Local News

LHS student selected as a senator for the American Legion Boys Nation

LHS student selected as a senator for the American Legion Boys Nation

Spencer Pipkin, an incoming senior at Lowndes High School, has been selected as a senator for the American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 22-30. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. During his time at Georgia Boys State, Pipkin […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta opens “Citizens Against Violence” Headquarters

Valdosta opens “Citizens Against Violence” Headquarters

VALDOSTA – On Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 am, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the “Citizens Against Violence” Headquarters, a collaborative effort between the Valdosta Housing Authority, Valdosta Police Department, and Citizens of Valdosta. The headquarters, a former house located at 624 Jane Street, will be used as a headquarters for the Citizens Against […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Teacher’s Harvest donates school supplies to local kids in need

Teacher’s Harvest donates school supplies to local kids in need

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News LOWNDES Co. – It’s a day teachers in South Georgia wait for every year, and it’s not the first day of school. It’s the 7th annual Teacher’s Harvest, and supplies, like books and binders, are all free of charge. Teachers say they wait every year to grab a […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Morning News Briefs for 7-26-16

Morning News Briefs for 7-26-16

As the start date for the new school year approaches Thomasville school resource officers are putting in place a new campaign called “see something, say something”. The initiative is designed to bring accountability to all schools and all students. When reporting crimes or suspicious behavior students will be able to remain anonymous. Tifton residents are […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Albany native among three arrested for terror plot

Albany native among three arrested for terror plot

ALBANY – The FBI arrested three men, including an Albany native, and charged them with plotting to go to Syria, to be trained to carry out terror attacks in the United States. The Miami Field Office of the FBI brought the charges against Gregory Hubbard, a 52 year old Albany native, Dayne Antani Christian, and Darren […]

| July 26, 2016 | 1 Comments
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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE – After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22 at Moody Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron pilot, checks the wing of an HC-130J Combat King II […]

| July 25, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Sports

Registration open for VLPRA Fall Soccer

Registration open for VLPRA Fall Soccer

VALDOSTA – Local kids can get a kick out of fall with VLPRA’s Youth Fall Soccer Program. Registration is happening now for VLPRA’s co-ed soccer program that is open to children as young as three years old. It teaches younger children soccer basics while promoting physical activity and offers older players a competitive soccer outlet. No […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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VHS Baseball Boosters Dedicate Colton Shaw Memorial

VHS Baseball Boosters Dedicate Colton Shaw Memorial

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta High School baseball team held an informal dedication on Friday for the newly constructed Colton Shaw Memorial at the VHS baseball field. Members of the VHS Baseball program stand around the Colton Shaw Memorial Immediately following the summer season game of VHS vs. Madison, Lisa Posas, the outgoing booster club president, […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Chris Rogers Earns All-America Scholar Honor

Chris Rogers Earns All-America Scholar Honor

VALDOSTA – Following a senior season that included success both on the course and in the classroom, Blazer golf’s Chris Rogers was recognized as a 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. The honor for Rogers comes on the heels of an appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Business

Buying Supplemental Health Insurance: Medigap

Buying Supplemental Health Insurance: Medigap

By 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. Buying Supplemental Health Insurance: Medigap Medicare won’t cover all of your health-care costs during retirement, so […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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D.O.V.E Christian Mentoring for Teen Girls, Inc. holds Grand Opening

D.O.V.E Christian Mentoring for Teen Girls, Inc. holds Grand Opening

VALDOSTA – D.O.V.E. Christian Mentoring for Teen Girls, Inc. (Daughters of Virtue and Excellence), a faith-based nonprofit organization, has opened the doors of its home office as a member of Entrepreneurs of Valdosta at 2601 Bemiss Road, Suite K-1, Valdosta, Georgia. This was an emotional and glorious occasion filled with love, thanksgiving and hope. In […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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PruittHealth-Lakehaven recognized as Leading Business of the Week

