trump, Cruz tries a ‘Hail Carly’ pass

OPINION: Trailing Trump, Cruz tries a ‘Hail Carly’ pass

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a candidate mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP nomination on the first ballot, has named Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Make no mistake, this a Hail Mary (or perhaps Hail Carly) pass. Cruz did it in part to take the limelight away from Donald Trump, who is edging closer to the nomination […]

| April 28, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Treating the Elderly with Respect and Dignity

Treating the Elderly with Respect and Dignity

By Robert L. Lambert Jr. | Valdosta Today Contributor Respecting our elders should be a courtesy ingrained in every one of us. Common grace and manners are to treat elders with respect and dignity. Sadly, these important dignities have been largely forgotten in today’s society. Today’s world has greatly changed, with the Information Age putting […]

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stacy Bush | Valdosta Today Financial Contributor Our column, “The Bush Wealth Advantage” is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. Four Really Good Reasons to Invest Over half of Americans do not own any stocks, or stock-related investments, such as mutual […]

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In Other News: A Woman Pulls a Gun After She Gets Boneless Wings Instead of Regular Wings

In Other News: A Woman Pulls a Gun After She Gets Boneless Wings Instead of Regular Wings

| May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

24-year-old Clarissa Gagum of Wilmington, North Carolina was at a restaurant called FU Wangz on Thursday. And she ordered regular chicken wings, bones and all . . . but they served her BONELESS wings instead. And she got so upset, she got into an argument with the staff . . . and wound up pulling […]

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Valdosta police investigate Monday morning shootings

Valdosta police investigate Monday morning shootings

| May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are searching for a suspect after two victims were shot early Monday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Hill Avenue in reference to a reported shooting, said VPD Capt. Kari Williams. “One victim was found on scene and taken to South […]

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VSU Enactus Headed to National Exposition May 15-17

VSU Enactus Headed to National Exposition May 15-17

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University Enactus is one of 144 teams who will compete at the 2016 Enactus United States National Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., May 15-17. “Advancing to nationals was a surreal moment for us,” said Shakelia Mahoney, VSU Enactus president and a senior from Washington. “Being in an environment with business professionals […]

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