Local News

Valdosta Police Ask for Assistance in Solving Burglary

Valdosta Police Ask for Assistance in Solving Burglary

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police Department is asking the public for help in solving a burglary which occurred earlier this month on West Park Avenue. Police report an unknown male took lawn equipment and attempted to make entry into a house but was unable to gain entry into the home. The thief took items from a […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Another Residential Shooting, Not Considered Random by Police

Another Residential Shooting, Not Considered Random by Police

VALDOSTA — Another residential shooting in Valdosta, this time on Wilmington Court. Tuesday night a resident of a Wilmington Court home reported to Valdosta Police that someone fired a gun in the direction of her home. The resident reported hearing multiple gunshots and police report what appeared to be two to three impacts on the exterior of […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ocilla Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Ocilla Stabbing Suspect Arrested

OCILLA — Police charged Nicholas Battle with aggravated assault Tuesday night. Police said that they responded to a report of a stabbing around 2:42 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived they noticed a man named Nicholas Battle wearing a red shirt and a blue jeans running from the location. While searching the area police found a […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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State News

Hearse Stolen with Body Inside

Hearse Stolen with Body Inside

ATLANTA  — Atlanta police say they’ve apprehended a suspect accused of stealing a hearse with a body inside. The vehicle — and the body — both were recovered a short time later. Atlanta police Officer Ralph Woolfolk said authorities believe the hearse was taken Sunday morning outside Grady Memorial Hospital in the city’s downtown area. […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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New Georgia Laws Take Effect Today

New Georgia Laws Take Effect Today

ATLANTA — Today brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a governor, at the start of a new year or a mix of both. For instance, the state’s […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Olens Files Lawsuit Asking Court to Overturn Burdensome ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule

Olens Files Lawsuit Asking Court to Overturn Burdensome ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule

ATLANTA — Attorney General Sam Olens today has filed a lawsuit in federal court for the Southern District of Georgia asking the court to strike down a new rule from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory reach over local streams, lands, and farms. He […]

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sports

Braves Drop Another Game To Nationals

Braves Drop Another Game To Nationals

Kyle Taylor, Valdosta Today Sports ATLANTA – One week ago the Atlanta Braves took on the Washington Nationals for a three game series in the nation’s capital. The Nationals swept the Braves and come into the series that started Tuesday night leading the division, and seven in front of the Braves. The Braves finally got […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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US Women Defeat Germany; Head to World Cup Final

US Women Defeat Germany; Head to World Cup Final

MONTREAL — OK, U.S. women, finish it off. The Americans are back in the World Cup final, a game they’ve been itching for since they went home empty-handed four years ago. It’s been 16 years since the Americans, without question the most dominant team in women’s soccer, have won the title, and you can’t begin […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Another Seminole Football Player in Legal Trouble

Another Seminole Football Player in Legal Trouble

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson, of Jacksonville, has been charged with misdemeanor battery. Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the charge in email on Tuesday to The Associated Press in an email. Cappleman declined further comment. The Tallahassee Police Department has issued a warrant for Johnson, who allegedly punched a woman in […]

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Business

Development Plan Created for Atlanta Airport Property

Development Plan Created for Atlanta Airport Property

ATLANTA — Atlanta plans to create a “development and action plan” for hundreds of acres it owns around the Atlanta airport and thousands of acres it owns in Dawson and Paulding counties. The city owns about 500 acres around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, about 10,000 acres in Dawson County north of Atlanta, and about 9,400 […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Georgia Ports Continue to Post Records

Georgia Ports Continue to Post Records

SAVANNAH — The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors. “Strong performances at GPA’s five deep water terminals, including bulk cargoes and containerized freight, contributed to the growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. During his report at its […]

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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DuPont Valdosta Plant Names Johnson New Plant Manager

DuPont Valdosta Plant Names Johnson New Plant Manager

Aneesha Johnson Brings 18 Years of Company Experience to New Post in Georgia VALDOSTA – DuPont announces the appointment of a new plant manager at the Valdosta facility. Aneesha Johnson took the helm of the Crop Protection facility in January of this year overseeing about 80 employees and consultants. The DuPont Valdosta plant formulates and […]

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Living

Wild Adventures Announces Fourth of July Activities

Wild Adventures Announces Fourth of July Activities

VALDOSTA – Wild Adventures is celebrating 4th of July Weekend with a theme park-size fireworks display, family fun and a night-time waterpark party. In appreciation for their service, members of the military are invited to enjoy all the fun for free. All others still have time to save up to $10 on season passes before the […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fried Shrimp Po Boy Sliders

Fried Shrimp Po Boy Sliders

Lisa Harp, Valdosta Today Food Contributor I love sliders and here is another great one for you to try. You will love the crispy shrimp with the sauce and cool lettuce. It is so easy to make and no reason to go out to eat when you are at the beach. Just go buy some […]

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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VSU Hosts Computing Adventures

VSU Hosts Computing Adventures

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted its sixth annual Computing Adventures @ VSU June 22-26. Seventeen rising fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh graders attended the weeklong camp designed to introduce young learners to computer science and allow them to explore advancements in technology. The campers participated in a number of […]

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Opinion

Rudnik > Flag Furor Down in Dixie

Rudnik > Flag Furor Down in Dixie

The continuing debate on the Confederate flag—and its social meaning—is as old as the Civil War itself. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor Celebrated twentieth century political scientist V. O. Key famously wrote, “The politics of the South revolves around the position of the Negro.” Any political scientist who studies the politics of the American […]

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisenbaker > Repression and Censorship: Alive and Well in America

Wisenbaker > Repression and Censorship: Alive and Well in America

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Editorial Director VALDOSTA — The New York Times, the nation’s “paper of record” recently announced the fate of the Confederate battle flag: “America’s leading merchants have spoken: The Confederate flag is coming off the shelves. Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears all announced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, […]

| June 29, 2015 | 1 Comments
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Are Confederate Statues Next to be Banned?

Are Confederate Statues Next to be Banned?

WASHINGTON — Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity. But the renewed debate about symbols […]

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other Recent Posts

Valdosta Burglary Suspect Arrested

Valdosta Burglary Suspect Arrested

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — A Valdosta resident has been arrested in connection with a church burglary, thanks in part to the attention of an alert citizen. A citizen’s call to 911 to report a suspicious person inside the church located at 230 S. Fry St directed officers to respond.  Upon arriving at the church, police saw a […]

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Officers on Duty at Club during Moultrie Club Shooting

Officers on Duty at Club during Moultrie Club Shooting

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

MOULTRIE – Moultrie Police are searching for a gunman who fired shots at a nightclub. Officers were actually on duty at the 50 Yard Line Bar and Grill when as people were leaving following a fight there Saturday night when they heard gunfire in the parking lot. Officers did arrest a couple of people on […]

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Valdosta Announces Special Trash Pickup Policy

Valdosta Announces Special Trash Pickup Policy

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — There’s more to garbage collection than meets the eye. Each week the city’s Public Works Department serves over 18,000 customers with sanitation services. These services include household garbage, recyclables and yard waste—each picked up by a different sanitation truck at a different time. Citizens who need to dispose of larger, bulkier items that do […]

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