PruittHealth-Lakehaven recognized as Leading Business of the Week

VALDOSTA – The Chamber Ambassadors recognized PruittHealth-Lakehaven as the Leading Business of the Week recently. PruittHealth- Lakehaven provides Nursing Homes services. They offer personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient and provide the assistance patients need while also respecting their independence. PruittHealth- Lakehaven and PruittHealth Therapy Services also provide rehabilitative services for short-term […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids donation drive ends this week

Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids donation drive ends this week

WORTHINGTON FAMILY DENTISTRY’S 2016 SCHOOL TOOLS FOR COOL KIDS PRESENTED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY IS WRAPPING UP THIS WEEKEND!  WE’RE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO HELP OUT SOME NEEDY, DESERVING KIDS IN THE LOCAL AREA. PLUS, JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FROM 10AM-12:30 AT PIGGLY WIGGLY IN CASTLE PARK FOR THE WRAP UP PARTY DURING THE TAX FREE […]

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hahira Halloween haunt looking for volunteers

Hahira Halloween haunt looking for volunteers

VALDOSTA – The haunting grounds of The Lost Carnival and The Graveyard is looking for volunteers to scare up friendly frights in Hahira this Halloween. Interested volunteers are asked to go to www.thelostcarnivalhahira.com and click the help wanted tab and follow the instructions.

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids

Worthington’s School Tools for Kool Kids

WORTHINGTON FAMILY DENTISTRY’S 2016 SCHOOL TOOLS FOR COOL KIDS PRESENTED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY IS WRAPPING UP THIS WEEKEND!  WE’RE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO HELP OUT SOME NEEDY, DESERVING KIDS IN THE LOCAL AREA. PLUS, JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FROM 10AM-12:30 AT PIGGLY WIGGLY IN CASTLE PARK FOR THE WRAP UP PARTY DURING THE TAX FREE […]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

In Other News: A Toothless Woman Tries to Suck the Gas Out of a Propane Tank Then Gums a Cop on the Hand

In Other News: A Toothless Woman Tries to Suck the Gas Out of a Propane Tank Then Gums a Cop on the Hand

There’s a 45-year-old woman in Naples, Florida named Sarah Jo Longacare, and she’s not perfect.  She seems to have a serious substance abuse problem.  She takes dangerous risks.  She’s doesn’t have teeth.  But it’s cool. Anyway, Sarah drank two liters of alcohol this weekend . . . then she stripped down naked and headed out […]

| July 21, 2016 | 8 Comments
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In Other News: Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together

In Other News: Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together

I’m not going to tell you that you HAVE to go on a date with your husband or wife this weekend and both get drunk . . . but it might just SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE. A new study out of the University of Michigan found that couples who get drunk together stay together. Those couples […]

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: The Three Foods Republicans and Democrats Agree On

In Other News: The Three Foods Republicans and Democrats Agree On

GrubHub.com looked at 187 different congressional districts that lean heavily liberal or conservative, and figured out which foods Democrats order more than Republicans . . . and vice versa. Usually these lists are pretty stupid, because they’re either too arbitrary or too stereotypical.  But this one is alright, because they also figured out which ‘bipartisan’ […]

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Valdosta man charged with terroristic threats against police

Valdosta man charged with terroristic threats against police

| July 25, 2016 | 1 Comments

Release from the Valdosta Police Department VALDOSTA – On July 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm, a subject called E911 dispatch and advised the operator to warn the city police that he would be committing an act of violence against police officers. The E911 operator called the subject back (as is standard protocol) to speak with him again […]

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Valdosta Hosts Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive July 28

Valdosta Hosts Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive July 28

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta has partnered with the American Red Cross for a blood drive that will save lives and honor the police and fire personnel who make a difference in our community daily. The Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive will take place Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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Valdosta schools welcome over 80 new teachers and staff

Valdosta schools welcome over 80 new teachers and staff

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools (VCS) welcomed over 80 new teachers and support staff during their annual new teacher orientation on July 13 and 14. Teachers were hired in all grade levels and across all instructional areas.  The two-day orientation introduced them to many VCS employees including department heads, the superintendent and members of the […]

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