THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Police have reported finding a body under a bridge on Madison Street early Thursday morning. Police were called about 7:00 am after the body was found by City of Thomasville workers. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the investigation.
DOUGLAS — Fire destroyed the Lott True Value Hardware store in Douglas. The fire broke out early Thursday morning and was put under control by Douglas and Coffee County Fire fighters. The fire departments responded about 3:30 Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. An investigation is ongoing.
Georgia News Network: ATLANTA — A Georgia judge is upholding a provision of the state’s death penalty law on mental disability, denying Warren Lee Hill’s latest appeal to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers for Hill argued the state’s standard that says a defendant must prove they are mentally disabled beyond a reasonable doubt is too […]
Georgia News Network: FLORIDA — The Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager from Georgia after a fight over loud music is looking at life in prison. Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, after the jury rejected his claim of self-defense. […]
GWINNETT COUNTY — Region 5-AAAAAA school Walton High School may face the forfeiture of victories against Wheeler, Lassiter, South Gwinnett and Marietta. The Atlanta Journal is reporting Walton’s football team might forfeit victories for the use of an apparently ineligible player according to the GHSA. The status of the player and the number of forfeits […]
THOMASVILLE — For the first time in school history, the Thomas University’s Men’s Soccer team (7-0-2) (TSC 2-0) boasts the No. 1 national ranking. TU climbed the ladder from No. 2 to No. 1 in the 2014 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll after collecting 15 out of 21 first-place nods, while earning 586 […]
SAVANNAH — The Georgia Ports Authority recently announced that it has doubled its Toyota export business. Going forward, Toyota is shipping Highlander SUVs bound for Australia and New Zealand through the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal. These vehicles will be made in Indiana, shipped to Savannah, then sent off to Australia and New Zealand. “The […]
Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Business Editor Innovation and Business School don’t always go together. Many times its the people not successful in the business world that end up teaching in business schools. Or is that statement fair? More than likely, not, especially when you consider what the website Business Management Degree did when they put […]
VALDOSTA — Valdosta City Schools announced the availability of a fan bus for the upcoming Camden County football game in St. Mary’s. Valdosta will have a fan bus traveling to Camden County on Friday, October 3rd. The cost per person will be $35.00 cash or $37.50 for credit or debit card purchases. This does not […]
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta City Council meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Due to the fact that there is already a Council Work Session scheduled at that time, the Council Work Session has been moved up to 4:30 p.m., to accommodate both meetings on […]
Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor A VSU fraternity proves that southern chivalry and respect has largely fallen by the wayside. The “southern gentleman”-archetype, forever typified in Clark Cable’s portrayal of protagonist Rhett Butler in the 1939 film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s seminal tome, Gone with the Wind. Gable’s Butler conjures poignant and rosy imagery […]
Gary Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director It’s one of the most “egregious violations” they have ever encountered in a public school, according to Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Dan Barker. The American Humanist Association fumed that it’s a “clear violation” of the law and the school districts and officials can be sued under federal law […]
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Allison Ericson, Valdosta Today News Director: VALDOSTA — In a press conference today, October 1, 2014, Dr. William McKinney, President of Valdosta State University addressed the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault on VSU’s campus. Sexual assault has been and continues to be a national issue on college campuses. The VSU President’s Special Committee on the […]
ATLANTA — David Perdue will receive fundraising support from former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The announcement was made by Perdue spokesperson Megan Whittemore. The fundraiser will be a closed-door event while Romney is in Atlanta. Romney unsuccessfully ran for President in 2012, carrying Georgia with 53% of the popular vote. Republicans nationally see Georgia’s Senate […]
SAVANNAH — One of the state’s largest economic engines is finally getting its long-awaited horsepower boast. The US Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia will next week sign the final document opening the way for the Harbor Expansion Project. This will allow for the $706 million project to get underway. There will […]