Local News

Marine Colonel faces more Child Porn Charges

Marine Colonel faces more Child Porn Charges

ALBANY — Marine Corps Col. Kyle Nickel, 48, who was out of jail on a bond, will go back to be formally charged with two more counts involving child porn. They are two counts of child sexual exploitation by distributing the material through his Twitter account. He will remain free on the bond. The officer […]

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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GSP Announce Drug Bust

GSP Announce Drug Bust

VALDOSTA — A traffic stop by the Georgia State Patrol resulted in the arrest of two Thursday afternoon, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Cothron and his K9 Brutus were working on I-75 southbound near the GA-31 overpass (exit 11) in Lowndes County.  Cothron observed a white Jeep Compass in the left lane of I-75 traveling southbound […]

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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SGMAC meets with Austin Scott regarding Moody

SGMAC meets with Austin Scott regarding Moody

VALDOSTA – The South Georgia Military Affairs Council hosted a coffee and conversation with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, Georgia’s 8th District. The group met Wednesday at the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber to discuss the future of Moody Air Force Base and the economic impact of the military on Georgia as a whole. “Moody Air Force Base is […]

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

Fan Dies after Falling from Upper Deck at Turner Field

Fan Dies after Falling from Upper Deck at Turner Field

ATLANTA — A man who fell off the top deck at least 40 feet to the concrete on the first level below during the Braves’ game against the New York Yankees on Saturday night died, Atlanta police  said. Police did not identify the man, but said he was in his early 60s and died upon […]

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tropical Storm Warnings Dropped

Tropical Storm Warnings Dropped

MIAMI — Just 24 hours after Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika threatened the Sunshine State, the storm has broken up. Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center issued the following statement: “Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone. NHC will issue a Special Advisory […]

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Recall of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

Recall of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

ATLANTA — Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is […]

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

First Bricks laid at SunTrust Park

First Bricks laid at SunTrust Park

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron and Freddie Freeman were among those at SunTrust Park on Thursday morning to ceremonially lay the first bricks that will be used to build the Braves’ new state-of-the-art stadium that is set to open at the start of the 2017 season. “As a little boy, I knew a little bit about […]

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Darryl Dawkins, the NBA’s “Chocolate Thunder” Dies

Darryl Dawkins, the NBA’s “Chocolate Thunder” Dies

ORLANDO — Darryl Dawkins, who rose from a poor Orlando neighborhood to become one of the most beloved and influential players on two planets, passed away at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, but the family put out a statement saying Dawkins suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 58. […]

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Georgia holds Final Preseason Scrimmage

Georgia holds Final Preseason Scrimmage

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs conducted their final scrimmage of the preseason Thursday at Sanford Stadium, working out for 90 minutes in full pads. When Georgia coach Mark Richt met with the media earlier in the week, he said the final scrimmage would feature plenty of competition and not be a “dress rehearsal” as has […]

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Valdosta Jobless Rate Increases

Valdosta Jobless Rate Increases

VALDOSTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Valdosta’s unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.2 percent. The rate rose as the number of jobs decreased and the number of new layoffs, as measured […]

| August 27, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Bakery Recalls Bread for Possible Broken Glass

Bakery Recalls Bread for Possible Broken Glass

NEW YORK — The maker of Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest and other brands is recalling bread sold in 11 states because it may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. Bimbo Bakeries said Wednesday one consumer found small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread. No injuries […]

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Investing for Major Financial Goals

Investing for Major Financial Goals

Greg Bright, Bush Wealth Management Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what investing without setting clear-cut […]

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

A Visit with Music Legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave

A Visit with Music Legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave

John Clark, Georgia News Network ATLANTA — Multi-Award Winning singer/songwriter and lead vocalist of the famed 60’s soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore, is being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on September 26. The Legendary Soul Man, born in Macon County, GA, is also celebrating his 80th birthday October 12th. GNN’s […]

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Davenport Speaks at APWA Congress

Davenport Speaks at APWA Congress

VALDOSTA — Emily Davenport, Assistant Director of the City of Valdosta’s Engineering Department, will co-present “Stormwater for Small Cities/Rural Communities–One Community’s Story” at the 2015 American Public Works Association (APWA) Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 30. Davenport and Oakwood, Georgia City Manager Stan Brown will address the challenges and successes of implementing a stormwater […]

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Leadership Lowndes introduces new Logo, asks for Nominations

Leadership Lowndes introduces new Logo, asks for Nominations

VALDOSTA — Leadership Lowndes held their annual alumni social on Thursday, August 20 at Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. Each year the organization gathers to celebrate past successes and to continue networking with classmates that are now considered friends. This year they had another great reason to celebrate, the unveiling of a new logo. A […]

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Letters: Please Help my Son

Letters: Please Help my Son

NOTICE:  THIS LETTER CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC CONTENT AND HAS NOT BEEN EDITED BY VALDOSTA TODAY.  PLEASE USE DISCRETION. To Whom This May Concern, My son is convicted of a gross and despicable crime, CHILD MOLESTATION. In October 2011, a young lady came to my house and said that her 4 year-old daughter had a crush […]

| August 28, 2015 | 6 Comments
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Walker to GOP Establishment: “Put up or shut up.”

Walker to GOP Establishment: “Put up or shut up.”

Editorial by Gary M. Wisenbaker Taking an opportunity in Minneapolis where he rolled out his plans to replace a repealed Obamacare, Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker took it straight to the Washington GOP establishment. “Republican leaders in Washington told us during the campaign last year that we needed a Republican Senate to […]

| August 25, 2015 | 10 Comments
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Carter: Don’t Leave Working Americans in the Dark on Savings

Carter: Don’t Leave Working Americans in the Dark on Savings

Buddy Carter, U.S. House of Representatives, First District Georgia Having owned and operated community pharmacies for nearly thirty years, I take pride in having provided my employees with the tools they needed to achieve financial independence. One of the most important tools in this effort were retirement investment plans so they could save to retire […]

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Valdosta Posts Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Valdosta Posts Holiday Sanitation Schedule

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, September 7. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their recyclables and yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7 […]

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VSU’s Front Lawn Becomes ‘Happening’ Place

VSU’s Front Lawn Becomes ‘Happening’ Place

| August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University welcomed more than 330 exhibitors and thousands of students to the Front Lawn Thursday as it hosted The Happening 2015. The end-of-summer South Georgia heat was not a factor as undergraduate and graduate students enjoyed the sunny outdoors and learned more about what the university and the surrounding community have to […]

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Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

Thomasville Planning Amphitheater

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — The City of Thomasville has plans for a new amphitheater on the west end of the Downtown District. The amphitheater will sit on an acre of land. The city says it’s an area that wasn’t getting a lot of attention in years past, but with nearly a dozen new business openings, things have changed. […]

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