Local News

GBI releases details of Valdosta officer-involved shooting

GBI releases details of Valdosta officer-involved shooting

Valdosta, Georgia – On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, about 6:00 p.m., the GBI Thomasville Field Office was contacted by Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress who requested the assistance of the GBI regarding an officer involved shooting that took place in the 1600 block of Fresno Street in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Preliminary information provided by […]

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta’s Clean Sweep Project Receives National Innovation Award

Valdosta’s Clean Sweep Project Receives National Innovation Award

VALDOSTA – An advanced City of Valdosta Engineering project, titled “A Clean Sweep of Data Collection,” has been recognized by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its creative and efficient approach to street sweeping, which involves installing HD, GPS-equipped cameras in the Stormwater Division’s sweeper truck, allowing the staff to track, map and […]

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Man hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in Valdosta

Man hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in Valdosta

VALDOSTA – Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Valdosta. The Valdosta Police Department says around 6 p.m. Wednesday, an officer responded to the 1600 block of Fresno Street in the Forrest Meadows neighborhood for a reported domestic disturbance. Officials have confirmed that a man was shot and taken to the hospital. His condition is […]

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Regional News

Georgia Olive Farms harvest, olive oil industry expands

Georgia Olive Farms harvest, olive oil industry expands

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News LAKELAND – It’s harvest time at Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland. For weeks, they will be moving hundreds of acres of olives from the farm to the table. Many will purchase the bottle of extra virgin olive oil, but they say it’s what’s inside that makes it a […]

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Police report: School administrator choked student

Police report: School administrator choked student

THOMASVILLE – A school school administrator at a Thomasville private school was charged last week for felony child cruelty, and an incident report released by officials this week offers details of the allegations that led to her arrest. Linda McLean, 66, director at Favor Christian Academy, was arrested Friday by the Thomasville Police Department. According to police […]

| September 28, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Teenager killed in Colquitt County crash

Teenager killed in Colquitt County crash

COLQUITT Co. – A Colquitt County teenager died in wreck Tuesday morning after colliding with a mobile home being pulled by a semi-truck. At approximately 8 a.m., deputies with the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident on Highway 37 near mile marker 20. Charles Harrod Jr., 16, was driving westbound in a Jeep when he […]

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Sports

Gavin Childers Named GSC Cross Country Freshman of the Week

Gavin Childers Named GSC Cross Country Freshman of the Week

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Freshman Gavin Childers continued his role as a consistent performer for the Valdosta State Men’s Cross Country team last weekend, and the Gulf South Conference took notice, resulting in a GSC Freshman of the Week honor. Childers, out of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga., represented one of the Blazers’ top […]

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Blazers Surge to 5th Place on Final Day of Cougar Invitational

Blazers Surge to 5th Place on Final Day of Cougar Invitational

COLUMBUS – The Valdosta State Blazers jumped from 9th place to 5th place on the final day of the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga. at the Country Club of Columbus on Tuesday. Valdosta State delivered one of the top three team scores on the day with a round of even 284 on the par 71, 6,515-yard […]

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The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 3 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Part 1: How Muscadines brought one of the world’s motorsports pioneers to Georgia Part 2: Georgia and Panoz:  Innovators in International Motorsports Racing in America has a rich and diverse history. Whether it’s the open-wheeled rockets […]

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Business

Mediacom Offers $55,000 in Scholarships to H.S. Seniors; Applications online now

Mediacom Offers $55,000 in Scholarships to H.S. Seniors; Applications online now

ALBANY – Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 16th consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 55 high school seniors. Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial award to support […]

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Lake Park Couple Wins New Travel Trailer in National Giveaway

Lake Park Couple Wins New Travel Trailer in National Giveaway

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL – Eddie and Margie Richardson of Nashville, Georgia are the second lucky instant winners of a new 2016 Coleman 262BH travel trailer valued at $18,000 in the Camping World and Good Sam Golden Giveaway. The Richardson’s received their lucky Golden Giveaway scratch-off ticket at the greater Valdosta area, Camping World SuperCenter, and to […]

