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Wiregrass Gets Computer and Technology Upgrades

Wiregrass Gets Computer and Technology Upgrades

Wiregrass Press Release: Valdosta – Students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are reaping the benefits of technology upgrades and new computer equipment, with plans on the horizon for more upgrades in the near future.  Last year, the college was able to invest $400,000 in new computers for programs like, Computer Information System, Business Technology, Criminal Justice, […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Five Valdosta Residents Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy

Five Valdosta Residents Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: United States Attorney G.F. Peterman, III announces that on October 3, 2017 Kedrick Antwan Williams, age 31, and on October 12, 2017, Zerrick Devon Tompkins, age 31, Jerry Lewis Rawls, Jr., age 44, Willie James Smith, age 64, and Gregory Willie Harris, age 46, all of […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta Police Arrest Suspect for Burger King Burglary

Valdosta Police Arrest Suspect for Burger King Burglary

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: On September 28, 2017 at approximately 5:30 am, uniformed patrol units with the Valdosta Police Department responded to Burger King located at 1801 N Ashley Street regarding a report of a commercial burglary. Officers made contact with staff members who advised that an unknown subject had illegally entered the business […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Prison-Based Meth Distribution Ring Dismantled

Prison-Based Meth Distribution Ring Dismantled

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: F. “Pete’ Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces sentences imposed on 20 defendants since January of this year resulting from the dismantling of a drug ring distributing methamphetamine and other drugs and operated from within the prisons of the Georgia […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Former Robins Air Force Base Employee Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

Former Robins Air Force Base Employee Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

Press Release from U.S. Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III: United States Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III announces that Arthur D. Clark, age 60 of Perry, Georgia, was sentenced on October 16, 2017, by United States District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Macon, Georgia to 10 years in federal prison for attempted online enticement […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Turnpike Toll Booth Crash

3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Turnpike Toll Booth Crash

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people have died and another is being treated for critical injuries suffered when the car they were in crashed into a barrier meant to stop accidents and flew over a toll plaza on Florida’s Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocki told local news outlets Tuesday morning that the […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Vikettes to Host Lassiter Wednesday

Vikettes to Host Lassiter Wednesday

Press Release: The Vikettes will host Lassiter on Wednesday, October 18, for the second round of the state fast pitch softball playoffs. The doubleheader will begin at 5:00 at LHS. The if game will be played Thursday at 5:00. Per GHSA rules, admission for the second round is $7 for the doubleheader, and $5 for the third game, if needed. This price applies to all […]

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes Pulls Away From Tift Late

Lowndes Pulls Away From Tift Late

Valdosta – The  Lowndes High Vikings defeat the Tift County High Blue Devils 51-38. Tift Started off a high scoring night with a long touchdown pass to make the score 7-0. Lowndes came right back on their opening drive and scored on a touchdown run from Gary Osby. Tift punted on their next drive and […]

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Lowndes-Camden Tickets On Sale Monday

Lowndes-Camden Tickets On Sale Monday

Press Release:  On Friday October 20 the Vikings will travel to Kingsland, GA to play the Camden County High School Wildcats in the Region 1-AAAAAAA game.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM at Chris Gilman Stadium located at1050 Wildcat Drive in Kingsland, GA.   Advance tickets for this game will go on sale at the Viking Touchdown Club meeting on Monday night.  The Touchdown […]

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Business

Martin’s Announces Expansion at the Valdosta Bakery

Martin’s Announces Expansion at the Valdosta Bakery

  Press Release: October 17, 2017, Valdosta, Georgia– Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.®, home of the number one branded hamburger roll in the United States, is expanding their bakery in Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia, to add additional production capacity. Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., has been known for their continual pursuit of a higher level of […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Starbucks Training Program – Why it is So Good!

The Starbucks Training Program – Why it is So Good!

Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle Starbucks has been […]

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company BarryWehmiller’s Principles of Leadership Last week we discussed how Barry-Wehmiller cares for the people in its organization. We also noted how Barry-Wehmiller grew from $22 million in revenues in 1976 to a $2.4 billion company today. That is an impressive jump in revenue, but what is even more […]

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Living

LAMP to Host Kick Off for National Homeless Awareness Month

LAMP to Host Kick Off for National Homeless Awareness Month

LAMP Press Release:  Valdosta- Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, Inc. (LAMP) is kicking off National Homeless Awareness Month beginning on November 1st at noon at the courthouse front lawn. The organization will be recognized by the city and county for the work that it does to end homelessness in the community and surrounding counties. On November 10th-11th the […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Moulton Branch Elementary School Participates in Fall Themed Math

Moulton Branch Elementary School Participates in Fall Themed Math

Lowndes County Schools Press Release: Moulton Branch Elementary School 3rd graders participated in a math activity.  The activity involved weighing the pumpkins that were donated by Farmer Brown’s Produce.  After they weighed the pumpkins, they were required to calculate the different various combinations in kilograms.

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Haunted Trail Returns to VSU

The Haunted Trail Returns to VSU

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University Campus Recreation presents The Haunted Trail from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 27-29 at the Center for Outdoor Recreational Experiences Challenge Course.   Due to the intense nature of this experience, only teenagers and adults 13 years of age and older will be allowed to participate. […]

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

A Man Lives in the Woods For 10 Years to Get Away From His Wife

A Man Lives in the Woods For 10 Years to Get Away From His Wife

(Wise Brother Media) – This might be the most extreme passive-aggressive way anyone’s ever gotten out of a bad marriage. A little over a decade ago, a guy in his early 50s named Malcolm Applegate from Hampshire, England was finally over his wife nagging him. So . . . he disappeared.  Literally.  One day he […]

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Netflix to Raise Prices

Netflix to Raise Prices

Netflix will be raising prices on two of its streaming services, according to Mashable. The standard $9.99 service will go up to $10.99 and the premium will go from $10.99 to $13.99. The basic $7.99 service will remain the same. The main difference between the services is that the basic only allows one screen to […]

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Most Popular Halloween Costumes This Year Include “It”, “Stranger Things”, and Unicorns

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes This Year Include “It”, “Stranger Things”, and Unicorns

People are starting to search for ideas for their Halloween costumes, and there are already signs of what’s going to be popular this year. A website called Lyst analyzed Pinterest searches to figure out the hottest costumes for the year . . . at least for women. Anyway, here are the top 10 . . […]

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Teenage Ventriloquist to Make Professional Debut

Teenage Ventriloquist to Make Professional Debut

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Valdosta – Good Sport Productions has announced the upcoming performance by singing ventriloquist Cole Tucker on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta. The family friendly show starts at 7:00 pm. Cole Tucker is a student at Lowndes County High School and has performed at retirement homes, festivals, and other […]

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VPD Issues Bicycle Safety Reminder

VPD Issues Bicycle Safety Reminder

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta Police Department Press Release: Update: Earlier this year in May, the Valdosta Police Department put forth several helpful tips and information on laws regarding bicycle safety. VPD wants to continue increasing awareness with additional information. -Where a bicycle lane is provided on the roadway, the operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to a […]

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Gas prices decreasing in Georgia

Gas prices decreasing in Georgia

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The average gas price in Georgia has decreased more than 30 cents over the past month. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins told WXIA-TV that, “Motorists have enjoyed a month-long plunge at the pump after prices skyrocketed because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.” Gas prices in the state averaged $2.44 per gallon on Sunday […]

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