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Edventure Camp at Wiregrass Tech

Edventure Camp at Wiregrass Tech

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Press Release: Valdosta –  Parents may register students for Wiregrass’ Edventure Camp happening this June at the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass Technical College. The camp will be open for students in grades 5th – 12th grades. The Edventure Camp will be held June 5 – 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.  The cost of the […]

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU Welcomes Future Innovators to Campus June 11-15

VSU Welcomes Future Innovators to Campus June 11-15

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University has partnered with the National Inventors Hall of Fame to present Camp Invention June 11-15. Creative and innovative dreamers in the elementary grades are invited to attend this fun, educational event. Hosted by VSU’s Department of Mathematics, Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized nonprofit elementary […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU’s Han Chen Recognized for Excellence in Scholarly Research And Review

VSU’s Han Chen Recognized for Excellence in Scholarly Research And Review

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Dr. Han Chen, associate professor of kinesiology and physical education at Valdosta State University, recently received two awards at the 2018 SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America National Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. SHAPE America awarded Chen the “Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science” […]

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Regional News

SR 107 widening meeting May 31 in Ashburn

SR 107 widening meeting May 31 in Ashburn

GDOT Press Release: The public is invited to a May 31 Georgia DOT open house to view and discuss a proposal to widen a portion of state Route 112/SR 107/East Washington Avenue near Ashburn. Officials will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Turner County Civic Center, 354 Lamar St., Ashburn. There […]

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Proactive Deputy Leads to Large Methamphetamine Seizure

Proactive Deputy Leads to Large Methamphetamine Seizure

GBI Press Release: On Friday, May 18, 2018, a proactive White County Deputy found 8 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and a stolen handgun in a storage unit.  The Deputy was completing a routine security check at a White County Storage Facility.  The Deputy noticed a storage unit door was open and feared it had been […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Cairo Convicted Felon Cary Brandon Smith Sentenced For Narcotics And Gun Charges Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Cairo Convicted Felon Cary Brandon Smith Sentenced For Narcotics And Gun Charges Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on May 17, 2018, Senior United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands  sitting in Albany, Georgia, sentenced Cary Brandon Smith, age 33, of Cairo, GA, to 360 […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sports

One Week Left for Summer Soccer Registration

One Week Left for Summer Soccer Registration

VLPRA Press Release: There’s only one week left to register for Youth Summer Soccer with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority. VLPRA’s co-ed soccer program is open to children ages three years to 13 years old.  It teaches younger children soccer basics while promoting physical activity and offers older players a competitive soccer outlet.  […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Three Blazers Earn All-GSC Honors

Three Blazers Earn All-GSC Honors

VALDOSTA – Three VSU Golfers were named with All-Gulf South Conference honors including Matt Anderson, Davis Roche and Wesley Hanson. Anderson and Roche were named All-GSC and Hanson was named 2018 GSC Freshman of The Year. At the end of the regular season, Anderson was ranked 45th nationally and Roche was ranked 63rd in the […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Valdosta High Announces Summer Camps For Kids

Valdosta High Announces Summer Camps For Kids

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools just announced the dates for all their athletic summer camps for kids. The Valdosta High baseball camp will be Monday, June 11th through Thursday, June 14th. The camp will be for kids ages 6-13 and will be $100 per camper. Registration can be done online at https://www.valdostawildcatbaseball.com/. Newbern Middle School will […]

| May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Business

PCSA Provides Apprenticeships for Graduate Students Currently Enrolled in Graduate Courses

PCSA Provides Apprenticeships for Graduate Students Currently Enrolled in Graduate Courses

PCSA Press Release: VALDOSTA– Professional Case Management Services of America, Inc. (PCSA) is offering graduate students in and around Lowndes County an opportunity of hands on learning and experience with consumers of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) community. Graduate students will assist Support Coordinators with day to day responsibilities such as visitations, consumer supportive services, ancillary […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Belcher Named Hospital Hero

Belcher Named Hospital Hero

SGMC Press Release: The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Board of Directors honored Diane Belcher, South Georgia Medical Center volunteer as the Hospital Hero. Belcher joined SGMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary in 2011 and has served in numerous capacities. Most recently Belcher served as the Ways and Means Chair responsible for fundraising events. In FY 2017 […]