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What is a Spousal Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

What is a Spousal Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

Spousal IRAs What is a Spousal Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? If you meet certain conditions, you can set up and contribute to an IRA (traditional or Roth) for your spouse, even if he or she receives little or no taxable compensation for the year of the contribution. Such an IRA is commonly referred to as a spousal IRA. A spousal IRA is not, […]

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living

AAUW Hosts General Election Candidate Forum Oct. 4

AAUW Hosts General Election Candidate Forum Oct. 4

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta branch of the American Association of University Women will host a moderated candidate forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Valdosta State University’s Powell Hall Auditorium. This event is open to the public and designed to encourage voters to learn more about the candidates and their […]

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City Hosts Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting

City Hosts Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta will host the 2016 Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mildred M. Hunter Community Center, located at 509 S. Fry Street. The free event will provide affordable housing information and resources from over 20 agencies and […]

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Portion of US 22/SR 31 to be Dedicated as Jay Shaw Memorial Highway

Portion of US 22/SR 31 to be Dedicated as Jay Shaw Memorial Highway

Long-time public servant was devoted to the citizens of South Georgia and the state LANIER Co. – The Lanier County Board of Commissioners, the Mayor and Council of the City of Lakeland will host the official dedication of U.S. Highway 22/State Route 31 from the intersection of SR 11 and SR 31 in Lakeland to […]

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In Other News

In Other News: A Cop Drove a Guy 100 Miles to Be with His Family After a Tragedy

In Other News: A Cop Drove a Guy 100 Miles to Be with His Family After a Tragedy

On Sunday, a guy in Indiana named Mark Ross found out his sister died in a car crash in Michigan, and he wanted to be with his mom, but didn’t have a car. So, a friend agreed to drive him there. Except they got pulled over in Ohio, and it turns out the friend’s license […]

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: A Man Asks the Cops to Help Find His Briefcase Full of Cocaine

In Other News: A Man Asks the Cops to Help Find His Briefcase Full of Cocaine

A guy in Seattle was walking his dog outside the stadium during the Seahawks game on Sunday, when a 19-year-old stopped to pet his dog. But when the kid left, he accidentally left a briefcase behind. So the guy with the dog pointed it out to some cops. They opened it to see if it […]

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In Other News: A Guy Was Busted Using a Trump Cutout in the Carpool Lane

In Other News: A Guy Was Busted Using a Trump Cutout in the Carpool Lane

A guy was pulled over on the freeway in Auburn, Washington this week for driving in the carpool lane without a passenger.  He was trying to beat the system by taping a huge cardboard cutout of Trump’s head to the passenger seat. But the trooper realized it was a fake and stopped him.  He’s facing the maximum fine […]

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

In Other News: A Guy Threatens to Kill Everyone When He Can’t Get Ketchup at a Mexican Restaurant

In Other News: A Guy Threatens to Kill Everyone When He Can’t Get Ketchup at a Mexican Restaurant

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A guy in his mid 20s was at a Mexican restaurant in New York City earlier this month, and he asked for ketchup. But the manager told him that they didn’t HAVE ketchup. Since, you know, it’s a Mexican restaurant. And the guy got SO angry that he said, quote, “I’m going to kill everybody.” […]

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In Other News: Cops Thought a Woman Got Assaulted, But She Was Just Dressed as a Zombie

In Other News: Cops Thought a Woman Got Assaulted, But She Was Just Dressed as a Zombie

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Someone in northern England saw a woman drive by on Sunday covered in BLOOD, and called the cops to report an assault. They also said the guy she was with had been BITING her. So the cops started searching for them, and managed to pull them over. And sure enough, there was blood all over […]

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In Other News: A Man Gets Cut in Line . . . and Wins the Lottery

In Other News: A Man Gets Cut in Line . . . and Wins the Lottery

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A guy in Tauranga, New Zealand was in line at a convenience store last week to buy a lottery ticket, when another person cut in line, and bought THEIR lottery ticket first.  But the guy wasn’t in a hurry, so he didn’t complain or say anything. Then he bought HIS ticket . . . and […]

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