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School Closings for Monday, Jan. 23

School Closings for Monday, Jan. 23

Due to damage from severe weather and a State of Emergency declared by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the following school systems will be closed Monday, Jan. 23. Berrien County Brooks County Cook County Clinch County Echols County Lanier County Lowndes County Scintilla Charter Academy Valdosta City Schools Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (all campuses) Little Angels […]

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Eleven deaths confirmed following South Georgia storms

Eleven deaths confirmed following South Georgia storms

The current death toll following severe early morning storms in South Georgia has reached 11, according to reports. Seven deaths have been reported in Cook County, two deaths in Berrien County and two deaths in Brooks County. No fatalities or injuries have been reported in Lowndes County. Read more.

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Look for New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals in Valdosta

Look for New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals in Valdosta

VALDOSTA – Flashing yellow arrow signals are being activated in Valdosta as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation intersection upgrade project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Activation of the signals is being phased in at 11 intersections along North Ashley and North Patterson streets. Here’s what drivers unfamiliar with the four-section signals […]

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Regional News

The GBI to distribute demonstration dolls

The GBI to distribute demonstration dolls

DECATUR, Ga. – On Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the planned distribution of 300 demonstration dolls to law enforcement agencies throughout the state for use in the investigation of serious child injury and/or death cases. The dolls are the approximate dimensions of a 3-month old baby […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Victim identified in fiery crash

Victim identified in fiery crash

LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCTV) – One man is dead and a second is hospitalized following a fiery crash on I-10 in Suwannee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 2:42 p.m. on Thursday near mile marker 275, on top of the US-90 overpass. According to FHP, a semi-truck carrying diesel fuel […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Morning News Briefs for 1-20-17

Morning News Briefs for 1-20-17

The intersection of Gordon and Ashley Street is just one of 11 locations for the installation of cameras installed with traffic lights. City official’s report that the purpose of the cameras is not for the citation of motorist’s violating traffic laws but rather to enhance traffic flow and safety. The 1.8 million dollar project was […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Helfer Wins 400th; Blazers Remain In First Place

Helfer Wins 400th; Blazers Remain In First Place

VALDOSTA – In a highly anticipated matchup on Thursday night between two of the Gulf South Conference’s top ranked teams, the Valdosta State Blazers knocked off the Delta State Statesmen, 79-62, and helped Head Coach Mike Helfer secure his 400th career victory as a collegiate head coach. “When you reach a milestone like this, you tend to […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lady Blazers Pick Up Second Straight With Win Over DSU

Lady Blazers Pick Up Second Straight With Win Over DSU

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta State Lady Blazers kicked off a new winning streak on Thursday night at The Complex, after holding off the Lady Statesmen of Delta State for a 53-50 Gulf South Conference win. Seven different Lady Blazers contributed to VSU’s offensive effort, with Madi Mitchell, Kenya Samone’ Dixon, and Sonya Franklin each reaching […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Baseball Picked to Finish Sixth in GSC Preseason Poll

VSU Baseball Picked to Finish Sixth in GSC Preseason Poll

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State was picked to finish sixth in the Gulf South Conference this season in a preseason poll conducted amongst the league coaches, as announced by the GSC Office Wednesday. The Blazers received 78 points in the preseason poll as a result of one second place vote, one third place vote, two fourth place […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

LHS students advance to FBLA state conference events

LHS students advance to FBLA state conference events

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes High School had thirteen FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members to compete at the Region 2 Conference at Coffee County High School on January 10. Most students have advanced to compete in their respective events at the Georgia FBLA State Conference scheduled for March 12-14 in Athens.  Photo caption: Top–left to right:  […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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VSU Ranked Among the Best by U.S. News and World Report

VSU Ranked Among the Best by U.S. News and World Report

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University is one of the best colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to distance education, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs rankings released Jan. 10. This is the sixth year U.S. News and World Report has numerically ranked online degree programs, with the […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren with College Costs

How Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren with College Costs

As the cost of a college education continues to climb, many grandparents are stepping in to help. This trend is expected to accelerate as baby boomers, many of whom went to college, become grandparents and start gifting what’s predicted to be trillions of dollars over the coming decades. Helping to pay for a grandchild’s college […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

NCNW Hosts Annual Membership Open Enrollment

NCNW Hosts Annual Membership Open Enrollment

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Lowndes Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc (NCNW) is hosting its annual membership kick off on Saturday, March 11. The event begins at 1 pm at Valdosta State University in the University Center. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. Prospective and charter members […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes County Republican Party to Hold Precinct Mass Meetings

Lowndes County Republican Party to Hold Precinct Mass Meetings

LOWNDES Co. – On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the Lowndes County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternates to the Lowndes County Republican Party Convention and to elect Precinct Officers for the 2017-2019 term. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on February 11, 2017, at Austin Cattle […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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First Baptist Church to Host Night to Shine Prom for People with Special Needs Sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

First Baptist Church to Host Night to Shine Prom for People with Special Needs Sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

VALDOSTA – First Baptist Church has announced they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, February 10. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

Study: Georgia Is 2017’s 8th Worst State to Raise a Family

Study: Georgia Is 2017’s 8th Worst State to Raise a Family

As the new year unfolds and with fresh starts being top of mind, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. In order to determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of […]

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“Split” and “The Return of Xander Cage” premiere tonight at Valdosta Cinemas

“Split” and “The Return of Xander Cage” premiere tonight at Valdosta Cinemas

VALDOSTA – Two new movies premiere Thursday night at Valdosta Cinemas, including the latest from director M. Night Shyamalan and the return of Xander Cage. Split (PG-13) After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and […]

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News: “Will & Grace” Is Officially Coming Back

In Other News: “Will & Grace” Is Officially Coming Back

There’s been talk about a “Will & Grace” revival since last September, when the cast reunited for a 10-minute election-related episode. Now, it’s official.  NBC is bringing the show back for another season, with all four stars . . . Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally.  The original creators Max Mutchnick and […]

| January 19, 2017 | 1 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Opinion – Trump’s cabinet: no fear of the best

Opinion – Trump’s cabinet: no fear of the best

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

“When men live by trade…it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and the highest ability…,” so says Francisco D’Anconia of “Atlas Shrugged” fame, Ayn Rand’s 1957 blockbuster. Rand’s iconic classic defined the coming bureaucratic, collectivist state that would put mediocrity over achievement since the latter, who achieved […]

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VPD issues Georgia Power phone scam warning

VPD issues Georgia Power phone scam warning

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has issued a warning about scammers claiming to represent Georgia Power calling residents and demanding money. VPD has reportedly received multiple complaints from residents within the city limits and residents of Lowndes County regarding a current scam, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry. An unknown person or persons have been calling […]

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Christian Youth Event Advocates Sexual Integrity

Christian Youth Event Advocates Sexual Integrity

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Silver Ring Thing VALDOSTA – The risks of sex has increased over the years due to growing STD rates and faulty birth control while unhealthy habits such as pornography are at our children’s fingertips. How can premarital sex, frequent casual sex or even sexting still be considered ‘healthy’ or ‘normal’ sexual behavior? Silver Ring […]

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