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Deal: Dixie Color to create 100 jobs in Chattooga County

Deal: Dixie Color to create 100 jobs in Chattooga County

From the Office of Gov. Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Dixie Color, Inc., a color resin pellets manufacturing company, will create 100 jobs and invest more than $19 million in a new Dixie Specialty Fibers facility in Trion. New jobs will include production, management, supervisory, technician and administrative positions. “Georgia offers a wealth […]

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Living

LMS Y-Lead Students Attend Leadercast Live Event

LMS Y-Lead Students Attend Leadercast Live Event

Front row: Isabella Salcedo (6th Grade), Femy Esteban (8th Grade), Taylor Fowler (LMS Y-LEAD sponsor) Back Row: Carey Lohrenz (Leadercast Speaker), Christopher Youmans (7th Grade) Lowndes County Schools Press Release: Twenty-four students from the Lowndes Middle School YLEAD Club recently had the opportunity to attend the Leadercast Live Event in Duluth, Georgia. Leadercast Live brings […]

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Simmons Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award

Simmons Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award

SGMC Press Release: South Georgia Medical Center named Phillip Simmons, registered nurse at the SGMC Berrien Campus, as the April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honoree. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday. Simmons was nominated by a coworker who witnessed him […]

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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VSU Offers Tech-Driven Summer Camps

VSU Offers Tech-Driven Summer Camps

Valdosta State University Press Release: VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University Continuing Education has once again partnered with Black Rocket Productions LLC to help area children between the ages of 8 and 14 launch their creativity this summer. The half-day project-based technology camp series kicks off June 4-8 with “ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!” and “Minecraft Modders.” The fun will continue […]

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In Other News

A Woman Used Her Boyfriend’s Full Name in Her Graffiti Love Messages

A Woman Used Her Boyfriend’s Full Name in Her Graffiti Love Messages

Courtesy of Wise Brother Media: Earlier this week, a 28-year-old woman named Brittany Ann Clenney took a can of purple spray paint to a new park that recently opened in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. And she caused $10,000 in damages by covering the place in love messages for her boyfriend, John. She spray-painted stuff on […]

| May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Former Student Gave the Entire Staff at Their Elementary School Free Vacations

A Former Student Gave the Entire Staff at Their Elementary School Free Vacations

Courtesy of Wise Brother Media: The staff at Lindley Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina got a pretty amazing gesture from a former student last week. It’s not clear who they are, so we guess they want to remain anonymous, but they own a travel agency now. They surprised the entire staff by giving them […]

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Mom Was Eating Alone on Mother’s Day, but a Restaurant’s Staff Members Saved the Day

A Mom Was Eating Alone on Mother’s Day, but a Restaurant’s Staff Members Saved the Day

Courtesy of Wise Brother Media: There’s a lady named Barbara Foy who lives near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She has a son, but they’re estranged. She’s hasn’t heard from him in a while, and he didn’t call her on Mother’s Day this year.  But she decided to go out for a Mother’s Day lunch anyway, […]

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

1 dead after shooting at metro-Atlanta high school

1 dead after shooting at metro-Atlanta high school

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: WGCL CBS Atlanta May 18, 2018 CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) — One person is dead after a shooting at Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County. In addition to the person killed, another person was also shot, although the second individual’s condition is unknown. The shooting occurred on school property, according to a spokesperson […]

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PetSmart Adoption Weekend in Valdosta

PetSmart Adoption Weekend in Valdosta

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again! The PetSmart National Adopt-A-Thon Weekend is sure to be one of the biggest pet adoption events of the year. The event is happening at PetSmart in the Valdosta Mall May 18-20. The Humane Society and other rescues will be there: • Friday, May 18 from 12pm-6pm • Saturday, May 19 from […]

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Brooks County house fire being investigated as arson

Brooks County house fire being investigated as arson

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News May 18, 2018 MORVEN, Ga. (WCTV) — Authorities in Morven say a home was “heavily damaged” by a fire late last week. The fire broke out at a residence in the 70 block of Williford Street just before midnight on May 10. Fire officials say the blaze heavily […]

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